The Resource Papers of James Wood, (manuscript)

Papers of James Wood, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of James Wood, 1746-1787
Title
Papers of James Wood
Inclusive dates
1746-1787
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Recipient
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection includes a land grant, 12 January 1746, for 400 acres in Augusta County, Va., signed by William Gooch; commission, 22 May 1762, appointing George Weedon lieutenant in the Virginia Regiment, signed by Francis Fauquier; letter, 21 March 1772, from Thomas Bullitt, Dumfries, Va., to James Wood, regarding Bullitt's survey of lands on the Ohio River
  • There are also two letters, 1774-1778, from George Washington to James Wood, regarding Wood's survey of lands along the Mississippi River, and reenlisting the services of the Virginia troops under Wood's command; miscellaneous papers, 1780-1787, of James Wood, regarding legal matters, a court-martial, the Royal Artillery, provisions for prisoners of war, a surgeon's commission, a claim for service to the Continental Army, financial matters, and a slave hire
  • In addition four letters, 1781-1783, from Thomas Jefferson to James Wood, discuss British troop movements, Hessian prisoners of war kept at Albemarle Barracks, and Wood's sword; letter, 20 September 1781, from Richard Peters to James Wood, regarding supplies, especially provisions for the families of officers
  • There is also a letter, 4 June 1782, from the Marquis de Lafayette to James Wood, instructing Wood to remove Convention troops from Winchester, Va.; and letter, n.d., from George Augustine Washington, Fredericksburg, Va., to Gen. Muhlenberg, Winchester, Va., regarding the Virginia Line
Biographical or historical data
Virginia legislator and Revolutionary War officer.
Cataloging source
VA@
Location of originals duplicates
Originals privately owned.
Label
Papers of James Wood, (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Extent
21
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2442740
Reproduction note
Photostat.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALR9410
  • (OCoLC)647859413
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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