Certificate of Survey for Jesse Gumm, 3 March 18341
1834
Oct March 3nd
Surveyed for Jesse Gum the following tracts of land—(viz) 1st composed of the North half of Section 32— and the South East quarter of Section 29— the East half and South West fourth of the North East quarter of Section 29 and the South West fourth of North West quarter of Section 28— in Township 18 North of Range 7 West— Begining at the South East corner of said tract at a rock— Thence North 80 chains to a rock— Thence East 20 chains to a rock— Thence North 20 chains to a rock— Thence West 20 chains to a rock— Thence North 20 chains to a rock— Thence West 20 chains to a rock— Thence South 20 chains to a rock Thence West 20 chains to a rock— Thence South 60 chains to a Sugar tree 16 inches in diameter bearing N[North] 62 E[East]— 7 Links— another Sugar tree 10 inches S[South] 35 W[West]— 38 Links— Thence West 40 chains to a Hickory 12 inches S 61 W. 68 Links White Walnut 17 inches N 39 E— 45 Links— Thence South 40 chains to an Elm 10 inches N 24 W. 32 Links. Black Walnut 12 inches S 38 E. 48 Links— Thence East 80 chains to the begining— 2nd The East half of the South West quarter of Section 28 in the above Township— begining at the ^South^ North East corner of said quarter at a rock— Thence North 40 chains to a rock— Thence West 20 chains to a rock— Thence South 40 chains to a rock Thence East 20 chains to the begining— 3rd The South East fourth of the North West quarter of Section 33 in the above Township— Begining at the South East corner of of said quarter at a stake Thence North 20 chains to a stake— Thence West 20 chains to a stake— Thence South 20 chains to a stake— Thence East 20 chains to the begining 4th The West half of the South East quarter
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of Section 30 in the above Township— Begining at the South West corner of said quarter at a Mulberry 4 inches S 47 E— 24 Links. Thence North 40 chains to an Overcup2 10 inches— S 42 E. 92 Links Thence East— 20 chains to an Elm— 20 inches. S 57 W— 90 Links— Thence South 40 chains to a Black Oak 18 inches— N 39 E— 7 Links— Thence West 20 chains to the begining—3
J. Calhoun S.[Surveyor] S C
By A Lincoln
chainmen—
Jeremiah Davis
Thomas Gum.
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of this document, including Calhoun’s signature.
2Overcup Oak.
3The land described in this survey is located in present-day Menard County, between Petersburg and Tallula.

Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Meisei University (Tokyo, Japan)