Check of Levi Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 18 December 18381AUDITOR'S OFFICE ILLINOIS, Vandalia, Dec 181838
CASHIER of theVandalia BranchSTATE BANK of Illinois, Pay toAbraham Lincoln— or order, the sum ofOne Hundreddollars and—cents, it being inpartfor his services as a member of the General Assembly, Session1838 & 92
(Countersigned and Registered.)Levi Davis
Auditor of Public Accounts.John D Whiteside
(WM. WALTERS, STATE PRINTER.)
1This partially printed check was filled in by Levi Davis and signed by Davis and John D. Whiteside. Abraham Lincoln endorsed it on the back side.
2Members of the General Assembly earned $4 for each day’s attendance at the session, plus an additional $4 for every twenty miles of necessary travel in coming to and returning from the statehouse. In addition, members periodically received additional sums--often $100--through partial appropriation bills.
Partially Printed Document Signed, 1 page(s), Lincoln College Museum (Lincoln, IL).