Amendment to "A Bill to Locate a State Road Therein Mentioned," [19 July 1837]1
Sec[Section] 4 That Bowling Green, Bennett Abell, and John Bennett, be and they are hereby authorized to meet at any time within six months from the passage of this act, and to relocate so much of the State road leading from Springfield to Lewiston, as lies between the towns of New-Salem and Petersburg, and are required to make a map and report of said relocation and file the same with the clerk of the county commissioner's court of Sangamon county; and for their services shall receive such compensation as the county commissioners of said county shall deem reasonable.
1 Wyatt B. Stapp of the Committee on Petitions introduced HB 76 in the House of Representatives on July 19, 1837. Abraham Lincoln proposed this amendment in his handwriting, which the House adopted. The House passed the bill as amended on July 21. On July 21, the Senate ordered the bill to a third reading, but the session ended before any further action was taken on the bill.
Illinois House Journal. 1837. 10th G. A., special sess., 61, 123-24, 125, 149; Illinois Senate Journal. 1837. 10th G. A., special sess., 125-26, 138.
Handwritten Document, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, HB 76, GA Session: 10-S, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).