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

Amendment to Bill
Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Incorporate the Sangamon Fire Insurance Company [1]

[December 22 (?) 1835]

Amend by inserting these names

John Taylor. Samuel Morris Saml. H. Treat

John Williams N. A. Rankin Ninian W Edwards

George Pasfield Joseph Klein Elijah Iles

James Bell Thomas Houghan Nicholas A. Bryant

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[1]   AD, I-Ar. Only the amendment to the bill is in Lincoln's hand. The original bill introduced by William Carpenter of Sangamon County was entitled ``An act to incorporate a Company therein named,'' with names of incorporators left blank. On the third reading of the bill, December 22, Lincoln moved to amend the title to ``An act to incorporate the Sangamon Fire Insurance Company.'' The bill appears in Laws of Illinois, 1836, pp. 71-76, with Lincoln's title and the names of incorporators as listed in his amendment, with the exception of Nicholas Bryant, who was not named.