Richard M. Young to Abraham Lincoln, 6 December 18471
In compliance with your request of the 4th Inst, I have the honor to enclose you, herewith, an exemplification from the record of the patent which was issued the 1st of October 1833, in favor of James Allin, for the East ½ of the South West ¼ of Section 4, in Township 23, North, of Range 2, East–2
I am Sir,
With great Respect
Yr. Obt.[Your Obedient] Servant
Richard M Young
Hon Abraham Lincoln House of Reps

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E.[East] SW.[Southwest] 4. 23. 2. E.
Patented to James Allin
Part of Bloomington
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Land Patent
1Richard M. Young wrote and signed the letter.
2Abraham Lincoln’s letter of inquiry to Young has not been located. The enclosure mentioned is no longer extant. The land described here is located in Bloomington, Illinois.

Handwritten Letter Signed, 2 page(s), David Davis Family Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).