Harvey Plummer Ashley

I have attempted to keep this looking at close to the original as I possibly can. This is my first cousin, 4 times removed.


The United States of America,

Certificate No. 11.217A.}

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas,Harvey Plummer Ashley of Wilkinson County, Mississippi has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Washington, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Harvey Plummer Ashley

according to the provisions of the

Act of Congress fo the 24th of April, 1820, entitled " An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the South East quarter of the South East quarter of Section three and the East half of the North East quarter of Section ten, in Township three of Range one West in the District of Lands subject to Sale at Washington Mississippi Containing one hundred and twenty six acres and forty four hundredths of an acre.

according to the official plat of the Survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tracts have been purchased by the said Harvey Pinkney Ashley

NOW KNOW YE, That the

United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said Harvey Plummer Ashley

and to his heirs, the said tracks above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Harvey Plummer Ashley and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In Testimony Whereof, I, James Buchanan PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States the eighty third.


By THE PRESIDENT: James Buchanan
By T. J. Albright, Sec'y.
J. N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office.