Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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PURCHASES FROM JOHN WILLIAMS & CO., SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 1851-1860

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1851  
May 27 7 yds. Cross Barred Swiss @ .37 per Lady 2.59  
  1 Small Basket .23 $2.82
June 4 Mdse. per Lady as per bill   1.29
July 23 " " " " " "   1.85
Aug. 13 2 pieces Calico 4 yds. @ .25 per Lady   1.00
Oct. 10 3 yds. Tweed @ .87½ 2.63  
  1 worked Collar 2.00 per Lady 2.00  
  1 pair Slippers .50  
  1 yd. Ribbon .10  
  3 yds. Brown Cotton @ .10 .30 5.53
Oct. 25 2 cards Buttons @ .15 per Son   .30
Nov. 6 1⅓ yds. Fr. Merino @ 1.50 1.97  
  6 " red Flannel @ .50 3.00 4.97
8 1 yd. Plaid Flannel 1.25  
  Buttons .23 1.48
29 6 yds. Calico @ .12½ .75  
  ½ yd. Swiss @ .50 .25 1.00
Dec. 22 1 piece Silk per Lady   .46
1852  
Jan. 8 2½ yds. Muslin per Lady   .31
16 1⅝ yds. Black Silk @ 1.50 2.45  
  3½ yds. Cap Ribbon @ .12½ .42 2.87
Feb. 28 1 Black Lawn Veil per Son   1.75
Apr. 6 1¾ yds. Paper Cambric @ .15   .27
12 1 piece Carpet Binding per Lady   .40
24 34 pieces Wall Paper @ .45 15.30  
  6 pieces Border @ .50 3.00 18.30
June 15 1½ yds. Cross Barred Muslin @ .50   .75
July 10 ½ yd. White Crepe @ .50 .25  
  1 yd. Gimp .05  
  ⅛ yd. Bobbinett .08  
  1 pair Slippers 1.00 1.38
July 13 5 yds. Quilled Ribbon   .89
1853  
Jan. 25 Goods, per Lady, as per bill   8.80
Jan. 29 1⅝ yds. Jaconet @ .37½ .61  
  1 Boys Cap .50 1.11
Feb. 2 1 pair Blankets 7.50  
  5¼ yds. Cross Barred Muslin @ .50 2.63  
  ⅜ yds. Cross Barred Muslin @ .50 .18  
  Tape .05  
  1½ doz. Linen Buttons @ .10 .15 10.51
9 1 Remnant Wool Delaine 1.00  
  1 yd. Swiss Edging .37  
  1 yd. Thread Edging .20  
1 Marseilles Quilt 6.50 8.07
21 1 4 Prong Fork   1.25
Mar. 7 1 piece Velvet Paper Border   1.50
8 1 " " " " returned credit 1.50    
15 1 " Wall Paper   .45
17 1⅛ yds. Chambray Gingham @ .37½ .42  
  1 Remnant do .50 .92
19 4½ yds. White Cambric @ .35 1.57  
  1⅛ yds. Cross Barred Jaconet @ .50 .56 2.13
24 ½ yd. Oil Cloth @ .50   .25
30 ⅝ yd. " " @ .50   .31
July 22 2 Worked Collars @ .75   1.50
Sept. 24 2 yds. Opera Flannel @ .75 1.50  
  2 Worked Collars @ 3.25 6.50  
  1 Worked do .63 8.63
Oct. 11 ¼ yd. Flannel @ .75 .19  
  2 doz. Buttons .50  
  3 pcs. 3¾ yds. Calico @ .15 .57 1.26
29 Goods, per Lady, as per Bill   4.66
Nov. 6 5 yds. Lining @ .70   3.50
1854  
Feb. 16 1 pair Boys Boots per Lady   1.50
Dec. 5 2 yds. Silk @ .62½ per Lady 1.25  
  1 Remnant Velvet Trimming .70  
