Richard Henry Lee Papers 1763-1823

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Richard Henry Lee Papers, 1763-1823

Richard Henry Lee Papers 1763-1823

A politician and arch revolutionary, Richard Henry Lee was an impassioned supporter of American independence from the mid-1760s. Born into one of the most prominent families in the colony on January 20, 1732, Lee was bred to a political life, serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses during the Stamp Act and Non-importation crises, helping convey his state into the revolutionary camp. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, Lee was the first to officially move that a declaration of independence be drafted, and he ended his public career as a principled opponent of ratification of the Constitution and as Virginia's first U.S. Senator. He died at home in Virginia in June 1794. A small, but highly valuable collection, the papers of Richard Henry Lee document the political life and activities of one of the most ardent revolutionaries in Virginia. The 0.5 linear feet of letters (193 items), most addressed to Lee, are an important resource for study of pre-Revolutionary political agitation in Virginia, the increasing connections forged between the colonies, and the political course of the war. To a lesser degree the collection documents Lee's late-life anti-federalism. Among the major correspondents are Lee's brothers Arthur and William, and such leaders in the revolutionary cause as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Charles Lee, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Jones, William

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Epithet: of Norton-under-Cannock, county Staffordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x00016e Epithet: Reverend; Perpetual Curate of Nayland 1777 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000174 Epithet: gardener, of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...

United States. Congress

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Floridablanca, José Moñino y Redondo, conde de, 1728-1808

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José Moñino y Redondo, Conde de Floridablanca, was a successful criminal prosecutor who was named Spanish ambassador to Pope Clement XIV in 1772. He became chief minister of King Charles III in 1777 where he initiated reforms in bureaucracy, education, and foreign policy. He was driven from power in 1792 by the Aragonese faction at court, but returned to authority briefly after the Napoleonic invasion of 1808. From the description of Conde de Floridablanca report, 1788-1789. (Louis...