PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE - LAND GRANT SIGNED 05/01/1824 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE GRAHAM - HFSID 16796
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JAMES MONROE and GEORGE GRAHAM
The president and the commissioner of the General Land Office sign this land grant
Land Grant Signed: “James Monroe” 1p, 14x9 on vellum. United States General Land Office paper seal, 1¾x1¾, near lower left-hand corner. Washington, May 1, 1824. Countersigned: "George Graham" as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Grant reads, “Know Ye, That the legal heirs of representatives of Lewellen Jones of Madison County A/ having deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, a Certificate of the register of the LAND OFFICE at Huntsville Alabama whereby it appears that full payment has been made for the South West quarter of section twenty seven in township four of range three West, containing one hundred and sixty acres/ of the Lands directed to be sold at Huntsville in pursuance of the Laws providing for the sale of the Lands of the United States, in Mississippi and Alabama, THERE IS GRANTED, by the UNITED STATES unto the said legal heirs + representatives of Lewellen Jones + to their heirs and assigns forever. as [sic] tenants [writing obscured by seal] and not as joint tenants/ In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the Seal of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed. GIVEN under my hand at the City of Washington, the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and of the Independence of the United States of America the forty-eighth./ By the President”. JAMES MONROE (1758-1831) was the 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). He was also U.S. Minister to both France (1794-1796) and Great Britain (1803-1807). GEORGE GRAHAM (1772-1830), a lawyer in Fairfax County, Virginia, was commander of the Fairfax Light Horse during the War of 1812. He was Chief Clerk of the War Department (1814-1816) and interim Secretary of War (1816-1817). He served on an Anglo-American joint commission to settle claims arising from the War of 1812 (1815). He was President of the Washington Branch of the Bank of the United States (1819-1823) before serving as Commissioner of the General Land Office for the rest of his life, continuing in office under Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Several vertical creases. Heavily toned. Sparse staining, which is concentrated at edges. Corners and edges worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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