Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Remarks in Illinois Legislature
Concerning Bill to Provide Payment of Interest on the Public Debt [1]

December 14, 1840

Mr. LINCOLN wished to know if there was any provision providing for the increase of the State Revenue; we had no funds to set aside out of that Revenue, which was not more than enough for present requirements. Mr. L explained how he had contrived that the measure he had proposed on a former occasion would not take away from the necessary supplies.


[1]   Illinois State Register, December 18, 1840. Stephen G. Hicks of Jefferson County had introduced a substitute for Lincoln's bill introduced December 7, 1840. Hicks' bill was rejected.