President Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (1850-1853), and President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861), signed land documents to Tennessee and Virginia veterans of the War of 1812 and the Cherokee Removal, 10 items total (Buchanan secretarial signed). 1st-3rd items: Three President Millard Fillmore signed land documents granting to Robert Campbell, Private, Captain McClung's Company, Tennessee Volunteers, War of 1812, in pursuance of the Act of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved September 28, 1850, forty acres "…in township fifty seven, of Range thirty in the District of Lands subject to sale at Plattsburgh, Missouri…:, date March 10, 1852. Fillmore signature, Alex. W Cormick Apt. Secretary signature, and signature for the Recorder of the General Land Office, lower right, seal, lower left. Two (2) deeds of sale for the land described above, including one (1) between Robert Campbell and Samuel Gill (1812-1884) Grainger County, TN, stating that Campbell has sold the land to Gill for thirty one dollars and fifty cents, dated July 12, 1852, with additional documentation witnessed by James C. Clark, clerk of Grainger County, TN, dated March 2, 1853, and Robert A. Hewitt, Recorder, Dekalb County, MI, dated July 28, 1857, affixed to front, and one (1) deed of sale between Samuel Gill and Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) of Jefferson County, TN, stating that Gill has sold the land to Taylor for thirty five dollars, dated August 13, 1856, signed by Taylor and witnessed by Robert Jones and C. P. Nenny, dated August 14, 1856, en verso. Ranging in size from 9 7/8" H x 16" W to 12 1/2" H x 8" W. 4th-10th items: Seven (7) President James Buchanan secretarial signed land documents granting land to Tennessee and Virginia militia veterans of the Cherokee Removal and the War of 1812, in pursuance of Acts of Congress Bounty Land Warrants, approved March 3, 1855, including one (1) issued in favor of James McAnally, Ensign, Captain William's Company, Tennessee Militia, Cherokee Removal, one (1) in favor of Hannah Cox, widow of Jeremiah Cox, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of William H. Dewitt, Private, Captain Stephen's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) issued in favor of John Allen, Ensign, Captain Netherton's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, one (1) in favor of William Mitchell, Private, Captain Sharp's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, two (2) in favor of Willis Gray, Private, Captain Hamburgh's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, and one (1) in favor of William Williamson, Private, Captain Hansbarger's Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812, all for for one hundred and twenty acres each in "…section twenty three, in township forty three, of Range thirty three, in the district of land subject to sale at Warsaw, Missouri…", all dated May 10, 1859. All of the grants have been assigned to Franklin William "Frank" Taylor (1810-1886) and Joseph Eckel (1817-1899), both of Jefferson County, TN. Secretarial signature, T. J. Albright, secretary signature, and J. N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office signature, lower right. Additional Department of the Interior, General Land Office document signed by L. K. Lippencott, Acting Commissioner, affixed to each document signature, lower right, seal, lower left, dated February 1, 1876. Each approximately 10 3/8" H x 16" W. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st-3rd items: Overall good condition with light toning, few surface stains, foxing spots, largest 1/8", fading to seal. Signatures in overall good, legible condition. Tears, largest 6", to edges. 4th-10th items: Overall good condition with light toning, fading to seals. Areas of insect damage to one land grant. Signatures in overall good, legible condition.
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