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Tuesday, May 10, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln draws up plat with field notes of his survey of school section four miles southeast of New Salem. IHi—Original.

[Land was Section 16 in Township 17N, Range 6W of the 3rd Principal Meridian, divided almost equally by the Sangamon River.]

Saturday, May 21, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Lincoln certifies plat of his survey of town of Huron, which is recorded in Sangamon County. Town, situated at George G. Miller's ferry on south bank of Sangamon River at eastern terminus of proposed Beardstown and Sangamon Canal, 12 miles northwest of New Salem, is being promoted by several leading Springfield business men. Sale of lots was held April 2, 1836. Sangamon County Deed Record, Book J, 321-22;]

Monday, May 30, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[New Salem post office is discontinued. Abraham Lincoln, postmaster, receives $19.48 for his final three months of service, and $55.70 apparently for 12 months from April 1, 1834 to March 31, 1835. U.S. Department of State, Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States (Washington, DC: 1847-55), 1837, 1835, 1831.]