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1838 Patent

Bureau of Land Management
Land Patent

207
The United States of America
Certificate
No. 13245

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas William Brown Guthrie of Jefferson County, Indiana

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 provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for
the East half of the South West quarter of Section twenty-eight in
Township three North of Range nine, East in the District
of Lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana contain
ing 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 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
by M. Van Buren Jr Sec’y
J S Wilson[astrig] Recorder of the General Land Office
ad interim

Source:
United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online July 2019), William Brown Guthrie – S28T3NR9E.