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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)

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LouiseLouise commandant
espagnolefaisantfonctiondejuge
d' AntoineAntoine habitantNouslesavons
a titre de propriete
situeederriere la prairie St LouisSt Louis contenant
delarge, de
signed Registre


Jolior 31.

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territoireen la Louisiane District et Jurisdiction en St LouisSt Louis

Je Phiippe Rivierre dit , de slave et
confesse que la concession part accorde per
StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et a mon PereAntoineAntoine
ete mon dit PereAntoineAntoine il y a
; que pendant une annee et
J'ai vendre ensuite a JeanJean Louis il y asuivant
vingt quatre datedevant
pour quoi Je luia bondonneau jourlui pour mes
action et
concessionpourqu'il en

concession


Rivierre

Taken & Subscribed
before me a justice of the peace
for the township aforesaid this
3rd day of May A.D. 1808.

M.P.

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Filed for record
Jan 19th 1826

A GambleArchibald Gamble Recorder

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble
Recorder for St Louis County do certify that
the within instrument in
Recorded in my office in book N. page
59 June 19th 1826

Archd GambleArchibald Gamble Recorder

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For W.C.CarrCarr esqr
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Sachenttouteleur qui cet presenter que moi
Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins habitant derneurant a StSt Ferdinand FerdinandSt Ferdinand
District de St LouisSt Louis Territoire de la Louisiane et actuelle

ment en cette ville de St LouisSt Louispour prix et consideration
de la argent des Etats unis
qui m'a ete bien et payez par le Gouverneur
de ce Territoire MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , que Je le
reconnais par le present et de la quelle femme Je le
tiens quitte et decharge lui ses duayant Counsel,
J'ai ce joure hui vendre, quitte, abandonne delaisse
et transporte, par ce presenter je viene,
quitte, abandonne, delaisse et tranporte audit
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis ses du ayant Counsel
Un certain Morceau de Terre situe dans le District
de St LouisSt Louis contenant un arpent de large surquarante
arpens derriere la prairie de cette ville.
accorde originairement a AntoineAntoine Bacaunet H B
StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et le dix Janvier mil septcent
Soixante Dix Enregistre au folio un
morceau de Terre derriere mentionne tenant
J'enCote a un morceau de terre originaisement
concede a de l'autreCote a celle originaisement
concede qu'il parait par le citre
de concession, le ditMorceau de Terre a moi
tenantcommel'ayantlegitimement acquit il
PhilippePhilippe Rivierre dit, Bauemet aimsi qu'il est
constate par au Dos de la dite concession, et
Promettant la garantir et preserver de tout troubler,
Dorr, Detter, Douraires, Hypoteques, Eviction

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Substitutioner et de tout autres empechement generale

ment quele excepte contre le gouvernement pour
par le dit St Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis hoirs au ayant Counsel
en jouirfaire et disposer a son greet volonte et comme
de propriete a lui appartenante et par lui legitimement
acquise a commencer la Jouisiance du ce et
executeurs au administrateur puissent
rappeller ni contrevenir a lateneurdu presentre par moi

faites et parleer en ce jour- En foi ce quoi ne la
sachantsignerJ'aifait ma marque ordinaire et
scellecet presenter en presence de temoins ce deux
Mayde l'annee notre Seigneur mil huit cent huit

Marque
JeanJean
Louis

Signescelle et delivre
en presence de
Marque
dePhilippePhilippe Rivierre
dit Bacaunet
Louis

Je consensa la presente vente
et l'approuveconseillermonnom
etaitmentionne dans le contenu
de la ete.
Marque
fortin
Hyacinte femmeLorinsLorins

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana, District & Township at St LouisSt Louis

Before the Subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace of
the township aforesaid personally came the within named JohnJohn B
BJohn B LorinsLorins and acknowledged the within Instrument of writing
to be his free & voluntary act & Deed hand and seal for the
purposes therein contained and as such may be recorded.

Given under my hand & seal the day of the date of said act & Deed.

M.S.

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Be it remenbered that on the third day of May in the year of
our Lord One thousand eight hundred & eight Before the subscriber one of
the Justices of the Peace for the Township of St LouisSt Louis personally

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appeared HyacinteLorinsLorins , wife of JeanBLorins
and having been separately and apart examined
from her said husband declared that the within Ins-
trument of writting was her free and voluntary act
and Deed hand and seal for the purposes therein contained
and that she signed sealed & delivered the same
without any coersion or compulsion of her said husband

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand & seal the Day and year last above written

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District of St LouisSt Louis
ss

Recorded Book B 18th follow & this 3rd day of May A.D. 1808

M. P.

Recorder
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JohnJohn B BJohn B Lorin & wife
to
MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis
Deed

2. may 1809.

receivdmay 3rd 1808

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Lot No4

gov LewisLewis

of a lot of
May 8 1808

not to be recorded bill
be filed a notice

Notice filed

Recorded in Book
Page 128 & 129

StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis

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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

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Notice of claim to Record
& certificate
enclosed.
also grant &
conveyance

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que WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr , esquire par acte dix neufAout
Mil huit cent neufen registre auGreffe de ce District livre C
page trente neuf a achete de Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis un arpent de
terre de front sur quarante arpens de profondeur formant quarante
arpens en superficie appartenant originairement a AntoineAntoine Bacaune
par concession de M St ange et labuxiere en datte du Dix
Janvier Mil sept cent soixante et dix la dite concessionensuite
transporte par PhilippePhilippe Rivierre dit Becaune fils dudit AntoineAntoine
Bacaune par acte fermente le trois may Mil huit cent huit
pardevantMarieMarie Phillippe Juge de faix de la juridiction
de saint Louis en faxeurJean BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins lequel JeanJean Baptiste
BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins et Hyacinthe son epouse par acte en datte du deux
May Mil huit cent huit ont ensuite la diteterre audit
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , ainsi qu'ilparait par acte Enregistre en
l'office du Recorder de ca District Livre B Sages dix huit et
Suivante Lequel Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis a ensuite transporte audit
WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr dit, et que par
Reference dans la dite vente faite par LorinsLorins et son epouse
audit Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis il parait y avoir et voulant
les recifier par cet presenter. Sachent tous ceux qui est
Presenter verront que moi JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins et
Hyacinthemonepousedemeurant dans le District de saint
Louis territoire de la Louisiane pour prixet en consideration
de la somme de soixanteparnousansi qu'il
est mentionne en la vente par nous faite audit MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis avons le jourd' hui vendrecede quitte delaisse
abandonne et transporte, comme par ces presenter nous
Vendons, cedons quittons, delaissons abandonnions et
transportons audit william C. CarrCarr ses hoirs au ayant
causer et tel qu' il a achete dudit MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis
la dite terresusmentionnee de quarante arpens en
superficie par moins ces ditJean BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins acquise
de phillipe Rivierre dit Baccaumepar acte au dos
de la concession lequel acte est sermentepar devant

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MarieMarie Phillipe Ledue Juge de le trois May mil huit
cent huit comme etant la meme que nousavons vendre
conjointement audit Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis le deux May Mil
huit cent huit la transportant audit william C. CarrCarr avec
la meme garantie que nous avions donne audit MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis pour par le dit william C. CarrCarr seshoirsau ayant
causer en jouir faire et disposer comme de chose a lui
appartenante. En foidequoi nous avonssignes et scellee
ces presentes le vingtcinqJuin Mil huit cent onze

signeScelle et delivre
en presence de

M. S.

marque
deJeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins

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marque de HyacinthFortin femme LorinsLorins

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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District & To of St. LouisSt Louis

Before me the undersigned one of the Justices of the peace in and for the Township
aforesaid personally came and appeared JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins and Hyacinte
his wife who acknowledged the within Instrument of writting to be their &
each of their act & Deed hands & seals for the purposes therein contained
the said Hyacinte wife of said JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins being first separately
and apart examined from her said husband and by me made acquainted
with the contents of the said Instruments of writing declare that the
executed the same freely voluntarily and of her own free voluntary
will and accord and without coerison, compulsion, fear, restraint
constraint or under infuence from her said husband for the
purposes therein mentioned

Given under my hand & seal at St. LouisSt Louis
this 25th day of June 1811

M. P.
S. P.

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District of St. LouisSt Louis
Recorded this 25th day of June 1811

Book C. page 399

M. P.
recorded

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$ 1.00 25 25 June1811

LorinsLorins & wife
to
WmCCarrCarr Esqr
Deed
not

Recorded Book F pages66 & 67

The error was the dateof the
to LewisLewis being one day
before the date of transferto
Lorin by

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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
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This deed witnesseth that I John
Rivierre alias Bacanne for & in consideration
of the sum of Ten Dollars
to me in hand paid by WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr
do hereby sell & convey to him all my right
& interest to the following land to writ one
arpent by forty situate near the town of
St LouisSt Louis originally granted to John Bte Baquet
as will appear from livre No 2 page
19. & sold to my father AntoineAntoine Bacanne
deceased. Also to one other lot of one by for by
arpens situate as aforesaid, originally granted
to my father AntoineAntoine Revierre alias Bacanne
as will appear from livre No. One folio

((Recto)) l. To have and to hold all my right
claim & interest of & to the aforesaid
two tracts of land unto him the said
WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr his heirs & assigns forever
and I do hereby warrant & defend the
same with all priveleges &
thereunto belonging or in any wise apper-
taining unto him said WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr his
heirs & assigns forever against me & my
heirs or assigns or any person claming
under me.

Witness my hand & seal
this twenty fourth day of August 1827.
Witness.

Bernard PrattBernard Pratte

La marqueRivierredit Bacane

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it Remembered that on this Fourth day of September
in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty seven before me
PeterPeter FergusonFerguson a Justice of the peace within and for the county of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid
come Bernard PratteBernard Pratte Jr and Lucien Dumain of the city of st Louis both of whom are presonally
known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing In-
strument of writing as subscribing witnesses and made oath that BaptisteBaptiste Rivierre
alias Bacanne whose name is subscribed to the said instrument of writing as
grantor is the real person who executed the same : that the said BteRivierredid
Baccanne subscribed sealed and delivered the same in their presence and acknow-
ledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned, and
that they the said Bernard PratteBernard Pratte andLucien Dumain subscribed the said deed
witnesses in the presence and at the request of the said BaptisteBaptiste Rivierredit Bac-
canne

BernardBernard Prath P

Taken and certified the day and year first above written

PeterPeter FergusonFerguson Justice of the Peace
County St LouisCounty St Louis

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I certify the within to be truly recorded in
my office in Book N page 518.

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Witness my hand and official seal this
4th day of September 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Recorder

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Bacanne to CarrCarr
Decd for his interest in
Two 40 arpent lots

Filed for Record 4th September 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Recorder

Record 45
seal 25
1.70
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Land Claim Of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis

Copies Of Deeds:

Copies made at the request of WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr of deeds that involved land owned by
AntoineAntoine Bacanne and sold by his heris at law to others:

Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere dit Bacanne to Anthony Bennett, Robert N.Moore, and P.C. Morehead
(May 31, 1844)

Paulus Guitarre, Agnes Guitarre, PierrePierre Deteriere and MariaMaria his wife to PhilipPhilip C.
Morehead (July 27, 1844)

Francis Riviere to P.C. Morehead (May 23, 1845)

Antoine SmithAntonie Smith , Sr., to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (July 5, 1845)

Louis Vasseur and wife Cecilia to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (July 31, 1845)

CharlesCharles Dodier to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (September 6, 1845)

Bazil Vasseur to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (December 1845)

Cecelia Vasseur to WilliamWilliam F. Chase (December 1, 1845)

Pelagie Letour to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (December 15, 1845)

Antoine SmithAntonie Smith to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (December 26, 1845)

CharlesCharles Dodier to PhilipPhilip C. Morehead (December 31, 1845)

FrancisFrancis Picart, EmilyEmily his wife, and Mary AnnMary Ann Picart to Frederick Norcom
(September 18, 1846)

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This Indenture made and entered into this Thirty first day of May 1844 between Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere , alias Bacanne son of
Antonie D. Riviere, deceased, of the first part, and Anthony Ben-
nett, Robert N. MooreRobert N Moore and P.C. Morehead of the second part,
witnesseth: that for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars
to the party of the first part in hand paid by the parties of
the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
and in the further consideration of the services of the said
parties of the second part rendered and to be rendered and
money advanced for expenses all in and about the investi-
gation of the ascertaining the sueing for and such other lawful matter pertaining to the recovering of all the property and rights of
the said party of the first part in the City and County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis and in the State of MissouriMissouri as heir of his father
and as heir at law of his grand father Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias
Bacanne deceased, hath granted bargained and sold
and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell alien and
convey to the said parties of the second part, one half of all
the property, rights, and interests of the said party of the
first part as heir of his father and as heir of his grand father
in the City and County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri, and one half
of all the property which has been given or to
him by his father in the city and County aforesaid. To
have and to hold the aforesaid mentioned, property, rights
titles and interests, to the said parties of the second part
their heirs & forever, convenanting to warrant and defend
the same free from the claim or claims of himself, his heirs
his wife and all others claiming by through or under then
In witness whereof, the said party of the first part hath
hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year with
written.

Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere de Bacanne

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
thirty first day of May, AnneAnne Domini, Eighteen hund-
red and forty four before the undersigned a Justice of the
Peace within and for the County aforesaid cameFrancoisFrancois Riviere
RiviereFrancois Riviere de Bacanne who is personally known to me to

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be the same person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instru-
ment of writing as a party thereto, and acknowledged the same
to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned.
Taken and certified the day and year aforesaid.

Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore Justice of
the Peace

Filed and Recorded March 26th 1846.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I, Stephen B. Barlon clerk of
the County CourtCircuit Court and ex office Recorder in and for said
county do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of
an instrument of writing as the same now remains of record
in my office in book of No 3 page 141.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my
hand and affix my seal of office at office
in St LouisSt LouisMOMay 23rd 1846.

S. D. Rarlow

Clk Cty Ct and ex-officio Recorder in
and for St LouisSt Louis Co. Mo.

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This Indenture made and entered into this Thirty first day of May 1844 between FrancoisFrancois Reviere alias Bacanne son of
Antonie D. Riviere, deceased, of the first part, and anthony Ben-
nett, Robert N. MooreRobert N Moore and P. C. Morehead of the second part,
witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars
to the party of the first part in hand paid by the parties of
the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
and in the further consideration of the services of the said
parties of the second part rendered and to be rendered and
money advanced for expenses all in and about the investi-
gation of the ascertaining the sueing for and such other lawful matter pertaining to the recovering of all the property and rights of
the said party of the first part in the city and county of
St LouisSt Louis and in the State of MissouriMissouri as heir of his father
and as heir at law of his grandfather Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias
Bacanne deceased, hath granted bargained and sold
and by these presents doth grant, bargain sell, alien and
convey to the said parties of the second part, one half of all
the property, rights, and interests of the said party of the
first part as heir of his father and as heir of his grand father
in the City and County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri, and one half
of all the property which has been given or conveyed to
him by his father in the City and County aforesaid. To
have and to hold the aforesaid mentioned property, rights,
titles and interests, to the said parties of the second part,
their heirs & forever, convenanting to warrant and defend
the same free from the claim or claims of himself, his heirs,
his wife and all other claiming by through or under them
In witness, whereof the said party of the first part hath
hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year within
written.

Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere de Bacanne

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
thirty first day of May, AnneAnne Domini, Eighteen hund-
red and forty four before the undersigned a Justice of the
Peace within and for the County aforesaid came FrancoisFrancois Riviere
RiviereFrancois Riviere de Bacanne who is personally known to me to

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be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instru-
ment of writing as a party thereto, and acknowledged the same
to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned.
Taken and certified the day and year aforesaid.

Alfonso Witmore Justice of
the Peace

Filed and Recorded March 26th 1846.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

I, Stephen D.Barlow, clerk of
the County CourtCircuit Court and ex officio Recorder in and for said
County do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of
an instrument of writing as the same now remains of record
in my office in book Z. no 3. page 141.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my
hand and affix my seal of office at office
in St LouisSt LouisMo, May 23rd 1846

S D Barlow

Clk Cty Ct and esc=officio Recorder in
and for St LouisSt Louis Co. Mo.

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Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere
to
Anthoney Bennett,
Robt N.Moore
P.C. Morehead

relates to Bacane
a arpent)

Copy from book Z No 3
p 141

16

for W.C.CarrCarr

fee $ 0.80
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This indenture made and entered unto this twenty seventh day of July 1844 between PaulusGuitarre
AgnesGuitarre and PierrePierre Deterriene and MariaMaria his
wife children of MargaretMargaret Guitarre decd who was
daughter of PhilipPhilip Riviere RivierePhilip Riviere alias BacanneJrdecd who
was the only son of PhilipPhilip Riviere RivierePhilip Riviere alias Bacanne
Srdecd who was a son of AntoineAntoine Bacanne Srdecd
of the first part and PhilipPhilip CMorehead of the second
part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the
sum of ten dollars to the parties of the first part in
hand paid by the party of the second part the receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged and in the further
consideration of the services of the said Morehead
as Attorney & Councellor at Law rendered and to be rendered
in and about the investigation of their rights to
Real Estate in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis MissouriMissouri as heir
at Law of Antonie Riviere Bacanne Sr.decd of PhilipPhilip
Reviere alias Bacanne jrdecd of PaulusGuitarre
jrdecd their father hath bargained & sold and by
these presents do grant bargain sell & convey
to said Morehead one half of all their undivided
rights claims & interests as heirs aforesaid and to all
and every real Estate to which they are entittled as heirs
aforesaid in the County & State aforesaid to have
and to hold said mentioned rights interests and claim
to him the said Morehead his heirs & c forever covenanting
to warrant against themselves their heirs and those
claming by through or under them only It being
understood that parties of the first part are to be
at no expenses whatever therein In witness whereof
the parties of the first part have hereunto settheir
hands and seals this day & year within written
Teste John Black.

Paulus his mark Guitarre

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Agnes her mark Guitarre

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PierrePierre his mark Deteriere

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MarieMarie her mark Deteriere

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
twenty seventh day of July eighteen hundred and forty
four before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace
within and for the County aforesaid came PaulusGuitarre
Agnes Guitarre & PierrePierre Deteriere who are all by me
personally known tobe the same persons whose names
are subscribed tothe foregoing Instruments of writing
as parties thereto and they severally acknowledge
the same tobe their act and deed for the purposes
therein mentioned Taken and certified on the day
and year aforesaid

John Black Justice of the peace

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
fifteenth day of October AD 1844before personally
appeared before the undersigned clerk of the St LouisSt Louis
Court of Common pleas within and for said County
Marie Deteriere who is personally known to me to be
the same person whose name is subscribed to the
foregoing Instrument of writing as a party thereto
and acknowledged the same to be her act and deed
for the purposes therein mentioned and upon
examination apart from her said husband (PierrePierre
Deteriere) whose name is also subscribed to the
foregoing Instrument of writing) after having been
by me first made acquainted with the Contents
of said Conveyance acknowledged that she excuted
the same freelyvoluntarily and without compulsion
as underinfluence of her said husband

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In
Testimoney whereof thereto set my hand and affix
the seal of said court at office in the City of StCity of St Louis
LouisCity of St Louis this fifteenth day October eighteen hundred and forty four

NathanielNathaniel Parchall Clerk

Filed and Recorded December 11, 1845

S.D.Barlow Recorder

By Lackland Deputy

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I the undersigned Clerk of the
County CourtCircuit Court and in for the County
aforesaid Certify that the foregoing
is a true & correct copy of an Instrument of
writing that was on the 11th December 1845 filed
for office as fully as the same remain
of recored in Book 3 page 399 & following

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Witness my hand and officed seal
at St LouisSt Louis the 22 day of May A. D. 1846

S.D.BarlowRecorder

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PaulusGuitarre

PhilipPhilip C.Morehead

Copy 399

Bacanne

21 W.C.CarrCarr $ 1.00
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Whereas the undersigned only son and heir of AntoineAntoine Riviere
RiviereAntoine Riviere alias Bacanne Sr decd, and one of the grand children of Antione Riviere alias Bacanne Sr decd and one of his hiers at
law, beliving myself entitled to certain undivided
interest in a certain tract of land in and adjoining the
city of St LouisSt Louis Containing forty arpens which was
originally granted by the Spanish government to the
said Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias Bacanne Sr decd. as
will be seen in Livre Terrien No 1 page 31 Record on one
side and Picart on the other which was afterward,
surveyed under said Governement as will be seen in
Livre Terrien No 2 page 22 Picart on one side. Dion
on the other and which has since been confirmed the
United StatesUnited States and by their authorities surveyed and known
as number (1273) for the purpose of recording my interest
therein I do hereby agree to employ the services of
P.C. Morehead on attoney at law in said city and for
his services in consideraton thereof and in consideration
of my inablity to give him such cash for usual in
like services causes and his willingness to receive in
him thereof a contingency therefore I do hereby covenant
and agree for myself and my heirs to give and secure
to him the said Morehead an equal interest undivided
one third of all the right title and interest which
I have in said Described tract of land as heir
aforesaid which may be recovered therein by through or under him as attorney aforesaid whether the same by Bell suit or suits
in Law or equity or Compromise or any other legal may
whatever to be conveyed by good and sufficient deeds
of bargain and sale whenever required by him with the
usual Convenants therein, also one third of all the money
or money which may be recovered by suit compromise
or otherwise in and about said tract ofland whether
for rents profits Judgements damages or otherwise
accuring therein and therefore It is understood that
the said Morehead is to have and receive
no other fee or compensation other than said contingent
fee growing out of the recovery of said land or money

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as aforesaid which is in Consideration of his warning
and cash fee usual in like causes in view of the great
interest involved.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand & seal this twenty third day of May 1845

Francis Riviere

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this twenty
third day of June eighteen hundred and forty five before
the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court in & for the
County aforesaid came Francois RiviereFrancois Riviere who is known
to me to be the Real person whose name is subscribed
to the foregoing Instrument of writing as a party thereto
and he acknowledged the same to be his act and deed
hand and seal for the purposes therein expressed

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In Testimony where of I hereto set my hand
and affix the seal of said Court at office in
the city of St LouisSt Louis the day and year last aforesaid

JnoJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

Filed and RecordedDecember 3 1845

S. D. Barlow Recorder

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I the undersigned clerk of the
County CourtCircuit Court and exofficio Recorder in & for the County
aforesaid certify that the foregoing is a true & correct
copy of an Instrument of writing that was on the 3rd day of December 1845 filed for Record in my office
as fully as the same now remains of Recorder Book
V. No 3 page 360

In Testimony whereof I have hereun
set my hand and affixed the seal
of my office at St LouisSt Louis this 23rd of May A. D. 1846

S. D. Barlow
Recorder.

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Francis Riviere
& P. C. Morehead
Copy No 360

Bacannearpent

17 W.C.CarrCarr
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This Indenture made and entered into this fifth day of July 1845 between Antoine SmithAntonie Smith Sr of the first part and
PhilipPhilip C. Morehead of the second part witnesseth: that for
and in consideration of the sum of fifty Dollars to the party
of the first part in hand paid by the party of the second
part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
hath bargained & granted & sold, & by these presents doth grant
bargain sell alien and convey unto the said party
of the second part, his heirs & C all the undivided right
titles and interests of him the said party of the first
part whatsoever acquired by virtue of a deed of marriage
contract with his decd wife or as survivor of her in
any other manner in & to the following described Real
Estate to writ forty arpents lying in the common field
of St LouisSt Louis granted by the Spanish Government to
AntoineAntoine Reviere alias Bacanne decd Se Picart on
one side Bearon the other in the original grant
Picart on one side Dion on the other in the survey
afterwards made thereof under the Spanish Government afterwards confirmed by the United StatesUnited States known
by a survey of the United StatesUnited States authorities No 1273
also forty arpents lying on the Southern part of the
Grand prairie granted as aforesaid and since confirm
by the United StatesUnited States and not yet surveyed Bounde
on one side, Cerneau on the other also Sixty arpents
in the Grand Prarie granted as aforesaid & since
Confirmed by the United StatesUnited States and surveyed known
as number 1270 Fr Corneau on one side & Le
under Lebuxiere on the other. To have and to hold
all the undivided rights titles and interests of the pair
of the first part in and to said described tracts or
parcels of land to him the said party of the second
part his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof the
said party of the first part hath hereunto set his
hand and seal this day & year above written

