Notes of a Survey Made for David Hart, 18361
A part of the West half of the South W East quarter of Section 13 in Township 17 North of Range 7 West of the 3rd Principal Meridian. and bounded as follows (viz) Begining at the South East corner of said half quarter. Thence West, with the Southern boundary line, 10 chains and 7 links. Thence North 12 chains & 40 links to the centre of the channel of Rock creek. Thence down Rock creek with it's meanderings to the place where the line dividing the East & West halves of the above named quarter, crosses the same. Thence South with said dividing line to the begining. Containing 12 acres and 48 hundredths of an acre, more or less.2

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[docketing]
Houghton.
Notes for a 12 acre tract.3
1Abraham Lincoln wrote this document, including the docketing on page two.
2The land described here is located in present-day Menard County, south of Petersburg.
3Abraham Lincoln surveyed this twelve-acre tract of land for David Hart in 1834. Hart then sold the land to Elijah Houghton, but died before executing a deed to the land. In 1836, Lincoln and his partner John T. Stuart represented Houghton in a suit against Hart’s heirs to obtain a deed to the land.
Deposition, 2 September 1837, Houghton v. Hart 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=139252.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)