Next in importance came the bill to remove the seat of government from Vandalia.
The fire at Vandalia is rather against the Conventionists in that quarter.
With the gales and snows of December Lincoln rode away for his winter of lawmaking at Vandalia.
It was at this session that the State capital was changed from Vandalia to Springfield.
It was begun in 1806, and is now nearly finished to Vandalia in Illinois.
Vandalia was then the seat of government, and had been for a number of years.
Vandalia was the State capital of Illinois for twenty years, and three different State-houses were built and occupied there.
Lincoln's legislative career at Vandalia extended from 1834 to 1837.
Out of the crew of the Vandalia forty-three had perished; of the four hundred and fifty on board the Trenton, only one.
The Capital had lately been removed from Vandalia to Springfield.