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Poyaisian land grant. 500 acres : Class G. No. ... grant of 100 acres.

Author [Gregor MacGregor]
Title Poyaisian land grant. 500 acres : Class G. No. ... grant of 100 acres.
Imprint [Edinburgh: s.n.]
Date of Publication 1834
Language English
Notes A purported land grant of 100 acres in the "Republic of Poyais," a fictional territory on the Mosquito Coast of Central America that General Gregor MacGregor claimed to rule as "Cazique" or Prince. The Scottish con man MacGregor (1786-1845) had a long and colourful career as soldier of fortune in Central America, taking part in the Simon Bolivar-inspired wars of liberation against the Spanish, then re-locating to London, then France, and back to Scotland where he sold land grants in Poyais to gullible investors.
Shelfmark AP.7.217.04
Reference Sources D. Sinclair, The land that never was: Sir Gregor MacGregor and the most audacious fraud in history, London, 2003.
Acquired on 28/07/17
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