Thomas Jefferson’s Land Grant for 8½ Acres in Bedford County

Thos Jefferson 8½ Acres BedfordExd

James Wood Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that by Virtue of a Land office Treasury Warrant Number one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, issued the third day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety six, There is Granted by the said Commonwealth unto Thomas Jefferson a certain tract or parcel of Land Containing eight and a half Acres by survey bearing date the thirtieth day of March one thousand Seven hundred and ninety six, lying and being in the County of Bedford on the drafts of Elk Creek and bounded as followeth to Wit Beginning at his own and Watts’s corner Box oak and red Oak thence along his own lines North fifty degrees East forty poles to his corner forked red oak, south twenty five degrees East seventy five poles to Watts’s corner pointers, thence along his line, North sixty degrees West seventy poles to the beginning, with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land with its Appurtenances To the said Thomas Jefferson and his Heirs forever In Witness whereof the said James Wood Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath1 hereunto set his Hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be Affixed at Richmond on the twenty seventh day of March In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven and of the Commonwealth the Twenty first

James Wood
Tr (Vi: RG 4, Virginia Land Office Grant Book, 36:413); in a clerk’s hand; incorrectly dated March instead of April.
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1Manuscript: “hath hath.”