Report of Abraham Lincoln, Michael Killion, and Hugh Armstrong to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court, [2] June 18341
To the county commissioners court for the county of Sangamon at its June term 1834.
We the undersigned being appointed to view and locate a road. Begining at Musick’s ferry on Salt creek. (via) New Salem to the county line in the direction to Jacksonville— respectfully report— that we have performed the duties of said view and location as required by law and that we have made the location on good ground— and believe the establishment of the same to be necessary and proper—
The enclosed Map gives the courses and distances as required by law
Michael KillionHugh ArmstrongA. Lincoln2

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[docketing]
A Lincoln & others Report
[endorsement]
A Lincoln 5 dys—[days] at $2.00— $15.00
John A. Kelso chain beare[r] for 5 dys. at 75 cts. $3.75
Robert Loyed " " $3.75
Hugh Armstrong for services as axeman 5 dys. at 75 cts.––– 3.75
A Lincoln for making [p]lat & report— $2.50

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[enclosure]
Survey map
Whole length of the road 26 miles & 70 chains
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the body of the text and signed his own name. He also authored the survey map on page three, which was not transcribed here.
Killion, Armstrong, and Lincoln presented their report to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court on June 2, 1834.
Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court Record Book D, Manuscripts Department, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.
2Lincoln and Armstrong had signed a petition sent to the court four months earlier requesting that the road be located.

Autograph Document Signed, 3 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC)