Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[June 18, 1838]

Know all men by these presents that we Charles R. Matheny, William Butler, Abner Y. Ellis, A. Lincoln are held and firmly bound unto the County Commissioners of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois for the use of any person or persons injured, or for the use of the said County if injured in the penal sum of one thousand dollars the payment of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns, jointly severally and firmly by these persons signed, sealed and dated this 18 day of June A.D. 1838.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Charles R. Matheny has been duly elected Clerk of the said County Commissioners Court. Now if he the said Charles R. Matheny shall faithfully perform the duties of said office assigned by laws therein the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

C.R. MATHENY (seal)

WILLIAM BUTLER (seal)

ABNER Y. ELLIS (seal)

A. LINCOLN (seal)

State of Illinois [2]

Sangamon County