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Statements of proceeds from sales of Canal Fund lands

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:
Each statement of proceeds in this series provides year, proceeds from lands sold (location not given), and distribution of monies to the Erie and Champlain Canal Fund and the Oswego Canal Fund.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1826-1833
Series Number:
A1395

Scope and Content Note

Each statement gives year, proceeds from lands sold (location not given), and distribution of monies to the Erie and Champlain Canal Fund and the Oswego Canal Fund.

There are also miscellaneous memoranda, a table of payments for individual lots in the Onondaga Salt Springs Reservation, 1822-1826, a statement of payments for lots in Canal Fund lands on Grand Island, to 1826, and a receipt signed by James Geddes, 1828. The Commissioners of the Canal Fund invested in lands in various parts of the state. Proceeds of the Onondaga Salt Springs Reservation Lands were appropriated for improvements to the Oswego River navigation by a law of 1824. Unsold and mortgaged lands granted to the state for canals were included in the Canal Fund, and the Commissioners of the Canal Fund had general powers to manage property of the fund.

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