Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; ... Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 2

Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; ... Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of the two Counties acting as one. He got over to Pungoteage on the 20th, but was so unfortunate as to lose all his papers and letters at the entrance of the harbor, owing to his having been chased by two barges and a sloop from Baltimore. He and other passengers put their effects into one canoe, with a man to take them ashore, but it was unfortunately upset, and the papers being "fixed for sinking" were unavoidably lost. He has however seen most of the gentlemen to whom the letters were addressed, and they assure him he shall have every assistance in expediting the business he is charged with, so that the loss of the papers will not cause much delay. Colo. Cropper, the Co. Lieutenant sent a man with letters of his own who will carry this---He has written to Mr. Ross by way of Hobshole--The Affairs in this county and Northampton are in a much better situation than they have been for some time--Capt Parker commands a small company of regulars, and there is a Troop of Horse in each County--No person now dares to resist the drafts, or the collection of taxes--The generosity of the people are well disposed, and the late disturbances arose from the feeble manner in which the late ofiicers have acted, and "from their neglecting to suppress in time, 'a few factiolis men who had influence with the lower set of peope"--A vessel is just arrived, whose Captain says he sailed out of "Cape Francois on the 6th or 7th August, in company with a Fleet of French Ships, of "25 Sail of"the line, and transports with 10,000 Troops," said to be bound to Havanna--&c. 1781. August 29th Greensville August 30th Accomack 1781. David Ross informs Col: Davies, he has just purchased 2000 pds: August 80th Sugar, 1500 of...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776461
  • 9781236776464