1789.014: Lands to be Rented or For Sale.

Published: 1789

Full Title: Lands. Lands to be rented or for sale. The Subscriber is about laying off the following twelve Tracts of Land, in lots of 100 Acres each by dividing them into Ranges of sufficient breadth to allow the 100 Acres to lie in a Square, and to leave on Range as present unsettled, and so make a Settlement of every third Lot only, on the next Range, and so on, alternately, through each Tract; by this Mode each Tenement of 100 Acres will have adjoining it five vacant Lots. … [signed] Richard Graham. Dumfries, August 22, 1789.

Author: Graham, Richard.

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Hanson & Bond

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 44 cm. x 27 cm. (broadside).


Vast land-speculation venture encompassing well over 500,000 acres in 12 tracts "all situated on the South-East Side of the Ohio River" in modern day Kentucky and West Virginia, most of them near the outlets of the Kanawha and Scioto Rivers. Sheet lacks printer credit; as Dumfries did not then host a press, imprint apparently issued from Alexandria, where such large schemes were common, particularly in the areas seen in the text here; the date of Graham's signature indicates that this was a product of the Hanson & Bond press, as their immediate predecessor, George Richards, died on July 4, 1789.

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