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Survey for Sangamon County Circuit Court, 26 August 18391
William Butler }
vs In Chancery—
William Tilford
I. Abraham Lincoln, having been appointed by the Sangamon Circuit court to make a survey of a part of the North half of the North East quarter of Section Five in Township Fifteen North of Range Seven West of the Third Principal Meridian,2 in accordance with a bond filed in the above entitled cause,3 do hereby report, that I have made said survey, in accordance with said bond; and find the land therein to contain Seventeen acres and Seventytwo hundredths of an acre; and to be bounded as follows, towit: Begining at the North West corner of said half quarter section; thence East Six chains and fortyfour links to a rock at a point intersecting a fence owned by Elkanah Butler in his lifetime, and being Thirtythree chains and fortynine links West of the North East corner of said half quarter; thence South two degrees West Twentynine chains and seventy links to the Southern boundary of said half quarter: thence West Five chains and fortyone links to the South West corner of said half quarter; thence North Twentynine chains and sixtyfour links to the begining—
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the survey in its entirety.
2Located north of Berlin and west of Springfield in Island Grove Township.
“Counties, Townships, and Ranges in Illinois,” Maps, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Reference.aspx?ref=Reference html files/LandMeasurement.html.
3Butler v. Tilford et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138485.

Autograph Document Signed, 1 page(s), Private Collection, David H. Leroy (Boise, ID).