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Edmund Pendleton papers

Edmund Pendleton papers, 1772-1800
Edmund Pendleton papers
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  • Papers, 1772-1800, of Edmund Pendleton of Caroline County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, dated 16 September 1772, to William Cabell, Jr. (ca. 1730-1798), of Amherst County, Virginia, concerning a suit by Cabell's father, includes transcript; a letter, dated 9 June 1773, to Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning the the estates of John Spotswood (1724-1758) and of John Robinson (1704-1766) of Caroline County; a letter, dated 23 February 1776, to an unknown recipient discussing Virginia's lead mines and a purchase of wool; a letter, dated 25 November 1793, to an unknown recipient regarding the validity of land patents in the Holston River Valley, includes transcript; a letter, dated 8 March 1800, to Governor James Monroe (1758-1831) declining to offer an opinion on a judicial matter; and a court order, n.d., in suit of Nathaniel Pendleton (1715-1793) and John Latane (b. 1722) vs. Waters Dunn and John Burnett
  • Items a-e can be found in David J. Mays, editor, THE LETTERS AND PAPERS OF EDMUND PENDLETON, 2 volumes
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Edmund Pendleton was born 9 September 1721 in Caroline County, Virginia, to Henry Pendleton (1683-1721) and Mary Taylor Pendleton (1688-1770). He married first Elizabeth Roy 21 January 1741/2 and she died in child birth 17 November 1742. Pendleton then married Sarah Pollard (1725-1815) in June 1743. Pendleton was licensed to practice law in frontof the general court in 1745, and was appointed a justice for Caroline County in 1751. He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1752. Pendleton was a member of all five Virginia Conventions in 1775-1776, and was a member of the 1788 convention and supported ratifying the federal Constitution. Pendleton died in Richmond, Virginia, 26 October 1803.
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Edmund Pendleton papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Benjamin, Walter R.
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  • leaves and 6
  • p.

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