Check of Abraham Lincoln to Bailhache & Baker, 28 September 18571
Pay to Bailhache & Baker or Bearer
Ten /100 Dollars,
A Lincoln
Richards & Smith, printers.
1Abraham Lincoln filled in the blanks of this partially printed check and signed it.
2Lincoln’s payment of $10 to the publishing firm of Bailhache & Baker was for subscription to the Illinois State Journal. The funds were withdrawn from his account at the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company on September 30, 1857.
Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 321, 324; Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 166.

Partially Printed Document Signed, 1 page(s), Thomas Memorial Collection, Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN).