Certificate for Land Patent, 22 June 1836–B

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No 7874
LAND OFFICE, At Missouri.
REGISTER’S OFFICE, June 22nd 1836.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED, that in pursuance of law, Joseph Smith Jr [blank] of county [blank] has this day purchased of the Register of this office, the West half of Southeast Quarter of section No. 22 of township No. Fifty six north of the base line, ([blank] of the [blank] river) of range No. Twenty nine west of the fifth principal meridian, containing Seventy eight acres and 56 hundredths, at the rate of $ 1.25 per acre, amounting in the whole to $ 98.20 for which the said Joseph Smith Jr has made payment in full agreeably to law.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that on presentation of this certificate to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the said Joseph Smith Jr shall be entitled to receive a patent for the land above described.
Finis Ewing Register. [p. [1]]


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    Manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting.  

  2. 1

    Although each quarter should have been eighty acres, it appears that the lot Corrill purchased for JS was slightly smaller than the intended acreage.  

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    The Land Act of 1820 set a standard price for government-owned land at $1.25 per acre. (See An Act Making Further Provision for the Sale of Public Lands [24 Apr. 1820], Public Statutes at Large, 16th Cong., 1st Sess., chap. 51, p. 566, sec. 3.)  

    The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845. . . . Edited by Richard Peters. 8 vols. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846–1867.

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    Signature of Finis Ewing.