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

Amendment Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to an Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate the City of Springfield [1]

[February 17, 1841]

Amend said Bill by striking out all of the first section after the word ``repealed'' in the eighth line thereof, and inserting the following towit:

Page  239``and hereafter every Inhabitant of said City who is intitled to vote for state officers, and who has the requisite length of residence according to the act to which this is an amendment, shall be [2] eligible to the office of Mayor or Alderman of said City.''


[1]   AD, I-Ar. The Senate bill introduced by Archer G. Herndon of Sangamon County, ``An act to amend an act to incorporate the City of Springfield, approved February 3, 1840,'' passed the House with Lincoln's amendment on February 17, 1841, and the Senate concurred. The entire act may be found in Laws of Illinois, 1841, pp. 61-62.

[2]   Deletion at this point: ``entitled to vote at all City elections, and also be.''