Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[February 14, 1837]

Strike out the word ``twentieth'' where it occurs, and insert ``twenty third''

Fill the first blank with the word ``fifty''

Fill the second blank with the word ``three''

Add the following proviso to the 4th. section.

Provided that this act shall be null and void, unless the sum of fifty thousand dollars be donated by individuals, and secured by bonds and security to be approved of by the Governor, and made payable to, the State Treasurer, to become due at such time as the Governor shall direct, which bonds shall be executed and filed with the State Treasurer on or before the first day of May next; and which donation is especially designed to meet the appropriation herein before made, and shall be applied exclusively and immediately to that object; and also, unless a sufficient quantity of ground, not less than two acres, upon which to erect public buildings, be donated and conveyed to the State without expense to the State.