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Label
1773-1800
Inclusive dates
1773-1800
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Letters, 1773-1800, of Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803) of Caroline County, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1773-1797, to George Washington (1732-1799) concerning Washington's purchase of some property; the Continental Army and the American Revolution; John Taylor's (1753-1824) disappointment over not being promoted, the latest British peace proposal, a draft, and prices of goods; disapproval in 1793 over Alexander Hamilton's (1757-1804) financial program; approval in 1794 over Washington's handling of the Whiskey Rebellion and General Anthony Wayne's (1745-1796) victory over the Indians in Ohio; and congratulations on Washington's retirement. Also includes a letter, 17 June 1800, to Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) answering questions from Jefferson and commenting on American difficulties with France
  • These letters were copied from negative photostats in the possession of David J. Mays which were made from originals in the Library of Congress. They can be found in David J. Mays, editor, THE LETTERS AND PAPERS OF EDMUND PENDLETON, 2 volumes
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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 a member of the 1788 convention and supported ratifying the federal Constitution. Pendleton died in Richmond, Virginia, 26 October 1803.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01731.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
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  • Inventory
Extent
11
Immediate source of acquisition
Mays, David J.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499421
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

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