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- Terms and conditions for lease of the iron works at Tuball, located in Orange County, Virginia, dated 20 July 1739, drawn up by Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740). Information on Spotswood and the Tuball Iron Works can be found in IRON WORKS AT TUBALL by Lester J. Capon
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- Born 12 December 1676 in Tangier, Alexander Spotswood entered the British army and rose to the rank of lieutenant by age 20. After serving in the wars against France during the late 17th and early 18th century, he entered the civil service. Fellow scot George Hamilton, Earl of Orkney (1666-1737) had been appointed governor of Virginia. He appointed Spotswood lieutenant governor and sent him to Virginia. Arriving 20 June 1710. During his term, he became interested in iron mines along the Rappahannock River and entered a private venture establishing an irons-work. Relieved as lieutenant governor in 1722, Spotswood returned to England in 1724 and married Anne Butler Brayne. He returned to Virginia in 1730 to serve as the Postmaster General of North America and the West Indies and to run his iron-works. He died 7 June 1740 in Annapolis, Maryland, en route to leading an expedition against the Spanish.
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