The Resource Papers of James Breckinridge, of Grove Hill, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va., (manuscript)

Papers of James Breckinridge, of Grove Hill, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va., (manuscript)

Label
Papers of James Breckinridge, of Grove Hill, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va., 1783-1830
Title
Papers of James Breckinridge, of Grove Hill, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va.
Inclusive dates
1783-1830
Title variation
James Breckinridge Papers
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Recipient
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, land grants, deed, militia orders, receipts, accounts and a photograph
  • Most of the correspondence centers around Breckinridge's legal career and his land speculations in Western Virginia and Kentucky. Other topics mentioned frequently are Virginia and United States politics, local elections, the War of 1812, the settlement of Kentucky and Tennessee, Indian wars, slavery and the Virginia militia
  • There are specific references to the formation of the Kentucky government, Congressional sessions, 1793-97, and 1805-1812, the Kentucky resolutions, 1798, trouble with squatters on Indian territory, and expeditions against the Indians, 1791 and 1813, collection of whiskey taxes, excises, the National Bank, internal improvements, and Burr's trial
  • Of interest are letters by James Madison on redistricting in Virginia, Andrew Jackson on James Wilkinson, John Marshall on internal improvements, Henry Clay on land sales, and Henry Lee on militia orders
  • The collection also contains a speech given in favor of Bell, 1860, a description of ironworks on Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., Va., rates charged by ordinary keepers, 1770, Mutual Assurance Society receipts, 1804-20, and a mutual stock holding venture to form a town, 1818. A few personal letters deal with Breckinridge's Catawba Mill, and the support of two illegitimate children
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of James Breckinridge, of Grove Hill, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va., (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Extent
456
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u3506019
System control number
(OCoLC)647908014
Type of unit
items.

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