Source: [Contributed by Carolyne Puskas - Bureau of Land Management]
Certificate No: 8162
The United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come
Whereas Amasa Smith 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 Amasa Smith according to the provision 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 East quarter of Section twenty nine, and the East half of the North East quarter of Section thirty two, in Township five South of the base line of Range four West of the fourth principal Meridian, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Quincy, Illinois containing one hundred and sixty 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 Amasa Smith.
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 Amasa Smith and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with allthe rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Amasa Smith and to his heirs and assigns forever.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, 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 (signature)
By M Van Buren Jr Sec'y.
Jos S Wilson, Acting Recorder of the General Land Office Ad interim