Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[March 18, 1844]

[Warranty Deed---Printed at the Office of the Sangamo Journal]

THIS INDENTURE, Made and entered into this 18th day of March A.D. 1844 between Robert Todd and Elizabeth Todd his wife of the County of Fayette and the State of Kentucky of the first part, and Mary [Lincoln] [2] daughter of said Robert and [wife of Abraham Lincoln] of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois of the second part, WITNESSETH: That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of natural affection of one dollar in hand paid by the 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 said party of the second part, her heirs and assigns, a certain tract of Land, situate, lying and being in the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois, known and designated as follows, to-wit: The East half of the South East quarter of section number twelve Township fifteen north of section number six west of the third principal meridian containing eighty acres more or less.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid tract or parcel of land, together with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, or in any-wise appertaining, to the only proper use and benefit of her the said party of the second part, her heirs and assigns FOREVER. And the said party of the first part, for themselves their heirs, executors 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 them the said parties of the first part, their heirs and assigns, and against the claim or claims of any other person whomsoever.

In Testimony Whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of

R.S. TODD (seal)

E.L. TODD (seal)

State of Kentucky [3]

Fayette County: SS

Before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid, personally came Robert S. Todd & Elizabeth L. Todd his wife who are known to me to be the real persons by whom and in whose names the above conveyance was excuted, and by whom and in whose names said conveyance is proposed to be acknowledged, and acknowledged that of their free will, that they executed said deed for the purpose therein expressed. And the said Elizabeth L. Todd wife of the said Robert Todd being by me first examined separate and apart from her said husband and the contents of said conveyance being first make known to her acknowledged that freely and voluntarily and without any compulsion or coercion from her said husband she executed the same, and forever relinguishes all her right and claim of Dower in and to the lands and tenements in said conveyance described.

Given under my hand and seal, of mine this 19 day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eighth hundred and forty [four].

Att. JAMES C. RODES Sec. (seal) [4]