On 17 Jan 1783, John Handley surveyed 400 acres for Jesse Rude along Long Lick Creek. Rude received a deed to the tract on 16 Feb 1785. The plat drawing has been rotated to more correctly orient it. A discussion of the relationship of this survey with adjacent ones may be found on another page.
"Surveyed for Jesse Reede 400 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a presumption warrant No. 795. Beginning at two maples & gum standing on the west side of the Valley Road leading from Bullits Lick near the foot of a high nob on the west side of the said road and about 3/4 of a mile from the Long Lick and about 6 poles from the said road thence running N 25 E 200 poles to a gum and small white oak, thence S 65 E 320 poles to 3 small beeches, thence S 25 W 200 poles to a gum and beech, thence N 65 W 320 poles to the beginning. 17 Jan 1783. John Handley, surveyor.
Virginia Grant Book 5, Page 73
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a presumption treasury warrant number seven hundred and ninety five and issued the twenty sixth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jesse Rude a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the seventeenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty three lying and being in the county of Jefferson and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at two maples and gum standing on the west side of Valley road leading from Bullets lick near the foot of a high knob on the west side of the said road and about three quarters of a mile from the long lick and about six miles [poles] from the said road and running thence north twenty five degrees east two hundred poles to a gum and small white oak, thence south sixty five degrees east three hundred and twenty poles to three small beeches, south twenty five degrees west two hundred poles to a gum and beech, thence north sixty five degrees west three hundred and twenty poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jessee Reed and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and of the Commonwealth the ninth. (signed) Patrick Henry
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