THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:WHEREASRobert 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, State of Indiana whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Robert 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 West half, of the North West quarter, of Section seventeen, in Township eleven of Range ten, in the District of Brooksville and State of Indiana, containing eighty Acres. 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 Robert Drake
NOW KNOW YE, That theUnited 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
Robert Drakeand 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 Robert 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 first day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the forty seventh BY THE PRESIDENT, J. M.
I. Mesean Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Thankyou: Barb Marshall