Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
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THIS DEED OF CONVEYANCE made and entered into the 11th day of April 1916, by and between the LINCOLN FARM ASSOCIATION, a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the STATE OF NEW YORK, and having its principal office in the City, County, and State of New York, party of the first part, and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, party of the second part,


That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of One ($1.00) Dollar, lawful money of the United States to it in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and other good and valuable consideration, has this day bargained and sold, by this Indenture, does grant and convey unto the said party of the second part, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, its successors and assignees, the following described property: - All that certain tract of land lying and being in the town of Hodgenville, county of Larue, State of Kentucky, known as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, and the same is bounded and described as follows: -

BEGINNING at a large white oak near a spring on the plot of R. W. Creal now on file in the suit of Mattie Creal, Guardian, plaintiff against T. W. Creal's heirs, defendants; thence south 86 east 157 poles to a corner near a small marked postoak; thence north 162 2/3 poles to a stake at Fig. 3 of said plot; thence south 40 west 14 poles to a stake; thence south 2 east 7 2/5 poles to a stake at figure 6; thence south 57 east 28 2/5 poles to a stake near a spring thence south 62 west 65 poles to a stake in the road; thence south 67 west 125 poles to a dead sassafras tree marked as a corner; thence south 55 east 60 4/5 poles to the place of beginning and containing one hundred and ten and one-half (110 1/2) acres.

UPON CONDITION that the land hereinbefore described together with the buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging shall be fore- ever dedicated to the purpose of a National Park or reservation and that the party of the second part, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, agrees to protect and preserve the said lands, buildings and appurtenances especially the LOG CABIN in which ABRAHAM LINCOLN was born and the Memorial Hall inclosing the same, from spoliation, destruction and further disintegration, and to the end that they may be preserved for all times, so far as may be; and further agrees that there shall never be any charge or fee made to, or asked from the Public for admission to the said Park or Reservation.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the foresaid property, together with all and singular the buildings, especially the Log Cabin in which ABRAHAM LINCOLN was born, and the Memorial Hall enclosing the same, and appurtenances thereunto belonging forever unto the said party of the second part, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, with covenants of general warranty from the party of the first part unto the party of the second part.

THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY that was deeded and conveyed by Robert J. Collier and his wife Sarah Steward Collier, to the LINCOLN FARM ASSOCIATION by deed bearing date of the 9th day of November, 1907, and received in the Commissioner's Deed Book, No. 34, Page 377, in the Clerk's Office of the Larue County Court and by Bill of Sale from Robert J. Collier to the Lincoln Farm Association made and executed on the 19th day of June, 1906.

IN WITNESS thereof, the party of the first part, the LINCOLN FARM ASSOCIATION, has hereunto caused this Indenture to be signed in its name by its President and sealed with its corporate seal and attested by its Secretary, the day and year first above written.



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