1779 Land Warrant for William Preston

Title

1779 Land Warrant for William Preston

Subject

Montgomery County (Va.)

Description

Land Office Treasury Warrant dated 4 December 1779 authorizing William Preston to survey 200 acres of land for William Preston. Single sheet with hand-sewn repair of tear and red wax seal. Preston Preston (1729-1783) was a surveyor, commissioner, and militia colonel. He and his wife Susannah built Smithfield Plantation in present-day Blacksburg.

Creator

Commonwealth of Virginia

Publisher

Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center

Date

4 December 1779

Rights

All Rights Reserved. Please contact the Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center for permission to reproduce this item. Donated to the Montgomery Museum by Gin Hickok in 1990.

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

90.07.01

Coverage

Montgomery County
VA
Blacksburg
1770-1780

Files

90.07.01_a_web.jpg
90.07.01_b_web.jpg

Citation

Commonwealth of Virginia, “1779 Land Warrant for William Preston,” Montgomery County Memory Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://montgomerymuseum.omeka.net/items/show/98.

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