Mason, George, 1725-1792

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Birth 1725-12-11
Death 1792-10-07

Biographical notes:

Mason was a U.S. statesman; as a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, he signed the Constitution.

From the description of [Letter] 1784 Aug. 4, Gunston Hall [to] Col. John Fitzgerald / G. Mason. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 271131801

American planter and Revolutionary statesman.

From the description of Receipt signed : [n.p.], 1777 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609532

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gunston Hall, to Patrick Henry, 1783 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606249

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Gunston Hall, to Willson [sic] Nicholas, 1790 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606251

American statesman, Virginian jurist, and constitutionalist.

From the description of Letters of George Mason, 1779-1787. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960038

Businessman, planter, and statesman.

From the description of Papers of George Mason, 1750-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454978

From the description of George Mason family papers, circa 1780-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068410

Under the Act of 1776 of the Virginia General Assembly, the Committee of Revisors had "full power and authority to revise, alter, amend, repeal, or introduce all or any" of the laws of the state. Thomas Jefferson was appointed chairman of the Committee, which included Thomas Ludwell Lee, George Mason, Edmund Pendleton and George Wythe.

From the description of Plan settled by the Committee of Revisors in Fredricksburg January 1777, 1777 January 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538548


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