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Soldiers claims wanted

“According to act of Congress, June 8th, 1872, and amendatory acts thereto, all honorably discharged Soldiers who served 90 days or more in the Union Army, and have homesteaded 40, 80, or 120 acres of Government land prior to June 22, 1874, and have or can prove up on their homestead, are entitled to an additional right, to 120, 80, or 40 acres, enough when added to their homestead to make 160 acres. Widows of deceased soldiers are entitled to same benefit. The undersigned will pay the highest cash price for these. Z. T. Hedges, Springfield, Mo.”

The Southwest, North Springfield, January 18, 1876

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