JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America,
TO ALL OF WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:
know Ye, That William C Schenck of Hamilton County -
having deposited in the Treasury a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Cincinnati, whereby it appears that full payment has
been made for the section numbered Seventeen of township Three in range Four
of the land lying between the Great Miami river and the Virginia reservation, sold under the direction of the Register of the Land Office
at Cincinnati, by virtue of the right of pre-emption granted by law to certain persons who have contracted with John Cleves Symmes or his
associates, There is granted, by the United States, in pursuance of the act of Congress in that case provided, unto the said William C
Schenck the - section of land above described: To have and to hold, the said -
Section of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said William C Schenck his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the Seal of the General Land=Office to
be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand at the City of Washington, the twentieth day of August
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twelve and the Independence
of the United States of America, the thirty seventh.
BY THE PRESIDENT, James Madison
Edward Tiffin Commissioner of the General Land Office.
R. P. 367. Vol. 1.