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Letters sent from the Virginia Land Office

Letters sent from the Virginia Land Office, 1795-1924
Letters sent from the Virginia Land Office
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  • These records include drafts and copies of letters, most of which concern routine business affairs for which there is no incoming correspondence on file
  • Included among these drafts are several important procedural statements. In November 1795, the register William Price directed two letters to the House of Delegates explaining certain irregularities in procedure and seeking relief. Also included are drafts of several depositions which Price gave in land disputes tried before county courts. A draft of a report for the governor contains a policy statement and is dated May 14, 1807. The records include a letter from John Mercer Brockenbrough, the land register, to West Virginia Governor Henry M. Mathews, offering him the opportunity to secure the records of all the original titles to the lands of West Virginia. A series of letters from 1922-1924, signed by register John W. Richardson, concern the acquisition of various items for the land office. Other records address copies of warrants and grants made for members of the public
  • The register annually reported to the auditor those grants which had been issued within the preceding calendar year. Copies of those reports for the years 1906, 1908-1916, and 1919-1923, as well as slips noting that the reports for 1917 and 1918 had been sent to the auditor are in this file. The period covered for this material 1795-1796; 1801; 1803; 1805; 1807; 1812; 1832; 1847-1848; 1851; 1880; 1922-1924, undated
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
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Cataloging source
Citation location within source
entry no. 19
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Letters sent from the Virginia Land Office
These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
Arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
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Finding aid
.2 cu. ft.
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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