Signed "Washington, SCC" (for Surveyor of Culpeper County), this survey details 400 acres of Frederick County along the North River. These lands originally belonged to George Nixon, and in 1771 were assigned to Dr. James Craik, George Washington's friend and physician, and Philip Bush. Washington recorded the survey in his field book on April 14, 1750, but may have incorrectly dated the finished document June 14, 1750. It is one of 49 he completed within a month beginning on March 30, 1750. Also named is Chainman John Lonem who frequently worked with Washington and was known as a reliable and speedy worker.


EC Rotation 24 (May 24, 2016)
Survey

Plat and written description drafted by George Washington for George Nixon, dated April 14, 1750.

MS-5834

Purchased with funds donated by Adrienne Mars, Vice Regent for Wyoming, 2008
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Date

April 14, 1750


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Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 7 1/8 in. x 12 in. (18.1 cm x 30.48 cm)


Credit

Purchased with funds donated by Adrienne Mars, Vice Regent for Wyoming, 2008


Signed

Signed on recto below text, left side of page in brown ink:
John Lonem / James Smith / George Nickxon

Signed on recto below text, right side of page in brown ink:
Washington, SCC


Object Number

MS-5834


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