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Re: Land grants?
Posted by: J (ID *****8954) Date: June 17, 2013 at 20:20:03
In Reply to: Land grants? by Laurie Davis of 182

Bounty land offerings in late Colonial times varied a lot by time and place.

While this may not be considered by everyone to be part of the 7 Years War (French and Indian War), Lt. Gov. Dinwiddie of VA in early 1754 issued a proclamation offering land to those who enlisted in the VA Army to go on the expedition later known as the one to Great Meadows. This was later called "proclamation land."

This expedition is remarkable because myriad records have survived in the George Washington Papers in the Library of Congress. Murtie June Clark, in /Colonial Soldiers of the South/ has published abstracts of lists from several states, and includes a list and abstracts of documents from the GW papers regarding this expedition.

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