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Saturday, January 5, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln proposes two rules which are adopted: "(1) No bill shall be committed or amended on the question of its passage, except by the consent of two thirds of all the members present," and "(2) When any petition, remonstrance or claim is presented by a member and such member may not deesire its reading, he may make the motion to dispense with its reading and ask its reference at the time of presentation—and the chair may consider the motion as agreed to, unless some member should object and so state to the House." He makes brief remarks about fugitive slave resolutions, and moves indefinite postponement of "the subject."House Journal; Additional Rules Adopted by the House of Representatives of Illinois, [5 January 1839], CW, 1:125; Remarks in Illinois Legislature Concerning Resolutions in Relation to Fugitive Slaves, 5 January 1839, CW, 1:126.