QUERY: George Washington's six blocks of land

Seth Barrett Tillman's picture

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 Barrett Tillman, Lecturer
Maynooth University Department of Law

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