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Label
Papers, 1806 Dec
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1806 Dec
Title variation
Executive Communications
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains a letter from Governor William H. Cabell, Richmond, to [Peter Johnston, Jr., Speaker of the House of Delegates], regarding a tract of land in Prince William County, formerly the property of Robert Bristow. According to the Governor, Thomas Lee was appointed as Commissioner for the purpose of selling this land, however, a suit was instituted by the representatives of Bristow for the recovery of these lands. The decision by the High Court of Chancery against the Commonwealth was later reversed by the Court of Appeals
  • The Governor also encloses a copy of a letter from President Thomas Jefferson with an act of Congress "to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the state of Maryland to the State of Ohio." In addition, there is a copy of a partial report from Joseph Kerr & Thomas Moore, the Commissioners appointed to lay out the road. The President asks that the Virginia General Assembly allow for the establishment of the road through Virginia according to the report made by the Commissioners
  • The Governor also encloses a letter from Samuel Coleman, Deputy Adjutant General, transmitting an annual return of the militia of Virginia for the year 1806. The return enumerates general staff, infantry, cavalry, and artillery for each of the four divisions. Within each branch of the militia, the return enumerates officers, non-commissioned officers, rank & file, and arms, ammunition, & accoutrements
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm
Cataloging source
Vi
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
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
6
Immediate source of acquisition
House Speaker's Office
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001508055
Type of unit
items.

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