Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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C. M. & S. SMITH, SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

ACCOUNT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR 1859Page  155Page  156Page  157Page  158Page  159Page  160Page  161
Jan. 4 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son   $1.00
6 4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 per Son   1.00
8 Paid Express from St. Louis .35  
  1 gallon G Syrup 1.00 1.35
10 8 lb. Turkey @ .10 per Lady   .80
13 6 lb. Crushed Sugar @ .16⅔ per Son   1.00
14 5 doz. Eggs @ .20 per Son   1.00
15 1 gallon Syrup per Son 1.00  
  11 lbs. Sugar 1.00 2.00
17 1 Umbrella per Bob   .75
25 1 gallon G Syrup per Son 1.00  
  11 lbs. Sugar 1.00 2.00
26 1 box Blacking per Son   .10
28 1 pair Shoes per Son   .40
31 6 lbs. Sugar @ .16⅔ per Son   1.00
Feb. 1 1 paper Tacks per Son   .10
4 1 gallon G Syrup per Son 1.00  
  11 lbs. Sugar 1.00  
  4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 1.00 3.00
8 Paid for 3 Loads Wood per Bob   6.00
10 A. Lincoln Dr. to John F. Baker    
  For 1 Load Wood $1.75    
14 11 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
17 1 set Knitting Needles per Son   .05
24 11 lbs. Sugar per Son 1.00  
  3 papers Tacks @ .10 .30  
  1 gallon G Syrup 1.00 2.30
24 4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 per Son   1.00
Mar. 7 11 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
10 5 lbs. Coffee @ .20 per Lady   1.00
19 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son 1.00  
  4 lbs. Candles @ .25 1.00 2.00
21 1 pair Gaiter Boots per Lady 2.50  
  1 pair Kid Boots 1.50  
Mar.—Continued  
21 3⅛ yds. Marseilles @ .60 1.88  
  1 Shirt 2.75  
  15 yds. Oriental Luster @ .60 9.00 17.63
24 10 yds. Calico @ .12½ per Lady 1.25  
  2½ yds. Silk Luster @ .60 1.50 2.75
26 10 yds. Calico @ .12½ per Son 1.25  
  1 pair Kid Shoes 1.50  
  3 cards Hooks and Eyes @ .8⅓ .25  
  6 cards Buttons @ .10 .60  
  ½ yd. Silk Luster @ .60 .30  
  4½ yds. Cotton Flannel @ .15 .67  
  2 yds. Drilling @ .40 .80  
  2 spools Thread .05  
  1¼ yds. Linen @ .40 .50  
  2 spools Thread @ .05 .10  
  1 paper Needles .10  
  18 yds. P. Cambric @ .12½ 2.25 8.37
28 32 lbs. Java Coffee @ .18 per Dyer 5.76  
  Drayage [Aaron Dyer, Drayman] .20 5.96
29 2 Bonnet Ruches @ .75 per Lady 1.50  
  ½ yd. Crepe @ .75 .38  
  1 yd. Silk Lining .90  
  5½ yds. Swiss Lining @ .20 1.10 3.88
30 1¾ yds. Cashmere @ 1.25 per Lady 2.19  
  1½ yds. Muslin @ .10 .15  
  1 Boys Hat 1.00  
  1 pair Boys Shoes 1.25 4.59
April 2 1 Boys Hat per Lady   1.75
4 4 doz. Eggs @ .10 per Son   .40
6 ½ lb. Tea per Son   .50
9 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son 1.00  
  4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 1.00 2.00
13 3¼ yds. Ribbon per Lady   1.63
14 2 papers Tacks @ .10 .20  
  1 peck Potatoes .30 .50
16 16 yds. Plaid Silk @ 1.00 per Lady   16.00
19 1½ yds. Cashmere @ 1.50 per Lady 2.25  
  1½ yds. Cashmere @ .75 1.13  
  7½ yds. Cambric @ .12½ .94  
  1⅛ yds. Silk @ 1.00 1.12  
April—Continued  
19 1½ doz. Buttons @ .30 .45  
  2 spools Thread @ .05 .10  
  1 Tuck Comb .75 6.74
21 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son 1.00  
  1 box Cinnamon .15 1.15
23 1 Table Cover per Lady 3.75  
  1⅛ yds. Marsaline Silk @ .90 1.01  
