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Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations

From the Revolution Through the Civil War

Series M: Selections from the Virginia Historical Society
Part 2: Virginia's Northern Neck; also Maryland

[This item added to Web May, 1996.]

General Introduction

By Kenneth M. Stampp, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley

The impact of the ante-bellum southern plantations on the lives of their black and white inhabitants, as well as on the political, economic, and cultural life of the South as a whole, is one of the most fascinating and controversial problems of present-day American historical research. Depending upon the labor of slaves who constituted the great majority of the American black population, the plantations were both homes and business enterprises for a white, southern elite. They were the largest, the most commercialized, and on the whole, the most efficient and specialized agricultural enterprises of their day, producing the bulk of the South's staple crops of tobacco, cotton, sugar, rice, and hemp. Their proprietors were entrepreneurs who aspired to and sometimes, after a generation or two, achieved the status of a cultivated landed aristocracy. Many distinguished themselves not only in agriculture but in the professions, in the military, in government service, and in scientific and cultural endeavors.

Planters ambitious to augment their wealth, together with their black slaves, were an important driving force in the economic and political development of new territories and states in the Southwest. Their commodities accounted for more than half the nation's exports, and the plantations themselves were important markets for the products of northern industry. In short, they played a crucial role in the development of a national market economy.

The plantations of the Old South, the white families who owned, operated, and lived on them, and the blacks who toiled on them as slaves for more than two centuries have been the subjects of numerous historical studies since the pioneering work of Ulrich B. Phillips in the early twentieth century. The literature, highly controversial, has focused on questions such as the evolution and nature of the planter class and its role in shaping the white South's economy, culture, and values; the conditions experienced by American blacks in slavery; the impact of the "peculiar institution" on their personalities and the degree to which a distinct Afro-American culture developed among them; and, finally, the sources of the tension between the proslavery interests of the South and the "free labor" interests of the North that culminated in secession and civil war.

Research materials are plentiful. Census returns and other government documents, newspapers and periodicals, travelers' accounts, memoirs and autobiographies, and an abundance of polemical literature have much to tell historians about life on ante-bellum plantations. The autobiographies of former slaves, several twentieth-century oral history collections, and a rich record of songs and folklore are significant sources for the black experience in slavery. All the historical literature, however, from Phillips to the most recent studies, has relied heavily on the enormous collections of manuscript plantation records that survive in research libraries scattered throughout the South. These manuscripts consist of business records, account books, slave lists, overseers' reports, diaries, private letters exchanged among family members and friends, and even an occasional letter written by a literate slave. They come mostly from the larger tobacco, cotton, sugar, and rice plantations, but a significant number survive from the more modest estates and smaller slaveholdings whose economic operations tended to be less specialized.

Plantation records reveal nearly every aspect of plantation life. Not only business operations and day-to-day labor routines, but family affairs, the roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, social and cultural life, the values shared by members of the planter class, and the tensions and anxieties that were inseparable from a slave society are all revealed with a fullness and candor unmatched by any of the other available sources. Moreover, these records are immensely valuable for studies of black slavery. Needless to say, since they were compiled by members of the white master class, they provide little direct evidence of the inner feelings and private lives of the slave population. But they are the best sources of information about the care and treatment of slaves, about problems in the management of slave labor, and about forms of slave resistance short of open rebellion. They also tell us much about the behavior of slaves, from which historians can at least draw inferences about the impact of slavery on the minds and personalities of its black victims.

Deposited in southern state archives and in the libraries of many southern universities and historical societies, the number of available plantation records has increased significantly in recent decades. Our publication is designed to assist scholars in their use by offering for the first time an ample selection of the most important materials in a single microfilm collection. Ultimately it will cover each geographical area in which the plantation flourished, with additions of approximately four new collections annually. A special effort is being made to offer the rarer records of the smaller slaveholders and to include the equally rare records of the plantations in the last quarter of the eighteenth century; however, the documentation is most abundant for the operations of the larger plantations in the period between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and their records will constitute the bulk of our publication.

Note on Sources

The collections microfilmed in this edition are holdings of the Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311. The descriptions of the collections provided in this user guide are adapted from inventories and indexes compiled by the Virginia Historical Society. The inventories and indexes, including a subject index, appear among the introductory materials on the microfilm at the beginning of each collection. An Appendix: Genealogical Charts, compiled by the Virginia Historical Society, appears at the end of the Reel Index in the user guide.

Historical maps, microfilmed among the introductory materials, are courtesy of the Map Collection of the Academic Affairs Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maps consulted include:

Thomas G. Bradford, Comprehensive Atlas, 1835.

Editorial Note

The Reel Index for this edition provides the user with a précis of the collections included. Each précis gives information on family history and many business and personal activities documented in the collection. Omissions from collections are noted in the user guide and on the microfilm.

Following the précis, the Reel Index itemizes each file folder and manuscript volume. The four-digit number to the left of each entry indicates the frame number at which a particular folder begins.

Other Introductory Materials

Mss1C2468a, Carter Family Papers, 1651-1861,
Lancaster and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 2,556 items arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

A genealogy of the Robert Carter family may be found in the Appendix.

Section 1, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letterbook, 1723-1724

This section consists of two items, comprising a letterbook and index, 4 July 1723-11 June 1724, of Robert "King" Carter. An index prepared by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society is included. The letterbook was kept at Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia.

The volume includes letters written to John Burridge (of Lyme Regis, England, concerning tobacco), Robert Burridge (of Lyme Regis, England), William Cage (concerning Edmund Jenings), Charles Carter, Landon Carter, Robert Carter (1705-1732), Thomas Colemore, William Dawkins (of London, England, concerning Charles Carter, Landon Carter, Robert Carter [1705-1732], and tobacco), Thomas Evans (of London, England, concerning Scottish merchants and tobacco), Benjamin Graves (concerning Scottish merchants and tobacco), Landon Jones (concerning the estate of Mary (Landon) Jones Swan), John King (concerning Scottish merchants and tobacco), Solomon Low (concerning Charles Carter, Landon Carter, and Robert Carter [1705-1732]), John Pemberton (of Bristol, England, concerning Scottish merchants and tobacco), Micajah Perry (of London, England, concerning John Carter, Edmund Jenings, the estate of John Lloyd, the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia, and tobacco), John Stark (concerning tobacco), Edward Tucker (of Weymouth, England, concerning Scottish merchants and tobacco), and John Hyde and Co. of London, England.

The second item is an enclosure: index (in part) of letterbook, 4 July 1723 -11 June 1724, of Robert Carter.

Section 2, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letterbook, 1727-1728

This section consists of two items, a letterbook and index, 13 May 1727-23 July 1728, of Robert "King" Carter. An index prepared by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society is included. The letterbook was kept at Corotoman, Lancaster County, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Included are letters written to James Bradley (concerning Germany and Spain), George Braxton, Josiah Burchett, John Burridge (of Lyme Regis, England), Benedict Leonard Calvert (as governor of Maryland), Charles Calvert (as governor of Maryland), James Carter (of Stafford County, Virginia), John Carter (concerning George I), Robert Cary (of London, England, concerning John Carter, Thomas Evans, Nathaniel Harrison, Sir John Randolph, and tobacco), James Christian, William Dawkins (of London, England, concerning Scottish merchants Isaac Lee, Thomas Lee, and Micajah Perry; tobacco; and the ship Carter), George Eskridge (of Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning the sale of slaves), John Falconer (of London, England), John Gale, Sir William Gooch, John Grymes, Nathaniel Gundry, John Holloway, Robert Jones, Thomas Lee (concerning John Savage), Peter Leheup (concerning George II and the Virginia Council), John Mercer (Duke of Newcastle, concerning Spain and British shipping), Earl of Orkney (concerning Governor Hugh Drysdale), Mann Page (of Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia, concerning John Carter, John Clayton, Nathaniel Harrison, and slaves), Mrs. Sarah Parker (concerning John Parker), John Pemberton (of Bristol, England, concerning the sale of slaves), Micajah Perry (of London, England, concerning John Lloyd's estate and tobacco), Sir John Randolph (concerning Richard Thacker of Maryland while in King William County, Virginia), William Robertson (concerning George I), Nicholas Smith (of King George County, Virginia, concerning John Mercer and Falmouth, Virginia), Samuel Smith (of Norfolk, Virginia), Edward Tucker (of Weymouth, England, concerning tobacco), George Turberville, the Board of Trade (concerning Edmund Jenings and Spain), churchwardens (i.e., Thomas Berry and Charles Lee) of Wicomoco parish, Northumberland County, Virginia (concerning Thomas Bailey), Hoswell & Brooks of [unidentified location], John Hyde & Co. of London, England (concerning tobacco), and John Pemberton & Co. of Bristol, England (concerning tobacco).

Also included are a letter (copy), 22 Aug[u]st 1727, Annapolis [Maryland], of Benedict Leonard Calvert (as governor of Maryland) to Robert Carter (1663-1732), and a list, 16 April 1728, of slaves belonging to the estate of John Lloyd.

The second item is an enclosure: calendar (in part) of the letterbook, 1727 May 13-1728 July 23, of Robert "King" Carter.

Section 3, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letterbook, 1728-1730

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 8 August 1728-15 May 1730, of Robert "King" Carter. An index prepared by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society is included. The letterbook was kept at Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia.

Included are letters written to Edward Athawes (of London, England), James Bradley (concerning copper deposits and mining), George Braxton, William Dawson (of London, England, concerning the ship Carter), John Falconer (of London, England), John Fitzhugh (concerning the Stafford County, Virginia, militia), John Gale, Sir William Gooch (concerning Charles Carter and Robert Carter [1705-1732]), Richard Hickman (of York County, Virginia), John Holloway (concerning the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia), Robert Jones, Richard Kelsick, Thomas Lee (concerning the Westmoreland County, Virginia, militia), George Mason, Earl of Orkney (concerning Charles Carter, Robert Carter [1705-1732], and Charles Grymes), Mann Page (of Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia, concerning Charles Carter, Robert Carter [1705-1732], and Sir William Gooch), John Pemberton (of Bristol, England), Micajah Perry (of London, England, concerning the estate of John Lloyd), [John] Pratt (of London, England), Edward Randolph (of London, England), Sir John Randolph, Nicholas Smith (concerning the King George County, Virginia, militia), John Stark (concerning tobacco), John Tayloe (concerning iron and copper mining and the Richmond County, Virginia, militia), James Thomas (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Thornton (of King George County, Virginia), Edward Tucker (of Weymouth, England), Hoswell & Brooks of [unidentified location] (concerning tobacco), John Hyde & Co. of London, England, Richard Oswald & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland, and John Pemberton & Co. of Bristol, England.

Also included is a list, undated, of papers sent to an unidentified addressee concerning the boundaries of the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia.

Section 4, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letters, 1709-1717

This section consists of three items, letters, 1709-1717, written to Robert Carter of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. Correspondents include Benjamin Graves (at Hobb's Hole, Essex County, Virginia), James Green, and Alexander Swan (concerning Elizabeth (Landon) Willis Carter and Mary (Landon) Jones Swan).

Section 5, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Account, 1727-1729

This section consists of one item, an account, 24 June 1727-2 September 1729, of Robert Carter (1663-1732) of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. The account is with Robert Carter (1705-1732) of unidentified location.

Section 6, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Land Papers, 1703-1714

This section consists of three items, land papers, 1703-1732, of Robert Carter (1663-1732) of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. Items include a survey, 1703, of land in Northumberland County, Virginia, made for Robert Carter (1663-1732) by George Cooper; a deed, 1708, of Peter Coutanceau to Robert Carter (1663-1732) for 592 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia (witnessed by Sharshall Grasty, James Risk, and Thomas Waughop and bears affidavit of Thomas Hobson); and a deed of release, 1714, of Thomas Dickenson to Robert Carter (1663-1732) for 301 acres in Richmond County, Virginia (witnessed by Joseph Belfield, Daniel Carter, Benjamin Graves, Thomas Pinckard, Joseph Tayloe, and George Turberville and bears seal of Thomas Dickenson; verso, affidavits of Thomas Dickenson witnessed by Benjamin Graves, Thomas Pinckard, and Joseph Tayloe).

Section 7, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Legal Papers, 1713-1729

This section consists of three items, legal papers, 1713-1729, of Robert Carter (1663-1732) of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. Items include a power of attorney, 1713, of Mrs. Anne Neale to David Straughan to acknowledge a deed of Rodham Neal to Robert Carter (1663-1732) in the Court of Northumberland County, Virginia (witnessed by Griffin Fa[u]ntleroy and Richard Hues and bears affidavit of Thomas Hobson and seal of Mrs. Anne Neale); an order (copy taken from a copy made by Richard Hickman), 1726, of the General Court of Virginia issued to William Ball and James Taylor to survey land in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of Lawrence Legaw (i.e., Robert Carter [1663-1732]) v. John Applegarth (i.e., Isaac Allerton by George Turberville his guardian); and a warrant, 1729, issued to James Thomas to survey two hundred acres in Stafford County, Virginia, for John Matthews (signed by Robert Carter [1663-1732] as agent for the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia).

Section 8, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Bonds, 1713-1731

This section consists of three items, bonds, 1713-1731, of Robert Carter (1663-1732) of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. Items include bonds of Rodham Neale (witnessed by R[ichard] Neale, William Ranken, and John Spicer and bears affidavit of Thomas Hobson), Thomas Dickenson (witnessed by Joseph Belfield, Daniel Carter, Benjamin Graves, Thomas Pinckard, Joseph Tayloe, and George Turberville and bears affidavit of Thomas Dickenson), and John Cooper (witnessed by Gerrard Davies and Samuel Earle and bears seal of John Cooper).

Section 9, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Will, 1732

This section consists of one item, the will, probated 16 October 1732 in the General Court of Virginia, of Robert Carter (1663-1732). The will is in a bound volume, and is a copy made from a copy made by Wilson Allen. Printed in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, V (April 1898), 408-428, and VI (July 1898), 1-22.

The will was written in Lancaster County, Virginia, and witnessed by Solomon Ashead, T[homas] Austin, Barnabas Burch, Richard Chapman, John Conner, Alex[ande]r Edgar, Thomas Edwards, John Harvey, R[ichar]d Lee, Arthur Neale, Rich[ar]d Talent, John Toulton, and John Turberville. It bears affidavit of Matthew Kemp. The volume also includes the tombstone inscription (in Latin and English) of Robert Carter at Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia, printed in Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1931), pp. 121-123, by William Meade.

Section 10, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Estate Inventory by Richard Chapman, ca. 1733

This section consists of one item, an inventory, ca. November 1733, of the estate of Robert Carter (1663-1732) of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia. The inventory was taken by Richard Chapman and is in a bound volume. Printed, in part, in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, VI (October 1898), 145-152; (January 1899), 260-268; (April 1899), 365-370; and VII (July 1899), 64-68.

Included are lists of agricultural equipment, blacksmith utensils, books, coaches, furniture, glassware, horses, livestock, milling utensils, slaves, and silverware at Robert Carter's estates in Caroline (Pewmond's End), King George (Falls Quarter, Richland Quarter), Lancaster (Brick House Quarter, Changilins Quarter, Corotoman, Corotoman Quarter, Gibson's Plantation, Great Mill, Hills Quarter, Indian Town Quarter, Little Mill, Morattico Quarter, Office Quarter, Old House Quarter, Poplar Neck Quarter, and Wolf House Quarter), Northumberland (Blough Point Quarter, Feilding's Plantation, Jones's Plantation, Old Plantation), Prince William (Bull Run, Frying Pan Quarter, Lodge Quarter, Range Quarter, Red Oak Quarter), Richmond (Brick House Quarter, Bridge Quarter, Dickinson's Mill, Fork Quarter, Thomas Glascock's, Gumfreild's Quarter, Hickory Thickett, Hinson's Quarter, Old Quarter, and Totuskey Quarter), Spotsylvania (Mount Quarter, Norman's Ford), Stafford (Hamstead Quarter, Hinson's Quarter, Park Quarter, Poplar Quarter), and Westmoreland (Brent's Quarter, Coles Point, Dick's Quarter, Forrest Quarter, Head of ye River, Medcalf's Plantation, Moon's Plantation, The Narrows, Old Ordinary, and Pantico Quarter) counties, Virginia.

Section 11, John Holloway, Land Papers, 1713-1715

This section consists of six items, land papers, 1713-1715, of John Holloway. Items include letters, 1713-1714, written by James Green (of Stafford County, Virginia) to John Holloway (of Williamsburg, Virginia) concerning James Leatherland and land in Stafford County, Virginia.

Also included are notes, October 1715, of John Holloway concerning land in Stafford County, Virginia, later owned by Robert Carter (1663-1732).

Section 12, Carter, John (1689/90-1742), Correspondence, 1733-1739

This section consists of twenty-two items, correspondence, 1733-1739, of John Carter (of Corotoman, Lancaster County, and Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia) with Edward Athawes (of London, England, concerning the estate of Robert Carter [1705-1732] and tobacco and bearing seals of Edward Athawes), Foster Cunliffe (of Liverpool, England, concerning Robert Carter [1728-1804] and bearing seal of Foster Cunliffe), Simon Sallard (at Corotoman, Lancaster County, Landsdown, Richmond County, and Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, as an overseer, concerning plantations in Northumberland [Feilding's Plantation], Richmond [Bridge Quarter, Rich Neck Quarter, Totuskey Quarter], and Westmoreland [Coles Point and Nomini Hall] counties, Virginia, and bearing seals of Simon Sallard), and John Tayloe (of Richmond County, Virginia).

Section 13, Carter, Charles (1707-1764) and Robert (1705-1732), Patents, 1707-1728

This section consists of four items, patents (copies), 1707-1728, of Charles Carter and Robert Carter (1705-1732) for land in Stafford County, Virginia, issued by the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia.

Section 14, Carter, Robert (1705-1732), Certificates, 1733

This section consists of two items, a certificate, 1733, of John Gregg concerning John Savage's deeds of lease and release to Robert Carter (1705-1732) for land in Prince William County, Virginia; and a certificate, 1733, of Henry Whiting (of Gloucester County, Virginia) concerning a declaration of William Spiller concerning Robert Carter (1705-1732) and Peter Whiting.

Section 15, Carter, Charles (1707-1764), John (1689/90-1742), and Landon (1710-1778), Letters, 1733-1742

This section consists of eighteen items, letters, 1733-1742, written to Charles Carter, John Carter, and Landon Carter as executors of the estate of Robert Carter (1705-1732). Letters are by Edward Athawes (of London, England, concerning Robert Carter [1728-1804], Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and tobacco, and bearing seals of Edward Athawes), William Dawkins (of London, England, bearing seals), and Richard Oswald (of Glasgow, Scotland).

Letters of Edward Athawes are printed, in part, in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, XXIII (April 1915), 162-172.

Section 16, Carter, Landon (1710-1778), Letters, 1732-1737

This section consists of two items, letters, 1732-1737, written to Landon Carter by Thomas McFarlane (of Landsdown, Richmond County, Virginia) and Simon Sallard (concerning the estates of Robert Carter [1663-1732] and Robert Carter [1705-1732]).

Section 17, Sallard, Simon, Letters to Richard Chapman, 1734-1738

This section consists of twenty items, letters, 1734-1738, written by Simon Sallard (at Landsdown and Totuskey Quarter, Richmond County, and Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia) to Richard Chapman (at Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia) concerning the estate of Robert Carter (1705-1732) and Carter plantations in Northumberland (Feilding's Plantation), Richmond (Dickinson's Mill and Totuskey Quarter), and Westmoreland (Nomini Hall and Old Ordinary) counties, Virginia.

Section 18, Carter, Charles (1707-1764), John (1689/90-1742), and Landon (1710-1778), Accounts, 1726-1749

This section consists of forty-three items, accounts, 1726-1749, of Charles Carter, John Carter, and Landon Carter. Accounts concern the executorship of the estate of Robert Carter ([1705-1732] of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia) by Charles Carter, John Carter, and Landon Carter.

Also included are accounts with Doctor George Nicholas (1726) and the College of William and Mary (1738) and accounts concerning agricultural implements, clothing, ironware, and tobacco.

Section 19, Athawes, Edward and Carter, John (1689/90-1742), Bills of Lading, 1736-1738

This section consists of three items, bills of lading, 1736-1738, issued to Edward Athawes (of London, England) and John Carter (as executor of the estate of Robert Carter [1705-1732]) by Thomas Dove and Thomas Teage for cotton, ironware, linen, shoes, and tobacco.

Section 20, Lewis, Priscilla (Churchill) Carter (1705-1763), Letters, 1757-1758

This section consists of two items, letters, 1757-1758, written to Priscilla (Churchill) Carter Lewis (of Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia) by Charles Goore (of Liverpool, England, concerning tobacco and including an account of tobacco sold for Mrs. Lewis) and Bosworth & Griffith of London, England.

Section 21, Lewis, Priscilla (Churchill) Carter (1705-1763), Accounts, 1758

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1758, of Priscilla (Churchill) Carter Lewis. The accounts were kept at Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia. Included are accounts with Bosworth & Griffith of London, England, concerning tobacco.

