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PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - LAND GRANT SIGNED 06/23/1813 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWARD TIFFIN - HFSID 17084

JAMES MADISON and EDWARD TIFFIN Land grant for a section of land in Southwestern Ohio, dated 1813. Signed by Madison and Commissioner of the General Land Office, Tiffin Land Grant signed: "James Madison", "Edward Tiffin", 14½x9. June 23, 1813.

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JAMES MADISON and EDWARD TIFFIN
Land grant for a section of land in Southwestern Ohio, dated 1813. Signed by Madison and Commissioner of the General Land Office, Tiffin
Land Grant signed: "James Madison", "Edward Tiffin", 14½x9. June 23, 1813. Land grant for a section of land in the vicinity of southwestern Ohio. In part: "Know ye, that James McAlexander Asignee of Henry Bacome, having deposited in the Treasury a certificate of the Register of the Land-office at Cincinnati, whereby it appears that full payment has been made for the southwest quarter of section Thirtysix of Township Four in range Twelve (lying between the Maimi river)...". JAMES MADISON (1751-1836), America's fourth President (1809-1817), had a mixed record as chief executive, suffering the indignity of having his White House burned by British troops, but his contribution to American liberty is enormous. A veteran of the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress, Madison earned the sobriquet "Father of the Constitution" for his role in the shaping of that document. (His thorough notes on the Constitutional Convention, deliberately withheld until 1840 when all participants were dead, is our principal source of information on its debates) He wrote at least 26 of the "Federalist Papers", the lucid expositions on the advantages of a federal system, which proved invaluable in securing the ratification of the Constitution in the state conventions by demonstrating that individual rights could be protected within a strong federal government. He was equally responsible, as a Congressional leader, for adoption of the Bill of Rights. As leader of the emerging Democratic-Republican Party in the federal Congress, and as Secretary of State (1801-1809) as well as President, he was among the most important of the "Founding Fathers." EDWARD TIFFIN (1766-1829) served as Commissioner of the General Land Office from 1812 to1814, when he exchanged offices with Josiah Meigs and became surveyor general of the Northwest Territory. He was also president of the convention that formed Ohio's constitution in 1802, was governor from 1803 to 1807 and was a United States Senator from Ohio from 1807 to 1809. Multiple folds. Heavily toned. Water damage present in document. Creased throughout. Heavily stained across front and verso. Soiled throughout, especially on outer margins. Corners and edges worn and creased. Seal affixed on lower left corner faded. Ink notes (unknown hand)n on verso. Small hole in center of document at 'There is granted, by the United States, unto the said...'. Small amount of adhesive on right edge from faulty encapsulation. Small notches where folds meet edges. Madison signature faint, but legible. Fragile condition.

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