The Resource Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress, (manuscript)

Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress, (manuscript)

Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress, 1767-1820
Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress
Inclusive dates
  • The papers contain a will, 1767, of Abraham Bywater, of Prince George County, Va., attested by Theodorick Bland; a letter, 17 July 1768, from John Mercer to James Mercer, regarding legal and financial matters and the tobacco market; and a letter, 18 April 1769, from Gabriel Jones to John Buchanan, regarding the settlement of a decedent's estate
  • Also a bill of complaint, Robert Jamison against John Ballendine, 1769, for breach of contract, signed by William Grayson; and two letters, 1791 and 1800, from Joseph Jones, Fredericksburg, Va., to Robert Carter, Baltimore, and to an unidentified recipient, regarding legal and financial matters, and the tobacco market
  • Also a draft letter, 7 July 1803, from John Francis Mercer, regarding U.S. bank policy; a letter, 1 September 1810, from Henry Lee, Stratford, Va., to Thomas Swan, Alexandria, Va., regarding the collection of rent at Chantilly; and an essay, 9 June 1820, by James M. Garnett in response to an essay written by Mathew Carey regarding Virginians and Southerners, slavery, U.S. fiscal policy (tariffs and taxes), growth of manufactures and relations with England and France
  • There is also a letter fragment, n.d., by John Harvie, regarding land in the Ohio Territory
  • Also fragments of a receipt book, 1777 and 1782, for services in the General Assembly, bearing the signatures of William Fleming and Meriwether Smith. The page on which Fleming has signed also bears signatures of Patrick Lockhart, Foster Webb, Sampson Matthews, and Mann Page
Biographical or historical data
Represented in the collection are various members of the Continental Congress from Virginia, with the exception of Henry Lee (1787-1837), whose father served in the Continental Congress.
Cataloging source
Papers of Virginia members of the Continental Congress, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Annotated list available.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALR9456
  • (OCoLC)34931252
Type of unit

Library Locations

    • Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections LibraryBorrow it
      160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, US
      38.0364566 -78.5053683
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