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Catalog Number 1948.028.002
Object Name Deed
Scope & Content Deed. Deed, signed by President James Madison, and Secretary of State James Monroe grant landing to Abijah and Jesse Hunt, 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 Abijah and Jefse Hunt having lodged in the Treasury, a certificate of the register of the Land-office of Detroit, whereby it appears that the said Abijah and Jefse Hunt are confirmed by the virtue of an act of Congress, entitled "An act regulating the grants of land in the territory of Michigan," in their claim to a certain tract of land, containing six hundred eighteen and 26/100ths acres, situate on the border of River Raisins (sic) bounded and describes as follows, to wit: Beginning at a post standing on the south border of River Raisins, between this tract and a tract confirmed to the claimants; thence south nineteen degrees, west, one hundred ninety one chains sixty one links to a post, thence north seventy one degrees west, thirty two chains, thirty seven links to a post; thence north nineteen degrees east, one hundred ninety chains, thirty nine links to a post standing on the border of the river Raisins, between this tract and a tract confirmed to H.F. Lafselle; thence along the border of said river down stream, south sixty seven degrees, east, thirteen chains twenty two links; thence south eighty seven degrees, east, fifteen chains, thence south fifty two degrees, east, five chains, ten links to the place of the beginning.
There is granted by the United States, unto the said Abijah and Jefse Hunt 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 Abijah and Jefse Hunt 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 twentieth day of April 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 Madison, James
Monroe, James
Hunt, Abijah
Hunt, Jesse
Lasselle, H.F.
Extent of Description 15.5" x 9.6"
Collection Government
Search Terms Deeds
Signatures
Presidents
River Raisin
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