Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
Page  162

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S ACCOUNT SPRINGFIELD MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 1853-1865

DEPOSITSPage  163Page  164
1853  
Mar. 1   $310.00
Oct. 11 Ill. Central R. R. fee of $250.00 probably part of this deposit. 400.00
1855  
Oct. 9 Money collected for Mrs. Maria L. Bullock on sale of land. 198.00
1856  
Nov. 13 "For Mrs. Bullock"—money collected on notes given for purchase of land owned by Mrs. Bullock. 970.00
1857  
May 16 Possibly part of payment of $225 received same day in full settlement of Lincoln's claim against estate of Nathaniel Hay. 200.00
Aug. 12 Balance of fee in Illinois Central R. R. v. McLean County. 4800.00
Aug. 20   200.00
Sept. 26 Possibly payment of fee, or part of fee, in "Effie Afton" case. 400.00
1858  
Feb. 19 Note on bank record: "for his half C. & A. R. R. debt" 344.65
Nov. 26 Payment of principal of Ritta daSilva first mortgage. 125.00
1859  
Feb. 3 Possibly interest on $500 note @ 10% of J. Ruckel, Sept. 28, 1857. 50.00
" 15   60.00
" 16 Payment on principal of two promissory notes made by A. & J. Haines of Pekin for legal fees, in amount of $200 each. 50.00
" 19   40.00
" 22   625.00
  [Lincoln deposited $375 on this date to Wm. H. Herndon's account. He collected $1000 as part payment of claim on which he had brought suit in U. S. Court—Ambos v. Barrett.]  
Mar. 4   250.00
  [Lincoln also deposited $250.00 to Herndon's account.]  
" 12   40.00
" 21   112.50
" 28 $30 payment on promissory note for $80 made Nov. 7, 1857, by Milton Davis of Vermilion County. 50.00
Apr. 4   50.00
" 16 Possibly interest on John Cook note for year ending April 17, 1859. $750 @ 10%. 75.00
" 29 Fees collected from the circuit. 100.00
May 2 Another payment on principal of A. & J. Haines notes. 50.00
" 14   100.00
" 21   24.75
June 9   75.00
" 11 Lincoln's half of fee in Springfield case. 225.00
July 28   250.00
  [Lincoln also deposited $250 to Herndon's account.]  
Sept. 7   50.00
" 12 Fourth payment on principal of A. & J. Haines notes. 50.00
" 26 Possibly interest on J. Ruckel note, $500 @ 10%, Sept. 28, 1857. 50.00
Oct. 10   100.00
Nov. 16 Possibly interest on Wm. Cline note for $750 @ 10% due Nov. 22, 1859. 75.00
Nov. 22   100.00
Dec. 9 Deposited by Herndon. 87.00
1860  
Jan. 12   75.00
" 21 Deposited "By Lincoln". 27.00
" 21   118.25
  [Lincoln deposited the same amount to the accounts of S. T. Logan, M. Hay and Wm. H. Herndon.]  
Feb. 1   539.95
  [Lincoln deposited $125.00 to Herndon's account and $275 to his own. On the bank record is this notation—"Ch. 122.95 Cy 42"]  
" 6   265.00
Mar. 15   604.00
  [Lincoln had just returned home from delivering his Cooper Union speech for which he had received $200.]  
Apr. 5   325.00
" 16 Possibly included interest on John Cook note due April 17, 1860 in amount of $75. 100.00
May 25   500.00
  [Lincoln deposited same amount to Herndon's account.]  
