Receipt for 1845 Illinois and Sangamon County Taxes, 1
Received of Abraham Lincoln his State and county tax, for the year 1845 on the following described real estate. Valuation, $240 Tax, $1.68
E[East] ½ S E [Southeast]¼ Sec.[Section]12 T.[Township]15R.[Range]6A.[Acres]802
Sec. T. R. A.
TownWm Harvey Col[Collector] & S.[Sheriff] S. C. ^Ill^
2This land was a gift to Mary Lincoln from her father in 1844. As her husband, Abraham Lincoln was the legal owner of the property and was responsible for the taxes on it.
Deed of Robert S. Todd and Elizabeth Todd to Mary Lincoln; Daniel W. Stowell, “Femes UnCovert: Women’s Encounters with the Law,” Daniel W. Stowell, In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002), 18.
Partially Printed Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).