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    James Monroe Document Signed as the fifth president. One page, 12.5" x 9.75", City of Washington, December 13, 1817. This document is a presidential notice of a land grant of 160 acres in the Illinois Territory to Harvey Sperry, a veteran of the War of 1812 (a former "private in Cornning's Light Dragoons"). 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 Sperry benefited from this Congressional act. Contains a blind embossed paper seal in the bottom left. Foxing and browning throughout, but text is bold. Near very good.

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