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

To Thomas J. Nance [1]

Dear Sir Vandalia. Decr. 10. 1835

In regard to the South half of Sec. 36. in Town 7 North Range 1 West the following is the only information that can be collected at the Auditors office. The S.W. quarter of said section was sold in 1823 to Daniel Hough for the tax of 1821 & 2. Half of the other quarter was sold in 1827 to Jesse Bartlett for the tax of 1826. The other 80 acres have not been sold for taxes. The residence of neither of the purchasers is known at the office.

There is but little of interest doing in the Legislature as yet: owing mostly to the census returns from several counties not having been made. Respectfully A. LINCOLN

Siegel Auction, May 5, 1993


[1]   ALS, owned by Mrs. Fern Nance Pond. Nance was a prominent Democrat living near New Salem.