Washington, D.C. 1852. Broadside, 8" x 12.5". Printed with some manuscript notations and changes. Light old folds, some tanning along folds. Signed in type by John M. Clarke. Very Good.
Clarke twice made manuscript changes to the date on this solicitation, originally printed as September 1st, 1852-- to Dec. 29 and then January 13, 1853. He also changed by hand the printed prices. Clarke lists twenty references, including Judges, Senators, Congressmen, Governors. Congress awarded Bounty Land Warrants in return for veterans' military service, beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing through the late 1850s. The land warrants, which could be exchanged for land titles, were freely transferable and from time to time were objects of avid speculation.
Not located on OCLC, but several examples were located on line. Item #27804