This is a copy of a transcription of a receipt book listing land grants issued by Gerrit Smith in 1846, when he made a gift of 3,000 deeds to African Americans and poor white people. The book lists the following information relating to these grants: county name; township; tract; lot; quarter of lot; acres; and remarks (i.e. names of grantees). This volume was apparently retained by the Comptroller due to his involvement in land grants and land taxing in New York State.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Comptroller's Office. Land Tax Bureau. Receipt book of land grants from Gerrit Smith to "colored and poor white slaves from the South." A1352-77. Volume 1.
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