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To Frederick BatesFrederick Bates Esquire Recorder of land claims

Sir,

Please to take Notice, that under right derived from the French & SpanishGo-
vernments and the several provisions of the laws of congress and as assignee of Baptiste
Lorins and MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis assignee of said JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste
LorinsLorins who was assigneePhilippePhilippe Rivierre ditBeacumeheir and legal representative of
AntoineAntoine Bauannet original proprietor, I claim forty arpens of land adjoining the Town
of Saint LouisSt Louis as appears by the within Deed here with submitted for Recored and
Reference to former Record Book D. Page 128 & 129

St LouisSt LouisNovember 26th 1812

WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr by his agent
M. P.

N.B. former not to be Recorded