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- Letter, 11 February 1776, from Duncan Rose (1737-1785) of Petersburg, Virginia, to John Tazewell (1734-1780) of Williamsburg, Virginia, recommending that Tazewell buy a certain horse from Frances Bland Randolph (1752-1788), widow of John Randolph (1741-1775. Rose details the background and suitability of the horse
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- Duncan Rose was born in December 1737 in Inverness, Scotland, to William Rose, Greive of Culloden, and and Margaret McLean Rose and was baptized on 13 December 1737. He moved to Petersburg, Virginia, in the 1750s and became a merchant in Petersburg. Rose served as a quartermaster agent for the American forces during the Revolution and helped defend Petersburg from the British in 1781. Rose was a prosperous merchant and owned land in Virginia and Kentucky. Never married, he died by 12 December 1785.
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