Charles Mason

This Record of the Week features Charles Mason, who served as Chief Justice of the Iowa Territorial Supreme Court from 1838 and as the first Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court until he resigned in June 1847. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

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Charles Mason's Land Patent
Above is Charles Mason's patent for the Southwest quarter of Section 19 in Township 69 North Range 2 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian.
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