Lincoln pay records discovered - Chicago
Financial records pertain to Congressional term.
The National Archives in Washington have yielded up more records detailing the activities of Abraham Lincoln when he was a congressman. The Springfield-based Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum announced the find on Thursday.
The young Abraham Lincoln served as a member of Congress before becoming one of the most famous and beloved presidents.
According to the entries, Lincoln received $2,000 in salary for the period of January - August of 1848 and picked up another check for $1,300 for travel expenses.
The records will provide another data point to historians about the Congressional career of the future 16th president.
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