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    Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania Land Survey Book, entitled "Book of Draughts", with dates between 1773 and 1792. The book (6" x 7.5") is bound in paper and consists of twenty-two pages with twenty-one hand-drawn maps. Each map contains an explanation which includes the number of acres per tract, geographical coordinates of tracts, names of owners, and dates. Most tracts belonged to William Maclay, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Minor tears, mostly at the margins. Toned and slightly soiled.

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    Maps "No. 17" and "No. 18" contain the explanation that the two tracts were confiscated from a Revolutionary War Loyalist: "The following two tracts of land, Nos. 17 and 18, and one other in the name of Christian Vought of 159 acres at foot of the Chesnut mountains. . . . Vought went to the British during the war of the Revolution. A Confiscation took place. William Maclay prosecuted his claim for half; and obtained a Decree of the Supreme Court at Carlisle for a moiety on the 25th May 1780."



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    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
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