Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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Appendix

SALARY IN THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE

BELOW are given the place of meeting, the length of the session, the salary allowed, the amounts received by Lincoln, and the total cost of the General Assembly while he was a member.

NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1834-1836

First session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 1, 1834; adjourned Feb. 13, 1835. Salary: $3 a day and $3 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 64 days. Lincoln received salary for 75 days, which in|cluded pay for 10 Sundays and Christmas day when the House did not meet.

Dec. 19, 1834, Lincoln received warrants for $50, $20, $20 and $10.

On Feb. 13, 1835 Lincoln received a warrant for $158. Of the total of $258, $225 was for salary and $33 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $23,609.88—an average of $314.79 a day.

Second session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 7, 1835; adjourned Jan. 18, 1836. Salary: $3 a day and $3 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 36 days. Lincoln received salary for 43 days, which in|cluded 6 Sundays and Christmas day when the House did not meet.

Dec. 31, 1835, Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Jan. 16, 1836, Lincoln received warrant for $62.

$129 was for salary and $33 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $14,636.50—an average of $340.38 a day.

TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1836-1838

First session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 5, 1836; adjourned Mar. 6, 1837. Salary: $4 a day and $4 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House of Representatives in session 79 days. Lincoln received salary for 92 days, which in|cluded 13 Sundays when the House did not meet.

Dec. 24, 1836, Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Mar. 4, 1837, Lincoln received warrant for $312.

$368 was for salary and $44 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $60,975.15—an average of $662,77 a day.

Second session convened at Vandalia, July 10, 1837; adjourned July 22, 1837. Salary: $4 a day and $4 for each 20 miles of travel to and from New Salem. House Page  144 of Representatives in session 12 days. Lincoln received salary for 13 days, which in|cluded 1 Sunday, when the House did not meet.

July 22, 1837 Lincoln received warrant for $96.

$52 was for salary and $44 for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $13,945.40—an average of $1,072.72 a day.

ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 1838-1840

First session convened at Vandalia, Dec. 3, 1838; adjourned Mar. 4, 1839. Salary: $4 a day and $4 for each 20 miles of travel to and from Springfield. House of Representatives in session 78 days. Lincoln received salary for 92 days, which in|cluded 13 Sundays and Christmas day when the House was not in session.

Dec. 18, 1838, Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Mar. 1, 1839, Lincoln received warrant for $302.

$368 was for salary and $34 was for traveling expense.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $63,641.20—an average of $691.75 a day.

Second session convened at Springfield, Dec. 9, 1839; adjourned Feb. 3, 1840, salary $4 a day.

House of Representatives in session 47 days. Lincoln received salary for 57 days, which included 8 Sundays and Christmas and New Year's day.

Dec. 24, 1839 Lincoln received warrant for $100.

Feb. 1, 1840 Lincoln received warrant for $128.

$228 was for salary, no traveling expense allowed.

Total cost of session, for salaries and traveling expenses of officers and members: $45,243,64—an average of $793.75 a day.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Page  179

DRAFTS PURCHASED BY LINCOLN AT THE SPRINGFIELD MARINE AND FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 1857-1861

