The following unattributed 4 page document appears at the start of each of the 61 microfilm reels of the Land Grant Patent Book: S.108.160-1 through S.108.160-61N, Secretary of State Land Office, Patent Books (Land Grant Record Books). The certifications at the end of each reel indicate these books were filmed from 1965-1966, meaning this document was written in 1965 or earlier. Microfilming was performed by the NC Department Archives and History, so the assumption is it was written by a staff archivist. The author obviously had very deep knowledge of these books. It is interesting to note the they referred to the “shucks” as “jackets”.
The following images are from reel S.108.160-4N frames 4-7. They where digitized 5/30/2014 and provided courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.