The Resource 1774-1784
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- Accounts of the company with David Jamieson, 1774-1784, and correspondence concerning the annual meeting of the company in late 1784 are included. Jamieson appears to have been acting as treasurer of the company at this time. Other correspondents are William Nelson and Dr. Thomas Walker
- Biographical or historical data
- In 1763 George Washington and others organized an unincorporated syndicate known as "The Company Engaged in the Grant of Land in the Dismal Swamp," later known as Dismal Swamp Company. The Company eventually acquired over 40,000 acres of land in the Dismal Swamp. Washington and his partners were convinced that portions of the land could be drained and reclaimed as rich farming land. Prior to his death, Washington valued his holdings in the company land at $ 20,000.
- Cataloging source
- Citation source
- Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A Guide To Business Records In The Virginia State Library And Archives. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
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- Location of originals duplicates
- William R. Perkins Library,
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