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  • Includes correspondence, receipts, warrants, lists of warrants, lists of lands surveyed, plats, certificates of military service and land patents
  • Miscellaneous reel 4631, Letters to the Several Registrars, 1789-1881, contains letters to several registrars, including requests for copies of paperwork; correspondence regarding surveys and the payment of taxes; inquiries regarding land patents, military and militia claims; and receipts. Localities mentioned include the counties of Bath, Buckingham, Fauquier, Harrison, Kanawha, Monongalia, Ohio, Orange, and Russell
  • Miscellaneous reel 4632, Treasury Warrants and Misc. Documents, 1780-1864, contains the following: lists of warrants issued by category; lists of lands surveyed; warrants; notes; receipts; and plats of lands in Wythe and Harrison counties. Localities mentioned include the counties of Harrison, Logan, McDowell, Tazewell, Wyoming and Wythe
  • Miscellaneous reel 4633, Military Certificates and Bounty Warrants, 1773-1857, contains certificates of military service, plats, correspondence regarding the transfer of bounty lands and land patents for service in Dunmore's War and the Revolutionary War. Of note is one patent for land "northwest of the Ohio River between the Little Miami River and the Sciota River." Localities mentioned include the counties of Augusta, Berkeley, Fincastle, Hampshire, and Jefferson
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office.
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  • Dunmore's War was a conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Native Americans of the Ohio Valley. Following increased raids and attacks on frontiersmen in this region, the Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, organized a large force of militia and marched to Fort Pitt arriving at the end of August 1774. Dunmore also ordered Colonel Andrew Lewis, commander of the southwestern Virginia militia, to raise an army in the south and meet Dunmore's force along the Ohio River. Lewis formed militia companies from Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper, Dunmore, Fincastle, and Kentucky counties. After Colonel Lewis' victory at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Dunmore successfully negotiated a peace treaty with the Delaware, Mingo, and Shawnee chiefs that prevented them from settling or hunting south of the Ohio River.
  • The act of the General Assembly passed on June 22, 1779, which established the Virginia Land Office, also provided for the rewarding of lands promised as bounty for specified Revolutionary War military service. The purpose of the bounty land system was to encourage longer military service. In order to qualify for bounty land, a soldier had to serve at least three (3) years continuously in the State or Continental line. Militia service did not count. Servicemen submitted various documents such as affidavits of commanding officers and fellow soldiers and discharge papers in order to substantiate their service record. When the claim was proved, the Governor's Office issued a certificate to the register of the Land Office authorizing him to issue a warrant. The first warrant was issued in 1782 and the last in 1876 as heirs of warrantees continued to seek lands for additional service. Land awarded as bounty was in the present-day states of Ohio and Kentucky.
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Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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The Huntington Library;
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
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Filmed as arranged by The Huntington Library.
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safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
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silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
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low reduction ratio
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microfilm reel
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