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

Debate in Illinois Legislature
Concerning Bill to Change Lines of Menard County [1]

February 22, 1841

Mr. LINCOLN was in favor of the reference. If, as his colleague [2] had stated, the people directly interested in this matter were opposed to the measure, he should most certainly oppose the bill---he would obey the will of his constituents. He hoped the reference would be had.


[1]   Sangamo Journal, February 26, 1841.

[2]   Josiah Francis of Sangamon had moved to refer the bill to a select committee. The motion failed and the bill was ordered to be engrossed.