Robert M. Moore.

his
Antonie SmithAntonie Smith
mark

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Be it remembered that on this
17th day of November 1845 before the undersigned
Clerk of the County CourtCircuit Court in and for the County aforesaid
Cause Robert Moore who is personally known to
me to be the same person whose name is subscribed
to the aforegoing Instrument of writing as a witness
who being by me duly sworn on his oath says that
AntoineAntonie Smith SmithAntonie Smith Sr. whose name is signed to the
said deed as party thereto is the same person
who executed the same, that said SmithSmith signed
sealed & delivered the same (by way of making his mark,
& acknowledged the same to be his free & voluntary
act & deed for the purposes therein mentioned in his,
Witness presence, and at his request he, witness subscribed
his name thereto as a witness to the excution thereof

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In Testimoney whereof I have hereto set my
hand and affixed the seal of said Court at
office in St LouisSt Louis the date last aforesaid

S. D. Barlow Clerk

Filed and RecordedNovember 17. 1845

S D BarlowRecorder

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I the undersigned Clerk of the CountyCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court and exofficio Recorder in for the County aforesaid
hereby certify that the foregoing, is a true & correct Copy
of an Instrument of writing that was on the 17th day of November 1845 filed for record in my office as
fully as the same now remain of Record in BookWNo
page71 & following

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Witness my hand and official record
at St LouisSt Louis the date aforesaid

S. D. Barlow Recorder

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AntoineAntonie Smith SmithAntonie Smith
Gen
PhilipPhilip CMorehead

(Bacannearpent)

Copy 71 10 WCCarrCarr 90
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Louis & Cecelia Vasseur

P.C.Morehead

Copy 167

Bequitte
& GrandGrand Prairie PrairieGrand Prairie

14 W.C.CarrCarr 90
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
11th day of August A.D. 1845 before the undersigned
clerk of the county court in & for the County aforesaid
came Louis Vasseur and CeceliaVasseur his wife
who are proven to me by the testimony of John S. Taylor
and CharlesCharles Vasseur two credible witnesses examine
before me an oath to be the same persons whose name
are subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing
as parties thereto and they generally acknowledged the same to be their act and Deed for the purposes
therein mentioned and she the said Cecelia Vasseur
being by me first made acquainted with the contents
of said conveyance acknowledged on an examiniation
separate and a part from her husband that she
executed the same freely voluntarily and without compulsion
or undue influence of her said husband.

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In
testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and
affixed the seal of said Court at office in St LouisSt Louis
the date last aforesaid

S.D. Barlow Clerk

Filed and Recorded December 11. 1845

S. D. Barlow Recorder.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I the undersigned clerk of the
county court and exoffice Recorder in and for the
county aforesaid certify that the foregoing is a true
and correct copy of an instrument of writing that
was on the 11th day of December 1845 filed for
Record in my office as fully as the same now remains of
Record in book W no 3 page 167 & following

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Witness my hand and offical
seal at St LouisSt Louis this 22d day of May A. D. 1846

S.D. Barlow Recorder

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This indenture made and entered into this thirty first day of July 1845 between Louis Vasseur and Cecelia his wife
parties of the first part and PhilipPhilip C Morehead party of the
second part witnesseth: that for and in consideration
of the sum of fifty Dollars to the partys of the first
part in hand paid by the party of the second part
the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the
parties of the first part have granted bargained
and sold and by these presents do grant bargain
sell alien & convey to the party of the first part his
heirs & C one half of all their undivided rights, titles
and interests in and to the following described
tracts or parcels of land in the county of St LouisSt Louis
to writ forty aspens lying in the common fields of
St LouisSt Louis granted by the Spanish Government to
John BJohn B . BequetteBequette and by him sold to AntoineAntoine Rieviere
alias Bacanne decd.. . or Bond on one side
Langevier on the other which has since been
confirmed and surveyed by the United StatesUnited States
and now Known by Survey no 1433, also forty
arpents lying in the grand PrairiePrairie granted as
aforesaid and confirmed as aforesaid but not
yet surveyed Calling for Bonde on one side and
Corneau on the other; also sixty acres in the
grand PrairiePrairie granted as aforesaid and confirmed
and surveyed as aforesaid and now known by
survey No 1270. Calling for La Clede under Lebeuxier
on one side and for Corneau on the other to have
and to hold said undivided half of their undivide
rights titles and interests in and said described
tracts on parcels of land to him the said party of
the second part his heirs and assigns forever
In witness whereof the said parties of the
first part have hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year above written

Louis(his mark) Vasseur

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Cecelia her mark Vasseur

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This Indenture made and entered into this Sixth day of September 1845 between CharlesCharles Diedier a grandson of Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere senior
deceased, party of the First part, and PhilipPhilip C. Morehead,
party of the second part : Witnesseth - that for and in conside-
ration of the sum of twenty dollars to the party of the first
part in hand paid by the party of the second part the receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged party of the first part
have granted, bargained and sold and by their presents do
grant, bargain, sell, alien and convey into the said party of
the second part his heirs & C all the undivided rights, titles &
interests as heirs of the said AntoineAntoine Riviere RiviereAntoine Riviere alias Bacanne decd.
in and to the following described lot or parcel of land con-
taining forty arpents situated in the common Fields of
St LouisSt Louis which was granted by the Spanish Government to
the said AntoineAntoine as contained in Livre Terrien No 1 page 31
and Livre Terrien No 3 page 22 calling for Bearon on one
side and Picart on the other in the grant afd and Picart
on one side and Diven on the other in survey refered to in
Livre Terrien No 2 page 22 which has been confirmed by
the United StatesUnited States to one Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis and Known by
United StatesUnited States survey no 1273: To have and to hold said
mentioned undivided rights, titles and interests to him
the said party of the second part his hiers and assigns
forever.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands
and seals this day and year above written.

CharlesCharles (his mark) Dodier

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Witness witness

BenjaminBenjamin Ames.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Be it Remembered that on this
Twelfth day of November A. D. Eighteen hundred
and forty five before me the undersigned, Clerk of
the County court in and for the county aforesaid came
BenjaminBenjamin Ames who is personally known to me to be
the same person whose name is subscribed to the fore-
going instrument of writing as a witness who being by
me duly sworn on his oath says that CharlesCharles Dodier

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whose name is subscribed to said deed as a party thereto is the
same person who executed the same; that he signed the same
by making his mark in his witnesses presence and acknowledged
the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein men-
tioned whereupon he witness at request of said CharlesCharles Do-
dier subscribed his name thereto as witness to the execution
thereof

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In testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand
and affixed the seal of said court at office in St LouisSt Louis the
date last aforeaid

S.D. Barlow, Clerk.

Filed and Recorded November 13. 1845

S.D. Basow, Recorder.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

I, Stephen D. Barlow, Clerk of
the County CourtCircuit Court and Ex-Officio Recorder in and for said coun-
ty do hereby certify that the above is a true and complete copy of an instrument of
writing as the same remain of record in my office in book
M No 3 page 484.

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In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my
hand and affix my seal of office at office
in St LouisSt Louis. Mo this 23rd day of April A.D. eighteen hundred and forty six.

S D Barlow

Clk Cty Ct and ex officio Recor-
der in and for St LSt Louis. Cty. Mo.

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CharlesCharles Dodier
to
PhilipPhilip C. Morehead

Bacanne

Copy from book W 3p 484

for W. C. CarrCarr

12 fee 80
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This Indenture made and entered into this day of Decem-
ber, one thousand eight hundred and forty five, between
Vasseur of the first part, and Philip E. Morehead
of the Second part, Witnesseth: that for and in consideration
of the sum of fifteen dollars, in hand paid the receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged, the party of the first
part hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these
presents, doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and convey to
the party of the second part, his heirs & c all the undi-
vided rights, titles, claims and interests in law or equity of
him the said party of the first part, as one of the heirs
of his deceased children Eugene and Helen deceased, who
were heirs at law of AntoineAntoine Riviere RiviereAntoine Riviere aliasBacanne
deceased in and to the following described tract or parcel of
land, in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri, to writ, forty
arpents granted by the Spanish government to antonie
RiviereRiviere aforesaid calling for Beor on one side and Picart
on the other in the St LouisSt Louis common Field known by
United StatesUnited States Survey no 1243 and situated immediately
South of CarrCarr Street in Said City, also forty arpents in
the Grand PrairieGrand Prairie granted as aforesaid bounded on one
side corneau on the other also Sixty arpents in the GrandGrand Prairie
PrairieGrand Prairie granted as aforesaid Corneau on one side Laclede
on the other and known by united states survey no 1270
and also forty arpents in the St LouisSt Louis Common Field granted
as aforesaid to John BJohn B . BequetteBequette and by him sold
to the aforesaid RiviereRiviere as is Shown in the Spanish
record no 234 Roredeau on one side and Bequeth or Lan-
gione on the other which is also Shown in LivreTerrien
No 2 p 19 Together with all the right, title and interest
which may hereafter discend and accure to the said
party of the First part therein. To have and to hold
the Said mentioned rights, titles, claims and interest
in and to said described tract or parcel of land to
him the said party of the Second part, his heirs &
forever.

In witness whereof, the party of the first
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part hath hereinto set his hand and seal day and
year within written.

Bazil his mark Vasseur

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Witness

HenryHenry I

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Be it Remembered that
on this twenty fourth day of December Eighteen hun-
dred and forty five before me Benjamin F. M. Kerney
a Justice of the peace within and for the County afore-
said come Bazil Vasseur who is personally known to
me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the fore-
going instrument of writing as a party thereto and he
acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for
the purposes therein mentioned. Taken and certified
the day and year aforesaid.

Benj F. M Kenny
Justice of the peace.

Filed and Recorded December 27. 1845

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

I, Stephen B. Barlow, clerk
of the County CourtCircuit Court and Ex officio Recorder in and
for St. Louis County aforesaid, do hereby certify that
the above is a true and complete copy of our instru-
ment of writing as the same remains of Record in my
office in book No 3 pages 91 and following.

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In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my
hand and affix my Seal of office at
office in St LouisSt Louis Mo this the 22nd day of May, A. D. Eighteen hun-dred and forty six.
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S D Barlow

Clk CtyGrand Ex Officio
Recorder in and for St LSt Louis. Cty. Mo.

