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Indenture, Deed of Lease from Penelope French and Benjamin Dulany to John Robertson for part of Mount Vernon tract, 1784 January 1

 Item — Box: 8, Folder: 1784.01.01
Identifier: A-516.4

Scope and Contents

D.S. 3 pages. Conveys "All that plantation now in possession of the said Penelope French called the Dogue Run plantation in Fairfax County, and adjoining the land of the Immortal George Washington and a number of slaves thereon" for an annual rent of "One hundred and thirty six pounds Gold and Silver, Dollars at six Shillings and half Joes at forty eight shillings ..." Document signed, laminated, docketed "A Lease from Penelope French and Benjamin Dulany to John Robertson January 1st 1784," 3 red seals, watermarks. Signed by Penelope French, Benj. Dulany and John Robertson - witnessed by Going Lanphier and Robert Lanphier. Some marginal notes in handwriting of George Washington.


  • Creation: 1784 January 1


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121