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1760-1785
Inclusive dates
1760-1785
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eng
Summary
Letters, 1760-1785, from from Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) to Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794). Topics covered include a court case involving a land dispute, Pendleton's health, assistance to a constiuent, and an acknowledgment of a gift. The majority of the letters, however, concern the Revolution and the war with Great Britain. Issues discussed include various battle successes, naval actions, supplies, foreign alliances, troop strength and health, Quaker sympathy towards Great Britain, and actions of Parliament. The state of war between Great Britain and France, as well as Spain's claim of an exclusive right to navigation of the Mississippi River, are also covered. There are also two letters from the Virginia Committee of Safety to the Virginia delegates in Congress concerning mail deliveries, the seizing of a printer in Norfolk, the boycott of British goods, and the importation of salt. One letter from Lee to Pendleton is included in the collection. It addresses various forms of government and their establishment, and the need for a foreign alliance to continue the war with Great Britain
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Biographical or historical data
Edmund Pendleton was born 9 September 1721 in Caroline County, Virginia, to Henry Pendleton (1683-1721) and Mary Taylor Pendleton (1688-1770). He married first Elizabeth Roy 21 January 1741/2 and she died in childbirth 17 November 1742. Pendleton then married Sarah Pollard (1725-1815) in June 1743. Pendleton was licensed to practice law in front of the general court in 1745, and was appointed a justice for Caroline County in 1751. He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1752. Pendleton was a member of all five Virginia Conventions in 1775-1776, and was president of the 1788 convention and supported ratifying the federal Constitution. During the Revolution, Pendleton was the president of the Virginia Committee of Safety. He served as a judge on the Virginia Court of Chancery and the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Pendleton died in Richmond, Virginia, 26 October 1803.
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Vi
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Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
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54
Immediate source of acquisition
University of Virginia Library
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000494399
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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