Land warrant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Land warrant a certificate from the Land Office, authorizing a person to assume ownership of a public land.
    • Land warrant See under Land.
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Usage

In literature:

The quantity of land required to satisfy these outstanding warrants is 4,778,120 acres.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Soldiers of the last War, looking for Bounty Land Warrants.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
Isabella Sywards in mercy for having sold to Richard Bodenham land that she could not warrant him.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
No, unless I had enough land to warrant another plant.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
I observe further, that it is not warranted by any law of the land.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Our whole house was built from the proceeds of land warrants that my husband had bought.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I have reached the conclusion that any farm in this section of the U. S. with enough hope to warrant contour farming is usually marginal land.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In the matter of property, land titles, quit-rents, and fees, the colonists had warrant for their criticism and their displeasure.
"The Fathers of New England" by Charles M. Andrews
Also dashed were the hopes of many French and Indian War veterans who had been paid in western land warrants for their service.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
The number of land warrants issued for Revolutionary service is 12,588; and for the war of 1812, 28,978.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

Here now--my pocket's empty! Drift along.
Your saddle's off. Now can't you understand
We've made the last ride, sung the last old song?
They signed our warrant when they fenced this land.
"So Long, Chinook!" by Henry Herbert Knibbs