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Annals of Bath County (Paperback) Loot Price: R425
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Annals of Bath County (Paperback): Oren Frederic Morton

Annals of Bath County (Paperback)

Oren Frederic Morton

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE LEWIS LAND GRANT N COLONIAL times an immigrant to Virginia who was of age and could prove he had paid the cost of his passage from Europe could claim a "headright," which entitled him to 50 acres of the public domain. He could also take up 50 acres for each adult male member of his household. The man availing himself of the headright privilege was required to settle on the land, to improve at least six per cent of the acreage, and to pay each year a quitrent of one shilling (17 cents) for each 5 acres. The tendency of this system was to fill Virginia with a good class of citizens. The principle on which it is based is the same as in the case of the present homestead law of the national government. Fifty acres was also the amount of public land which might be taken up by the private soldier of the Indian wars, by virtue of a proclamation of the royal governor of 1763. In Bath the headright was not permitted to cut any figure. As for the corn right and tomahawk right, which are one and the same thing, they did not acquire a recognized status until 1766, and consequently have no actual bearing on the settlement of this county. Another system was the order of council. The governor, with the concurrence of his council, a body of men corresponding to the present state senate, would grant a huge block of land to an individual, or to a group of men acting as a company. In theory the purpose of the order of council was to settle a minimum number of families on the grant within a stated time. The grantee was supposed to be prohibited from charging more than a specified price per acre. He issued deeds, just as though the grant was owned by himself in fee simple. In modern usage the order of council would be defined as a method of colonization. But in practice there was created...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Oren Frederic Morton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1332-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-1332-0
Barcode: 9781458813329

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