  1½ doz. Buttons @ .15 .23  
  2 doz. Whalebones @ .20 .40  
Dec.—Continued   5 2¾ yds. Black Velvet @ 3.20 8.80  
  3 " Pink Cambric @ .12½ .37  
  2½ " Black " @ .12½ .31  
  White Cord .05 12.11
Dec. 12 2 Spools Silk per Son   .10
1855  
Jan. 12 1¼ Plaid Delaine @ .50 per Lady .63  
  Sewing Silk .25  
  1 pair Gloves .25  
  4½ yds. Velvet Ribbon @ .06¼ .28  
  2¼ " " " @ .20 .45  
  1¼ Galloon Trimming .25 2.11
Jan. 23 1 pair Overshoes 1.50  
  2 Tuck Combs @ .20 .40  
  2½ yds. Cotton Flannel @ .12½ .31  
  1 Small Shawl 1.25 3.46
Jan. 27 1 Small Shawl   1.25
Feb. 24 1 pair Boys Boots   2.75
Mar. 1 ½ lb. Tea @ 1.25 per Son   .63
Mar. 31 1 pair Boys Boots by A. Lincoln   1.50
31 1 French Collar per Lady 4.00  
  1¼ Thread Lace @ 1.25 1.56 5.56
May 3 9 yds. Somerset Lawn @ .33½   3.00
9 4½ yds. Ribbon, 2 pieces @ .35 per Lady   1.58
14 Sewing Silk per Son   .10
July 3 Sewing Silk .10  
  2 Spools Cotton .10  
  1 doz. Button Molds .05 .25
July 6 12 pieces Wall Paper @ .40 4.80  
  14 " " " @ .40 5.60  
  4 " " " @ .37½ 1.50  
  6 " Border @ .75 4.50  
  2 " " @ .25 .50  
  4 " Wall Paper @ .37 1.50 18.40
July 21 ½ lb. Gun Powder Tea @ 1.25 per Son   .63
Aug. 15 ½ lb. Tea per Son   .63
18 1¼ yds. Delaine @ .60 per Lady   .75
1856  
May 10 5 pieces Wall Paper @ .37½ 1.88  
  6 " " " @ .37½ 2.25  
  2 " Border @ .50 1.00  
  2 " Wall Paper @ .37½ .75 5.88
17 2 White Chambers @ 1.25 per Son   2.50
20 1 Small Hat per Lady 1.00  
  1 yd. Ribbon .06  
  ¾ yd. Elastic .23  
  1 pair small Congress Garters 1.50 2.79
June 17 1 pair Garters per Son   2.25
20 1 pair Slippers " "   1.00
July 22 1 Buggy Whip " "   1.25
Sept. 3 1 Bonnet per Lady 1.75  
  3½ yds. Bonnet Ribbon @ .30 1.05  
  ½ " White Silk @ .80 .40  
  2 " Holland @ .31 .62  
  2 pair small Shoes 1 @ .70, 1 @ .75 1.45  
  3 pair Ladys Slippers @ 1.00 3.00  
  1 pair Shell Side Combs .50 8.77
Oct. 11 1 pair Slippers   1.00
Nov. 26 1 Glass Lantern per Son   1.00
Dec. 15 1 pair Kid Gloves   1.00
Dec. 16 To Exchange of Gloves   .25
1857  
Jan. 7 1 pair Slippers   1.00
14 2 Cards Buttons @ .25 per Son   .50
23 ½ lb. Tea @ 1.25 per Son   .62
Mar. 11 1 pair Slippers per Lady   1.00
31 5 yds. Drilling @ .12½ .63  
  13½ yds. Muslin @ .10 1.35 1.98
April 6 16 lbs. Batting @ .18¾ per Lady   3.00
14 10½ yds. French Chintz per Lady 3.00  
  2½ yds. Calico @ .12½ .31 3.31
May 19 36 yds. Buff Linen @ .25 per Lady 9.00  
  1¾ yds. Bobbinet @ .25 .44 9.44
20 36 yds. Cotton Damask @ .30 per Lady 10.80  
  1 yd. Bobbinet .25 11.05
