Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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Contents

  • FOREWORD vii
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
  • I. FINANCIAL START IN LIFE 3
  • II. INCOME FROM THE LAW 25
  • III. LAND HOLDINGS 58
  • IV. THE MONEY LENDER 71
  • V. FAMILY EXPENSES 83
  • VI. THE COST OF POLITICS 99
  • VII. FINANCIAL VIEWS AND BUSINESS METHODS 115
  • VIII. SAVINGS DURING THE PRESIDENCY 124
  • IX. ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE 131
  • APPENDIX
    • Salary in the Illinois Legislature 143
    • Purchases from John Williams & Co., 1851-1860 145
    • Purchases from Corneau & Diller, 1855-1860 151
    • Purchases from C.M. & S. Smith, 1859 154
    • Bank Account—Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Co. 162
    • Drafts Purchased from Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Co. 179
    • Purchase of Books for Executive Mansion 180
    • Disposition of President Lincoln's Salary Warrants 182
    • The Estate of Thomas Lincoln 184
    • Mrs. Lincoln's Finances, 1865-1882 184
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY 187
  • INDEX 191