Richard Clough Anderson papers
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The Richard Clough Anderson papers contain 10 letters from several veterans regarding land in southwestern Ohio, granted to them by military warrants. The correspondents, writing from a variety of locations in southwestern Ohio, requested Anderson to assist in registering their claims, delineated by military warrants issued by the United States government after their Revolutionary War service. The claims contain specific descriptions of the new property boundaries, often pegged to local geographic features, and one contains a manuscript map of the relevant plots (July 25, 1821). The collection reflects the procedural elements of western settlement in the early 1820s.