William A. Hacker to Richard Yates, enclosure

Title

William A. Hacker to Richard Yates, enclosure

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-02-20

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501369

Transcription

State of Illinois,

Constitutional Convention,

Springfield, February 20 1862.


Hon. Richard Yates,

Governor of Ilinois.

Dr Sir:

I have the honor to transmit you herewith a copy of an Ordinance passed by the Constitutional Convention February 18th 1862.

I am, sir,

Very Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servt.

Wm A. Hacker

President of the Convention


Wm A Hacker

Presdt of Con Convn

Feby 20th

File


An ordinance for the relief of the Illinois Volunteers.

Be it ordained by the people of the State of Illinois represented and assembled in Constitutional Convention, - That the sum of five hundred thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the treasury of the State of Illinois, for the exclusive purpose of releiving the wants and sufferings of the brave sons of Illinois, who have been, or may be, wounded in the battles fought by them and their brothers in defence of the Union and the Constitution.

Be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid -- That the Governor Auditor and Treasurer of this State be, and they are hereby authorized immediately to issue the bonds of this State of such denominations as they may deem proper, bearing interest at the rate of ten per centum per annum, and redeemable at the pleasure of the State, for the purpose of paying the sum herein before appropriated.

Be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid - That the Goveror, Auditor, and Treasurer


of this State together with the members of the Finance Committee of this Convention are hereby constituted a commission for the purpose of disbursing and expending the funds hereby appropriated, and the said Commission is hereby required to report their acts in this behalf to the next General Assembly of this State.

State of Illinois

Constitutional Convention

I, Wm A Hacker, President of the Convention, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of an ordinance passed by the said Convention, this day as appears from the official record.

Witness my hand this 18th day of February 1862.

Wm A. Hacker

President of the Convention

Attest: Wm M. Springer, Secretary


An ordinance for the relief of the Ill Volunteers.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Citation

“William A. Hacker to Richard Yates, enclosure,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 9, 2020, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/3091.