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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Deed for sale of land

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07514 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Sangamon Co., Ill. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1834/04/02 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 30.1 x 20 cm

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Summary of Content: Early legal document in Lincoln's hand. Co-signed by William Greene.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentLand TransactionLaw

Sub Era: Lincoln

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