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Washington, George (1732-1799) Bill for surveying and patenting land grant French & Indian War

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01963 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1774/01/25 Pagination: 2 p. 11 x 21 cm

Document signed for claim against James Ludlow with another Washington document, cosigned by William Crawford 2/25/1774, assigning the debt to Crawford.

Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Mr. James Ludlow - on Acct of his Claim to Land under the Proclamation of 1754 - Dr.
To his Proportion of the Expence of Exploring, Surveying, Patenting, and other Incident Charges attending the Grant of 200,000 acres of Land under the Proclamation aforesaid; his part - pr order of Council being 400 acres on the Sundry Creeks - in a Patent for 28,627 Acres
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Pay the within Contents of One pound fifteen Shillings & tenpence Cy to Captn William Crawford on Order
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Go: Washington
Mr. James Ludlow
£1.15.10d Paid
Wm. Crawford

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