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Bazil Vasseur
to
Philp C.Morchead

Copy from book
.No 3. p 91 &

Bacanne arpent

for W.C.CarrCarr

19 fee 50 $
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This Indenture made and entered into this first day
of December One thousand eight hundred and forty
five by and between CeceliaVasseur one of the heirs at
Law of Antonie Riviere alias Bacanne decd party of the
first part and WilliamWilliam F.Chase party of the second part
Witnessth: that for and in consideration of the sum of
fifty Dollars to me in hand paid by the party of the
second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
the party of the first part hath granted bargained and
sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and
sell alien and convey unto the said party of the
second part his heirs & c all the undivided rights
titles and Interests of the said party of the first part
as heir at Law aforesaid in & to a certain tract or
parcel of land in and adjoining the City of St LouisCity of St Louis
state of MissouriMissouri, containing forty arpents which
was originally granted by the Spanish government
to the said Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere senior decd and which
is now known as under the United StatesUnited States
No 1273 lying immediately south of CarrCarr Street
To have and to hold said mentioned undivided rights titles
and interests in said mentioned tract to him the said
WilliamWilliam F Chase his heirs exceutors & assigns forever

In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this
day & year above written

Cecelia (her mark Vasseur

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Witness

J. R LacklandR Lackland

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Be it remembered that on this second
day of December eighteen hundred and forty five
before me the undersigned Clerk of the St LouisSt Louis
Court of Common pleas within and for the County
and State aforesaid CeceliaVasseur who was
proven to me by the testimony of CharlesCharles Vasseur
and PhilipPhilip C Morehead two credible Witnesses examined
before me anoath to be the same person whose name
is subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing

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as a party thereto and she acknowledged the same
to be her act and Deed for the purposes therein
mentioned

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In testimony whereas I here to
set my hand and affix the seal of said Court
at office in the city of St LouisSt Louis the day and
year above written

NathanialNathanial Parchell Clerk

Filed and Recorded December 3. 1845

S D Barlow Recorder

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

In the undersigned clerk of the
County CourtCircuit Court and Exofficio Recorder in and for
the County aforesaid Certify that the foregoing
is a true and correct Copy of an Instrument
of writing that was on the 3rd day of December 1845 filed for Record in my office as fully as the
same now remains of record in my office in Book
No. 3 page 356 &

Witness my hand and official
seal at St LouisSt Louis the 23rd day of May A.D. 1846

S.D.Barlow Recorder

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Cecelia Vasseur
to
S.C.Morehead

Copy 356 &

Bacanne arpent

20
W.C.CarrCarr
80
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This Indenture made and entered into this fifteenth
day of December one thousand eight hundred and
forty five by and between Pelagie Setour, one of the heirs
at Law of Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias Bacanne Sr decd party
of the first part and PhilipPhilip C Morehead party of the
second part Witnesset: that for and in Consideration
of the sum of twenty five Dollars to the party of the first part
in hand paid by the party of the second part the receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged the party of the first
part hath granted bargained and sold and by thesepresents
doth grant bargain sell alien and convey unto the said
party of the second part his heirs all the undivided
right title claims and interest in law or equity of the
said party of the first part in and to the following described
tract of land in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis MissouriMissouri to writ
forty arpentslying in the St LouisSt Louis Common fields granted
by the Spanish Government to the said Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere
decd as shown in livreTerrienNo 1 page 31 and
No 2 page 22 Beor or Dion on one side and
Picart on the other and now known by United
states survey No 1273 also forty arpents in said
Common fields granted as aforesaid to one JohnJohn B
BJohn B .BequetteBequette as shown in Livre Terrien No 2 page
19 Langlois alias Rounde on one side an a Saugiveux
alias BequetteBequette on the other which was conveyed
by the said BequetteBequette to the said RiviereRiviere as shown in
the Spanish Archives No, 234, and which is now
known by United StatesUnited Statessurvey no 1433. also forty arpents
in the GrandGrand Prairie PrairieGrand Prairie granted to the said RiviereRiviere
calling for Bondo on one side and Corneau on
the other as shown proven in Records, also sixty arpents
granted to the said RiviereRiviere laying in the GrandGrand Prairie
PrairieGrand Prairiecalling for Corneau on one side & Laelede on
the other and now known by United StatesUnited Statessurvey
No 1270 To have and to hold said described
undivided rights titles and interests of the said party

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of the first part in and to the said described tracts
or parcels of land to him the said party of the second
part his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof
the said party of the first part hath hereunto set
her hand and seal this the day and year within
written

Pelagie (her x mark )Letour

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Witness Antonie his mark SmithSmith
Witness AlfonsoWitmore
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss.

Be it remembered that on this
fifth day of January eighteen
hundred and forty six, before me AlfonsoWitmore
a Justice of the peace within and for the County aforesaid
DanielDaniel AntonieAntonie Smith SmithAntonie Smith who is personally known to me to
be the same person whose name is subscribed to the
foregoing instrumentof writing as a witness who being
by me duly sworn on his oath says that Pelagie Setour
whose name is subscribed signed to said Deed as
party thereto is the same person who executed the
same and that the signed sealed and delivered
the same (by way of making her mark) and acknowledged
the same as her free and voluntary act and Deed
for the purposes therein mentioned, in his Witness's presence
and at her request he, Witness, subscribed his name
thereto as a witness to the execution there of. Taken and
certified the day & year aforesaid

Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore Justice of the peace
Filed for Record and RecordedMarch 30. 1846

S.D.BarlowRecorder

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

I the undersigned Clerk of the
County CourtCircuit Court and exoffico Recorder in and
for the County aforesaid Certify that the foregoing
is a true & correct copy of an Instrument of writing
that was on the 30th march 1846. filed for Record in
my office, as fully as the same now remains
of Record on Book No 3 page 321 & following

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In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed
the seal of said Court at office
in St LouisSt Louis the 23 day of May AD. 1846

S.D.BarlowRecorder

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Pelagie Setour
.
PhilipPhilip C.Morehead

Copy 3.21

Bacanne arpent

W.C.CarrCarr
22
1.00
W.C.CarrCarr
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This Indenture made and entered into this Twenty Sixth
day of December, one thousand eight hundred and forty
five between Antoine SmithAntonie Smith of the First part, and PhilipPhilip
C Morehead of the second part, witnesseth that for and
in consideration of the sum of Fifty dollars to the party
of the first part paid by the party of the second part
the receipt of which is acknowledged, the party of the first
part, hath granted, bargained, and sold and by these
presents doth grant, bargain, Sell, alien and convey to
the party of the second his heirs & c all the undivided right,
title and interest of the said party of the first as sur

vivor of his late wife who was an heir at law of AntoineAntoine Riviere
RiviereAntoine Riviere alias Bacanne Sr, decd. in and to a tract of land
in St Louis County, MissouriMissouri, lying in the common Fields
which was originally granted to one Jno B. Bequette as
shown in livre Terrien No 2 page 19 and which was sold
to the said RiviereRiviere as shown by the Spanish records
no 243, Rendeau in one side and Langevin alias Baquette
on the other and now known by United StatesUnited States Survey
no 1433 To have and to hold said mentioned rights, ti

tles, claims and interests in law and equity in and to
said described tract of land to him the said party of
the second part his heirs and assigns forever.

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In witness
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
day and year above written.

his Antoine SmithAntonie Smith
mark

Witness,

Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore .

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

Be it Remembered that on this
Fifth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty
six, before me Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore a Justice of the Peace
within and for the county aforesaid came Antoine SmithAntonie Smith
Senior who is personally known to me to be the person
whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instru

ment of writing as a party thereto and acknow-

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ledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein
mentioned. Taken and certified the day and year aforesaid
Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore , Justice of the peace.

Filed and Recorded March 30th 1844

S.D.Barlow Recorder

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

I, Stephen D.Barlow, Clerk of
the County CourtCircuit Court and Ex Officio Recorder in and for St
Louis County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above
and foregoing is a true and complete copy of an in

strument of writing as the same remains of record in
my office in book . No 3 pages 162 and follg.

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In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal of
Office at office in St LouisSt LouisMo this
the 23rd May A.D. 1846.

S D Barlow

Clk Cty Ct and ex officio Recorder
in and for St LSt Louis. Cty, Mo.

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Antoine SmithAntonie Smith
to
PhilipPhilip C.Morehead
(Bequet arpent)

from book Z. No. 3 ps 162 &

for

W.C.CarrCarr

11 fee 80 $
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This indenture made and entered into this Thirty first day of Decem

ber, one thousand eight hundered and forty five between CharlesCharles Do

dier of the first part and PhilipPhilip C. Morehead of the second part
witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty dol

lars paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the party
of the first part hath granted, bargained and sold and by there present doth grant,
bargain, and sell, alien and convey to the party of the second part,
his heirs & all the undivided right, claim or interest of the said par

ty of the first part as one of the heirs at law of Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere
alias BaccaneBaccane Ser decd. in and to a certain tract or parcel of
land in St Louis County MissouriMissouri containing forty arpents lying in
St LouisSt Louis Common Fields originally granted by the Spanish Govern

ment to John BJohn B . BequetteBequette as seen in livre Terrien No 2 page 19
and which was sold by said BequetteBequette to said RiviereRiviere as shown in
Spanish records, No 234 Rondeau's on one side Sangevein alias BequetteBequette
on the other and is now known by United StatesUnited States survey No 1433.
To have and to hold said undivided rights, titles, claims and
interested as one of the heirs aforesaid in and to said described tract
of land to him the said party of the second part his heirs and
assigns forever.

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In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand
and seal this day and year above written.

CharlesCharles his Dodier
mark.

Witness,

BenjaminBenjamin Ames

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State of MissouriMissouri
county of St LouisSt Louis
Ss

Be it remembered that on this Fifth
day of January, Eighteen hundered and forty six, personally
appeared before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace
within and for the county of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid BenjaminBenjamin
Ames who is personally known to me to be the same person
whose name is subscribed to the within instrument of writing
as a witness who being by and duly sworn on his oath says
that CharlesCharles Dodier whose name is subscribed to said deed
as a party thereto is the same person who subscribed exe

cuted the same and that he signed, sealed and delivered
the same by way of making his mark and acknow

ledged the same as his free and voluntary act and deed

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for the purposes therein mentioned, in his witness presence, and at
his request he, witness, subscribed his name as a witness thereto, as
a witness of the execution thereof Taken and certified the day and
year aforesaid, Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore , Justice of the Peace

Filed and Recorded March 26th 1846.

S. D. Barlow, Recorder.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

I, Stephen D. Barlow, clerk
of the county court and ex officio Recorder in and for
St LouisSt Louis county aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above
instrument of writing was fillied for Record is a true and
complete copy of an instrument of writing as the same re

mains of record in my office in book Z. No 3. pages 139 and 140

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my
hand and affix my seal of office at
office in St LouisSt Louis, Mo, this 23rd day of May A. D. 1846

S. D. Barlow

Clk Cty ct and ex-officio Recorder
in and for St LSt Louis. Cty, Mo

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CharlesCharles Dodier
to
PhilipPhilip C.Morehead

Copy ofDeed from book ZNo3
p 139

BequetteBequette arpent

for

W.C.CarrCarr

13
fee 80 $
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This deed made and entered into the Eighteenth day of
September Eighteen hundered and forty six, by and between FrancisFrancis
Picart and EmilyEmily his wife and MaryMary AnneAnne Picart
of the county of St LouisSt Louis State of MissouriMissouri parties of the first part, and Frederick Norcom of said
county and state party of the second part, Wit

nesseth, That, the said parties of the first part
in consideration of two hundered and fifty dollars
to them paid by the said party of the second part
the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged
do by these presents remise release and forever
quit claim unto the said party of the second
part, all their right, title, claim and interest in
and to a common field that lying in what is called
the PrairiePrairie of St LouisSt Louis, or Big Mound PrairiePrairie
in the county, aforesaid containing one arpent in front by forty arpens in depth, being forty ar

pens in superficies, and is the same originally
conceded to AlexisAlexis Picart, and surveyed by
the United StatesUnited States as survey No 1434, and is
bounded north by the arpent that oroginally con
ceded to Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Baccanne, South
by the arpent originally conceded to A. B.
Languine, East & West by the Ancient line of
the common field of said Prairies: To have and
to hold the same together with the rights, immunities
privileges and appurtenances to the same
belonging unto the said party of the second of the second
part and to his heirs and assigns forever the
said parties of the first part hereby covenanting
that their heirs executons and administrators
shall and will warrant and defend the title
to the premises, to the said party of the second
part and to his heirs and assigns forever, aganist
the lawful claims of all persons who may claim
the same by or through them. This deed is intended as a

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Suit claim of their title and nothing more:
witness whereof the said parties of the first part,
have hereinto set their hands and seals the
day and year first above written.

Done in presence
of

FrancisFrancis his Picart
mark

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EmilyEmily her Picart
mark

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Mary AnnMary Ann Picart

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State of MissouriMissouri
county of St LouisSt Louis
Ss

Be it remembered that on
this Eighteenth day of September A. D. Eighteen hun

dred and forty six before me the undersigned an
acting justice of the peace for said County came
FrancisFrancis Picart and AmeliaAmelia his wife who are per

sonally, known to the undersigned to be the same persons
whose names are subscribed to the foregoing in

strument of writing as parties thereto and they ac

knowledged the same to be their act and deed for
the purposes therein mentioned. And the said
EmilyEmily being by me first made acquainted with the
contents of said instrument of writing on an examina

tion separate a part from her said husband
acknowledged that she executed the same
and actinguishes her right of to
the Real estate therein described freely
Voluntarily and without fear or restrain or
compulsion or any undue influence whatever
on the part of her said husband. Given under
my hand and certified this day & year above written

John WJohn W Paulding

justice of the
peace for St Louis County, State
of MissouriMissouri

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

So be it rememebered that MaryMary Ann
AnnMary Ann Picart who is personally known to
the undersigned justice of the peace for the County
aforesaid to be the person whose name is subscribed
to the within deed as party thereto this day ap
peared before me at the County aforesaid, and
then and there acknowledged that she excuted
the said deed for the purposes therein expressed.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand
this 13th day of November 1846.

