Indenture: Thomas and Sarah Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln 
This Indenture made this twentyfifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fortyone by and between Thomas Lincoln and Sarah his wife, of the county of Coles and State of Illinois, party of the first part, and Abraham Lincoln of the county of Sangamon and State aforesaid, party of the second part, Witnesseth:
That the said party of the first part, for, and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold; and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all their right, title, interest, and estate in and to the North East fourth of the South East quarter of Section Twentyone, in Township Eleven North, Range Nine East containing forty acres, more or less; reserving, however the ocupation, use, and entire control of said tract of land, and the appurtenances thereunto belonging, to the said party of the first part, and to the survivor of them, during both and each of their natural-lives.
To have and to hold to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, subject to the reservation aforesaid, the above described tract or parcel of land, aforesaid together with all and singular the previleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.
Page 263In testimony whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
THOMAS LINCOLN (SEAL)
SARAH X LINCOLN (SEAL)