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Tuesday, October 2, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln fills out and signs a form certifying that James Yardley served as a private in Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War and was honorably discharged on June 7, 1832. Certificate of Discharge for James Yardley, 2 October 1832, RG 15, Entry 26: Records of the Bureau of Pensions and the Pension Service, Bureau of Pensions Correspondence and Pension Bounty Land Case Files Relating to Military Service Performed Between 1775 and 1861, Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Case Files of Bounty Land Warrant Applications Based On Service Between 1812 and 1855 and Disapproved Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, 1800-1900, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.