During President Lincoln's administration he served as register of the land office.
He once walked 150 miles in three days to the land office at Winona.
He described, with inimitable wit and enjoyment, his experience in the land office, and together they examined the fifty receipts.
Harrison's term ended a career of twelve years in the land office.
The entries had been made, the fee accepted by the land office, and receipts issued.
The land office was located in the first, and then only brick house in Marion.
Within three months after the survey had been made he was to appear at the land office and have the same recorded.
This we are able to do from official returns of the land office.
He set up a land office at Corotoman and began to acquire lands for himself as well as for others.
After leaving, the announcement came that the land office would be moved.