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    A Most Attractive Variety of President James Monroe Framed Signed Military Land Grant with Portrait This document conferred land in the as yet barely settled "Territory of Illinois" in recognition of military service. Partly-printed document signed "James Monroe" as President, 13" x 9" on vellum, Washington, January 1, 1819. A land grant of 160 acres to John Fitzgerald "...late a Private in Birch's Company Seventh Regiment of Infantry..." With an engraved vignette at top left of Columbia handing a soldier and his son (holding a sword) a paper with a another woman pointing him toward the open country. Moderate soiling, but with a very dark and bold signature by Monroe. Elegantly matted framed with gilt accents and a portrait of Monroe. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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