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ToFrederickFrederick Bates Esqr BatesFrederick Bates Esqr , EsqrFrederick Bates Esqr . Recorder of land titles for the Territory
of LouisianaLouisiana.

Sir

Take Notice that as assignee of JohnJohn Baptiste BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins
who was assignee of PhilippePhilippe Rivierre alias Bacaunet Lawfull
heir of AntoineAntoine Bacaunet Deceased, I claim forty
of land situated in the prairie near the town of St LouisSt Louis in
the District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis, by virtue of a concession granted
by St ange and Labuxiere to said AntoineAntoine Bacaunet under
the date of January the 10th 1770. also by virtue of a transfer
of said concession from said Phillippe Rivierre alias Bacaunet
to John BteLorinsLorins dated May the 3rd 1808. and also by
virtue of a Deed of Conveyance from said JohnJohn B BJohn B LorinsLorins to
me dated May the 2nd and acknowledged & Recorded May the 3rd 1808.

St LouisSt LouisMay the 6th A.D. 1808.

MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis