PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER - LAND GRANT SIGNED 04/27/1826 - HFSID 257255
Sale Price $1,530.00
JOHN TYLER. Partly Printed DS: "John Tyler" as Governor of Virginia, 1p, 11¼x14¼. Richmond, 1826 April 27. In part: "To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, That in conformity with a Survey, made on the third day of December, 1824; by virtue of a Land office Treasury warrant No. 6822 issued February 18th 1820 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Mathias Stover, A certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing Two hundred acres, situate in the County of Botetourt, in Carvins Cove on the waters of Carvins Creek, waters of Roan-oke river, and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at a pine and two chestnut oaks corner to a survey made for Daniel Dilman...." Botetourt County is situated in the western part of the state at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, about 15 miles from present-day West Virginia. At the time of this document, tensions were mounting between the growing west side of the state and established eastern interests. Iron foundries and textile mills were growing in the area where Stover was settling. Factory workers there found difficulty in meeting the property qualification for voting and resented the eastern slaveholders who met the voting requirement and did not support their western neighbors' position. Tyler was Virginia's Governor from 1825-1827 and then became a U.S. Senator(1827-1836). In 1829, he attended a state convention along with fellow Virginians James Madison, James Monroe and Chief Justice John Marshall to resolve these sectional tensions. Although some concessions were made, full white manhood suffrage was denied. Folds, not at signature. Nicked at upper and lower right corners. Overall, fine condition.
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