I, Abraham Lincoln in Consideration of the sum of Thirty Dollars, to me in hand paid, have this Day granted, bargained, and sold unto Gershom Jayne his heirs and assigns forever, all my Right, title, Interest and Estate in and to one undivided half of the North part of the North West fractional quarter of section Three in Township Nineteen North of Range Seven West of the third principal Meridian.
“Witness my hand and Seal this Ninth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty seven.A. Lincoln seal
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Be it Remembered that on the day of the date hereof came personally before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said County Abraham Lincoln who is known to be the same person By whom & in whose name the foregoing Deed of Conveyance is Subscribed and by whom and in whose name the same is now proposed to be acknowledged and who then acknowledged the same to be his free and voluntary act and Deed for the purposes therein Expressed.
“Given under my hand & Seal this 9th day of May A. D. 1837.Thomas Moffett J. P.[Justice of the Peace] seal
Handwritten Transcription, 1 page(s), Sangamon County Deed Book K, 686, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield (Springfield, Illinois) ,