Lot 27
  • 27

Washington, George.

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Autograph document signed ("G. Washington")

  • ink on paper
statement to the estate of Captain Robert Strobo, "on acct. of the Proclamation of 1754", detailing five separate payments from 1770-1774 totalling £40 6s 7d, 1 page, oblong 8vo, 25 January 1774, frayed at edges, browned, mounted on backing paper

Catalogue Note

Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie's Proclamation of 1754 promised 200,000 acres of land east of the Ohio would be granted to those who volunteered fight in the Seven Years' War. Washington petitioned the government on behalf of the men who served under him in the Virginia Regiment for the distribution of this land and, as this document shows, took responsibility for ensuring that his former soldiers received monies owed to them.
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