Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
July 19, 1848

Mr. LINCOLN, from the same committee, reported a bill to establish certain post routes.

Mr. L. explained that this was precisely the same bill that had heretofore been reported by the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads establishing certain post routes, with the exception of a proviso which had been added at the end, in these words:

Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to express any opinion as to the true boundary of any State or Territory named therein.

The bill was read twice, and amended by inserting provisions for routes in New Jersey and New York.