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1794-1898
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1794-1898
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1794-1898, of the Daniel family of Stafford County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1794-1813, from Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) concerning American relations with Spain, France, and Great Britain, politics, William Short's (1759-1849) performance as minister to Spain, Thomas Pinckney's (1750-1828) appointment as a commissioner to Spain, Jay's Treaty, Randolph's resignation as Secretary of State, and family and personal matters; letters, 1811-1861, of the Daniel family concerning personal and family matters, the Civil War, and election of the Confederate Congress; deeds, 1807-1846, for property in Stafford County; notes, 1811-1878 and no date, on religion, Page family genealogy, insurance, Thomas Nelson (1738-1789), and Rochester and Canandaigua Lakes, New York; tombstone inscriptions, copied 1898, of the Burwell, Mann, and Page families of Gloucester County, Virginia; law license, 10 March 1843, for Peter V. Daniel, Jr. (1818-1889); and roster of the Union Volunteer Cavalry of Richmond, ca. 1812-1815
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  • Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) attended the College of William and Mary from 1770 to 1771 and studied law. He served in the Fifth Virginia Convention which adopted the state's first constitution. Randolph served as Virginia's Attorney-General from 1776 to 1786 and was elected to Congress, serving there in 1779 and 1781-1782. Randolph was elected governor of Virginia in 1786 and served until 1788. Randolph also attended the Federal Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the state ratifying convention in 1788. Washington appointed Randolph United States Attorney-General in 1790 and Secretary of State in 1794, resigning in 1795. Randolph spent the rest of his life as a lawyer and author. He married Elizabeth Carter Nicholas (1753-1810) 29 August 1776, and they had four children. His daughter Lucy Nelson Randolph (1788-1847) married Peter Vivian Daniel (1784-1860) of Stafford County, Virginia, 20 April 1810. He studied law under Randolph. He represented Stafford County in the House of Delegates from 1809 to 1812, when he was appointed to the Council of State.
  • As a member of the Council, Daniel served as lieutenant governor of Virginia. He was appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1840. Peter V. and Lucy Daniel had three children, including Peter V. Daniel, Jr. (1818-1889) who was a lawyer and a civil engineer. He was president of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad from 1843 to 1860, and of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad from 1860 to 1873. Daniel, Jr., married Mary Robertson (1815-1890) 1 December 1846, and they had two children. Daniel, Sr., married Elizabeth Harris (d. 1857) and they had two children.
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Vi
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Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01816.xml
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109
Immediate source of acquisition
Daniel, Robert, Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000501196
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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