[Land Grant] 1840 Mar. 26 [to] James S. Porter / John Easton : a machine readable transcription of an image
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March 26, 1840
This document is a land grant given to James S. Porter from John Easton dated March 26, 1840. The grant specifies what sections of land Porter will get from the lands ceded to the United States from the Chickasaw Nation and John Easton, their commissioner, in the Treaty signed at Pontotoc Creek.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas under the Fifth Article of the Treaty made at the CITY OF WASHINGTON , on the twenty fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, between the United States , by their Commissioner JOHN H. EATON , and the CHICKASAW INDIANS , James S. Porter became entitled out of the Lands ceded to the UNITED STATES by the Treaty concluded at Pontotoc Creek , on the twentieth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, with the CHICKASAW NATION, to Five Sections of Land, and Whereas the President of the United States having approved on the twenty seventh of July 1837 of the location of`Fractional Sections Twenty six, Twenty Seven and Twenty eight, and the North half and South West quarter of Section Twenty five, in Township Six, of Range Thirteen, West, containing one thousand two hundred and seventy nine acres and forty eight hundredths of an acre, in the District of Lands subject to [gap] at Pontotoc, Mississippi entered as number 1018 in the abstract of Reservations under the Fifth Article of the aforesaid Treaty, of the 24th May, 1834:
NOW KNOW YE, That the United States of America, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the provisions of the said Treaty of 1834, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said James S. Porter and to [gap] heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said James S. Porter and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In Testimony Whereof, I, MARTIN VAN BUREN , PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed. GIVEN under my hand at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the twenty sixth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the Sixty fourth
BY THE PRESIDENT:
Martin Van Buren
By [unclear: Miltan Brirtnip ]Sec'y [Secretary] [unclear: HM Garland ] RECORDER of the General Land Office. [added: Recorded Vol. [volume]]