  36 yds. Buff Linen returned @ .25   9.00 2.05
June 3 1 doz. Silk Dress Buttons per Lady .40  
  6¾ yds. Hair Skirting @ .50 3.38  
1¼ "Fancy Delaine @ .45 .56 4.34
July 11 2½ yds. Delaine @ .45 per Lady 1.13  
  2 Skeins Silk @ .05 " " .10 1.23
Aug. 3 ½ lb. Tea @ 1.25 per Son   .63
Dec. 26 1 pair Linen Kid Gloves per Son   1.25
1858  
June 9 2⅞ yds. Linen goods @ .25 per Lady .73  
  1½ " " " @ .34 .56  
  4 yds. Galloon .20 1.49
July 2 2 Fans per Lady 1.20  
  1 pair White Gloves per Robert .25 1.45
July 31 4 yds. Trimming @ .10   .40
Aug. 5 3 yds. Castonade @ .37½ per Lady 1.13  
  1½ " English Remmes @ .62½ .94 2.07
18 1 yd. Linen per Lady   .38
20 1 lb. Tea   1.00
21 1 box Palm Soap 62 @ .07 4.34  
  5 lbs. Java Coffee 1.00 5.34
21 8 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
Sept. 11 2 bags — (?) per Lady 3.00  
  5 lbs. Java Coffee 1.00 4.00
Sept. 25 5 lbs. Java Coffee   1.00
Oct. 16 9 lbs. Sugar 1.00  
  5 lbs. Java Coffee 1.00 2.00
Dec. 10 2 yds. White Ribbon @ 1.25 per Lady   2.50
31 1 pair Kid Gloves per Robert   1.00
1859  
Feb. 2 1 Watch Guard per Robert   .15
April 4 Flannel for Gun Cover per Robert   .38
8 6 Bars Lead @ .05 per Robert   .30
Aug. 18 2 pair Heavy Drawers @ 1.25 per Son   2.50
20 1 pair Drawers per Robert   1.25
23 6 French Towels @ .35 per Robert   2.10
Oct. 24 1 pair Gloves for Bob per Lady   1.00
29 3 yds. Blue Silk @ .80 per Lady 2.40  
  2 skeins Silk @ .05 .10 2.50
Nov. 2 4 yds. Blue Silk @ .80 per Lady   3.20
1860  
June 21 President Abraham Lincoln to R. Coon & Bro.    
  1 pair small heeled Boots for Tad   1.25
Oct. 19 3 yds. Irish Linen @ 1.00 per Lady 3.00  
  2 pieces 4 yds. Figured Linen @ .62½ 2.50 5.50
23 3½ yds. Figured Linen @ .62½ per Lady 2.19  
  7 " Bleached Muslin @ .40 2.80  
  3 " Linen Drilling @ .75 2.25  
  3¼ " Cashmere @ 1.25 4.06  
  3¼ " " @ 1.40 4.55  
  6 doz. Pearl Buttons .50 16.35
Dec. 5 3 yds. Cashmere @ 1.40 per Lady   4.20
12 8 yds. Figured Moreno @ 1.25 per Lady 10.00  
  1 Shawl 8.00  
  6 yds. French Moreno @ .90 5.40 23.40
13 8 yds. Purple Muslin 1.00  
  4 yds. Jet Edging 2.60  
  1 Pocket Handkerchief .75 4.35
17 3 yds. Linen @ .62½ per Lady 1.88  
  3 — (?) @ .50 1.00  
  1½ yds. Edging @ .37 .58 3.46
20 2½ yds. Linen @ .75 per Lady 1.88  
  1 yd. Edging .60 2.48
24 3½ yds. Corset @ .12½ .44  
  8 " Purple Muslin .80  
  4 Childs Silk Handkerchiefs 1.00  
  4 Linen " @ .15 .60  
  1 Gents Silk " .63  
  2 " " " .90 4.37
      $318.19

The account books of John Williams & Co., are in the Illinois State Historical Library.