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John Adams land grant signed as President, dated 22 May 1800, awarding Brigadier General William Woodford 2,500 acres in Ohio between the ''Little Miami and Sciota Rivers''. Land was awarded to General Woodford for his military service in the Revolutionary War; General Woodford served with George Washington in the French and Indian War and was promoted to General in 1777 before being wounded at the Battle of Brandywine. In 1779 he was captured in the Battle of Charleston and, in 1780, died aboard a British prison ship. Woodford Counties in Kentucky and Illinois are named in his honor. Document is countersigned by Charles Lee as ''executing the office'' of Secretary of State, and also by Secretary of War James McHenry upon the verso. Original blindstamped seal is intact. Grant measures 13'' x 15''. Expected light wear to vellum, and a small triangular portion of paper loss to lower left. Overall in very good plus condition with an exceptionally bold signature by Adams.
John Adams 1800 Land Grant Signed as President With Bold Signature -- Awarding Revolutionary War General William Woodford 2,500 Acres in OhioJohn Adams 1800 Land Grant Signed as President With Bold Signature -- Awarding Revolutionary War General William Woodford 2,500 Acres in OhioJohn Adams 1800 Land Grant Signed as President With Bold Signature -- Awarding Revolutionary War General William Woodford 2,500 Acres in Ohio
John Adams 1800 Land Grant Signed as President With Bold Signature -- Awarding Revolutionary War General William Woodford 2,500 Acres in Ohio
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