Feb 28, 2006 - Sale 2068

Sale 2068 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 460
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(RECONSTRUCTION.) War Department. War Department Circular No. 7. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Washington, July 2, 1866. The attention of the Assistant Commissioners of the States of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida, is called to an Act of Congress for the disposal of Public Lands, "for homestead actual settlement," in those States, approved by the President June 21st, 1866. Single 12mo leaf, removed from a larger volume; punch holes and stain to the inner margin, not affecting the text in any way. Washington, 2 July 1866 ...

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"By the provisions of this Act, Freedmen, and Whites who can take and oath that they have not borne arms against the United States, have the exclusive right till January 1, 1867, of entering public lands in the following manner." This order, under the Act of June 21, allowed settlers to take possession of land by simply occupying it and paying a fee of five dollars.