Appraisers' Report of Abraham Lincoln, Hugh Armstrong, and James Clemment, 25 October 18331
Illinois Viz— We the Subscribers being Summoned & Sworn by D Dickinson Deputy Sheriff of Sangamon County to Value Lot No 5 North of Main Street, in first survey and Lot No one in Second Survey of the Town of Salem, Levied on as the property of Henry Sinco to satisfy an Execution in favour of Nelson Alley, do Value Lot No 5 to $100—& Lot No one to $50— Given under our2 hands and Seals this 25th day of October 18333
Test—[Attest]4
A. Lincoln  seal H. Armstrong  seal J. Clemment  seal 
1David Dickinson wrote the body of the text. Lincoln signed his own name only.
2"my" changed to “our".
3Sinco may have owed money to the New Salem tavern that Alley owned and operated.
4When Lincoln lived in New Salem, he appraised property on at least three occasions, including this one. The other two occasions involved the value of horses instead of land.
Lincoln et al. appraised property for Sangamon County Circuit Court, 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=141375; Lincoln & Reed appraised property for Brown, 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=141151; Lincoln & Hill appraised property for Dorrell, 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=141711.

Handwritten Document Signed, 1 page(s), Private Collection, Blaine V. Houmes (Cedar Rapids, IA)