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1829 Andrew Jackson Signed Land Grant - Signed Just 28 Days After His Inauguration!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,440

Original 1830 land grant signed by Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States (1829-1837). The official government document grants a parcel of land to Jackson Tharp of Missouri, according to the provisions provided by an 1820 Act of Congress. The document, which is both printed and handwritten on parchment, is dated April 1, 1829, and has been officially signed in black ink along the bottom by both President "Andrew Jackson" and the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Jackson's signature, which is exceptionally large, measuring a full six inches in length, grades "7." The official government seal, which is badly faded, remains affixed in the lower left corner. A vintage black-ink notation on the reverse reads "Sold to B. P. Biggs." This document was signed by Jackson just twenty-eight days into his first term of office, making it the earliest Jackson Presidential signed document we have ever handled. The document (16 x 10 inches) displays five vertical fold lines, light toning and foxing, and slightly wavy borders. In Good to Very Good condition overall. Despite the minor flaws, which are fairly common for a document of this age, the piece still presents extremely well and is perfect for display, especially given the size of the Jackson signature. Presidential signatures dating from the president's respective term in office, especially on official government documents, are always the ideal and this remains a fine example from "Old Hickory's" first year in office. Full LOA from PSA/DNA and LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $1,440

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