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September 28, 1850 act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who had been engaged in Military Service of the United States.
The September 28, 1850 act granted Bounty Land to certain classes of persons in the military service of the United States during the War of 1812, the war with Mexico, or Indian wars; or their widows or minor children entitled to lands in proportion to certain periods of service. Those entitled to land under this act would receive a certificate from the Department of the Interior for land which was located at any land office of the United States.
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