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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten legal document, dated February 22, 1842, is an indenture between Clement M. Polk and William Butler. The document is signed by C. M. Polk and a note from the N. W. Matheny, the Clerk of the Circuit Court follows at the bottom of the page. The mortgage deed was certified by Benjamin Talbot, the Recorder for Sangamon County on a separate page. A note is written in pencil on the back of the document stating that the document was written by A. Lincoln.
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Document, Butler and Polk Legal Indenture, February 22, 1842, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.