PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON - LAND GRANT SIGNED 11/20/1816 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSIAH MEIGS - HFSID 41280
Sale Price $1,615.00
President Madison signs a land grant from 1816 for land in the Territory of Ohio.
Partly Printed DS: "James Madison" as President, 1p, 12½x8¼. On vellum. Washington, 1816 November 20.Countersigned: "Josiah Meigs" as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Grant of the fractional sections Five and Six of township Three north in range Eleven East in the Territory of Ohio to Samuel Marguas of Jefferson County Territory "having deposited in the General Land Office, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Jefferson" On May 6, 1812, Congress passed "An Act to provide for designating, surveying and granting the Military Bounty Lands". By this act, land "fit for cultivation...and to which the Indian title is extinguished, not exceeding in the whole six millions of acres", were to be surveyed in the territories of Michigan, Illinois and Louisiana and set aside for non-commissioned officers and soldiers. Five additional acts relating to these land grants were passed from 1812-1818. Soiled, shaded at folds. Vertical fold touches "J" in James. Creased. 2-inch diameter seal. Otherwise, fine condition.
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