Amendment to “A Bill Concerning Marks and Brands”, [17 January 1835]1
Strike out all of the first section after the enacting clause—

Prefix the word "that" to the second section
Insert
Annex to the third Section the following (viz) That each certificate so made out shall be filed with the clerk of the county commissioners court within ten days after obtaining the same
1Abraham Lincoln authored the entirety of this document.
On December 29, 1834, the House of Representatives passed a resolution instructing the Committee of Propositions and Grievances to investigate the statute on marks and brands. In response to this resolution, Stinson H. Anderson from the Committee on Propositions and Grievances introduced HB 85 in the House on January 7, 1835. On January 8, the House referred the bill to a three-person select committee that included Abraham Lincoln. The select committee reported back the bill on January 17 with these amendments, in which the House concurred. On January 19, the House amended the bill by adding a proviso. The House referred the bill and amendment to a second select committee, which reported back the bill on January 21 with amendments. The House tabled the bill and amendments. On January 22, the House took up the bill and amended the proviso. The House concurred in the select committee’s other amendments. Representatives proposed additional amendments, and the House referred the bill and proposed amendments to a third select committee. The select committee reported back the bill on January 23 with an amendment in the form of a substitute, in which the House concurred. The House passed the substitute bill on January 24. The Senate passed the bill on January 31. On February 6, the Council of Revision approved the bill, and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 177, 242, 253, 315, 330, 342, 355, 365-66, 376, 465; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 326, 350, 357, 392, 436, 441, 454; Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 381, 398, 411.

Handwritten Document, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)