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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Abraham. 'Copy of Agreement' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon227.html


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166. Copy of Agreement.

25th of October A.D. 1841.

Whereas: I have purchased of Thomas Lincoln and his wife, the North East, fourth of the South East quarter of Section Twenty one, in Township Eleven, North of Range nine East, for which I have paid them the sum of two hundred dollars, and have taken their deed of conveyance for the same with a reservation of a Life Estate therein, to them and the survivor of them. Now I bind myself my heirs and assigns to convey said tract of Land to John D. Johnston or his, at any time after the death of the survivor of the said Thomas Lincoln and wife, provided, he shall pay me my heirs or assignees, the said sum of two hundred dollars, at any time within one year after the death of the survivor of the said Thomas Lincoln and wife, and the same may be paid without interest, except after the death of the survivor as aforesaid.

Witness my hand and seal, this
25th of October A.D. 1841.
A. Lincoln.(seal)

For value received I assinged the within title bond to John J. Hall, for the sum of fifty to me paid in hand, the rest of which is hereby acknowledged.
J. D. Johnson.

A. Lincoln's tittle bond, filed December 1st 1851, N. Ellington Clk. Recorded, Examined, December 3d. 1851 in Book No. 1. on page 43.
This is a true copy
D. F. Hanks.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2516 — 17 (letter only); Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:256 — 60 (letter and agreement)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Abraham. 'Copy of Agreement' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon227.html
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