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(Land Commissions)

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Record of proceedings of commissioners appointed by the court, 1804-1851, to partition or sell inherited land, to perpetuate or restore land boundaries, to lay out or close roads and landings, and to sell land to satisfy judgments. After 1851 the proceedings pertain only to estates and sales of land resulting from equity cases. Documents in the records can include petitions, court orders, oaths of commissioners, depositions, commission reports, and surveys and plats. Also available on film in series CM884 and CM904. Original documents of many of the case files can be found in (Land Commission Papers) in series C1554 and C1555. Docket entries for the commission cases appear in (Docket) in series C1584 for 1804-1810 and after that in (Petition Docket) in series C1670 and C1671. Access available in electronic form derived from (Land Commissions, Index) in series C2864 and C2865, supplemented by information from the records themselves.

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CIRCUIT COURT (Land Commissions) CM884, 1852-1884

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 Details1852-1884JAC 1 & WTM, pp. 127-409HF/08/02/051C2218-1
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