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Washington, George (1732-1799) [Dismal Swamp Survey notes]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08386 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 24 April 1766 Pagination: 5 p.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08386 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 24 April 1766 Pagination: 5 p.

Summary of Content: Including detailed references to specific plantations, mills, dams, and various other landmarks. With small map and image of George Washington adhered to a board.

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

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentSurveying

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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