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


[1]   D, CSmH. This document is a longhand copy, preserved in the Herndon manuscripts of the Lamon Papers, of what is apparently a contemporary newspaper report of a discussion in the legislature concerning apportionment. The discussion of the Senate resolution which took place in the House on January 7 (vide supra), as reported in the newspapers, does not seem to have included this speech. On January 9 further discussion took place, but newspaper reports are not available, the Sangamo Journal for January 12, the issue in which the report might be expected, not being extant.

[2]   In 1835 the number of representatives was increased to ninety-one.

[3]   William H. Bissell.

[4]   Lyman Trumbull.

[5]   The manuscript contains two further paragraphs reporting discussion by other members of the House.