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This letter, dated July 15, 1952, from Nelson Mason to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick explains that on June 14, Mason sent a letter to the US Secretary of the Interior inquiring about the status of two land patents as they pertained to an error in their descriptions identified by Richland County Register of Deeds Albert Funfar in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Mason includes the text of that letter in this one to Burdick. The included text contains the descriptions of each land patent and explains that the error identified by Funfar had the tract situated two miles above instead of directly on the state line. Mason writes that he has received no further information from the Richland County Auditor's office. He goes on to note that the US Bureau of Land Management, formally named the US General Land Office, is located in Billings, Montana, and asks, "Where do we get from here?"
A second copy of this letter was found with different marginal annotations, and is included in this entry.
See also: Letter from Representative Burdick to Nelson Mason Regarding Land Patents, July 22, 1952
Letter from Nelson Mason to Albert Funfar Regarding Land Patents, May 17, 1952
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land patents, Richland County, US Bureau of Land Management, US General Land Office
US Bureau of Land Management, US General Land Office
Nelson Mason, Usher Burdick, Albert Funfar
Mason, Nelson, "Letter from Nelson Mason to Representative Burdick Regarding Land Patents, July 15, 1952" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 449.