Bill of Abraham Lincoln to Sangamon County, 1
I herewith enclose my bill for surveying…this County Sangamon…
|To.... as Surveyor||$12.00|
|To making map||.50|
1This document exists only as a transcription taken from a transcription in an auction catalog from 1914. Abraham Lincoln likely presented the bill to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court for payment.
2Lincoln served as an assistant to both John Calhoun and then Thomas M. Neale during their survey of Sangamon County from 1833 to 1835.
Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), 1:78-79.
Printed Transcription, 1 page(s), Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:15.