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

Report of Committee
on Public Accounts and Expenditures Concerning Relief of Purchasers of Vandalia Lots [1]

Mr. Speaker [December 16, 1834]

The committee on public accounts and expenditures, to whom was refered the resolution, requiring said committee to inquire into the expediency of granting further relief to certain purchasers of Vandalia lots, [2] have directed me to report, that they have had said resolution under consideration and that they are of opinion no further relief ought to be extended to said purchasers---and thatPage  31 they ask to be discharged from the further consideration of said resolution.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. Lincoln wrote the report, but it was delivered to the House by another member of the committee, John D. Hughes, representative from St. Clair County.

[2]   The resolution asked relief for those ``who have relinquished their lots and paid one tenth of the purchase money; so as to provide for refunding to purchasers the several amounts by them so paid. . . .'' (House Journal, Ninth General Assembly, First Session, p. 107).