M. Bulter

Filed Recorded January 1847.

S. D. Barlow Recorder

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State of missouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

I Certify that the foregoing
is a true Copy of an instrument in writing which
was on January 1847 filed for record in
my office as fully as the same remains of
record in Book E No 4 page 327.

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In Witness whereof I the undersigned
Clerk of the County CourtCircuit Court of Exofficio
Recorder for said County hereto
Set my hand and affix the seal
of said Court at office the so the
January 1847.

SDBarlow Recorder

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JudgeCarrCarr

FrancisFrancis Picart
To
Fred. Norcom

Book E. No 4 p. 327.

arpent

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Land Claim Of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis

Supporting Documents:

NotesNotes on history of title of Lots No.1 and 4 of WillamWillam C.Carr's farm(no date)

Examination of the claim made by Adolph Renard, Recorder of Land Titles(January 16, 1847)

Affidavit of JosephJoseph Aubuchon re: cultivation of land by John BaptisteJohn Baptiste Lorin (April 1, 1847)

Copy of confirmation made by Recorder of Land Titles Frederick BatesFrederick Bates on November 1,
1815 (January 13,1848)

Copy of letter dated October 16, 1848, from H.R. Gramble to Judge CarrCarr , re: opinion on
validity of patent to land (no date)

Land patent from President James K.Polk (signed) to the land claimed by MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis under Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Bacanne (November 14,1848)

Certificate of Francis Van Assche as to burial of Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere on August 18, 1816, at
St. Ferdinand ( FlorissantFlorissant) Church at age of 110 years(May 1,1849)

Transcript of records in the claim held in the office of the Recorder of Land Titles
(May 7, 1849)

Transcript of records in the claim held in the office of the Recorder of Land Titles
(January 15, 1850)

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ArpentNo. 4. of W.C.Carr's farm
Original grant to AntoineAntoine Bacanne LivreTerrain
No. 2. folio () 31.

PhilipPhilip Bacanne to J.B Lorins (stating that his
father AntoineAntoine Bacanne had given it to him)
3. May 1808- and that he had
it one year about 24 years before that time &
then sold it to J.B Lorinsbut had not made him
a deed-

Louis & wife to Meriwither LewisLewis 2. May 1809
LewisLewis to CarrCarr 19. Augt. 1809

LorinsLorins & wife to CarrCarr 25. June 1811
J.B.Bacanne (son of AntoineAntoine & brother to PhilipPhilip Bacanne)
to W. C. CarrCarr - deed conveying all his interest in
lot No. 4} (and also in lotNo. 1. originally
granted, to J. B Bequet & sold to A. Bacanne &
by him after the death of his wife to one & from him to Ortez &
from Ortez to PPierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau
& by him to W C CarrCarr .) see note of Ortez

patent certificate for same to M.
under A Bacanne by & BatesBates
commissn. Oct. 18. 1811-

It is contended by & LawlessLawless that
never sold but devised his property to one
under whom they pretend to claim
title to said lotNo. 1.

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no 4 & no 1

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Examination of the claim to a cost of 1 by 40 arpents in the
S LouisS Louis common field in the name of Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , under A. Baccane
Grant to Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane by de St. AngeSt Ange and Labuxiere on the 10 January
1770, of l'arpent in the rear of the prairie of S LouisS Louis-bounded by picart & Beor.
See livre TerrienNo1 p. 31.

Survey of the lot by MartinMartin Daroloe under the authority of the lieutenant governer,
in 1770. 1771 or 1772- bounded on one side by AlexisAlexis Picart and on the other side by Dion.
See Livre Terrien No 2 p. 22- on the margin of the report of the survey are the
words and figures- "Louis 1793"

Claim filed for record with the U.S. Recorder of Land filed on the 6th 1808.
by MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis as a free of John BJohn B . Lorin who was of Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere alias BaccaneBaccane _The recorded evidence is 1st _a transcript of the convence above referred
of the 10 January 1770-2-A declaration of Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane , of the
3 may 1808, of his father having given him some 25 years ago the lot in question,
and that after one year activation he (PhilippePhilippe ) sold it to J.B. Lorins, this declaration
now duly acknowledged before a justice of the peace- 3rd a deed from J.B. Lorins
& Hyacinth his wife of the said lot to Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis of the 2 May 1808
See Book D.P. 128 and 12 y.

Claim presented before the Board on the 18th Oct. 1891 by MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis ap of John BJohn B . LorinsLorins & wife ap. of PhiippeRiviereRiviere alias BaccaneBaccane
heir of Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane -the provider the evidence detailed above. The
Draw grant to Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis and 40 arpens under the provision of the
2 section of the act of the 3 march 1807 and order that the same be
surveyed conformably to the report of survey found on page 128 of
Book 19 in the Recorder's office-and the board issue their certificate No 1273

See Book No 5 p. 380 of the minutes of the Board See Am
PublicLawsIIp. 601. Edition of 1804.

On the 29 December 1812, The following testimony was given before Recorder
BatesBates , acting as commissioner under the act of 13 June 1812. (see 4 and 7 of
that act) Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane by 40 aspens-Liv TerrienNo 2p. 22
"John D. Ortez testifies that this lot was cultivated since the establishment
of S LouisS Louis bill 1793, and law always been considered the property of AntoineAntoine Riviere
RiviereAntoine Riviere & there claiming under him." See BatesBates Minutes p. 127.

The lot was again confirmed by the act of 29th April 1816, as being embraced
in the Report of Recorder Book of 2-july 1816 to the Com. of the Gen land office

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to A. Riviere's representatives I by 40 arpensLeeBatesNo 1
p 3;hehad reference to Livre TerrienNo 2p. 22See also AM. J.Pap.Laws
III p. 277.

It is to be remarked that the confirmation by the board refers to
the concession of 10 1770 as recorded in LivreTerrien No 1 p.7 while the
confirmation by Mrs. BatesBates has reference to the survey by on page
22 of LivreTerrienNo 2 but the boundary of A. Picart lot given in
both documents and the annotation of "Lorin 1793" on the margin of said page 22
in the handwriting of, either, J or governer LewisLewis no doubt
that the lot surveyed by now the lot granted on the 10 January 1770.

The U.J.Surveyon office had the lot of LewisLewis under BaccaneBaccane surveyed as
No 1273 (the number of the Board's certificate); the confirmation by MrBatesBates
is underNo 1474, but no survey of it appears to have been executed. The
lot under this latter No. may have been sold for taxes.

St LouisSt Louis16 January 1847.

AdolpheAdolphe

No notice of this claim appears in the evidence taken by Recorder
under the law of 26th May 1824.
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SurveyNo 1273

MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis
under BaccaneBaccane

40 arpens, Common fields
of St LouisSt Louis.

25

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

Personally came before me
the undersigned a Justice of
the Peace written and for the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Joseph Sr. who be

ing duly sworn according to law upon his oath
says that he is seventy seven years old. he was
born in KaskaskiaKaskaskia and came to St LouisSt Louis at
the age of fifteen years. he lived in St LouisSt Louis and St Louis
County ever since. he was well acquainted with
John BJohn B . Lorin sr, about fifty five or fifty six
years ago- And saw the said Lorin Cultivate a
forty Arpen tract of land in the common fields
adjoining the Town of St LouisSt Louis he is positive of that
he saw said Lorin cultvate the said land for
One year at least he recollects that the said Lorin
drove a large fine looking black horse with which
he hauled away his grain from said land, at that
time the said Lorin lived in the lower part of
the Town of St LouisSt Louis on second street below the
GreenGreen Tree Tavern the land above mentioned
was situated immediately south of and adjoining
to the land claimed by One-Dion the old Flor

isant and St LouisSt Louis Road at that time passed
near or about the present residence of Judge
CarrCarr and the land here spoken of= was situate
some distance north of said road he can point
out the land, at the time the said Lorin
cultivated said land Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere alias
Baccanne Sr.. lived in the village of FlorisantFlorisant
and he has no doubt but said AntoineAntoine knew
that the said Lorin was cultivating said land
for he the said AntoineAntoine often went to St LouisSt Louis and supposes
that he could not have missed seeing him
he was well acquainted with said AntoineAntoine and

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never heard him set up any claim what

ever to the said land he has been living
in FlorisantFlorisant forty nine years and was in
the habit of seeing the said AntoineAntoine almost
every day and further deponent saith not

sworn to & subscribed before me this 1st day of April 1847

his

JosephJoseph Aubudion
mark

JamesJames Caslette

S. Peace

Fees = 75 by
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Opinions of the Recorded of law titles for he Territory of MissouriMissouri on claims ordered under act of 18 June 1812 and proven before 1 January 1814 as provided by act of 3rd March 1816
, also the claims in the late district of ArkansasArkansas, which by act of 2nd August 1812 we permited to be entered until the 1 of January 1814 and proven until 1 July 1814, together
with the exclusions of quantity provided by the fourth section of the act of March 1813 and confirmations under act of 12 April 1814.

Warrant or order of Survey Survey Notice to the Recorder by whom Quantity claimed where situated Poss. Inhabitor cultivator opinions of the Recorder.
book 2 p. 22 not plotted AntoineAntoine Riviere RiviereAntoine Riviere F165 by 40 arpens St LouisSt Louis out Poss. & cult prior to 1803 Confirmed 40 arpens to be surveyed.

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Recorder office

Saint LouisSt Louis13th January 1848.

I certify the above to be correctly transcribed from pages laws of Book No 1, being one of the five small books on file in this office, with the following endorsement
on the first and also on the fifth book, believed to be on the handwriting of FrederickFrederick Bates BatesFrederick Bates , to writ: There five small books are originals in the proper handwriting
of the undersigned being his decisions on law claims since the ajournment of the late . They were arranged and fairly transcribed for report to the commissioner
of the General Law office, but not yet recorded in the books because they have no authority till sanctions by Government. St LouisSt LouisNov. 1. 1875. Frederick BatesFrederick Bates
Recover Law titles".

AdolpheAdolphe
Recorder of Law titles
in the state of MissouriMissouri.

: Term No 1. 31
No 2 page 12.
Book D. p. 128. for $1.00
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Confirmation by
Recorder

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St LouisSt Louis, Oct. 16. 1848.

Judge CarrCarr .

Sir:

I have examined the patent issued on the 9th
of June last to "MerriwetherLewisLewis under Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane " or " to
the legal representatives of said BaccaneBaccane alias RiviereRiviere ".

This patent recites two confirmations, one by the first board of
Commissioners in favor of Merriwether LewisLewis assignee and the
other by act of Congress of the 29th April 1816, in favor of AntoineAntoine
Riviere's representatives, and professes to convey the land in the
alternative, either to Merriwether LewisLewis or to Riviere's legal rep

resentatives. In my Judgemnt the patent has been issued er

roneously, and I will proceed to give you very briefly the reasons
upon which that conclusion is founded.

If it be true, that both the confirmations are for the benefit
of the same person (Merriwether LewisLewis ), then the person claiming
under LewisLewis , ought to be permitted to have his final document
of title, divested of all ambiquity, and not drawn in the alternative,
so that he will always be obliged to go into evidence behind the
patent for the purpose of showing, that the patent really conveys
the land to him, and that it is not void for uncertainty in desig

nating the grantee. He is entitled to have it issued under te first
and only legal confirmation - that to Merriwether LewisLewis .

If it be true that the two confirmations operate for the
benefit of different persons, then LewisLewis and those claiming under
his confirmation, are entitled by express act of CongressCongress to a patent
according to the confirmation made by the first Board of Commissioners.

