AD, I-Ar. Lincoln wrote the amendment, which was reported from the committee on finance along with the bill. Bill and amendment were tabled.
 The second section in the original bill read as follows:
``Real estate situated in incorporated towns shall pay a state tax but shall not hereafter be taxed for county purposes. And it shall be lawful for the President &
Page 184Trustees of towns to assess such taxes on the real estate situated within the limits of their respective incorporated towns as to them may seem proper not exceeding one half of one per cent.''