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Title
Letter to the Governor of Virginia [Thomas Jefferson]
Names
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Recipient)
Moffitt, George (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Augusta, Va.
Date Created: 1781-05-05
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 2 pp. Fo
Description
Writes of the proceedings connected with the raising troops in Virginia; was with Gen. Green in North Carolina when the districts assembled at Staunton but Col. Huggert and Lieut. Col. McCreery attended; hearing from Mr. Johnston, a delegate, that the law was suspended for Augusta Co., the proceedings were suspended; in accordance with the Governor's orders for laying out the districts, had gone to the house of Robt. McMitrick at Jennings Gap, but the proceedings were stopped by a mob of men who protested against being drafted, though willing to fight for their country; they refused to listen to arguments, and were joined by a band of armed men who seized upon all the papers, and put a stop to the proceedings; hopes that on reflection they will regret their violence.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 277675
Calendar number: EM. 6594
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c52fb3a0-0025-0130-32df-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1743: Creator Born
  • 1781: Place
  • 1826: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Letter to the Governor of Virginia [Thomas Jefferson]