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19-YEAR OLD WASHINGTON THE SURVEYOR WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Autograph Document Signed, "GWashington," with two manuscript plat maps in holograph, describing his survey of two tracts of land [on Evitts Run] in Frederick County, VA, for Gersham Keyes together containing 209 acres, including one adjoining a tract belonging to his half-brother Lawrence Washington. First two lines at upper left describe conveyance by deed of smaller tract from Lawrence Washington to Keyes, in unknown hand. 1 page, tall 4to; inlaid, two areas of loss from seal tear expertly repaired with paper affecting few words of text, complete separations at horizontal folds repaired verso with tissue, faint dampstaining along edges, docketing on verso including two lines in holograph with repair affecting first letter ("[G]ersham Keyes's / Plats for two tracts"). Np, 6 April 1751
". . . 1st Tract "Beginning at three red Oaks on the No. side his patent Nath[aniel] Thomas's corner and extended with his said Patent Line No. 72 W 92 poles to a large red Oak his c[orne]r also c[orner]r to Major Law[renc]e Washington thence with the said Washington's Line No. 107 E[as]t 2070 po[les] . . . by a road Washington's c[orne]r in Nath[anie]l Thomas Line thence with his Lines West 51 poles to a red Oak and white Oak finally South 240 poles to the Beginning containing One hund[re]d Acres . . . ."