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    James Madison orders that millions of acres in the Louisiana Purchase be surveyed.

    [Louisiana Purchase] - "An Act to provide for designating, surveying, and granting the Military Bounty Lands." Two page printed circular, 8" x 10", n.p., May 6, 1812. This document was given by Henry Clay as speaker of the house and was delivered by the War Department. In part: "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be surveyed a quantity of the Public Lands of the United States, fit for cultivation, not otherwise appropriated, and to which the Indian title is extinguished, not exceeding in the whole six millions of acres; two millions to be surveyed in the territory of Michigan, two millions in the Illinois territory, north of the Illinois river; and two millions in the territory of Louisiana, between the river St. Francis and the river Arkansas; the said lands to be divided into townships and sub-divided into sections and quarter sections. . . ."

    The Louisiana Purchase, which extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to British North America, doubled the size of the United States. Even though the U. S. flag was raised at New Orleans on December 20, 1803, the final boundaries were not settled for many years. This important document is toned with some foxing and staining. Restoration added paper to small chips and separations at margins. Fine.


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