Check of Levi Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 24 December 18391AUDITOR'S OFFICE ILLINOIS, Springfield, Dec 24th 1839.
$100 00/ 100 No. 2173.
Cashier of the — State Bank of Illinois, Pay to Abraham Lincoln or order, the sum of One hundred dollars and— cents, it being in part for his services as a Member of the General Assembly, Session 1839 & 40.2
(The holder of this warrant will be entitled to six per cent interest from date, until redeemed by the State.)
(Countersigned and Registered.)John D Whiteside Treasurer. Levi Davis
Auditor of Public Accounts.
J A [Whister?]
1This partially printed check was filled in by Levi Davis and signed by Davis and Whiteside. 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, 2 page(s), Lincolnia Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)