Land scrip

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Related to Land scrip: Land warrant
a certificate that the purchase money for a certain portion of the public land has been paid to the officer entitled to receive it.

See also: Land

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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By 1850, however, the state of Texas had redeemed only an insignificant amount of the debt (via exchange for land scrip).
Land scrip was denominated in a fixed number of acres of available Crown land.
By the mid- 19th century, a thriving black market in land scrip emerged, fueling both squatting and speculation.
The scrip came in one of two forms: land scrip (in 80-, 160-, or 240-acre denominations) or money scrip (for $80, $160, or $240).