Date Drawn On In Favor Of Amount
Aug. 31, 1857 H. A. Tucker & Co., Chicago A. Lincoln $2,500.00
Feb. 11, 1858 Metropolitan Bank, New York " " 94.00
Dec. 20, 1858 LaFayette Banking Co., Bloomington, Ill. Dredge & Lincoln 230.85
Feb. 14, 1859 Ketchum, Howe & Co., New York Lincoln & Herndon 985.20
Feb. 21, 1859 H. A. Tucker & Co. A. Lincoln 25.00
Apr. 4, 1859 Lafayette Banking Co. Dredge & Lincoln 199.95
Apr. 4, 1859 Ketchum, Howe & Co. A. Lincoln 497.50
June 15, 1859 H. A. Tucker & Co. " " 7.00
Nov. 16, 1859 Metropolitan Bank R. T. Lincoln 50.00
Nov. 22, 1859 Ketchum, Howe & Co. " " " 25.00
Dec. 16, 1859 " " " " " " " 25.00
Jan. 10, 1860 J. M. Taylor, St. Louis Lincoln & Herndon 1,236.00
Jan. 30, 1860 Metropolitan Bank R. T. Lincoln 10.00
Feb. 1, 1860 " " A. Lincoln 5.00
Feb. 2, 1860 " " " " 15.00
Feb. 22, 1860 Ketchum, Son & Co., New York " " 50.00
Mar. 19, 1860 " " " " " " R. T. Lincoln 25.00
Apr. 17, 1860 " " " " " " A. Lincoln 118.50
Apr. 26, 1860 Metropolitan Bank R. T. Lincoln 10.00
May 29, 1860 " " " " " 10.00
June 30, 1860 " " " " " 150.00
Aug. 24, 1860 " " " " " 30.00
Aug. 24, 1860 Barlow & Taylor, St. Louis A. Lincoln 6.40
Aug. 31, 1860 Metropolitan Bank R. T. Lincoln 20.00
Sept. 24, 1860 " " " " " 30.00
Oct. 10, 1860 " " " " " 25.00
Nov. 16, 1860 " " " " " 50.00
Feb. 11, 1861 " " A. Lincoln 300.00
  (3 drafts—$100 each)    

Page  180

BOOK PURCHASES FOR THE LIBRARY OF THE EXECUTIVE MANSION

Books marked with (*) were paid for by President Lincoln

Washington, July 1, 1862

Library of the Executive Mansion

To: William F. Richstein, Dr.

Bookseller and Dealer in Foreign and American Stationery 278 Pennsylvania Avenue
May 7 1 set Hood's Poems 3 vols. ½ calf $6.50
  1 Goldsmiths Poems calf 5.00
  * 1 Homes of American Authors Morocco 6.00
May 21 1 set Stricklands England 7 vols. @ $3.00 21.00
  1 " " Scotland 8 " @ 2.50 20.00
  * 1 Mrs. Brownings Poems 4 " @ 2.25 9.00
  * 1 Mrs. Sigourneys Poems 1 " 1.25
  1 Mrs. Osgood Poems .90
May 26 1 Pearls of Ord Island 1.25
  1 Agnes of Sorrento 1.25
May 27 1 East Lynne .50
  1 Castle Wafer .50
  1 Earl Herr .50
  1 Chemmings .50
  1 Heir to Ashley .50
  1 Life Secret .50
    $75.15

New York, Aug. 7, 1862

Mrs. President Lincoln

    To: T. J. Crowen, Dr. Publisher, Bookseller, and Stationer 699 Broadway, Cor. of 4th Street
  • 1 set Waverly $16.00
  • 1 " Cooper 34.00
  • 1 " Shakespeare 12.00
  • 1 Spencers Poems 8.00
  • 1 Cor Am. Revolution 15.00
  • 1 Sigourney Poems 5.00
  • Page  181* 1 Hist. of New York 4.50
  • * 1 Indian Tales 2.25
  • * 1 Hist. of Revolution 6.00
  • * 1 Hist. of Washington 9.00
  • * 1 Hist. of England 5.00
  • * 1 Hist. of Voyages 2.25
  • * 2 Albums 9.00
  • * 1 Portrait Gallery 16.00
  • 1 Land & Book 3.25
  • 1 Field Book 10.00
  • 1 Kanes Expeditions 10.00
  • * 1 Travels 2.25
  • * 1 Hist. of Creation 2.50
  • * 1 Hist. of Birds .63
  • * 1 Hist. of Beasts .75
  • * 1 Hist. of Art .50
  • * 1 Text Book .37
  • 1 Box .75
  • $113.00

President Lincoln wrote the following note to B. B. French, Commissioner of Public Buildings, who had charge of White House expenditures, including the annual appropriation of $250 for books. At the same time he authorized French to draw $125.90 from the appropriation.

