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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1772 Aug. 7
Inclusive dates
1772 Aug. 7
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 7 August 1772, from Benjamin Harrison of Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, to Mr. Pelfrey in England, discussing business interests and the shipping of goods. Harrison mentions that the letter is being sent aboard a Rhode Island vessel
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination
Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Harrison was born 5 April 1726 at "Berkeley" in Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison attended the College of William and Mary, but did not earn a degree. He entered the House of Burgesses in 1748 and served until 1775. He served as delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Harrison also was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776 and served until he was elected governor in 1781. Governor from 1781 to 1784, Harrison returned to the House of Delegates after his term ended. He was a member of the House of Delegates until his death 24 April 1791. Harrison married Elizabeth Bassett and had 7 children, including William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) who was the ninth president of the United States.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Sotheby's
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001532388
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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