Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
July 26, 1833

This Indenture made this twentysixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtythree between Jesse Baker and Christiana his wife of the county of Sangamon and State of Illinois of the one part---and James Eastep of the county and State aforesaid---of the other part Witnesseth---That the said Jesse Baker and Christiana his wife for and in consideration of the sum of the sum of [sic] Five hundred dollars to them in hand pa[id] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell all their right title interest and estate in and to the West half of the South east quarter of Section two Township Eighteen north of Range Seven West---containing Eighty acres---also the North East fourth of the South East quarter of Section two in Township Eighteen North of Range Seven West containing Forty acres, both in the district of lands offered for sale at Springfield Illinois---To have and to hold unto the said James Eastep his heirs and assigns for ever the above described tracts of land together with all and singular the previleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging[.] And the said Jesse Baker and Christiana his wife do covenant to and with the said James Eastep to Warrant and forever defend the title of said land against any and all claim or claims of any and all person or persons whomsoever---

In testimony whereof the said Jesse Baker and Christiana hisPage  19 wife have here unto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.