The Original Deed

The original deed to the Old Stone Building; deeded in 1860 by President James Buchanan to Mehitable H. Sanders, and passed to John A. Kelly.

The original deed (1860) – deeded by President James Buchanan to Mehitable H. Sanders, John A. Kelly

Text from original deed

The United States of America


Whereas, In pursuance of the Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1855, entitled “An Act in addition to certain Acts granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States,” there has been deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, Warrant No. 41,570 for 160 acres, in favor of  Mehitable H. Sanders, widow of  Samuel Sanders seaman Ship Constitution United States Army War 1812 _______  with evidence that the same has been duly located upon the South East  Quarter of Section Twenty  Four in La-Compton Kansas Containing One hundred and sixty acres____________ according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the SURVEYOR GENERAL  the said Warant having  been assigned by the said Mehitable H. Sanders to John A. Kelly in whose favor said tract has been located __________________________________________________

Now know ye, That there is therefore granted by the UNITED STATESunto the said John A. Kelly as assigned as aforesaid unto to his heirs ______________________  the tract of  Land above described:  To have and to hold the said tract of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said John A. Kelly as assigned as aforesaid and to his, _____________________________ heirs and assigns forever.

In Testimony Thereof, I  James Buchanan

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  tenth day of  August  in the YEAR OF OUR LORD one thousand eight hundred and sixty and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the Eighty fifth


By __________________________________________Secy,
____________________________Recorder, General Land Office