1797 SIGNED Virginia HENRY LEE Document, Loudoun VA Estate, George Washington For Sale
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1797 SIGNED Virginia HENRY LEE Document, Loudoun VA Estate, George Washington :
RARE 1797 Handwritten Indenture Legal Agreement Written and SIGNED by Henry Lee
By Henry Lee
Written: June 26, 1797.
Single sheet, folded in half and fourths. Some separation and tears along the fold lines. A few tape repairs, not covering any text. Waterstained along two corners (see pic) which does affect the brigthness of the ink, but not the legibility. Framed in double-sided glass. One side of the glass has cracked, with tape repair (see pic). Suitable for reframing and further preservation. Guaranteed original!
Early Virginia manuscript document written and SIGNED by Henry Lee (father of Robert E. Lee). Concerns an indenture agreement for a William Woodford, who leased land from Henry Lee on what was known asWhitehall Estate. This property was part of 2,941 acres patented to George Carter in 1731 by his father Robert (King) Carter and then in 1768 to John Augustine Washington (George Washington's brother). When William Woodford leased the land in 177 it was owned by Henry Lee. Later, Woodford's widowed daughter-in-law married James Hill, and in 1864 the land was owned by a descendant, Washington Hill. George Washington is known to have traveled through Snicker's Gap many times including when in the employ of Lord Fairfax as a surveyor and on trips to survey in the Shenandoah Valley. Whitehall Estate is located in Virginia on the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains on the western edge of Loudoun County, Virginia in the area originally known as Snicker's Gap - the main pathway in the area to traverse over the Blue Ridge Mountain to the Shenandoah River and Valley beyond. Historic Whitehall website.
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