Section 22, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Correspondence, 1754-1804

This section consists of 837 items, correspondence, 1754-1804, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) of Baltimore, Maryland, Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, and while at Bladensburg, Maryland, Fredericksburg, and Richmond, Virginia. Correspondence is with James Aldridge (of Occoquan [Landing], Fairfax County, Virginia), Wilson Allen (of Richmond, Virginia), William Anderson (concerning construction on the Lunsford Meeting House [Baptist] at Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Littleberry Apperson (of Frederick County, Virginia, concerning the emancipation of Carter's slaves), William Archer, John Ariss (of Richmond County, Virginia), Thomas Armistead (of Portsmouth, Virginia), John Arthur (of Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Joseph Ashmead (of Annapolis, Maryland), William Askew (of Baltimore, Maryland), Samuel Athawes (of London, England), Youell Atwell (of Yeocomico, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning the sloop Mayflower and bearing receipt of Richard Harrow), Jeremiah Garland Bailey (of Yeocomico, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Francis Baker (of Baltimore, Maryland), James Baley (concerning Thomas Edwards and the construction of a mill in Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Ball, Williamson Ball (bearing note of William Eskridge), John Ballantine (of Ayrfield, Westmoreland County, Virginia), John Barret (of Richmond, Virginia), John Bassett (at Baltimore, Maryland), Thomas Beale (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning Robert Bladen Carter), William Beall, Sir Jonathan Beckwith (concerning lawyers and lawsuits pending in the county courts of Virginia), Mrs. Frances Bell (bears endorsement of Benjamin Dawson), James Benn (of Frederick County, Virginia, concerning school teaching), Benjamin Benson (of Annapolis and Chestertown, Maryland, and London, England), Benjamin Berkley (of Cancer, Prince William County, Virginia, concerning the collection of rents), George Berkley (of Loudoun County, Virginia), William Berry, Robert Beverley ([1740-1800] of Blandfield, Essex County, Virginia, concerning county courts, creditors, taxes, and tobacco), Robert Beverley ([1769-1843] of Blandfield, Essex County, Virginia), Hugh Birnie (of Freeport, Pennsylvania), Thomas Blackburn (of Rippon Lodge, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning Henry Dade Hooe and land in Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia), James Bland (of Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning taxes), William Bland (of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Carter's house and lots in Williamsburg and bearing seal), Thomas Blane (at Bushfield and Hickory Hill, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Boon (of Port Conway, King George County, Virginia), James Boyd, John Bradford, Benjamin Bramham, Newyear Branson (of Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Vincent Taylor Branson (of Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning the sloop Mayflower), William Brickey (concerning Cancer, Richmond County, Virginia), William Bronaugh (concerning land in Loudoun County, Virginia), Ebenezer Brooks (of Lincoln, Loudoun County, Virginia), James Brooks (of Annapolis, Maryland, concerning Benjamin Benson and Anne (Bladen) Tasker), Charles Brown, John Bailey Brown (of Coles Point, and while at Hickory Hill and Oldham's Cross Roads, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Richard Brown (of Yorktown, York County, Virginia, concerning flour), William Brown (of Lancaster County, Virginia), Nat[haniel] Browne (of Kent Island, Maryland), Jacob Bruce (of Williamsburg, Virginia), Richard Bruer, William Bruer, Andrew Buchanan (of Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, concerning Charles Carter [1733-1796]), James Buchanan (of London, England), William Buckland, Richard Buckner (of Albany, Westmoreland County, and Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia, concerning Jacob McKinney), William Buckner (of Port Royal, Virginia), Edmund Bulger, James Burwell (of King's Creek, York County, Virginia, bearing receipt of Bernard Seward), Nathaniel Burwell (of Carter's Grove, James City County, Virginia, concerning a bond of Hugh Nelson), Samuel Busey Sr., Samuel Busey Jr. (of Baltimore, Maryland), Beckwith Butler (concerning supplies for the Lancaster County militia), John Carter Byrd (of Williamsburg, Virginia), Joseph Byrn (concerning land in Frederick County, Virginia), Richard Caddeen (bearing receipt of John Caddeen), Francis Callis (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), Alexander Campbell (concerning reform in the county courts), Thomas Carneal (of Alexandria, Virginia, concerning the emancipation of slaves), William Carr (of Dumfries, Prince William County, and at Westmoreland Court House, Virginia, concerning the committee of safety and court of Prince William County and tobacco inspection warehouses), Charles Carter ([1732-1806] of Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia, concerning an agreement between Charles Carter [1707-1764], John Carter [as executor of Mann Page (1691-1730)], Robert Carter [1663-1732], and Robert Carter [1705-1732] concerning land in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Virginia), Charles Carter ([1733-1796] of Ludlow, Stafford County, Virginia), George Carter (at Alexandria and Goose Creek, Loudoun County, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [while attending the University of Pennsylvania], concerning Benjamin Dawson and a lawsuit of Hugh Quinlan v. Robert Carter [1728-1804] in the Virginia High Court of Chancery, and bearing seal), Landon Carter (of Bull Run, Loudoun County, Virginia), Landon Carter ([1751-1811] of Cleve, King George County, Virginia), Robert Bladen Carter (bearing receipts of Thomas Caddeen, Thomas Hutt, Hugh McNeill, Vincent Redman, William Thompson [witnessed by Benjamin Dawson], Robert Tomlin [witnessed by John Bailey Brown], and James Williams), James Catlett (of Frederick County, Virginia), John Chandless (of Baltimore, Maryland, bearing receipt of James L. Walker), Gurden Chapin (of Alexandria, Virginia), Thomas Chapman (of Dumfries, Virginia, concerning the estate of William Carr), Francis H[umphrey] Christian (concerning dancing lessons for Anne Tasker (Carter) Peck Quinlan and John Tasker Carter and bearing receipt of Archibald McCall), Thomas Claiborne (of King William Court House, Virginia), Eli Cleveland (of Prince William County, Virginia), Peter Colling (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Emanuel Swedenborg and religion), Christopher Collins (of Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning slaves and bearing receipt of William Richardson witnessed by George Randell), Lucy (Carter) Colston, William Cooke, John Corrie, Mrs. Elizabeth Dameron, William Dameron, James Davenport, Philip Dawe (of Dumfries, Virginia, concerning Carter's lawsuits pending in the court of Prince William County, the Dumfries District Court, and the High Court of Chancery in Richmond, Virginia), Benjamin Dawson (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and at Alexandria, Bull Run and Leo, Loudoun County, Centreville, Fairfax County, Morgan's Ford, Frederick County, and Richmond, Virginia, concerning Spencer Ball, John Tasker Carter, Robert Bladen Carter, Hugh Quinlan, the division of Carter's lands in Virginia among his children, and the emancipation of Carter's slaves), William Dawson (of Taurus, Westmoreland County, and at Munday's Point [i.e., Mundy Point], Northumberland County, Virginia), Emanuel Dean, John Dixon (of Williamsburg, Virginia), Robert Dorsey (of Baltimore, Maryland), James Douglass, Thomas Downing (of Northumberland County, Virginia, bearing receipt of Fleet Cox witnessed by Benjamin Dawson), Daniel Dulany, James Dunlap (of New York, New York, concerning the estate of John Schaw), Joachim Frederick Eckard (at Washington, D.C., concerning religion), George Edwards, Thomas Edwards, William Edwards (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), Benjamin Ellinwood (of Beverly, Massachusetts, concerning John Tasker Carter and George Carter), James Elliott, William Ellzey (at Dumfries, Virginia, concerning James Whaley, William Whaley, and land in Loudoun County, Virginia), Joseph Everett, Bertrand Ewell, Ferdinando Fairfax, Moore Fauntleroy (bearing receipt of Thomas Edwards), Robert Fauntleroy (of Sion House, Richmond County, Virginia), John Feagins, Thomas Fisher, William Fitz, Nicholas Flood (of Baltimore, Maryland), A. Fonerden, Doctor Henry Francks (bearing note of Doctor William Flood and receipt of Hugh Hamilton), Thomas Franklin (concerning Dickinson's Mill, Richmond County, Virginia), Hezekiah Freeman (of Frederick County, Virginia), Griffin Garland (of Marske, Richmond County, Virginia, bearing receipt of Garard McKenney witnessed by Doctor Henry Francks), William Gilbert (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), Spencer Gill, Samuel Godman (of Annapolis, Maryland), Charles Goore (of Liverpool, England), George Gordon, William Greenlaw (of Fauntleroy's Ferry, Richmond County, Virginia), Catherine (Carr) Gregory, Thomas Griffin (of London, England, concerning the construction of an organ), Robert Hall (at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Hammond (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Daniel Dulany, Luther Martin, Robert Smith, the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland, and pig iron), John Hargrove (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning the [?] McCloud of New York City and the New Jerusalem Church), Doctor Timothy Harrington, William Harrison (of Forest Quarter, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Hartshorne (of Alexandria, Virginia), Mungo Harvey (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Harvey (of Fredericksburg, Virginia), Doctor Moses Haslett, William Hazard (of Gemini, Westmoreland County, and Westmoreland Court House, Virginia), George Headon (of Loudoun County, Virginia), Archibald Henderson (of Northumberland Court House, Virginia), Archibald Henderson (1730?-1803), Thomas Hingson, Henry Hinton (of Hobb's Hole, Essex County, Virginia), Samuel Hipkins (at Totuskey, Richmond County, Virginia), John Hooe (of Green[wich], Prince William County, Virginia), John Hough (of Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning the collection of rents), John How (concerning Robert Bladen Carter), Edward Hunt (of London, England, concerning Thomas Gwatkin and Rowland Hunt), James Hunter (of Fredericksburg, Virginia), William Hunter (of Alexandria, Virginia), Robert Hunton, John Hutt, Thomas Hutt (concerning land in Westmoreland County, Virginia, belonging to the estate of Elliott Sturman), John Hyndman (of London, England, concerning James Buchanan & Co. and Hyndman, Lancaster & Co. of London, England), John Igglesden (of Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia), George Ingram, John Jack (of Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia [now West Virginia], concerning the slave Jack), John Jackson (of Scott's Run, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning land in Fairfax County), Denton Jacques (of Annapolis, Maryland), Neil Jamieson (of New York, New York, concerning John Schaw), Thomas Johnson, Christopher Johnston (address to Charles [i.e., Robert] Carter), James Johnston (of Dumfries, Virginia, concerning the collection of debts due to Robert Carter [1728-1804] and land in Loudoun County, Virginia, and bearing letter [copy] of William Carr), Samuel Johnston, Catesby Jones (of Mount Sion, Northumberland County, and at Cherry Hill, [unidentified location], Hickory Hill, and Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Charles Jones (concerning the construction of a house and offices for John Peck), Emmanuel Jones (bearing receipt of Robert Necks), Frances (Carter) Jones (of Henrico County, Virginia), Meriwether Jones (of Newcastle, Hanover County, Virginia), Samuel Jones (of Lower Dublin, Pennepeck, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning George Carter, John Tasker Carter, and Henry Toler, slavery and religion), Thomas Jones (of Spring Garden, Hanover County, and Henrico County, Virginia, bearing receipts of Thomas Hooper and Matthew Lodge & Co. of [Baltimore, Maryland?]), Travis Jones, William Jones (of Baltimore, Maryland), John Morton Jordan (of London, England), James Keen (concerning land in Fairfax County, Virginia), Thomas Kell, James Kelley, William Kenner (at Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Lewis Kenner, Cornelius Kincheloe (concerning land in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, Virginia), John Kincheloe, Richard Lancaster, James Lane (concerning land in Frederick County, Virginia), William Land (imperfect), William Lawrence (bearing receipt of Richard Lee), Thomas Lawson (of Neabsco, Prince William County, Virginia), Richard Lemmon (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Daniel Dulany, corn, milling, and pig iron), Robert Lemmon (of Baltimore, Maryland, and at Richmond Court House, Virginia, and Salisbury, Maryland, concerning Daniel Dulany, John McKim, Luther Martin, David Stodder, Abraham Van Bibber, the estate of Benjamin Carter, cotton, wool, Quakers, paper currency, and the schooner Betsy), Thomas Lewis (of Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning Miles Barden), Warner Lewis, Thomas Leycock (of Yeocomico, Virginia), Opie Lindsay (of The Mount, Fairfax County, and at Alexandria and Colchester, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning Benjamin Dawson and Andrew Elliott, Forrest & Seton of Alexandria, Virginia, and tobacco), Samuel Love (of Prince William County, Virginia), Benjamin Lowndes (of Bladensburg and Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Anne (Tasker) Ogle, the estate of Elizabeth (Tasker) Lowndes, and the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland), Christopher Lowndes (of Bladensburg, Maryland, concerning Andrew Beall, the estates of Benjamin Tasker [1690-1768] and Benjamin Tasker [1720-1760], Belair, Prince George's County, Maryland, and the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland, and bearing letter [copy] of Anne (Tasker) Ogle and receipt [copy] of Benjamin Tasker [1690-1768]), Francis Lowndes (of Bladensburg, Maryland), Lewis Lunsford, John Lyons (of Loudoun County, Virginia), Alexander Macaulay (of Yorktown, York County, Virginia), William McClanahan, William MacCreery (of Baltimore, Maryland), Reuben McDaniel, John McDonogh, Thomas McElderry (of Baltimore, Maryland), Richard S. McGinniss (bearing receipt of William Crask), Coll MacGregor (of New York, New York, concerning Neil Jamieson and the estate of John Schaw, and bearing seal), Richard Schooley McGuire (bearing receipt of Thomas Asbury), John Mackay, Robert McKildoe (bearing receipts of Newyear Branson, Benjamin Dawson, and Gerard McKenney), John McKim (of Baltimore, Maryland), Jacob McKinney (of Port Royal and at Westmoreland Court House, Virginia), Duncan McLean, William McMechen (of Baltimore, Maryland), Hugh McNeill (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Allan Macrae, Thomas Main (of London, England), Richard Major (concerning William Cleaveland), Thomas Mallory (of Rich Neck [unidentified location]), Rose Marlen (of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Vincent Marmaduke (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), James Marsh, John Massey, Ralph Mather (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning the New Jerusalem Church), John James Maund (of Kinsale, Virginia, bearing receipt of James Smith), James Mercer (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning Benjamin Grymes, Nathaniel Harrison, George Mercer, the estates of Benjamin Tasker [1670-1768] and Benjamin Tasker [1720-1760], and the Ohio Company), John Middleton, Robert Middleton, William Middleton, Samuel Milford (on board the ship Charlotte at West Point, Virginia), Mordecai Miller (of Alexandria, Virginia), Robert Miller (of Norfolk, Virginia), Priscilla (Carter) Mitchell, William Mitchell (of Clover Green, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), Richard H[enry] Moale (of Baltimore, Maryland), William Molohon (of Chaptico, Maryland), John Monroe (of Nidrie, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Thomas Morgan (of Baltimore, Maryland), [first name unknown] Morris (at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Henry Morse (of Williamsburg, Virginia, bears note of Robert Carter [1728-1804] to Robert Mitchell), William Morton, Edward Hack Moseley (of Norfolk and Princess Anne County, Virginia, concerning bar iron), John Moyes (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), John Muir (at Ayrfield, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Murdock (of London, England), William Murphey (of King George County, Virginia), John Murphy (of Alexandria, Ayrfield, Westmoreland County, and Northumberland County, Virginia, and Glasgow, Scotland, concerning Taney, Forrest & Seton of Havre de Grace [now Le Havre], France, Scottish merchants, and France), George Murray (of Frederick County, Virginia), James Muschett (of Dumfries, Virginia), Charles Muse (of Westmoreland Court House, Virginia), Richard Muse (at Nomini Mill, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Thomas Muse, Walker Muse (of Westmoreland Court House, Virginia), Solomon Nash, George Newman (of Leo, Loudoun County, and at Dumfries, Virginia, concerning Cancer, Prince William County, Leo, Loudoun County, and Scorpio and Virgo, Frederick County, Virginia; corn, flax seed, hemp, tobacco, wheat; and land in Loudoun County, Virginia), Thomas Newman (of Yorktown, York County, Virginia), Susanna (Peachey) Nicholson (of Baltimore, Maryland), Henry Nicols, Robert Norris (of Wilmington, Westmoreland County, Virginia), William Nutt (of Northumberland County, Virginia), Anne (Tasker) Ogle (concerning Benjamin Benson, the estate of Benjamin Tasker [1690-1768], and the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland, and bearing seal), Henry O'Hagan, John Orr, John Overall (of Dumfries, Virginia, concerning the collection of rent from tenants on Carter's Chappawamsie tract, Prince William County, Virginia), Mann Page ([1749-1803] of Mannsfield, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), William Page (of Alexandria, Virginia), James Parsons (of Alexandria, Virginia, bearing note of William Templeman), Daniel Payne, William Peachey (of Richmond County, Virginia), John Peck (of Billingsgate, Richmond County, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Baltimore, Maryland, bearing note of Robert Carter [1728-1804]), Valentine Peers (of Waterside, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning land in Loudoun County), Joseph Peirci, Rodham Petty (of Virgo, Frederick County, Virginia), George Pickett (at Hobb's Hole, Virginia), Mary (Newton) Lane Pickett (of Carrville, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Demcey Porter, John Porter (of Appleby, [unidentified location]), William Porter, Jack Power (of Mount Clement, Essex County, Virginia, concerning land in Loudoun County, Virginia), Joseph Prentis (of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Thomas Morse, the estate of [Henry] Morse, and Carter's house and lots in Williamsburg, and bearing seal), Robert Prentis (of Williamsburg and at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning Carter's house and lots in Williamsburg), George Presstman (of Baltimore, Maryland), John Purviance, Alexander Quarrier (of Richmond, Virginia), Mrs. Hannah Raley (of Loudoun County, Virginia), George Randell (bearing note of Joseph Hague), Edward Randsdell (at Westmoreland Court House, Virginia, concerning smallpox), Vincent Redman, Lewis Richards (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning the purchase of books on religion, and bearing seal), Richard Ridgely (concerning the estate of Benjamin Tasker [1720-1760]), John Ridout (of Annapolis, Maryland, concerning Benjamin Benson and the estate of Benjamin Tasker [1690-1768]), Alexander Rigby (of Quantico Neck, Prince William County, Virginia), John Robinson (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning the recording of deeds in the Virginia General Court and including an extract [copy] from an act relating to conveyances), Solomon Robinson, Nicholas Rogers (bearing receipt of Philip Rogers), Thomas Rouand, John Rumbley (of Totuskey, Virginia, concerning the sloop Mayflower), Armistead Russell (of New Kent County, Virginia, concerning the horse Richardson), Youel Rust, Charles Sanford, Richard Sanford, Thomas Sanford (bearing note of Robert Carter [1728-1804]), John Schaw (of Norfolk, Virginia, concerning the sale of bread and flour), George Seaborn (concerning Libra, Frederick County, Virginia), Richard Sebree, Bailey Settle, Clement Sewell (of Wilmington, Westmoreland County, Virginia), David Shields (of Baltimore, Maryland), James Shields (bearing receipts of John Goldsby and Henry Armistead), John Shortridge, James Simpson (at Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning tobacco), Richard Simpson (concerning Wolf Run, Fairfax County, Virginia), Thomas Simpson (of Kinsale, Virginia), Henry Sisson, John Skinker (of Mill Bank, King George County, Virginia), Francis Smith (at Nomini Ferry and [Templeman] Cross Roads, Westmoreland County, Virginia), G. R. Smith (of Piney Ridge, Loudoun County, Virginia), Robert Smith (of Baltimore, Maryland), Thomas Sorrell (of Green Hill, [Westmoreland County?], Virginia), Thomas Southcomb (of Fredericksburg, Virginia), William Spearman (of Gemini, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Elizabeth (Ransdell) Davenport Steptoe, Elizabeth (Robinson) Steptoe, Doctor George Steptoe (concerning inoculations against smallpox), David Stodder (of Fell's Point, Baltimore, Maryland, concerning the schooner Betsy), Thomas Stowers (at Alexandria, Virginia), Samuel Lamking Straughan (of Forest Quarter, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Daniel Sullivan, Hartly Sullivan (of Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia), John Sutton (of Leo, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning the Leo Plantation and the collection of rents from tenants on Carter's lands in Frederick and Loudoun counties), Thomas Swann (of Leesburg, Virginia, concerning a debt due Carter from Lord Dunmore), Martin Tapscott, Edmund Taylor, William Taylor (of Baltimore, Maryland), William P. Tebbs (of Yeocomico, Virginia), Hugh Thompson, Joseph Thompson (of Wilmington, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Doctor Thomas Thomson (bearing receipt of John Peck), Samuel Tillinghast, Henry Toler (at Washington-Henry Academy, Hanover County, Virginia, and Pennepeck and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning Samuel Jones, religion, and Toler's education for the ministry), James Lane Triplett (of Piney Ridge, Loudoun County, Virginia), John Turberville (of Hickory Hill, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Abraham Van Bibber (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland), Mrs. Jane Vaughan (of Frederick County, Virginia), John Victor (at Blenheim, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning organ lessons and the sale of an organ to William Augustine Washington), James Walker (at Carrville, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and London, England), Randol[ph] Walker, William Walker, David Wardrobe (of Westmoreland County, Virginia), Nicholas Ridgeley Warfield (of Elkridge, Maryland, concerning the freedman Thomas Mahoney), Samuel Washington (concerning land in Westmoreland County, Virginia), Zachariah Weaver (of Brent, Westmoreland County, Virginia), James Welch (of Piney Ridge, Loudoun County, Virginia, bearing affidavits of Tarrance Burns, Joshua Harrison, and Abraham Lay), William Wiatt (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning the lawsuit of William Stanard v. Robert Carter [1728-1804] in the Virginia High Court of Chancery and bearing receipt of John Brockenbrough), George Wilkerson (at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and spinning and weaving), James Williams (of Fredericksburg and Totuskey and at Bowlers, Essex County, Virginia, concerning the sloop Mayflower), Thomas Williams (of Alexandria, Virginia), Francis Willis ([1717?-1780] of Frederick County, Virginia, concerning Henry Willis), Francis Willis ([1744-1797] of White Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia), Jeremiah Willson, John Willson, James Jones Wilmer (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Wilmer's projected book on religion entitled Consolation (unpublished) and bearing receipt of Joseph Justis, Caspar Wineymyer (of Fell's Point, Baltimore, Maryland), and Samuel Jones), William Wood, James Woosoncroft, John Wormeley (of Lancaster County, Virginia), Ralph Wormeley, Francis Wright, and John Wright (of Northumberland County, Virginia), William Alexander & Sons of Edinburgh, Scotland, Anthony Bacon & Co. of London, England, Balfour & Barraud of Norfolk, Virginia (written from Little England, Elizabeth City County, Virginia), John Barret & Co. of Richmond, Virginia, George & John Bowness of Norfolk, Virginia, Bruer & Smith of Templeman Cross Roads, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Buchanan & McKeand of Richmond, Virginia (bearing note of Robert Carter [1728-1804] to Robert Taylor of Norfolk, Virginia), James Buchanan & Co. of London, England (bearing seals), Robert Cary & Co. of London, England, Crump & Collins of Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Eilbeck, Ross & Co. of Norfolk, Virginia, Forrest & Seton of Alexandria, Virginia (concerning France and tobacco), Gildarts & Busigny of Liverpool, England (concerning the Virginia Association of 1774 and bar and pig iron), Edward Hunt & Son of London, England (bearing seal), Edward Hunt & Sons of London, England (bearing seal), Thomas & Rowland Hunt of London, England (concerning Benjamin Benson), Hyndman, Lancaster & Co. of London, England, John Hyndman & Co. of London, England, Hyndman & Lancaster of London, England, James, Dick, & Stewart of Annapolis, Maryland, Jenckes, Winsor & Co. of Alexandria, Virginia, Jordan & Barnes of London, England, Richard & Joseph Lemmon of Baltimore, Maryland, Thomas Meeter & Sons of Baltimore, Maryland, Merryman & Slubey of Baltimore, Maryland (concerning the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland), Pickett & Hopkins of Richmond, Virginia (concerning tobacco), George Presstman & Son of Baltimore, Maryland, Scott, Pringle, Cheap & Co. of Madeira (concerning corn, flour, and wheat), T. & J. Simpson of London, England (concerning the construction of an organ), Steuart & Muschett of Dumfries, Virginia, Taney, Forrest & Seton of Havre de Grace [now Le Havre], France (concerning France and tobacco and bearing receipt of John Murphy and seal), and Ennion Williams & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 23, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Accounts, 1736-1804

This section consists of 1,061 items, accounts, 1736-1804, of Robert Carter (1728-1804). The accounts were kept at Baltimore, Maryland, Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Some accounts concern William Attwood (for keeping school in 1770), Philip Vickers Fithian (for keeping school in 1774), Warner Lewis (1758), Doctor William Pasteur (1770), Samuel & John Adams of Baltimore, Maryland (for printing hymn books in 1792), Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia (1770), Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia (1777), Dixon & Hunter of Williamsburg, Virginia (1770), and the clerk (i.e., James Davenport) of Westmoreland County, Virginia (1774).

