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    John Adams and Timothy Pickering Land Grant Signed. One vellum page, 12.5" x 14.75", Philadelphia, February 22, 1799. This document signed by the second president grants "William Taliaferro, a Lieutenant Colonel for three years. . . Three hundred and seventy five acres." In 1790, Congress passed an act that granted officers and soldiers land lying northwest of the Ohio River; it is from this act that Taliaferro is benefiting. This document is also signed by Timothy Pickering as Adams' secretary of state. Pickering later served as a Massachusetts senator and representative. Docketing on verso with remnants of the seal in lower left. A small piece (.25" x .5") has been cut away from the lower left corner and some wrinkling has occurred in the top left. Foxing, stains, and folds exist, but the rare "John Adams" signature is large and the "Timothy Pickering" signature is bold. Fine.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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