Certificate of Survey for William G. Cantrall, 5 September 18341
Surveyed for William G. Cantrill the following tract of land (to. wit) Begining at the South East corner of the West half of the North East quarter of Section 20 in Township 17 North of Range 5 West— at a White Oak— 20 inches in diameter bearing South 60 degrees West 33 Links Thence West 31 chains &. 50— Links to a Hickory 20 inches N[North] 48 W.[West] 25 Links Thence North 20 chains to a stake Thence East 31 chains &. 50 Links to a Spanish Oak 20 inches S[South] 66 W 42— Links— Thence South 20 chains to the begining—2J. Calhoun S S C.[Surveyor of Sangamon County]
By A. Lincoln
Wm G. Cantrall & Deborah his wife to Joshua M. Cantrall
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the text of this survey, his own and Calhoun’s signatures, and the list of chainmen.
2The land described here is located in northern Sangamon County.
Autograph Document Signed, 1 page(s), Private Collection