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Land Claim Of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis

Apparently these records involve a case of conflicting confirmation to 40 arpents of land
in the prairie of St. LouisSt Louis conceded by Louis St. AngeSt Ange de Bellerive and JosephJoseph Labuxiere
in 1770 to Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Bacanne. Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis made the claim before the
First Board of Land Commissioners, established after the LouisianaLouisiana Purchase to confirm
legitimate land grants made by the French and Spanish. LewisLewis claimed the land as
assignee of John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins , assignee of Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit Bacanne, son of
Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Bacanne, the original owner. The board confirmed this claim but
some question arose as to the validity of the title. In 1809, Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis sold the
land to Judge WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr of St. LouisSt Louis, and the judge was left to pursue the legalities
of the claim.

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Land Claim Of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis

Original Documents:

(French) Original concession (or grant) to Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Bacanne dated January
10, 1770, and signed by [Joseph] Labuxiere. On the back, dated May 3, 1808, is a
certificate by Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere , apparently as to the authenticity of the concession and
subsequent sale of the land to John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins .

(French) Deed from John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins to Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis (May 2, 1808)

Wrapper for claim by Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis no (date)

Notice to the Recorder of Land Titles (Frederick BatesFrederick Bates ) of claim and signed by
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis (May 6, 1808)

(French) Deed from Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins and Wife Hyacinthe FortinHyacinthe Fortin to WilliamWilliam C.
CarrCarr . Also, on the back, is a notice to the Recorder of Land Titles (Frederick BatesFrederick Bates ) from
WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr by his agent Marie Philip Leduc. (June 25, 1811)

Quitclaim deed from John BaptisteJohn Baptiste RiviereRiviere dit Bacanne to WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr
(August 24, 1827)