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Tuesday, January 23, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

In House amendment to civil and diplomatic appropriations bill to allow congressmen ten cents per mile for mileage, and $2,000 per annum in lieu of per diem expenses and all other allowances, is defeated, 36-150. Lincoln votes with majority. Globe.

Lincoln writes to Henry E. Dummer of Beardstown, relating results of Post Office chore performed for this old friend and colleague. Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, [23? January 1849], CW, 2:24.