Resolution in the Illinois Legislature
November 28, 1840
In the Illinois House of Representatives, November 28, 1840, Mr. Lincoln offered the following:
Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to fraudulent voting, and other fraudulent practices at elections, be referred to the Committee on Elections, with instructions to said committee to prepare and report to the House a bill for such an act as may in their judgment afford the greatest possible protection of the elective franchise against all frauds of all sorts whatever.
Filed under Writings of Abraham Lincoln by