Guide to Canal Records
Office of the Commissioners of the Land Office
A0903. Register of Canal Fund lands sold by the Surveyor General, 1843-1847. 0.5 cu. ft.
These are records of land sales made by the Surveyor General in compliance with resolutions of the Commissioners of the Land Office. The lands belonged to the Canal Fund and the Surveyor General's reports of these sales were sent to the Canal Fund Commissioners. A law of 1841 (Chapter 92) authorized the Surveyor General, under the direction of the Land Office Commissioners, to sell lands which had become the property of the State through any acts authorizing a loan to benefit the people of the State, or through any public fund. The entries provide date of sale; description of the land; price; name of purchaser; and certification by the Surveyor General of the sale of the land.