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- Letters, 1721-1803, of Edmund Pendleton of Caroline County, Virginia, written to Brigadier General William Woodford (1734-1780), concerning a variety of subjects
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- Edmund Pendleton was born 9 September 1721 in Caroline County, Virginia, to Henry Pendleton (1683-1721) and Mary Taylor Pendleton (1688-1770). He married first Elizabeth Roy 21 January 1741/2 and she died in childbirth 17 November 1742. Pendleton then married Sarah Pollard (1725-1815) in June 1743. Pendleton was licensed to practice law in front of the general court in 1745, and was appointed a justice for Caroline County in 1751. He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1752. Pendleton was a member of all five Virginia Conventions in 1775-1776, and was a member of the 1788 convention and supported ratifying the federal Constitution. Pendleton died in Richmond, Virginia, 26 October 1803.
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- Originals located in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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