Survey for Reason Shipley, 6 January 18341
No Bearing trees2 Inches diam[diameter] course Links dist[distance]
1 Rock in[inches] Mound
2 Do[Ditto] Do
3 " "
4 " "
5 " "
6 " "
7 W.[White] Oak 45 N[North] 17 E[East] 31
8 B.[Black] Oak 14 S[South] 13 E. 83
9 W.[White] Oak 13 N 32W[West] 33
10 Hick.[Hickory] 9 S 45 W. 36
11 Elm 18. N 12 E 566
12 B. Oak 7 N 86W 149
13 Ash 14 S 52 W. 25
14 W. Oak 18 S 23 E 41
15 O. Cup[Overcup Oak]
W. Oak
16
20
S 22 W
S 19 E.
56
40
16 W. Oak
Do
9
29
S 65 E
N 57 W
31
28
17 Rock in Mou nd
18 Hick 14 S 67 W. 25
19 S. Oak
W Oak
15
16
N 46 W
N 27 E.
16
37.
Map in Lincoln’s hand.
The above tract of land was Surveyed for Reason Shipley— being composed of the North half the West half of the South East quarter & the East half of the South West quarter of Section 26 the entire Section 23 and the East half of the North East quarter of Section 22— all of Township 19 North of Rang[e] 7 West—3
J. Calhoun S S C.[Surveyor of Sangamon County]
By A. Lincoln
Chainmen4
Richard Soward
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of this document, including Calhoun’s signature, as well as the survey map, which has not been transcribed.
2In surveying, bearing trees are important in marking the corners of property.
3This 1,120 acres of land was in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois that is now a part of Menard County.
4Two chainmen held the measuring chain for the surveyor.

Autograph Document Signed, 1 page(s), The Lincoln Museum (Ft. Wayne, IN)