172 Certificate

No. 4597

To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: WHEREAS Benjamin Drake of Dearborn County, Indiana has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Brookville, Indiana whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said

Benjamin Drake according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for

the East half, of the North West quarter, of Section thirty, in Township eleven of Range ten, in the District of Brooksville and State of Indiana, containing seventy two Acres and sixty four hundreths of an acre. According to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said Benjamin Drake

NOW KNOW YE, That the United States of America, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in such case made and prevailed, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said

Benjamin Drake

and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatever nature, thereto belonging, unto the said Benjamin Drake and to his heirs and assigns forever. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I James Monroe 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 CITY OF WASHINGTON, this tenth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the forty eigth BY THE PRESIDENT, J. M.

G Graham. Commissioner of the General Land Office.

The Patent was void for want

of the Pantentees Signature

it is canceled & refused on

the 5 Dec. 1825. Recorded

in Vol. 14 page 164

Thankyou: Barb Marshall