June 9 Possibly part of principal ($125) paid this date on second Ritta daSilva mortgage. 100.00
Aug. 13 Fifth payment on principal of A. & J. Haines notes. 50.00
" 26   300.00
" 29 Possibly interest for 1 year due Aug. 28, 1860 on Isaac Lind|say note for $600 @ 10%. 60.00
Sept. 4 On this date Stephen T. Logan paid Lincoln $500, of which $250 was deposited to Herndon's account in Cairo eject|ment case. 250.00
Oct. 6 On this date Logan paid balance of Cairo ejectment fee ($1,500 total fee) by $239 in cash and note of Logan for $400 and note of Jos. Smith for $361. 239.00
" 16   645.00
Nov. 17   42.23
Dec. 10   40.00
" 26 Payment of Stephen T. Logan note given in Cairo eject|ment case—no interest charged. 400.00
1861  
Jan. 19   200.00
" 23   165.10
" 25   136.00
Feb. 5   100.00
" 6   642.91
" 9   75.00
" 11 Payment by S. H. Melvin for certain household furniture bought from Lincoln. 82.25

DEPOSITS AFTER FEBRUARY 9, 1861 BY ROBERT IRWIN 1861Page  165Page  166
1861  
May 14 Interest on Cline note from Nov. 22, 1859 to May 22, 1860. $112.50
Sept. 2 Interest on Lindsay note for 1 year from Aug. 28, 1860 to Aug. 28, 1861. 60.00
Nov. 25 Half year's rent paid by Lucian Tilton. 175.00
1862  
Jan. 7 Interest on notes of N. W. Edwards—2 years—Jan. 16, 1860 to Jan. 16, 1862. 317.58
Feb. 5 Payment on notes of N. W. Edwards. 680.00
Mar. 24 Tilton rent to Feb. 1862. 87.50
Apr. 11 One year interest on note of A. J. Van Deren to March 18, 1861. 100.00
June 30 Payment on notes of N. W. Edwards—balance of principal and interest. 955.80
July 29 Tilton rent to May, 1862. 87.50
Sept. 10 Payment on A. J. Van Deren note. 600.00
Dec. 5 Interest on Wm. Cline note from May 22, 1861 to May 22, 1862. 75.00
" 31 Principal of Smith, Edwards & Co. note, interest $195.83, from Jan. 16, 1861 to Dec. 31, 1862. 1195.83
1863  
Jan. 6 Two payments on principal of Springfield bond, each for $166.66, due Jan. 1, 1862 and Jan. 1, 1863, with interest $66.66 and $50.00 due same dates respectively. 450.00
Mar. 21 Balance principal and interest on A. J. Van Deren note. 472.50
May 15 Interest on Wm. Cline note, May 22, 1862 to May 22, 1863. 75.00
June 5 Lucian Tilton rent to May, 1863. 350.00
" 13 Payment of Wm. Cline note of $750.00 with interest from May 22, 1863—$4.60. 754.60
Sept. 2 Interest on Isaac Lindsay note from Aug. 28, 1861 to August 28, 1863. 120.00
Oct. 6 Deposit by W. H. Herndon. Possibly payment of Jos. Smith note in Cairo ejectment case. 213.00
" 19 Payment on J. K. and Thomas Lewis note. 25.00
1864  
Jan. 11 Payment of John Cook note $750.00, with interest from April 17, 1861 to date. 956.25
" 25 Payment on principal of Springfield Bond of $166.66 with interest of $33.33 due Jan. 1, 1864. 200.00
" 29 Payment of J. Ruckel note of Sept. 28, 1860, with interest from date. 667.05
Mar. 12 Payment of balance due on J. K. & Thomas Lewis note in|cluding interest for 4 years from date. 185.00
May 20 Lucian Tilton rent to May, 1864. 350.00
June 1 Principal Isaac Lindsay note $600.00, plus interest for 9 mos. from August 28, 1863—$45.00. 645.00
1865  
Jan. 18 Balance of principal of Springfield bond plus interest of $16.67, less 50¢ charge. 182.83

WITHDRAWALSPage  167Page  168Page  169Page  170Page  171Page  172Page  173Page  174Page  175Page  176Page  177Page  178
1853  
April 8   310.00
Nov. 18   400.00
1855  
Nov. 24   37.00
Dec. 19 Check, dated Dec. 9, to W. W. Watson & Son, confectioners. 41.72  
" 19 65.64 107.36
1856  
Jan. 18 Check, dated Jan. 18, to Self. 53.64
