Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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PURCHASES FROM CORNEAU & DILLER, SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 1855-1860

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1855  
Feb. 15 Castor Oil .10  
  Calomel .10 .20
Mar. 3 Pearl Powder .25  
  Woods Restorative 1.00 1.25
" 7 Bottle Lubins Extract   .75
" 15 Sweet Oil   .10
June 29 Bottle Vermifuge   .25
July 3 Castor Oil   .15
" 6 1 # Cream of Tartar .60  
  ½ # Soda .10  
  Soda Water .10 .80
Aug. 10 1 paper Horse Powder   .40
" 17 1 paper Horse Powder   .75
Sept. 1 Box Pills   .25
" 15 Box Lubins Extract .75  
  Box Ox Marrow .40 1.15
Oct. 4 3 sticks Cough Candy   .25
" 31 1 # Cream of Tartar .60  
  ½ # Soda .10  
  Bottle Liniment .20 .90
1856  
Feb. 29 Sweet Oil   .15
Oct. 11 Dose Pills   .15
1857  
Jan. 29 Bal. on Gelatine   .40
Feb. 11 Olive Oil   .15
June 13 2 # Cream of Tartar   1.00
July 20 2 bottles Extract Vannella   .70
Oct. 8 Bottle Carminative   .25
" 26 1 oz. Syrup Ipecac   .15
Nov. 2 1 oz. Syrup Ipecac   .15
1858  
Aug. 9 Adhesive Plaster   .10
1859  
Jan. 12 3 oz. Red Gelatine .60  
  Isinglass .60 1.20
" 27 Lubins Extract 1.00  
  2 cakes Soap .50  
  Hair Brush 1.50 3.00
" 31 6 oz. Red Gelatine 1.00  
  Cooper Isinglass .75  
  1 # Cream of Tartar .50 2.25
Feb. 5 4 lbs. Starch   .50
" 14 Bottle Castor Oil   .25
" 18 Br. Mixture .25  
  Cough Candy .25 .50
May 13 2 bottles Extract for Handkerchiefs 1.50  
  1 " Spirits of Camphor .75  
  1 " Bay Rum .50  
  3 cakes Soap .50  
  Magnesia .10 3.35
" 21 Bottle Allen's Restorative 1.50  
  " Indelible Ink .25  
  " Pomatum .25  
  " Cologne 1.00  
  " Extract for Handkerchiefs .75 3.75
June 3 Bottle Brandy   2.00
" 7 Extract of Almond   .35
" 13 Bottle Brandy   2.00
" 27 Tripoli   .15
Aug. 6 Toilet Soap 1.35  
  Toilet Powder .15 1.50
" 13 Honey Soap .60  
  Hair Balsam .40 1.00
Sept. 6 Bottle Dead Shot .25  
  " Lubins Extract 1.00  
  1 pt. Spirits of Camphor .35  
  1 oz. Glycerine .25 1.85
" 10 Box Wright's Pills   .25
Dec. 23 Borax   .05
1860  
May 30 Bottle Allen's Restorative 1.50  
  2 Bottles Hair Balsam .80 2.30
Oct. 12 Woods Restorative 1.00  
  Lubins Extract 1.00  
  Cocaine .50  
  Box Powder .15  
  — (?) .25 2.90
Nov. 10 Box Allen's Restorative 1.00  
  Bottle Hair Balsam .40 1.40
  $40.95

The two day books of Corneau & Diller include purchases from Feb. 1, 1855 to Dec. 31, 1860. Lincoln made three cash payments on this account: $12.50 on June 29, 1856; $3.20 on Feb. 13, 1858, and $24.70 on Feb. 1, 1860. The account books are in the Illinois State Historical Library. Earlier records of Corneau & Diller, not available for this study, are owned by the Claypool Drug Store, Springfield, Ill.