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Thomas C. Bowles
Bounty Land Warrant
War of 1812



Thomas C. Bowles Bounty Land Warrant


Military Warrant Vol. 893, page 181, Accession # MW-0893-181

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved September 28th, 1850, entited "An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States," Warrant No. 101,246 for 40 acres, issued in favor of Thomas C. Bowles, Private in Captain Sniders Company, Maryland Militia, War of 1812.

has been returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the
South East quarter of the South East quarter of Section six, in Township ninety four, North of Range three, west in the District of Lands formerly subject to sale at Dubuque, Iowa, containing forty acres.
according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL: Which has been assigned to James McLanahan.

Now Know Ye, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said James McLanahan

the Tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said James McLanahan and to his heirs and assigns forever.

In Testomony Whereof, I, Franklin Pierce 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 fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six and of the Independence of the United States the Eightieth.

By the President: Franklin Pierce
By H.E. Baldwin, Asst. Sec'y
J.S. Granger , Recorder of the General Land Office

 

~note: the land described in the Warrant is located in Section 6, Twp. 94-N (southern Mendon twp.), Clayton county, Iowa
~source: www.glorecords.blm.gov
~transcription by S. Ferrall

 

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