Joel Meacham

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Source: [Contributed by Carolyne Puskas - Bureau of Land Management]

(Record #2392)
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Joel Meacham, of Morgan County, Illinois has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Edwardsville whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Joel Meacham according 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," for the East half of the South West Quarter of section Ten in Township Six South of Range Two West of the Fourth meridian, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Edwardsville Illinois containing Eighty 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 said Joel Meachum.

NOW KNOW YE, That the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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 said Joel Meacham and to his heirs, 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 said Joel Meacham and his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof, I, Andrew Jackson, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the Tenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three and of the Independence of the United States the fifty Eighth.

By the President: Andrew Jackson, by A.J. Donelson Sec'y,
Elijah Hayward Commissioner of the General Land Office

(Record # 6658)
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Joel Meacham, of Pike County, Illinois has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Quincy whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Joel Meacham according 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," for the East half of the South West quarter, and the South East fractional quarter of Section twelve, in Township six South of the base line, of Range two West of the fourth principal meridian, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Quincy, Illinois, containing one hundred and thirty three acres and thirty two hundredths of an acre 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 said Joel Meacham.

NOW KNOW YE, That the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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 said Joel Meacham and to his heirs, 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 said Joel Meacham and his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof, I, Martin Van Buren, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 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 City of Washington, the third day of November in the Year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty and of the Independence of the United States the Sixty fifth.

By the President: Martin Van Buren, by M. Van Buren Sec'y,
Jos S. Wilson acting Recorder of the General Land Office ad interm