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New York State Secretary of State Transcriptions of Mortgages Securing Loans From the U.S. Deposit Fund and a State Loan Fund

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These volumes contain typewritten transcripts of mortgages of real property to county commissioners appointed to loan monies of the state pursuant to acts of the Legislature passed in 1792 and 1837. The source of the monies loaned under the latter act was the United States Deposit Fund. Except for a few early mortgages in the first volume, the rest of the mortgages transcribed in these volumes related to loans from the U.S. Deposit Fund. The transcripts were examined and compared with the original documents for accuracy by the Second Deputy Secretary of State. The location of the original mortgages is unknown.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (3 volumes) Copies: 1 microfilm reel; 35mm.
Inclusive Dates:
1807-1909
Bulk Dates:
1837-1876
Series Number:
A0454

Arrangement

Roughly chronological by date of mortgage.

Administrative History

An act of 1792 provided for distributing monies of the state to appointed county commissioners. They were authorized to make loans for purchase of improved real property, secured by mortgages given by the purchasers. An act of 1837 provide for distribution of surplus monies received by New York from the United States Treasury, a fund called the United States Deposit Fund. Appointed county commissioners made loans from the fund to purchasers of improved real property, the loans being secured by mortgages.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes contain typewritten transcripts of mortgages of real property to county commissioners appointed to loan monies of the state pursuant to acts of the Legislature passed in 1792 and 1837. The source of the monies loaned under the latter act was the United States Deposit Fund. Except for a few early mortgages in the first volume, the rest of the mortgages transcribed in these volumes related to loans from the U.S. Deposit Fund. The transcripts were examined and compared with the original documents for accuracy by the Second Deputy Secretary of State. The location of the original mortgages is unknown.

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Access Restrictions

Microfilm at the New York State Archives is not available through inter-library loan or for duplication.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilmed in part (third volume only) in 1973 at the Department of State by the Genealogical Society of Utah, microfilm reel 947121. Cataloged by the GSU as part of a collection called "Mortgages, 1807-1824, 1877-1878." GSU microfilm has been digitized by FamilySearch. Images can be viewed online at FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries (including the New York State Archives and the New York State Library).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0482 U.S. Loan Mortgage Foreclosure Records, contains mortgage records related to this series.

Other finding aids

Each volume contains an index to mortgagors and to countries and towns where the mortgages property lay.

Volume 3 contains an alphabetical index to names of borrowers, counties, cities, towns, villages, and United States loan commissioners (by county and municipality).

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume Roll

Accretion: A0454-79
1814-1881 United States Loan Mortgages 1 1
1848-1887 United States Loan Mortgages 2 2
1837-1903 United States Loan Mortgages 3 3 1