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John Adams DS

Lot Number 5
Author John Adams
Title

John Adams DS

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Description Scarce partly-printed vellum DS as president, one page, 13 x 15, April 22, 1800. President Adams issues a land grant “in consideration of military service performed by Willis Wilson (a subaltern for three years)…in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment…there is granted by the United States…a certain tract of land, containing one thousand acres situate between the Little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Adams and countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Also signed on the reverse by Secretary of War James McHenry. White paper seal affixed to lower left remains fully intact with crisp points and a horizontal crease passing through the center. In very good condition, with moderate intersecting folds (a few small holes at intersections) and some mild soiling. The Virginia Military District land referred to here consisted of a tract in the southwestern part of the state that contained more than four million acres. After the Revolution, state officials used the land to award claims to veterans in exchange for their military service—and in lieu of payment. General George Washington had enticed residents to join the Continental Army by offering them large bounties in land in exchange for either three years of service or the duration of the war.
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Estimated Price USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00
Actual Price USD 7,360.80

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Auction House RR Auction
Website http://www.rrauction.com
Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Sale Number #421
Auction Date January 15, 2014 - January 15, 2014
Sale Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Total Lots 1773
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