Note from George Wyley to Daniel Clarke of Fairfax County C0350
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The 18th century was a lively time in Fairfax County, VA history. After being under the control of many different entities, in 1690 the area became controlled by the Fairfax family. Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax left the land in the charge of his cousin, William Fairfax. In 1742, the area ceased to be part of Prince William County and officially became Fairfax County.
Small, handwritten note from George Wyley to Daniel Clarke of Fairfax County, VA. Wyley asks Clarke's assistance in getting a man named Samuel Gates a "lisence."
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Note from George Wyley to Daniel Clarke of Fairfax County, C0350, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
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Reprocessing completed by Amanda Brent in May 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in May 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.
"A Brief History of Fairfax County." Fairfax County. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/sites/planning-zoning/files/assets/documents/historic/history275.pdf (accessed May 16, 2019).
"Timeline of Fairfax County History." Fairfax County. https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/local-history/timeline (accessed May 16, 2019).