Accounts also concern the estate of Benjamin Tasker (1788), the sloop Atwell (1779), Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland (1770-1771), Belair, Prince George's County, Maryland (1771), the sloop Betsy (1787, 1793), Billingsgate, Richmond County, Virginia (1778), blacksmiths (1771, 1773), books (1770, 1779), brickwork (1793), Cancer, Prince William County, Virginia (1790), Capricorn, Frederick County, Virginia (1790), clothing (1775, 1777-1779, 1784-1785), construction (1786, 1790), dancing lessons (1770, 1771, 1773), land in Fairfax County, Virginia (1778), land in Frederick County, Virginia (1784), furniture (1771), ironwork (1775, 1793), leatherwork (1792), Leo, Loudoun County, Virginia (1790), Libra, Frederick County, Virginia (1790), land in Loudoun County, Virginia (1778), the sloop Mayflower (1784), mills (1770), milling (1786), slaves (1792), paper (1777, 1787), schoolteaching (1790), Scorpio, Frederick County, Virginia (1790), shipbuilding and repair (1773, 1775, 1785), shoes (1771, 1792), taxes in Falmouth, Stafford County (1786), Loudoun County (1786, 1790), Richmond County (1784-1786, 1790), and Westmoreland County (1781, 1789-1791), Virginia, and the Virginia Gazette (1785-1786).

Other topics in the accounts include clothes, corn, bar and pig iron, tobacco, and wheat.

Section 24, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Deeds, 1762-1794

This section consists of seven items, deeds, 1766-1794, to Robert Carter (1728-1804) for lands in Virginia and Maryland. Deeds are from Mrs. Dionysia Graves and Richard Graves for 250 acres in York County, Virginia (witnessed by Frederick Bryan, Goodrich Crump, Thomas Everard, John Fergusson, Henry Gilbert, William Graves, and John Marston and bears affidavit of Thomas Everard [with affidavits enclosed of Thomas Everard, John Hopkins, and William Marston]), Edmund Kelly for land in Baltimore County, Maryland (witnessed by George Presstman and James Long and bears affidavits of Thomas Elliot, William Gibson, James Long [witnessed by George Presstman], and George Salmon), and Mrs. Deborah Owings and Samuel Owings for a lot in Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by Robert North Moale and Thomas Moale and bears affidavits of William Gibson, Samuel Owings [witnessed by Thomas Moale], George Gould[smi]th Presbury, and George Salmon); deed (copy), 1802, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) to Luther Martin for 173 acres in Baltimore County, Maryland (witnessed by and bears affidavits of George G[ouldsmith] Presbury and Thorowgood Smith); and affidavits (copy [incomplete] made by Wilson Allen), 1762, of William Holt, John Prentis, and Benjamin Waller concerning a deed of Frances (Tasker) Carter and Robert Carter (1728-1804) to John Semple for 3,500 acres in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Section 25, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Leases, 1794-1801

This section consists of three items, leases, 1794-1801, to Robert Carter (1728-1804) for lands in Maryland. Leases are from George Davy for a lot in Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by Richard Coler and William Crouch and bears affidavits of William Gibson, George Gould[smi]th Presbury, and George Salmon); Nicholas Rogers for eight acres in Baltimore County, Maryland; and Mary Ross for a lot in Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by Owen Dorsey and William Russell and bears affidavits of Owen Dorsey, William Gibson, Mary Ross [witnessed by Owen Dorsey], and William Russell).

Section 26, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Plats, 1775-1786

This section consists of three items, plats, 1775-1786, surveyed by David Wardrobe (of 324.5 acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia, for John Crabb and bearing note of Robert Carter [1728-1804]); by Griffin Garland (of one hundred acres in Richmond County, Virginia, for Robert Carter [1728-1804]); and by John Kincheloe (of six acres in Prince William County, Virginia, for Robert Carter [1728-1804]).

Section 27, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Patent and Deed, 1772-1787

This section consists of two items, a patent (copy), 1772, issued to Robert Carter (1728-1804) by the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia for 14,847 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia (signed by Thomas Lord Fairfax); and a deed (unexecuted), 1787, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) to Abraham Van Bibber for a one-fifth share in the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 28, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Agreements, 1776-1803

This section consists of twelve items, agreements, 1776-1803, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) with John Allison (concerning a lot at Brent, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and witnessed by Henry Willis), Daniel Connellee (concerning the construction of buildings at Old Ordinary, Westmoreland County, Virginia, witnessed by Solomon Nash and George Randell and bears receipts of Connellee witnessed by Benjamin Dawson), William Crouch (witnessed by William Askew), Robert Hall (witnessed by Benjamin Dawson and bears receipt of Hall witnessed by John Bailey Brown), Aaron Hardage (concerning Forest Quarter, Westmoreland County, Virginia, witnessed by John Bailey Brown and bearing affidavit of William Harrison), William Harrison, Thomas Hingson, Charles Jones (concering the construction and/or repair of outbuildings at Dickerson's Mill, Richmond County, Virginia), Samuel Male (witnessed by Sarah Fairfax (Carter) Chinn and bears receipt of Male witnessed by Sophia Carter), Cuthbert Marsh (bearing affidavit of George Bean and Gideon Marsh witnessed by James Marsh and Spencer Marsh, and a note of Cuthbert Marsh), Richard Simpson (concerning his tenancy at Wolf Run, Fairfax County, Virginia, witnessed by George Randell), Daniel Sullivan (concerning the manufacture of wool and linen at Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia, witnessed by George Gordon), William Wallace (concerning Mrs. Sarah Dudley and land in Northumberland County, Virginia, witnessed by Benjamin Dawson), and Zachariah Weaver.

Section 29, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Bonds, 1771-1788

This section consists of six items, bonds, 1774-1786, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) to Thomas Atwell (concerning tobacco and bears receipt of Atwell), Samuel Hipkins (witnessed by George Randell and bears receipt of Hipkins witnessed by Richard Jesper), William Matthist (bears receipt of Neil McCoull), and William Tebbs; and bonds, 1771-1788, to Robert Carter (1728-1804) of Daniel Bowly (copy [imperfect] witnessed by [George] Taylor and bears certificates [copies] issued by the state of Maryland and signed by Benjamin Harwood and Thomas Harwood and bond of James Croxall [witnessed by William Hammond]), James Boyd (witnessed by Henry Francks), Philip Hall, Robert Lemmon, George Lux, Samuel Owings, and Philip Rogers.

Section 30, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Rules, ca. 1775

This section consists of one item, rules, written ca. 1775, by Robert Carter (1728-1804), for the conduct of churchwardens.

Section 31, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Sacrifices, Altars, Tithes, ca. 1793

This section consists of one item, concerning sacrifices, altars, and tithes, written, ca. 1793, by Robert Carter (1728-1804).

Section 32, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Memorandum and Instructions, 1772-1796

This section consists of two items, a memorandum, 1772, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning the opening of the February 1772 session of the General Assembly of Virginia; and instructions, 1796, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) to George Carter concerning the shipment of books and furniture from Nomini Hall and firewood from Coles Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 33, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Affidavits and License, 1774-1789

This section consists of five items, affidavits, 1774-1777, of Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning James Glentworth (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Isaac Spice Grishow (at Double Mill, Westmoreland County, Virginia), and Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia; and a license, 1789, issued by Robert Carter (1728-1804) authorizing Youel Self to be married to Ann Walker.

Section 34, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Lawsuit, 1768-1771

This section consists of eight items, materials, 1768-1771, in the lawsuit of Robert Carter (1728-1804) v. Thomas Edward in the General Court of Virginia relating to the construction of a grist mill in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Included are a list of grist mills in Westmoreland County, Virginia; a list (copy made by James Davenport) of tithables of Thomas Edwards in Westmoreland County, Virginia; orders (copies made by James Davenport) of the Court of Westmoreland County, Virginia; affidavits of James Baley, Charles Brown, James Ford, James Gregory, William Porter, and Francis Wright; a memorandum of Robert Carter (1728-1804); and an order (copy made by Benjamin Waller) of the General Court of Virginia (bearing receipt of James Baley).

Section 35, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Lawsuits, 1757-1801

This section consists of six items, notes concerning a lawsuit, 1757-1759, of Willoughby Allerton v. Robert Carter (1728-1804) in the Court of Westmoreland County, Virginia (bear bill of complaint of Edmund Pendleton; letter of Robert Carter (1728-1804) to William Dunbar; affidavit of Willoughby Newton concerning Thomas Bennett; affidavit of Roger Dixon; and an account of the estate of Willoughby Allerton with Benjamin Weeks); affidavits, 1789, of Charles Lewis and Nicholas Brown Seabrook (copy made by Peter Tinsley) and list of papers in the lawsuit of Charles Carter v. Robert Carter (1728-1804) in the High Court of Chancery of Virginia; summons, 1792, issued by Thomas Edwards in the lawsuit of Robert Carter (1728-1804) v. Muscoe Garnett in the District Court of Northumberland County, Virginia; opinion, 1797, of Samuel Johnston in the lawsuit of Charles Carter et al. v. Robert Carter (1728-1804) in the High Court of Chancery of Virginia; affidavit (copy made by John Gwinn), 1798, of Luther Martin and R[obert] Smith in the lawsuit of Robert Carter (1728-1804) v. Luther Martin in the General Court of Maryland; and judgement (copy made by Joseph Jones Monroe), 1801, in the lawsuit of Robert Carter (1728-1804) v. Hugh McNeill, Vincent Redman, William Spark and John Templeman in the District Court of Northumberland County, Virginia.

Section 36, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Lists, 1770-1802

This section consists of nine items, a list, 1770, of rents owed to Robert Carter (1728-1804) by tenants on Carter's tracts in Fairfax (Halfway House, Sandy Run, Scott's Run, and Wolf Run), Frederick (Shenandoah), Loudoun (Broad Run, Bull Run, Goose Creek, and Piney Ridge), and Prince William (Chappawamsie) counties, Virginia; a list, 1775, of whites and blacks living at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; a list, 1783, of land belonging to Robert Carter (1728-1804) in Fairfax (Difficult Run, Halfway House, Moses Ramsey, Pinet's Run, Sandy Run, Scott's Run, and Wolf Run), Frederick (Libra, Shenandoah, and Virgo), Loudoun (Broad Run and Sugar Lane, Bull Run, Goose Creek, and Piney Ridge), and Prince William (Chappawamsie) counties, Virginia; a list, 1784, of taxable property at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; a list (compiled by William McClanahan), 1785, of corn, tobacco, and personal property belonging to Robert Carter (1728-1804) at Taurus, Westmoreland County, Virginia; a list (compiled by Samuel Lamkin Straughan), 1785, of agricultural implements at Billingsgate, Richmond County, Virginia; a list, 1789, of slaves at Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia; a memorandum, 1793, of lots in Baltimore, Maryland, leased to Robert Carter (1728-1804) by Edmond Kelly; and a list, 1802, of lots in Baltimore, Maryland, conveyed to Luther Martin by Robert Carter (1728-1804).

Section 37, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Proposals, 1770-1789

This section consists of six items, proposals, 1770-1789, made by Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning the transportation of cut stone, the construction of a bank by ditchers along a branch of the Nomini River, Westmoreland County, Virginia, a private postal service, a road in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Double Mill, Westmoreland County, Virginia; and the sale of a one-fifth share in the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 38, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Bills of Lading, 1771-1792

This section consists of eight items, bills of lading, 1771-1792, issued to Robert Carter (1728-1804) by Thomas Butman, Casar (slave), Bridger Goodrich, William Lawrence (Negro), John Muir, Jean Francois Vasseur, and James Walker for bar iron, bread, flour, and tobacco.

Section 39, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Report and Affidavit, 1784-1791

This section consists of two items, a report (copy made by Leroy Peachey), 1784, made to the Court of Richmond County, Virginia, by John Demeritt, Richard Neale, Peter Northern, Tobias Purcell, Vincent Redman, Benjamin Rust, Bailey Settle, John Sisson, John Smith, William Sutton, George Weathers, and John Weldon concerning the construction of a mill by Robert Carter (1728-1804) at Dickerson's Mill, Richmond County, Virginia; and an affidavit, 1791, signed by Nathaniel Barker, Nathaniel Barker (d. ca. 1801), Thomas Barker, Charles Brent, William Brent, John Ginkins, William Gunnell, Charles Hugly, Daniel Kitchen, Emanuel Lay, and Daniel Lewis concerning land occupied by Daniel King in the Broad Run and Sugar Lane tract, Loudoun County, Virginia (bears affidavits of John Gunnell, Robert Gunnell, A[lexander] Henderson, Jeremiah Moore, and Alexander Smith).

Section 40, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Affidavits, 1772-1800

This section consists of nine items, affidavits, 1772-1800, of James Burk (concerning William Powell as an overseer for Robert Carter [1728-1804] at Cancer, Prince William County, Virginia), John Dey (concerning William Powell), John Fryer, William Hazelrigg, Edmond Henry (freedman), John Holding, John Kincheloe, Cuthbert Marsh, William Mitchell (concerning tobacco produced at Cancer, Prince William County, and Leo, Loudoun County, Virginia, and land in the Bull Run tract, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia), William Montgomery, John Peck, Joseph Peirce (concerning a deposition of Benjamin Dawson), Charles Tyler (concerning an agreement with Robert Carter [1728-1804] and witnessed by Henry Francks), and Benjamin Wigginton.

Section 41, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Memorandums, 1774-1803

This section consists of seven items, memorandums, 1774-1803 and undated, of Robert Carter (1728-1804). Items include a memorandum, undated, of John James Maund to Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning books on law; a sketch, undated, made by Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning the construction of a ship; a memorandum, undated, concerning dowries of Betty Landon (Carter) Ball, Frances (Carter) Jones, and Anne Tasker (Carter) Peck Quinlan; a form (copy made by Robert Carter [1728-1804]), 1774, of a certificate exempting iron made in America from duty; a memorandum, 1792, concerning slaves belonging to Robert Carter (1728-1804) at Aries and Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; articles of incorporation (copy made by William Gibson), 1803, of the Associate Reformed Congregation, Baltimore, Maryland (bears affidavits of William Gibson, Robert Gorsuch, and George Gould[smi]th Presbury and seal of Baltimore County, Maryland); and notes, undated, made by Robert Carter (1728-1804) concerning blacksmiths and agricultural operations.

Section 42, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Accounts, 1753-1770

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1753-1770, of Robert Carter (1728-1804). The accounts were kept at Annapolis, Maryland, by Robert Carter (1728-1804), Christopher Lowndes, and Anne (Tasker) Ogle as executors of the estate of Benjamin Tasker.

Section 43, Estate of Benjamin Tasker, 1763-1786

This section consists of two items, inventory (copy [incomplete] made by Henry Hall and Mordecai Jacob), 1763, of the estate of Benjamin Tasker (of Annapolis, Maryland); and an order (copy made by William Hyde), 1786, of the Maryland Court of Chancery in the lawsuit of Benjamin Ogle v. Anne (Tasker) Ogle, et al., concerning the estate of Benjamin Tasker.

Section 44, Tasker, Benjamin (1721-1760) and Tasker, Benjamin (1690-1768), 1755-1765

This section consists of three items, a bond (copy), 1755, of Benjamin Grymes and Nathaniel Harrison to Benjamin Tasker ([1721-1760] witnessed by Musgrove Dawson and Thomas Minor); a deed (copy), 1758, of Anne (Tasker) Ogle to Benjamin Tasker (1721-1760) for Belair, Prince George's County, Maryland (witnessed by U[pton] Scott and George Steuart and bears affidavits of Richard Dorsey, Reverdy Ghiselin, Anne (Tasker) Ogle [witnessed by U[pton] Scott and George Steuart], and George Steuart, and seal of the Provincial Court of Maryland); and a deed (copy), 1765, of Joseph Galloway to Benjamin Tasker (1690-1768) for a one-fifth share in the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by Samuel Galloway and Richard Wootton and bears affidavits of Joseph Galloway [witnessed by Samuel Galloway and Richard Wootton], Reverdy Ghiselin, and George Steuart, and the seal of the Provincial Court of Maryland).

Section 45, Carter, George (1777-1846), Accounts, 1802-1805

This section consists of nine items, accounts, 1802-1805, kept in Baltimore, Maryland, by George Carter (1777-1846) as executor of the estate of Robert Carter (1728-1804). Some accounts are with Andrew Cross (for carpentry work) and the Library Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 46, Carter, Benjamin, Carter, Frances (Tasker), and Carter, John Tasker, Correspondence, 1769-1792

This section consists of three items, letters, 1769-1792, written by or addressed to Benjamin Carter (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Frances (Tasker) Carter, John Tasker Carter (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and bears receipt of Vincent Redman [witnessed by Benjamin Dawson]), John Feagins, Elizabeth (Tasker) Lowndes, and William Porter.

Section 47, Carter, Frances (Tasker) (1738-1787), Accounts, 1770-1777

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1770-1777, of Frances (Tasker) Carter. The accounts were kept at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and concern clothing.

Section 48, Carter, Benjamin (1756-1779), Accounts, 1774-1775

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1774-1775, of Benjamin Carter. The accounts were kept at Annapolis, Maryland, and Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and concern clothing.

Section 49, Carter, Robert Bladen, Correspondence, 1775-1791

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1775-1791, of Robert Bladen Carter (of Baltimore, Maryland) with John Benson (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, bearing note of Carter to George Sisson and receipt of Francis Brooke) and Richard Henry Lee (bearing receipt of Charles McI[ver]).

Section 50, Carter, Robert Bladen (1759-1793), Accounts, 1782-1792

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1782-1792, of Robert Bladen Carter. The accounts were kept at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Included are accounts with Doctor Timothy Harrington and John Wright (concerning taxes in Richmond County, Virginia).

Section 51, Carter, John Tasker (b. 1772), Accounts, 1791-1799

This section consists of six items, accounts, 1791-1799, of John Tasker Carter. The accounts were kept at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Section 52, Carter, George (1777-1846), Correspondence, 1798-1841

This section consists of ninety-six items, correspondence, 1798-1841, of George Carter of Baltimore, Maryland, and Oatlands, Loudoun County, Virginia, and while at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Correspondence is with Richard Barnes Alexander, Ann Martin (Maund) Arnest (at Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia), Doctor John Arnest (of Baltimore, Maryland), Daniel Athel (witnessed by Catherine Ashby and bearing receipt of Doctor Elias Lacey), Spencer Ball, William Benton (at Spring Hill, Fauquier County, Virginia), John Campbell (of Shurland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning the estate of Robert Carter [1728-1804] and lawsuits of George Carter versus Joseph Jones Monroe and Richard Parker), Robert Carr (of Bartram Botanic Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Charles B. Carter (of Fair View, Prince William County, Virginia), John Carter (of Richmond, Virginia), Landon Carter (of Cleve, King George County, Virginia), Obadiah Clifford (of Leesburg, Virginia), William Ashton Gibbons Dade, John Dalrymple (of Baltimore, Maryland), Philip D. Dawe (of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia), Benjamin Dawson (of Fauquier County, Virginia, as trustee for Robert Carter [1728-1804]), William Dawson (of Richmond, Virginia), Adam Denmead (bearing receipt of Caleb Arnest), Joseph Donnison (of Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia), Peter Durting (of Cabell County, Virginia [now West Virginia], concerning Billy [slave]), Ferdinando Fairfax (of Shannon Hill and at Charles Town, Jefferson County, Virginia [now West Virginia]), William H. Foote, William Forbes (of Kinsale, Westmoreland County, and at Alexandria and Grove Mount, Richmond County, Virginia, concerning John Tasker Carter and the purchase of slaves), Henry Foxall (of Georgetown, D.C.), William Frick (of Baltimore, Maryland), William Goodwin (of Baltimore, Maryland), Thomas Harvey (of New York, New York), William Holburne (of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia), John Hopkins (of Winchester, Virginia, concerning Julia (Carter) Berkeley and the estate of Doctor Robert Berkeley), Thomas Irwin (of Alexandria, Virginia), William Jackson (of Conestoga, Pennsylvania), Abijah Janney (of Alexandria, Virginia), John Janney (of Leesburg, Virginia), Samuel Johnston (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning land in Randolph County, Virginia [now West Virginia]), Thomas ap Thomas Jones (of Fayette County, Kentucky), Thomas Jones (of Bathurst, Essex County, and at Mount Sion, Northumberland County, Virginia), Thomas Kell (of Baltimore, Maryland), John Lawson (of Dumfries, Virginia, bearing receipts of George Smith and P. L. Tanner), Opie Lindsay (concerning land in Fairfax County, Virginia, and tobacco), Benjamin Lowndes (of Bladensburg, Maryland), John McClenachan (at Spring Hill, Fauquier County, Virginia), Harriot Lucy (Carter) Maund (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Return Jonathan Meigs (concerning U.S. postal service), Robert Mitchell (of Grove Mount, Richmond County, Virginia), Samuel Moale (of Baltimore, Maryland), Richard Parker (at Dumfries, Virginia), Richard Elliott Parker (of Lawfield, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Samuel Ridout (of Annapolis, Maryland, bearing receipt of John Ridout), Samuel Ringgold (of Fountain Rock, Maryland), Michael Ryan, John Stuart Skinner (of Baltimore, Maryland), Hugh C. Smith (of Alexandria, Virginia), William Smith (at Oatlands, Loudoun County, Virginia), William Steuart (of Mount Steuart, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), William P. Tebbs (at Baltimore, Maryland), Pishey Thompson (of Washington, D.C.), Charles Tyler (of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia), J. Watts, Robert Welsh (of Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia), George Whitelock (of Kinsale and at Mount Grove [i.e., Grove Mount], Richmond County, Virginia, concerning John Tasker Carter, Joe [slave], and Mount Sion, Northumberland County, Virginia), James Wigginton (concerning a debt owed to Robert Carter [1728-1804]), Robert Wilson, and William Wooddy (of Leesburg, Virginia).

Section 53, Carter, George (1777-1846), Accounts, 1793-1813

This section consists of sixty-one items, accounts, 1793-1813, of George Carter. The accounts were kept in Baltimore, Maryland, and at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and Oatlands, Loudoun County, Virginia. Some accounts concern books (1805), clothing (1804-1805), and taxes in Loudoun County, Virginia (1800).

Section 54, Carter, George (1777-1846), Bonds, 1804-1812

This section consists of five items, bonds, 1805-1812, of George Carter (of Baltimore, Maryland, and Oatlands, Loudoun County, Virginia), with Landon Carter (witnessed by Jesse Timms), John Curson Seton, Bushrod Washington, and Robert Welsh; and a bond (copy) 1804, of William Brown, George Carter, and Joseph Townsend with the state of Maryland (concerning the executorship of the estate of Robert Carter [1728-1802] by George Carter [witnessed by George William Willsford and bears affidavit of William Buchanan and seal of the Register's Office of Baltimore County, Maryland]).

