Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Release of Mortgage Taken from Daniel E. Ruckel [1]

July 7, 1853

In consideration of Daniel E. Ruckel having perfected the title to the other parcel of ground included in this mortgage [2] I do hereby release from said mortgage the lots therein described as Lots Nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, in Block Three, in Allen's addition to Springfield. Witness my hand and seal this 7th. day of July 1853.



[1]   ADS, Sangamon County Deed Record, Book GG, 440-41. The release is written in the margins of the record book. See the promissory note drawn by Lincoln and signed by Ruckel, August 15, 1851, supra.

[2]   Part of lot 8 in block 10.