Viewing 1–25 of 514 documents: "grants or confirmations, lands and tenements"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 10, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Philip Frederick Piccard Unknown Recipient Document certifying the service of James McFarland, late dragoon in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
July 17, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Thomas S Tull Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for Thomas Tull, late a soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment.
October 15, 1799 Certification of payment; Thomas and Thomas for advertising William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $14.93 to Thomas and Thomas for advertising "act for relief of the refugees from the British Provinces and Nova Scotia" and "frauds practiced to obtain grants for bounty lands."
April 1, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Chief Little Beard [not available] Little Beard expresses his gratitude to the Great Chief, General Washington, for the grant of lands given in perpetuity to his people.
March 1, 1793 Act to Regulate Trade & Intercourse with Indian Tribes Congress of the United States [not available] This is an extract of an Act of Congress that declares that no purchase of Indian lands shall be valid unless pursuant to the Constitution. Therefore, it is illegal for anyone but lawful agents to negotiate treaties for land.
March 15, 1796 Information of Intrigues Concerning Land Along Lake Erie Captain Joseph Brant Israel Chapin Jr Refers to earlier discussion of lands around Lake Erie; informs Chapin that various unscrupulous people around Detroit have designs on that tract, currently claimed by the Wyandots. Asks that Chapin prevent any illegal land grants, which would only cause confusion.
April 26, 1787 Respecting lands due to the late army Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox refers to incessant inquiries respecting lands due to the late army, and the rendering of justice to the late military servants. The army is convinced that had Congress possessed the ability, payments would be made. Says the quantity of land due the army amounts to 3 million acres. Of this 100,000 have been surveyed. Asks that congress consider assigning part of land on Ohio River to satisfy...
April 22, 1799 Land grants Isaac Wayne Samuel Hodgdon Transmits information on grants of land
August 4, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Charles White Jacob White Power of attorney of Charles White, late a soldier in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment, to Jacob White.
September 15, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Adam Sheeman George Carlinger Document certifying the service of Adam Sheeman, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
March 1794 An act empowering the United States to hold lands for fortification. Rhode Island General Assembly [not available] The US Congress gave the President the power to claim land from states upon which fortifications have been erected. Thus the General Assembly grants the United States claim to the lands on which fortifications lay on Goat Island, and any adjacent lands that have been improved by the state for the purposes of defense. Additionally, it is deemed lawful by the General Assembly for the Town of...
February 25, 1793 Proposed Treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to a request by the President, the cabinet members provide their opinions on three issues involving a proposed treaty with the Indians, the relinquishment of the right of soil in lands north of the Ohio, and whether such relinquishment is essential to peace.
January 3, 1795 The Officers of the Legion Petition Congress for Land Grants Jonathan Cass Nicholas Gilman Cass notifies Gilman that the officers of the Legion intend to petition Congress for a quantity of land. Cass justifies the officers' land claims by noting their political orientation as Federals.
December 19, 1795 Land Rights William Blount Timothy Pickering Notification that problems will arise over land rights around the territories of North Carolina due to recent influx of settlers, Cherokee land holdings, disputed boundaries, and land grants issued by the government.
February 1, 1792 Power of Attorney Barney Cox Unknown Recipient Barney Cox, sergeant and private in the 5th and 6th Pennsylvania Line, assigns his power of attorney to Samuel Maus.
March 23, 1789 Issac Pierce writes to Knox regarding bounty lands Isaac Peirce Henry Knox Letter, asks for Bounty Lands due to son's estates.
June 3, 1784 Boundaries of the United States and Indian lands Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional resolution, signed by Secretary Charles Thomson, pertaining to the boundaries of the United States and Indian lands.
June 17, 1796 Forged powers of attorney for soldiers' land grants William Simmons Clement Biddle Discusses forged powers of attorney presented at the War Department from soldiers John Young and William Smallwood claiming land as soldiers of the Maryland line. Mentions a man arrested for receiving false land warrants
March 1, 1797 Claims for land William Simmons Dwight Foster Discusses the claims of Captain John Pierce, Ensign Joseph Pierce, and Lieutenant John Stoers of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment in the Continental Army submitted by Foster for their possible grants of land.
April 16, 1787 On the disposition of the savages and usurpation of public lands by armed men Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox relays report from Colonel Harmar at Fort Pitt. Harmar is touring posts on Ohio River. Has had conferences with General Butler. Matters seem to bear a more favorable aspect with savages than hitherto. Major Wyllys reports on the usurpation of public lands by armed men, which deserves attention of Congress.
February 18, 1798 Managing the People Removed from Indian Land Thomas Butler Samuel Hodgdon Butler expresses approval of the executive's appointment of commissioners to hold a treaty with the Cherokee Indians. They will be able to make a report on on the lands which the United States may claim. Butler argues that these lands are not worth contending for since all the valuable lands in Tennessee have been covered by warrants. He laments of the share of trouble he has had in managing the...
November 28, 1788 Right of Claims Richard Winn Alexander McGillivray Commissioners find it impossible to remove settlers from disputed lands. Admonishes U.S. government for ruining Indian tribes after they helped secure peace for the U.S.
February 10, 1797 Appointment to examine settlements over Indian lands and threats by settlers James McHenry Colonel C. Gordon List of inquiries to be made to ascertain the hostility of settlers. Gordon reports that the people over the lines of the Indian lands have given some serious threats against the government and seem disposed to make some resistance in defense of their lands.
May 14, 1793 Bounty Lands Edward How Samuel Hodgdon How asks Hodgdon to provide information referenced in the enclosed extract in which his friend want to know how he should proceed to obtain his bounty lands.
May 30, 1795 Payment for erecting saw mill on Oneida lands New York James Dean [not available] Dean received $300 for erecting a saw mill on Oneida Lands.