Researcher finds rare Abraham Lincoln records -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Researcher finds rare Abraham Lincoln records


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Researchers have found records that Abraham Lincoln signed detailing his travel and expenses during his time as a member of Congress.


The Springfield-based Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said Thursday that David Gerleman found the documents at the National Archives in Washington. Gerleman is assistant editor of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project.


He found the paperwork in several battered volumes. They contained Lincoln's official signed pay and mileage accounts with check numbers, date of issue, amounts and miles traveled.


One entry shows Lincoln collected about $2,000 in salary for January through August of 1848. He received an additional $1,300 for travel.



Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email:

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms