James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Levi Lincoln, 18 June 1804

To Levi Lincoln

Department of State. 18th. June 1804.

The Secretary of State will thank the Attorney General for his opinion, whether as G. A. Selden, the devisee of Samuel Selden, mentioned in the enclos’d papers, died without seizen1 of the Military lands in question, they revert to the heirs of S. Selden, or whether those of G. A. Selden will take them.

James Madison.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). Enclosures not found.

1Seisin: “possession of real property under claim of freehold estate” (Black’s Law Dictionary [6th ed.], 1358).

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