New York canal lands on sale.

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New York canal lands on sale.

Subject

Erie Canal
New York (State)
Land sale
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Description

Advertisement for New York Canal Lands on Sale that appeared on March 6, 1824 in the New-York American. Two hundred thousand acres were offered for sale on or near the intended route of the Erie Canal, anticipating accessibility by water as soon as it shall be united to the lake at Oswego which it is supposed it will be in two years. A reasonable chance as to pay will be afforded and the same fair and liberal treatment towards settlers, as has been heretofore practiced, will be continued, of which information can be best obtained on the spot. The advertisement includes price, ranging from two dollars fifty cents to six dollars per acre dependent upon proximity to the lake and villages. This is an example of an early nineteenth-century land speculation deal.

Source

Original document: New York canal lands on sale. New-York American. March 6, 1824. ACCESSION##; EC0046

Date

1824-03-06

Type

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"New York canal lands on sale.," in Opening of the Erie Canal, Item #408, http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items/show/408 (accessed July 31, 2014).