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Tuesday, August 12, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

For nominal consideration Lincoln, sole heir of Thomas Lincoln, deeds west 80 acres of his father's 180-acre farm in Coles County to John D. Johnston, stepbrother, subject to Sarah Bush Lincoln's dower right. Mrs. Lincoln joins in deed. Coles County Record, D, 215; Deed to John D. Johnston, 12 August 1851, CW, 2:108-9.

Lincoln writes and signs chancery bill to foreclose in Talbott v. Dresser et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.