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

Discussion in Illinois Legislature
Concerning Bill to Reorganize the Judiciary [1]

February 18, 1841

Mr DRUMMOND moved to strike out Judge Brown from the 6th, and Judge Treat from the 8th circuit, and transpose them.

Messrs Trumbull and White opposed the amendment, which was supported by Messrs Brown, of Vermilion, Drummond and Lincoln. . . .

Mr LINCOLN resumed the argument in favor of sending Judge Treat to Jo Daviess, and Judge Brown to the Sangamo Circuit.

Mr Trumbull replied. . . .

Mr LINCOLN replied, and was followed by Mr White on the other side.


[1]   Illinois State Register, February 26, 1841. Brief mention also in Sangamo Journal of same date.