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

Discussion in Illinois Legislature
Concerning Bill to Authorize Certain State Debtors to Discharge Their Indebtedness in Illinois Internal Improvement Scrip [1]

February 1, 1841

Mr LINCOLN, from the committee on Finance, reported back the bill authorizing certain state debtors to discharge their debts in Illinois State scrip, [2] recommending its passage.

Mr Ross moved to amend by adding a proviso, that the payment be made without suit.

Mr LINCOLN replied in opposition to this amendment. . . .


[1]   Illinois State Register, February 12, 1841.

[2]   Vide supra, January 27, 1841.