The Resource History of Col. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia and Communication

History of Col. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia and Communication

Label
History of Col. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia and Communication, 1800
Title
History of Col. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia and Communication
Inclusive dates
1800
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"History of Colo. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia" and "Communication' both written by Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) of Caroline County and Richmond, Virginia, to defend his one-time legal ward and friend John Taylor (1753-1824) against charges of being an anarchist, friend of France, enemy of America, and office-seeker. In the "History," Pendleton outlines Taylor's service as an officer in the Continental army during the American Revolution, his service in the Virginia House of Delegates and at the 1788 ratifying convention, and as an United States Senator from Virginia. The "Communication" continues Pendleton's defense of Taylor, discussing his plantation and his opposition to the U.S. Constitution in 1788
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
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 childbirth 17 November 1742. Pendleton then married Sarah Pollard (1725-1815) in June 1743. Pendleton was licensed to practice law in front of 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. He also served on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Pendleton died in Richmond, Virginia, 26 October 1803.
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Vi
Label
History of Col. John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia and Communication
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Taylor, Henry, Jr.
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000487737
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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