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Public Sale. By virtue of an order of the Circuit Court,of Sangamon County
Springfield, Illinois, 1848. LINCOLN'S SECOND VENTURE INTO LAND SPECULATION INVOLVED ONE OF THESE SPRINGFIELD LOTS SOME INVOLVED THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY[SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS]. FRANCIS, Allen, Commissioner. Public Sale. By virtue of an order of the Circuit Court of Sangamon County...the undersigned will sell at Public Vendue, at the door of the Court House in Springfield, Illinois, to the highest bidder...all the right, title and interest, which James Spence, deceased, had at the time of his death...May 15, '48. Allen Francis, Commissioner. Oblong folio broadside, 9 x 12 3/4". [Springfield, Illinois: 1848]. For sale were eight lots in the young town of Springfield, Illinois, the first lot being "Lot 6 in block No. 1, old town plat of Springfield, on which there is a two story brick house, to which is attached other buildings, an office with two rooms, also a stable and other out-buildings, being only one block from the square."Abraham Lincoln bought lots 6 and 8 in block No. 1 of the Old Town Plat, from Thomas S. Edwards, for $25 each, March 24, 1836. He held Lot 6 until April 20, 1837, when he sold it for $75(see Harry E. Piatt, Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln, p. 59.) Another lot was part of the Elijaj Iles addition to the city of Springfield, Iles being a founder of Springfield, having arrived in 1821. He fought in the Black Hawk War and commanded future President Abraham Lincoln. Iles subdivided a large portion of his property on the east side of the original town into an addition of 27 blocks, each having 16 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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