Register’s Office, Certificate, to JS, Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO, 22 June 1836; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signature of Finis Ewing; Land Entry Case File 7873, Record Group 49, Records of the Bureau of Land Management, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC. Includes docket.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED, that in pursuance of law, Joseph Smith Jr [blank] ofcounty [blank] has this day purchased of the Register of this office, theN. W 1/4 & SW 1/4 & W 1/2 of NE 1/4of section No. 27of township No. Fifty sixnorth of the base line, ([blank]of the[blank]river) of range No. Twenty ninewest of the fifth principal meridian, containingFour hundredacres and[blank]hundredths, at the rate of $ 1.25per acre, amounting in the whole to $ 500for which the saidJoseph Smith Jrhas made payment in full agreeably to law.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that on presentation of this certificate to the Commisioner of the General Land Office, the saidJoseph Smith Jrshall be entitled to receive a patent for the land above described.