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

Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to Relocate Part of a State Road from Springfield to Lewiston [1]

[February 10, 1837]

An act to relocate a part of the State Road leading from Springfield to Lewiston.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That Samuel Berry, James Pantier, and John Jones sen. be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and relocate so much of the State Road leading from Springfield to Lewiston as lies between the Southern boundary line of Township 19 North of Range 7 West, and the residence of the said John Jones sen.

The said commissioners shall meet at the house of Samuel Berry on the first monday of May next, or some convenient day thereafter, and after being duly sworn, shall proceed to make said relocation, and shall make return thereof to the county commissioners court for Sangamon county at their next term.

Page  72The said county commissioners court, shall allow said commissioners such compensation as they may deem reasonable.


[1]   AD, I-Ar. The bill passed both houses and may be found in Laws of Illinois, 1837, pp. 203-204. Lincoln wrote this bill in response to a petition signed by James Pantier, John Jones, and other citizens who were dissatisfied with the bill which Lincoln had introduced in December, 1835. (See the bill by the same title, December 15, 1835, supra.)