Washington a Surveyor

Washington a Surveyor

Hearing him one day express a wish to get employment as a surveyor, Mr. Fairfax introduced and recommended him to his relative, Lord Fairfax, the inheritor of a vast tract of country lying between the Potomac and Rappahannoc Rivers, and stretching across the Alleghany Mountains.

This immense tract of land had never been surveyed; and the important and responsible office of surveying ot was now entrusted to Washingotn, who entered on his first expedition for this purpose at the age of sixteen.

Source: Pictorial Life of George Washington

By J. Frost LL.D.
Available from books.google.com

Published: 1847

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