James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Barlow, 22 April 1804 (Abstract)

§ To William Barlow

22 April 1804, Department of State. “The claim for land, which you describe in your letter of the 2d. March [not found], appears to be barred both by the lapse of time and by the Sixty thousand acres allowed in the act of Congress of 13 May 1800,1 being exhausted by previous surveys.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1For “An Act to authorize the issuing certain Patents,” 13 May 1800, dealing with land patents in the Virginia military lands section of Ohio, see U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:80.

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