Land transfer signed by President Andrew
on 2-Dec-1830, for land in Indiana
Below is a picture of a land transfer document
from 1830. The document appears to have been signed by President
Andrew Jackson. However, I am not an authority on President
Jackson's signature. Among genealogists, such finds are not
uncommon. The words on the document have been transcribed below.
The photo of the document has been reduced in size to fit on this
page. The picture of what seems to be President Andrew Jackson's
signature has been cropped from the document and reproduced here
in actual size:
The United States of America
To all whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas John Shively, of Montgomery Co., Ohio,
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Crawfordville
whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said John Shively
according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands, for
the north east quarter, of section six, in Township twenty four, north of Range one east
in the District of lands subject to sale at Crawfordville, Indiana, containing one
hundred and sixty acres, and forth-six hundreths of an acre.
according to the official plot of the survey of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been pur-
chased by said John Shively.
Now know ye, that the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several
acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by them presents, do give and grant, unto the said John Shively
and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To
Have and Hold the same, together with all rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenance, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said John
and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, Andrew Jackson,
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto
given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the second day of December in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty and of the Independence of the United States the
By the President, Andrew Jackson
Elijah Hayward, Commissioner of the General Land Office
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