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Scarce Grant of Land in Illinois Territory to a War of 1812 Musician in the 23rd Regiment of Infantry
Partly Printed Document Signed ?James Monroe? as President and ?Josiah Meigs? as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1p, 13? x 9.5?. On vellum, completed in manuscript. Washington, January 29, 1818. Embossed 1.75? paper seal of the General Land Office, scalloped edges, affixed with red wax at lower left. ?Militi Forti et Fideli? (?Strong and Faithful Soldier?) vignette at upper left depicting a soldier receiving a land grant from Lady Liberty as his wife and child, carrying his father?s sword, stand beside him. Military accouterments lie on the ground. Lightly signed by Meigs, dark bold signature of President Monroe. Usual toned folds and light foxing. Fine condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That, in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States passed on and since the sixth day of May 1812, Horace Heely, having deposited in the General Land Office a warrant in his favour, numbered 13260, there is granted unto the
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