U. S. Land Grant to Henry [*]. Gable, 1 October 1883:
(Boldface indicates handwritten inserts into the printed form.)
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Homestead Certificate No. 920
Whereas there has been deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States a CERTIFICATE of the Register of the Land Office at Montgomery Alabama, whereby it appears that, pursuant to the Act of Congress approved 20th May, 1862, "To Secure Homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain," and the acts supplemental thereto, the claim of Henry [*]. Gable has been established and duly consummated in conformity to law for the north east quarter of the north west quarter of section nine and the south east quarter of the south west quarter, and the south west quarter of the south west quarter of section four, in township fourteen south of range twelve east of Huntsville Meridian, in Alabama containing one hundred and twenty acres and fifteen hundredths of an acre
according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL.
Now know ye, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATES unto the said Henry [*]. Gable the tract of Land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Henry [*]. Gable and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, Chester A. Arthur 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 October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and eighth
By the President: Chester A. Arthur
[* Note: Henry Gable's middle initial is written in an elegant script that could be either a "V" or an "N."]
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