Washington, Aug. 26, 1862

Hon. B. B. French

Sir:

With the sum created by what you draw on the book fund and my private check for $124.25, pay T.J. Crowen of New York $175.00, and William F. Richstein, $75.00.

A. Lincoln

Original bills and check are in the General Accounting Office, Washington, D. C.

Page  182

DISPOSITION OF LINCOLN'S SALARY WARRANTS

Page  183Page  184
Month Amount Date deposited in Riggs & Co. Washington, D.C. How 31 of these warrants became part of Lincoln's estate
1861  
March $2083.331 April 5, 1861  
April 2083.33 May 8, 1861  
May 2083.34 June 10, 1861  
June 2083.33 July 9, 1861  
July 2083.33   Purchased on March 15, 1862 with these seven warrants, totalling $14,585.33, Treasury notes of 1861 in the principal amount of $14,200, bearing interest at 7.3% per an|num, payable in gold.
August 2083.34  
Sept. 2083.33
Oct. 2083.33
Nov. 2083.34
Dec. 2083.33
1862
Jan. 2083.33  
Feb. 2083.34 March 1, 1862  
March 2083.33   Purchased on April 15, 1862 $2,000 of Treasury notes of 1861.
April 2083.33 Sept. 3, 1862  
May 2083.34 Oct. 20, 1862  
June 2083.33 April 2, 1863  
July 2083.33 July 29, 1863  
August 2083.34   These eleven warrants, totalling $22,306.67 delivered to Treasury on August 1, 1863 for a Certificate of Deposit in same amount. Cer|tificate bore interest at 5%, pay|able in currency, and represented a temporary loan as authorized by Act of February 25, 1862.
Sept. 2022.332  
Oct. 2022.33  
Nov. 2022.34
Dec. 2022.33
1863
Jan. 2022.33
Feb. 2022.34
March 2022.33
April 2022.33
May 2022.34  
June 2022.33
July 2022.33   In July Lincoln had approximately $1,202 in gold received as interest on his $16,200 Treasury notes of '61. This sum in gold would pur|chase $1,852.40 in greenbacks at the then market rate. Currency in this amount and July warrant, to|talling $3,874.73, were exchanged on August 18, 1863 for a Certifi|cate of Deposit.
August 2022.34   Purchased on January 12, 1864 with warrants for Aug., Sept., Oct. and Dec., totalling $8,089.33 Treasury notes of '62 in principal amount of $8,000 bearing interest at 6% per annum in gold.
Sept. 2022.33
Oct. 2022.33
Nov. 2022.34 December 8, 1863
Dec. 2022.33  
1864  
Jan. 2022.33 March 4, 1864  
Feb. 2022.34   Warrants for Feb. and March, plus balance of $89 in greenbacks from purchase of notes on Jan. 12, 1864, and all his Government securi|ties turned over by Lincoln to Chase, Secretary of Treasury, for reinvestment. Warrants became part of $32,800 reinvestment in Treasury notes of '81.
March 2022.33
April 2022.33 November 7, 1864  
May 2022.34 June 7, 1864
June 2022.33 July 9, 1864
July 1981.673 November 7, 1864
August 1981.67 Deposited in First Natl. Bank, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 1981.66 November 18, 1864
Oct. 1981.67 January 6, 1865
Nov. 1981.67 January 31, 1865
Dec. 1981.66    
1865   These four warrants found in Lin|coln's desk after his death.
Jan. 1981.67
Feb. 1976.22  
March 1981.67  
April 847.83   Paid to Administrator of Lincoln's estate as salary from April 4-15, 1865, income tax deducted.
TOTALS $100,668.72 $38,770.01 $61,898.71  

THE ESTATE OF THOMAS LINCOLN

IN November, 1867, David Davis was appointed guardian of Thomas (Tad) Lincoln, who was then fourteen years old. On Davis's recommendation Judge William Prescott of the Sangamon County Court authorized the payment of $100 a month to Mrs. Lincoln for her minor son's support. The bonds held in Thomas Lincoln's name yielded $1,983 in interest annually. The interest, paid in gold, was sold at a premium, which brought the income from his father's estate well above the cost of his main|tenance. With the surplus, Davis purchased a $1,000 McLean County bond in 1868.

