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Wednesday, January 1, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Beginning today, New Salem receives mail on new schedule. Stage leaves Springfield each Saturday at 4 A.M. for Warren Court House (Monmouth), by way of Sangamo Town, Athens, New Salem, Havana, Lewistown, Canton and Knox Court House (Knoxville), distance of 115 miles. Return mail leaves Warren Court House each Tuesday at 6 A.M., arriving in Springfield 10 P.M. Thursday.Sangamo Journal, 17 August 1833.]

Saturday, January 4, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Meeting is held in court house in Springfield to select delegates to April convention in Rushville to agree on one of four northern towns as new state capital. Dan Stone presides and appoints Peter Cartwright, John T. Stuart, and Stephen T. Logan committee on resolutions. Delegates appointed are Stuart, Logan, Cartwright, George Forquer, E. D. Taylor, and Samuel Morris.Sangamo Journal, 11 January 1834.]

Monday, January 6, 1834.+-

Sangamon County, IL.

Lincoln writes the description of a survey of Reason Shipley's land, located in Sangamon County [present-day Menard County]. Lincoln signs his name and the names of the two chainmen, Richard Soward and Alexander Latimer. He also signs the name of John Calhoun, the surveyor of Sangamon County. Survey for Reason Shipley, 6 January 1834, The Lincoln Museum, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Tuesday, January 14, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes description of survey—80-acre tract for Russell Godbey six miles north of New Salem and mile east of Sangamon River. Godbey later wrote: "He staid with me all night, and [I] sold him two buckskins—well dressed to fox his surveyors pants. Mrs. [John] Armstrong did the foxing." William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Lincoln described land as "the West half of the North east quarter of Section 30 in Township 19 North of Range 6 West." Certificate of Survey for Russell Godbey, 14 January 1834, CW, 1:20-21.