A Bill Supplemental to "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," [12 December 1835]1
A bill for an act suplemental to an act entitled an act for the relief of insolvent debtors approved January 12th 18292
Sec. 1 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That during the absence of the Judge of Probate from the county: and during the vacancy of the office of Judge of Probate, by death, resignation, or otherwise, in any county or counties of this State it shall be the duty of any Justice of the Peace of such county or counties, on application made to him, to perform all duties required of the Judges of Probate, by the act to which this is suplemental
Sec. 2 It shall be the duty of any Sheriff or other officer having the custody of any person, to convey such person before some Justice of the Peace of the proper county, upon application made for that purpose: provided such purp person would have the right under the third section of the act to which this is suplemental, to demand his conveyance before the Judge of Probate
A Bill for "An act supplemental to 'an act entitled ‘An act for the relief of Insolvent debtors approved Jany 12: 1829"
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of the text on page one.
On December 9, 1835, Abraham Lincoln gave notice in the House of Representatives of his intention to introduce this bill, which he did on December 12. The House passed the bill on December 22. On January 12, 1836, the Senate referred the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee on the Judiciary did not report back the bill, and the Senate took no further action.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 32, 41, 68, 77, 122; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 95, 210, 224-25.
Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).