PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE - LAND GRANT SIGNED 03/30/1821 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSIAH MEIGS - HFSID 5697
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JAMES MONROE, CO-SIGNED BY: JOSIAH MEIGS
This land grant, for a parcel of land in the Northwest Territory, was signed over to Isaac Sanford of New York by President James Monroe and Josiah Meigs in 1821.
Partial manuscript land grant signed "James Monroe" as president and "Josiah Meigs" as Commissioner of the General Land Office. With brown ink notations in upper and lower right corners and black ink and pencil notations on verso, all in unknown hand. 12¾x8½, with 2¼-inch diameter paper seal near lower left corner, on vellum. March 30, 1821. This land grant is for a parcel of "of the Lands directed to be sold at Vincennes by the Act of Congress, entitled 'An Act providing for the sale of the Lands of the United States, in the Territory north west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river,' and of the Acts amendatory of the same..." It was given to Isaac Sanford of Suffolk County, New York. "Vincennes" here is probably Vincennes, Indiana. MONROE (1758-1831, born in Westmoreland County, Virginia) was fifth U.S. President (1817-1825). He served as President James Madison's Secretary of State from 1811 to 1817 and concurrently served as Secretary of War from October 1814 to March 1815. Monroe had previously served in the Virginia state House of Delegates, the U.S. Congress (1789-1794) and as Governor of Virginia (1799-1802, 1811). Ironically, he had also been U.S. Minister to both France (1794-1796) and Great Britain (1803-1807). MEIGS (1757-1822, born in Middletown, Connecticut), the Commissioner of the General Land Office, encouraged the use of meteorological registers in each of the land offices. He was also well known as an attorney, an editor and a professor of mathematics and philosophy. Encapsulated in Mylar. Not inspected outside encapsulation. Lightly toned, soiled, stained, creased and rippled. Irregular edges. Folded twice horizontally and thrice vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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