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Check of James Shields to Abraham Lincoln, 1 March 18411
Cashier of the State Bank of Illinois, Pay toA Lincolnor order, the sum ofTwo hundred & ninety twodollars andcents, it being infullfor his services as amemberof the General Assembly, special session 1840 and session 1840 & '41.3
(Countersigned and Registered.)
Jas Shields
Auditor of Public Accounts.
John D WhitesideTreasurer.
(The holder of this warrant will be entitled to six per cent. interest from date, until redeemed by the State.)

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A. Lincoln
1This partially printed check was filled in by James Shields and signed by Shields and John D. Whiteside. Abraham Lincoln endorsed it on the back side.
2"6464" changed to "6466".
3Members 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).