Section 55, Carter, George (1777-1846), Legal Papers and Bill of Lading, 1799-1808

This section consists of seven items, legal papers and bill of lading, 1799-1808, of George Carter. Items include a bill of complaint, undated, of Luther Martin in the lawsuit of Thomas Peters v. George Carter in the Court of Chancery of Maryland; a proposal, undated, of George Carter concerning the purchase of Ogle's tract, Frederick [now Clarke] County, Virginia, from Bennett Taylor by Carter and Ferdinando Fairfax; a plot, 1799, of 1,548 acres in Prince William County, Virginia, surveyed for George Carter by William H. Harding (witnessed by John Holcomb and Robert Reed); an affidavit, 1804, of Spencer Ball authorizing George Carter to sell Old Ordinary, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Robert Mitchell; a bill of lading, 1805, issued to Christopher & William Lynch & Co. of Funchal, Madeira, by Nathaniel Neilson for one pipe of wine shipped to George Carter in Baltimore, Maryland (bears receipt of David C. Steuart & Co. of [Baltimore, Maryland]); and an affidavit, 1808, of Edmund Brooke concerning a debt owed to George Carter by Walter Power (annexed: warrant issued by John Lawson in the lawsuit of George Carter v. Walter Power in the District Court of Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia, bearing affidavit of Hugh Holmes).

Section 56, Carter, Sophia (1778-1832), Accounts, 1792-1804

This section consists of seven items, accounts, 1792-1804, of Sophia Carter. The accounts were kept in Baltimore, Maryland, and concern clothing.

Section 57, Various Persons, Accounts, 1794-1805

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1794-1805, of various persons. Items include accounts of Ann Martin (Maund) Arnest, Julia (Carter) Berkeley, C. Carter, Harriot Lucy (Carter) Maund, and Robert Carter Maund.

Section 58, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1773-1820

This section consists of two items, letters, 1773-1820, written by or addressed to Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1797), Robert Wormeley Carter ([1792-1861] of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia), John Self, and Robert Stanard (of Richmond, Virginia).

Section 59, Patents of Northumberland County, Virginia, 1651-1661

This section consists of four items, patents, 1651-1661, for land in Northumberland County, Virginia. Items include a patent (copy made by Chicheley Corbin Thacker), 1651, issued to John Hollowes [i.e., Hallowes] for 1,600 acres in Northumberland [later Westmoreland] County, Virginia (by authority of Sir William Berkeley); a patent (copy made by Thomas Hobson), 1654, issued to Peter Knight for 1,200 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia (by authority of Richard Bennett and William Claiborne); a patent (copy made by William Edwards), 1661, issued to Peter Knight for 2,700 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia (by authority of Francis Moryson); and a patent (copy made by James Davenport), 1661, issued to Richard Cole for 1,350 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia (by authority of Francis Moryson).

Section 60, Patents of Stafford County, Virginia, 1651-1661

This section consists of three items, patents (copies made by Thomas Bryan Martin), 1727-1729, issued by the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia for land in Stafford County. Items include patents to Henry Ashton (for 2,000 acres [later Fairfax County] and bears seal of Thomas Lord Fairfax), Francis Awbrey (for 700 acres [later Prince William County] and bears seal of Thomas Lord Fairfax), and William Berkley (for 936 acres [later Fairfax County]).

Section 61, Deeds, 1673-1747

This section consists of four items, deeds, 1673-1747. Items include deeds (copies made by George Turberville), 1673, of Charity (Odyer) Hardy and John Hardy to Isaac Allerton for thirty acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia (witnessed by John Appleton, Anthony Bridges, [John] Hall, and Robert Vaulx); a deed (copy made by Thomas Hobson), 1691, of James Pope to Christopher Neale for 300 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia (witnessed by Richard Flynt, John Haynie, and Daniel Neale and bears affidavit of Mrs. Dorcas Pope Higginson); and a deed, 1747, of Robert Cary to Doctor Kenneth McKenzie for four lots in Williamsburg, Virginia (witnessed by Edmond Blandy, Anthony Walke, and Andrew Watson and bears affidavits of Robert Cary [witnessed by Walke and Watson] and Thomas Everard and seal of Robert Cary).

Section 62, Fielding, Richard (d. ca. 1667), Will, 1667

This section consists of one item, the will, 8 April 1667, of Richard Fielding. The will was probated in Northumberland County, Virginia. The will was witnessed by Thomas Brereton, William Brereton, William Morgan, and John Salter and recorded by Thomas Hobson (b. ca. 1635). This is a copy of the original and it also bears a deed (copy), 1686, of Richard Fielding (d. ca. 1717) to Thomas Jones for 1,700 acres [i.e., Feilding's Plantation] in Northumberland County, Virginia (witnessed by Thomas Downing, John Sharp, and Edward Tipton and bears affidavits of Thomas Downing, Richard Fielding [(d. ca. 1717) witnessed by John Hughlett and Marie Hughlett], Thomas Hobson [ca. 1666-1717], John Sharp, and Edward Tipton). This item also bears an affidavit (copy), 1697, of John Hine regarding a deposition of William Sanders concerning the will of Richard Fielding (d. ca. 1667); and a deed of Richard Fielding (d. ca. 1717) to Thomas Jones.

Section 63, Asbury, Henry, Patent and Will, 1704-1707

This section consists of two items, a patent and will, 1704-1707, of Henry Asbury. The patent (copy made by Robert Carter [1728-1804]), 1704, was issued to Henry Asbury by the Northern Neck Proprietary to Virginia for eighty acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia. (by authority of Robert Carter [1663-1732]); and will (copy made by James Davenport), 1707, of Henry Asbury probated in Westmoreland County, Virginia (witnessed by Anne Hardwick, Elizabeth (Brown) Hardwick, and William Hardwick).

Section 64, Various Persons, Bond and Affidavit, 1706-1719

This section consists of two items, a bond, 1706, of Richard Barnhouse, George Clough, and Richard Wyatt to Mrs. Alice Wyatt (as executrix of Henry Wyatt; witnessed by Richard Littlepage and Gideon Macon and bears affidavit of George Clough); and an affidavit (copy made by Daniel Tebbs), 1711-1719, of Samuel Bonham (i.e., Bonum), Osman Crabb, John Footman, Henry Netherton, Thomas Newton, William Newton, and William Veale concerning land in Westmoreland County, Virginia, processioned for Willoughby Allerton.

Section 65, Various Persons, Assignment and Deed, 1798-1813

This section consists of two items, assignment of a lease, 1798, of John Gray to Joseph Hawkins for one lot in Baltimore, Maryland (witnessed by James Alcock and bears affidavits of James Alcock, William Gibson, and George Gould[smi]th Presbury); and a deed, 1813, of Charles Z. Platt and Mrs. Sarah Platt to Sheldon Mallary for one lot in Albany, New York (witnessed by J. Vansen and bears affidavits of J. Vansen and L. Visscher).

Section 66, Jones, Thomas, Correspondence, 1791-1794

This section consists of two items, letters (copies) 1791-1794, of Thomas Jones to Daniel Dulany (of Baltimore, Maryland) concerning the estate of Benjamin Tasker.

Section 67, Mitchell, Robert, Correspondence, 1775-1777

This section consists of two items, letters, 1775-1777, written to Robert Mitchell (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia) by Clement Brooke (concerning bar iron) and William Lawrence.

Section 68, Adams, Thomas, Correspondence, 1771-1773

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1771-1773, of Thomas Adams at Williamsburg, Virginia. Correspondence is with Elizabeth (Fauntleroy) Turner Cocke Adams and Richard Adams (at Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning tobacco), and John Morton Jordan & Co. of London, England (concerning the ship Botetourt).

Section 69, Brown, John Bailey, Correspondence, 1788-1789

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1788-1789, of John Bailey Brown of Nomini Hall Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Solomon Nash (of Old Ordinary, Westmoreland County, Virginia), George Randell (of unidentified location), and Charles Raphael Thompson (of Wilmington, Westmoreland County, Virginia, bears receipt of Stephen Craine [witnessed by Benjamin Dawson]).

Section 70, Dawson, Benjamin, Correspondence, 1790-1792

This section consists of three items, letters, 1790-1792, written to Benjamin Dawson of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Alexander Johnston (of unidentified location), Richard O'Harrow (of unidentified location), and Hugh Quinlan (at Westmoreland Court House, Virginia).

Section 71, Jacques, Denton, Correspondence, 1774

This section consists of two items, letters, 1774, written to Denton Jacques (of Annapolis, Maryland) by William Hammond and Thomas Jones (bears receipt of Daniel Dulany).

Section 72, Newman, George, Correspondence, 1786-1790

This section consists of five items, correspondence, 1786-1790, of George Newman (of Leo, Loudoun County, Virginia) with Doctor Samuel Claggett, Samuel Love (of Salisbury, Fairfax County, Virginia), and Edmund Newman (of Virgo, Frederick County, Virginia).

Section 73, Randell, George, Correspondence, 1785-1786

This section consists of two items, letters, 1785-1786, written to George Randell (of Westmoreland County, Virginia) by William Berry and William Lawrence.

Section 74, Massie, Thomas (1747-1834), Correspondence, 1800-1813

This section consists of four items, correspondence, 1800-1813, of Thomas Massie (of Amherst County, Frederick County, and Mill Grove, Nelson County, Virginia) with Charles C. Carter, William Hartshorne (of Alexandria, Virginia, concerning land in Shenandoah County, Virginia), Nathaniel Hill (concerning land in Frederick County, Virginia), and James Maury (of Liverpool, England).

Section 75, Massie, Thomas (1747-1834), Accounts, 1790-1800

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1790-1800, of Thomas Massie. The accounts were kept in Frederick County, Virginia.

Section 76, Washington, William Augustine (1757-1810), Accounts, 1778-1797

This section consists of eight items, accounts, 1778-1797, of William Augustine Washington. The accounts were kept at Blenheim and Haywood, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Some accounts are with Doctor Thomas Thomson.

Section 77, Washington, William Augustine (1757-1810), Bond and Deeds, 1790-1803

This section consists of six items, a bond and deeds, 1790-1803, of William Augustine Washington. Items include a bond (imperfect), 1803, of William Robinson and William Augustine Washington to Elias Boudinot Caldwell (witnessed by Charles Blackburn and Bushrod Washington and bears receipt of Caldwell); and deeds, 1790-1796, to William Augustine Washington for cows and horses from Cornelius Brown (witnessed by James Nivison and James Park), John Henson (witnessed by George Carter and James Nivison), Robert Kenney (witnessed by William Stone), John Rogers (witnessed by Peter Elliot), and Benjamin Steel (witnessed by John Bailey Brown and Thomas Hoton).

Section 78, Tilghman, Tench (1744-1786), Correspondence, 1784-1785

This section consists of three items, letters, 1784-1785, written to Tench Tilghman (of Baltimore, Maryland) by James Price, George Steyer, and E. Stickney.

Section 79, Tilghman, Tench (1744-1786), Accounts, 1784-1786

This section consists of six items, accounts, 1784-1786, of Tench Tilghman. The accounts were kept in Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 80, Tench Tilghman & Co., Correspondence, 1784-1786

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1784-1786, written to Tench Tilghman & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, by James Duff, John Pasley (of London, England), George Purdie (of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia), David Stodder and Robert Taylor (of Norfolk, Virginia), and the Ceronio Brothers of Cape Francois, Haiti (bears seal), Harrison, Nickolls & Co. of Portsmouth, Virginia, and J. W. Phelps & Co. of Madeira (concerning wine).

Section 81, Tench Tilghman & Co., Accounts, 1784-1786

This section consists of nineteen items, accounts, 1784-1786, of Tench Tilghman & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland. Some accounts are with Robert Morris and concern tobacco.

Section 82, Tench Tilghman & Co., Bills of Lading, 1785-1786

This section consists of four items, bills of lading, 1785-1786, issued to Tench Tilghman & Co. of Baltimore, Maryland, for flour and tobacco by Domingo Francisco Ramos, Robert Smith, and Joseph White.

Section 83, Tilghman, Thomas R. and Ridout, Thomas, Bills of Lading, 1785-1786

This section consists of three items, bills of lading, 1786, issued to Thomas R. Tilghman (of Baltimore, Maryland) for bread and tobacco by Andrew Carra and Simon Deagle; and a bill of lading, 1785, issued to Thomas Ridout (at Bordeaux, France) by William Baxter Smith.

Section 84, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1770-1861

This section consists of twenty-five items, letters, 1770-1861, written by or addressed to Josiah Ball, Thomas Beary ([imperfect] concerning the sale of tobacco to France), James Child, Thomas Clency, D. Cruger, Charles Denston (of New York City), Thomas Lord Fairfax (of Ash Grove, Fairfax County, Virginia), Doctor William Flood, Henry Francks (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Peter Gansevoort (of Albany, New York), Hugh Gardner, Thomas Griffin (concerning an organ for Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia), John Gwinn, U. Hart, Joseph Huntting, Travis Jones, Issac Lane, Amand Francois de La Ville ([copy] of Nantes, France), Francis Lightfoot Lee, Robert Lemmon, Hugh McNeill (concerning Nomini Mill, Westmoreland County, Virginia), James Marshall, John James Maund (of Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Fontaine Maury (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, includes letter of William Wiatt to Robert Carter [1728-1804] and an order [copy made by Peter Tinsley] of the High Court of Chancery of Virginia in the lawsuit of William Stanard et al. v. Gildarts and Busigny of Liverpool, England, et al.), John Middleton (of Yeocomico, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Doctor Thomas Miller, A. Moore, Thomas Love Moore (of Warrenton, Virginia, concerning George Carter and land in Prince William County, Virginia), Robert Morris (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Richard Parker, Archibald Patison (of Cambridge, Maryland), John Peck (at Baltimore, Maryland), Peter Pelham (of Williamsburg, Virginia), Jack Power (of Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia), James Roach, John Roberts, Joseph Robins (witnessed by J. Harper and bears note of Isaac Lane and receipts of Archibald Debow Murphey and Robert Williams), [first name unknown] Sturgis, Thomas Swann (of Alexandria, Virginia), John Turberville, John Victor (at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning a piano belonging to Robert Carter (1728-1804), Elisha Whittlesey (of Washington, D.C., concerning the death of Walter Jones), and Christopher and Robert Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 85, Various Persons, Agreements, 1786-1790

This section consists of two items, an agreement, 1786, of William Kenner and Patrick Wodrow concerning salt (witnessed by Robert Barr and Alexander Ruthven); and an agreement (copy), 1790, of William Hammond and Jeremiah Yellot concerning pig iron (witnessed by John S. Edwards).

Section 86, Various Persons, Affidavits, 1788-1789

This section consists of two items, affidavits, 1788-1789, of Richard Bennett, John Middleton (witnessed by William Dawson), and Demcey Porter concerning construction done by William Anderson on the Lunsford Meeting House (Baptist) at Aries, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 87, Various Persons, Permit, Opinion, and Affidavit, 1786-1790

This section consists of three items, concerning various persons, 1786-1790. Items include a permit, 1786, issued to William Kenner by Richard Marshall Scott to allow the sloop Mayflower to be processed from Alexandria to the Nomini River, Westmoreland County, Virginia; an opinion, 1789, of Charles Jones concerning the cost of carpentry work to be done on a dwelling house; and an affidavit, 1790, of George Lane concerning the value of corn house at Cancer, Prince William County, Virginia.

Section 88, Various Persons, Land Papers, 1819-1826

This section consists of three items, a plat, undated, of land lying on Reedy Fork Creek, North Carolina (otherwise unidentified); an affidavit, 1819, of William Hoover concerning the sale of one hundred acres (presumably in Orange [now Durham] County, North Carolina) of Daniel Collins to Thomas Hunt; and a plat, 1825, surveyed by William Anderson of 165 acres in Botetourt County, Virginia, belonging to Edward [Codrington] Carrington.

Section 89, State and County Records, 1768 and Undated

This section consists of three items, a petition (copy made by Thomas Massie), undated, of inhabitants of Amherst and Nelson counties, Virginia, presented to the General Assembly of Virginia, concerning the clearing of the Tye River for navigation; a motion (copy made by John Bailey Brown), undated, presented to the Court of Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning the creation of a new district in the county; and an extract (copy made by Charles Binns), 1768, from the minutes of the Court of Loudoun County, Virginia (includes list of justices of the peace for Loudoun County).

Section 90, Legal Papers, 1787-1810

This section consists of five items, a bill of complaint (copy made by Valentine Peyton), 1787, of William Newton in his lawsuit v. the Trustees of Falmouth, Virginia, in the Court of Stafford County, Virginia (bears affidavit of William Alexander); a decree (copy made by Peter Tinsley), 1788, of the High Court of Chancery of Virginia in the lawsuit of Alexander Henderson v. Nathaniel Burwell, Robert Carter Burwell (by Thomas Nelson [1764- ] and John Page his guardians), Thomas Nelson (1728-1789), John Hatley Norton and John Page; a summons, 1789, issued to Ferdinand Walfort to appear before Moses R. Van Vrankin (a justice of the peace for Albany, New York) in the lawsuit of Jeremiah Rickey; an order (copy made by Samuel Harvey Howard), 1804, of the Maryland Court of Chancery in the lawsuit of Charles [Carnan] Ridgely v. Charles Carnan and Thomas B. Randall; and an affidavit, 1810, of Thomas Massie in the lawsuit of James Lucas v. Gustavus Adolphus Rose (executor of Caroline Matilda (Jordan) Rose) in the Circuit Court of Amherst County, Virginia.

Section 91, Various Persons, List, Affidavit, and Bond, 1784-1796

This section consists of three items, a list, 1784, of protested bills of exchange sent to Francis Leake (of Upper Marlboro, Maryland); an affidavit, 1788, of John Stump concerning shipments of wheat received from Sheredine & Wallace of [unidentified location]; and a bond, 1796, of William Duffy (of New Bern, North Carolina) to Thomas Thomlinson (bears receipt of Thomlinson).

Section 92, De Neufville, Anna and Leonard, 1786-1797

This section consists of five items, a resolution (copy), 1797, of the U.S. House of Representatives on the memorial of Anna De Neufville concerning an allowance for the heirs of John De Neufville for his service to the United States during the Revolutionary War; and accounts, 1786-1788, of Leonard De Neufville kept in Charleston, South Carolina, and New York, New York.

Section 93, Various Persons, Affidavits, 1785-1808

This section consists of three items, an affidavit, 1785, of Edward Dowling (of London, England) concerning a debt owed by David Dickson & Co. of London, England (i.e., David Dickson, John Leary, John R. Livingston, and Andrew Stockholme) to Dowling & Brett of London, England (witnessed by Richard Clark and William Outram and bears account of David Dickson & Co. of London with Dowling & Brett of London, England, and an affidavit of Richard Clark [bears seal of the Lord Mayor of London, England]); a deposition, 1807, of Nathan Branson (of Cumberland County, North Carolina) concerning a storehouse (witnessed by Henry Branson and Charles Chalmers); and an affidavit, 1808, of William Neal (of Rockingham County, North Carolina) concerning a shipment of freight from Petersburg, Virginia, on the account of John J. Wright (witnessed by John Morehead).

Section 94, Murphey, Archibald Debow (1777-1832), Accounts, 1806-1814

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1806-1814, of Archibald Debow Murphey. The accounts were kept in Orange County, North Carolina.

Section 95, Leary, Daniel, Accounts, 1783-1784

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1783-1784, of Daniel Leary. The accounts were kept in Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 96, Hunter, George, Accounts, 1783-1786

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1783-1786, of George Hunter. The accounts were kept in Alexandria, Virginia.

Section 97, Stoughton, John, Accounts, 1800-1815

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1800-1815, of John Stoughton. The accounts were kept in Boston, Massachusetts.

Section 98, Glasshouse Co., Accounts, 1789

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1789, of the Glasshouse Co., Dowesburgh, New York. The accounts were kept by Anthony Turck.

Section 99, Various Persons, Accounts, 1770-1836

This section consists of twenty-nine items, accounts, 1770-1836, of Richard Banks, Peter Bouie, John Coler, Dennis Connell, Alexander Craig, Charles Croxsil, Alexander Deack, John Gordon, Obadiah Jennings, Samuel Lea, William Lytle, [first name unknown] Lindsey, George Matthews, James Muse, [first name unknown] Rennolds, H. Stevenson, John Suter, J. O. Tanderup, Alexander Tate, R. Tucker, Erasmus Uhler, Christopher Vernon, John Willcox, Denney & Powell of [unidentified location], and the ship Active.

N.B. Related materials include books and manuscripts relating to the Carter family.

Books include A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman (Foundation for Historic Christ Church Inc., 1982).

Manuscripts relating to the Carters include the Robert "King" Carter Letterbooks, Corn Book, and Diary, 1723-1743, and the John, Charles, and Landon Carter Letterbook, 1732-1782, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, Virginia, included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series E, Part 1. Another related collection at the Alderman Library is the Sabine Hall Papers, 1659-1780, described in The Landon Carter Papers in the University of Virginia Library: A Calendar and Biographical Sketch, by Walter Ray Wineman (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962). The Robert Carter of Nomini Hall Papers, Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F, Part 3. The Shirley Plantation Collection, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, Williamsburg, Virginia, is included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series K. The Carter Papers, Earl Gregg Swem Library, the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series L, Part 1. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1C2462a, Landon Carter Papers and Mss1C2465a, Robert Carter Papers, both filmed for this present edition.

Mss1C2462a, Landon Carter Papers, 1763-1774,
Richmond and Essex Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises twenty-two items. Items 1-19 consist of letters from Robert Beverley to his father-in-law, Landon Carter. Item 20 is a memorandum by Robert Beverley concerning poetry. Item 21 is a letter from Landon Carter to William Rind. Item 22 is a letter from Robert Wormeley Carter to his father, Landon Carter.

Biographical Note

A genealogy of the Landon Carter family may be found in the Appendix.

Papers

Item 1, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 April 12, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Maria (Carter) Beverley (1745-1817); and farming operations at Blandfield.

Item 2, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 May 26, Tappa[hannock], Virginia, to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Maria (Carter) Beverley (1745-1817) and Maria (Taylor) Byrd (1698-1771); and sugar.

Item 3, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 June 20, Hobb's Hole [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns sugar; and farming operations at Blandfield.

Item 4, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 August 1, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns the Council of Virginia; defense of the western frontier of Virginia; and wine.

Item 5, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 September 25, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Maria (Carter) Beverley (1745-1817) and Elizabeth (Beverley) Mills (1726-1795).

Item 6, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1763 October 9, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Maria (Carter) Beverley (1745-1817) and Lucy (Carter) Colston (b. ca. 1748); farming operations at Blandfield and Sabine Hall; and the Stamp Act.

Item 7, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1766 January 16, [Blandfield, Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns financial affairs; and a visit to Sabine Hall.

Item 8, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1769 December 30, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Charles Carter (1733-1796), William Fitzhugh (1741-1809), James Horrocks (1734-1772), Arthur Lee (1740-1792), and Edward Montague; the Council of Virginia; and a riding accident at a mill dam in Essex County, Virginia, belonging to Francis Waring (d. 1771).

Item 9, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1770 September 24, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Lucy (Carter) Colston (b. ca. 1748); discipline of children; and tobacco.

