Check of Levi Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 17 December 18401AUDITOR’S OFFICE ILLINOIS, Springfield,Dec 171840
Cashier of theState Bank of Illinois, Pay toAbraham Lincolnor order, the sum ofFiftydollars andcents, it being inpartfor his services as a Member of the General Assembly, Session 1840 & ‘412
(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 WhitesideTreasurer.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.
Copy of Partially Printed Document Signed, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).