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Letters patent issued to William Basset

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of letters patent to William Basset for lot 95 in the Township of Homer, Montgomery County. One hundred acres in the southeast corner is reserved to the state, and five of every one hundred acres is to be reserved for highways. The patent was issued with the condition that the settlement is made on the tract within seven years.
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Inclusive Dates:
1791
Series Number:
B1507

Scope and Content Note

This letters patent, issued in 1791, grants to William Basset lot 95 containing 600 acres of land situated in the Township of Homer, Montgomery County. One hundred acres located in the south east corner of the grant is to be reserved to the state, as well as five acres of every one hundred acres for highways. Gold and silver mines are also reserved to the state. The patent was issued with the condition that the settlement be made on the tract within seven years. The patent is approved by the Commissioner of the Land Office and witnessed by Governor George Clinton.

The patent is a single printed sheet with information and signatures filled in. A large wax and paper seal is attached.

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Custodial History

This document was donated to the State Archives by Randolph J. Cary, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, Retired.

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