Item 10, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1770 October 7, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns the nonimportation of British merchandise; and tobacco.

Item 11, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1772 May 19, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns the education of William Beverley (1763-1823).

Item 12, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1773 March 15, Hobb's Hole, [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns beef and fish.

Item 13, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1773 March 18, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Philip Ludwell Lee (1727-1775) and [first name unknown] Talbot; beef and fish; and paper money.

Item 14, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1773 March 28, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns William Beverley (1763-1823), Lucy (Carter) Colston (b. ca. 1748), and [first name unknown] Talbot; and beef, fish, and mutton.

Item 15, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1774 May 16, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Samuel Athawes, Carter Beverley (1774-1844), Isaac William Giberne, and William Shedden (1747-1798); overseers of plantations; tobacco; and merchants.

Item 16, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1774 June 9, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to Landon Carter, Sabine Hall [Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Isaac William Giberne; the Boston Tea Party; taxation; wheat; and tobacco.

Item 17, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1774 June 18, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Lord Dunmore, Thomas Gage, and Isaac William Giberne; taxation; tea at Boston, Massachusetts, Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City; agricultural operations at Blandfield; and the importance of friendship.

Items 18-19, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a letter, 1774 August 28, Blandfield [Essex County, Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Isaac William Giberne; the embargo on trade with England; petitions for redress of grievances; the British army at Boston, Massachusetts; taxation on tea; and planting of artichokes, beans, and peas at Blandfield. An enclosure to the letter consists of a Plan of Association presented by Robert Beverley to the people of Essex County, Virginia, 1774. The enclosure concerns the redress of grievances of the American colonies by the British government.

Item 20, Beverley, Robert (1740-1800), is a memorandum, Epick defin'd from Bossu, Undated. The memorandum concerns Traite du Poem Epique (Paris, 1675) by Rene Le Bossu.

Item 21, Carter, Landon (1710-1778), is a letter, 1768 October [location unknown], to [William] Rind, Williamsburg, Virginia. The letter concerns taxation of the American colonies by England.

Item 22, Carter, Robert Wormeley (1734-1797), is a letter, [1770] May 26, Williamsburg [Virginia], to [Landon Carter, Sabine Hall, Richmond, Virginia]. The letter concerns Lord Botetourt and Francis Lightfoot Lee; importation of British merchandise; and activities of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

N.B. Related materials include books and manuscripts relating to the Carter family.

Books include A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman (Foundation for Historic Christ Church Inc., 1982).

Manuscripts relating to the Carters include the Robert "King" Carter Letterbooks, Corn Book, and Diary, 1723-1743, and the John, Charles, and Landon Carter Letterbook, 1732-1782, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, Virginia, included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series E, Part 1. Another related collection at the Alderman Library is the Sabine Hall Papers, 1659-1780, described in The Landon Carter Papers in the University of Virginia Library: A Calendar and Biographical Sketch, by Walter Ray Wineman (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962). The Robert Carter of Nomini Hall Papers, Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F, Part 3. The Shirley Plantation Collection, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, Williamsburg, Virginia, is included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series K. The Carter Papers, Earl Gregg Swem Library, the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series L, Part 1. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1C2468a, Carter Family Papers and Mss1C2465a, Robert Carter Papers, both filmed for this present edition.

Mss1C2465a, Robert Carter Papers, 1760-1815,
Williamsburg and Westmoreland County, Virginia; also Maryland

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises twelve items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Letterbook, 1760-1761

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 13 June 1760-17 June 1761, of Robert Carter. The volume includes letters written from Williamsburg, Virginia, to merchants concerning the shipment of tobacco.

Section 2, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Letterbooks, 1770-1773

This section consists of three items, letterbooks, 31 January 1770-9 November 1773, of Robert Carter. The letterbooks are divided as follows: Volume I (31 January-12 November 1770); Volume II (3 January-30 December 1771); and Volume III (16 October-9 November 1773). Included are letters written from Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning the estate of Benjamin Tasker; the death of Lord Botetourt; and the operations of the Baltimore Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland.

Section 3, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Account Book, 1773-1774

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1773-1774, of Robert Carter. The volume concerns the operation of his estates in Richmond County (Billingsgate) and Westmoreland County (Coles Point, Nomini Hall, and Old Ordinary), Virginia.

Section 4, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Account Book, 1784-1787

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1784-1787, of Robert Carter. The volume concerns the operation of his estates in Frederick County (Virgo), Prince William County (Cancer), Richmond County (Billingsgate), and Westmoreland County (Aries, Coles Point, Gemini, Nomini Hall, Old Ordinary, and Taurus), Virginia.

Section 5, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Account Book, 1785-1792

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1785-1792, of Robert Carter. The volume concerns the operation of his estates in Richmond County (Cancer) and Westmoreland County (Coles Point, Forest Quarter, Gemini, Nomini Hall, Old Ordinary, and Taurus), Virginia.

Section 6, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Land Book, 1789

This section consists of one item, a land book, 1789, of Robert Carter. The volume includes a list of tenants and a description of tracts of land in Fairfax County (Scott's Run), Loudoun County (Broad and Sugar Lane, Goose Creek, and Piney Ridge), and Prince William County (Bull Run), Virginia.

Section 7, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Land Book, 1802

This section consists of one item, a land book, 1802, of Robert Carter. The volume includes a description of plantations in Frederick County (Aquarius, Capricorn, Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Virgo), Richmond County (Cancer), and Westmoreland County (Aries, Coles Point, Forest Quarter, Gemini, Nomini Hall, Old Ordinary, and Taurus), and tracts of land in Fairfax County (Occoquan Landing, Sandys Run, and Wolf Run), Loudoun County (Bull Run and Goose Creek), Prince William County (Bull Run and Chappawamsie), and Westmoreland County (Brent and Metcalf), Virginia.

The volume also lists persons receiving land from Robert Carter: Betty Landon (Carter) Ball, Julia Carter Berkeley, George Carter, John Tasker Carter, Sophia Carter, Sarah Fairfax (Carter) Chinn, Frances (Carter) Jones, Harriot Lucy (Carter) Maund, Priscilla (Carter) Mitchell, and Ann Tasker (Carter) Peck Quinlan.

Section 8, Dawson, Benjamin, Record, 1815

This section consists of one item, a record of the valuation and division of Robert Carter's land in Fairfax, Frederick, Loudoun, Northumberland, Prince William, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties, Virginia, 23 December 1815.

Section 9, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), An Exhortation to Family Prayer, 1778

This section consists of one item, "An Exhortation to Family Prayer," written by Robert Carter in 1778.

Section 10, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Prayer, Undated

This section consists of one item, a prayer, undated, of Robert Carter.

N.B. Related materials include books and manuscripts relating to the Carter family.

Books include A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman (Foundation for Historic Christ Church Inc., 1982).

Manuscripts relating to the Carters include the Robert "King" Carter Letterbooks, Corn Book, and Diary, 1723-1743, and the John, Charles, and Landon Carter Letterbook, 1732-1782, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, Virginia, included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series E, Part 1. Another related collection at the Alderman Library is the Sabine Hall Papers, 1659-1780, described in The Landon Carter Papers in the University of Virginia Library: A Calendar and Biographical Sketch, by Walter Ray Wineman (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962). The Robert Carter of Nomini Hall Papers, Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F, Part 3. The Shirley Plantation Collection, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, Williamsburg, Virginia, is included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series K. The Carter Papers, Earl Gregg Swem Library, the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia, are included in Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series L, Part 1. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1C2468a, Carter Family Papers and Mss1C2462a, Landon Carter Papers, both filmed for this present edition.

Mss1C9698a, Custis Family Papers, 1683-1858,
Fairfax, James City, and New Kent Counties, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 909 items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

Persons represented in this collection include John Custis (1678-1749), Daniel Parke (1669-1710), Daniel Parke Custis (1711-1757), Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington (1731-1802), George Washington (1732-1799), John Parke Custis (1755-1781), and George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857).

Section 1, Parke, Daniel and Jane (Ludwell), Letter and Order, 1705-1710

This section consists of two items, a letter, 1705, of Jane (Ludwell) Parke (of York County, Virginia) to Daniel Parke; and an order (copy made by Michael Archer), 1710, of the General Court of Virginia in the lawsuit of Lawrence Legaw (Lessee of Daniel Parke) v. Henry Chiles (bears affidavit of Chicheley Corbin Thacker and receipt of William Maybank).

Section 2, Higgs, Charles, Correspondence, 1731-1733

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1731-1733, of Charles Higgs (of Hampstead, England) with John Holloway (of Williamsburg, Virginia), concerning a lawsuit of Lucy (Chester) Parke and Thomas Dunbar Parke v. William Byrd II, and John Custis of the General Court of Virginia over the estate of Daniel Parke.

Section 3, Custis, Hancock (d. ca. 1729), Will, 1727

This section consists of one item, the will, 17 August 1727, of Hancock Custis, written in Accomack County, Virginia. This handwritten, signed document is incomplete and imperfect, and was printed in Wills and Administrations, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 (Onancock, Virginia, 1931), vol. 1, pp. 70-71, edited by Stratton Nottingham. The will was witnessed by Thomas Blair, Howell Bootin, and John Jenkins.

Section 4, Custis, John (1678-1749), Letters, 1708-1747

This section consists of sixteen items, letters, 1708-1747, written to John Custis (of Williamsburg and York County, Virginia) by William Black (written in Latin), William Byrd II (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia, and at London, England, concerning the estate of Daniel Parke), Robert Cary (of London, England), Hancock Custis, George Kendall, Philip Ludwell II (of Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, concerning the death of Jane (Ludwell) Parke), Sir Lyonel Lyde ([1724-1791] of Bristol, England, concerning the death of Lyonel Lyde [1683-1745]), Sir John Randolph, and Micajah and Richard Perry (of London, England).

Section 5, Custis, John (1678-1749), Accounts, 1700-1750

This section consists of sixteen items, accounts, 1700-1750, of John Custis. The accounts were kept at Arlington, Northampton County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, and concern, in part, clothing, ironware, and tobacco. Some accounts bear endorsements of George Washington.

Section 6, Custis, John (1678-1749), Land Papers, 1719-1748

This section consists of three items, land papers, 1719-1748, of John Custis. Items include a deed (imperfect), 1719, of the Trustees of Williamsburg, Virginia (i.e., John Clayton and William Robertson) to John Custis (1678-1749) for one lot; a deed, 1734, of John Custis (1678-1749) to John Custis (d. ca. 1746) for 400 acres in Accomack County, Virginia (witnessed by Thomas Cable, John Downing, and William Ellegood and bears seal of John Custis (1678-1749) and affidavits of John Jackson); and a deed of trust (imperfect), 1748, of John Custis (1678-1749) to Matthew Moody for [acreage unknown] in York County, Virginia, for the benefit of Jack ([freedman] witnessed by Thomas Everard, Lancelot Nelson, and William Nimmo).

Section 7, Custis, John (1678-1749), Legal Papers, 1712 and Undated

This section consists of seven items, legal papers, 1712 and undated, of John Custis. Items include a deed of partition, 1712, of the estate of Daniel Parke (in James City [including Warrany Old Town], New Kent [Mount Folly], and York [including Mill Quarter] counties, Virginia) by Frances (Parke) Custis and John Custis to Lucy (Parke) Byrd and William Byrd II (witnessed by John Clayton, William Cocke, and Mrs. Mary Dunn, and bears seals and affidavit of Chicheley Corbin Thacker); agreements, 1712, of Frances (Parke) Custis and John Custis with William Byrd II (witnessed by John Banister, Richard Bland, Henry Duke [copy], Mrs. Mary Dunn, and John Fitzgerrald [copy] and bear seals and an affidavit of Chicheley Corbin Thacker) concerning the estate of Daniel Parke (in James City, King William, New Kent [including Mount Folly and Taskanask], and York [including Skimino Mill] counties, Virginia); an affidavit, undated, of William Byrd II concerning an agreement with John Custis (bears affidavit of John Holloway); and notes of John Custis and John Holloway concerning agreements of William Byrd II with Custis.

Section 8, Custis, John (1678-1749), Lists and Judgement, 1710-1746

This section consists of four items, a list, 1710, of slaves transferred from John Custis to William Byrd II; lists, 1744-1746, of bonds due to John Custis; and a judgement (copy made by Philip Lightfoot), 1714, of the Court of York County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of James Taylor and Sarah (Burley) Taylor v. John Custis (bears receipt of James Taylor).

Section 9, Estate of John Custis, 1750-1774

This section consists of six items, materials, 1750-1774, concerning the estate of John Custis (of Williamsburg, Virginia). Items include the will (copy made from a copy made by Benjamin Carter Waller), 1750, of John Custis probated in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by John Blair, Thomas Dawson, and George Gilmer and bears affidavit of Benjamin Waller and enclosing affidavit of Benjamin Harrison [bears endorsement of George Washington]); account with Mrs. Anne Moody and Matthew Moody (witnessed by James Power); instructions, undated, of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England, concerning the swearing of Daniel Parke Custis as executor of the estate; and a letter, 1774, of [first name unknown] Stevens to Robert Cary & Co., London, England (enclosing instructions of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England, concerning the swearing of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington as administratrix of the unadministered portion of the estate).

Section 10, Custis, Daniel Parke (1711-1757), Correspondence, 1739-1757

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1739-1757, written to Daniel Parke Custis (of the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) by Frances Parke (Custis) Winch Dansie (bears note [copy] of William Winch to Custis), John Mercer, James Power, John Robinson, Robert Cary & Co. of London, England (concerning the estate of John Custis), and David & Elias Minirette of Barbados Island, West Indies.

Section 11, Custis, Daniel Parke (1711-1757), Account and Legal Papers, 1751-1755

This section consists of three items, an account and legal papers, 1751-1755, of Daniel Parke Custis. Items include an account, 1751, of Daniel Parke Custis (of the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) with Robert Cary & Co. of London, England (concerning a carriage); agreement, 1755, of Daniel Parke Custis with Joseph Valentine (witnessed by Anna Maria (Dandridge) Bassett, Bartholomew Dandridge, and Elizabeth Rone and concerning the job of overseer on the Custis estates in York County, Virginia); and an answer (incomplete), undated, of Mrs. Anne Moody and Matthew Moody to a bill of complaint of Daniel Parke Custis in an unidentified court in Virginia.

Section 12, Custis, Daniel Parke (1711-1757), Notes, 1750

This section consists of two items, notes, 1750, of Daniel Parke Custis concerning George Kendall and slaves owned by John Custis.

Section 13, Washington, Martha (Dandridge) Custis (1731-1802), Accounts, 1751-1773

This section consists of eighty-five items, accounts, 1751-1773, of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington. The accounts were kept as administratrix of the estate of Daniel Parke Custis (of the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) and include accounts with Doctor James Carter (1757-1758, 1760-1762), Doctor William Pasteur (1763-1770), Thomas Pate (for ironware [1760-1762]), and James Power (bears note of George Washington, [1761]). Also included are a receipt, 1769, of Edmund Pendleton to George Washington and an account, 1759, of the sale of the estate of Daniel Parke Custis in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Accounts also concern the purchase of a coffin (1758) and sale of tobacco. Accounts, 1751-1761 and 1766-1772, bear endorsements of George Washington.

Section 14, Estate of Daniel Parke Custis, Inventories, 1757

This section consists of four items, inventories, 1757, of the estate of Daniel Parke Custis (of the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) made by John Mercer; and lists, undated, of slaves, livestock, and agricultural implements belonging to the estate of Daniel Parke Custis in King William and York counties, Virginia (bear endorsement of George Washington).

Section 15, Washington, George (1732-1799), Lists, Undated

This section consists of three items, lists, undated, of books belonging to the estate of Daniel Parke Custis, compiled by George Washington. The lists are printed, in part, in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, XVII (October 1909), pp. 404-412.

Section 16, Washington, Martha (Dandridge) Custis (1731-1802), Correspondence, 1757-1759

This section consists of twenty-four items, correspondence (bears endorsements of George Washington), 1757-1759, of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington (of the White House, New Kent County, and Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia) with James Gildart, Capel Hanbury (concerning the death of John Hanbury), William Macon (bears affidavit of Peter Robinson), John Mercer (bears letter [copy] of Daniel Parke Custis to Mercer), Robert Cary & Co. of London, England, Capel & Osgood Hanbury of London, England, John Hanbury & Co. of London, England, and Hill, Lamar & Hill of Madeira.

Section 17, Washington, Martha (Dandridge) Custis (1731-1802), Accounts, 1757-1761

This section consists of thirty-three items, accounts, 1757-1761, of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington. The accounts were kept at the White House, New Kent County, and Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia. Included is an account with John Wollaston (photocopy) for painting three pictures (1757). Also included are invoices of goods ordered in 1758 from Robert Cary & Co. of London, England, and John Hanbury & Co. of London, England, for tobacco. Accounts bear endorsements of George Washington.

Section 18, Washington, Martha (Dandridge) Custis (1731-1802), Bills of Lading and Power of Attorney, 1757-1758

This section consists of four items, bills of lading, 1758, issued to Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington and Richard & Alexander Oswald & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland (for Mrs. Washington), by Adam Coxen, Robert Crawford, and John Wheldon for the shipment of tobacco (bear endorsements of George Washington); and a power of attorney (unexecuted), 1757, of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington (as administratrix of the estate of Daniel Parke Custis) to Robert Cary, John Moorey, and Wakelin Welch (of London, England).

Section 19, Washington, George (1732-1799), Correspondence, 1759-1799

This section consists of one hundred items, correspondence, 1759-1799, of George Washington of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia. Correspondence is with James Biggs, Matthew Campbell, George Washington Parke Custis (including letters discussing his student life at Princeton University and St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, and giving fatherly advice), James Gildart, Lawrence Lewis, John McDowell, John Mercer, William Neale, Parke Pepper, Samuel Stanhope Smith, David Stuart, Samuel Trower, Joseph Valentine, Robert Cary & Co. of London, England, Capel & Osgood Hanbury of London, England, Osgood Hanbury & Co. of London, England, and Hanburys and Lloyd of London, England.

Section 20, Washington, George (1732-1799), Accounts, 1755-1773

This section consists of seventy items, accounts, 1755-1773, of George Washington. The accounts were kept at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, and concern, in part, tobacco. Also included are accounts with Doctor James Carter (1764), Doctor William Carter (1764), Doctor Hugh Mercer (1770), Thomas Pate (for ironwork [1761]), Edmund Pendleton (1763 and 1771), John Randolph (1771), Doctor John de Siqueyra (1769), and Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia (1771). Some accounts bear endorsements of George Washington.

Section 21, Washington, George (1732-1799), Inventories and Plans, 1760-1800

This section consists of nineteen items, inventories, 1760-1771, of corn, horses, livestock, tobacco, wheat, and slaves belonging to George Washington and John Parke Custis in Fairfax (Mount Vernon), King William (Claiborne's), New Kent (Brick House, Harlow's, Old Quarter, and Rockahock), Northampton (Arlington), and York (Great House, Jackson's, Mill Quarter, and New Quarter) counties, Virginia; and plans, 1789-1800, made by George Washington for the rotation of crops at French's Plantation and Muddy Hole Farm, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Section 22, Washington, George (1732-1799), Agreements and List, 1772-1796

This section consists of three items, including an agreement, 1796, of George Washington with James Anderson as overseer at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia (witnessed by George Washington Craik); a bond (unexecuted), 1772, of George Washington concerning the management of estates owned by Washington and John Parke Custis in Hanover, James City, King William, New Kent, Northampton, and York counties, and Williamsburg, Virginia; and a list, undated, made by George Washington Parke Custis of letters of George Washington to John Parke Custis sent to Benson John Lossing.

Section 23, Washington, George (1732-1799), Legal Papers, 1764-1788

This section consists of three items, including a judgement (copies made by William Clayton), 1788, of the Court of New Kent County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of George Washington v. William Armistead and John Dandridge (executors of Bartholomew Dandridge); and a warrant, 1764, issued by Richard Littlepate for the arrest of a runaway slave belonging to George Washington (bears receipt of Stephen Furnea Hoomes).

Section 24, Custis, John Parke (1755-1781), Correspondence, 1763-1781

This section consists of thirty items, correspondence, 1763-1781, of John Parke Custis (of Abingdon and Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, and the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) with Robert Adam (of Center House, Fairfax County, Virginia, and bears endorsement of Robert Edward Lee), Robert Alexander (concerning Abingdon and Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Custis's letters [copies made by David Stuart and Lund Washington]), Patrick Henry, Thomson Mason (bears endorsement of Robert Edward Lee), Capel & Osgood Hanbury of London, England (concerning tobacco and bears endorsements of George Washington and seal [imperfect]), Osgood Hanbury & Co. of London, England (concerning tobacco and bears endorsements of George Washington), and Hanburys & Lloyd of London, England (concerning tobacco).

Section 25, Custis, John Parke (1755-1781), Accounts, 1759-1775

This section consists of 250 items, accounts, 1759-1775, of John Parke Custis. The accounts were kept at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, and concern, in part, clothing, shoes, and tobacco, as well as the purchase of books (1762, 1766, 1770), ironwork (1771-1772), and a violin (1765). Also included are accounts with Jonathan Boucher (1770), Doctor William Harvey (1764-1765), Doctor William Pasteur (1762), and Doctor William Rumney (1772). Accounts, 1759-1771 and 1773, bear endorsements by George Washington.

Section 26, Custis, John Parke (1755-1781), Legal Papers, 1758-1778

This section consists of three items, an order (copy made by William Clayton), 1758, of the Court of New Kent County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of John Parke Custis (by Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington) v. Francis Foster; a bond, 1778, of John Parke Custis with George Washington (witnessed by Benjamin Grymes, Robert Hanson Harrison, and Richard Kidder Meade); and notes, undated, concerning the bond of John Parke Custis with George Washington.

Section 27, Custis, Martha Parke (1757-1773), Accounts, 1761-1772

This section consists of seventy-one items, accounts, 1761-1772, of Martha Parke Custis. The accounts were kept at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, and concern, in part, clothing. Also included are accounts with Doctor James Carter (1761), Doctor William Rumney (1769 and 1772), and Doctor John de Siqueyra (1769). Accounts, 1761, 1764-1765, and 1767-1772, bear endorsements of George Washington.

Section 28, Adam, Robert (1731-1789), Mortgage, 1771

This section consists of one item, a mortgage, 12 December 1771, from Robert Adam to Martha Parke Custis for [approximately 4,000] acres in Loudoun County, Virginia. The mortgage was witnessed by James Adam, Matthew Campbell, Robert Hanson Harrison, Thomas Kirkpatrick, James Muir, and Lund Washington. Verso: receipt, 1771, of Robert Adam to Martha Parke Custis (witnessed by James Adam, Matthew Campbell, Robert Hanson Harrison, Thomas Kirkpatrick, and James Muir).

