Land Patent (April 12, 1890): Helen M. Leonard, Western Miami.
Land patent dated April 12, 1890 for Helen M. Leonard, Western Miami. According to a United States order on March 27, 1890 for allotment of the lands of the Confederated Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia and Piankeshaw tribes of Indians, approved by Congress March 2, 1889.
"To whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas, There has been deposited in the General Land Office of the United States an order bearing date March 27, 1890 from the Secretary of the Interior, directing the patenting of certain selections made by the Confederated Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia and Piankeshaw tribes of Indians as contemplated by the Act of Congress, approved March 2, 1889, entitled 'An Act to provide for allotment of land in severalty to the United Peorias and Miamies in Indian Territory, and for the purposes [?] appeals that pursuant to said act Helen M. Leonard a member of the Western Miami tribe has selected the following-described tract of land to wit: the southwest quarter of section eighteen in Township twentynine North of Range twentytwo East of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of section thirtyfive in Township twentynine North of Range twentyone East of the Indian Meridian in the Indian Territory containing in the aggregate two hundred acres which selection was duly approved by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with the provisions of said act. "Now know ye, that the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the terms of said act, selection, order, and list, aforesaid, has given and granted, and by these presents does give and grant unto the said Helen M. Leonard and her heirs the tract of land above described: Provided, that the said lands shall not be alienated nor subject to levy, sale, taxation, or forfeiture for a period of twenty-five years from the file date hereof, and any contract or agreement to sell or convey said land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Helen M. Leonard and to her heirs forever, with proviso as aforesaid. "In testimony whereof, I, Benjamin Harrison, 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, this twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundered and ninety and of the Independence of the United states the one hundered and fourteenth. By the President: Benjamin Harrison by Jon. W. Kean, Secretary. Recorded Vol. 1, p. 184."