Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.

TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1836-1838

First session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 5, 1836; adjourned Mar. 6, 1837. Salary: $4 a day and $4 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 79 days. Lincoln received salary for 92 days, which in|cluded 13 Sundays when the House did not meet.

Dec. 24, 1836, Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Mar. 4, 1837, Lincoln received warrant for $312.

$368 was for salary and $44 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $60,975.15—an average of $662,77 a day.

Second session convened at Vandalia, July 10, 1837; adjourned July 22, 1837. Salary: $4 a day and $4 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House Page  144 of Representatives in session 12 days. Lincoln received salary for 13 days, which in|cluded 1 Sunday, when the House did not meet.

July 22, 1837 Lincoln received warrant for $96.

$52 was for salary and $44 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $13,945.40—an average of $1,072.72 a day.