Virginia documents, 1770-1913.

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Barbour, James, 1775-1842. Virginia documents, 1770-1913.

Virginia documents, 1770-1913.

Include appointment, 25 October 1770, of James Lane as sheriff of Loudoun County, Va., signed by William Nelson; appointment, 27 November 1783, of justices of the peace for Loudoun County, Va., also assigning them special powers to hear criminal cases involving slaves, signed by Benjamin Harrison; and order, 2 January 1778, to George Rogers Clark to raise a force to attack a British post at Kaskaskia, Ill., signed by Patrick Henry. Also include appointment, 11 December 1844, of William Massie as sheriff of Nelson County, Va., signed by James McDowell; and commissions, 1787-1830, for officers in the Virginia Militia, predominantly from Rockbridge County, Va., including a commission for James McClung, signed by James Barbour, John Floyd, James Monroe, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Page, James Pleasants, Thomas M. Randolph, and James Wood. Also include certificates, 1912-1913, of the electors from Virginia of votes for president and vice-president for the election of 1912, one signed by William Hodges Mann.

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Virginia. Militia

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Nelson, William, 1711-1772

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William Nelson was the son of Thomas Nelson who arrived in Yorktown, Va., from England in 1705. Thomas was a successful merchant whose business concerns passed to his son William upon his death. William operated a sizeable business both retail and wholesale. His main store was located on Main Street in Yorktown. Others were located on the waterfront. In addition to being a successful merchant, William was a prominent leader in Virginia politics. As President of the Governor's Council, Nelson ser...

Randolph, Thomas M. (Thomas Mann), 1768-1828

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Congressman; governor of Virginia; son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson. From the description of Letters : Washington, D.C., to Dr. William Bache, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1804 February 11 and November 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793170 U.S. Congressman, 1803-1807; governor of Virginia, 1819-1822; and son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson; from Albemarle Co., Va. From the description of Letters, 1813-1825. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record ...

Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791

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Signer of Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Edmund Pendleton, 1776 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503405 Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Robert Morris and portrait, 1776 September 13 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228090 Benjamin Harrison (1726-179...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

Barbour, James, 1775-1842

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Merchant from Virginia, grandfather of James Barbour, 1775-1842 From the guide to the James Barbour letter, 1781, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) James Barbour (1775-1842) was a Virginia planter and political figure. From the description of James Barbour correspondence, 1792-1848. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122408278 From the guide to the James Barbour correspondence, 1792-1848, (The New York Public Library. Manuscri...

Virginia (Colony). Governor, 1770-1771 (Nelson)

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Page, John, 1744-1808

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John Page (1744 – October 11, 1808) was a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as Governor of Virginia. From the guide to the Memorandum, 1775, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) John Page was born and lived at Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and the closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson. He became...

Floyd, John, 1783-1837

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John Floyd (April 24, 1783 – August 17, 1837) was a Virginia politician and soldier. He represented Virginia in the United States House of Representatives and later served as the 25th Governor of Virginia. During his career in the House of Representatives, Floyd was an advocate of settling the Oregon Country, unsuccessfully arguing on its behalf from 1820 until he left Congress in 1829; the area did not become a territory of the United States until 1848. In 1832, Floyd received votes for t...

Pleasants, James, 1769-1836

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Member of U.S. Congress (1803-1811), U.S. Senator (1819-1822), and governor of Virginia (1822-1825). From the description of Letters, 1818-1855. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39390404 ...

Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1757-1820.

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Wilson Cary Nicholas, from Albemarle County, Virginia, fought in the Revolution, and became a politician, serving in the Virginia General Assembly, 1784-89, 1794-1799, as a U.S. senator, 1799-1804, and as a congressman, 1807-1809. He was governor of Virginia from 1814-1816, and a close associate of Jefferson. From the description of Papers, 1800-1805, 1815-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609119 The son of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) and Anne Cary Nicholas (173...

Mann, William Hodges, 1843-1927

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Governor of Virginia, 1910-1914. From the description of Papers of William Hodges Mann, 1876-ca. 1930. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958674 William Hodges Mann of Nottoway County served as governor of Virginia, 1910-14. As a vice-president of the Virginia Anti-Saloon League, he campaigned for statewide prohibition. From the description of Letters and invitation, 1909-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122601825 Virginia governor, 1910...

Massie, William E. (American architect, contemporary)

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Wood, James, 1741-1813

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Virginia legislator and Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers of James Wood [manuscript], 1746-1787. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647859413 Revolutionary War officer and governor of Virginia (1796-1799). From the description of James Wood letter to Littleton Waller Tazewell [manuscript], 1799 September 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874525 Virginia Governor. From the description of Le...

McDowell, James, 1795-1851

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Governor of Virginia, U.S. Representative, and planter. From the description of Papers, 1767-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19934292 James McDowell (October 13, 1795–August 24, 1851) was a U.S. Congressman and Governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1846. From the guide to the Gov. James McDowell Land Grant to Samuel Blackburn, 1843 June 30, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Governor and U.S. representat...

McClung, James, active 1779

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Hosptial director. From the description of James McClung petition, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981529 ...

Lane, James M. (James Max)

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Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

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Surveyor; noted Indian fighter in the American midwest in the latter half of the 18th century. From the description of Documents, 1778-1818. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28287330 American Revolutionary Colonel in the Old Northwest. Clark first came to Detroit from Cleveland in 1817, and was followed by his parents in a commercial fisherman and deputy collector of customs in China, Mich. (from M.P.C., I, 501-507: Clark's "Recollections".) (blue ...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...