Section 29, Custis, George Washington Parke (1781-1857), Correspondence, 1799-1853

This section consists of eighteen items, correspondence, 1799-1853, of George Washington Parke Custis (of Arlington, Fairfax County, and the White House, New Kent County, Virginia) with Nathaniel P. Atkinson, James A. Barry (bears resolution [copy], 1829, of the Hibernian Society of Alexandria, Virginia), William Brumley (bears affidavit [copy] of John Dandridge Christian), John Moncure Conway, William Costin, William Higginbotham, Christopher Johnson, Charles Lanham, James J. Lawn, Robert R. Livingston (concerning sheep), James McHenry ([printed, Washington, D.C.] concerning Custis's commission in the U.S. Army), James Madison, Richard Chichester Mason (concerning a lot in Alexandria, Virginia, belonging to the estate of George Washington), Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Clement Sewall, Thomas E. Stuart (at the White House, New Kent County, Virginia), and John P. Walden (at the White House, New Kent County, Virginia, and concerning Romancoke, King William County, Virginia).

Section 30, Custis, George Washington Parke (1781-1857), Accounts, 1808-1853

This section consists of seventy-four items, accounts, 1808-1853, of George Washington Parke Custis. The accounts were kept at Arlington, Fairfax County, and the White House, New Kent County, Virginia. Included are accounts with John Ball (for keeping school [1808]), the Lady of the Lake (ship [1818-1819]), the New York Evening Post (1833), and the United States Gazette of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1833). An account, 1853, bears endorsement of Robert Edward Lee.

Section 31, Custis, George Washington Parke (1781-1857), Inventories, Bill of Lading, and Passes, 1809-1826 and Undated

This section consists of six items, inventories, 1809-1825, made by John P. Walden of slaves and livestock belonging to George Washington Parke Custis at Old Quarter and White House, New Kent County, and Lower Quarter [i.e., Lower Plantation] and Romancoke, King William County, Virginia; a bill of lading, 1826, issued to William Brumley (agent for George Washington Parke Custis) by Isaac Foxwell for the shipment of corn; and passes (unexecuted), undated, issued to slaves belonging to George Washington Parke Custis at Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Section 32, Custis, George Washington Parke (1781-1857), Notes and Affidavits, 1822-1824 and Undated

This section consists of four items, notes, undated, of George Washington Parke Custis concerning George Washington and the use of mules to replace horses in southern agriculture; an affidavit, 1822, of William Boyd concerning the testimony of Richard Moore about James (a slave) belonging to George Washington Parke Custis (bears receipts of Andrew Ramsey and William Stone [witnessed by Thomas Walden]); and affidavits, 1824, of John P. Walden concerning a debt owed by George Washington Parke Custis to Doctor John Fleming Christian and the treatment of slaves belonging to Custis.

Section 33, Custis, Mary Lee (Fitzhugh) (1788-1853), Correspondence, ca. 1830-1837

This section consists of two items, letters, ca. 1830-1837, written to Mary Lee (Fitzhugh) Custis (of Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia) by Auguste Jean Jacques Hervieu (concerning a portrait of Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee) and William Meade (concerning the death of David Meade).

Section 34, Lee, Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) (1808-1873), Correspondence, 1858

This section consists of two items, letters, 1858, of Ralph Randolph Gurley (of Washington, D.C.) to Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee (concerning the publication of Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington ... [Washington, 1859] by George Washington Parke Custis); and a letter, undated, of Mary Custis Lee to Anna Maria Sarah (Goldsborough) Fitzhugh (of Alexandria, Virginia).

Section 35, Fitzhugh, William (1741-1809), Deed, 1790

This section consists of one item, a deed, 1790 June 1, of Fitzhugh and Anne (Randolph) Fitzhugh to Henry Lee for nine acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 36, Dandridge, Bartholomew, Correspondence, 1784

This section consists of two items, letters, 1784, written to Bartholomew Dandridge (of New Kent County, Virginia) by Peter Lyons (concerning the estate of James Power) and Stevens Thomson Mason (concerning the estate of John Parke Custis).

Section 37, Various Persons, Correspondence and Agreement, 1790

This section consists of three items, a letter, undated, of Bryan Fairfax to David Stuart; an agreement, 1790, of Robert Alexander and David Stuart ([copy] witnessed by Charles Simms and concerning Abingdon and Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia); and a letter, 1790, of George Augustine Washington (of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia) to Thomas Massie (concerning mules).

Section 38, Valentine, Joseph, Correspondence, 1760-1771

This section consists of two items, a letter and enclosure, 1760-1771, written to Joseph Valentine (of York County, Virginia) by Jacob Parkerson and Mrs. Rachel Thompson (concerning an account of George Washington with Doctor James Thompson and bears affidavit of Roger Gregory and receipt of Peter Richeson).

Section 39, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, Records, 1736-1742

This section consists of two items, records, 1736-1742, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. The records include a list of slaves and an account with David Mossom (kept by Daniel Parke Custis).

Section 40, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1757-1824

This section consists of ten items, letters, 1757-1824, written by or addressed to Robert Adam, Robert Alexander (bears endorsement of Robert Edward Lee), Aaron Bancroft (concerning George Washington), William Brumley, James Clarke, Paul Cox (bears resolution [copy] of the Domestic Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), William Dandridge, Thomas Atwood Digges ([copy] concerning George Washington Parke Custis and sheep), John McDougall Laurance ([copy] concerning Alexander McDougall), John Mercer, William Fauntleroy Micou, James Power, William Price (bears endorsement of Robert Edward Lee), William D. Robinson, William Stedman, James N. Taylor, Jacob Wagner (as editor of the North American of Baltimore, Maryland), and William & Henry Haxall of Petersburg, Virginia.

Section 41, Various Persons, Accounts, List, and Notes, 1748-1805 and Undated

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1748-1805, of James Anderson, Priscilla (Churchill) Carter Lewis (concerning tobacco), and Mrs. Ann Smith (with F. Paslay for keeping school and bears endorsement of George Washington); a list, undated, made by Mrs. Penelope Parrott of debts due the estate of Henry Parrott; and notes, undated, concerning James Anderson.

Section 42, Various Persons, Plats, 1683 and Undated

This section consists of three items, a plat (imperfect), 1683, surveyed by Lawrence Smith for Asaar Merrett of 1,250 acres in Gloucester County, Virginia (indicates the location of a mill belonging to Daniel Parke); a plat, undated, of ca. 2,000 acres in Stafford County, Virginia; and a plan, undated, for the construction of a tenement house, presumably, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Section 43, Various Persons, Lists, 1770

This section consists of two items, lists, 1770, made by William Doswell of tithables (i.e., slaves and land) in Middlesex County, Virginia, belonging to Mary (Nelson) Berkeley and Needles Hill.

N.B. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1L5114a-d, George Bolling Lee Papers and Mss1L51c, Lee Family Papers filmed for UPA's Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series D, Part 1.

Mss3C9154a, William Cuninghame & Co. Papers, 1753-1863,
Glasgow, Scotland; also Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 239 items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

Persons and businesses represented in this collection include Falmouth, Virginia, merchant Alexander Cuninghame (d. 1772), James Robison and Walter Colquhoun, factors, and Alexander Cochrane & Co., Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 1, McCredie, William, Power of Attorney, 1753

This section consists of one item, a power of attorney, 24 September 1753, of William McCredie, Glasgow, Scotland, to John Boyd, William Cuninghame, Allan MacRae, and John Mitchell to represent William McCredie's interest in the estate of Thomas McCredie. The document was witnessed by Charles Davidson, Alexander Patour, John Forrester, and John Buchanan, and bears seal of William McCredie and a 6d taxation stamp. Verso: affidavits, 24 September 1753, of John Brown, Thomas Dunmoor, and John Wilson; and an affidavit, 3 January 1754, of Josiah Smith. Bears the seal of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, and the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Section 2, McCredie, Andrew, Power of Attorney, 1753

This section consists of one item, a power of attorney, 24 September 1753, Glasgow, Scotland, of Andrew McCredie, whereby Andrew and William McCredie authorize John Boyd, William Cuninghame, Allan MacRae, and John Mitchell to represent their interest in the estate of Thomas McCredie. The document was witnessed by Charles Davidson, Alexander Patour, John Forrester, and John Buchanan, and bears affidavits of John Brown, Thomas Dunmoor, and John Wilson. The document bears seals of Andrew McCredie, William McCredie, and the city of Glasgow, Scotland, and a 6d taxation stamp. Verso: an affidavit, 3 January 1754, of Josiah Smith, bears the seal of the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Section 3, McCredie, Thomas (d. 1753), Account, 1753-1756

This section consists of one item, an account, 1753-1756, of Thomas McCredie and Anthony Strother with Joseph Helm, Leonard Helm, and John Madden.

Section 4, William Cuninghame & Co., Correspondence, 1775

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1775, of William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland, with Robert Duncan (captain of the Jenny) and James Robison (of Falmouth, Virginia) concerning the purchase of tobacco.

Section 5, William Cuninghame & Co., Accounts, 1763-1799

This section consists of sixty-three items, accounts, 1763-1799, of William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland. The accounts concern a store kept in Falmouth, Virginia, and include accounts with Charles Carter.

Section 6, William Cuninghame & Co., Bonds, 1774-1775

This section consists of four items, bonds, 1774-1775, of John Farmer, James Gillson, John Gillson, and Adam Jackman with the store kept at Falmouth, Virginia, by William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 7, William Cuninghame & Co., Judgements, 1754-1771

This section consists of five items, judgements, 1754-1771, rendered by the courts of Essex, Culpeper, and Stafford counties, Virginia, concerning William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 8, Cuninghame, Alexander, Correspondence, 1764-1766

This section consists of two items, letters, 1764-1766, written by Philip Clayton to Alexander Cuninghame (while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland) concerning judgements rendered by the court of Culpeper County, Virginia.

Section 9, Cuninghame, Alexander, Judgements, Order, and Bond, 1762-1772

This section consists of five items, judgements, 1762-1769, rendered by the courts of Culpeper, King George, and Stafford counties, Virginia, concerning Alexander Cuninghame (while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland); an order, 1772, issued by the court of Westmoreland County, Virginia, to seize George Turberville to satisfy a judgement of Alexander Cuninghame; and a bond, 1766, of Stephen Paterson with Alexander Cuninghame.

Section 10, Robison, James, Correspondence, 1772-1776

This section consists of seven items, letters, 1772-1776, written to James Robison (while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland) by James Donald, James Gillison, John Likly (while a factor in Fauquier County, Virginia), John Lindsay (concerning the construction of a ship), and James Campbell & Co. of Norfolk, Virginia (enclosing an account and agreement with Robert Langley for the construction of a ship).

Section 11, Robison, James, Accounts, 1768-1775

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1768-1775, of James Robison. The accounts were kept while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 12, Colquhoun, Walter, Correspondence, 1796-1798

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1796-1798, written to Walter Colquhoun (while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland) by Margaret Minor, Robert Patton, Charles Mynn Thruston, and William Miller & Co. of Port Royal, Virginia.

Section 13, Colquhoun, Walter, Accounts, 1796-1802

This section consists of fifty-five items, accounts, 1796-1802, of Walter Colquhoun. The accounts were kept while a factor in Falmouth, Virginia, for William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 14, Colquhoun, Walter, Bond and Bill of Exchange, 1796-1797

This section consists of two items, a bond, 1797, of Walter Colquhoun with Charles Mynn Thruston; and a bill of exchange, 1796, of Charles Mynn Thruston drawn on Walter Colquhoun in favor of Edward Smith.

Section 15, Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Accounts, 1765-1769

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1765-1769, of Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Glasgow, Scotland, with Charles Carter and John Chiney at a store kept in Falmouth, Virginia.

Section 16, Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Bonds and Judgement, 1764-1772

This section consists of six items, bonds, 1764-1768, of James Butler, William Cage, Parish Garner, Vincent Garner, Dickey Latham, and Benjamin Roberts with the Falmouth, Virginia, store of Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland; and a judgement, 1772, of the General Court of Virginia concerning the lawsuit of Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co. v. Andrew Edwards.

Section 17, Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Accounts, 1766-1775

This section consists of five items, accounts, 1766-1775, of Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. The accounts concern a store kept in Falmouth, Virginia.

Section 18, Andrew Cochrane, William Cuninghame & Co., Judgements, 1756-1773

This section consists of twenty-five items, judgements, 1756-1773, rendered by the courts of Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Prince William, and Stafford counties, Virginia, and the General Court of Virginia concerning Andrew Cochrane & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 19, Culpeper County, Virginia, Court, Order, 1756

This section consists of one item, an order, 3 April [1756], to the sheriff to seize Robert Eastham to satisfy the judgement of Andrew Cochrane & Co., Glasgow, Scotland, against Richard Bryan. The order was signed by Roger Dixon. Verso: memorandum of Alexander Cuninghame.

Section 20, Andrew Cochrane, Allan Dreghorn & Co., Bonds, 1763-1766

This section consists of four items, bonds, 1763-1766, of William Eastham, Murdock McKenzie, and Thomas Singleton with the Falmouth, Virginia, store of Andrew Cochrane, Allan Dreghorn & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 21, Andrew Cochrane, Allan Dreghorn & Co., Judgements, 1763-1766

This section consists of four items, judgements, 1763-1766, rendered by the court of Frederick County and the General Court of Virginia concerning Andrew Cochrane, Allan Dreghorn & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland.

Section 22, General Court of Virginia (Colony), Order, 1765

This section consists of one item, an order, 18 October 1765, of the General Court of Virginia (Colony) to seize William Croder Sr., William Croder Jr., David Darnall, and Philip McNamara to satisfy the judgement of Andrew Cochrane, Allan Dreghorn & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland. The order was signed by Benjamin Waller. Verso: memorandum of Benjamin Waller.

Section 23, Eade, Willson & Allen, Letter, 1780

This section consists of one item, a letter, 14 September 1780, of Eade, Willson & Allen (of New York, New York) to Robert Dunmore & Co. The letter concerns the proposed sale of cannons to Marriot Arbuthnot (of the British army in New York) and James Pattison (of the British army in South Carolina).

Section 24, Eade, Willson & Allen, Letter, 1780

This section consists of one item, a letter, 28 September 1780, of Eade, Willson & Allen (of New York, New York) to Robert Dunmore & Co. The letter concerns the sale of cannons to the British navy.

Section 25, Eade, Willson & Allen, Account, 1779-1781

This section consists of one item, an account, 1779-1781, of the sales of the cargo of the brigantine Hazard. The account concerns the sale of cannons to the British army.

Section 26, Eade, Willson & Allen, Account, 1779

This section consists of one item, an account, 13 December 1779, of Eade, Willson & Allen, London, England, with James, McKenzie, Blandell & Co. The account concerns the sale of cannons to the British army.

Section 27, Shedden, William (1747-1798), Bill of Exchange, 1778

This section consists of one item, a bill of exchange, 16 December 1778, of William Shedden, New York [New York], authorizing John Patrick to pay Henry Mitchell the sum of [[sterling]]50.

Section 28, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Judgement, 1761

This section consists of one item, a judgement, 28 April 1761, of the General Court of Virginia (Colony), concerning the lawsuit of Joseph Murdock v. Edward Conner. The judgement is signed by Benjamin Waller.

Section 29, Various Persons, Deeds, 1780-1818

This section consists of four items, deeds, 1780-1818, to land in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, owned by Bartlett Collins, Mrs. Elizabeth Collins, Mrs. Elizabeth Craighill, William Craighill, Rebecca (Porter) Farish, Richard R. Farish, Jonathan Nixon, Daniel Payne, James F. Porter, Mrs. Margaret Porter, William Porter, and Charles Yates.

Section 30, Various Persons, Land Papers, 1797-1841

This section consists of five items, land papers, 1797-1841, of various persons. Items include a letter, 1831, written by Arthur Alexander Morson to David Hoffman (concerning land owned by William Porter and Peter Hoffman & Sons of Baltimore, Maryland, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia); a list, 1797-1840, of the number of acres owned by William Porter and Peter Hoffman & Sons of Baltimore, Maryland, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; a deposition and a plat, 1841, of Richard R. Farish submitted in the lawsuit of Joseph Vaughan v. Samuel Alsop (concerning land owned by William Porter in Spotsylvania County, Virginia); and a deed of trust, 1835, of John Hoffman to David Hoffman, Jeremiah Hoffman, Peter Hoffman, and Samuel Hoffman (bears seal of the Court of Baltimore County, Maryland).

Section 31, Chevis, [H.] T., Letter, 1840

This section consists of one item, a letter, 15 March 1840, from H. T. Chevis, Carlisle, Nicholas County, [Kentucky], to Doctor Hubbard Taylor Minor, Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. The letter concerns the payment of a debt by the estate of Thomas Minor.

Section 32, Campbell, Robert H., Power of Attorney, 1843

This section consists of one item, a power of attorney, 12 June [1843], of Robert H. Campbell to Thomas E. Quisenberry to represent Campbell's interest (as assignee of Burton R. Ham) in the estate of Thomas Minor. The document bears the seal of Nicholas County, Kentucky.

Section 33, Ellis, [first name unknown], Letter, Undated

This section consists of one item, a letter, undated, location unknown, to an unidentified addressee. The letter concerns the efforts of Ellis and [first name unknown] Dickins on behalf of the estate of [Thomas] Minor.

Section 34, Various Persons, Accounts, 1768-1851

This section consists of seven items, accounts, 1768-1851, of William T. Hart, Francis Hay, Claiborne Peay, Elias Peay, Philip B. Pendleton, Bailey Washington, and William Washington.

Section 35, Purks (William) & Co., Bond, 1827

This section consists of one item, a bond, 19 May 1827, of William Purks & Co., King and Queen County, Virginia, with Reuben Merriwether Garnett (president of the board of the King and Queen County, Virginia, overseers of the poor) for the sum of $250.

Section 36, Unidentified Compiler, List, ca. 1863

This section consists of one item, a list, ca. 1863, of hospitals of the U.S. Army of the Potomac (9th Corps) in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Mss1F1615b, Fairfax Family Papers, 1756-1787,
Fairfax County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises seven items. Items include accounts, 1756-1757, of George William Fairfax (1724-1787) with John Copithorn (of Alexandria, Virginia, and bears endorsement of John Carlyle [1720-1780]); an inventory (imperfect) [ca. 1774] of personal property of George William Fairfax (at Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia, and bears endorsement of George Washington [1732-1799]); a list, 1 August 1774, of balances in George William Fairfax's ledger A (concerning, in part, John Carlyle, Wilson Miles Cary [1734-1817], Thomas Lord Fairfax [1692-1782], Robert Carter Nicholas [1728-1780], Craven Peyton [d. 1788], Hannah (Fairfax) Washington [d. 1804], Samuel Washington [1734-1781], and Warner Washington [1722-1790]; and bears endorsement of George Washington); an account book, 15 August 1774, of sales at Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia (concerning, in part, John Carlyle, Doctor James Craik [1730-1814], John Parke Custis [1755-1781], George Mason [1725-1792], and George Washington); an account, 5 December 1774, of sales at Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia (bears endorsement of George Washington); a will (extract, imperfect), 1787, of George William Fairfax made for his American executors (i.e., Wilson Miles Cary, George Nicholas [1755-1799], and George Washington); and a letter, 1779, of George West (d. 1786) to John Carlyle (of Alexandria, Virginia).

Mss1J4105a, Jenings Family Papers, 1737-1837,
Virginia, Maryland, and England

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises twenty-one items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Jenings, Edmund (1703-1756), Letterbook, 1753-1769

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 17 November 1753-29 July 1769, of Edmund Jenings. The volume has been indexed by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society. The letterbook was kept in London, England, and Richmond, Virginia.

Letters concern the Board of Trade of Great Britain, Jewish immigration to Great Britain, the Maryland Land Office, Negroes, paper currency in Virginia and Maryland, pistole fee, plantations in Virginia and Maryland, salt, the Seven Years' War, tobacco, and the Virginia and Maryland boundary.

Correspondents (pp. 1-157 of the letterbook) include Thomas Bacon, Elizabeth (Brockenbrough) Beckwith, Sir Marmaduke Beckwith, William Beverley (of Blandfield, Essex County, Virginia), Sir Thomas Bladen, John Beale Bordley, Matthias Bordley, Stephen Bordley (concerning Horatio Sharpe), [first name unknown] Bowes, John Brice ([d. 1766] concerning Richard Lee and Horatio Sharpe), John Brice ([1738-1820] concerning Edward Braddock's campaign in 1755), Doctor [first name unknown] Brown, John Bullen, [first name unknown] Butler, William Byrd III (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia), [first name unknown] Calvert (concerning horse racing in Virginia), Benedict Calvert (concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore and Horatio Sharpe), Cecilius Calvert, Charles Carter (of Cleve, King George County, Virginia, concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore, the Earl of Halifax, the Duke of Newcastle, and John Randolph), Landon Carter (of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia), [first name unknown] Carteret, Samuel Chamberlaine, Doctor Daniel Cheston (concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore and the Earl of Halifax), Francina Augustina (Frisby) Stephenson Cheston, Gawin Corbin, Richard Corbin (of Laneville, King and Queen County, Virginia, concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore, William Byrd III, John Randolph, Peter Randolph, Peyton Randolph, and the Ohio Company), [first name unknown] Cruiksshanks, Robert Dinwiddie (concerning James Abercrombie, John Randolph, Peter Randolph, and Peyton Randolph), Michael Edwards, Benjamin Fendall (concerning Horatio Sharpe), Samuel Galloway, Charles Goldsborough, [first name unknown] Gordon, Anne [Guith?], Philip Hammond, Mathias Harris, [first name unknown] Hepburne, Matthew Hutton (as Archbishop of York), [first name unknown] Hyland, Michael Inman, Robert Janssen, Stephen Theodore Janssen, Doctor [first name unknown] Jeffery, Edmund Jenings Jr., Edmund Jenings (1731-1819), [first name unknown] Key, Mrs. [first name unknown] Lambert, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Lee (concerning Horatio Sharpe), John Leids, [first name unknown] Lidderdale, Edward Lloyd, Philip Ludwell III (of Green Springs, James City County, Virginia, concerning John Randolph), [John Miller], George Plater (concerning Horatio Sharpe), [first name unknown] Porteus, Beilby Porteus, Elizabeth (Jenings) Porteus, Nancy Porteus, Ariana (Jenings) Randolph, John Randolph (of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Robert Dinwiddie, the Earl of Halifax, Peter Randolph, and Peyton Randolph), Peter Randolph (concerning John Randolph), Peyton Randolph (concerning John Randolph and Horatio Sharpe), Onoria Razalini (concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore, the Earl of Halifax, and the Duke of Newcastle), Mrs. [first name unknown] Rogers, Doctor David Ross (concerning Horatio Sharpe and a prescription), John Ross, Horatio Sharpe, William Sharpe (concerning John Blair, John Randolph, and Horatio Sharpe), William Smythies, [first name unknown] Snowden, [first name unknown] Stewart, Doctor George Steuart, Robert Stevenson, Benjamin Tasker, John Tayloe, Edward Thompson (concerning John Randolph), Presley Thornton, unidentified addressees (concerning William Byrd III, Edmund Jenings [1731-1819], John Randolph, Peter Randolph, Peyton Randolph, Horatio Sharpe, and Ralph Wormeley), [James] Wardrof, John Williams, [first name unknown] Williamson, John Wollaston, Mrs. John Wollaston, Ralph Wormeley, Chessley & Co. of Bristol, England, Hill & Co. of [location unknown], and Sedgeley & Co. of Bristol, England.

