United States General Land Office, Washington DC, Land Patent, for JS, 7 Sept. 1838. Version copied [ca. 7 Sept. 1838] in General Land Office Records, Missouri Land Patents, vol. 18 (now vol. 120), p. 447; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; National Archives and Records Administration, Kansas City, MO. Transcription from a digital color image obtained from the website of the Bureau of Land Management’s General Land Office Records in 2019.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: WHEREAS Joseph Smith Junior, of hasdeposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the , a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE atwhereby it appears that full payment has been made by the saidJoseph Smith Junioraccording 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,” forthe North West quarter; the South West quarter; and the West half of the North East quarter of Section twenty seven, in Township fifty six North of the base line, of Range twenty nine West of the fifth principal Meridian, in the District of lands subject to sale at , Missouri containing four hundred 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 saidJoseph Smith Junior
NOW KNOW YE, That the , 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 saidJoseph Smith, Juniorand tohisheirs, 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 saidJoseph Smith, Juniorand tohisheirs and assigns forever.
In Testimony Whereof, I, PRESIDENT OF THE , 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 , theseventhday ofNovember <September>in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andthirty seven <eight>and of theINDEPENDENCE OF THE the Sixtysecond <third>
BY THE PRESIDENT:
ByM[artin] Van Buren JrSec’y.
Jos. S. Wilson ActingRecorderof the General Land Office. <ad interim> [p. 447]