Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Certificate of Survey for William McNeely [1]

1835 March 10

Surveyed for William McNeely a part of the of the [sic] South West fractional quarter of Section 30 in Township 18 North of Range 7 West. Begining at the middle of Gum's branch where the Eastern boundry line of said fraction crosses the same at an Ash 7 inches in diameter bearing N 28 W 48 links. Thence North 18 chains to the North East corner of said fraction at an Overcup 10 inches S 42 E 92 links. Thence West 8 chains & 95 links to a White Oak 10 inches S 36 E 43 links. Thence South 17 chains & 57 links to the middle of the aforesaid branch at a Hackberry 7 inches N 28 W 48 links. Thence up the branch with it's meanderings to the begining.

Also, the West half of the South West quarter of Section 21 in the afforesaid Township. Begining at the South West corner of the same at a Post & Mound. Thence East 20 chains to a Post & Mound. Thence North 40 chains to a Post & Mound. Thence West 20 chains to a Post & Mound. Thence South 40 chains to the begining. John Calhoun S.S.C.

BY A. LINCOLN

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Annotation

[1]   ADS, RPB. McNeely lived near New Salem, the two pieces of land described in the certificate being respectively about four and one-half miles west and one and one-half miles northeast of New Salem.