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An Act to Establish and Maintain a General System of Internal Improvements...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05776 Author/Creator: Place Written: Vandalia, [Ill.] Type: Pamphlet Date: 1837 Pagination: 30 p. ; 20.6 x 14.3 cm.

Summary of Content: (Lincoln-related.) [Full title] "An act to Establish and Maintain a General System of Internal Improvement with Supplementary Acts: Passed at a General Assembly of the State of Illinois..." First edition printed by William Walters. Stab-stitched.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentCongressInfrastructureLaw

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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