Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Deed to William M. Dorman [1]

April 8, 1853

This Indenture made this eighth day of April in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three by and between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln his wife of the county of Sangamon and State of Illinois party of the first part and William M. Dorman of the county of Gallatin 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 One hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have remised, released, and quit claimed and by these present do remise release and forever quit claim to the said party of the second part and his heirs and assigns forever, all the right title and interest of the said party of the first part in and to the South East quarter of Section twenty two in Township nine South of Range nine East[.] Situate[d] in the county of Gallatin aforesaid[.] To have & to hold to the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever, the above described tract of land, together with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

In testimony whereof, the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

A. LINCOLN (SEAL)

MARY LINCOLN (SEAL)

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Annotation

[1]   Copy, ISLA, from Gallatin County Record. Lincoln had taken a mortgage from Dorman on the property described in the deed to guarantee his fee in the case of Dorman v. Lane, begun in 1842. See Lincoln to Samuel D. Marshall, November 11, 1842, supra.