SOLD! for $649.00.
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- Realized: $649.00
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1st item: 1825 Huntsville, Alabama land grant signed by President John Quincy Adams, granting land to John Cartwright, possibly the first settler of Madison, Alabama which is now part of the metropolitan area of Huntsville. Signed lower right "J. Q. Adams". 9 1/8" x 13 3/4". 2nd item: 1850 Franklin Pierce secretarial signed Congressional land grant awarding land to Private David Lawson, US Infantry soldier from the War of 1812. 16" x10". 3rd item: Connecticut US Military commission document, dated 1815. Records the commission of Festus Baldwin at First Lt. of the 5th Calvary. Signed by Thomas Day and John Cotton Smith. 7 3/4" x 12 3/4". 4th item: 1805 Rowan County, NC lawsuit document. Signed by Adlai Osborn, George Fisher and McConnell, County Sheriff. 6 1/8" x 7 1/2". 5th item: 1826 State of Tennessee land grant on parchment, signed by Governor William Carroll, granting land in Jefferson County, TN to Preston B. Jarnagin. Note: Preston B. Jarnigan was the son of Thomas Jarnagin. The elder Jarnagin was born in Colonial Virginia and fought in the Revolutionary War. He was awarded land in Greene County, NC (before TN was created from Western NC) because of his service during the Revolitionary War. His son Milton B. Jarnagin was a lawyer who served as a Captain for the Confederacy during the Civil War. 14 1/2" x 12 1/4". 6th item: 1786 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania land grant to Private Adam Leonard who served in the Revolutionary War. 11 7/8" x 15 1/2". 7th & 8th items: 1673 London Gazette Newspaper ( 10 7/8" x 6 1/2") and an 1806 "The Balance, Columbian Repository" Hudson, New York newspaper (12 3/4" x 10 1/4"). CONDITION: 1st item: Fading to writing, old folds. 2nd item: Darkening to paper, old folds. 3rd item: Losses to lower right margin, old folds. 4th item: Toning to paper, old folds. 5th item: Toning to paper, slight losses at folds and margins. Water damage to top of document. 6th item: Fading to writing, old folds. 7th & 8th items: Toning to paper, old folds, losses to margin.