This document is a notice of the sale of the Clifton land on May 20, 1760, signed by the commissioners, George William Fairfax, George Washington, and Charles Green. On the same page appears a copy, in Washington's handwriting, of the statement of John West Jr., Sheriff of Fairfax, that this notice has been read "in the most public place in the Town of Alexandria this day." On the verso, also in Washington's hand, is a form of acknowledgement signed by William Digges, dated June 17, 1760.

For other documents on this topic see A-680.1, A-680.2 and A-680.6. More

Date

May 1760


People


Geography

  • Written - United States

Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall (silking): 11 7/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (30.16 cm x 19.37 cm)
Other (image): 11 7/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (30.16 cm x 18.73 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1953


Marks

Verso, right edge, on second of four pieces, written vertically, in brown ink: Proceedings / of the Commissioners / in the Said / Clifton [indecipherable] Carroll + / others


Signed

Recto, center left, in brown ink: Go Washington
Recto, center right, in brown ink: GW Fairfax / G Washington / Ch. Green
Recto, bottom left corner, in brown ink: Go Washington
Recto, bottom right corner, in brown ink: John West Sheriff of Fairfax / City. also one of [indecipherable] Com. nam / in the Decree.
Verso, upper left, below text, in brown ink: GW Fairfax
Verso, upper right, below text, in brown ink: W. Digges


Object Number

A-680.4


Colors


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