Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Amendment Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to Section Eight of the Illinois and Michigan Canal Bill [1]

December 21, 1835

The Governor, during the recess of the General Assembly, for any good cause, shall have power to remove any or all of the said commissioners from office, and to supply vacancies occasioned by such removals, which appointments shall continue until other appointments are made by the General Assembly.


[1]   House Journal, Ninth General Assembly, Second Session, p. 119. Section eight of the bill concerned the election of the canal commissioners. Lincoln's amendment failed.