Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.

TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1840-1842

First session convened at Springfield, Nov. 23, 1840; adjourned Dec. 5, 1840. Second session convened at Springfield, Dec. 7, 1840; adjourned Mar. 1, 1841. House of Representatives in session (Nov. 23, 1840 to Mar. 1, 1841) 85 days. Lincoln re|ceived salary for 98 days, which included 13 Sundays.

Dec. 17, 1840, Lincoln received two warrants for $50 each.

March 1, 1841, Lincoln received warrant for $292.

$392 was for salary, no traveling expense allowed.

Total cost of both sessions, for salary and traveling expenses of officers and mem|bers: $67,036—an average of $683.71 a day.