Letters (pp. 161-368 of the letterbook) of Edmund Jenings ([1731-1819] of London, England) also concern the Board of Trade of Great Britain, Brafferton, Yorkshire, England, copper mines, the East India Company, slavery, pamphlets of Edmund Jenings (1731-1819) and Doctor John Mitchell, paper currency, a portrait of William Pitt, the Seven Years' War, the Stamp Act of 1765, taxation, tobacco, the Townshend Acts of 1767, and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Correspondents include Sir Marmaduke Beckwith (of Richmond County, Virginia), Robert Beverley (of Blandfield, Essex County, Virginia, concerning William Pitt), John Beale Bordley (concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore, Robert Eden, the Earl of Hillsborough, Edmund Jenings Jr., Philip Ludwell Lee, William Pitt, Horatio Sharpe, and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts of London, England), Sarah (Frisby) Brice, John Brice ([d. 1766] concerning Edmund Jenings [1703-1756] and Horatio Sharpe), John Brice (1738-1820), William Byrd III (of Westover, Charles City County, Virginia), Charles Carroll (concerning Frederick Lord Baltimore, the Earl of Hillsborough, Philip Ludwell III, and William Pitt), Francina Augustina (Frisby) Stephenson Cheston, Gawin Corbin (concerning Doctor Arthur Lee and William Pitt), Richard Corbin (of Laneville, King and Queen County, Virginia, concerning Robert Beverley, William Byrd III, the Earl of Halifax, Benjamin Harrison, the Earl of Hillsborough, Edmund Jenings [1703-1756], William Lee, Philip Ludwell III, William Pitt, John Randolph, Horatio Sharpe, John Tayloe, George Washington, and Ralph Wormeley), John Dickinson, George Lee Mason Fitzhugh, Benjamin Harrison (of Lower Brandon, Prince George County, Virginia), Edmund Jenings Jr., [first name unknown] Jordan (concerning Robert Eden and William Pitt), Doctor Arthur Lee (of London, England, and Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning the Earl of Hillsborough, Philip Ludwell III, and William Pitt), Richard Henry Lee (of Chantilly, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning Doctor Arthur Lee and Benjamin West and a portrait of the Earl of Camden), Richard Ludwell Lee (i.e., Philip Ludwell Lee or Richard Henry Lee concerning Robert Boyle, John Randolph, and John Tayloe), Thompson Moses, George Plater (concerning William Pitt), Beilby Porteus, Robert Porteus, Ariana (Jenings) Randolph (of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Robert Dinwiddie, Philip Ludwell III, John Randolph, Peyton Randolph, and John Tayloe), John Randolph (of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Edmund Jenings [1703-1756], Doctor Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, William Pitt, Edmund Randolph, Peyton Randolph, and John Tayloe), [first name unknown] Reynard, Gregory Rhodes, Christopher Robinson, Doctor David Ross, Danson Roundall, William Smythies, William Stevenson (concerning Horatio Sharpe), John Tayloe (of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia, concerning Doctor Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, John Randolph, William Sharpe, and Presley Thornton), Edward Thompson (concerning the Earl of Halifax), Presley Thornton, unidentified addressees (concerning William Pitt and the Quartering Act of 1766), Edm. Wilcox, and Ralph Wormeley (of Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia, concerning the Earl of Hillsborough).

Section 2, Jenings, Edmund (1731-1819), Correspondence, 1789-1819

This section consists of eight items, letters, 1789-1818, written to Edmund Jenings of London, England. Letters concern land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Correspondents include John Brice (of Baltimore, Maryland), W. Cooke (bears endorsement of James Brooks), Thomas Land Emory (of Baltimore, Maryland), Eliphalet Pearson (of Cambridge, Massachusetts, concerning the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts), David Ross (of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania), and Ralph Randolph Wormeley (of Blackheath, England, and Winchester, Virginia, bears letters [copies] of Thomas Lane Emory and Doctor Gerard Hopkins Snowden and seal of Wormeley).

Section 3, Jenings, Edmund (1731-1819), Land Papers, 1783-1795

This section consists of two items, a letter, 1783, written by Lloyd Kenyon (of London, England, and bears seal) to John Randolph Grymes (of London, England) concerning American property rights in England; and an act (copy made by John Gwinn), 1795, of the Maryland General Assembly concerning land of Edmund Jenings in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (by authority of William Harwood, John Hoskins Stone, and Henry Warfield).

Section 4, Various Persons, Legal Papers, 1737-1790

This section consists of five items, legal papers, 1737-1790, of various persons. Items include a will (copy made by Benjamin Waller), 1737, of John Clayton (1665-1737) probated in the James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Solomon Heathcote, Benjamin Needler, and William Robertson and recorded by Matthew Kemp); a will (copy made by Christopher Pryor), 1774, of John Clayton (1694-1773) probated in Gloucester County, Virginia (witnessed by John James Beckley, Augustine Curtis, and Michael Driskill; recorded by Thomas Nelson; and bears affidavit of Machen Boswell); and affidavits, 1790, of John Bacon (of New Kent County, Virginia, concerning John Clayton [1694-1773] and William Clayton), Charles Hay (bears seal), and Beverley Randolph (concerning John Bacon, Machen Boswell, Charles Hay, and Benjamin Waller and bears seal of Virginia).

Section 5, Various Persons, Letters, 1837 and Undated

This section consists of two items, a letter, undated, of Margy [last name unknown] written to Charlie [last name unknown] concerning the Jennings family coat of arms and Jennings Hall, Yorkshire, England; and a letter, 1837, of E. J. Jenings (of London, England) written to John Richard Walbran (of Ripon, Yorkshire, England, concerning the Jenings family).

Section 6, Jenings Family, Miscellany, 1821 and Undated

This section consists of three items, a biographical sketch, 1821, of Edmund Jenings (1731-1819); notes on the Jennings family; and tombstone inscriptions at Kensington Church, London, England (concerning John Randolph Grymes, Susanna Beverley (Randolph) Grymes, Edmund Jenings [1731-1819], Mrs. Elizabeth Jenings, and Ariana (Jenings) Randolph).

Mss1L51f, Lee Family Papers, 1638-1867,
James City and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia; also England

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 684 items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

A genealogy of the Lee family may be found in the Appendix.

Section 1, Jeffreys, John (1614-1684), Letter, 1678

This section consists of one item, a letter, 29 November 1678, from John Jeffreys, London, England, to Thomas Ludwell, Secretary of Virginia. The letter was sent by the Golden Fortune, William Jeffreys, Commander, Q. D. G. The letter concerns John Burnham, Charles II, Agatha (Eltonhead) Stubbins Wormeley Chicheley, Sir Henry Chicheley, Sir Thomas Chicheley, Thomas Colclough, Edward Coleman, [first name unknown] Eveling, Thomas James, Francis Moryson, John Page (1627-1692), Cuthbert Potter, Sir Joseph Williamson, and Ralph Wormeley (1650-1701); and Catholic plots in England.

Section 2, Brent, George (d. 1699), Letter, 1695

This section consists of one item, a letter, 14 December 1695, of George Brent and William Fitzhugh (1651-1701), to Philip Ludwell I, Rich Neck, [James City County, Virginia]. The letter concerns Malachi Peale and Richard Whitehead; and the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia.

Section 3, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Letter, ca. 1703

This section consists of one item, a letter, ca. 1703, of Philip Ludwell I, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Thomas Bray, the Earls of Clarendon, Henry Compton, Robert Livingston, Sir Francis Nicholson, the Earl of Pembroke, and the Earl of Rochester; Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts; and the refusal of the Virginia Council and the House of Burgesses to aid New York in Queen Anne's War.

Section 4, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Letter, 1706

This section consists of one item, a letter, 9 February 1706, of Philip Ludwell I, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, concerning James Blair, Stephen Fouace, and Edward Nott; and the 1705 fire at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Section 5, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Letter, 1707

This section consists of one item, a letter, 20 December 1707, of Philip Ludwell I, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Queen Anne, [first name unknown] Bendy, Lewis Burwell (d. 1710), William Byrd (1674-1744), Stephen Fouace, Benjamin Harrison (1645-1713), Robert Hunter, Mrs. Anne Jones, Mary Ludwell, George Moore, Daniel Parke, Jane (Ludwell) Parke, Micajah Perry, and Thomas Reeves; the marriage of Frances (Parke) Custis to John Custis; the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; and Blackwater Swamp in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Section 6, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Letter, 1714

This section consists of one item, a letter, 7 May 1714, of Philip Ludwell I, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, concerning Lucy (Parke) Byrd, William Byrd (1674-1744), and Frank Terryer; a sundial; the ship Henrietta; and smallpox.

Section 7, Moore, James (d. 1706), Letter, ca. 1692

This section consists of one item, a letter, ca. 1692, of James Moore to Philip Ludwell I, governor of North and South Carolina, and to the Council of South Carolina. The letter concerns trade with the Catawba, Cherokee, Shawnee, Siouan, and Yamassee Indians.

Section 8, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Letter, 1678

This section consists of one item, a letter, 28 June 1678, of Philip Ludwell I, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, to Sir Joseph Williamson, secretary of state, Northern Department, London, England. The letter concerns Cockacoeroe (queen of the Pamunkey Indians), Thomas Lord Culpeper, Herbert Jeffreys (while serving as governor of Virginia), Sir Francis Moryson, and Opechancanough; a dispute between the Chickahominy and Pamunkey Indians; a suspected mutiny by Jeffrey's regiment; and Ludwell's removal from the Council of Virginia.

Section 9, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Notes, 1688

This section consists of one item, notes, ca. May 1688, of Philip Ludwell I possibly made for the Virginia House of Burgesses. The notes concern a petition of the Virginia House of Burgesses to James II, presented by Ludwell in September 1688, that listed grievances (i.e., repealing laws by proclamation; charging fees for putting the royal seal on patents, surveys, documents concerning escheated lands and the probation of wills; and the allotment of money from fines and forfeitures) against Lord Howard of Effingham.

Section 10, Virginia (Colony), Governor (1660-1677), Petition, 1667

This section consists of one item, a petition, 24 June 1667, of Governor Sir William Berkeley and Council of Virginia to Charles II and the Privy Council [London, England]. The petition was presented on behalf of the governor, the council (i.e., Nathaniel Bacon [1619-1692], Richard Bennet, Theodorick Bland, Edward Carter, Miles Cary, Henry Corbin, Thomas Ludwell [secretary of Virginia], George Reade, Robert Smith, Thomas Stegge, Thomas Swann, and Francis Willis), and the Colony of Virginia (represented by Robert Wynne, speaker of the House of Burgesses). It concerns Lord Baltimore; the General Assemblies of Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia; and the cessation of tobacco planting.

Section 11, Effingham, Francis Howard, 5th Baron (1643-1695), Answer, 1689

This section consists of one item, an answer, 23 May 1689, to the Lords [of Trade and Plantations (i.e., the Board of Trade), London, England], concerning a petition of the Virginia House of Burgesses to James II presented by Philip Ludwell I in September 1688 listing grievances (i.e., repealing laws by proclamation; charging fees for putting the royal seal on patents, surveys, and documents concerning escheated lands and the probation of wills; and the allotment of money from fines and forfeitures) against Lord Howard of Effingham. The answer also concerns William Blathwayt, Thomas Lord Culpeper, and Francis North (i.e., Baron Guilford); and Bacon's Rebellion.

Section 12, Ludwell, Philip (b. ca. 1638), Petition

This section consists of one item, a petition, 19 September 1689, of Philip Ludwell I to King William III and the Privy Council concerning Arthur Allen, William Anderson, William Blathwayt, Thomas Lord Culpeper, John Custis, Lord Howard of Effingham, William Fitzhugh, Thomas Milner, Simon Rowe, Charles Scarburgh, William Sherwood, and John Smith; pirates (i.e., Edward Davis, John Hinson, and Lionel Wafer); Ludwell's removal from the council and election to the House of Burgesses of Virginia; tobacco; and the frigate Dunbarton.

Section 13, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Diary, 1710

This section consists of one item, a diary, 18 July-10 October 1710, of Philip Ludwell II. The diary was kept at Williamsburg and in Surry and in Isle of Wight (now Southampton) counties, Virginia, and in Chowan (now Hertford) County, North Carolina, while Ludwell and Nathaniel Harrison were serving as Virginia commissioners to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. The diary includes correspondence, 1710, of Ludwell and Harrison with John Lawson and Edward Moseley.

Entries concern John Allen, Harry Beverley, John Beverley, Richard Booth, Richard Braswell, Henry Briggs, William Browne, William Bush, Thomas Cotton, Mrs. [first name unknown] Early, James Farlee, Great Peter (Indian), William Hooker, Edward Hyde (while serving as governor of North Carolina), Edmund Jenings (while serving as president of the Virginia Council), Frederick Jones, William Maule, Charles Merritt, Henry Plumpton, Thomas Pollock, Edward Smithwick, John Smyth, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), Francis Toms, Robin Tucker (Indian), Richard Washington Henry Williams, William Williams, and Henry Wyche; the Meherrin, Nansemond, and Nottoway Indians; and the Council of Virginia.

Section 14, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Diary, 1710-1711

This section consists of one item, a diary, 9 November 1710-7 August 1711, of Philip Ludwell II. The diary was kept at Green Spring, James City County, Hampton, and Williamsburg, and in the counties of Nansemond, Norfolk, Princess Anne, Southampton, and Surry, Virginia, and Gates and Hertford, North Carolina, while Ludwell and Nathaniel Harrison were serving as Virginia commissioners to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. The diary includes correspondence, 1710-1711, of Ludwell and Harrison with John Lawson and Edward Moseley.

Entries concern John Arden, Edward Barnes, Harry Beverley, John Beverley, William Bonner, Richard Braswell, George Bullock, Stephen Burgess, John Clayton, Mrs. Sarah Clouse, [first name unknown] Cullock, John Dew, Mrs. [first name unknown] Early, John Fulcher, James Farlee, William Gamy, William Glover, Great Peter (Indian), William Hooker, Edward Hyde (while serving as governor), Francis Jones, Mrs. Francis Jones, Frederick Jones, Mrs. [first name unknown] Lassiter, Tanaquil LeFevre, Lawrence Mague, Nicholas Major (Indian), Edward Moseley (1661-1736), Francis Moss, Thomas Pollock, William Robertson, Edward Smithwick, Francis Spikes, [first name unknown] Walke, Thomas Walke, Henry [Walstein?], Mrs. Henry Walstein, Solomon White, William Williams, Thomas Williamson, and James Wilson.

Section 15, Various Persons, Materials concerning the Boundary between Virginia and North Carolina, 1707

This section consists of eight items, materials, 1707, of various persons concerning the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Items include a letter, 1707, of Francis Foster, William Glover, Edward Moseley, and Samuel Swann (while serving on the Council of North Carolina) to the Council of Virginia; a commission, 1707, of Arthur Allen, John Hardyman, Benjamin Harrison, Francis Mallory, John Poythress, and Joshua Wynne (signed by Edmund Jenings and bears seals of John Hardyman, Benjamin Harrison, Francis Mallory, and the colony of Virginia) to receive affidavits in Isle of Wight, Nansemond, Prince George, and Surry counties, Virginia; and affidavits (copies), 1707, of Robert Bolling, Benjamin Harrison, James Thweatt, and Thomas Wynne.

Section 16, Various Persons, Affidavits concerning the Boundary between Virginia and North Carolina, 1710-1711

This section consists of ten items, affidavits, 1710-1711, concerning the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Included are affidavits (copies witnessed by Edward Moseley) of William Bonner, George Bullock, William Duckenfield, James Farlee, Lawrence Mague, Richard Sanderson, Edward Smithwick, and Francis Toms; affidavits (copies) of Robert Lawrence and Henry Plumpton; and affidavits (witnessed by Nathaniel Harrison and Philip Ludwell II) of Betty (Indian), Henry Briggs, Great Peter (Indian), Thomas Green (Indian), Nicholas Major (Indian), Mary (Indian), Jenny Pearce (Indian), and the Meherrin and Nottoway Indians.

Section 17, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Letter, Undated

This section consists of one item, a letter, undated, of Philip Ludwell II to an unidentified addressee. The letter concerns Alexander Spotswood.

Section 18, Bassett, William (1671-1723), Letter, 1713

This section consists of one item, a letter, 22 September 1713, of William Bassett, Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, London, England. The letter concerns Queen Anne, Nathaniel Blakiston, Doctor William Cocke, Lucy (Ludwell) Grymes, Edmund Jenings, Hannah (Ludwell) Lee, Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, the Earl of Orkney, Micajah Perry, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); corn; tobacco; and the Council of Virginia.

Section 19, Bassett, William (1671-1723), Letter, 1719

This section consists of one item, a letter, 9 January 1719, of William Bassett, Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia, to [Philip] Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nicholas Meriwether, Micajah and Richard Perry; and the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer.

Section 20, Blair, James (1655-1743), Letter, 1704/5

This section consists of one item, a letter, 6 January 1704/5, of James Blair, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, Nathaniel Burwell, Lucy (Ludwell) Grymes, Edward Jaquelin, Hannah (Ludwell) Lee, Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, Francis Nicholson, Edward Nott, Margaret (Blakiston) Nott, the Earl of Orkney, and James Wallace.

Section 21, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1705

This section consists of one item, a letter, 20 April 1705, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns James Blair and Edward Nott (while serving as governor of Virginia).

Section 22, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1705/6

This section consists of one item, a letter, 28 January 1705/6, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Thomas Dod, Stephen Fouace, Francis Nicholson (while serving as governor of Virginia), Philip Ludwell I, and Edward Nott; and the House of Burgesses and Council of Virginia.

Section 23, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1707

This section consists of one item, a letter, 22 September 1707, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns John Clayton and Robert Hunter (while serving as governor of Virginia); the ship Ruby; and a slave.

Section 24, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1708

This section consists of one item, a letter, 17 November 1708, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Robert Carter, Henry Compton, Prince George of Denmark, Benjamin Harrison (1645-1713), Robert Hunter (while serving as governor of Virginia), the Earl of Pembroke, Micajah Perry, and the Bishop of Quebec; the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; and a slave.

Section 25, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1708-1708/9

This section consists of one item, a letter, 13 December 1708-8 February 1708/9, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Robert Hunter (while serving as governor of Virginia), Edmund Jenings (while serving as secretary of Virginia), Thomas Lawrence, Micajah Perry, and [first name unknown] Starling; and Ludwell's desire to be secretary of Virginia.

Section 26, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1708/9

This section consists of one item, a letter, 12 March 1708/9, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns James Blair, Henry Compton, Robert Hunter (while serving as governor of Virginia), Thomas Lloyd, Francis Nicholson, Micajah Perry, and Edward Southwell; poplar trees; and St. John's, Newfoundland.

Section 27, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1709

This section consists of one item, a letter, 28 May 1709, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721), Robert Hunter (while serving as governor of Virginia), Edmund Jenings (while serving as secretary of Virginia), Philip Ludwell I, Micajah Perry, and the Earl of Sunderland; and Ludwell's desire to be secretary of Virginia.

Section 28, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 28 April 1710, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Rachel Blakiston, Lucy (Ludwell) Grymes, Philip Ludwell I, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); and Ludwell's desire to be secretary of Virginia.

Section 29, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 20 July 1710, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Benjamin Harrison (1673-1710), Edmund Jenings (while serving as secretary of Virginia), Micajah Perry, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and the Earl of Sunderland; and Ludwell's desire to be secretary of Virginia.

Section 30, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, ca. October 1710, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Emperor Charles VI, Edmund Jenings, and the Duke of Marlborough; the War of Spanish Succession; and the arrival of Alexander Spotswood to be governor of Virginia.

Section 31, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1711/12

This section consists of one item, a letter, 18 January 1711/12, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Rachel Blakiston, Doctor William Cocke, Gawin Corbin, Edmund Jenings (while serving as secretary of Virginia), Louis XIV, the Duke of Marlborough, Micajah Perry, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); corn; and cardinals.

Section 32, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 18 April 1711, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), William Byrd II, Robert Carter, Dudley Digges, and Micajah Perry; and Ludwell's appointment as deputy auditor general of Virginia.

Section 33, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 10 July 1711, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), Dudley Digges, Philip Ludwell I, Edward Nott, Micajah Perry, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); and Ludwell's appointment as deputy auditor general of Virginia.

Section 34, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1713/14

This section consists of one item, a letter, February 1713/14, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Deale [i.e., Deal, England]. The letter concerns Mrs. Nathaniel Blakiston, Edmund Jenings, and [first name unknown] Perry; and petitions by the Council of Virginia to the Board of Trade and by London merchants to the British House of Commons concerning tobacco.

Section 35, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1714

This section consists of one item, a letter, 18 July 1714, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns [first name unknown] Perry, Micajah Perry, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); Edmund Berkeley's appointment to the Council of Virginia; commercial agreement between England and Spain forming part of the Treaty of Utrecht; and a proposed treaty between England and France.

Section 36, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1715/16

This section consists of one item, a letter, 20 February 1715/16, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Byrd II, Nathaniel Harrison, James Francis Edward Stuart (pretender to the British throne), the Earl of Orkney, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia).

Section 37, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1716

This section consists of one item, a letter, 2 July 1716, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), William Byrd II, King George I, and John Grymes; and Ludwell's resignation as deputy auditor general of Virginia.

Section 38, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1719

This section consists of one item, a letter, 15 May 1719, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns James Blair, William Byrd II, Robert Carter, John Grymes, the Earl of Orkney, Micajah Perry, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and Horace Walpole (1678-1757); and quitrents.

Section 39, Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), Letter, 1720

This section consists of two items, a letter and enclosure, 24 September 1720, of Nathaniel Blakiston, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Byrd II, John Grymes, Micajah Perry, James Roscow, John Schutz, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia). The enclosure is a power of attorney, 20 September 1720, of Nathaniel Blakiston to Philip Ludwell II (witnessed by Walter Gough, Joshua Lizland, Micajah Perry, James Puckle [notary public], Isham Randolph, and John Schutz), and bears affidavit of Chicheley Corbin Thacker (clerk of the General Court of Virginia).

Section 40, Byrd, William (1674-1744), Letter, 1717

This section consists of one item, a letter, 3 July 1717, of William Byrd, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, Robert Cary, Roger Elliot, Francis Kennedy, the Earl of Orkney, Isham Randolph, William Robertson, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and Sir William Thompson (while serving as solicitor general of Great Britain); the ship Averilla; and the Virginia Indian Company.

Section 41, Byrd, William (1674-1744), Letter, 1717

This section consists of one item, a letter, 24 September 1717, of William Byrd, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, William Blathwayt, Evelyn Byrd, Thomas Dod, King George I, John Grymes, Nathaniel Harrison, Edmund Jenings, Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, the Earl of Macclesfield, Robert Munford, the Earl of Orkney, Micajah Perry, Thomas Posford, Henry Rainsford, James Roscow, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and Horace Walpole; quitrents; and the Council and Court of Oyer and Terminer of Virginia.

