Land Claims in the Missouri Territory.
By: Walter Lowrie, Pub. 1834, Reprint 1986, 232 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-584-7.
When the Louisiana Purchase took place in 1803, only two territories were immediately formed - the Louisiana and Orleans Territories. An act of Congress in 1812 provided that the Territory hereto called Louisiana should be hereafter called Missouri. The southern portion of the Territory of Missouri became the Territory of Arkansas in 1819 and the northern portion became the state of Missouri in 1821. In these records, the original proprietor is named by whom the land is presently being claimed, reason for change of title (purchase or inheritance), nature and extent of claim, and if the claim was disallowed and the reason for disallowance.