Catch a case of “Alabama Fever” with this 1824 General Land Office grant signed by sitting President James Monroe (d.1831). Measuring 15-5/8 x 9-5/8” this amazingly well preserved presidential document bears Monroe’s elegant (“8”) quality signature at bottom right below a section dated 5/21/1824. Several compacting folds have little impact on the tremendous appeal of this sturdy grant which is nearly as solid as the land it represents. Also present is the (“7-8”) signature of Land Office Secretary G. Graham. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Made out to George Poplin of Monroe County, MS. this part printed, part written document signs over eighty acres of land in exchange for an undisclosed payment amount. The prominent header appears as “The United States of America” and the certificate number listed at top left is “No. 3202”. Reverse side provenance appears in the form of signatures, stamps and notations. The term “Alabama Fever” mentioned above refers to the expanding pursuit of land suitable for growing cotton beginning in the year 1817. This historical frontier settlement saw the removal of Native Americans from the region and an influx of settlers and their slaves. The offered document originates in this significant period during which Alabama’s population experienced remarkable growth.