Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
March 3rd, 1834

Surveyed for Jesse Gum the following tracts of land ---(viz) 1st. Composed of the North half of Section 32---and the South East quarter of Section 29---the East half and South West fourth of the North East quarter of Section 29 and the South West fourth of North West quarter of Section 28---in Township 18 North of Range 7 West. Begining at the South East corner of said tract at a rock. Thence North 80 chains to a rock. Thence East 20 chains toPage  23 a rock. Thence North 20 chains to a rock. Thence West 20 chains to a rock. Thence North 20 chains to a rock. Thence West 20 chains to a rock. Thence South 20 chains to a rock[.] Thence West 20 chains to a rock. Thence South 60 chains to a Sugar tree 16 inches in diameter bearing N 62 E. 7 Links---another Sugar tree 10 inches S 35 W. 38 Links. Thence West 40 chains to a Hickory 12 inches S 61 W. 68 Links White Walnut 17 inches N 39 E. 45 Links. Thence South 40 chains to an Elm 10 inches N 24 W. 32 Links---Black Walnut 12 inches S 38 E. 48 Links. Thence East 80 chains to the begining. 2nd. The East half of the South West quarter of Section 28 in the above Township---begining at the South East corner of said quarter at a rock. Thence North 40 chains to a rock. Thence West 20 chains to a rock. Thence South 40 chains to a rock[.] Thence East 20 chains to the begining. 3rd. The South East fourth of the North West quarter of Section 33 in the above Township. Begining at the South East corner of of [sic] said quarter at a stake[.] Thence North 20 chains to a stake. Thence West 20 chains to a stake. Thence South 20 chains to a stake. Thence East 20 chains to the begining[.] 4th. The West half of the South East quarter of Section 30 in the above Township. Begining at the South West corner of said quarter at a Mulberry 4 inches S 47 E. 24 Links. Thence North 40 chains to an Overcup [2] 10 inches---S 42 E. 92 Links[.] Thence East---20 chains to an Elm---20 inches. S 57 W. 90 Links. Thence South 40 chains to a Black Oak 18 inches---N 39 E. 7 Links. Thence West 20 chains to the begining.

Chainmen [3]--- J. Calhoun S. SC

Jeremiah Davis BY A LINCOLN

Thomas Gum---