  1 box Pins 1.00  
  3¼ yds. Oil Silk @ .90 2.93 8.69
26 2 Ruches per Lady 1.80  
  1 Ruche .30  
  1 piece Chenille .10  
  1 Silk Hat 5.00 7.20
27 1⅜ yds. Cashmere @ .75 per Lady 1.03  
  ¼ yd. Oil Silk @ .80 .20  
  2 pair Stockings @ .35 .70  
  Sewing Silk .05 1.98
30 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Bob 1.00  
  1 Bowl .87  
  1 Pitcher 1.25  
  1 pair Cott Shoes .50 3.62
30 For difference in exchange Hats .50    
May 4 3 yds. Cashmere @ 2.00 per Lady 6.00  
  3 yds. Cambric @ .10 .30  
  7¾ yds. Oil Silk @ 1.00 7.75 14.05
6 6¾ yds. Table Linen @ .75 per Lady 5.06  
  1 Gents Stock 1.25  
  6 lbs. Crushed Sugar @ 16⅔ 1.00  
  4 lbs. Candles @ .25 1.00 8.31
7 1⅛ yds. Plaid Silk @ 1.00 per Lady   1.13
11 3 yds. Cashmere @ 1.50 per Lady 4.50  
  3 yds. Marseilles @ .60 1.80  
  1⅝ yds. Marseilles @ .50 .81 7.11
11 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son   1.00
12 1½ yds. Marseilles @ .75 per Self & Son 1.12  
  1½ yds. Marseilles @ .50 .75  
  3⅛ yds. Marseilles @ .60 1.88  
  3 skeins Silk .15  
  3 cards Hook & Eyes .25  
  1 doz. Whale Bones .30  
May—Continued  
12 2 Straw Hats @ .50 1.00  
  2 skeins Silk Braid @ .10 .20  
  1 Cravat .40 6.05
12 Difference in Cravat per Son .25  
  4¾ yds. [illegible] @ 3.00 14.25 14.50
18 1 Water Bucket per Son   .25
19 1 pair Silk Mitts per Lady   2.00
20 ½ lb. Star Candles @ .25 per Bob   .13
21 2 Silk Collars 4.00 & 2.50 per Lady   6.50
23 ½ lb. Tea @ 1.00 per Son   .50
26 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Son   1.00
June 2 Cash per Bob   .25
3 11 lbs. Sugar per Son 1.00  
  1 Silk Cravat .60 1.60
7 6 lbs. White Sugar @ .16⅔ per Bob   1.00
9 16 yds. Grenadine @ 2.00 per Lady   32.00
9 Salt for Ice Cream per Dyer   .40
10 6 doz. Eggs @ 8⅓ per Son   .50
11 1 piece Crimped Trimming per Lady 2.40  
  1 yd. Lining @ .60 .60  
  2 pair Boys Socks @ .40 .80 3.80
13 Difference in Socks per Lady .20  
  2 yds. Lining @ .60 1.20 1.40
17 11 lbs. Sugar per Bob   1.00
21 1 paper Pepper per Bob   .05
25 11 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
29 20 yds. Lawn @ .12½ per Lady 2.50  
  10½ yds. Lawn @ .18¾ 1.97 4.47
30 4 Handkerchiefs @ .20 per Lady .80  
  ¾ yd. Edging @ .50 .38  
  2 papers Needles @ .10 .20 1.38
July 7 1 Boys Hat per Lady 1.25  
  1 Boys Hat .40  
  1 pair Boys Gaiters 1.25  
  2 Linen Handkerchiefs .60  
  2 spools Thread .10 3.60
9 11 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
July—Continued  
12 1 Box per Lady .25  
  66 lbs. Soap @ .07 4.62  
  1 Wash Bowl .50  
  2 yds. Irish Linen @ .60 1.20  
  2¾ yds. Jackcnett @ .50 1.38  
  1 Shirt Front .60  
  1 piece Linen Cambric .20  
  3¼ yds. Edging @ .50 1.62  
  Drayage .15 10.52
13 1 pair Suspenders per Self   .75
18 ½ gal. Vinegar @ .25 per Son   .13
20 1 Comb per Son   .20
23 11 lbs. Sugar per Son   1.00
25 22 lbs. Sugar per Son   2.00
29 6 Chickens @ .15 per Son   .90
30 5 yds. Cotton Flannel @ .15 per Lady   .75
Aug. 2 1 Blacking Brush per Son   .25
4 2 doz. Nutmegs @ .12½ per Son   .25
5 1 doz. Buttons @ .30 per Lady   .30
6 1 pair Boys Shoes per Lady 1.10  
  1 doz. Buttons .30  
  1 Fine Comb .25  
  1 Hair Brush .75 2.40
8 10¾ yds. Calico @ .12½ per Lady 1.35  
  1½ yds. Muslin @ .20 .30  
  1 spool Thread .05 1.70
9 1 Hooped Skirt per Lady   3.75
13 3 Linen Handkerchiefs @ .75 per Lady 2.25  
  3 " " @ .50 1.50 3.75
