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Scope Note: General term for documents having legal relevance.

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Plat, 643 acres of land belonging to John Augustine Washington, 1753 April 18

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1753.04.18
Identifier: 2022-SC-007-017
Scope and Contents

Plat showing the purchase of land for John Augustine Washington, acquiring 643 acres of land granted by Thomas Rutherford in Frederick (now Jefferson) County, VA. George Washington had also purchased land in Frederick County, acquiring 453 acres also from Thomas Rutherford, granted by Lord Fairfax. Autograph document, 2 pages, docketed.

Dates: 1753 April 18

Power of attorney, Lawrence Lewis for retrieval of two escaped slaves, 1831 June 10

 Item — Box 55, Folder: 1831.06.10
Identifier: 2016-SC-032
Scope and Contents

The son of George Washington's sister, Lawrence Lewis authorizes Thomas Griggs to bring back a slave named Shadrach and his brother Arlington who ran away separately from Lewis' farm near Battletown.

Dates: 1831 June 10

Quit claim deed by John Carney to George Washington, 1765 February 26

 Item — Box 33, Folder: 1765.02.26
Identifier: 2018-SC-027
Scope and Contents

Quit claim deed written on handmade laid paper in the hand of George Washington. The quit claim is by John Carney to George Washington for 200 acres of land at Cliftons, formerly Piscataway Neck, which later became part of the Mount Vernon River Farm. Signed by John Carney (his mark), Lund Washington, Walter Magowan, Eno Williams (his mark), and Thos. Bishop.

Dates: 1765 February 26

Summons, Commonwealth of Virginia to the Washington family, 1816 February 10

 Item — Box 45, Folder: 1816.02.10
Identifier: RM-957; MS-5511
Scope and Contents

A.D.S. 1 page. Summons to the Washington Family pertaining to a lawsuit.

Dates: 1816 February 10

Will, George Augustine Washington, 1795

 Item — Box 27, Folder: 1795.00.00
Identifier: RM-530; MS-4533
Scope and Contents Manuscript copy. D. 3 pages. Washington leaves his wife, Frances (Fanny Bassett), 1/4 of his plantation and stock. To son George Fayette, part of a tract in Berkeley County; 1000 acres of land "situated in the district set apart for the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on the Ohio River;" and his gold watch. To son Charles Augustine, the remaining land in Berkeley Co. and 1000 acres of the above land on Ohio River. To daughter [Anna] Maria, 666 2/3 acres of the Ohio River land, a...
Dates: 1795

Will, John Augustine Washington, 1784 June 22

 Item — Box 89 OVERSIZE, Folder: 1784.06.22
Identifier: RM-502; MS-4086
Scope and Contents

A.D.S. 4 pages. Including codicil, Nov. 19, 1785. Will of John Augustine Washington of Bushfield, younger brother of George Washington.

Dates: 1784 June 22

Wills of John Bushrod with notes by Bushrod Washington, 1719 January 26

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Three copies of the will of John Bushrod of Westmoreland County with notes by Bushrod Washington for the case Washington vs. Fauntleroy.

Dates: 1719 January 26

Writ, Judge Francis Hopkinson to Clement Biddle, 1781 October 12

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-019
Scope and Contents Francis Hopkinson, Esq., Judge for the Courts of Admiralty for the State of Pennsylvania, directs Clement Biddle Esq., Marshall for the court, to "sell at public venue the sloop or vessel called the Polly her guns, tackle, apparel, furniture and all and singular the goods, wares and merchandise laden and found on board her at the time of her capture and that after deducting the costs and charges of the trial condemnation and sale out of the monies arising from the said sale you divide the...
Dates: 1781 October 12