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The act to the 3rd. March 1807 expressly provides, "that upon a
confirmation being made by the Commissioners, a Cretificate
shall be delivered to the party, Stating that he is entitled to a
patent & c, and that upon the transmission of the certificate
to the Secretary of the Treasury, the party shall be entitled
to a patent." Sec Sec. 5.

It is true, that the act of the 29th april 1816, also provides
that patents shall issue for lands confirmed by that act. But
I think, it Cannot be doubted, that as Merriwether LewisLewis was
entitled to a patent before the act of 1816 was pasted, the right
to claim the patent, could not be affected by that act, non
ought its form to be changed because of Confirmation by
that act. Upon the supposition, that the two Confirmations
enure to the benefit of different persons, there is an express
direction by acts of CongressCongress for the issuing of two patents,
and it is not the fault of the land Department that there are
two such Confirmations, or that by the direction of the
Statutes two patents are to be issued. The difficulty is not
to be avoided by now issuing one patent in the alternative,
either to one confirmee or the other, which, as a grant,
is void, because the grantee is uncertain.

Whenever this patent is produced in evidence it will be
held to be void on its own face, unless the party goes back into
the original title and shows that Merriwether LewisLewis the one confirmee
is the same person designated as Riviere's Representative the
other confirmee. The presumption upon the document itself
as isued in the alternative, is that the confirmees are differ

ent persons, and that the patent is void because it professes
to grant to either one of two persons.

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The object in all the laws directing patents to issue is to
pass the fee from the government, and to consolidate the evidence
of title. So far from the object in reference to the title being
accomplished by this patent, the party who wishes to use it,
is entirely afloat, and must so back through all the title
papers anterior to the patent. I judge it however suf

ficient for me to say, that Merriwether LewisLewis and his as

signess are entitled to expect from the officiers of the government,
the document which is directed to be issued by the act of
3 march 1807, and that they are also entitled to claim that no
ambiguity shall appear upon the face of the document when issued.

If the commissioner of the Genl. Land office would enter into any con

sideration of the value of the two confirmations, and be influenced
in the made of issuing the patents by their legal value, then there can
be no difficulty in showing that the second confirmation, although
by act of congress, is a mere nullity.

The act of 3 march 1807 in the 3 sec. provides that the decision
of the Commissioners, when in favor of the claimant, shall be final
against the United StatesUnited States, any act of CongressCongress to the contrary not
withstanding. Each claimant of land was required to file with the
Recorder and have recorded, not only the original concession under
which he claimed, but all conveyances by which the title was derived
to himself, and thus the title original and derivative was before
the commissioners and was passed upon by them. When the
claim of Merriwether LewisLewis was confirmed by the commissioners,
the confirmation was for his benefit, not for the benefit of any other
person. How then shall the confirmation be final against the
United states, if any officer of the government, or the government
itself can confer any right to the same land upon any other

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person? The value of Conflicting confirmations has been several
times considered both in the courts of MissouriMissouri and in the SupremeSupreme Court
CourtSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States and it has been Uniformly held that
the first confirmation must prevail. In Chouteau V Eckert
2 Thousand 344 and LeBois V Brammell 4 HowardHoward at page 464
the Supreme CourtSupreme Court recognises the principle as generally applicable
to confirmations, that the first passes the legal title from the
government. In this case the effect of the confirmation to LewisLewis
is declared by the act of 1807 to be "final against the United StatesUnited States"

Again, it is proper to observe that the Supreme CourtSupreme Court in the
case of Strother V Lucas had under consideration two confirmations
precisely like those made in this case- One by the Board of Com

missioners- the other by the act of April 1816 confirming the claims
contained in the report of the Recorder of land titles. In that case
at page 453 of 12 PetersPeters , the Court examines the powers of the
Recorder of land titles in passing upon the claims which were
embraced in his report, and shows that he had no authority
to act upon claims to land where the title had been previously
confirmed by the commissioners. In such cases, the court
pronounces his action "either merely cumulative and so in

operative or if adverse, merely void as an assumption or
" of power in a case in which he had not juris

diction and his action must be a mere nullity."

I think, sir, that the commissioner will not hesitate to
cancel this patent, as made out in an improper form, and to
issue one to Merriwether LewisLewis as is required by the act of 1807.

Your . (Signed)

H.R.Gamble.

A true Copy
C.B.F
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ExtraitduRegistredessepulturesfaitesdans la
ParoifsedeFrFr Ferdinand FerdinandFr Ferdinand discise St LouisSt Louis.

Le diresept Aout dixhuit cent-seize a ete au cimitiere
de cetteParoifse le corps d'AntoineRiviereRiviere mort de hier
age de cent dixans,apresavoirreculesdernierssacrements.

M.

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I, francis parish priest of FrFr Ferdinand .FerdinandFr Ferdinand ex officio
keeper of the Register of deaths for said Parish of StSt Ferdinand. FerdinandSt Ferdinand, in
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, State of MissouriMissouri, which Register is required
by the of the RomanRoman Catholic CatholicRoman Catholic church to be kept in every
Parish, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true & full copy of the
said original Register of Deaths now kept by me.

certified this 1st May 1849.

Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 1st day of May 1849.

Justice of the Peace

S. Francis

Parish Priest of FrFr Ferdinand .FerdinandFr Ferdinand
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Certificate of burial
of AntoineAntoine Baccane BaccaneAntoine Baccane
aged 110 yrs

Buried in StSt Ferdinand FerdinandSt Ferdinand
( FlorissantFlorissant) Church
August 18, 1816
aged 110 years.

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Frederick BatesFrederick Bates , Esquire, Recorder of Land titles for the Territory
of LouisianaLouisiana

Sir.

Take Notice that as assigne of JohnJohn Baptiste BaptisteJohn Baptiste
LorinsLorins , who was assigne of Philip RivierePhilip Riviere alias BaccaneBaccane lawful
heir of AntoineAntoine Baccane BaccaneAntoine Baccane deceased, I claim forty arpens of land
situated in the prairie near the town of St LouisSt Louis in the District of
St LouisSt Louis by virtue of a concession granted by St ange & Labuxiere
to said Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane under the date of January the 10th 1770
Also by virutue of a transfer of said concession from said Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere
alias BaccaneBaccane to John Bapte Lorins dated may the 3. 1808
and also by virtue of a Deed of conveyance from said John BteLorinsLorins
to me dated May the 2nd and acknowledged and recorded May the 3 1808
St LouisSt LouisMay the 6 AD. 1808. MerriwetherLewisLewis

Nous Louis St ange de Bellerive capitaine commandant la
partie espagnole aux IllinoisIllinois et JosephJoseph Labuxierey faisantfonction
de Juge sur la demande Fr Antoine Baccane habitant nous lui
avons concede et concedons a titre de propriete une terre d'un
arpent de large sur quarante arpens de profondeur situeederriere
la prairie de ce poste StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis contenant un arpent de large
tenant d'un cote a la terre de Beor et del'autrecotea laterre
de Picart aux conditions de l'etablir sons l'anet jour donne
a St LouisSt Louis le dix Janvier mil sept cent soixante dix signe
sur le Registre St ange et nous soussigneLabuxiere
EnregistreFolio 31 Recto Territoire de la Louisiane
District et Jurisdiction de St LouisSt LouisJe Philippe Riviere dit
BaccaneBaccane jure, declare it confesse que la concession de l'autre
part accorde StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et Labuxiere a mon pere
Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane m'a ete donne par mon dit pere AntoineAntoine Baccane
BaccaneAntoine Baccane il y a environ vingt cinq ans que je l'ai cultive pendant
une annee et l'ai vendre en suite a JeanJean BteLorinsLorins il y aenviron
vingtquatre ans et ne lui en ai passe aucun acte de vente
pourquoi je lui abandonne aujourd hui tous mes droits titres
actions et pretentions sur la ditte concession pour qu'il en
jouisse fasse et dispose comme de chose a luiappartenante
n'ayant ancun interet direct ni indirect a la ditte concession

Taken sworn and subscribed before me a justice of the peace

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for the Township aforesaid this 3 day of May AD 1808

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M.P.LeDue

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Marque de Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere ditBaccaneBaccane after the word concession insert the signature

Sachent tous ceux qui ces presentes verront que moi JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins
habitant demeuranta StSt Ferdinand. FerdinandSt Ferdinand District de St LouisSt LouisTerritoire de la
Louisiane et actuellement en cette ville de St LouisSt Louis pour prix et
consideration de la somme de soixante piastres argent des Estats
Unis qui m'a ete bien et duementpayee par leGouvernement de ce
Territore MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , ainsi que le reconnais parle present
et de laquelle somme je le tiens quitte et decharge lui ses hoirs on
ayant causes savior: un certin morceau de terre situedans le
District de St LouisSt Louis, contenant un arpent de large sur quarante
arpens de profondeur derriere la prairie de cette ville accordee
originairement a Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane par StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et
Labuxiere le dix Janvier mil sept cent soixantedix
enregistre au folio trente un Recto; le dit morceau de terre
mentionne tenant d'uncote a un morceau de terre originairement
concede a Beor, et de l'autre cote a celle originairement concede a
Picart ainsi qu'il parait par le titre de concession le dit morceau de
terre a moi appartenant comme l'ayantlegitimementacquit de
Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane ainisi qu'il est constate par l'acte au
dosdeladitte concession, et promettant l'a garantiretpreserverde
tous troubles, dons, dettesdonaireshypothequesevictions
substitutions et de tous autres empechementsgeneralementquelconques
(excepte contre le Gouvernement) pour par le dit L MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis , ses hoirs on ayant causes, enjouir faire et disposer a son gre
et volonte et comme de propriete a lui appartenante et par lui
legitimimentacquiseacommencer la jouissancedescejourd'hui
et sans que mes hoirs executeursonadministrateurspuissent
rappeler ni contrevenir a la teneur des presentes par moi faites
et passeesence jour = enfoi de quoi ne sachant signer j'ai
fait ma marque ordinaire et scelle ces prsentes en presence de
temoins ce deux May de l'annee de notreleigneurMilhuit
cent huit. Marque de JeanJean Bte Lorins

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Je
consent a la presente vente et l'approuve comme si mon nom

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etoit mentionne dans le contenu de l'acte.

marque /##/ Hyacinthe FortinHyacinthe Fortin femme LorinsLorins

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Signe, scelle et delivre en presence de, marque de x Philippe Riviere
St Baccane = Louis Fayon.

Territory of LouisianaLouisiana, District & township of St LouisSt Louis, before
the subcriber one of the Justices of the peace of the township aforesaid
personally came the within named John Bte LorinsLorins and acknowledged
the within instrument of writing to be his free and voluntry act
and Deed, hand & seal for the purposes therein contained and as such
may be recorded.

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Given under my hand & seal the day of the
date of said act and Deed

M.P. SeDuc

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Be it remembered that on the third Day of May in the year of our
Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight Before the subscriber
one of the justice of the peace for the Township of St. LouisSt Louis personally
appeared Hyacinthe FortinHyacinthe Fortin wife of Jn Bte. LorinsLorins and having
been seperately and apart examined from her said husband declared
that the within instrument of writing was her free and voluntary
act and Deed. hand and seal for the purposes therein contained and
that the signed, sealed and delivered the same without any coercion
or compulsion of her said husband.

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In Testimony where of
I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year last above
written.

M.P.SeDuc

District of St LouisSt Louis for
Recorded book A. Pages 18th and following this 3rd Day of May AD 1808.

M.P. LeDuc Recorder.

See Record book D.Pages (28 & 129)
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Friday October 18. 1811. Board met, present

John BJohn B . C. Lucas
Clement B. Penrose
Frederick BatesFrederick Bates
Commissioners

Cert: 1273. Merriwether LewisLewis assigne of John BaptisteJohn Baptiste Lorin & wife
assignee of phillip RiviereRiviere alias BaccaneBaccane heir of Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane ,
claiming one arpen front by 40.arpens depth situate Little Prairie,
District of St. LouisSt Louis adjoining the town of St. LouisSt Louis, produces a
a concession from St AngeSt Ange & Labuxiere dated 10 January 1770.
a quit claim from Phillip RiviereRiviere ditBaccaneBaccane to John BaptisteJohn Baptiste

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LorinsLorins dated 3 May 1808. a transfer from said LorinsLorins & wife to
claimant dated 2 May 1808. The Board grant to Merriwether
LewisLewis one arpen front by forty arpens depth, under the provisions of
the 2nd section of the act of congress entitled "an act respecting claims
to land & passed 3 "march 1807." and order that the same be surveyed,
conformably to the report of a survey and metes and bounds contained
in said report-found of Record in book D. Page 128.of the Recorder's Office.