16 4⅞ yds. Cashmere @ 1.50 per Lady 7.31  
  3¼ yds. " @ 1.00 3.25  
  ⅓ yd. " @ .90 .35  
  8 yds. Cambric @ .12½ 1.00  
  11 lbs. Sugar 1.00 12.91
18 1 Table Cloth per Lady 14.00  
  1½ doz. Napkins @ 4.25 6.38  
  1 Linen Handkerchief .75  
  1 " " " .30 21.43
18 Amount of Bill Rendered per Lady   30.00
Aug.—Continued  
20 Difference in Exchange of Napkins per Lady 1.88  
  1 pair Gloves .40 2.28
22 1 Pocket Knife per Bob 1.25  
  11 yds. Lawn @ .18 1.98  
  1 yd. Calico @ .12½ .12 3.35
31 8 Tassel Buttons @ .15 per Lady 1.20  
  10 " " @ 8⅓ .84 2.04
Sept. 6 1 Boys Cap per Lady 1.25  
  1 Tidie 1.00  
  1 Bonnet Ruche .60  
  2 skeins Silk @ .05 .10  
  1 Tassel Button .15  
  8 yds. Calico @ .12½ 1.00 4.10
7 1 Tidie per Lady   1.25
8 For 1 Tidie Returned 1.00  
9 6 lbs. Sugar @ 8⅓ per Lady .50  
  4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 1.00  
  5 lbs. Java Coffee @ .20 1.00  
  Nutmeg .10 2.60
14 1 Gents Stock per Lady 1.50  
  1 Boys Cap .75  
  2 pair Boys Socks @ .40 .80 3.05
21 Amount of Bill Rendered per Lady   28.00
22 2 pair Boys Boots @ 2.00 per Lady   4.00
27 1 yd. Linen per Lady   .30
29 1 Parasol per Lady   3.00
Oct. 1 5 lbs. Java Coffee @ .20 per Lady 1.00  
  5 lbs. Sugar @ .10 .50 1.50
3 7½ yds. Dress Trimming @ .60 per Lady   4.50
5 1 pair Kid Gauntlets per Lady 1.50  
  1 Boys Cloth Cap 2.25  
  4 Dress Buttons @ .15 .60 4.35
6 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 Per Lady 1.00  
  3½ lbs. Crushed Sugar @ .16⅔ .50  
  3½ lbs. Pulverized Sugar @ .16⅔ .50  
  1 oz. Nutmeg .15  
  3 papers Tacks @ .8⅓ .25  
  1 bottle Lemon .25  
  1 doz. Eggs .10 2.75
Oct.—Continued  
7 1 Broom per Lady .25  
  1 doz. Jet Buttons .10  
  3 rolls Tape .25 .60
8 A. Lincoln Dr. to George Brunk for 10 cords of Wood @ 4.00   40.00
10 2 Barlow Knives @ .10 per Self   .20
13 5 lbs. Java Coffee @ .20 per Son 1.00  
  1 box Salt .25 1.25
19 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Lady 1.00  
  5 lbs. Coffee @ .20 1.00  
  2 oz. Indigo @ .12½ .25  
  1 bottle Lemon .25 2.50
21 1 box Cinnamon per Son   .15
24 2 pair Boys Gloves @ .20 per Lady .40  
  2 " " " @ .40 .80  
  1 " Gloves for Bob .75  
  1 Necktie .80  
  ⅝ yd. Ribbon @ .37½ .22  
  ⅝ yd. Ribbon @ .25 .16  
  4 yds. Domestic @ .10 .40 3.53
Nov. 12 10 lbs. Sugar @ .10 per Lady 1.00  
  4 lbs. Star Candles @ .25 1.00  
  1 box Blacking .10  
  1 paper Matches .15 2.25
14 2 Brooms @ .30 per Lady .60  
  3 bu. Potatoes @ .40 1.20  
  1 bottle Lemon .25  
  2 boxes Cinnamon @ .12½ .25  
  3 yds. Osnaburg @ .16⅔ .50 2.80
17 ¾ yds. Osnaburg @ .16⅔ per Lady .10  
  2 pair Wool Socks @ .40 .80 .90
26 3/16 yds. Inserting @ 1.25 per Lady .22  
  2 spools Thread @ .05 .10 .32
Dec. 1 12 lbs. Sugar @ .08⅓ per Lady 1.00  
  5 lbs. Java Coffee @ .20 1.00  
  2 lbs. Starch @ .12½ .25  
  2 boxes Cinnamon @ .12½ .25  
  1 Cream Tartar .50  
  1 peck Turnips .08  
  1 bottle Extract .25 3.33
Dec.—Continued  
2 2 Boys Hats @ 1.50 per Lady 3.00  
  1 pair Gum Shoes .60  
  2 Comforts @ .75 1.50  
  Amount of Bill Rendered Lady 33.93 39.03
2 1 peck Apples per Lady   .30
23 7 yds. Calico @ .10 per Lady .70  
  2⅓ yds. Oil Calico @ .20 .47  
  2 skeins Silk .05 1.22
31 9 lbs. Crushed Sugar per Self   1.00
  $500.61

The account books of C. M. & S. Smith are owned by B. H. Luers Sons shoe store Springfield, Illinois.