Thomas Lincoln died on July 15, 1871. His only heirs were his mother and his brother, Robert Todd Lincoln. His estate consisted of $1,315.16 in cash and bonds totalling $35,750. Mrs. Lincoln was entitled, under the law, to two-thirds of the estate, but, at her request, it was divided equally between herself and Robert.

MRS. LINCOLN'S FINANCES, 1865-1882

ON December 21, 1865, the Congress of the United States voted to pay Mrs. Lincoln one year's presidential salary, minus any payments made to the President or to his estate between March 4, 1865 and March 4, 1866. Such payments amounted to $2,829.50, and were deducted. Deducted also was the five per cent income tax on these payments, or $145.16. The remainder, $22,025.34, was paid to Mrs. Lincoln in 7-30 bonds of 1865. No income tax on this amount was withheld because the Treasury ruled that it was a donation. Mrs. Lincoln used most of the money ($18,000) to pur|chase a house at 375 West Washington Street, Chicago.

In July, 1870, Congress voted an annual pension of $3,000 to Mrs. Lincoln. A year later she received one-half of the estate of her son Thomas.

In May, 1875, Mrs. Lincoln was adjudged incapable, because of mental illness, of handling her own finances, and her son Robert was appointed conservator. He acted in this capacity until June, 1876, when his mother was declared to be competent. Robert Lincoln reported that her estate amounted to $68,750, with income of $11,140.35 during the period of his conservatorship.

Page  185Mrs. Lincoln placed her business affairs in the hands of Jacob Bunn, Springfield banker in September, 1876. From him she borrowed $1,800 in gold to make a trip to France, reimbursing him in January, 1877. Bunn was empowered to collect for her the $1,800 semi-annual interest on $60,000 on six per cent federal bonds which she owned, and $125 monthly payment on her Chicago house, and the $3,000 annual pension. He attended to these matters faithfully and to the satisfaction of Mrs. Lin|coln. She lived comfortably on her annual income of $9,100, in Pau, a resort in the southern part of France which was patronized by many English people. When the weather became warm she stayed at resorts high in the Pyrenees. There were occa|sional trips to Paris, Rome and Naples, but most of the time she resided in Pau.1

Bunn's Bank failed on January 1, 1878—a casualty of the long depression which followed the Panic of 1873.2 To a letter announcing his failure Mrs. Lincoln sent a reply which the man who had lost the results of his life work cherished as long as he lived. She wrote: "Most truly do I sympathize with you and your amiable, kind hearted family in this unexpected trouble. . . . Allow me to thank you for your kind|ness in going up to Chicago to collect money on interest. Your kind attention to my business, as well as your great promptitude, is most gratefully remembered by me. Please present my affectionate regards to your family."3

When Jacob Bunn again suggested that in view of his bankruptcy she might wish him to turn the management of her affairs over to another, Mrs. Lincoln wrote: "I entreat you in the future to send my remittances yourself, take charge of my business & I will endeavor to give you as little trouble as possible. Retain my Bonds & my papers, for in your honourable hands I feel well assured, they are perfectly safe. Will you please respect my wishes in regard to this dear Mr. Bunn, for I wish to feel at rest re|garding these matters."4 He continued to look after her business matters until her return to the United States in October, 1880.

In January, 1882, Mrs. Lincoln's pension was increased from $3,000 to $5,000 a year. At the same time, Congress voted her a donation of $15,000.

Mrs. Lincoln died on July 16, 1882, leaving no will. Robert Todd Lincoln, who served as administrator, filed his final report on November 6, 1884. Her estate, worth $84,035, went to him as the sole heir.5