The collection consists of one deed for eighty acres of land in Indianapolis, Indiana, dated September 30, 1835. The document
bears the signature of Andrew Jackson, who was then the seventh president of the United States.
After the Revolutionary War, as additional lands were acquired by the United States from Spain, France, and other countries,
Congress directed that they be explored, surveyed, and made available for settlement. In 1812, Congress established the General
Land Office in the Department of the Treasury to oversee the disposition of these Federal lands. The General Land Office and
the U.S. Grazing Service were consolidated to form the Bureau of Land Management within the Department of the Interior in
.1 linear feet
(1 oversized folder)
This document is in the public domain.
The collection is open for research.