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Mississippi Territory:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC LANDS, ON A RESOLUTION TO INQUIRE INTO THE EXPEDIENCY OF CONFIRMING CLAIMS TO LAND IN THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, FOUNDED ON SPANISH WARRANTS OF SURVEY.

Way., MAY 29, 1812. Washington: 1812 4pp, bound in attractive modern quarter calf and marbled boards. Very Good. The Committee attempts to cure the uncertain status of land titles that resulted from the Spanish evacuation of the Mississippi Territory. "Many persons holding lands" under Spanish authority, "who were either ignorant of the transfer of the country to the United States, or of any legal defect in their titles, neglected to obtain patents for their lands," although under Spanish law they had evidently perfected their titles. The Committee recommends respecting those titles, especially as "the claims are generally for small tracts of land, and in many instances the lands have been inhabited and cultivated for a number of years." AI 27326 [2]. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 11748

Price: $175.00

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