Lot #1004
Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President

President Jackson awards a tract of 150 acres due to a surgeon of the American Revolution

Estimate: $1500+

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Description

President Jackson awards a tract of 150 acres due to a surgeon of the American Revolution

Vellum manuscript DS as president, one page, 19 x 15.5, August 20, 1829. Military land grant awarded by President Jackson for service in the Revolutionary War. In part: "In consideration of Military Service performed by John Trezvant a Surgeon for the War to the United States, in the Virginia Line, on Continental Establishment…There is granted by the United States unto Cadwallader Wallace assignee of said Trezvant, a certain Tract of Land containing One Hundred and Fifty Acres situate between the Little Miami and Sciota Rivers." Signed at the conclusion by President Andrew Jackson and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham; also endorsed on the reverse by Graham. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left is stained but remains intact. In fine condition, with a few tiny holes and small stains.

The land referred to here, known as the Virginia Military District (in what is now Ohio), consisted of a tract in the southwestern part of the state that contained more than four million acres. General George Washington had enticed residents to join the Continental Army by offering them large bounties in land in exchange for either three years of service, or the duration of the war. Claims on the property continued to be made for decades in the aftermath of the war, by veterans, their heirs and assignees, until the land was ceded to the state of Ohio in 1871.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 07, 2022





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