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A Map of General
Washington's Farm

A Map of General Washington's Farm from a Drawing Transmitted by the General.
George Washington (1732-1799)
A Map of General Washington's Farm from a Drawing Transmitted by the General.
Removed from Letters from His Excellency General Washington to Arthur Young
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London: W. J. & J. Richardson, 1801
Engraved map
Geography & Map Division (109.6)

Between 1786 and 1794 George Washington and Arthur Young exchanged nearly thirty letters, mainly on the subject of agriculture. Washington enclosed a map of his farm in a letter to Young dated December 12, 1793, and this printed map is based upon it. Originally prepared for an 1801 publication concerning the correspondence, this map describes land under cultivation on the Union, Dogue Run, Muddy Hole, Mansion House, and River Farms. The map also shows land unsuitable for agriculture because of marshes, woodlands, or topography.

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