New York State Dept. of State Abstracts of Patents for Lands in the Military Tract, Including a Copy of the "Balloting Book"

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This geographical register of lots and parts of lots in the Military Tract includes: name of township; lot number; acreage; subdivision; patentee name; patent date; and volume and page references to series 12943. Letters Patent. Also included is a copy of series A0476. The Balloting Book, and Other Documents Relating to Military Lands with handwritten annotations referencing volumes and page numbers of patents in series A0447, Military Patents.
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Alphabetical by township, then numerical by lot number.

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This volume is a geographical register of lots and parts of lots in townships in the Military Tract of Central New York. Each entry gives the name of township, lot number, acreage, subdivision (if any), name of patentee, remarks, date of patent (as late as 1869) and book and page reference in "Letters Patent" (Series 12943).

Bound in this volume is a copy of "The Balloting Book, and Other Documents Relating to Military Bounty Lands, in the State of New York" (Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1825). (See "Balloting Book," Series A0476, for a full description.) This copy of the "Balloting Book" contains handwritten annotations on pp. 115-147 giving references to books and pages of Military Patents (Series A0447), for each lot in each township on the Military Tract.

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Series A0447 Military Patents (1790-1797), is partially indexed by this series

Series 12943 Letters Patent, contains related records.

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