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    (Osceola), Mississippi County, AR- Treasurer of the County of Mississippi Swamp Land Scrip $50 Sep. 28, 1856 Rothert UNL Fine.
    In 1849 Congress passed a law allowing the state of Louisiana to take from the Federal Government swamplands within her borders so long as the state reclaimed the land and made it available for citizens to farm. The law proved so popular that the following year Congress passed similar laws for Arkansas and Mississippi, granting those states lands along the Mississippi River that were either under water or needed to be diked or drained to be of agricultural use. The "Swamp Land Scrip" was issued to pay the workmen on these projects, or could be redeemed for the purchase of these lands by parties interested in settling there. This is the first example of the $50 denomination that has participated in our auctions. There is ink erosion and a missing upper left corner tip.

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    February, 2019
    19th Tuesday
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