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Pursuant to a warrant ....I have Survey'd for Captn Geo: Johnston a certain tract of waste and ungranted Land scituate in Frederick County and on Long Marsh

1751
Origin: America, Jefferson County, West Virginia
OH: 12 1/8" x OW: 7 1/4"
Ink on laid paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Barry, III, Mr. and Mrs. Macon F. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moorman, IV, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Roberts.
Acc. No. 2017-221
The top line of text reads: "Pursuant to a warrant from the Proprietors Office to be directed/ have Survey'd for Cap.tn Geo: Johnston a certain tract of waste/ and ungranted land situate in Frederick County and on Long Marsh bounded as followeth [Viz]..."
Label:In 1751, George Washington surveyed a 467 acre tract of land for Captain George Johnston in Frederick County, Virginia, which is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. He was barely nineteen years old. For this survey, Johnston paid the young man 2 pounds 3 shillings. The names of Washington's assitants are written at the bottom left corner of the page. John Ragan and Edward Welch served as chain carriers. Mr. Thomas Wadlington was the marker. A few months later, Washington made his first land purchase on nearby Bullskin Creek.

Between 1749 and 1752, Washington completed over 190 surveys, primarily in Frederick County, and the areas that made up the westernmost area of the disputed Northern Neck of Virginia.

This copy is published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), # 101, pp. 103-106.