Joseph Slaughter’s Survey of the Poplar Forest Curtilage
Beginning at the South1 branch of Tomahawk2 on Stake near a Blaze Made on a Small ash tree No 5 W 132 poles to Stake on the North West Side of the main3 Tomahawk Creek thenc N 85 E 80 poles to Stake thence S 5 E 112 poles to Stake on the Bank of the South4 Branch and a Small Maple Blazed thence up the Same as it Meanders N 89 W S 52 west the Distance about Eaqueal up the Same To the Begining—.
|Dec. 5. 1812.|
MS (ViU: TJP, TB [Thurlow-Berkeley no.] 1136 [532-k]); in Slaughter’s hand, with dateline and interlineations added by TJ.
On this date TJ had some aspen and mulberry trees planted at Poplar Forest. He also measured the distances from the east and west stairways to their respective mounds and from the north door to the gate (Notes on Poplar Forest Plantings and Geography, 1 Feb. 1811–6 Oct. 1821).
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