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Collection Reference Number GLC03436.13
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1817 
Title Authorization for the transfer of property
Date 28 April 1817
Author Tayloe, John (fl. 1817)  
Additional authors Brent, Robert (1764-1819) Forrest, Rick (fl. 1817) Jordan, Maria C. (fl. 1817) Lomax, John Tayloe (1781-1862)
Document Type Land transaction document
Content Description Lomax, Forrest, and Jordan sign as witnesses. Brent, Justice of the Peace for Washington, D.C., signs separately as a witness. In his absence, Tayloe authorizes Lomax, his attorney, to act as a trustee of the estate of the deceased Ralph Wormeley. As trustees, Tayloe and Lomax transfer a parcel of Wormeley's land to Samuel Layre, who bought the land in a private sale. Document is frayed along the edges, resulting in some text loss.
Subjects Estate  Finance  Land Transaction  Law  
People Brent, Robert (1764-1819)  Forrest, Rich (fl. 1817)  Jordan, Maria C. (fl. 1817)  Lomax, John Tayloe (1781-1862)  Tayloe, John (fl. 1817)  Wormeley, Ralph (fl. 1806-1817)  Layre, Samuel (fl. 1817)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Banking & Economics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859