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Document Signed in proxy by, Martin Van Buren Jr., Secretary. Land Grant. 1840

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 Document Signed in proxy by, Martin Van Buren Jr., Secretary

Van Buren, Martin

Martin Van Buren presidential land grant, recorded in the United States General Land Office January 1, 1840 on behalf of Emeline Augusta Porter of New Haven, Connecticut, for a tract of eighty acres in Edwardsville, Illinois, on vellum and signed secretarially in proxy by, Martin Van Buren Jr and by H.M. Garland, Recorder of the General Land Office, with an embossed and applied seal, certificate Number 20363, a well-defined vertical center fold, two less off-center vertical folds, as well as two horizontal folds, lightly soiled, the seal faded from its original red or orange color, but in otherwise fine condition with well-defined and sharp detail of an eagle atop a plow, 1p. Vellum. Government Printing, 1840. 16 in x 10 in (41 cm x 25.5 cm).