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Lot #14
James Monroe Document Signed as President

Military land grant issued to a veteran of the American Revolution

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Military land grant issued to a veteran of the American Revolution

Partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 11.25 x 8.5, November 4, 1817. Desirable military land grant by which President Monroe, "in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the Army of the United States," grants Oliver Leffingwell, "late a private in Butterfield's Company of the Second Regiment of Infantry," a 160-acre tract of land in the Territory of Illinois. Nicely signed at the conclusion by President James Monroe and countersigned by Commissioner of the General Land Office Josiah Meigs. The white paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered soiling.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Presidents
  • Dates: #658 - Ended February 08, 2023

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