Dec. 16 Remittance to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock of money collected for her. 970.00
1857  
May 28   40.30
July 22   159.70
Aug. 31 Lincoln withdraws $4,800. He gives Wm. H. Herndon one half, then buys draft on H. A. Tucker & Co., Chicago, with other half plus $100. 4,800.00
Sept. 1 Check, dated Aug. 28, to Joel A. Matteson. 200.00
" 28 Check, dated Sept. 28, to J. Bunn. 16.68  
" 28 Check, dated Sept. 27, to Wm. H. Herndon. 23.00 39.68
" 29 Check to Wm. H. Herndon, probably one-half of fee from "Effie Afton" case. 200.00  
" 29   8.50  
" 29 18.50 227.00
" 30   47.62  
" 30   14.70  
" 30 Check, dated Sept. 28, to Bailhache & Baker for subscription to Illinois State Journal. 10.00 72.32
Oct. 2 Check, dated Sept. 28, to John Hutchinson for furniture. 11.00
Nov. 27   33.34
1859  
Jan. 14   6.00
" 15   50.91
" 18 35.25  
" 18 88.94  
" 18 22.74  
" 18 1.15 148.08
" 19   12.50
" 20 38.35  
" 20 15.70 54.05
" 25   2.05
" 26   2.78
" 29   5.12
Feb. 5 80.50  
" 5 12.00 92.50
" 10 5.18  
" 10 1.47 6.65
" 12   2.52
" 16 Check to John Williams & Co., dry goods and groceries. 26.03  
" 16 2.60 28.63
" 17   72.10  
" 17 10.00 82.10
" 19 40.90  
" 19 Check, dated Feb. 16, to Bressmer, McQuinton & Matheny, dry goods. 7.21 48.11
" 21 Draft on H. A. Tucker & Co. to A. Lincoln. This was to pay S. Little, Urbana, Ill., for guaranty to Henry Chew. 25.00
" 23 43.27  
" 23 10.50  
" 23 5.25 59.02
" 26 Check, dated Feb. 21, to Van Ness & Co., dealers in china, glassware, and lamps.   35.75
" 28   12.00
Mar. 1   6.00
" 4   30.00  
" 4 15.00  
" 4 5.51 50.51
" 15 Check to C. M. & S. Smith for dry goods and groceries. 407.72
" 21 28.48  
" 21 22.50  
" 21 6.00 56.98
" 28   28.64
Apr. 4 Draft on Ketchum, Howe & Co., New York City, to A. Lincoln for $497.50. The $7.50 was probably the cost of the draft. 505.00
" 6   4.50
" 16   5.00
" 18 10.00  
" 18 5.00 15.00
" 19   10.00
" 29   5.00
May 2 Check, dated May 2, to Robert T. Lincoln. 6.00
" 12   6.93
" 16   44.00
" 18   117.61
" 23 38.80  
" 23 3.00 41.80
" 24   8.45
" 28   7.00
" 31   5.00
June 11   30.45  
" 11 11.25 41.70
" 13   7.25
" 15 Draft on H. A. Tucker & Co. to A. Lincoln to pay subscription to Chicago Press & Tribune.   7.00
" 17   3.75
" 25   8.04
" 29 Check to Clifton H. Moore, Clinton, Ill., for taxes on Tama County, Iowa, land. 1.60
" 30   4.00
July 8     2.87
" 9   13.20  
" 9   3.70 16.90
" 11 Possibly a check to Mrs. J. A. LaBarthe, milli|ner and dressmaker. 38.00
" 25     2.60
" 30     88.70
Aug. 5     92.66
" 6     8.77
" 8   24.00  
" 8   40.00  
" 8   5.40 69.40
" 23 Possibly check to Nutt & McMurtry, grocers.   101.00
Sept. 1     2.00
" 3     50.00
" 6     10.00
" 7     12.30
" 8     7.67
" 9     20.00
" 10     1.75
" 12     50.00
" 27     50.00
" 28   40.00  
" 28   11.60 51.60
Oct. 21     7.40
" 22     8.00
" 24     2.00
" 25     50.00
" 28     30.00
Nov. 4     89.35
" 7     3.68
" 16 Draft on Metropolitan Bank, New York City, to R. T. Lincoln for $50. Charge for draft prob|ably 75c.   50.75
" 17     10.00
" 22 Draft on Ketchum, Howe & Co. to R. T. Lincoln.   25.00
Nov.—Continued  
" 26   25.00  
" 26   6.00 31.00
" 30     3.75
Dec. 3     15.00
" 9     6.10
" 10     5.00
" 16 Draft on Ketchum, Howe & Co. to R. T. Lincoln for $25.00. Charge for draft probably 25c.   25.25
" 17     8.38
" 23     9.30
" 24     4.55
" 26     5.00
" 30     10.10
1860  
Jan. 5   1.25  
" 5   3.38 4.63
" 6     37.50
" 10     4.30
" 14   26.25  
