Joint Resolution of Illinois General Assembly to Abraham Lincoln, 19 February 18491
Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring; That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives be requested to use all proper and honorable means to obtain the passage of Laws for the improvement of the navigation the Mississippi Ohio and Illinois rivers, and for the improvement and protection of harbors on the Northern Lakes.2
Z. Casey
Speaker of the House of Reps[Representatives]
William. McMurtry
Speaker of the Senate

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Mis. Doc[Miscellaneous Document]
No 52
Western Rivers & Harbors
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Resolutions of the legislature of the State of Illinois relative to improvements on the Western rivers and lakes
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[February] 19, 1849
laid upon the table and ordered to be printed
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1Written in an unknown hand. Zadok Casey and William McMurtry signed their own names.
Cyrenius B. Denio introduced this resolution in the House of Representatives on January 11, 1849, and the House adopted it after inserting the words “Ohio” and “ and protection.” The Senate concurred on January 19, and on January 20, the Senate conveyed the joint resolution to Governor Augustus French.
Illinois House Journal. 1849. 16th G. A., 79, 137; Illinois Senate Journal. 1849. 16th G. A., 61-62, 103, 112.
2Stephen A. Douglas introduced this resolution in the U.S. Senate on January 31, 1849. The Senate tabled the resolution and ordered it printed. On February 19, Abraham Lincoln introduced the resolution in the U.S. House, and the House tabled it and ordered it printed.
U.S. Senate Journal. 1849. 30th Congress, 2nd sess., 168; U.S. House Journal. 1849. 30th Congress, 2nd sess., 474.

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.