The Resource Register of military warrants and preemption warrants from the Virginia Land Office

Register of military warrants and preemption warrants from the Virginia Land Office

Label
Register of military warrants and preemption warrants from the Virginia Land Office, 1782-1808
Title
Register of military warrants and preemption warrants from the Virginia Land Office
Inclusive dates
1782-1808
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records contain a volume recording in separate sections warrants issued either under military or preemption claims. In the military section, the name of the warrantee, his rank, the number of acres allotted, the years of service, whether he served in a state or a continental line unit, the date of issue of the warrant, and its number are given in columns on folio pages. Between numbers 4312 and 4652, the line of service is omitted and beginning with number 5092, fees received are registered. This register fills in a portion of the gap caused by the lack of warrant books for numbers 5020-8779
  • Register includes military warrants, nos. 1331-1553, 4057-5478, and covers the period July 2, 1783-March 24, 1808
  • Register includes preemption warrants, nos. 2363-2738, and covers the period December 10, 1782-November 23, 1787
  • Columns in the section containing preemption warrants record the name of the warrantee, the quantity of land due, the amount of composition money paid, the date the warrant was issued, and its number
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
Member of
Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm, Land Office reel 350.
Biographical or historical data
The act which established the Land Office passed the General Assembly on 22 June 1779. The Register was the head of the office and was appointed by joint ballot of both houses of the legislature.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 92
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Label
Register of military warrants and preemption warrants from the Virginia Land Office
Note
  • These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
  • There are no access restrictions
Arrangement
Arranged numerically by warrant number.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486347
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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