French settlers' land holdings at Green Bay in 1820.
Plan of the settlement at Green Bay from the report of J. Lee Esq., Agent, &c.
Isaac Lee was authorized by Congress in 1820 to investigate the claims of long-time French residents to lands in Wisconsin. He visited Prairie du Chien and Green Bay that same year, and his report was printed in 1828 by the U.S. government, with detailed land-ownership maps and much eyewitness testimony from residents. Click "Zoom & Pan" to get a closer look at Lee's map.
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|Creator: ||Lee, Isaac
|Pub Data: ||In: "Land Claims in Michigan Communicated to the House of Representatives Jan. 2, 1828" (20th Congress, 1st Session, Report No. 598; American State Papers: Public Lands, vol. 5); Lee's report on Green Bay is at pages 283-303 and that on Prairie du Chien is at pages 303-328; both are online in the Library of Congress "Century of Lawmaking" collection, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsp.html. This copy of the map is from the Wisconsin Historical Society map collection (GX9029 G79 1821L)
|Citation: ||Lee, Isaac. "Plan of the settlement at Green Bay from the report of J. Lee Esq., Agent, &c. (ca.1820)";
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