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Records of the Albany City lottery to dispose of public lands

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The city of Albany was authorized to release its debt burden by selling vacant public land in a lottery. This series relates to the Albany City Lottery of 1822 and includes correspondence and notes on the approval and conduct of the lottery, descriptions and valuations of bonds sold, and a hand written folio detailing the priority of awards for winning tickets.
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0.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1822
Series Number:
A0878

Administrative History

The 1820 law authorized the city to release its debt burden by selling vacant public land in a lottery. The lottery was run by the commissioners of the "Albany City Stock" who had been appointed to improve the city's finances.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains items relating to the Albany City Lottery of 1822. A large printed sheet contains copies of official correspondence and notes on the approval and conduct of the lottery. It also has a list of description and valuations of the bonds being sold. A hand written folio details the priority of awards for winning tickets.

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