Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[December 2, 1851]

THIS INDENTURE, Made and entered into this 2 day of December A.D. 1851 between John Hutchinson and Mary L. Hutchinson his wife, of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois, of the first part, and Abraham Lincoln of the County of Sangamon and State aforesaid of the second part, WITNESSETH: That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen dollars, 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, a certain tract of land, situate, known and designated as follows, to wit: being lot number 490 four hundred and ninety on the plat as recorded in the office of the Recorder of the County of Sangamon by John Hutchinson for a Burying Ground, and by reference to said plat will more fully appear: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid tract or parcel of land, together with all and singular the priviliges and appurtenances there-unto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, to the only proper use and benefit of him the said party of the first part, for themselves their heirs, excutors and administrators, do convenant to and with the said party of the second part, that they are lawfully seized, have full right to convey, and will forever warrant and defend the said tract of Land from the claim of then the said party of the first part, their heirs and assigns, and against the claim or claims of any other person whomsoever.

In Witness Whereof, the party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

IN THE PRESENCE OF

Thomas Moffet JOHN HUTCHINSON (seal)

MARY L. HUTCHINSON (seal)

State of Illinois Sangamon County.

On this 3rd day of December Anno Domini, eighteen hundred and fifty one before me, the undersigned Judge of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid, came John Hutchinson & Mary L. Hutchinson his wife who are personally known to me to be the real persons by whom and in whose names the foregoing Deed is subscribed, as having executed the same, and by whom and in whose names the same is proposed to be acknowledged, who severally acknowledged that they had signed, sealed and delivered the same, as their free act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein expressed.

AND the said Mary L. Hutchinson wife of said John Hutchinson having been by me made acquainted with the contents of said Deed, and being by me examined, separate and apart from her said husband, acknowledged that she had excuted the same, and relinquished her right of dower in and to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without complusion or fear of her said husband.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 3rd day of December Anno Domini, Eighteen hundred and fifty-one.

THOMAS MOFFETT Judge Sangm. Co. (seal)