Scope and Content Note

These are records of persons who specified and applied for the survey and purchase of unclaimed military lots or lots on estates forfeited by Loyalists during the Revolution.

The volume provides: date; name of purchaser; lot number and location; acreage (sometimes); price; cost of survey and appraisal (sometimes); and by whom forfeited (if a forefeited estate). The volume also contains 15 certificates by Surveyor General Simeon DeWitt stating that designated persons had purchased and were entitled to specified lands along the Unadilla River, and an account of monies received for the survey and sale of townships along the river.