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Yazoo Fraud

Yaz´oo Fraud
Yazoo Companiesfromtheregiongranted ; - commonlysocalled, theactbeingknownastheYazoo Frauds Act, becauseofallegedcorruptionofthelegislature, everymemberbutonebeingashareholderinoneormoreofthecompanies. Theactgrantingthelandwasrepealedin1796byanewlegislature, andtherepealingprovisionwasincorporatedintheStateconstitutionin1798. In1802theterritorywascededtotheUnitedStates. Theclaimsofthepurchasers, whomGeorgiahadrefusedtocompensate, weresustainedbytheUnitedStatesSupremeCourt, which (1810) declaredtherepealingactof1796unconstitutional. Congressin1814orderedthelandssoldandappropriated $5,000,000topaytheclaims.
1.(U. S. Hist.) The grant by the State of Georgia, by Act of Jan. 7, 1795, of 35,000,000 acres of her western territory, for $500,000, to four companies known as the
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