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Pay and Mileage Account of Abraham Lincoln, [3 January 1848 - 4 August 1848]1
Dr2 Abraham Lincoln Illinois
1848 M[Mileage] Paid M Paid Cv[Complete valuation]
Jany[January] 3 Check No 321 $650 $650–– By mileage √(1626 miles) $√1300 80 $ $1300 80
" 25 " 574 100 100 Augst 14 " Per diem 255 days 2024 2024
Feby[February] 3 " 684 100 100 3324 80
March 7 " " 1076 300 300
April 5 " " 1401 150 80 150 80
May 23 " " 2018 100 100
June 15 " " 2327 100 100
" 26 " " 2469 850 850
2350 80
July 21 " " 2781 150 150–
Aug[August] 4 " " 3079 824 824
3324 803
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln’s pay and mileage from the first session of the 30th Congress. Lincoln signed the ledger.
2“Dr” comes from the Latin word “debere” meaning to debit.
3Under the provision of a law enacted in 1818, members of the House of Representatives received eight dollars for every day they attended the House and eight dollars for every twenty miles of the estimated distance traveled from the members’ place of residence to Washington, D.C.
“An Act Allowing Compensation to the Members of the Senate, Members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to the Delegates of the Territories, and Repealing all Other Laws on that Subject,” 22 January 1818, Statutes at Large of the United States 3 (1846):404-5.

Handwritten Document Signed, 1 page(s) Volume 38:263-64, RG 217, Entry UD205: Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Undescribed Materials, Pay and Mileage, House of Representatives, 1813-1889.