The Resource Items located in oversize, box 7

Items located in oversize, box 7

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Miscellany, 1793-1862, of the Lee family of Westmoreland and Prince William Counties, Virginia, consisting of a letter, dated 7 April 1793, from Thomas Lee (1758-1805) of Prince William County to his father Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) of Westmoreland County concerning Thomas's accounts with his father and personal news; a commission, dated 17 May 1793, for Thomas Hosack as an ensign in the 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia, from Governor Henry Lee (1756-1818); sketches, n.d., of an alligator and a terrapin; and pictures of Henry Lee, by Johnson, Fry, and Company from the original portrait
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Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) of Westmoreland County, Virginia, served in the House of Burgesses from 1758-1777 and 1780-1785 and in all five Virginia Conventions, 1774-1776. A member of the Continental Congress, 1774-1779 and 1784-1787, he introduced the Virginia resolution for independence which resulted in the Declaration of Independence in 1776, but did not serve on the committee which wrote it. In 1788, Lee opposed the adoption of the federal Constitution. He served as one of Virginia's first two United States senators from 1789 to 1792. Lee married first, Anne Aylett (1738-1768) 3 December 1757 and they had 4 children, including Thomas Lee (1758-1805). Lee married second Anne Gaskins (d. ca. 1796) in June or July 1769 and they had 5 children. Henry Lee (1756-1818) graduated from Princeton College in 1773. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, he entered the military. An excellent leader, he earned the nickname "Lighthorse Harry." After the Revolution, Lee served as a representative to the Continental Congress (1785-1788), Governor of Virginia (1791-1794), member from Westmoreland County in the House of Delegates (1785-1786, 1789-1791, 1795-1799), and as an United States Congressman (1799-1801). He also served in the federal ratifying convention in 1788. Lee married 1st, Matilda Lee (d. 1790) in April 1782, and they had 2 children. He married 2nd, Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829) 18 June 1793, and they had 6 children, including Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).
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Items located in oversize, box 7
Items located in oversize, box 7
  • The Library of Virginia
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Valentine, Granville G., Mrs.
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Photostats (negative).
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