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1838 Guthrie Patent

The United States of America
Certificate No 13045
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas William Brown Guthrie of Jefferson County
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a Certificate of the Register of the Land
Office at Jeffersonville whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said
William Brown Guthrie according to the provisions of
the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled “An Act making further provisions for the sale of the Public Lands,” for
the North West quarter of the South East quarter of 
Section twenty-six in Township four North of range nine
East in the District of Lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville,
Indiana, containing forty 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 William Brown Guthrie
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 provided, have given and granted, and by these presents, do give and grant, unto
the said William Brown Guthrie
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 whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said William
Brown Guthrie 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 fifteenth day of August
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and of the
Independence of the United States the sixty third
By the President: Martin Van Buren
A Van Buren, Sec’y
Jos s Wilson acting Recorder of the General Land Office

Source: United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online April 2019), William Brown Guthrie.