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CONTENTS

Frontispiece -- Letter of Transmittal -- Advertisement

 

CHAPTER I

IMPORTANCE OF ORIGINAL SURVEYS

1

CHAPTER II

VIRGINIA MILITARY DISTRICT

Origin -- Cessions of Western Lands -- Indiscriminate Surveys -- District Boundaries -- Difficulties Caused by Indiscriminate Surveys -- Records of Surveys

12

CHAPTER III

OLD SEVEN RANGES

Land Ordinance of 1785 -- Surveys under the Ordinance of 1785 -- Reservations -- Contrast with Indiscriminate Locations -- Defects of Original System -- Irregular Surveys in the Seven Ranges -- Records of Surveys

38

CHAPTER IV

OHIO COMPANY PURCHASE

Apportionment Among Stockholders -- Donation Tract -- Anomalous Section Numbering -- Records of Surveys

51

CHAPTER V

FRENCH GRANTS

64

CHAPTER VI

BETWEEN THE MIAMIS

Symmes Purchase -- Reservations -- North of Symmes Purchase -- Ministerial Lands -- Records of Surveys

69

CHAPTER VII

CONNECTICUT WESTERN RESERVE

Derivation of Title -- Boundaries of the Reserve -- Fire Lands -- Connecticut Land Company -- Method of Subdivision -- Irregular Subdivision of Townships -- Records of Surveys

79

CHAPTER VIII

UNITED STATES MILITARY DISTRICT

Origin of the District -- Boundaries of the District -- Three Moravian Tracts -- Other Reservations in the District -- Subdivision of Quarter-townships -- Inaccurate Surveys -- District Survey Records

89

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CONTENTS -- (continued)

CHAPTER IX

CONGRESS LANDS BY GREENVILLE TREATY

The Indian Boundary -- Act of May 18, 1796 -- Reservations -- Lands East of Scioto River -- Zane Grants -- Refugee Lands -- Irregular Numbering and Inaccurate Surveys -- West of Miami River -- North of Old Seven Ranges -- Land Ceded by Treaty of Fort Industry -- Laws Applying to this Chapter -- Records of Surveys

107

CHAPTER X

NORTHWESTERN OHIO

Treaties Ceding the Region -- Main Treaties Ceding Indian Lands in Ohio -- Substance of the Treaties -- Final Indian Treaties Affecting Ohio -- Substance of Final Treaties -- Reservations for Military Operations -- Twelve-Mile Square Reservation -- Two-Mile Square Reservation -- Michigan, Meridian Survey -- Government Subsidies -- Records of Surveys

131

CHAPTER XI

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING OHIO SURVEYS

Maps -- Law Books -- Supplementary Works -- State Auditor's Records

161

CHAPTER XII

TREATIES, LAWS, AND INSTRUCITONS

Fort McIntosh Treaty, January 21, 1785 -- Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795 -- Ordinance of May 20, 1785 -- Resolution of May 9, 1786 -- Resolution of May 12, 1786 -- Act of May 18, 1786 -- Act of May 10, 1800 -- Act of May 1, 1802 -- Act of March 26, 1804 -- Act of February 11, 1805 -- Act of February 22, 1817 -- Act of April 24, 1820 -- Act of May 24, 1824 -- Act of April 5, 1832 -- Tiffin's Instructions for Deputy Surveyors -- Circular of the General Land Office, May 8, 1832 -- Later Instructions

169

CHPAPTER XIII

PRESENT SYSTEM OF PUBLIC LAND SURVEYS

General Description -- Details of the System -- Land Office Manuals and Instructions Relating to Ohio Surveys

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CHAPTER XIV

ORIGIN OF RECTANGULAR SYSTEM

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(Accompanying this text)

Map of Ohio showing Original Land Subdivisions

Style A -- Map in dissected mounting, or

Style B -- Map in one unmounted sheet 


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