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Collection Reference Number GLC06418.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1821 
Title Arkansas land grant
Date 27 September 1821
Author Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Document Type Land transaction document
Content Description Signed by Monroe as President and countersigned by Josiah Meigs as Commissioner of the General Land Office. Also signed by "J. Wheaton," apparently a clerk in the land office who recorded the grant and by a "Will. Blanchard" on verso at the docket. Blanchard describes the tract of land and might have worked in a local land office in Arkansas, where the tract is situated. This document gave Isaac Sanders, "a private in Talbotts Company of the 19th Regiment of Infantry," 165 acres of land in Arkansas. This document is part of the bounty land offers that promoted enlistment during the War of 1812. The process started with an application for a warrant for land in Arkansas, Illinois, or Missouri. The warrants themselves were not delivered to the veterans, but they did receive notification, which is what this document to Sanders is. The document states that Sanders' warrant was on file in the General Land Office. The veteran could either redeem or sell the warrant. Paper seal still extent.
Subjects Land Grant  Land Transaction  President  Soldier's Pay  War of 1812  Military History  
People Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme War of 1812; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859