Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. The document carries Lincoln's signature, but is not otherwise in his hand. It is probable that Lincoln had relatively little to do with the actual composition of the report. He attended but few of the committee meetings, as indicated in the proceedings of the committee. Orlando B. Ficklin, probably the principal author, delivered the report to the House on January 21, 1840.

[2]   Where ``undersigned'' appears, the original word ``committee'' has been deleted, as the result of the fact that a minority of the committee disagreed and chose to make a separate report.

[3]   George W. Dole was a director of the bank.

[4]   Byrd Monroe, senator from Coles County; John D. Wood, senator from Washington County; Orlando B. Ficklin, representative from Coles County.