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Catalog Number 1948.050.001
Object Name Deed
Scope & Content Deed, signed by President James Madison, and Secretary of State James Monroe granting land to Solomon Sibley, bearing the Great Seal of the United States, embossed in white:

James Madison, President of the United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, greetings:
Know ye, that Solomon Sibley, afsignee of Amable Bellair having lodged in the Treasury, a certificate of the register of the Land-office at Detroit, whereby it appears that the said Solomon Sibley, as afsignee of Amable Bellair is confirmed by the virtue of an act of Congress, entitled "An act regulating the grants of land in the territory of Michigan," in his claim to a certain tract of land, containing two hundred and fifty eight, 55/100 acres, situate on the border of River Raisins [sic] bounded and describes as follows, to wit: Beginning at a post standing on the border of River Raisins, between this tract and a tract confirmed to Richard Pattison; thence north nineteen degrees, east, two hundred and ninety four chains twenty two links; thence south seventy one degrees east, eight chains, seventy three links to a post; thence south nineteen degrees west, two hundred and ninety eight chains, eleven links to a post standing on the border of river Raisins, between this tract and a tract confirmed to Gabriel Godfroy, thence along the border of said river, up stream, north forty seven degrees west, nine chains fifty six links to the place of beginning.
There is granted by the United States, unto the said Solomon Sibley the tract or parcel of land above described; to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said Solomon Sibley, his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Give under my hand at the city of Washington, the twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the thirty-fifth. By the President James Madison. James Monroe Secretary of State.
Date 1811
People Sibley, Solomon
Monroe, James
Madison, James
Extent of Description 15" x 9.5"
Collection Biographical
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