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|Title||State of Georgia, by his excellency John Forsyth, Governor [manuscript]: land grant, 1828 Jan. 15|
|Author||Georgia. Governor (1827-1829: Forsyth)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Official Record|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Georgia land grant dated Jan. 15, 1828 to Michael Hansome and signed by Governor John Forsyth. Located in Lee County, Hansome received tract No. 191. Document also includes a small plat drawing.|
|Places||Milledgeville, Lee County, Georgia, United States|
|Keywords||land grant, landowner, property, law, governor, treaty|
|Theme||American Indians and the US Government|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
The Treaty of Indian Springs (1825) with the Creek Indians opened up a large area of western Georgia for settlement. From this acquisition five new counties were formed. A lottery system was used to freely distribute the land to Georgians by lot, generally 202 and a half acres each.
Printed form filled in; official seal (wax over paper) of the State of Georgia attached with string.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT oversize Ayer MS 228|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|