Addition to Rules for the Government of the House of Representatives, [11 December 1834]1
47. It shall not be in order, to offer amendments to any bill upon ^after^ its third reading2

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1Abraham Lincoln wrote all the text on page one, aside from the insertion denoted by carets.
Abraham Lincoln proposed this additional rule on December 11, 1834, and the House rejected it.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 103
2There were 46 “Rules for the Government of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois,” and they did not limit the actions a legislator could take on a bill before it passed.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 55-58.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)