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Receipts and expenditures, 1784-1860

Under successive authorizations, the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands (1783-1801) and the Land Office were the agencies with responsibility for the management and sale of public lands in Maine on behalf of the Commonwealth. In performing these activities they took in and expeanded monies. These files provide the back-up documentation for much of the business undertaken. Throughout these files are found an assortment of bills, receipts, and statements of expenditures relating to the purchase of services and/or sale of real estate by the various agencies. Items encountered with less frequency include accounts of the land agents with the treasurer, reports on timber scaling and sale of timber licenses, timber cutting returns, bonds, schedules of land sales, and correspondence
Archival Material, English, 1784