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Label
1844-1880
Inclusive dates
1844-1880
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers of Robert Latane Montague (1819-1880) of Middlesex County, including personal and political correspondence to and from family, friends, and politicians. Also contains political broadsides, circular letters, electoral tickets, and position papers. Includes a military order, military pass, a letter from Montague to President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) requesting amnesty, and certification that Montague had taken the oath of allegiance after the Civil War. Also includes account information and a stock certificate
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Biographical or historical data
Robert Latane Montague was born 23 May 1819 in Middlesex County, Virginia, to Lewis Brook Montague (1793-1868) and Catherine Street Jesse Montague (d. 1852). He married Cordelia Gay Eubank (1835-1884) 14 December 1852. After studying law in Fredericksburg, Montague entered the College of William & Mary in 1841 and graduated 2 July 1842 with a Bachelor of Law degree. During the 1844 election, Montague became one of the Democratic party's leading speakers, and in following elections served as a presidential elector. Montague served as commonwealth's attorney for Middlesex county during the 1850s. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1859, serving from 1 January 1860 to 1 January 1864. In 1861, Montague was the president of the Secession Convention which took Virginia out of the Union, and served on the state's executive council which was responsible for organizing Virginia's military. After his term as lieutenant governor, he served in the Confederate Congress from May 1864 to January 1865. Montague remained active in Virginia politics. He was elected to the House of Delegates from Middlesex County in 1872, and elected judge of the 8th Judicial District of Virginia in 1875. Montague was relected in 1878, and had served two years of an eight year term when he died 2 March 1880 in Middlesex County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
51
Immediate source of acquisition
Eastman, C. W.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498181
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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