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 LAND BOUNTY CERTIFICATES
FOR SERVICE IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS



[SOURCE: Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776; Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S.
Virginia Record Publications, Vol. 2; Pub. 1905 by The Genealogical Association New York]



For participation in the wars of the Colony of Virginia against the French and Indians, and for service rendered by the Militia in defence of the frontiers, the King's Proclamation of 1763 granted certain amounts of land. The amount given to field officers was 5,000 acres ; to captains, 3,000 acres ; to subalterns or staff officers, 2,000 acres ; to non-commissioned officers, 200 acres ; to privates, 50 acres. 

The Original Warrants or Certificates of the subjoined abstracts are to be found in two MMS. Volumes, deposited in the State Land Office, Richmond, Va.

The original spelling of proper and Christian names has been strictly adhered to. It has not been thought necessary to print the original Proclamation of 1763, which may be found in Hening's Statutes at Large of Virginia, Vol. VII., Appendix.


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