Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
January 25, 1832

Known all men by these presents that I John Ferguson for and in considderation of the sum of thirty five dollars have given granted bargained and sold all my right and title in and to the New Salem ferry in Sangamon County unto Alexander Trent

In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand this 25th.

January 1832 JOHN FERGUSON