Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Receipt to John Hogan,
Commissioner of Public Works [1]

Received Springfield June 17th 1840 of John Hogan Comr of the Board of Public Works, One Hundred and fifty Dollars in full for the above order of the Board Pub Works.



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[1]   D, I-Ar. The receipt appears on the bottom of an order by William Prentiss, Secretary of the Board of Public Works, directing that one hundred dollars be allowed to Strong and fifty dollars to Lincoln for professional services rendered the board. Lincoln's name was signed, apparently, by Strong, a Springfield attorney with whom we infer Lincoln must have collaborated. The nature of the services has not been discovered. A similar document may be found in Auditor's records, State of Illinois.