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Thursday, May 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House passes bill admitting Wisconsin to Union. Lincoln moves to reconsider and speaks against policy of granting alternate sections of land to states to aid in internal improvements and then increasing price of reserved sections. He favors appropriations of land with or without enhancement, but thinks it better not to raise price. "Having accomplished the object for which he rose, he withdrew his motion to reconsider."Globe; Remarks in United States House of Representatives Concerning Admission of Wisconsin into the Union, 11 May 1848, CW, 1:469-71.