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Washington, George (1732-1799) [Draft survey and plot drawing of Fairfax's land jutting into Mount Vernon Estate]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08379 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 25 February 1771 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Washington submitted his final version to the Virginia Proprietors, and succeeded in adding the land to Mount Vernon.

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

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentMount VernonSurveyingLand Transaction

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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