On September 6, 1654, Richard Bennet Esq. granted a thousand acres of land along the south bank of the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Giles Brent Junior. The plot of land did, incidentally, become a part of the Mount Vernon River Farm. George Washington purchased the tract of land in 1760 and at that time may have acquired and annotated this clerical copy of the 1654 deed. On the verso of the document, George Washington's inscription reads, "Copy, Richd Bennet, Esq., Grant, To Giles Brent for 1000 acs of Ld, 6th Septr 1654." More

Date

September 6, 1654


People


Geography

  • Written - United States

Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 6 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (16.19 cm x 20 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1969


Marks

On verso in clerk's handwriting, in brown ink:
Capt. Brent's / pat. 1000 acs


Signed

Signed on recto at end of text, in brown ink:
[illegible calligraphic mark] Matt Scubard & Matt Young C.O.


Object Number

MS-2832


Colors


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