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    Governor Thomas Jefferson grants land in Kentucky to an assignee of Patrick Henry for the service of a French and Indian War veteran

    Thomas Jefferson Document Signed "Th:Jefferson" as governor of Virginia. One partly-printed page, 8" x 12.5" (sight), Richmond, June 30, 1780. The document states in part that "in consideration of Military Service performed by Richard Omohundro as a corporal in the late War between Great Britain & France according to the terms of the King of Great Britain proclamation of 1763 there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said Anthony Thompson assignee of Robert Johnson whom is an assignee of Patrick Henry wh[om] is an assignee of the said Richard Omohundro . . . Two hundred acres lying and being in the County of Kentucky on the Ohio River opposite to the mouth of Siotto [Sciotto] River."

    Following the English victory over France in the French and Indian War, King George III issued the Proclamation of 1763 in an attempt to organize the newly acquired territory, partly by granting some of those lands to British soldiers. Anthony Thompson was granted some of this "in consideration" of Corporal Omohundro's service during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). When the Revolutionary War ended, three years after this document was signed, Great Britain's western lands, including the "County of Kentucky," were ceded to the United States. The document is dampstained (Jefferson's signature is slightly affected) with separations at some folds; a tape repair exists along an upper fold separation. The left and right edges contain nicks and small tears. A large red wax seal rests in the lower left corner. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25" x 19".

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