Check of Levi Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 1 February 18401AUDITOR'S OFFICE ILLINOIS, Springfield, Feb. 1 1840.
$12800/ 100 No. 2591.
Cashier of the State Bank of Illinois, Pay to Abraham Lincoln or order, the sum of One hundred and twenty eight dollars and cents, it being in full for his services as a Member of the General Assembly, Session 18 39 & 402
(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.
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.
Partially Printed Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL).