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Label
1775 Feb. 22
Inclusive dates
1775 Feb. 22
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, dated 22 February 1775, from John Tayloe (1721-1779) of Mount Airy in Richmond County, Virginia, to George Washington (1732-1799) of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning the settlement of the estate of John Mercer (1704-1768) and informing Washington of the death of Philip Ludwell Lee (1727-1775)
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Biographical or historical data
John Tayloe was born 8 May 1721 and was educated in England. He was the builder of Mount Airy, a signer of the Treaty of Lancaster (1744), a member of the Ohio Company, and a trustee of the town of Dumfries in Prince William County. On 11 July 1747, he married Rebecca Plater of Maryland in Middlesex County, Virginia. In 1757 Tayloe was appointed to the Colonial Council under Lord Governor John Dunmore and upon the reorganization of the state government was elected to the first Council of State under Governor Patrick Henry. He resigned on 9 October 1776 and died 19 April 1779 leaving behind his wife and nine children.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Richards, Gertrude R. B.
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000500207
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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