Discussion in Illinois Legislature
of a Bill for Taxing Doctors and Lawyers 
Mr LINCOLN moved to amend the Lawyers tax by striking out all that part of the bill taxing lawyers $15 in every county of the State in which they attend to any suit, (besides also $15 in their own county,) the amendment was carried.
Mr. DOLLINS  moved to amend by substituting 10 for $15, agreed to.
Mr BISSELL  moved to reduce the Doctors tax from 10 to $5 agreed to.
Mr KITCHELL  moved to tax all the members of the Legislature $5.
Mr LINCOLN suggested that there was a rule preventing them from voting in cases in which they were interested, and it appeared to him they were interested in this case, (a laugh)