DS, Private Collector, photocopy IHi. Charles R. Matheny arrived in Springfield, Illinois in the spring of 1821. He was a preacher as well as a lawyer, serving as county clerk.
William Butler was a lawyer from Kentucky. He purchased a farm in Sangamon County in 1828, later serving as clerk of the Circuit Court from March 19, 1836 until March 22, 1841.
Abner Y. Ellis was a New Salem merchant who later moved to Springfield.
 Verso has filing note ``C. R. Matheny Bond Clerk Co. Court.''