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 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, 2 page(s), Lincolnia Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).