Scope and Content Note

Various types of records were reviewed by the committees in conducting business related to forfeited estates: petitions to purchase forfeited lands; petitions for deeds to forfeited lands purchased; returns of sales listing purchasers, forfeitor, and prices; inventories of personal property sold from confiscated estates; maps showing lots on forfeited estates; petitions from suspected loyalists and supporting depositions affirming their support for the American cause and requesting restoration of their forfeited estates; petitions from creditors of forfeitors requesting payment of debts; and opinions of committee members concerning compensation due to petitioners.