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Correspondence, 1771-1778.

Author: John Murray Dunmore, Earl of
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence documents Dunmore's tenure as governor of Virginia and the beginnings of the American Revolution. Subjects include coinage and currency; the flood of 1771; western lands; Cherokee Indians; French and Indian War bounty lands; the deaths of James Blair and James Horrocks; county clerk nominations; Virginia council vacancies, care of the mentally ill; Dunmore's suit against Cadwallader Colden in New
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Named Person: James Blair; John Connolly; William Dartmouth, Earl of.; Cadwallader Colden; Thomas Gage; George Germain Sackville, Viscount; Samuel Graves; Richard Henderson; James Horrocks; Wills Hills Downshire, Marquis of; William Johnson, Sir; William Knox; John Campbell Loudoun, Earl of; Frederick North, Lord; John Penn; John Pownall; William Preston; John Robinson; Patrick Tonyn; James Tilghman; George Washington; William Woodford; Ralph Wormeley
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Murray Dunmore, Earl of
OCLC Number: 26923951
Notes: Letters from the Public Records Office of Great Britain and several other repositories in the U.S. and England.
Reproduction Notes: Transcript. Williamsburg, Va. : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Description: 3 v. (834 leaves) ; 28 cm.

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Correspondence documents Dunmore's tenure as governor of Virginia and the beginnings of the American Revolution. Subjects include coinage and currency; the flood of 1771; western lands; Cherokee Indians; French and Indian War bounty lands; the deaths of James Blair and James Horrocks; county clerk nominations; Virginia council vacancies, care of the mentally ill; Dunmore's suit against Cadwallader Colden in New York; land grants; committees of correspondence; Cape Henry lighthouse; boundary dispute of Pennsylvania and Virginia; military campaigns against Indians; the removal of gunpowder from the Williamsburg, Va. magazine (21 April 1775); martial law decree; declaration freeing slaves who join the British forces; loyalist troops; the Virginia conventions.

Correspondents include Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, John Connolly, Lord Dartmouth, Thomas Gage, George Germain, Samuel Graves, Marquis of Hillsborough, Sir William Howe, Sir William Johnson, William Knox, Earl of Loudoun, Lord North, John Penn, John Pownall, William Preston, John Robinson, Patrick Tonyn, James Tilghman, George Washington, William Woodford, Ralph Wormeley.

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