____________________________________________________________________________ Private Entry. No. 3864. Land Office, at Washington, Arks., October 30th, 1838. It is hereby certified, That, in pursuance of law, James Erwin Griffin of Pike county, State of Arkansas on this day purchased of the Register of this Office, the Lot or the North West Quarter of the South West Quarter of Section No. fourteen, in Township No. Eight, South of Range No. twenty-four, West, containing forty acres, at the rate of one dollar and twenty five cents per acre, amounting to fifty dollars and _____ cents, for which the said James Erwin Griffin has made payment in full as required by law. Now, therefore, be it known, That, on presentation of this Certificate to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the said James Erwin Griffin shall be entitled to receive a Patent for the land above described, after the 22d June, 1840; or for such portion thereof, as shall have been ascertained not to be claimed by any valid right of preemption under the Act of 22d June, 1838. Geo. Conway, Register. ____________________________________________________________________________ No. 3864, Receiver's Office at Washington, Arkansas, Octr. 30, 1838. Received from James Erwin Griffin of Pike County, Arkansas the sum of Fifty dollars and _____ cents; being in full for the North West Quarter of South West quarter of Section No. Fourteen, in Township No. Eight, South of Range No. Twenty-four, W(est), containing Forty acres, and _____ hundredths, at $1.25 per acre; and for which tract, or such portion thereof as shall have been ascertained not to be claimed by a valid right of preemption, under the act of twenty-second June, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, a patent will be issued after the twenty-second June, eighteen hundred and forty; and this receipt will entitle the purchaser or assignee to a return of the purchase money, without interest, of the land claimed by such preemption right, or of the whole tract at his option. $50.00 D.T. Witter, Receiver. 3864, Rec(eive)d, in Silver, $50.00 D.T. WITTER ____________________________________________________________________________ Certificate 3864, Washington, Arkansas Land Office, Record Group 49, National Arhives, Washington, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.