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Tuesday, January 16, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs a memorandum in which he agrees to purchase a house in Springfield from Charles Dresser, an Episcopal minister. Lincoln agrees to pay Dresser $1,200, and to transfer to him the deed to a building that Lincoln co-owns with Stephen T. Logan. The Lincoln-Logan property is located "immediately West of the Public square." Dresser agrees to "give . . . possession" of the home "on or before the first day of April next." Sale Contract by Charles Dresser and Abraham Lincoln, 16 January 1844, CW, 1:331.