Notice of Lost Bounty Land Warrant
William T. Dickson
Act of September 28, 1850
The State of Arkansas,
County of Hempstead,
Be it remembered, that on this 25th day of April A.D. 1856, personally
appeared before me, Simon T. Sanders, clerk of the Circuit Court for the
County of Hempstead and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths
and take affirmations within the State aforesaid, by virtue of my office of
clerk aforesaid, Grandison D. Royston, a person well known to me to be the
identical individual he represents himself to be and being first duly sworn
by me for the purpose, did make and subscribe before me and in my presence
the following affidavit, viz: That he has never received by mail or
otherwise, a certain Land Warrant issued by the Pension office of the United
States of America, entitled "Warrant No. 32,605" for 80 acres and issued in
favor of "Mr. William T. Dickson" for his services in "Capt. Rogers' Company
Tenn. Vols." and which was sent "March 20, 1852" to the "Hon. W.K.
Sebastian" of the U.S. Senate from said office, as deponent is informed by
letter of "S. Cole" for Commissioner of Pensions, to "Hon. E.W. Johnson of
U.S. Senate" now in deponents possession and which said Warrant was on the
25th day of March 1852 transmitted by Senator Sebastian by mail to this
deponent to his address at Washington, Arkansas, as this deponent has been
advised since by the Hon. W.K. Sebastian, and that he confidently believes
that said Warrant has been lost or destroyed in transit by mail from
Washington City, D.C. to the address of deponent at Washington, Arkansas.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this, the day an year first above
written, as witness my hand as said clerk as aforesaid, as also my seal of
office affixed at my office, at the town of Washington, in the County and
S.T. Sanders, Clerk.
State of Arkansas,
County of Hempstead,
I, Orville Jennings, do solemnly swear that the notice of William T. Dickson
of "Land Warrant Lost" as represented by a copy thereof affixed in the
margin hereof, was duly published in the "Hempstead Democrat" a newspaper
published weekly at Washington, in the County and State aforesaid, for six
weeks successively, to wit: from Tuesday April 3d, 1855 to Tuesday May 25,
1855, during which period I was one of the publishers of said newspaper, and
that the copy in the margin hereof was cut from one of the numbers of said
papers issued during said period, by me, so help me God!
Sworn to and subscribed before me, Simon T. Sanders, Clerk of the Hempstead
Circuit Court, on this 25th day of April, A.D. 1856.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my as such clerk and affixed my
seal of office at my office in the town of Washington, in the County and
State, aforesaid, upon the day and year, aforesaid.
S.T. Sanders, Clerk
Land Warrant Lost!
Notice is hereby given that military Bounty Land Warrant No. 32,605, for 80
acres, issued in favor of William T. Dickson, for his service as a private
in Capt. Rogers' Company, Tennessee Volunteers, has been lost; and this is
to forewarn all persons form purchasing the same. The Department having been
notified of its loss, a caveat will be filed, and a duplicate applied for.
William T. Dickson
April 3, 1855.
May 19, 1856
Mr. W.T. Dickson under date of May 2 to Hon. R.W. Johnson writes that he had
"sometime last Spring" a warrant issued from the the Dept. for 80 acres
which was addressed to G.D. Royston at Washington, Arks., but never came to
hand. That he made the proper shewing in order to account for it & made
application for more land under the last act of Congress giving more land &
made me "agent". I have no recollection of any such warrant under the
I obtained for Mr. Dickson his original warrant for 80 acres which was lost,
"No. 32605" for 80 acres & made application for a duplicate in 1852 from
which I have not received since. Can he confound the cases? Please answer me
as to the first named &c., who obtained, when issued, to whose care & what
proceedings are on file for a duplicate, & by whom made.
J. Minot, Commissioner.
May 20, 1856
I have to state that the warrant described in the affidavit aforesaid, was
issued to my care at Washington City, and that inasmuch as I had received
the original Declaration & proofs from Mr. G.D. Royston, as the attorney of
W.T. Dickson. I forwarded said Warrant to said G.D. Royston as appears from
an entry in my memorandum made at the time. The warrant was transmitted
about the 25 March 1852.
Washington City, D.C.
Notice of Lost Bounty Land Warrant of William T. Dickson, Act of September
28, 1850, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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