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Preston, Francis 1765-1835

Overview
Works: 43 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 658 library holdings
Genres: History  Registers (Lists)  Records and correspondence  Sources  Personal narratives  Claims 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z1215, 973.3364
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Most widely held works about Francis Preston
 
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The third and last letter from Alexander Smyth to Francis Preston. 1796 by Alexander Smyth( Book )

14 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from Alex. Smyth to Francis Preston by Alexander Smyth( Book )

6 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States the writer's reasons for opposing Preston's candidacy for re-election to Congress
Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina, Oct. 7, 1780 by Virginia Historical Society of Washington County( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address to the people of the congressional district composed of the counties of Wythe, Washington, Montgomery, Greenbriar, Kanhawa, Grayson, Russell and Lee by Francis Preston( )

1 edition published in 1796 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection contains correspondence, accounts, land records, estate materials, and other papers of the following persons: James Patton (1692-1755), early settler and sheriff of Augusta County, Va.; William Preston (1729-1783) of "Greenfield," Botetourt County, Va., surveyor, militia and Revolutionary War officer; John Preston (1764-1827) of "Horseshoe Bottom," Montgomery County, Va., militia officer, state legislator, and Virginia state treasurer; Francis Preston (1765-1835) of Abingdon, Va., politician; William Preston (1770-1821), U.S. Army officer; and Thomas Lewis Preston (1781-1812) of Lexington, Va. Materials concern the patenting and settlement of land in southwestern Virginia and Kentucky; the activities of surveyors in Augusta and Montgomery counties, Va., and the settlement of Botetourt and Wythe counties, Va.; salt and iron mining and manufacture; Indians, African-American slavery, and the Revolution in southwestern Virginia; and banking, politics, and mineral springs in Virginia. Also, contains miscellaneous papers of other members of the Preston and related families
Letters of the Preston family by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A letter, 1791 July 25, William Russell, North Garden, to Captain Francis Preston, Montgomery County, Va., discusses the signing of the Holston Treaty with the Cherokees and dissatisfaction of settlers whose land falls within Indian boundaries
[Title(s) available in Evans] by Francis Preston( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of the Carrington family by Carrington family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topics in various family letters include thanks to Francis Preston for a loan, praise for William Campbell Preston, stopping the requisition of a slave by the Confederate Army, James McDowell Carrington a prisoner of war in 1864 and in need of financial help, and family news from William C. Preston of South Carolina
Papers of James Breckinridge by James Breckinridge( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Also include letters, 1780-1828, to James Breckinridge, regarding financial and legal matters, land speculation, the College of William and Mary, Kentucky politics and social life, real estate law, the U.S. economy, an Indian attack in Kentucky, courtship, and family matters
Preston family papers by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers also contain a certificate, 20 September 1793, of emancipation of a slave; and correspondence of William Campbell Preston (1764-1860) including a circular and letter, 1827, concerning protest by citizens of South Carolina of a protective tariff
Address to the people of the congressional district composed of the counties of Wythe, Washington, Montgomery, Greenbriar, Kanhawa, Grayson, Russell and Lee by Francis Preston( Book )

2 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Letter, Hermitage, to Francis Preston by Andrew Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1828 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Given in memory of Mary McDowell Venable Minor. Jackson replies to a letter of congratulations on his election as president. He writes of his triumph over political enemies and his hopes for a highly principled administration devoted to the good of the country. A short post-script notes his wife's sudden illness
Papers of the Preston and related Radford families( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topics include farming and crops, land sales, mercantile purchases, and slave hirings. Of interest are a series of letters, 1819-1828, from University of Virginia students mentioning negotiations with a D.F. Carr, Thomas Jefferson's reputation and John H. Cocke's intentions to keep students out of Charlottesville by a moat or physical barrier
Nashville, [Tenn.], to Francis Preston, Arlington, Virginia by Andrew Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1810 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter concerns matters of bookkeeping and finances relative to a contract between Jackson and Preston
A letter from Francis Preston to Alexander Smyth, Wythe Court-house, Virginia by Francis Preston( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter by Francis Preston( )

1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preston writes about shipment of salt to Henley and his delivery problems because of the "Scarcity of Waggons and the lowness of the Water."
William James Rucker autograph collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chiefly letters of prominent 19th century Virginians: John Randolph (1812); Andrew Jackson (1830); John Marshall (1831); E. Landseer (1845); J.C. Calhoun (1849); E. Landseer (1851); Charles Dickens (1858); William Cabell Rives (1861); John Letcher Comm. (1862); Jefferson Davis (1864); J.E.B. Stuart (1864); Alex. H.H. Stuart (1866); John Letcher (1866); Gilbert C. Walker Comm. (1872); Joseph E. Johnston (1881); Fred W.M. Holliday Comm. (1881)
Abingdon, Virginia by Preston family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection consists of 16 items. The bulk of the material is correspondence to Francis Preston. Sectionalism and other political matters as well as land and real estate concerns are discussed. There are also a deed (1823) and family registers (1739-1781) for the Brown and Wilkinson families
 
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Alternative Names
Francis Preston Amerikaans politicus (1765-1836)

Francis Preston amerikansk advokat och politiker

Francis Preston amerikansk advokat og politikar

Francis Preston amerikansk advokat og politiker

Francis Preston politicien américain

Francis Preston US-amerikanischer Politiker

فرانسیس پرستون سیاست‌مدار و وکیل آمریکایی

Languages
English (65)