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New York Colony Governor Warrants to Prepare Letters Patent

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

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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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet; 1 microfilm roll 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1753-1770
Series Number:
A1884

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Scope and Content Note

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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Access Restrictions

Access to original records is restricted due to burn damage sustained in the 1911 New York State Capitol building fire.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available for use at the New York State Archives or through interlibrary loan.

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Other finding aids

Alphabetical name index to patentees.

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