In my search for "howard," this item (one of many) was found:
I then looked to see if the images for Microfilm C-2806 were online. They were.
After clicking on C-2806, the following screen allowed me to view each image on that microfilm number online. A help file* was utilized to narrow down where to start looking for Bundle "S-1," Petition 171, which is where I would find Asa Howard's petition:
*In the "Help for these Files" link, I scrolled down to C-2806 and found:
C-2806 448 S 1 51 to 150 1793-1795 C-2806 448A S 1 151 to 187 1793-1795 C-2806 448A S 2 1 to 122 1795-1797 C-2806 449 S 2 123 to 218 1795-1797 C-2806 450 S 3 1 to 2 1797
I was looking for Bundle S-1, Petition 171. That item was found in the 2nd of five categories.
After a few educated guesses, the specific image(s) I needed started at #419 of 1313 images.
[Image] Page #420 below:
Included in this February 1792 petition for Canadian land were several residents of Tolland, Connecticut, including Bunyan Howard, Nathan Howard, Jonathan Howard, John Howard, Thomas Howard, Stephen Howard, Stephen Stimpson, David Kennedy, Wearam Willes and many others.