The Act of 1825 is relevant to the state of Tennessee. Depending on your ancestor's name and the area, you may be able to obtain more information if you visit the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The "Act" is the final version of a bill passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed by the Governor. A database can be found online that may reveal more details for you. Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850. I wish you great success on your findings.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Credit Prior Final Certificates, 1809-1825 and Credit Prior Receipts, 1809 - 1822 in the Records of the Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49) that include records pertaining to Tennessee during the transition from federal and North Carolinan control of the land. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In 1806, Tennessee received the right to issue land grants. Please contact the Tennessee State Library & Archives for access to these records. We suggest that you review their finding aid about Early Tennessee Land Records, 1773-1922 and contact the Lawrence County (Tennessee) Archives for additional information and/or resources. Please include as much information as possible when you contact them.
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