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Survey map of William Corbit's house lot

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Survey map of William Corbit's house lot

Odessa, Delaware

June 9, 1777

Philip Reading

7-3/8 in x 8-1/2 in Ink on laid paper

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Mrs. D. Meredith Reese


"Surveyed for Mr William Corbit the 9th Day of June 1777 /  Philip Reading" is written across the bottom.  A second, much later inscription is written on the back, "Lot. / 46 perches / on which stands / the Mansion House / Erected by my Father / Wm. Corbit / Danl. Corbit / Cantwells Bridge / 1839" (see accompanying image).

This survey of William Corbit's property, made by Philip Reading in 1777, includes a sketch of the house.  For another survey, dated 1839, see acc. no. 1963.163.

Sweeney, Colonial Grandeur, 38-39, 42.