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    James Monroe Document Signed as the fifth president. One page, 13" x 9.75", City of Washington, October 6, 1817. This document is a presidential notice of a land grant of 160 acres in the Illinois Territory to Elias Guard, a veteran of the War of 1812 (a former "private in Warners Company of the Thirty Seventh Regiment of Infantry"). In 1812, Congress passed an act that granted officers and soldiers bounty land in Illinois, Michigan, and Arkansas as payment to volunteer veterans in the War of 1812. Private Guard benefited from this Congressional act. The document has been affixed to a sturdy backing and nicely matted to an overall size of 17.5" x 14.5". Contains a blind embossed paper seal in the bottom left. Foxing and browning throughout, but text is very bold. Very good.

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