Survey at expense of United StatesUnited States.

Board adjourned till Wednesday next Nine o' clock A M.

Clement B. Penrose
Frederick BatesFrederick Bates

See minutes of Board No. 5 pages 361.380. & 386.
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Recorder office.

S LouisS Louis7th may 1849.

I Certify that the foregoing on pages 1.2.3 & 4, is a complete
and correct transcript from the books and record of this office, at the
pages therein refered to, of the notice given by Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , as
assignee John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins who was assignee of Phillip RiviereRiviere
alias BaccaneBaccane lawful heir of Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane , deceased, of his
claim to 40 arpents of land in the PrairiePrairie near the town of S louis
and of evidence offered in support thereof-pursuant to the
fourth section of the act of congress approved on the 2nd of March 1805, entitled "An act for ascertaining and the titles and
"claims to land, within the Territory of OrleansOrleans, and the Disrtict of
LouisianaLouisiana " and of the proceedings that were held on said
claim by the Board of Commissioners appointed in virtue of the
section of the same act.

Adolphe

. S. Recorder of land titles
in the state of MissouriMissouri fee $ 1.90
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Judge W.C.CarrCarr
claim of M. LewisM Lewis
under BaccaneBaccane
(confirmation)

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To Frederick BatesFrederick Bates Esqr , EsqrFrederick Bates Esqr . Recorder of law titles for the Territory
of LouisianaLouisiana

Sir

Take notice that as assignee of John BaptisteJohn Baptiste
LorinsLorins , who was assignee of Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere alias BaccaneBaccane , lawful
heir of Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane deceased, I claim forty arpents of land, situated
in the prairie near the town of S LouisS Louis, in the district of S LouisS Louis, by
virtue of a concession granted by StSt Ange AngeSt Ange & Labuxiere to said AntoineAntoine Baccane
BaccaneAntoine Baccane under the date of January the 10th 1770- also by viture of a
transfer of said concession from said Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere alias Bacanne to
John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins dated May the 3rd 1808- And also by virtue of
a deed of conveyance from said John BteLorinsLorins to me dated May the
2nd, and acknowledged and recorded May the 3rd 1808.

S LouisS LouisMay the 6 A D. 1808.

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis .

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Nous Louis S Ange de Bellerive Capitaine Commandant la
partie espagnole des IllinoisIllinois et JosephJoseph Labuxiere y faisant fonction de
juge, sur la demande d' Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane habitant, nous lui arons concede
et concedons a titre de propriete uneterre d'un arpent de large sur
quarante arpents de profoundeur, situee derriere la prairie de ce poste StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis, contenant un arpent de large, tenant d'an cotea la terre de Beor
et de l'autre cotea la terre de Picart, aux conditions de l'etablir
Sous l'an et jour. Donne a S LouisS Louis, le dixJanvier 1770. Signe sur
le Registre StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et nous sous signe Labuxiere. Enregistrefolio 31st Recto. No. 1.

Territoire de la Louisiane, district et jurisdiction of S LouisS Louis, Je
Philippe Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane , jure, declare et confesse que la concession
de l'autre part, accordee par StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et Labuxiere a monpere
AntoineAntoine Bacanne m'a etedonnee par mon dit pereAntoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane , il
y a environvingtcinq ans, que je l'ai pendant une annee
et l'ai vendue ensuite a JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins il y a environ vingt
quatre ans, et lui en ai passe aucun acte de vente- (c'est) pourquoi
je lui abandonne aujourd'huitous mesdroits, titres, actions and pretentions
sur la ditte concession pour qu'il en jouisse, fasse et dispose comme
de chose alui appartenante, n'ayant aucun interet direct ni indirect
a la ditte concession.

Taken, Sworn and Subscribed before me a justice
of the peace for the township aforesaid, this 3rd day of May A D. 1808

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M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

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Marque de PhilippePhilippe X RiviereRiviere dit Baccani X After the word concession,
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insert the signature.

Sachent tous qui ces presentes verront que moiJeanJean Baptiste
BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins Habitant, demeurant a StSt Ferdinand FerdinandSt Ferdinand, district of S LouisS Louis,
Territoire de la Louisiane et actuellement en cette ville de S LouisS Louispourprix
et consideration de la somme de soixantepiastre argent des Etats Unis qui
m'a ete bien et duementpayee par le Gouvernement de ce Territoire,
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , ainsi que je le reconnais par le present et de laquelle
Somme, je le tiens quitte et decharge, lui, ses hoirs, ou ayant causes,
savoir: un certain morceau de terre situedans le district de S LouisS Louis,
contenant un arpent de large sur quarante arpents de profoudeur derriere
la prairie de cette ville, accordee originairement aAntoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane
par St AngeSt Ange et Labuxiere le dix Janvier mil- sept cent soixante
dix, enregistre au foliotrente un Recto; le dit morceau de terre
ci- mentionne tenant d'un cotea un morceau de de terre originaire

ment concedea Beor et de l'autrecote a celle originairement concede
a Picart, ainsi qu'il parait par le titre de concession, le dit
morceau de terre a moi appartenant comme l'ayant legitimementacquis
de Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane , ainsi qu'il est constate par l'acte
au dos de la ditte concession, et promettant la garantir et preserve
de tous troubles, dons, dettes, douaires hypothiques, evictions, substitutions
et de tous autresempechementsgeneralement quelconques (excepte contre
le Gouvernement) pour par le dit S Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , ses hoirs ou ayant
causes, en jouir, faire et disposer a son gre et volonte et comme de propriete
a lui appartenante et par lui legitimement acquise, a commencer la jouissance
des ce jourd' hui et sans que mes hoirs, executeurs on administrateurs puissent
rappeler ni contrevenira la teneur des presentes par moi faites et passees
en ce jour- En foi de quoi ne sachant signer, j'ai fait ma marque
ordinaire et scelle ces presentes en presence de temoins, ce deux Mai de
l'annee de votreSeigneur mil huit cent huit- Marque x de JeanJean
Bte Lorins

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.
Je consents a la presente vente comme si mon nom
etait mentione dans le contence de l'acte. Marque de x HyacintheHyacinthe Fortin
FortinHyacinthe Fortin femmeLorinsLorins .

Signe, scelle et delivre en presence de, marque de x PhilippePhilippe Riviere
RivierePhilippe Riviere dit Baccane, Louis Tayon

Territory of LouisianaLouisiana, District and Township of S LouisS Louis. Before
the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace of the township

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aforesaid personally came the within names John Bte LorinsLorins and acknowledged
the within instrument of writing to be his free and voluntary act and deed
hand and seal for the purposes therein contained and as such may be recorded

Given under my hand & seal the day of the date of said act and deed

M. PM P Ledue. LedueM P Ledue

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Be it remembered that on this day the third of May in the year of over Lord
one thousand eight hundred and eight, before the subscriber, one of the
justices of the peace for the township of S LouisS Louis personally appeared HyacintheHyacinthe Fortin
FortinHyacinthe Fortin wife of JnBteLorinsLorins and having been seperately and apart
examined from her said husband declared that the within instrument of
writing was her free and voluntary deed & act, hand and seal for the
purposes therein contained and that the signed sealed and delivered the
same without any coercion or compulsion of her said husband. In testimony
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year last
above written. M. P. LedueM P Ledue

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- District of S LouisS LouisSs..
Recorded book A. pages 18 and following, this 3rd day of May A.D.
1808. M. P. LedueM P Ledue Recorder.
See Recorded book D pages 128 - Livre Terrien Book N1 p 31
for concession - and Record book F (for record thereof) p. 159.

Friday October 18. 1811

Board wet Present: John BJohn B .C. Lucas Clement B. Penrose, FrederickFrederick Bates
BatesFrederick Bates Commissioners.

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis assigne of JohnJohn Baptiste BaptisteJohn Baptiste Lorin and wife, assignee
of Philip RivierePhilip Riviere alias BaccaneBaccane heir of Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane claiming
one arpent front by 40 arpents depth situate Little Prairie District
of S LouisS Louis adjoining the town of S LouisS Louis produces a concession from StSt Ange
AngeSt Ange andLabuxiere dated 10 January 1770, a quit claim from PhilipPhilip Riviere
RivierePhilip Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane to JohnJohn Baptiste BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins dated 3 May 1808 a
transfer from said LorinsLorins & wife to claimant dated 2 May 1808 The
Board grant to MerriwetherLewisLewis one arpent front by forty arpents
depth under the provisions of the 2 Section of the act of CongressCongress
entitled "An act respecting claims to land" & passed 3 March 1807
and order that the same be surveyed, conformably to the report of
a survey and inches and bounds continued in said report - found of
Record in book D page 128 of the Recorder's office. Survey at

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expense of United StatesUnited States

Board adjourned till Wednesday next, nine o clock AM
see minutes of Old Board Book No 5. pages 361
380 & 386

clement B. Penrose
Fredrick Bates.

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LouisianaLouisiana commissioners certificate No 1273. October 18. 1855.

We the undersigned commissioners for ascertaining and ajusting the titles and
claims to land in the Territory of LouisianaLouisiana have decided that MerriwetherLewisLewis
claiming under Antoine BaccaneAntoine Baccane original claimant is entitled to a patent under
the provisions of the 2nd section of the act of congress intitled "An act respecting claims
to land in the Territories of Orleans and LouisianaLouisiana" passed the 3 march 1807, for
forty arpents of land situate in the district of S LouisS Louis little prairie adjoining town of
S LouisS Louis and order that the same be surveyed conformable to the report of a survey
and inches and bounds contained in said report, found of record in book D, page
one hundred and twenty eight of the Recorder's office, by virtue of ten consecutive years
possession prior to the 20th December 1803. Clement BClement B . PenroseFrederickFrederick Bates BatesFrederick Bates
see orginal certificate on file

Cadastre forme par moi MartinMartin Duralde, arpenteur nomme par Monsieur
Don PedroPiernas,Capitained'InfanterieetLieutenantLieutenant Gouverneur des establissements
et autres dependances du Gouvernement Espagnol des IllinoisIllinois et remis aux archives
de meme Gouvernement in forme de proces-verbal pour servie a designer les differentes
terresconcedees au nom consentement verbal par les chefs qui les out gouvernesdepuis sa
fondation jusqu'ace moment, que j'aiarpentees et qui apres les echanges cessions on
ventes que la commodite et avantage d'unchacunpeurent avoir occasionnes se trouvent
actuellement dans la possession de ceux - ciapres nommes suivant leur propre attestation
et aveu reciproque,situeesdans les prairies circonvoisines de ce meme poste dans l'ordre
etselon les directions detaillees ainsiqu'il suit:

Je Martin Duralde souvigne en vertu du pouvoir dont Monsieur don
Pedro Piernas capitaine d'Infanterie et lieutenant governer des establishments et
autues parties dependantes du gouvernment espagnol des IllinoisIllinois m'a a la
requete des habitants de ce poste Saint LouisSt Louis demandant que les dimensions directions
et limites des terres qu'ils possident a ses environs soient determineesparpersonne
competenteet authoritee a cette fin, declare a tous qu'il appartiendra qu'a la

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requistion de chacun des dits habitants, dans le cours de l'Antoine de l'annee
mil sept cent soixante dix et ceux des printems des annees mil sept cent soixante
onze et mil sept cent soixantedouze (dont je ne cite ni les mois ni les jours, les
operations ayant ete faites par reprises et sans suite relativement a ceux qui ont des
possessions distantes les unes des autres et situees en differents lieux) et nommement
a celle du Lieur.

