Bad Axe County, Wisconsin
19 Feb 1857
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Certificate No. 5067
Whereas, Enoch Jennings of Bad Axe County, Wisconsin has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at La Crosse whereby it appears that Full Payment has been made by the said Enoch Jennings according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, "An act making further provision for the sale of the public lands," for the South West quarter of the South West quarter of Section Seventeen, in Township Twelve, North of Range Three, in the district of lands subject to sale at La Crosse, Wisconsin, containing Forty Acres according to the Official Plat of the survey of the said lands, returned to the General Land Offices by the Surveyor General, which said Tract has been purchased by the said Enoch Jennings.
Now Know Ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several Acts of Congress in such case made and provided, Have Given and Granted, and by these presents Do Give and Grant, unto the said Enoch Jennings and to his heirs, the said Tract above described; to Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, and privileges, immunities, and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Enoch Jennings and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I FRANKLIN PIERCE, President of the United States of America 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 nineteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and of the Independence of the United States, the eighty first.
By The President: FRANKLIN PIERCE
by G.H. Jones Ass't. Sec'y
M. Wanger Recorder of the General
(The original copy of this land grant was in the possession of Eleanor Jennings McKee, great grand-daughter of Enoch and Elizabeth Woodward Jennings.)