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re: President George Washington bought land at public auction while President

 

 

My understanding is that President GW purchased 6 blocks of land in DC at public auction while he was President. 

Can anyone tell me the date or dates when GW made any one or more or all of these purchases? 

Can anyone refer me to a freely available primary or secondary source stating when any one or more or all of these purchases were made? 

Did GW bid on these blocks of land in person or through an agent? And if the latter, did the public know who the agent was acting for at the time or around the time of the purchase?

Thank you,

Seth

Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, late Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.

Yale Law Library exhibit: "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books"

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New Yale Law Library exhibit:
"Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival
of Animals in Law Books"
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A charming exhibit of animals pictured in law books opens February 1, courtesy of the Yale Law Library's Rare Book Collection. Titled "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books," the exhibit is narrated from the perspective of the animals themselves and is aimed at animal lovers of all ages.

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