Jeffersonville Land Office Receipt Books

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Sales of public land by the United States Government in Indiana began in 1801. Sales at the Jeffersonville Land Office began in 1808. This receipt book from the Jeffersonville Land Office gives the name and residence of the purchaser, the dates of the purchase, the legal description of the tract purchased, the amount of land, the receipt number, and the price. Similar information is available in the federal Bureau of Land Management's Land Patent Database; however, the date of purchase given in the receipt book is often earlier than the date the land patent was issued. Using this database can be helpful to identify difficult-to-read names.

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Jeffersonville Land Office Book 1, Receipts 1819 1728 to 1765

Jeffersonville Land Office Book 1, Receipts 1819 1728 to 1765

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