A Bill for an act for the relief of William Dermody
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Whereas William Dermody of the town of springfield was possessed of bills of the state bank of Illinois to the amount of Six hundred and forty five dollars which were accidentally mutilated by fire on the 6th day of June 1839, leaving however a sufficient portion for recognizing the bank from which they were issued, And whereas the officers of said bank have refused to redeem said bills, And whereas the state is the principal stockholder in said bank and should not participate in defrauding the said retaining a refusal to pay to the said William Dermody his share of this just obligation and therefore
Sec[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the General Assembly. that the Auditor of public accounts shall issue his warrant on the treasury in favour of the said William Dermody for such a portion of the said sum as the state is liable to pay in proportion to the amount of capital stock owned by the state in said bank.

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For an act for the relief of William Dormedy
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1On December 16, 1840, Richard Murphy in the House of Representatives presented the petition of William Dormody, which the House referred to a select committee. In response to this petition, Murphy of the aforesaid select committee introduced HB 46 in the House on December 21. After a debate, the House referred the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee on the Judiciary reported back the bill on February 15, 1841, recommending its rejection. On February 19, the House picked up the debate on the issue. The House refused to table the bill by a vote of 30 yeas to 44 nays, with Abraham Lincoln not voting. On February 19, the House rejected the bill by a vote of 30 yeas to 45 nays, with Abraham Lincoln voting nay.
Illinois HouseJournal, 12th G. A., 2nd sess., 122, 138, 399, 417, 444-45.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Folder 26 HB 46, GA Session 12-2, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,