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James Monroe Signed Land Grant

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President James Monroe, 1758 - 1831, a Founding Father of the United States, American statesman, Senator to the FIRST U. S. State Congress, the 5th American President and the last president from the Virginia Dynasty where he had served as Governor. He also held the critical roles of Secretary of State and Secretary of War under President Madison.  He was also a war hero, having been wounded in the Revolutionary War. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, joined in the founding of colonies for freed slaves and partnered with John Quincy Adams in writing the Monroe Doctrine, a landmark in American Foreign Policy.

Here is a Presidential document for the appropriation and granting of land to the heirs of an Army soldier, Alexander Moore, a corporal in the 4th company of the 22nd Infantry Regiment, killed in the line of duty. The family is being officially granted 160 acres in Arkansas.  It is signed by James Monroe, as President, in the City of Washington, on the 13th day of July, 1821. There is a large clear signature by President Monroe, as well as the strong signature by Joseph Meigs, Commissioner of the General Land Office.  Significantly, the original presidential seal is fully in tact, at the beautiful vignette at the top is clean and dramatic, reading "Militi Forti Et Fideli” : “The Strong and Faithful Soldier”.

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