Report of Select Committee on “A Bill for the Organization of the County of Van Buren,” 21 December 18361
1Responding to petitions from citizens of Sangamon and Morgan Counties, Stephen A. Douglas from the Committee on Petitions made a report and introduced HB 17 in the House of Representatives on December 20, 1836. The same day, the House referred the bill to a select committee, of which Abraham Lincoln was a member. On December 21, Lincoln, on behalf of the select committee, reported back the bill with these amendments, written entirely in his handwriting.
Illinois House Journal. 1836. 10th G. A., 1st sess., 55, 82-83, 89-90, 92-93, 94, 123, 683.
Handwritten Document, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, HB 17, GA Session: 10-1, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).