James Madison Papers

Presidential Proclamation, 29 June 1811 (Abstract)

§ Presidential Proclamation

29 June 1811. Under the act of Congress, passed on 25 Feb. 1811,1 authorizing the president of the U.S. to remove the land office established for the sale of lands ceded by the Cherokee and Chickasaw in the Mississippi Territory from Nashville to any place he judges most proper within the district for which it was established, he directs that the said land office be removed to “Huntsville otherwise called Twickenham, in Madison County,” to be opened on or before 7 Aug. 1811.

Tr (DNA: RG 49, Proclamations of Public Land Sales). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Mississippi, 6:203.

1See 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 , 2:649–50.

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