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    James Monroe Signed Land Grant. One page partly printed, 13.25" x 10". "An act providing for the sale of the Lands of the United Sates, in the Territory northwest of the Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River." The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe is associated with the Monroe Doctrine. The doctrine declared that Europe should not intervene in American affairs because she was an independent nation, and also held to the ideal of Manifest Destiny, which was the belief that it was divine providence for the United States to have ownership over land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. Document is signed 1823, which was the same year the Great Plains region was declared by surveyors to be "The Great American Desert." Ohio had become a state 20 years earlier and was rapidly growing. Deed has some folding damage and handwritten ink is somewhat faded, but the paper is well preserved and is in good condition.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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