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Collection of manuscript items

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Collection of manuscript items, 1756-1865
Title
Collection of manuscript items
Inclusive dates
1756-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1756-1865, collected by Mary Bain Harrison (d. 1989) of Richmond, Virginia containing two unsigned letters, 27 August and 10 September 1782, from James Madison (1751-1836) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) of Caroline County, Virginia, discussing a fugitive slave belonging to Pendleton's nephew, financial problems, and current events, including the court martial of Captain Richard Lippincott for the hanging of Joshua Huddy; the fragment of an address leaf directed to Edmund Pendleton, Caroline County, docketed Thomas Jefferson, May 12, 178[?]; copy of an account, 1761, taken from the book of proportions and signed by George Wythe (1726-1806), clerk of the House of Burgesses; deed, 27 August 1756, for land in Caroline and Albemarle Counties, buildings, livestock, and slaves, from Lunsford Lomax of Caroline County and Philip Grymes, Middlesex County, recorded by the General Court 21 August 1756; letter, 13 December 1842, from Mary T. Harrison, Hanover County, to her father Robert H. Harrison, King William County, describing her journey from King William County to Hanover County; letters, 1862-1864, from Andrew F. Goolsby, Company E, 46th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, to his sister Ann E. McElsom, describing the Peninsular Campaign, the 1864 Valley Campaign, and Grant's siege of Petersburg; request, 21 January 1865, from John R. Woods to the treasurer of the Confederacy asking payment of interest on two Confederate States bonds; and birth, marriage, and death records of the Harrison family
  • The two letters from James Madison to Edmund Pendleton apparently have not been published. Enclosure referred to in Madison's letter of 10 September 1782 not present
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Vi
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Collection of manuscript items
Arrangement
Chronological in three folders.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
White, Esther
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000488197
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items.

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