Depreciation Lands, Western Pennsylvania

Depreciation Lands. Located in the southwestern portion of the Purchase of 1784, the area designated for the Depreciation Lands was within the V formed by the Allegheny and Ohio rivers, immediately north of the town of Pittsburgh. Tracts in this area, chosen for its excellent location, were to be sold to raise money to underwrite depreciation certificates. These certificates were given to Pennsylvania's Revolutionary War troops who had received depreciated currency for pay. Men who had served in the Continental forces as part of the Pennsylvania Line or Pennsylvania Navy or, who had been prisoners of war qualified for the certificates.
Depreciation Lands

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