Young Nathaniel Massie made a name for himself as a top notch surveyor who knew the Ohio Country well. He accumulated a massive amount of land in payment for his surveying services in the this new unsettled Virginia Military District. His land would only be of value if people came here to settle.
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Americans Settle the Ohio Country The U.S. Government helps the financial plight of the war veterans while helping itself to settle the newly established Northwest Territory.
Virginia Military District-3 The U.S. government’s plan to pay veterans with land.