The Resource James McDowell letter

James McDowell letter

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James McDowell letter, 1840 Jul. 24
Title
James McDowell letter
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1840 Jul. 24
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 24 July 1840, to James McDowell (1795-1851) of Lexington, Virginia, from the Democratic Corresponding Committee of Washington County, Virginia, requesting that McDowell address a general meeting of the Democratic party of Washington County. Letter includes McDowell's note that he informed them he could attend in the latter part of August
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James McDowell was born 13 October 1795 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He attended Washington College, Yale, and the College of New Jersey, graduating from the last in 1816. Elected to the Virginia state legislature in 1830, McDowell sided with those legislators wishing to abolish slavery in Virginia. He was defeated for the legislature in 1838, but was elected governor of Virginia in 1842. At the end of his term as governor, McDowell was elected to the United States Congress, serving from 1846 until the year of his death. McDowell married Susanna Smith Preston 7 September 1818 and they had ten children. McDowell died 24 August 1851 and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia.
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VIC
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James McDowell letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001650977
Type of unit
p.

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