Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shawneetown, Illinois” in chapter 2 of Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography:

...ed two and a half years, reaching home in 1853, soon after Franklin Pierce's inauguration. Shortly after father's return home he was appointed by President Pierce registrar of the land office at Shawneetown, Illinois . It was an important appointment, on account of the passage by Congress of the Bit act, which meant that actual settlers inside the radius of the district of which Shawneetown was the headquarters...
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