Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tennessee's First Major Land Law -- 1806

Chapter 1

An Act directing the division of the State into convenient Districts, for the appointment of principal Surveyors thereof, and for ascertaining the bona fide claims against the same, agreeable to an Act of Congress passed the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, entitled, “An act to authorize the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands thereto described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same.”

To read Chapter 1: Click Here.

Chapter 2

An Act for the appointment of a Register of the Land Office, and providing for the sale of the lands south of Holston and French Broad, agreeably to the Constitution of this State, and the provisions of the Act of Congress therein referred to.

To read Chapter 2: Click Here.

Note: For more on the early surveyors' districts, including a map of them: Click Here.

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