Buried in the musty, dusty archives of Marietta College was a long lost treasure. Inside a folder titled “Unknwon Deeds” were deeds signed by none other that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
The deeds were found by Linda Showalter, a Special Collections Associate. It’s a good thing she found them as they’d almost faded away. A couple of more years and they would have been completely unreadable.
One of the deeds is for 214,285 acres in Ohio County. It was dated 10 May 1792.
The documents are very fragile. They will be sent for preservation so that future generations will be able to research them.