Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the Auditor of Public Accounts, be required to lay before this House, the manner in which the contingent fund has been paid out by order of the Governor last in office,2 and for what purpose.
1On December 10, 1834, Elijah S. Frazer proposed the resolution in the House of Representatives. On December 13, the speaker laid the auditor’s report before the House, which referred it to the Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures. Abraham Lincoln was one of seven members of that committee, which submitted its report to the House on December 16.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 42, 97, 114-15, 124.
2Democratic Governor John Reynolds resigned on November 17, 1834, to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic Lieutenant Governor William L. D. Ewing served as governor for fifteen days, before Whig Joseph Duncan became governor on December 3, 1834.
Printed Transcription, 1 page(s), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their First Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 97