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Wednesday, February 24, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Morning is devoted to consideration of state bank bill. Lincoln defends bank. In evening session he introduces amendment to bill for payment of interest on public debt, which is adopted. Attempt to stop internal improvements is opposed by Lincoln and other Whigs.House Journal; Discussion in Illinois Legislature Concerning the State Bank, 24 February 1841, CW, 1:242-43.