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Saturday, September 03, 2011

 

RANDOM NU NEW HOARD

 

RANDOM LURE

 

RANDOM LANDS & PEOPLES


 

RANDOM HISTORY

 

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1825 MADISON Indiana LAND GRANT signd JOHN QUINCY ADAMS-$517

Even though it’s only an eighty mile drive through some beautiful country, I haven’t been to Madison or Hanover Indiana for many years, but I spent a lot of time there in my younger days. Now I have a reason to go. There are four old cemeteries within three miles of the property described on this land grant, and some pretty day I’ll take a stroll around them looking for the name George Harkins.

 

The vellum (animal skin) Grant is in remarkable condition and measures 13 ½” by 9”. It was passed down through one family, but those still alive have no records of George Harkins, the man to whom the land was granted. After all, 1825 was a long, long time ago, but as for me, I’d have been curious enough to do some research. The area is full of American history – the interesting sort. Clarksville, Indiana is only a mile from Jeffersonville, where Mr. Harkins had to go to record the homestead, and Clarksville is where Lewis and Clark met up in 1803 to begin a little journey that lasted until 1809.

 

“KNOW YE, That George Harkins of Jefferson County Indiana, having deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Jeffersonville – whereby it appears that full payment has been made for . . and here is the important part . . neatly written with a quill pen

“the West half of the North Most quarter of Section Thirty-six, in Township Five North of Range Nine East containing Eighty acres.”

That would put the 80 acres about five miles west-southwest of Madison, Indiana - and about 3 miles north of Hanover. It would be about a mile and a half west of the Madison Municiple Airport near the old Scotland cemetery.

 

The date it was signed in Washington by John Quincy Adams was “the first day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty five and of the Independence of the United States of American the fiftieth.” (September 1, 1825)

 


I was invited to come rummage around in the records office, but they’ve told me the Volume mentioned (Volume 8, page 99) was very likely destroyed during the flood of 1937.

 



Two signatures appear on the back: George Harkins and Richard Harkins.

 



RANDOM EBAY OBJECTS

 

RANDOM TONALA SQUIRL

 

RANDOM SEARS

triangle shirt waist fire coming up

 

RANDOM PHOTO ALBUM

 

RANDOM MAY ESTATE SALE TOUR


 

RANDOM LANS & PEOPLES

 


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RANDOM HISTORY

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RANDOM 341 OBJECT

1836 Bio of George Washington/Anecdotes Weems Leather-$20

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RANDOM EBAY OBJECT

cigarette holder

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RANDOM PIMPED CAR

58 chevy impala

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RANDOM ARNE

he just took a trip on the trans-Siberian railroad. many places he had to wear shoes. but he did the great wall of china barefoot and was quite the tourist attraction for the chinese.

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SATURN'S DAY SUGAR-SIFTER BLOGGING

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Friday, September 02, 2011

 

SATURDAY OUTHOUSE BLOGGING

jeez it was hot today.

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RANDOM ANIMAL

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RANDOM LURE

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RANDOM LANDS & PEOPLES

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RANDOM HISTORY

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RANDOM 341 OBJECT

RARE 1866 Book ETIQUETTE /Manners in Washington DC-$43

If you were visiting Washington, D. C. back about 145 years ago, reading this little book beforehand might have made the difference as to whether you were treated as from royal or bumpkin lineage.

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The title says it all: Etiquette for Washington City.

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Any visitor to the capital city might not know the rules of deportment.

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The complete title of the small book is: Etiquette of Washington; Setting Forth the Rules to be Observed in Social Intercourse; the rights of precedence, according to the various gradations of rank among diplomats, members of Congress and public functionaries….Avoid those unpleasant solecisms, which even refined people sometimes betrayed into for want of adequate instruction and experience.” The author is L. F. Tasistro (late of the State Department).

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The small book has 30 pages and a table of contents with some ads at the back.

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Contents include: Society in Washington, Polite Manners, Rules for Visiting, Privileged Classes, Etiquette at White House, State Occasions, Private Life, the Uninitiated, Musical Soirees, Members of Congress…plus Intro & Conclusion.

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