Receipt of Abraham Lincoln to Charles R. Matheny, 3 June 18341
Recd[Received] of C. R Matheny Clerk $10.00 depositted by me at the last Term of com. court on application for a road—2
A. Lincoln

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1Charles R. Matheny wrote the document; Abraham Lincoln signed his own name.
2In March 1834, Abraham Lincoln signed a petition requesting the Sangamon County commissioners’ court to establish a road leading from Samuel Musick’s ferry to New Salem and Jacksonville. The court appointed Lincoln and two others to locate the road, and in June 1834 they presented a plan and map of the proposed route to the county commissioners’ court.

Handwritten Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).