" 14   18.25  
" 14   5.65 50.15
" 17     5.90
" 20     5.00
" 21   38.63  
" 21   27.00 65.63
" 24     86.80
" 30     4.20
Feb. 1   48.03  
" 1   24.70  
" 1 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to A. Lincoln Sent to Officer & Pusey, Council Bluffs, Iowa, to have deed to land recorded. 5.00 77.73
" 2   100.00  
" 2   12.50  
" 2 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to A. Lincoln for $15.00. Charge for draft probably 25c. 15.25  
Feb.—Continued  
" 2   10.93  
" 2 Check to John Williams & Co., dry goods and groceries. 17.28  
" 2 Check to First Presbyterian Church. 10.00  
" 2 Check, dated Feb. 1, to Bressmer, McQuinton & Matheny, dry goods. 6.46  
" 2   40.34  
" 2   11.75  
" 2   64.80 289.31
" 3     5.00
" 4     23.28
" 6   25.00  
" 6   3.70 28.70
" 7   3.40  
" 7   7.40 10.80
" 8     29.00
" 9     2.50
" 17   7.75  
" 17   4.50 12.25
" 18     25.00
" 21     23.00
" 22 Draft on Ketchum, Son & Co. to A. Lincoln for $50. Lincoln probably took draft and $50 in cash for trip to New York for Cooper Institute Address.   100.00
" 29     11.05
Mar. 14   2.10  
" 14   24.00 26.10
" 19 Draft on Ketchum, Son & Co. to R. T. Lincoln.   25.00
" 20     169.52
" 22     153.46
" 23   15.00  
" 23   3.50 18.50
" 31     1.60
Apr. 4     15.00
" 5     7.39
Apr.—Continued  
" 7   12.50  
" 7   3.45 15.95
" 16 Payment to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock of John Cook note, with interest.    
" 493.13  
" 16   10.00 503.13
" 17 Draft on Ketchum, Son & Co. to A. Lincoln for $118.51. Charge for draft probably $2.40. 120.91  
" 17   79.09 200.00
" 21     5.00
" 26 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln.   10.00
" 30     10.00
May 12     3.75
" 26 This may have been a part of the $100 promised to M. W. Delahay. 50.00  
" 26   122.75 172.75
" 28     6.30
" 29 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln.   10.00
" 31     25.00
June 5   2.00  
" 5   5.05 7.05
" 6     12.00
" 7     22.73
" 8 Check to Obed Lewis, carriagemaker. 75.00  
" 8   13.15 88.15
" 18     5.00
" 30 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln for $150 to enroll at Harvard College. Charge for draft probably $3.00.   153.00
July 5     6.00
" 7     12.50
" 10     25.00
" 11   8.87  
" 11   15.00 23.87
" 13   75.00  
" 13   5.50 80.50
" 16   5.00  
" 16   5.00 10.00
July—Continued  
" 19     10.00
" 20     25.00
" 23     11.00
" 28     5.00
" 30     5.00
Aug. 1     25.00
" 4     6.70
" 9   12.50  
"9   6.00  
" 9   5.00 23.50
" 13     25.00
" 20   25.00  
" 20   5.00 30.00
" 24 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln. 30.00  
" 24 Draft on Barlow & Taylor, St. Louis, Mo., to A. Lincoln. 6.40 36.40
" 27     150.00
" 28     15.00
" 29     14.25
" 31 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln for $20. Charge for draft probably 25c. 20.25  
" 31   14.57 34.82
Sept. 3     11.25
" 5   2.00  
" 5   101.55 103.55
" 8     14.51
" 10     6.25
" 15     5.00
" 17     1.30
" 19     25.00
" 20     5.00
" 24 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln for $30. Charge for draft probably 30c.   30.30
" 27     10.00
Oct. 1   6.87  
" 1   3.00 9.87
Oct.—Continued  
" 6     7.50
" 10     50.00
" 16     6.50
" 17     10.81
" 20     12.50
" 23     10.00
" 26     25.00
" 27     5.87
" 31     5.00  
" 31 Check to Wm. H. Herndon for his half of fee re|ceived from S. T. Logan in Cairo ejectment case. 119.50 124.50
Nov. 1     5.00
" 2     5.00
" 7   4.10  
" 7   2.00 6.10
" 8     25.00
" 9     1.00
" 16 Draft on Metropolitan Bank to R. T. Lincoln for $50. Charge for draft probably $1.00.   51.00
" 21     50.00
" 22 Check to Elkin & Davis, dry goods.   150.00
" 27     5.18
Dec. 1     2.00
" 4     2.30
" 6     10.00
" 8   5.40  
" 8   9.00 14.40
" 10     5.50
" 11     10.00
" 12 Check to E. B. Hawley & Co., dry goods.   13.20
" 13     10.80
" 18     14.50
" 27     5.15
" 28 Check to Wm. H. Herndon for his half of fee re|ceived from S. T. Logan in Cairo ejectment case.   200.00
" 29     3.38
1861  
Jan. 7     20.00
" 9 Check, dated Jan. 7, to Bressmer, McQuinton & Matheny, dry goods. 10.97  
" 9   10.00 20.97
" 10     24.05
" 12     3.30
" 14   20.00  
" 14   10.00 30.00
" 19   28.00  
" 19   3.25 31.25
" 26     5.25
" 28   19.30  
" 28   9.50  
" 28   7.10  
" 28   5.00 40.90
" 29 Probably a draft for insurance on house and out buildings, $24.00 plus cost of draft.   25.40
Feb. 5     10.00
" 6   149.94  
" 6   205.75  
" 6   33.93  
" 6   3.00  
" 6 Check for taxes on lot in Lincoln, Ill. .50 392.12
" 7   5.00  
" 7   99.70 104.70
" 8   12.50  
" 8   5.00 17.50
" 9   20.00  
" 9   12.19  
" 9   26.00  
" 9   7.85  
" 9   2.00 68.04
" 11 Three drafts, each for $100, on Metropolitan Bank to A. Lincoln, and $100 in cash. 400.00  
" 11   32.80  
" 11   50.00 482.80
Feb.—Continued  
" 11   25.00  
" 11   6.00 31.00
" 12   330.00  
" 12   136.34 466.34
" 13   10.85  
" 13   4.38  
" 13   1.00 16.23
" 15   19.69  
" 15   5.00  
" 15     5.00  
" 15   9.90 39.59
" 16     10.75
" 20     7.00
" 21     72.24
" 22     9.20
" 23     50.00
" 25     5.50
" 26   33.34  
" 26 Check to John Williams & Co., dry goods and groceries. 65.34 98.68
Mar. 2     4.00
" 6     2.65
" 18     4.00
" 19   5.00  
" 19   .75 5.75
" 21   2.00  
" 21   2.00 4.00
" 21     25.00
Apr. 2   42.00  
" 3 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill. 9.00 51.00
May 30     2.50
June 10     31.65
Aug. 17     1.00
" 19     5.00
Nov. 5     12.50
Dec. 23 "Tax"   99.00
" 30 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
1862  
Jan. 7     3.00
" 14     7.00
Feb. 4     2.00
" 8 Insurance on home.   24.00
Mar. 7     49.53
Apr. 18 Taxes.   17.33
May 3 Withdrawal by Robert Irwin.   1,000.00
June 27 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
July 1     2.00
Dec. 9 Withdrawal by Robert Irwin.   1,500.00
Dec. 23 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
1863  
Jan. 8 Taxes.   102.00
Feb. 7 Insurance on house.   24.25
" 24     25.13
Mar. 25 Draft to Officer & Pusey, real estate agents at Council Bluffs, Iowa, for taxes on Council Bluffs land.   10.79
Apr. 11 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
Apr. 22 Withdrawal by Robert Irwin.   2,000.00
Oct. 15 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
1864  
Jan. 25 Taxes.   102.00
Feb. 6 Insurance on home.   24.00
" 8     33.55
Apr. 1 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
June 3 Draft to Officer & Pusey, real estate agents at Council Bluffs, Iowa, for taxes on Council Bluffs land.   3.53
Oct. 15 Semi-annual payment of interest on scholarship at Illinois State University, Springfield, Ill.   9.00
" 29     4.00
Dec. 3     50.00
1865  
Jan. 18 Taxes.   50.88
Feb. 3 Taxes.   37.74
" 10 Insurance on home.   24.00
Mar. 23 Draft to Officer & Pusey, real estate agents at Council Bluffs, Iowa, for taxes on Council Bluffs land.   4.23
June 16 Check written by David Davis, Administrator, closing the account.   9,044.41