JS by William Clayton, Application for Land Patent, to Register’s Office, , Adams Co., IL, 2 Aug. 1842; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signature of William Flood; docket in unidentified handwriting; one page; Land Entry Case File 16591, Record Group 49, Records of the Bureau of Land Management, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC. Includes docket.
1st 2nd day of August 18342
I Joseph SmithofIllCounty, and State ofdo hereby apply for the purchase of theSouth East qrof section numberedTwenty fivein township numberedseven Northof range numberedEight Westof the fourth principal meridian, containingone Hundred & sixty—/100acres according to the returns of the Surveyor General, for which I have agreed with the Register to give at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.
I, WM. G. FLOOD, Register of the Land Office at , Illinois, do hereby certify that the [blank] section, above described, contains [blank] acres, as mentioned; and that the price agreed upon is $1 25 per acre.