Resolution Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Permit Citizens to Use the Hall of Representatives, [21 February 1839]1
1A version written in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting is not extant.
On February 21, 1839, Lincoln introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives, and the House adopted it the same day.
Illinois House Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 476.
2“Any public amusement” most likely was associated with the commemoration and celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
Printed Document, 1 page(s),
House Journal, Eleventh General Assembly, First Session, p. 476