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1769-1774
Inclusive dates
1769-1774
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Language
eng
Summary
Letterbook, 1769-1776, of Roger Atkinson (1723-1800) of Petersburg and Dinwiddie County, Virginia, commenting on the Virginia tobacco trade, the current political situation, the promotion of Virginia as a place for English investments, the increased tobacco production on the south side of the James River, and the emergence of wheat as a second staple crop. Some of Atkinson's letters are written from Williamsburg, Virginia. In an interesting letter dated 1 October 1774, Atkinson described the seven delegates elected from Virginia to attend the General Congress begun in Philadelphia (Pa.) during September 1774
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Biographical or historical data
Roger Atkinson (1723-1800) came to Virginia about 1750 and settled near Petersburg where he became a prominent businessman. His wife was Anne Pleasants, daughter of John Pleasants. From 1760 to 1784 he was a member of the vestry of Bristol Parish. Atkinson was among those merchants who signed the nonimportation association of June 1770 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Vi
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Letterbook
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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000494327
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Photostats.
Type of unit
v.

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