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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1793 Apr. 22
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1793 Apr. 22
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 22 April 1793, from Robert Craig (1744-1834) in Southwest Virginia, to Edward Carrington, Supervisor of the District of Virginia concerning the efforts and difficulties of Craig, a collector of the federal excise tax on whiskey and his complaints about low pay
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The writer of this letter was probably Robert Craig of Washington County, Virginia. He was born 28 December 1744 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to David Craig and Margaret Craig (1711-1799). He moved to Washington County by 1777 and became a prominent citizen. Craig was a captain in the militia which fought at the battle of King's Mountain. He served as a county justice, deputy sheriff, sheriff, and commissioner of the revenue for Washington County. Craig represented the county in the House of Delegates in 1786-1787, 1800-1801, and 1801-1802. He was a trustee of the town of Abingdon, Virginia, and of the Abingdon Male Academy which was founded in 1803. Campbell was married twice, first to Margaret Whitehead (1741-1777) 1 January 1765 and second to Jean Denny (1750-1809) 24 December 1778. Craig had seven children by his first wife and eight by his second. He died in Washington County 4 February 1834.
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Anderson Galleries
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000505060
Type of unit
leaf.

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