PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE - LAND GRANT SIGNED 07/25/1823 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE GRAHAM - HFSID 16535
JAMES MONROE and GEORGE GRAHAM President Monroe and George Graham his Commissioner of the General Land Office sign a land grant from 1823 for 210 acres in the Territory of Ohio. Partly Printed DS: "James Monroe" as President, 1p, 11¾x13½. On vellum. Washington, 1823 July 25.
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JAMES MONROE and GEORGE GRAHAM
President Monroe and George Graham his Commissioner of the General Land Office sign a land grant from 1823 for 210 acres in the Territory of Ohio.
Partly Printed DS: "James Monroe" as President, 1p, 11¾x13½. On vellum. Washington, 1823 July 25. Countersigned: "Geo Graham" as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Grant of 210 acres in the Territory of Ohio to John Frezvant a surgeon for the war "to the United States, in the Virginia Line on the Continental Establishment, and in pursuant of an act of the Congress of the United States, passed on the 10th day of August in the year 1790...." 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. The Territory of Illinois was part of the Northwest Territory and was admitted to the Union as the 21st state on December 3, 1818, nine months after this land grant. Soiled, shaded at folds. Lightly creased. Several nail head-size holes touch some words of text. Fine 2-inch diameter seal.
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