Lot 4 of 395:
Land Grant, signed by President James Madison, 1814  

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President Madison grants land in the Northwest Territory for military service of a Virginia officer in the Revolutionary War who sold his land bounty to speculators who then sold it to the surveyor

Madison, James

Washington, D.C.


August 10, 1814


Partly Printed Document Signed “James Madison” as President, one page, 15¼x13".  Completed in manuscript. Countersigned “Edward Tiffin” as Commissioner of the General Land Office. On parchment. Usual folds. Rolled. Paper seal affixed with red wax at lower left. Certified and signed again by Tiffin on verso. 

Large 2.5”-long Madison signature. In part, “Know ye, That, in consideration of military service performed by Harod Gibbs, a Lieutenant for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 10th day of August, in the year 1790, intituled ‘An act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota;’ and another Act of said Congress … amendatory of the said act, There is granted by the United States, unto John A. Fulton, Assignee of John Hobson and Mathew Hobson who were Assignees of the said Harod Gibbs, a certain tract of land containing Eight hundred acres, situate between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, north west of the river Ohio, as by survey…” Manuscript description of the tract location follows. The grantee of the land has lightly signed on verso “John A. Fulton heads of paint / near London.” next to “No 8121 – 800 acres.” “Paint” was Paint Creek. Fulton (1769–1845) did much of the original survey work in the Virginia Military District. He later served as Mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio (1828-1829, 1831-1832).

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