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Joint Resolution of Illinois General Assembly to Abraham Lincoln, 19 February 18491
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives be requested at as early a day as possible to use their best endeavors to secure to the States of Illinois and Indiana, a liberal donation of public lands contiguous to the routes of the Mount Carmel and Alton, and Mount Carmel and New Albany Railroads for the purpose of aiding in the construction of said roads as early as practicable; and also a similar donation to the State of Illinois for the Springfield and Alton Branch and the western portion of the Northern cross railroad of the State of Illinois, terminating at Quincy.
Resolved, That the Governor be respectfully requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.2
Z. Casey
Speaker of the House of Reps.[Representatives]
William McMurtry
Speaker of the Senate

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[Washington?] To John W Washington[ Tonnage?]3
Mis: Doc[Miscellaneous Document]
No 49
Grant of land for certain Rail Roads.
Resolutions of the legislature of the State of Illinois relative to a grant of land, to aid in the Construction of Certain Rail Roads
Feb[February] 19. 1849
laid upon the table & ordered to be printed
1William Pickering introduced a version of this resolution in the House of Representatives on January 11, 1849, and the House adopted it. The Senate concurred on January 12.
Illinois House Journal. 1849. 16th G. A., 74, 84; Illinois Senate Journal. 1849. 16th G. A., 60, 64.
2On January 30, 1849, Stephen A. Douglas introduced this resolution in the U.S. Senate, and the Senate tabled it and ordered it printed. On February 19, Abraham Lincoln introduced the resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the House tabled it and ordered it printed.
U.S. Senate Journal. 1849. 30th Congress, 2nd sess., 164; U.S. House Journal. 1849. 30th Congress., 2nd sess., 474.
3These individuals could not be identified.

Handwritten Transcription, 2 page(s), Volume Volume 59, RG 233, Entry 370: Thirtieth Congress, 1847-1849, Records of Legislative Proceedings, Originals of Printed House Miscellaneous Documents, 1847-1849, NAB.