Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.

NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1834-1836

First session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 1, 1834; adjourned Feb. 13, 1835. Salary: $3 a day and $3 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 64 days. Lincoln received salary for 75 days, which in|cluded pay for 10 Sundays and Christmas day when the House did not meet.

Dec. 19, 1834, Lincoln received warrants for $50, $20, $20 and $10.

On Feb. 13, 1835 Lincoln received a warrant for $158. Of the total of $258, $225 was for salary and $33 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $23,609.88—an average of $314.79 a day.

Second session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 7, 1835; adjourned Jan. 18, 1836. Salary: $3 a day and $3 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 36 days. Lincoln received salary for 43 days, which in|cluded 6 Sundays and Christmas day when the House did not meet.

Dec. 31, 1835, Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Jan. 16, 1836, Lincoln received warrant for $62.

$129 was for salary and $33 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $14,636.50—an average of $340.38 a day.