Resolution regarding the Incorporation of a Canal Company, 11 December 18351
On motion of Mr. Lincoln,
Resolved, That a select committee of five be appointed to inquire into the expediency of incorporating a company to construct a canal upon the valley of the Sangamon river, and that they report by bill or otherwise.
1Abraham Lincoln introduced this resolution in the House of Representatives on December 11, 1835. The House adopted the resolution and formed a five-person select committee including Lincoln to investigate the wisdom of incorporating a canal company to build a canal on the Sangamon River. On December 12, Lincoln reported the committee’s findings and introduced HB 7 to create the Beardstown and Sangamon Canal Company.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 34, 38.
Printed Document, 1 page(s), Journal of the House of Representatives, at the Second Session of the Ninth General Assembly, of the State of Illinois (Vandalia, IL: J. Y Sawyer, 1835), 34