*<div id="Assembly"></div>General Assembly of Virginia, October 1776, in an Act establishing the town of Bath at Berkeley Springs, VA (later WV) (quoted in Gardiner and Gardiner 1938: 50–51) <ref> Gardiner and Gardiner 1938, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/keywords_in_early_american_landscape_design/items/itemKey/DK298NQE view on Zotero].</ref>
:“About a fortnight ago I came “Whereas it hath been represented to this place with Mrs Washington General Assembly, that the laying off of fifty acres of land in lots and her daughterstreets for a town at the Warm Springs in the county of Berkeley, will be of great utility by encouraging the latter purchasers thereof to build convenient houses for accommodating numbers of infirm persons, who frequent those springs yearly for the recovery of their health: Be it enacted,. . . That fifty acres of whom land adjoining the said springs, being troubled with a complaintpart of a larger tract of land, which the efficacy property of the Right Thomas Lord Fairfax, or other person or persons holding the same by a grant or conveyance of these Waters it him, be and is thought might removehereby vested in Bryan Fairfax, Thomas Bryan Martin, Warner Washington, the Reverend Charles Mynn Thurston, Robert Rutherford, Alexander White, Philip Pendleton, Samuel Washington, William Ellzey, Van Searingen, Thomas Hite, James N. Edmundson, James Nourse, Gentlemen, trustees, we resolvd to try be by them, or any seven of them, but have found little benefit as yet from laid out into lots of one quarter of an acre each with convenient streets, which shall be and the experiment; what same is hereby established a Week or two more may dotown, we know not, & therefore are inclind by the name of Bath. . . . The said lots to put them be sold at public auction. . . . The purchasers building a dwelling house twelve feet square at least…trustees to pay the Testmoney from the sale to Thomas Lord Fairfax.  :''And be it was with much pleasure however I hear by Mr Clingan that you stand in no need of assistance from these further enacted'', That all the said Warm Springs which I find are applied to in all casesexcept one large and convenient spring suitable for a bath, altho. there shall be a moral certainty of their hurting vested in the said trustees in some—Many poortrust, miserable objects are now attending here, which I hope will receive to and for the desired public use and benefit, as I dare say they are deprivd of the means of obtaining any and for no other relief, from their Indigent Circumstancespurpose whatsoever.” [[#Assembly_cite|back up to History]]
*<div id="Washington_1777"></div>[[George Washington|Washington, George]], October 27, 1777, in a letter to Samuel Washington describing his purchase of land at Berkeley Springs, VA (later WV)<ref> Washington Papers, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-12-02-0030.</ref>
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