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Francis Bittick (b. 1809) Land Patent Certificate 1947, Issued March 1, 1843

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Francis Bittick, Certificate 1947

Washington Arkansas Land Office

 

Preemption Proof

Be it remembered, that on the third day of March, 1836, Francis Bittick of Pike County, Arkansas Territory, personally came and appeared before the undersigned, an acting justice of the peace, within and for the County of Hempstead, in the Territory of Arkansas, and being first duly sworn,

deposeth and says:

 

That, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, he cultivated a portion of the public lands of the United States known and designated as the west half of the southeast quarter of section numbered seven, and the east half of the southwest quarter of said section, in township numbered nine, south of the base line range, numbered twenty-three, west of the fifth principle meridian, in the district of lands subject to sale at Washington, Arkansas; and, that in said year he had in cultivation and under fence on said tract, about twenty-five acres, and that he resided thereon and had possession of the same on the nineteenth day of Jan., 1834.

            Francis Bittick

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 3rd. day of March, 1836.

            G.W. Conway, J.P.

 

Territory of Arkansas ,

County of Hempstead ,

 

This day, John Speer, Samuel Hasley and Thomas Milson, personally appeared before me, the undersigned, an acting justice of the peace, within and for the county, aforesaid, and being duly sworn, depose and say, that they believe the matters and things stated and set forth, in the foregoing affidavit of Francis Bittick, to be true in substance and fact.

            John Speer

            Samuel Hasley

            Thomas Milson

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 3rd. day of March, 1836.

            G.W. Conway, J.P.

 

The Preemption in this case has been approved and this office advised thereof by letter of the Comr., G. L. Office, of the 15th. Decr., 1837, and repayment ordered to be made to the original purchaser, which has been done long since.

            Saml. C. Wheat, Regr.

            D.T. Witter, Recr.

 

 

Francis Bittick to Solomon Melson, Certificate 1947

Washington , Arkansas Land Office

For value received, I, Francis Bittick, of the County of Pike and Territory of Arkansas, do hereby transfer, assign, and set over unto Solomon Melson, of the County and Territory aforesaid, all my title, claim and demand, to a tract of land purchased by me this 3rd day of March, 1836, as per Receiverís Receipt numbered 1947, designated as the West half of the Southeast Quarter of Section Seven, in Township Nine, South of Range Twenty-three, West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Washington, in the Territory of Arkansas, and do hereby request that a patent, therefor, may be issued to the said Solomon Melson, his heirs or assigns.

 

Witness my hand, this 3rd day of March, 1836.

            Francis Bittick

 

Acknowledged before me, the 3rd., March, 1836.

            D. T. Witter

            Receiver Pub. Mon., Washington

 

 

Source:

Cash Certificate 1947, Proof of Preemption under the Act of 1834, Francis Bittick.

Washington , Arkansas Land Office

Record Group 49

Washington National Records Center , Suitland , Maryland .

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