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From: "Jack Butler" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] FW: House of Representatives Committee on PrivateLandClaims - question
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 17:02:30 -0400
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Yes, I think so. What other justification would Congress have for giving
McCarroll 100 acres of free Federal land?

Jack Butler


----- Original Message -----
From: "Janis Gilmore" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:38 PM
Subject: [TGF] FW: House of Representatives Committee on Private
LandClaims - question


> Jack and Mary,
>
> Would you say that this implies any relationship at all? I had not
> considered it in that light.
>
> Janis
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Janis Gilmore [mailto:]
>> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:15 PM
>> To: ''
>> Subject: RE: [TGF] House of Representatives Committee on Private Land
>> Claims - question
>>
>> Thanks, Jack and Mary, for the assistance.
>>
>> Janis
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [mailto:] On Behalf
>> Of Jack Butler
>> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 3:44 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [TGF] House of Representatives Committee on Private Land
>> Claims - question
>>
>> I agree with Mary. James Wilder was issued land warrant 2429 for 100
>> acres
>> of land. The date of the warrant makes it almost certain that it was
>> issued
>> as a reward for Mr. Wilder's service in the Revolutionary War. It
>> appears
>> that Mr. Wilder never redeemed the warrant and that John McCarroll,
>> Jr.,
>> petitioned Congress to be awarded the warrant, or an equivalent (the
>> scrip)
>> as an heir of James Wilder. That McCarroll is required to post a bond
>> to
>> secure the government against a future claims by claimants with
>> stronger
>> claim on Wilder's warrant suggests that he may not be a direct heir.
>>
>> Jack Butler
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Mary Douglass" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 2:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TGF] House of Representatives Committee on Private Land
>> Claims - question
>>
>>
>> > Janis Gilmore wrote:
>> >> I'm wondering if anyone can shed light on what is happening in the
>> >> following
>> >> document, which can be found on the Library of Congress: American
>> >> Memories
>> >> website at
>> >>
>> >> http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb
>> >> <http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-
>> bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=018/llhb018.db&re
>> >> cNum=308> &fileName=018/llhb018.db&recNum=308
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> 3rd Congress, 1st Session
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> H.R. 406
>> >>
>> >> 4 April 1834
>> >>
>> >> Read Twice and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported the
>> >> following
>> >> bill:
>> >>
>> >> A BILL
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> for the relief of John McCarroll, junior.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
>> >>
>> >> 2. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That
>> >>
>> >> 3. the Secretary of the Treasury cause to be issued to John Mc-
>> >>
>> >> 4. Carroll, junior, land scrip on a Virginia military land warrant,
>> >>
>> >> 5. number two thousand four hundred and twenty nine, which
>> >>
>> >> 6. issued to James Wilder, for one hundred acres of land, on
>> >>
>> >> 7. the ninth day of February one thousand seven hundred
>> >>
>> >> 8. and eighty-four, upon said John McCarroll, junior, giving bond
>> >>
>> >> 9. and satisfactory security to refund the value thereof, should
>> >>
>> >> 10. the heirs or other claimants under said James Wilder show a
>> >>
>> >> 11. better claim thereto than said John McCarroll.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> As I understand this, John McCarroll, in 1834, wanted 100 acres,
>> which
>> >> James
>> >> Wilder had been, as a Virginia military land warrant in 1784
>> (warrant no.
>> >> 2429). Presumably, Mr. Wilder had never claimed the warrant, and
>> John
>> >> McCarroll, Jr. wished to claim it. The bill allows his patent of the
>> >> land,
>> >> after his posting of a bond which would refund the value of the land
>> to
>> >> Mr.
>> >> Wilder, should one of his heirs show up and want it.
>
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