The Resource Letter to David S. Garland

Letter to David S. Garland

Label
Letter to David S. Garland, undated
Title
Letter to David S. Garland
Inclusive dates
undated
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a portion of a letter from the Council Chamber to David S. Garland regarding the Buckingham Furnace lands. The letter includes a note regarding Robert Moseley, Jr., who was appointed agent to lease the furnace lands in Buckingham in 1810
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Biographical or historical data
  • In May 1776 John Bellendine and John Reveley petitioned the Fifth Revolutionary Convention for an advance of funds to construct a blast furnace, foundry, and other structures for the manufacture of iron for military use. By 1781 a blast furnace had been built in Buckingham County and a foundry was operating in Westham, near Richmond. The furnace operated only briefly, however, and by 1784 the sheriff of Buckingham County threatened to sell the furnace land for taxes owed.
  • Apparently the land escheated to the state and was rented out but poorly maintained. On 28 February 1822 the General Assembly passed an act appointing one agent to collect rents and find new tenants. Evidently the plan proved unsatisfactory, for on 23 February 1822 the General Assembly authorized the sale of the property. The heirs of John Reveley received a portion of the proceeds.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Letter to David S. Garland
Note
These records are part of the Miscellaneous record group (RG# 0)
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Inventory
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Letter to David S. Garland, undated.
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001620244
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Type of unit
p.

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