1793 Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dis BaccaneBaccane je me suis expres transporte de mon domicile
dans ce poste S LouisS Louis, suruneterre d'un arpent de large sur
quarante autres de long a lui appartenant, partie labouree partie en fichesituee
dans la prairie qui touche ce village, et tenant immediatement a celle d' AlexisAlexis
Picart, de l'autre a celle du nomme Dion Forgeron, et des deux autres cotes au
Domaine du RoyRoy , pour l'arpenter avec mon instrument et une chaine de quarante
cinq pieds de long, dont la longueur prise quatre fois fait juste l'arpent usite en ce
pays, qui est de cent quatre vingt pieds sur chaque face; a l'execution de quoi
mefaisant accompagner proprietaire et de ses dits deux voisins les plus
pour me servir de temoins l'aide et a m'indiquer exactement la veritable
situation de leurs concessions respectives, je suis et l'ai fait borner
en ma presence avec des pierres a ses quatre extremites, apres l'avoir mesuree
sur ses ligues de largeur et longueur dont les deux premieres paralleles, c'est
a dire de largeur vont entre le nord, quart au nord ouest et le nord, ou
plus exactement s'ecartent du nord vers l'ouest de cinq degres et les deux autres
c'est-a-dire de longueur aussi paralleles vont au ouest quart au nord ouest, on
mieux, s'ecartentdu ouest vers le nord de onze degres quinze minutes sans aucun
egard a la variation du compas qui part y avoir, et font par consequent en
divergeant la vue et allant du point du depart vers les rumbs indiques un angle
aign de soixante treize degres quarante-cinq minutes, compensation faite des differences
causes par les inegalites des terres et inclinaisons des lignes les unes sur les autres
par rapport aux perpendiculaires horizontales qui servent toujours a leur vraie
mesure tant sur la largeur que sur la longeur.

Ainsi je l'atteste par mon seing et par l'aveu unanime de tous les proprietaires
susnommes assembles dans ce moment avec l'approbation de mon dit sieur don Pedro
Piernas dans la chambre du Gouvernement pour se servie mutuellement de temoins et
affirmer le fait, les uns par leurs seings, les autres par leurs declaration a defaut
de savoir signer, en presence des Messieurs Don Pedro Piernas, surdit LieutenantLieutenant
Gouverneur, et de Don Louis S Ange de Bellerive, capitaine reforme et
premier predecesseur, commandant de ce meme poste, servant l'un et l'autre,

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Savoir, ce dernier a certifer par son seing, en sa ditte qualite, et en vertu du pouvoir
dont il etait charge, l'avoir concede soit avec titre soit verbalement les surdites terres
an nom de sa Majeste, et mon Sieur Piernas a approuver aussi par son seing, en
sa qualite d actuel lieutenant Gouverneur avec laquelle il est incuri du meme pouvoir
de concedee les possessions accordees par MdeStSt Ange AngeSt Ange et specifices dans le corps de
ce cadastre que je remets contenant soixante huit pages ecrites, celle-ci inclusivement
aux archives de ce gouvernement pour y etre conserve a perpetuite, et servir au besoin,
surete authenticite et temoignage de tout ce qui y est expose. A S LouisS Louis le vingt
trois May de l'annee mil sept cent soixante douze.

M Duralite.

Laclede Liguert Hubert - Dodie - A Conde- Rene Kiercereaux - amable
GuionGuion Becquet - SarpySarpy - Cotte - S Ange - Pedro Piernas
See livre Terrien No 2 . 1.2.22.23.67&68. for orginal concession and Record book
F (for record thereof) p. 165.

Minutes of the Recorder of Law titles acting as commissioner under the act of
congress entitled "An act making further provision for settling the claims to land in
the Territory of MissouriMissouri" passed the 13 day of June 1812 - and other acts
Subsequently passed - Frederick BatesFrederick Bates Commissioner

See Recorder BatesBates minutes p.s.

S LouisS LouisDecember 29th 1813.

Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere 1 by 40 . L. T. p. 22. Jno.B.Heortes duly sworn says this
lot was cult. since the establishment of S LouisS Louis till 1793 and has always been
considered the property of RiviereRiviere or of those claiming under him.

See Recorder BatesBates minutes 120.126.127.


to be surveyed

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WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr of M.Lewis & LorinsLorins . To Frederick BatesFrederick Bates Esqr
EsqrFrederick Bates Esqr . Recorder of Land Claims. Sir pleas to take notice that under
right derived from the French and Spanish Government and the several provisions
of CongressCongress and as assignee of JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins , and Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , said
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis assignee of Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins who was asignee of PhilippePhilippe Riviere
RivierePhilippe Riviere ditBaccaneBaccane heir & legal representative of Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit Baccanet
alias AntoineAntoine Baccanet Original proprietor, I claim forty arpents of land adjoining the town of S LouisS Louis as
appears by the within deeds, herewith transmitted for Record and refrence to former
Record book D page 128 & 129. S LouisS LouisNovember 26. 1812. WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr by his
agent N.P. Ledue.

Deed M. LewisM Lewis to W.C. CarrCarr . This indenture made this ninteenth day of
August one thousand eight hundred and nine by and between Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , Esqr
of the town of S LouisS Louis and Territory of LouisianaLouisiana of the first part, and WilliamWilliam
C.CarrCarr of the same town or territory of the second part, witnesseth that the said
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis for and in consideration of one hundred and sixty dollars to him
in land paid by the said WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr , and of which the receipt is hereby
acknowledged hath this day sold bargained & conveyed, and by these presents doth
bargain sell and convey unto him the said WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr , a certain tract or parcel
of land situate on the hill back of the town of S LouisS Louis, originally granted by concession
from StSt Ange AngeSt Ange & Labuxiere bearing date the tenth of January one thousand seven
hundred & seventy to AntoineAntoine Bacannet for one arpent in front by forty in depth,
adjoining on the south to the lands of the said Wm C.CarrCarr , at present, lately acquired
by him of Peter ChouteauPierre Chouteau and wife and on the north by the lot originally granted
to one Bear, which said tract of fortyarpents was acquired by Philippe
Baccane of his father as appears by a transfer endorsed on the back of the
Concession from said PhilippePhilippe Bacannet to John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins dated the 5 day of
May eighteen hundred and eight, and by said John BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins and wife
Conveyed to said Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis by deed bearing date the second day of May
in the year last aforesaid - To have and to hold the said tract of forty arpents
of land unto him the said WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr , his heirs, Executors, administrators
& assigns for ever, together with all privilages, thereunto belonging or in any wise
appertaining, and the said meriwether LewisLewis for himself, his heirs, executors and
administrators the aforesaid bargained and sold premises together with all the
privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining into him
the said WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr , his heirs & from the claim or claims of all & every
person whomsoever will for ever warrant & by these presents defend. In testimony.

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whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at the town of S LouisS Louis
the day and year above written MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis
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Signed, sealed and
delivered in presence of Connor -Saml. Solomon - District of S LouisS LouisSamuelSamuel
Solomon maker oath that he signed the within instrument of writing from MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis to WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr as a witness and that not only saw JeremiahJeremiah Connor
ConnorJeremiah Connor also sign as a witness to the same but the said MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis sign
seal and deliver it as his own proper act and deed for the purposes in the same
contained. SamuelSamuel Soloman Sworn to and subscribed before me one of the justices
of the peace in and for the district of S LouisS Louis aforesaid this 27th day of February 1810. Thos. F Riddick - LouisianaLouisiana Territory, District of S LouisS Louis, Recorded
Book C Page 39, this 1 day of March 1810 = MM P Ledue . PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue recorder
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Deed Louis to CarrCarr VuqueWilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr esquire, par acte du
dixneufaoutmilhuitcentneufenregistre au greffe de ce district Livre C. page trente
neuf a achete de Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis un arpent de terre de front sur quarante arpents de
profondeur formant quarante arpents en superficie appartenant originairement a AntoineAntoine Baccane BaccaneAntoine Baccane
parconcession de StSt Ange AngeSt Ange et Labuxiere en date du dixJanvier mil sept cent soixante
dix, la dit concession ensuite transporte par Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit Baccanet fils duditAntoineAntoine Baccane
BaccaneAntoine Baccane par acte sermente le trois May mil huitcenthuit par devant Marie Philippe
Ledue Judge de paixde la juridiction de S LouisS Louis, en favour de JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins ,lequel
JeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins et Hyacinthe son epouse par acte en datedudeux May mil huit cent huit
ontensuite vendu la dite terreau dit MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis ainsiqu'ilparait par acte enregistre
en l'officedu Recorder dece district Livre B pages dix - huit et suivantes,lequelMeriwetherMeriwether Lewis
LewisMeriwether Lewis a ensuite transporte au Dit william C. CarrCarr , comme est ci-dessus dit, et vu que par
reference dansle ditevente faite par le dit LorinsLorins et son epouse au dit MeriwetherMeriwether Lewis LewisMeriwether Lewis , il
parait y avoir et voulant les rectifier par ces presentes, sachenttousceux qui ces presents
verront que moiJeanJean Baptiste BaptisteJean Baptiste LorinsLorins , y Hyacinte mon epousedemeurant dans le district de Saint LouisSt Louis
Territoire de la Louisiane pour prix et en consideration de la somme de soixante piastres par nous
ainsi qu'il est mentionne dans la dite vente par nous faite auditMeriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , avons ce
jourd'huivenducede quitte, delaisse, abandonne et transporte, comme par ces presentes, nous vendons,cedons
quittons, delaissonsabandonnons et transportons au dit william C. CarrCarr , ses hoirs on ayans causes,
et tel qu'il a achete dudit Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , la dite terre sus mentionee de quarante arpents de
superficie, par superficie,par moi susditJeanJean BteLorinsLorins acquise de Philippe RivierePhilippe Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane par acte
an dos de la Concession, lequel acte est sermente par devant Marie Philip Ledue Judge de paix
le trois May mil huit cent huit. Comme etant la meme que nous avons vendu conjointement
au dit Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis le deux Mai mil huit cent huit, la transportant au dit william

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C.CarrCarr aveclameme garantie que nousavionsdonneau dit Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis , pour par le
dit WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr , ses hoirs on ayant causes en jouri, faire et disposer comme de chose a
lui appartenante. En foi de quoi nous avons signe et scelle ces presents ce vingt cinqJuin
(1811) mil huit cent onze. Marque de JeanJean B + BJean B .Louis [seal]- marque de HyacintheHyacinthe Fortin
FortinHyacinthe Fortin + femmeLorinsLorins

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- Signe, scelle et delivre en presence de M. P. LedueM P Ledue .

Territory of LouisianaLouisiana, District and Township of S LouisS Louis. Ss. Before me the undersigned
one of the justices of the peace in and for the township aforesaid, personally came and
appeared, Jean BaptisteJean Baptiste Lorins & Hyacinthe his wife who acknowledged the within instru

ment of writing to be their and each of their act and deed, hands & seals for the
purposes therein continued. He said Hyacinthe wife of said JohnJohn Baptiste BaptisteJohn Baptiste LorinsLorins being
first separately and apart examined from her said husband and by me made acquainted
with the contents of the said instrument of writing declares that she executed the same freely
& voluntarily and of her own free and voluntary will and accord and without coercion
compulsion, fear, restraint orundue influence of her said husband for the purposes therein
mentioned. Given under my hand and seal at S LouisS Louis, this 25 day of June 1855. M.PM P Ledue
LedueM P Ledue J P. (seal) District of S LouisS Louis. Recorded this 25 day of June 1855. Book C.
page 399. MM P Ledue .PM P Ledue . LedueM P Ledue Recorder.

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See Record Book Fpg. 66 & 67

Recorder Office.
St LouisSt Louis15 January 1850

I certify that the foregoing on pages 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8 & 9, is with the
attached paper marked A, a full and correct transcript from the books, records,
files and documents of this office, of all that which relates to the grant of
forty arpents of land in the prairie adjoining on the north, the Spanish town of
S LouisS Louis, made to Antoine RiviereAntoine Riviere dit BaccaneBaccane by the French and Spanish
Commandants of the port of Saint LouisSt Louis- and of all that which relates to
the confirmation thereof- and of the proceedings of the Board of Commissioners
and recorder of land titles in relation thereto.

Adolphe

U.S. Recorder of
in the State of MissouriMissouri
Land title
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Confirmation to
LewisLewis & to Baccane's

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