Elijah Iles & wife }
To Deed
Abraham Lincoln
This Indenture, Made and Entered into this Second day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty Eight By and between Elijah Iles and Malinda Iles his wife of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois of the first part, and Abraham Lincoln of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred Dollars of Lawful Money of the united States to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened assigned Enfeoffed1 and conveyed, and by these presents, do, give, grant, bargain, sell, alien assign, Enfeoff and convey unto the said Party of the second part His heirs and assigns, certain Lots or pieces of ground, lying and being Situate in the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois, Known and described as follows, viz— Lots Twelve (12) and Thirteen (13) in Block Seven, in E. Iles, addition to Springfield, Designated on the Plot of said Addition, as Recorded in the Recorders office for Sangamon County will by Refference more fully appear—2
” To have and to hold the above Described Lots or parcels of ground, together with all and Singular the privileges or appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, to him the said party of the Second part, his heirs and assigns to and for their own Proper use, behoof and benefit forever, And the said Party of the first part, for themselves, their heirs, Executors, and administrators, do hereby covenant and agree to send with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever to warrant and Defend the title to the above described premises, against the claim or claims of any and all persons claiming by through, or under them the said party of the first part, and against the claim or claims of any and all persons whatsoever: and that they the said party of the first Part, are the only true and Lawful owners of the said premises, and that the same are free from all and all manner of Incumbrances— In Testimony whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written—
In presence of
Elijah Iles  seal Malinda Iles  seal 

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[certification]
06/02/1838
State of Illinois— } SS
Sangamon County
Be it Remembered that on the day of the date hereof came personally before the undersigned a Justice of the peace in & for said county Elijah Iles & Malinda Iles his wife who are Known by said Justice to be the Identical persons by whom and in whose Names the foregoing Deed is Subscribed and by whom and in whose names the same is proposed to be acknowledged who then Severally Acknowledged that they Executed the same freely for the purposes in said Deed Expressed— And the said Malinda Iles wife of the Said Elijah Iles after having been made acquainted with the contents of said Deed and being by said Justice Examined Separate from her said husband acknowledged that she Executed said Deed freely & without any threats or coercion of her said husband—
”Given under my hand & Seal, this 2nd day of June A.D. 1838
Thomas Moffett J. P.[Justice of the Peace]  seal 
[docketing]
03/09/1839
Recorded March 9th A.D. 1839
Benjamin Talbott R.[Recorder] S. C
1To invest with a fief, fee, or freehold in land.
2These lots were in the center of the block across the street from the property Lincoln purchased in 1844 on which he built his house. On March 30, 1850, he sold the south half of lot twelve to Frederick S. and Harriet W. Dean for $125, and on March 2, 1853, he sold north half of lot twelve and lot thirteen to Alexander Graham for $375.
Deed of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln to Frederick S. Dean and Harriet W. Dean; Deed of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln to Alexander Graham; Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 60.
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Handwritten Transcription, 1 page(s), Sangamon County Deed Record, Book O, pp. 93-94, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)