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A Bill to Amend “An Act to Raise for a Limited Time, an Additional Military Force, and for Other Purposes,” Approved February 11 1847, [17 January 1848]1
A bill for an Act to amend an Act entitled “An act to raise for a limited time, an additional military force and for other purposes” Approved, February 11th 1847–2
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled: That hereafter the legal holder of any land warrant issued under the provision of the ninth section of the act to which this an amendment, may locate the same at any land office of the United States, in one body, or in parcels, ^(^ in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands, ^and subject to the present limitations in relation to the purchase of small quantities of land with money—)^ upon any of the public lands, within the land district of such office, then subject to private entry, or to which such warrant-holder may, at the time of location, have a legal right of pre emption– Provided, that the whole right of location under any one warrant, shall be exhausted at one time–3

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A bill for an act to Amend an act entitled “An act to raise for a limited time, an additional military force, and for other purposes” Approved, February 11th 1847
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January 17, 1848
Mr Lincoln, on leave, introduced the following bill, which was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
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A Bill to amend An Act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time, an additional military force, and for other purposes,” Approved February 11th 1847.
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the bill, including the interlineations.
2On December 20, 1847, Lincoln gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce the bill in the House of Representatives, and introduced it on January 17, 1848. The House referred the bill to the Committee on Military Affairs. On February 9, Linn Boyd of the committee reported back the bill without amendment, recommending that it not pass. On his motion, the House tabled the bill.
U.S. House Journal. 1848. 30th Cong., 1st sess., 131, 258, 382.
The act which this bill proposed to amend established ten additional regiments of infantry and dragoons for deployment in the Mexican War.
“An Act to Raise for a Limited Time an Additional Military Force, and for Other Purposes,” 11 February 1847, Statutes at Large of the United States 9 (1862):123-26.
3Section nine of the act to which this was a proposed amendment stipulated that soldiers receiving land warrants were to locate their land in one parcel. This amendment would have allowed them to locate land in non-contiguous locations.
“An Act to Raise for a Limited Time an Additional Military Force, and for Other Purposes,” 11 February 1847, Statutes at Large of the United States 9 (1862):125.
4Lincoln wrote this docketing.
5Lincoln wrote this docketing.
6Lincoln signed his name.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)