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Bonds for the sale of unappropriated lands

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:
This series consists of signed and witnessed bonds for various tracts of land throughout New York State. Information includes purchaser's name, city or town of residence, amount for which purchaser is liable, date when the bond was executed, the name of the tract of land, lot number, and the sum of money for which the purchaser has to make six equal payments in each successive year after the date of the bond.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1803-1815
Series Number:
A1218

Arrangement

By tract or patent.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of bonds printed on forms which legally bind the person named to the People of New York State for a specified sum of money. The records were generated pursuant to a law of 1803 entitled "An Act for the Sale of the Unappropriated Lands, and for other Purposes".

The bonds provide the name of the purchaser, city or town of residence, the amount of money for which the purchaser is liable, date when the bond was executed, the name of the tract of land, lot number purchased, and the sum of money for which the purchaser has to make six equal payments in each successive year after the date of the bond. The bond is signed by the purchaser and witnessed by two other people. The series contains bonds for various tracts of land throughout New York State.

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