On 3 Mar 1784, Thomas Whitledge surveyed this tract for Reuben Case based on an act of the Virginia Assembly designed to provide land for individuals who were unable to raise the necessary money to purchase treasury warrants themselves. You may read the original Act on a page at the Kentucky Secretary of State website here. Below are images of the survey and deed, as well as transcriptions of the two documents.
Surveyed for Rubin Case 378 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a certificate from the county court of Jefferson pursuant to an act of assembly for the relief of certain poor persons now resident on the western frontier duly entered on the north side of Salt River and adjoining Peter Shepherd's 900 acre survey that lies on the said river at the falls and bounded as followeth (viz) Beginning at three elms northeast corner to the said Shepherd's 900 acre tract, thence N 37 E 180 poles to two chestnut oaks, a white oak & pine tree on a hill, thence N 89 W 360 poles to a black oak, white oak and elm at a small branch corner to Charles Boone's 500 acre tract, then along the said Boone's line S 70 E 300 poles to two hickories & a white oak corner to Peter Shepherd's 900 acre tract, then along his line N 53 E 249 poles to the beginning. March 3d 1784. Thomas Whitledge, assistant surveyor
Virginia Grant Book 6, pages 368-9
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 certificate from the county court of Jefferson and in consideration of an act of general assembly passed at the session held in the month of May 1783 entitled an act for the relief of certain persons now resident on the western frontier, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Reubin Case a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and seventy eight acres by survey bearing date the third day of March 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the north side of the river adjoining Peter Shepherd's nine hundred acre survey that lies on the said river at the falls and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at three elms northeast corner to the said Shepherd's nine hundred acre survey tract, thence North thirty seven degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to two chestnut oaks, a white oak and pine tree on a hill, thence North eighty nine degrees West three hundred and sixty poles to a black oak, white oak and elm at a small branch corner to Charles Boon's five hundred acre tract, thence along the said Boone's line South ten degrees East three hundred poles to two hickories and white oak corner to Peter Shepherd's nine hundred acre tract, thence along his line North fifty three degrees East two hundred and forty nine 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 Reubin Case 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 fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty six and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) P. Henry
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