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Tuesday, January 14, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes description of survey—80-acre tract for Russell Godbey six miles north of New Salem and mile east of Sangamon River. Godbey later wrote: "He staid with me all night, and [I] sold him two buckskins—well dressed to fox his surveyors pants. Mrs. [John] Armstrong did the foxing." William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Lincoln described land as "the West half of the North east quarter of Section 30 in Township 19 North of Range 6 West." Certificate of Survey for Russell Godbey, 14 January 1834, CW, 1:20-21.