LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PASSED BY THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THEIR SPECIAL SESSION, BEGUN AND HELD AT SPRINGFIELD, ON THE NINTH OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINE.

Springfield: William Walters, Public Printer, 1840. 156, [4], xxxii pp. Including the Auditor's Report and a detailed index. Disbound, one closed margin tear without loss, occasional light soil. Good+.

As a member of the Sangamon County delegation in the Illinois House of Representatives since 1837, Lincoln held his first elective office. The Session revives the Charter of the State Bank of Illinois, which had been forfeited for refusing to pay its notes. Lincoln was a strong supporter of the Bank. The session also focuses on internal improvements-- bridges, railroads, and roads-- projects which were also dear to Lincoln's heart, despite the State's near-bankruptcy. David Donald, Lincoln 76-77.
FIRST EDITION. Byrd 529. Buck 1238. Not in American Imprints. Item #27279

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