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- Executive Communications
- Contains a letter from John Page, Rosewell, to Edmund Harrison, Speaker of the House of Delegates, accepting his election as Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth
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- John Page was born 17 April 1743 at Rosewell in Gloucester County, Virginia, to Mann Page (b. 1718) and Alice Grymes Page (1723-1746). He attended the College of William and Mary. When the American Revolution began, Page raised a regiment from Gloucester County and received a commission of colonel in the army. He served as lieutenant governor from 1776 to 1779, and in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1781 to 1783, from 1785 to 1788, and from 1797 to 1801. Page was a member of the United States Congress from 1789 to 1797. Elected governor, Page served from 1802 to 1805. After his term as governor, Page was U.S. commissioner of loans for Virginia. He married first Frances Burwell (d. ca. 1787) in 1765, and they had nine children. He married second Margaret Lowthar in 1789, and they had eight children. Page died in Richmond, Virginia, 11 October 1808, and is buried at St. John's Church.
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- Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
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