Acknowledgment of Deed 
Coles County} ss.
Personally appeared before the undersigned, an acting Justice of the Peace, in and for the county aforesaid, Thomas Lincoln, and Sarah Lincoln his wife, who are personally known to me to be the identical persons by whom, and in whose names the within deed is executed, and acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed.
Given under my hand and seal this 25th. day of October. A.D. 1841--- DAVID DRYDEN J. P. (SEAL)