James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Levi Lincoln, 4 January 1803 (Abstract)

§ To Levi Lincoln

4 January 1803, Department of State. “The Secretary of State requests the Attorney General to favor him with his opinion, whether a patent may be issued to the assignee of Robert Holliday for the land contained in the within survey [not found]. The doubt arises upon the variation between the survey and the description of it in the devise contained in the enclosed will [not found]. The land does not appear to have been surveyed by John Machir, but by Nathl. Massie and it is not located six miles distant from Kentucky River, but between the  1 and Little Miami: moreover the survey is not for 15,000 acres but for 1000 acres.”

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