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Richard Thompson Land Grant

Identifier: MS-0412

This land grant records Richard Thompson's purchase of 200 acres in Hinds Valley for 50 shillings per acre. It was recorded in New Bern (Hawkins County) North Carolina, which has since become part of Knox County, Tennessee. The extensive description of boundary markers and neighboring plots is blotted and hard to read in parts. The document is witnessed by His Excellency Richard Dobbs Spaight, Governor, Captain General, and commander in Chief of North Carolina.

Dates: 1793 March 16

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