Do any of you use per document or per plat, even if the dedication is from another document? I like using per for something like this: 50' r/w per Plat Book I, Page 2, because I don't know where the r/w was originally platted.
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Dear Mr. Barnett,
Use of the word "per" is a good choice and an economical one in the contest you gave.
I recommend using "as per" so the reader doesn't have to assume the "as".
"50' r/w as per Plat Book I, Page 2" expresses with precision your source.
A good point, "shown" especially if the document to which you refer is graphic or "described" if the document is descriptive. I think grammatically, "as per" is still literally correct.
I ALWAYS use per. How else can you expect the others following you to know where you got the data. Whether it is correct or not, you have told them where you got the information and it helps them figure out why you did what you did. I reference everything that I used both in general notes and when practical on the actual map where it is relevant. The purpose of your map is to show what you found and why.
I always show where my information came from, but I have ran across some people that only like using "per" if that document dedicated, and "as shown on" for documents that only list the information even if they don't list the original document.