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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)
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.
Names Hansome, Michael
Places Milledgeville, Lee County, Georgia, United States
Keywords land grant, landowner, property, law, governor, treaty
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information

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