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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [Virginia land grant for Josiah Smith]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.038 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Document signed Date: January 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: For thirty-five shillings sterling, Smith was granted 343 acres of land, the borders of which are described. With state seal. Printed document, partially filled in by hand, signed as Governor of Virginia.

Background Information: Notes: Not in Boyd. Angled brackets indicate text losses in the original. "***" indicates a section of lost text.

Full Transcript: Thomas Jefferson Esq; Governour of the commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom there presents shall come greeting: KNOW YE that in consideration of the ancient Composition of Thirty five ...shillings sterling paid Josiah Smith into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said Josiah Smith a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and forty-three acres survey bearing date the 14th day of april 1780 lying and being the County of Henry on Mayo River and bounded as follows wit, Beginning at Jordains Corner red oak thence new lines north sixteen degrees east one hundred and seventy eight poles to a Chestnut tree. North forty three and a half degrees west forty four poles to a red oak south fifty eight degrees west one hundred and four south forty three degrees west one hundred and ninety two<,***> west fifty eight poles to a pine south thirty one degrees west forty nine poles to a pine south twenty Six and a half degrees east fifty nine poles to a white oak south Sixty five degrees east twenty two poles to a Chestnut tree North fifty seven degrees east Sixty four poles crossing aforesaid river to pointers [?] on Jourdans line thence with his line North Eq3p° [?] his corner hickory thence with the said Jordans line to the first station with its appurtenances; to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said Josiah Smith. -- and his heirs forever. IN WITNESS whereof, the said Thomas Jefferson Governour of the commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caus of the said commonwealth to in the ord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one and of the fifth year of the commonwealth.
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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentLand TransactionFinanceGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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