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1849-1855
Inclusive dates
1849-1855
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1849-1855, of Paulus Powell (1809-1874) of Amherst County, Virginia, consisting of the poll for the 1849 congressional election between Powell and William Goggin in Ahmerst County; the poll for the 1849 election between Powell and Goggin in Nelson Counties, Virginia; a letter, 27 December 1849, from R. Ridgeway, Jr., in Washington D.C., concerning a newspaper article that Ridgeway believes Powell wrote in reply to a Ridgeway article and that Ridgeway considers personally offensive and demanding that Powell withdraw it; a letter, 25 May 1855, from A. W. Strange of Fluvanna County, Virginia, informing Powell of election results in Fluvanna County; a list of voters in Charlottesville, Virginia; and a list of voters from Amherst County
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Biographical or historical data
Paulus Powell was born in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1809. He attended private schools and Amherst College in Amherst County. After holding various local offices, Powell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1843 to 1849. Elected to the United States Congress in 1849, Powell served for ten years, before losing his last election bid. He represented Virginia's fifth congressional district consisting of Albemarle, Amherst, Bedford, Greene, Madison, Nelson, and Orange Counties in the 31st and 32nd Congresses. He represented the sixth congressional district consisting of Albemarle, Amherst, Bedford, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison and Nelson Counties in the 33rd through 35th Congresses. Amherst County returned him to the House of Delegates in 1863 and 1864. Powell died 10 June 1874 in Amherst County and was buried on his brother's estate "Kenmore."
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Immediate source of acquisition
Garland, Mary L.
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000503958
Type of unit
  • leaves and 7
  • p.

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