1Sir,—
In obedience to a resolution calling on the Auditor to “lay before the House of Representatives, the manner in which the contingent fund has been paid out by order of the Governor last in office, and for what purpose,” I have the honor herewith
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to submit the enclosed statement, which is a copy of that part of the Auditor’s biennial report in relation to the contingent fund made to the General Assembly on the 4th inst.
Very respectfully,JAS. T. B. STAPP, Auditor.The Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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[enclosure]
A Statement of the amount drawn from the Treasury, on Account of the Contingent Fund, from the 30th November, 1832, to the 1st December, 1834.
Dolls. Cts.
To Warrants to Messsrs. Whiteside and Snyder, for conveying Indian prisoners to Ottowa, 153 16
" " to Messrs. Whiteside, Moore, and Reynolds, for services in taking an account of and ascertaining the extent of the late Indian disturbances, 50 00
" " to Messrs. Hopkins, Brown and Moore, for conveying Indian prisoners to Ottawa, 104 00
" " to M. Wood, for bearing express during the late Indian War, 2 50
" " to H. Evans, for mending press for seal of State, 10 00
" " to S. & J. Francis, for printing notices &c. for raising troops in the late Indian War, 11 00
" " to John Messinger, in part, for Surveying and establishing Northern boundary line of State, 200 00
" " to Messrs. Greiner & Sherman, for printing Proclamation for Governor, 16 37
" " to John Dickerson, for repairs to Secretary’s Office. 2 50
" " to Robert Peeples, for transporting public arms from Shawneetown to Danville, 45 20
" " to John Marshall, for drayage and storage of public arms, 12 76
" " to William Porter, for an abstract of lands entered at Springfield, furnished the Auditor, 7 65
" " to James Whitlock, for recording for State, 3 18
" " to Quarter Master Gen’l. for cleaning public arms, 29 00
" " to John Y. Sawyer for printing, 8 25
" " to A. M. Braily for services in establishing Northern Boundary line of this State, 400 00
" " to S. C. Christy, for storage of public arms, 50 00
" " to Robert Goudy for binding laws of Congress, 141 00
" " to John Messinger for services in establishing Northern Boundary line of this State, 347 10

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To
Warrants to Thomas Reynolds, for services in collecting State arms, 90 00
" " to James B. Campbell, for storage and taking care of public arms, 50 00
" " to John Hewit for conveying a message to Governor of Mo. demanding F. Hood a fugitive from Justice, 20 00
" " to E. Breath for advertising notice in relation to State arms, and proclamation offering reward for the apprehension of Payne, and Adj’t. Gen’ls. notice for return of appraisement rolls, horses, arms &c. lost in Indian War, 7 00
" " to Greiner & Sherman for printing 1000 copies of Journals Gen’l. Assembly session of 1832-33, 1417 10
" " to Robert Goudy for binding Journals of Congress and Laws of New York, 29 40
" " to Tho’s Reynolds for collecting State arms, 138 00
" " to William Mitchell for transporting State arms from Springfield to Alton, 21 00
" " to R. K. Fleming for printing Gov’rs. proclamation for apprehension of N. Payne, 7 50
" " to John Y. Sawyer for printing the Governor’s address in relation to Cholera, 10 00
" " to James Clark for transporting State arms from McComb to Beardstown, 16 00
" " to S. Beaird for services as a messenger to the Governor of Missouri to demand fugitives from justice, 75 00
" " to Wm. G. Brown, Wm. Mitchell and Jno. McLemore, for transporting State arms from Vandalia to Alton, 108 00
" " to Jno Ewing for collecting State arms, 63 00
" " to Sam’l C. Pierce, for cleaning and repairing State arms, 64 13
" " to I. S. Berry for services in going to the Gov’nr of Kentucky, to demand fugitives from justice, 200 00
" " to Thomas Philips for transporting arms from Ottawa to Alton, 30 00
" " to Greiner & Sherman, for blank sheets furnished for binding laws, 10 00

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To
Warrants to M. W. Dorris for services in going to Gov’r of Mo. to demand certain fugitives from justice, and expenses in transporting said fugitives to Quincy, 200 00
" " to S. Beird in full, for services in going to Gov’nr of Mo. to demand certain fugitives from justice, 25 00
" " to John Y. Sawyer for printing general order in relation to arms, &c. 3 00
" " to Doolittle & Munson, for seal for Auditor’s Office, 48 25
" " to Wm. H. Brown and John Tillson, for money paid into the Treasury to pay the interest on loan, 2448 00
" " to Wm. Thomas for postage paid on school land patents, 4 00
" " to S. C. Sherman and John Y. Sawyer, for printing an act of the Legislature of Indiana in relation to the improvement of the G. Wabash river, 52 00
" " to S. P. Gorin for freight and charges on a Map of N. Carolina sent to the Governor, 4 75
" " to T. C. Kirkman for recording the plat of the town of Vandalia, 20 00
" " to R. Goudy for binding Journals & Laws of different States, 73 62
" " to A. P. Field for expenses in sending a draft to St. Louis in favor of commissioners of school fund and for stationary for Secretary’s Office, 23 00
" " to C. Jones & Co. for publishing Governor’s proclamation for apprehension of N. Payne, 4 50
" " to Jacob Judy, Geo. W. Waters and Levi Davis in part, for services in selecting Seminary Lands, 50 00
" " to R. K. Fleming for printing Gov’rs proclamation for an election for Congressman in the 1st Congressional District, 5 00
" " to John Y. Sawyer for printing Gov’rs proclamation for an election for Congressman in the 1st and 2d Congressional district, 20 00
" " to S. C. Pierce for articles furnished for repairing and cleaning State arms, 30 15

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To
Warrants to Levi Davis, Geo. W. Waters and Jacob Judy, for services as commissioners in selecting Seminary lands, 327 00
" " to E. Capps for transporting two muskets from Springfield to Vandalia, 50
" " to Robert Blackwell, Harvey Lee, William Linn, John Hall, Archibald Henry, James Black, James E. Howell and William J. Henry, for materials furnished, and work done on the State House, 501 31
" " to W. B. Scates for legal services in three cases against Jas. M. Duncan, late Cashier. 50 00
" " to J. H. McLemore for transporting State arms from Vandalia to Alton, 36 00
" " to Wm. G. Brown for transporting State arms from Vermilion county to Alton, 160 00
" " to Buxton & Wolford for publishing Gov’rs proclamation for an election for a member of Congress in 3d district, 3 00
" " to J. Bradley for services and expenses in collecting State arms, 150 00
" " to J. M. Morse for repairing Treasurer’s and Secretary’s Office, 9 00
Total, $8,297 88
Auditor’s Office, Illinois, }
Vandalia, December 4, 1834
JAMES T. B. STAPP,
Auditor.
1On December 13, 1834, James Semple laid before the House of Representatives a communication from James T. B. Stapp, the Auditor of Public Accounts, in response to a resolution by the House on December 10. The House referred the statement to the Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures, of which Abraham Lincoln was a member, and the committee submitted its report on December 16.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 97, 114-15, 124.

Printed Transcription, 6 page(s), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their First Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 114-15, 53-56