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George Washington Hand Written Document For Sale

George Washington Hand Written Document

THIS PIECE IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY A WELL KNOWN ACTOR NAMED BARRY BOSTWICK. HE HAS STARRED IN MANY MADE FOR TV MOVIES & MINI SERIES INCLUDING PLAYING GEORGE WASHINGTON IN A 12 HOUR MINI SERIES ON CBS IN THE EARLY 1980'S. DURING THIS PERIOD HE PURCHASED THIS LAND SURVEY BECAUSE OF HIS FASCINATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

THIS IS FRAMED BEAUTIFULLY WITH A PERIOD LITHOGRAPH PORTRAYING GEORGE WASHINGTON AS A SURVEYOR.

THE LAST TIME THIS WAS SEEN BY THE PUBLIC WAS WHEN IT WAS SOLD AS LOT 128 IN THE RINSLAND AMERICANA sale DECEMBER 28, 1978 AND WAS NOT PUBLISHED EXCEPT IN THAT CATALOGUE.

AN EXTRAORDINARILY IMPRESSIVE DOCUMENT, MADE ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE BY ITS SIGNIFICANCE WITH RESPECT TO WASHINGTON'S LIFE AND MILITARY CAREER-HE USED SKILLS LEARNED DURING THIS TIME AS A SURVEYOR TO PLAN TROOP MOVEMENTS AND ATTACKS THAT HELPED HIM TO DEFEAT THE MUCH LARGER BRITISH ARMY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

THIS IS ONE OF WASHINGTON'S EARLIEST SURVEYS, PREPARED AT AGE OF 19 AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST WASHINGTON MANUSCRIPTS IN PRIVATE HANDS. IT WAS DRAWN AND WRITTEN IN WASHINGTON'S OWN HAND.

IN JULY 1749, AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 17, WASHINGTON WAS APPOINTED OFFICIAL SURVEYOR FOR THE NEWLY-CREATED CULPEPER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGIINIA, A RELATIVELY WELL-PAID AND PRESTIGIOUS POSITION. HE CONTINUED TO WORK AS A SURVEYOR UNTIL NOVEMBER 1752, WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED ADJUTANT IN THE VIRGINIA COLONIAL MILITIA.

RECORDS INDICATE THAT DURING HIS TIME AS A SURVEYOR, WASHINGTON CONDUCTED 199 LAND SURVEYS, OF WHICH FEWER THAN 75 ARE KNOWN TO EXIST- MOST OF THOSE ARE CONFINED TO INSTITUTIONS. ONLY 5 OR 6 OF THESE LAND SURVEYS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN SOLD IN THE LAST 40 YEARS.

USING MONEY FROM HIS SURVEYING JOB, WASHINGTON PURCHASED HIS FIRST PLOT OF LAND IN 1750-NEARLY 500 ACRES NEAR BULLSKIN CREEK. AT THE TIME HE CONDUCTED THIS SURVEY HE HAD AMASSED OVER 2,000 ACRES OF SURROUNDING LAND THAT HE REFERRED TO AS "MY BULLSKIN PLANTATION". HE HAD DEVELOPED A FULL-SCALE PLANTATION ON THE PREMISES KNOWN AS ROCK HALL BY 1755, WHICH HE MAINTAINED OWNERSHIP OF FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, THOUGH PURELY AS AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY-HE LEASED IT OUT TO TENANTS AND REMAINED INACTIVE IN ITS MANAGEMENT.

WASHINGTON, GEORGE. (1732-1799). President. Autograph document signed "G. Washington", a survey of land for John Ellswick, [Virginia], April 16, 1751, 8vo, 4 pages, with Washington's narrative description of the tract on the left-facing page and his neat plat drawing of the 437 tract on the right facing leaf.

"Pursuant to Directions from the Right Honble Thomas Lord Fairfax I have survey'd for John E. Ellswick a certain tract of waste and ungranted Land situate in Augusta Cnty and on the Lost River bounded as followeth: [A detailed description follows using trees as landmarks]...cont[aining] 437 acres."

This survey was performed by the nineteen-year old Washington as he entered the last half of his career as a professional surveyor. In the period of July,1749 to October,1752, he conducted almost 200 surveys, most of them for frontier grants in the five million acre Northern Neck proprietary owned by Lord Thomas Fairfax, the largest property owner in Virginia. The location for this particular survey was in north central Virginia, with the Shenendoah mountains to the west, and Charlottesville to the east. At the lower left of this survey Washington has directed copies to two men, including John Lonem, the head chairman for this survey, as for more than half of the surveys Washington conducted during this period. Verso of the document with contemporary endorsements including the note "Deed drawn in Thomas Wallins name".

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