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Alton & Sangamon Railroad Stock Subscription Book, 20 May 18471
Springfield
Stock Book
For the Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Company
opened May 20th 1847

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We the subsribers to the Capital Stock of the Alton and Sangamon Rail Road Compny each one for himself in consideration of receiving certificates for the shares of the Stock of said Company from Simeon Ryder the President of the board of Commissioners authorized to open the Books for the subscription to said stock upon which we have paid Five Dollars on each share which number of Shares have been hereinafter subscribed by each of us, do hereby agree in consideration of haveing received such Certificates for Shares of said stock. and in consideration of being one of said Stockholders by subscribing therefor to pay the balance of the instalments due on Stock by us subscribed when the same may be called for by the board of Directors of said Company when duly organized in conformity with
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the charter approved Feby[February] 27th 1847–2
Subscribers'
Names
No–
Shares
No–
Certifs[Certificates]
5–
Per Cent
Total
Amount
Virgil Hickox 10 1 1,000,
John Williams 10 2 1,000
Washington Iles ^Retd[Returned]^ 10 3 $50.00 1,000
Ninian W. Edwards 10 4 1.000
Elijah Iles 10 5 1,000
John Cook 10 6 1,000
P P & Z A Enos 10 7 1000
Wm B. Corneau 2 8 200
S B Opdycke 5 9 500
Isaac S Britton 1 10 100
Thomas Lewis 5 11 500
James L Lamb 10 12 1000
B C Webster 10 13 1.000
N W Matheny 1 14 100
Francis Clinton 1 15 100
W. Harvey 1 16 100.
Jos Smith 1 17 100.
D & I P Spear 5 18 500.
^11200^

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Subscribers Names. No of
Shares.
No of
Cirtificate
5
pr ct.[percent]
Total
Amount.
^11200.^00
James L Hill 2 19 200,00
John W Priest 2 20 200.00
M Reeves 1 21 100.00
J Stockdale 1 22 100.00
G– Ayers 1 23 100.00
L B Adams 1 24 100.00
John Cavenaugh 1 25 100.00
E. M. Henkle ^Retd^ 2 26 $5– 200 00
John Robison3^Retd^ 1 27 $5– 100.00
L. R. Kimball 1 28 100.00
E. Stout 1 29 100.00
W Lavely 1 30 100.00
Hiram Walker 1 31 100.00
Thomas C. Elkin 1 32 100.00
Amos Camp 1 33 100,00
Henry Dresser 1 34 100.00
Isaac Wickersham 2 35 200—
Asa Eastman 2 36 200—
Wm Pope 1 37 100.00
Isaac A Hawley 2 38 20000
^13,700^

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Subscribers Names. No
of
Shares.
No
of
Certificate
5 pr ct.
Paid
in–
Total
Amount.
^13700^
Thomas Galt 2 39 200.00
E. S. Frazer 2 40 200.00
S S Kegwin 1 41 100 00
J M Burkhardt. 5 42 500.—
Edm Rankin 1 43 $5.00 100—
John H. Johnson 1 44 100
E B Pease 1 45 100
William S. Pickrell 1 46 100
E. Moore 1 47 100
Thomas Mather 5 48 500
Thomas Houghan 2 49 200
John F. Robinson 1 50 100
John W Gray 1 51 100
R. F. Ruth 1 52 100
Thomas Alsop 1 53 100
H. Vanhoff 1 54 100
Obed Lewis 1 55 100
William Harrower 1 56 100
W. H. Johnson 1 57 100
J A Campbell 1 58 100
^16,800^

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Subscribers Names No
of
Shares.
No
of
Certificates
5 pr ct
Paid
in
^16,800.00^
Total
Amount
Charles Dresser 1 59 $100.00
John C. Maxcy 2 60 200.00
John T. Stuart 5. 61. 500.00
Wm H. Herndon 2. 62 200.00
William Butler 5 63 500.00
Leighton G Moore 1 64 100.00
S. Francis 2 65 200,00
A. Francis 1 66 100,00
J S Rogers 2 67 200,00
Thomas J Dennis 1 68 100,00
Samuel C. Simpson 1 69 100.00
Clarkson Freeman 2 70 200.00
George Woods 1– 71 100.00
F [Sychas?] 1 72 100,00
Peter L. Earnest 1 73 100,00
J. G. Loose 5 74 500,00
James H. Matheny 3. 75 300,00
Jas C Conkling 1 76 100.00
Silas W Robbins 1 77– 100,00
^20,500^

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Subscribers Names No
of
Shares
No
of
Certificates
5 Pr Cent Total
Amount
100
Amt. brot. forwd[Amount brought forward] 20,500
Caleb Birchall 1 78 100$
Joseph B Loose 5 79 500
John Hutchinson 2 80 200
J. Bunn 10 81 1000
John Grigg. by C J & Co 50 82 5000
Jay Slater by G. Jayne. 1 83. 100.
C W Chatterton 1 84 100
A. Lincoln 2 85 2004
S T Logan 5 86 500
Condell Jones & Co 5 87 500
Jno Irwin & Co 5 88 500
J. Thayer & Co 5 89 500
Wallace & Diller. 1 90 100
George [Mayers?]5 1 91 100.
^#^Aaron Beidler^Returned^ 2 92 $10 200.
R P Abel 1 93 100
Joseph Inslee ^Retd^ 1 94 $5. 100.
John Rape^Retd^ 1 95 $5 100

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Subscribers names. No of
Shares
No of
Certificate
5 pr ct Total
Amount.
amt. brot.[amount brought] forward.
Wm A Lockridge^Retd^ 1 96 $5. $100—
Craig White ^Returned^ 1 97 $5. 100—
S. G. Jones 1 98 100—
Jacob Greenallt^Retd^ 1 99 $5 100
Antrim Campbell ^Retd^ 1 100 $5.
Edmund R Wiley 2 101
J. H. Kent" – 1 102
George Pasfield Re 5 103 25.00 500.
Philip C Johnson 5 104 25.00 500.
S M Tinsley & Co 5 105 500
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113

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Subscribers names. No
of
Shares
No of
Certificates
5 pr. ct. Total
Amount.
Amt. brot. forwd 114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131

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Subscribers Names No
of
Shares
No
of
Certificates
5 pr
[per] Cent
Total
Amount.
amt. brot. forward.
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149

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^30 Blanks to Stuart.^ County Subscriptions to the Capital Stock of the "Alton & Sangamon Rail Road Company"
Subscribers Names. No
of
Shares
No of
Cirtifics[Certificates]
5 pr ct. Total
Amt.[Amount]
H Yates 5 150 $25.00 500
James N Brown 5 151 25— 500
Wm W Wyckoff 1 152 5— 100
J. D. Smith 5 153 500
A. Foutch ^Retd^ 1 154 $5.00 100.
Wm Rhea 1 155 5.00 100.
J W Smith 1 156 100
John Hensley 1 157 100
Asa Harding 1 158 100
1Abraham Lincoln signed his name on page eight.
2“An Act to Construct a Railroad from Alton, in Madison County, to Springfield, in Sangamon County,” 29 February 1847, Private and Special Laws of Illinois (1847), 144-49.
3John Robison could not be positively identified.
4Lincoln signed his name, and he also wrote the “2” and the “200.”
5This individual could not be positively identified.

Handwritten Document Signed, 13 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).