James Estep to Edward Mitchell, 28 September 18331
Mr Mitchell
I have resold the land to Jesse Baker for which a Deed was left in your office to be recorded—2 If you have not recorded it— it is my request that you should not but deliver it up to the bearer Jesse Baker—
James Eastep
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of this document, including Eastep’s signature.
2Baker sold this forty acres in Sangamon County, Illinois, to Estep in July 1833 for $500; and Estep sold it back to Baker for $500 in November 1833. Lincoln wrote the original deed for the parties.
Deed of Jesse Baker to James Estep, 26 July 1833, Sangamon County, Illinois, Deed Record F, 512-13; Deed of James Estep to Jesse Baker, 16 November 1833, Sangamon County, Illinois, Deed Record G, 187-88, both in Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield; Lincoln wrote deed for Baker et al., 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/Details.aspx?case=141170; Deed of Jesse Baker and Christiana Baker to James Eastep.

Copy of Handwritten Document Signed with a Representation, 1 page(s), Copy Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)