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Letter

Label
Letter, 1833 Aug. 1
Title
Letter
Inclusive dates
1833 Aug. 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 1 August 1833, from Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837), "Buck Spring," Warren County, North Carolina, to William Leigh (1783-1871), Halifax County, Virginia, in which Macon provides an abstract of a letter he had written to Judge Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848) concerning the return of a horse sent to Macon by John Randolph (1773-1833) before his death. Macon notes that Randolph was the "the last...of the...great men" of the times. Macon believes Tucker, Randolph's half-brother, did not receive the letter and hopes Leigh will inform Tucker and Randolph's other relations of its contents
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Nathaniel Macon was born 17 December 1757 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He attended the College of New Jersey (Princeton), then served as a private in the Revolution. Macon was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1781, 1782, and 1784. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1785, but declined to serve. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served from 1791 to 1815, then was elected to the United States Senate and served there from 1815 to 1828. Macon was president of the North Carolina constitutional convention in 1835. Macon married Hannah Plummer (1760-1790) 9 October 1783, and they had three children. Macon died 9 October 1837 at his plantation "Buck Spring," Warren County, North Carolina, and was buried there.
Label
Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Morton, Charles, Mrs.,
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000484645
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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