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Deed with corrections from George and Martha Washington to John Parke Custis for land in Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia

Deed with corrections from George and Martha Washington to John Parke Custis for land in Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia
Date: 1778
This is a draft of a 1778 deed with corrections from George and Martha Washington to John Parke Custis for 1981 acres of land in Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, unsigned.


George Washington to Nathan Chapman

George Washington to Nathan Chapman
Date: 1774
This is a note from George Washington authorizing payment of 1 pound, 15 shillings, and 10 pence to Mr. Nathan Chapman for his portion of the expenses of exploring, surveying, and patenting a parcel of land, dated January 25, 1774.


Mount Rushmore, South Dakota under Construction

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota under Construction
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1936-1938
While on one of his two photographic excursions to South Dakota, Louis Palenske photographed the construction of Mount Rushmore. In an unusual instance, Palenske rotated the Korona Panoramic View Camera vertically when he photographed the monument. Notice that workers are sculpting Lincoln's face in this view. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Washington Monument, Dedication of the

Washington Monument, Dedication of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter, dated December 31, 1884, is from Albert Ordway, Chief of Staff, in regards to the dedication of the Washington Monument to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Ordway enclosed the program for the dedication and requested a representative for Kansas at the ceremonies. The dedication of the Washington Monument was on February 21st, 1885.


Washington's Birthday celebration

Washington's Birthday celebration
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter, January 19, 1871, from Chairman of the Committee on Invitation, A. S. Solomons invites Kansas Governor Harvey to attend the celebration of President Washington's birthday on February 20th and 21st at Washington D. C.


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