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Washington, George (1732-1799) Purchasing land bordering Mt. Vernon from Charles West

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06793 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Document signed Date: 1772/10/28 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 24.2 x 19.2 cm

Summary of Content: Printed document, with text filled out and also signed in text by Washington. Witnessed by Robert Burwell and John Fitzhugh.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Know all Men by these Presents, That We George Washington & Geo Wm. Fairfax are held and firmly bound unto Charles West of Loudoun County in the just and full Sum ...of Four hundred and five pounds Curry. Money of Virginia To be paid unto the said Charles West his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns: To which Payment well and truly to be made, We bind ourselves, jointly and severally, our joint and several Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly, by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, and dated this Twenty Eighth Day of October Anno Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy two
The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if the above bound George Washington, his Heirs, Executors, or Administrators do, and shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said Charles West his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, the just Sum of Two hundd. & two pounds Ten shillings Cy. as aforesd. on or before ye. 25th. day of Novr. 1774, it being ye. third paymt. to be made for a Tract of 484 Acs. of Ld. on ye head of Dogue Ck. sold by ye sd. West to ye sd. Washington. Then the above Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Go: Washington
Sealed and Delivered
in the Presence of}
Robert Burwell
John Fitzhugh Go: W Fairfax

No. 101
Colo. Washington &c.
Bond for [inserted: £] 202.10 Cury
Payable Novr 25. 1774
Pay the within Contints
To Robert Burwell Esqr.
Charles West
Recd. of George Washington Esqr. the within Contents this 30th. Nov. 1774
Francis Payton
Robert Burwell.
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentLand TransactionMount Vernon

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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