George Washington drafted this survery of his Mount Vernon property in early October 1759. "I endeavourd to find out the true bounds of my Mount Vernon Tract of Land - but not knowing where it divided from Spencer's part on the River, nor being able to find Harrison Cornr. Ash mentioned in his Deed to stand on the River side at the Mouth of the Blind Pocoson - I began at two Ash trees and an Elm looking abt 10 poles above ye Mouth of the Run that comes out of the blind Pocoson and Reversd the divding course of my Land."


AD (Autograph Document) One sheet, text on recto and verso. Large watermark, center of sheet. The watermark is round with a crown on top but as a result of silking it is extremely difficult to make out.


October 1-2, 1759




Ink, laid paper


Overall (silking): 12 1/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (31.12 cm x 20.96 cm)
Other (image): 12 1/4 in. x 7 5/8 in. (31.12 cm x 19.37 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr., 1914


Verso, center of left edge, in light brown ink: 448 / 390 / 838 - poles / eql. to 2 1/2 Miles and 38 poles

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Colors (Beta)

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