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New York Colony Governor Warrants to Prepare Letters Patent


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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 governor issued these warrants directing the attorney general to prepare letters patent. These patents transferred title to land from the colonial government to private owners whose application to purchase land had been approved following a survey. Each warrant contains governor's name; attorney general's name; size and boundaries of the land to be patented; and date of the warrant. These records sustained moderate to severe burn damage in the 1911 State Capitol fire.
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0.3 cubic feet

1 microfilm roll 35mm

Inclusive Dates:
1753-1770
Series Number:
A1884

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