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154: GEORGE WASHINGTON, Document Signed as President
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Autographs1796 Signed Land Grant by President George Washington for a Revolutionary War Captain from Virginia

GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Partially Printed Document Signed, “G. Washington,” as President, May 13, 1796, Philadelphia, PA, 1 page, printed on vellum, 14.5” x 13”, Very Good. This is an original Land Grant of 1,000 acres to the heirs of Robert Morrow, a Revolutionary War Captain from Virginia. This document is also signed by Timothy Pickering, as Secretary of State. Completed in brown ink manuscript, with crisp lettering, the vellum has been folded into fourths, barely affecting the left edge of the large, embossed paper seal at lower left. Washington’s large signature is over 3” long, with the “G” straddling one of the folds, and the “n” slightly affected by another fold. General overall tone, some soiling and discoloration along the edges and corners, but the text overall is quite legible. It reads, in part:
“George Washington, President of the United States of America, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, That, in consideration of military service performed by Robert Morrow (a Captain for three years) to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of Congress... there is granted... unto James Taylor and William Lyle, assignees of David Morrow, the heir at law of the said Robert Morrow, a certain tract of land, containing one thousand acres, between the little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio... To have and to hold...”
Docketing notations on the back of the document indicate how the land was distributed and when this document was recorded. A large, impressive document, with a nice Washington signature.

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154: GEORGE WASHINGTON, Document Signed as President

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Aug 27, 2006
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Autographs1796 Signed Land Grant by President George Washington for a Revolutionary War Captain from Virginia

GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Partially Printed Document Signed, “G. Washington,” as President, May 13, 1796, Philadelphia, PA, 1 page, printed on vellum, 14.5” x 13”, Very Good. This is an original Land Grant of 1,000 acres to the heirs of Robert Morrow, a Revolutionary War Captain from Virginia. This document is also signed by Timothy Pickering, as Secretary of State. Completed in brown ink manuscript, with crisp lettering, the vellum has been folded into fourths, barely affecting the left edge of the large, embossed paper seal at lower left. Washington’s large signature is over 3” long, with the “G” straddling one of the folds, and the “n” slightly affected by another fold. General overall tone, some soiling and discoloration along the edges and corners, but the text overall is quite legible. It reads, in part:
“George Washington, President of the United States of America, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, That, in consideration of military service performed by Robert Morrow (a Captain for three years) to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of Congress... there is granted... unto James Taylor and William Lyle, assignees of David Morrow, the heir at law of the said Robert Morrow, a certain tract of land, containing one thousand acres, between the little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio... To have and to hold...”
Docketing notations on the back of the document indicate how the land was distributed and when this document was recorded. A large, impressive document, with a nice Washington signature.

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