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M. A. Miller [United States Circuit Court (Virginia Western District)
VIRGINIA; MINING] MAP OF THE DOUTHAT SURVEY: CONTAINING 102,000 ACRES SITUATED IN THE COUNTIES OF BATH AND ALLEGHANY, VA
Julius Bien & Co. | M. A. Miller, [Staunton, Va. The Douthat Survey was produced in 1877 under order of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District of Va. by M. A. Miller, C.E, of Staunton. ~~The survey was made for Hon. Peter McLaren, preparatory to purchasing valuable mineral lands for mining ore in that region. The extensive tract of land near Covington, Virginia, was bought by McLaren, a Canadian; he acquired with that purchase leases to mines operated by the Alleghany Mining Company that shipped ore to the Low Moor Iron plants at Covington. Because McLaren was a non-resident, the Commonwealth derived no tax revenues from the mining operation. Consternation ensued: "The great value of these properties is beyond question, yet neither the owners or the lessees pay any income tax to the state" [see Journal of the House of Delegates, State of Virginia, Session 1893-'94; House Doc. No. 3, p. 5].~~Dissected linen-backed map in color; 118 x 48 cm (43-1/4" x 18-3/4"). Some marginal tears, but very little loss. Very Good binding.
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