PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON - LAND GRANT SIGNED 01/11/1830 CO-SIGNED BY: ELIJAH HAYWARD - HFSID 32347
ANDREW JACKSON and ELIJAH HAYWARD President and Commissioner of the General Land Office sign Grant in 1830 Land Grant signed: "Andrew Jackson" as seventh U.S. President and "Elijah Hayward" as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1p, 15¼x9½. Washington, 1830 January 11.
Sale Price $2,210.00
ANDREW JACKSON and ELIJAH HAYWARD
President and Commissioner of the General Land Office sign Grant in 1830
Land Grant signed: "Andrew Jackson" as seventh U.S. President and "Elijah Hayward" as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1p, 15¼x9½. Washington, 1830 January 11. On vellum. In part: "Whereas John J. Davison of Tippecanoe County Indiana has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Crawfordsville whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said John J. Davison according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820 entitled 'An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands' for the East half of the South West quarter of Section Thirty five in township Twenty four North of range Five West in the District of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville Indiana containing Eighty acres...." The Land Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the credit system that enabled settlers to make deferred payments on their land and reduced the per acre price from $2 to $1.25, with the entire amount to be paid at the time of purchase. The smallest purchasable unit of land was fixed at 80 acres, which is what Davison purchased. Indiana was part of the Northwest Territory ceded to the United States by Great Britain at the end of the Revolution. The national government originally held title to all land in the state and regulated its sale and settlement. In 1801, the first land of the Indiana Territory came onto the market, a strip of the southeastern part of the state offered through the land office in Cincinnati. Subsequently, six offices were established in Indiana, including Terre Haute in 1819. This office was transferred to Crawfordsville in 1828. Each office was staffed by a Register, responsible for recording the status of individual tract of land, and a Receiver, responsible for recording the payments for the land. Folds, vertical fold through the "A" in Andrew, another touches the "E" of Elijah. Lightly stained at lower left corner, soiled at upper left corner. Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 29¾x19½.
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