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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


RG-17
Records of the Land Office
DONATION LAND PATENTS, [ca. 1785-1810]. {series #17.169}

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Patents for Donation Land District 10, as well as a few other miscellaneous districts that were surrendered to the Commonwealth in return for patents to land in other districts, are included in this grouping. Information given is the date of the patent, name of patentee, tract number, county, acreage, and a description of the tract boundaries. Among these are several patents taken out in the name of land speculator and Pennsylvania Comptroller General John Nicholson, who was impeached for mishandling state funds. The Donation Land tracts actually surveyed are depicted by Map 6 appearing on page 164 of Donna Bingham Munger's Pennsylvania Land Records, A History and Guide for Research (click here to view a copy of this map). The tracts lie within portions of the present-day counties of Warren, Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Lawrence, Butler, and Clarion.

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PA State Archives Hours, Directions, & Fees Research Topics Finding Aids for Collections Land Records