review ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Paul K. GrahamThe 1805 Georgia Land Lottery was the first experiment of its kind in the United States Partly in esponse to the Yazoo and Pine Barrens Land Frauds of the 1790s the people of Georgia decided to distribute newly acuired lands using a lottery thereby minimizing opportunities for corruption Land lotteries had been used previously on a limited basis but the distribution of public lands on a mass scale by lottery
is uniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using public funds and then distributed by chance touniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots using
Public Funds And Thenfunds and then by chance to cit. Izens Widows and orphans classes Disadvantaged Under The Headright disadvantaged the headright were specifically allowed to participate in the land lottery As the first of eight Georgia land lotteries the 1805 Land Lottery served as the operational model for those to follow and established districts and land
LOTS AS THE FOUNDATIONAL UNITS OF GEORGIA'S SURVEY SYSTEMas the foundational units of Georgia's survey system the township ange and section The purpose of this book is to document the ecord of title transfer from the State of Georgia to an individual for each land lot distributed Hrough the land lottery process in
1805 THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THISThe information contained in this was compiled from a variety of sources primarily the List of Persons Entitled to Draws the grant books and the Numerical List Sources used that elate to specific events and euests include the
Executive Department Minutes ecords of the Georgia General Assembly and three series of land lottery documents In addition the ListDepartment Minutes ecords of the Georgia General Assembly and three series
Of Land Lottery Documents In Addition Theland lottery documents In addition the Fortunate Drawers the Proceedings and Ledger of Fractions Sales and the Index Leading to Page were used for verification purpos.
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