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title:“Resolutions Recommending Additional Land Bounties for Troops Serving with the Virginia Regiments”
authors:George Mason
date written:1778-12-19

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Mason, George. "Resolutions Recommending Additional Land Bounties for Troops Serving with the Virginia Regiments." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 465-66. Print.

Resolutions Recommending Additional Land Bounties for Troops Serving with the Virginia Regiments (December 19, 1778)

[19 December 1778]
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that a certain tract of country to be bounded by the Green river and a south east course from the head thereof to the Cumberland mountains, with the said mountains to the Carolina line, with the Carolina line to the Cherokee or Tennessee river, with the said river to the Ohio river, and with the Ohio to the said Green river, ought to be reserved for supplying the officers and soldiers in the Virginia line with the respective proportions of land which have been or may be assigned to them by the general assembly, saving and reserving the land granted to Richard Henderson and company, and their legal rights to such persons as have heretofore actually located lands, and settled thereon within the bounds aforesaid.
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that the said officers and soldiers, or any of them, may be at liberty to locate their proportions of land on any other vacant and ungranted lands within this Commonwealth.
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that the allowance of two hundred acres of land over and above the continental bounty, be given to all the soldiers in the Virginia line, who have heretofore enlisted or shall hereafter enlist for the term of three years, or during the war.
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that the several commissioned and non-commissioned officers in the Virginia line ought to have their allowance of lands increased in the same proportion as that of the soldiers are by the preceding resolution. And whereas no provision hath been hitherto made for the general officers:
Resolved, That such General officers who were inhabitants of this state, be allowed the following proportions of land, upon the same terms and under the same restrictions with the lands engaged to the officers and soldiers raised in this commonwealth, that is to say, to the commander in chief, acres, to every Major General, acres, and to every Brigadier General, acres.

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