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Friday, December 27, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reports bill to vacate part of Bennett's addition to Petersburg. He is put on committee with Nance of Sangamon and Hull of Tazewell to take up bill incorporating Petersburg. Motion to postpone indefinitely bill making school commissioners elective fails 53 to 25. Lincoln votes nay.House Journal; Photocopy.

As member of joint committee to investigate state bank, Lincoln, with other members, signs letter to Thomas Mather, bank president, conveying resolution of investigation.Byrd Monroe et al. to Thomas Mather, 26 December 1839, CW, 1:179.