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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1778 Apr. 22
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1778 Apr. 22
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, dated 22 April 1778, from Walker Daniel (d. 1784) of Buckingham County, Virginia, to Thomas Coleman Martin (1749-1814) of King and Queen County, Virginia, informing Martin of his travels and updating him on events. Walker also asks Martin for news and to give regards to family members in King and Queen County. Also included are genealogical notes on the Martin family of King and Queen County
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Walker Daniel attended Donald Robertson's school in King and Queen County, Virginia, in the late 1760s and early 1770s. When the Revolution began, he served in the Virginia militia. After the Revolution, Daniel represented Halifax County in the House of Delegates in 1781. That same year he moved to what is now Kentucky and settled in present-day Boyle County, Kentucky. He served as a trustee for the Transylvania Seminary in 1783, and as a commissioner for settling and determining land claims for the Illinois Regiment. Daniel also served as the attorney general for the Kentucky District. He began laying out the present town of Danville, Kentucky, 1783-1784, and it was chartered by the Virginia legislature in 1787. Daniel was killed by indians 12 August 1784 while travelling from Louisville, Kentucky, to Bullet's Lick near the falls of the Ohio River.
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Vi
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Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
Immediate source of acquisition
Ryland, Elizabeth
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000500131
Type of unit
leaves.

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