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This Indenture made this fourteenth
day of August in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and seven-
teen between George C. Washington of
Washington County in the District of
Columbia of the one part and David
English of the same County and Dis-
trict of the other part; Whereas the said
George C. Washington was heretofore
duly appointed trustee by a decree
of the Circuit Court of the District
of Columbia for the County of Washing-
ton sitting as a Court of Chancery in
the Case of the Representatives of Gen’l
George Washington Complainants,
against Bushrod Washington, Defen-
dant; with power to the said George
C. Washington trustee as aforesaid
to sell the real property of the late Gen’l
George Washington, lying and being
in the City of Washington and upon
the ratification of said sale and the
receipt of the purchase money, to con-
vey the property to the respective pur-
chasers free and discharged from all
claims of the complainants and de-
fendants as by reference to said de-
cree will more fully appear, And
Whereas the said George C. Washington

trustee as aforesaid has since proceeded
to sell the real property aforesaid accor-
ding to the terms of said decree, which
sale has been duly ratified and con-
firmed by the court; and Whereas
the said David English became the
purchaser at said sale of the Lots
& parts of Lots hereinafter described
for the sum of one thousand four hun-
dred and forty six dollars and twelve cents,
the whole of which sum of mo-
ney with interest has been duly
paid by said English to said Wash-
ington trustee as aforesaid and is
now acknowledged to be received
and Whereas the said Washington
trustee as aforesaid is now anxious
in pursuance of said decree to con-
vey the property according to the terms
thereof: Now This Indenture wit-
nesses that in consideration of the
premises and of the receipt of the pur-
chase money as aforesaid and in
obedience to the decree aforesaid and
in further consideration of one dol-
lar in hand paid to the said George
C. Washington trustee as aforesaid,
the receipt whereof from said English
is hereby acknowledged, he the said
George C. Washington hath granted,
bargained, and sold, released, en-

feoffed and confirmed, and by these
presents does grant, bargain, and sell,
release, enfeoff, and confirm to the
said David English his heirs and
assigns the following lot, parts of
lots, and real property lying and
being in Washington City afore-
said, to wit, the whole of Lot Num-
ber sixteen (16) in square number
six hundred and thirty four (634)
and so known and distinguished
on the plan of said City, contain-
ing five thousand, three hundred,
and fifty seven square feet (5357 sq. ft.),
and also parts of Lots Numbers six
and seven (6 & 7) in said square num-
ber six hundred and thirty four (634)
and also so known and distin-
guished on the plan of said City
being the parts of said Lots six and
seven heretofore conveyed by Daniel
Carroll to Gen’l George Washington by
deed dated the third of October seventeen
hundred and ninety eight, said parts
of Lots numbers six and seven aforesaid,
lying to the west of, and contiguous to
Lot number sixteen aforesaid, and run-
ning from the northwest and southwest
corners of said Lot sixteen to New Jersey
avenue and containing together five
thousand, three hundred, and fifty five

(5355 sq. ft.) together with all the buildings im-
provements and privileges belonging or
appertaining to said Lot sixteen and
said parts of Lots six and seven in
square six hundred & thirty four, and
all the right title interest and claim
both of the complainants and defendant
in the suit in Chancery aforesaid;
To have and to hold the said Lot
sixteen and the said parts of Lots six
and seven with the buildings im-
provements and privileges aforesaid,
and all the right, title interest and
claim of complainants and defen-
dant, aforesaid to him the said David
English his heirs and assigns for ever
and to his and their only proper use
and behoof. In Testimony whereof
the said George C. Washington hath
hereto set his hand and affixed his
seal the day and year first hereinbe-
fore written.
Signed, sealed, & de-
livered in the presence of
the words “two thousand & sixty four
dollars & fifteen cents” in 9th and 10th
lines of the 2nd page from the top
being first erased & the words
“one thousand, four hundred & forty
six dollars & twelve cents” inter-
lined & written over the erasure.)
Thos. Corcoran G.C. Washington {seal}
Att. Trustee 
G.C. Washington, Trustee
Deed to pur-
chasers of Gen’l G. Wash-
Ington’s lotts in the
City of Washington.

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George Corbin Washington, George Washington's great-nephew, sold Washington's Capitol Hill land lots in the District of Columbia to David English. The General's townhouse on Capitol Hill was destroyed by fire during the War of 1812. George Corbin Washington served as a trustee of George Washington's land in Washington, D.C.

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