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The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery was the first experiment of its kind in the United States Partly in response to the Yazoo and Pine Barrens Land Frauds of the 1790s the people of Georgia decided to distribute newly acuired lands sing a lottery thereby minimizing opportunities for corruption Land lotteries had been Brothers used previously on a limited basis but the distribution of public lands on a mass scale by lottery isniue to Georgia New land was surveyed into suare lots sing public funds and then distributed by chance to eligible cit.

Izens Widows and orphans classes typically disadvantaged nder the headright system 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 nits of Georgia's survey system over the township range and section The purpose of this book is to document the record of title transfer from the State of Georgia to an individual for each land lot distributed

1805 Georgia Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers And Grantees E–pub Download

Hrough the land lottery process in 1805 The information contained in this book was compiled from a variety of sources primarily the List of Persons Entitled to Draws the grant books and the Numerical List Sources sed that relate to specific events and reuests include the Executive Department Minutes records of the Georgia General Assembly and three series of land lottery documents In addition the List of Fortunate Drawers the Proceedings and Ledger of Fractions Sales and the Index Leading to Page were sed for verification purpos.

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