Section 42, Byrd, William (1674-1744), Cover and Account, 1712-1717

This section consists of two items, a cover, 24 September 1717, of William Byrd to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, and an account, 1712.

Section 43, Byrd, William (1674-1744), Letter, 1717

This section consists of one item, a letter, 24 September 1717, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, John Molesworth, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and Edward Whitaker; the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer; and the Board of Trade of Great Britain.

Section 44, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letter, 1705

This section consists of one item, a letter, 11 July 1705, of Robert Carter, Rappahannock River, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter was written at Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, and concerns Edmund Berkeley, James Blair, Lewis Burwell, [first name unknown] Chartres, Joshua Moore, the Earl of Orkney, and Robert Quary; and the recall of Francis Nicholson (governor of Virginia).

Section 45, Carter, Robert (1663-1732), Letter, 1726

This section consists of one item, a letter, 23 July 1726, of Robert Carter, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Peter Beverley, James Blair, William Byrd II, John Carter, Cole Digges, John Grymes, John Holloway, Mann Page, Catherine (Beverley) Robinson, John Robinson, and John Wormeley; Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia; and the funeral of Hugh Drysdale (governor of Virginia).

Section 46, Custis, John (1678-1749), Letter, 1717

This section consists of one item, a letter, 18 April 1717, of John Custis, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Robert Carter, Daniel Parke Custis, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); and cutting of timber at Queen's Creek, York County, Virginia. The letter also bears a letter, undated, of Philip Ludwell II to an unidentified addressee.

Section 47, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Letter, ca. 1720

This section consists of one item, a letter, ca. September 1720, of Philip Ludwell, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, to Joseph Egglistone (i.e., Eggleston) of Powhatan, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Thomas Ravenscroft; an acre of land on Checkerhouse Creek in James City County, Virginia (owned by Anne and Elizabeth Goodrich, orphans of Benjamin Goodrich); a mill; and the Court of James City County, Virginia.

Section 48, Ravenscroft, Thomas (d. 1736), Answer, 1719

This section consists of one item, an answer, 7 November 1719, of Thomas Ravenscroft, to the Court of James City County, Virginia, concerning a petition of Philip Ludwell II. The answer concerns an acre of land on Checkerhouse Creek in James City County, Virginia (owned by Anne and Elizabeth Goodrich, orphans of Benjamin Goodrich); and a mill. This item is a copy made by Michael Archer and witnessed by Robert Beverley.

Section 49, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1704/5

This section consists of one item, a letter, 7 January 1704/5, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns James Blair, Nathaniel Burwell, Philip Ludwell I, and Sarah Ludwell; and the recall of Francis Nicholson (as governor of Virginia).

Section 50, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1709

This section consists of one item, a letter, 12 September 1709, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns James Blair, Lewis Burwell, Doctor Joseph Chermison, Philip Ludwell I, Micajah Perry, and Richard Perry; and the appointment of Robert Hunter as governor of New Jersey and New York.

Section 51, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 8 August 1710, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Doctor Robert Bill, James Blair, Sarah (Harrison) Blair, Nathaniel Blakiston, Mrs. Nathaniel Blakiston, Doctor Joseph Chermison, the Earl of Dartmouth, Benjamin Harrison (1673-1710), John Hartwell, William Jones, Thomas Lane, Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, Philip Ludwell I, Mrs. [first name unknown] Matthews, Micajah Perry, Richard Perry, the Earl of Sunderland, William Timson, and Mrs. [William?] Wormeley.

Section 52, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 14 August 1710, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, Doctor Joseph Chermison, [Alexander?] Cunningham, Benjamin Harrison (1673-1710), Edmund Jenings, William Jones, the Duchess of Marlborough, the Earl of Oxford, John Poulett, William Timson, and Mrs. [William?] Wormeley.

Section 53, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1710/11

This section consists of one item, a letter, 11 January 1710/11, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Mrs. Elizabeth Archer, James Blair, Joseph Bradby, Henry Compton (while serving as Bishop of London), [Alexander?] Cunningham, [first name unknown] Hervey, William Hurst, Albrighton Jones, William Jones, Philip Ludwell I, the Earl of Oxford, Claude Bouviere, [Abraham?] Spranger, William Timson, and James Wallace; and the desire of Philip Ludwell II to be secretary of Virginia.

Section 54, Fouace, Stephen, Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 22 April 1711, of Stephen Fouace, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Mrs. Elizabeth Archer, Sir James Ash, William Bassett, Doctor Robert Bill, James Blair, Nathaniel Blakiston, William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), Lewis Burwell, Nathaniel Burwell, Joseph Chermison, Henry Compton (while serving as Bishop of London), [Alexander?] Cunningham, Mrs. Stephen Fouace, Edmund Jenings (while serving as secretary of Virginia), William Jones, Emperor Joseph I, Sir John Leake, Louis (i.e., Dauphin of France), Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, Philip Ludwell I, the Earl of Oxford, Daniel Parke, Micajah Perry, Richard Perry, William Timson, and James Wallace; and Ludwell's appointment as deputy auditor general of Virginia.

Section 55, Harrison, Nathaniel (1677-1727), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, March 1711, of Nathaniel Harrison, Wakefield, Surry County, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Thomas Cary, Robert Fendall, William Glover, Benjamin Harrison, Frederick Jones, John Lawson, James Minge, Edward Moseley, Thomas Pollock, John Porter, Richard Sanderson, Thomas Sparrow, and William Swann; the rebellion of Thomas Cary; and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.

Section 56, Harrison, Nathaniel (1677-1727), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 4 July 1711, of Nathaniel Harrison, Wakefield, Surry County, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Harry Beverley, Charles Hamlin, Peter Hamlin, John Lawson and Edward Moseley; smallpox; and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.

Section 57, Harrison, Nathaniel (1677-1727), Letter, 1719

This section consists of one item, a letter, 15 May 1719, of Nathaniel Harrison, Wakefield, Surry County, Virginia, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Nathaniel Blakiston, William Byrd II, Hannah (Ludwell) Lee, Hannah (Harrison) Ludwell, George Maynard, Micajah Perry, Thomas Posford, [Robert Ruffin?], Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), and Edward Teach (i.e., Blackbeard); and Ludwell's Observations on the Grand Jury's Addresses, 18 April 1719.

Section 58, Virginia (Colony), Grand Jury, Address, 1719

This section consists of three items, addresses (three copies), 18 April 1719, of the grand jury to the governor of Virginia (i.e., Alexander Spotswood) and the King of Great Britain (i.e., George I). These items are copies made from the minutes of the General Court of Virginia. By authority of Henry Baker, Matthew Ballard, John Baylor, Arthur Bickerdike, Charles Chiswell, Coles Digges, Thomas Jones, Thomas Lee, Philip Lightfoot, George Mason, Richard Neale, Thomas Nelson, Graves Packe, Benjamin Robinson, William Robinson, Joseph Smith, Robert Tucker, Joseph Walker, Richard Groshaw Walker, John Walker, and Benjamin Weldon. The addresses concern Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia).

Section 59, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Observations, 1719

This section consists of one item, observations, 1719, by Philip Ludwell II, on the grand jury's addresses, 18 April 1719. Annotations on the observations were made by Nathaniel Harrison and Philip Ludwell II and concern Charles Chiswell, George Gordon, Thomas Jones, George Maynard, Thomas Nelson, and William Robinson; the Virginia House of Burgesses; the grand jury of Virginia; and pirates.

Section 60, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Observations, 1719

This section consists of one item, observations, 1719, by Philip Ludwell II, on the grand jury's addresses, 18 April 1719. The observations concern Charles Chiswell, George Gordon, Thomas Jones, Thomas Lee, Philip Lightfoot, George Maynard, Thomas Nelson, William Robinson, and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); the Virginia House of Burgesses; the grand jury of Virginia; and pirates.

Section 61, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Animadversions, 1719

This section consists of one item, 1719, animadversions on a paper entitled "Virginia Addresses" printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The animadversions concern Edward Teach (i.e., Blackbeard); Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, and Germanna, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; and addresses by the grand jury of Virginia to the governor (i.e., Alexander Spotswood) and the King of Great Britain (i.e., George I) and by the Virginia House of Burgesses to King George I.

Section 62, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Animadversions, 1719

This section consists of one item, 1719, animadversions on a paper entitled "Virginia Addresses" printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The animadversions concern Edward Teach (i.e., Blackbeard); Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, and Germanna, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; addresses by the grand jury of Virginia to the governor (i.e., Alexander Spotswood) and the King of Great Britain (i.e., George I) and by the Virginia House of Burgesses to King George I; and the Council of Virginia.

Section 63, Lane, Thomas (d. 1710), Letter, 1704

This section consists of one item, a letter, 19 August 1704, of Thomas Lane, London, England, Micajah Perry, and Richard Perry to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Joseph Blagdon, Richard Browne, John Evans, and John King; and the ships Falmouth, Fowey, Gloucester, Medway, Moderate, Rainbow, and Revenge.

Section 64, Lawson, John (d. 1711), Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 26 August 1710, of John Lawson, writing from Frederick Jones's home, Chowan County, North Carolina, to Philip Ludwell II. The letter concerns Edward Hyde (while serving as governor of North Carolina) and William Robertson; and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.

Section 65, Lawson, John (d. 1711), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 29 June 1711, of John Lawson, writing from Thomas Pollock's home, Chowan County, North Carolina, to Nathaniel Harrison and Philip Ludwell II. The letter concerns Harry Beverley, John Clayton, and Edward Moseley; and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.

Section 66, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Letter, 1711

This section consists of one item, a letter, 10 July 1711, of Philip Ludwell II, Williamsburg, Virginia, to John Lawson and Edward Moseley. The letter concerns Nathaniel Harrison, Edward Hyde (while serving as governor of North Carolina), and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); the rebellion of Thomas Cary; and the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina.

Section 67, Ludwell, Thomas, Letter, 1723/4

This section consists of one item, a letter, 4 January 1723/4, of Thomas Ludwell, Bruton, Somersetshire, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Francis Cottington, John Cottington, [first name unknown] Fry, Hannah (Ludwell) Lee, John Ludwell, Philip Ludwell I, Robert Ludwell, Mrs. Robert Ludwell, [James?] Whitchurch, and [first name unknown] Williams; and Godminster, Somersetshire, and Fonthill, Wiltshire, England

Section 68, Moseley, Edward (d. 1749), Letter, 1710

This section consists of one item, a letter, 25 July 1710, of Edward Moseley, North Carolina, to Nathaniel Harrison and Philip Ludwell II. The letter concerns Edmund Jenings (while serving as president of the Virginia Council) and John Lawson; the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina; and Palatines in North Carolina.

Section 69, Perry, Micajah (d. 1721), Letter, 1716

This section consists of one item, a letter, 14 March 1716, of Micajah Perry and Richard Perry, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), Stephen Fouace, John Grymes, Sir Edward Northey (while serving as attorney general of Great Britain), and Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia); Spotswood's removal of Ludwell as deputy auditor general of Virginia; and the ship Page.

Section 70, Schutz, John, Letter, 1721/2

This section consists of one item, a letter, 19 March 1721/2, of John Schutz, London, England, to Philip Ludwell II, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. The letter concerns Mrs. [first name unknown] Schutz and Mrs. John Schutz; and the death of Nathaniel Blakiston.

Section 71, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1694-1705

This section consists of one item, a listing of laws and statutes, 1694-1705, of Virginia (colony). The document is entitled "An Alphabeticall [sic] abridgment of the laws of Virginia under certaine [sic] heads containing the title of the law, an abstract of the matter, the year w[he]n made, the year of the Kings reign, who was then govern[o]r and the number of the acts made each assembly [1694 and 1705]." This item bears the signature and annotations of Philip Ludwell II.

Section 72, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., ca. 1690-1700

This section consists of one item, an alphabetical abridgement of the laws of Virginia (colony), ca. 1690-1700. This item, which is incomplete, bears annotations of Philip Ludwell II.

Section 73, Church of England, Materials, 1703-1710

This section consists of three items, materials, 1703-1710, concerning the Church of England in Virginia. Items include the defense, undated, of James Blair by unidentified members of the Council of Virginia; an opinion (copy), 1703, of Edward Northey (while serving as attorney general of England) concerning the induction of ministers; and a visitation (copy), 1710, investigating a complaint against James Sclater by Edward Tabb (while serving as a churchwarden in Charles Parish, York County, Virginia) held before James Blair.

Section 74, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Materials, 1716

This section consists of six items, materials, 1716, concerning the dismissal of Philip Ludwell II as deputy auditor general of Virginia. Items include answers of Ludwell (to charges made by Alexander Spotswood, governor of Virginia) before the Board of Trade; and an affidavit (witnessed by William Edwards and Daniel McCarty) of John Chaney (deputy sheriff of James City County, Virginia) concerning Ludwell's quitrents.

Section 75, Byrd, William (1674-1744), Materials, 1709-1719

This section consists of six items, materials, 1709-1719, concerning William Byrd II. Items include accounts, 1709-1714, while serving as receiver general of Virginia (concerning quitrents); an address, 1716, "The Answer of William Byrd to the Observations of Alexander Spotswood Esq[ui]r[e] upon the Mismanagement of the Revenue of Virginia to the Board of Trade"; an address, 1717, to the Board of Trade (concerning the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer); and instructions, 1719, of the Virginia House of Burgesses to William Byrd II (while serving as agent in England).

Section 76, Spotswood, Alexander, Materials, 1710-1720

This section consists of twenty-two items, materials, 1710-1720, concerning Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia). Items include correspondence (copies), 1710-1718, with William Blathwayt (while serving as auditor general of the colonies), Henry Compton (while Bishop of London and concerning William Dun, Tanaquil LeFevre, and John Skaife), Charles Eden (while serving as governor of North Carolina and concerning Ellis Brand, [first name unknown] Bray, William Howard, Edward Teach [i.e., Blackbeard], [first name unknown] Williams, and pirates), and the Board of Trade (concerning the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer); "Observations upon the Mismanagement of the King's Revenue of Virginia with the Lieutenant Govern[o]rs charge against the Deputy Audit[o]r" (copy), 1716 (concerning Philip Ludwell II and quitrents); an order, 1716, of Alexander Spotswood to Philip Ludwell II (concerning William Blathwayt [while serving as auditor general of the colonies] and Peter Beverley's appointment as deputy auditor of Virginia); an address (copy), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the Virginia House of Burgesses (concerning the Nottoway Indians; and bears address, 1715, of the House of Burgesses to Spotswood [concerning Thomas Butts and Richard Littlepage]); an address (copy), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning the Yamassee War; and bears address, 1715, of the Virginia Council of the House of Burgesses [concerning Elizabeth (Gibbes) Fenwick and Sarah (Patey) Fenwick]; extracts [copy], 1715, from the journal of the House of Burgesses; an address [copy], 1715, of the House of Burgesses to the Council [concerning the privileges of the Burgesses]; a petition [copy], 1715, of the House of Burgesses to Spotswood [concerning the location of the courthouse of James City County, Virginia]; an address [copy], 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses [concerning taxation]; minutes [copy], 1715, of the Committee of Propositions and Grievances of the House of Burgesses [concerning Thomas Butt and Richard Littlepage; the Yamassee War; election of Burgesses in Warwick County, Virginia; justices of the peace in New Kent County, Virginia; and taxation]; resolutions [copy], 1715, of the House of Burgesses [concerning duties on liquor and slaves]; an address [copy], 1715, of Spotswood to the House of Burgesses [concerning the courthouse of James City County, Virginia]; an address [copy], 1715, of the Council to the House of Burgesses [concerning the privileges of the council and grievances of the people]; and an address [copy], 1715, of the council to the House of Burgesses [concerning John Roberts, James Shields, and James Terry]); an address (copy), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning the militia); an address (copy), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning their rights and the trial of justices of the peace); an address (copy and imperfect), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning the dissolution of the House; Indians; the Yamassee War; quitrents; and religion); an address (copy and imperfect), 1718, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning John Clayton and the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia; and bears address [copy], 1718, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood; and instructions [copy], 1718, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood [concerning laws]; an answer, 1718, of Alexander Spotswood; and instructions [copy], 1718, of the House of Burgesses to William Byrd II [while serving as their agent in England]; and minutes [copy], 1718, of the House of Burgesses [concerning instructions to William Byrd II]); an address (copy), 1718, of Alexander Spotswood to the House of Burgesses (concerning Nathaniel Blakiston, William Byrd II, Josiah Forbes, William Howard, and pirates); addresses (copies), 1715, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood (concerning Thomas Butts and Richard Littlepage); an address (copy), 1718, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood (concerning the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer); an address (copy), 1718, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood (concerning the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer; Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, Virginia; the Virginia Indian Company; and the Catawba and Sapony Indians; and bears instructions to William Byrd II [agent for the House of Burgesses in England]); an address (copy), undated, of the council to Alexander Spotswood (concerning a letter from the council to the Board of Trade); address (3 copies), 1720, of Alexander Spotswood to the council (concerning the appointment of William Byrd II by the Virginia House of Burgesses to be their agent in England); a speech (copy), 1715, of Alexander Spotswood to the Virginia General Assembly (concerning the Yamassee War; and bears a petition [copy], 1715, of the House of Burgesses to Alexander Spotswood [concerning the Yamassee War]); and a bill of complaint and legal brief (copies) [1719?] in the lawsuit of the Vestry of Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia v. Alexander Spotswood (concerning the induction of ministers).

Section 77, Great Britain, Board of Trade, Opinions, 1717

This section consists of two items, opinions (copies), 1717, of Edward Northey (while serving as attorney general of England) and William Thompson (while serving as solicitor general of England) to the Board of Trade (concerning the Virginia Court of Oyer and Terminer).

Section 78, College of William and Mary, Materials, ca. 1710-1716

This section consists of three items, materials, ca. 1710-1716, concerning the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Included are a petition (imperfect), ca. 1710, of Philip Ludwell II to Queen Anne (concerning Robert Boyle, the fire of 1705, and funds for the college); and minutes (imperfect), 1716, of the Board of Visitors (concerning the appointment of faculty, Brafferton Indian School, dancing, and surveying).

Section 79, Indian Trade, Materials, 1715-1718

This section consists of four items, materials, 1715-1718, concerning the Indian trade. Items include a petition, 1715, of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the council (concerning John Roberts, James Shields, and James Terry; and taxation); recommendations, 1717, of the Board of Trade (also bear opinion of William Thompson [while serving as solicitor general of England]) concerning tobacco; an address, 1718, of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the Virginia Council (concerning Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, Virginia; and the Catawba Indians); and resolutions, 1718, of the Virginia House of Burgesses (concerning Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, Virginia; and the Virginia Indian Company).

Section 80, Virginia Council, Materials, 1714-1719

This section consists of seventeen items, materials, 1714-1719, concerning the Virginia Council. Items include extracts (copies made by William Robertson), 1714-1719, of the journals (concerning William Byrd II, Nathaniel Harrison, Robert Hix, Robert Hunter, Christopher Jackson, William Lyell, Micajah Perry, and George Walker; the Court of Oyer and Terminer; the Virginia Indian Company; Fort Christanna, Brunswick County, Virginia; the Board of Trade; vestries and the appointment of ministers in the Church of England; quitrents; militia; lawyers; and surveying); a resolution (copy made by William Robertson), 1715, to the House of Burgesses (concerning the council's rights and privileges); memorials (copies), 1715-1717, to the Board of Trade (concerning quitrents and the Court of Oyer and Terminer); a proposal (copy made by William Robertson), 1715, to the Virginia House of Burgesses (concerning Elizabeth (Gibbes) Fenwick and Sarah (Patey) Fenwick and the Yamassee War in South Carolina); minutes, 1719, of a council meeting; and notes (made by Philip Ludwell II), 1715-1718, (concerning Alexander Spotswood [while serving as governor of Virginia] and the council).

Section 81, General Assembly of Virginia, Bills, ca. 1705-1804

This section consists of twelve items, bills, ca. 1705-1804, in the General Assembly of Virginia. The bills concern the treasurer of Virginia; militia; slaves; House of Burgesses; tobacco; public welfare; the clearing of rivers and creeks; the licensing of physicians; and taxation.

Section 82, Virginia General Assembly, Acts, 1646-1726

This section consists of eleven items, acts, 1646-1726, of the Virginia General Assembly. The acts concern John Clayton and John Holloway (to keep accounts of Williamsburg, Virginia); Brunswick and Spotsylvania counties; convicts; fishing; the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia; ferries; the General Court of Virginia; horses; hunting; Indians; land records; militia; the clearing of rivers and creeks; seamen; slaves; swine; and quitrents.

Section 83, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1705

This section consists of one item, laws and statutes, 23 October-30 November 1705, of Virginia (colony). This item lists acts of the Virginia General Assembly. It comprises a bound volume, incomplete and imperfect, and bears the endorsement of William Randolph.

Section 84, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1710

This section consists of one item, laws and statutes, 25 October-9 December 1710, of Virginia (colony). This item, incomplete and imperfect, lists acts of the Virginia General Assembly. Acts concern the county courts and the General Court of Virginia; the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia; land records; tobacco; sheriffs; taxation; illegitimate children; seamen; and the regulation of taverns.

Section 85, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1720

This section consists of one item, laws and statutes, 2 November-23 December 1720, of Virginia (colony). This item, incomplete and imperfect, lists acts of the Virginia General Assembly. Acts concern quitrents; land records; sheriffs; tobacco; wolves; warehouses; and ferries.

Section 86, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1722

This section consists of one item, laws and statutes, 9 May-7 June 1722, of Virginia (colony). This item lists acts of the Virginia General Assembly. Only titles are given for some acts. Acts concern tar; hemp; treaties with Indians; tobacco; indentured servants; slaves; seamen; the clearing of rivers and creeks; ferries; horses; prisons; and swine.

Section 87, Virginia (Colony), Laws, Statutes, Etc., 1723

This section consists of one item, laws and statutes, 9 May-20 June 1723, of Virginia (colony). This item lists acts of the Virginia General Assembly. Only titles are given for some acts. Acts concern Indians; liquor; slave duties; militia; Negroes; tobacco; welfare; and taxation.

Section 88, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, ca. 1720

This section consists of one item, a docket book, ca. 1720, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 89, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1723

This section consists of one item, a docket book, October 1723, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 90, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1724

This section consists of one item, a docket book, October 1724, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 91, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1725

This section consists of one item, a docket book, April 1725, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 92, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1725

This section consists of one item, a docket book, October 1725, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 93, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1726

This section consists of one item, a docket book, April 1726, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 94, Virginia (Colony) General Court, Docket Book, 1754

This section consists of one item, a docket book, October 1754, of the Virginia (Colony) General Court. It comprises a record of lawsuits pleaded and decisions rendered.

Section 95, Ludwell, Philip (1672-1727), Legal Papers, 1708-1720

This section consists of four items, legal papers, 1708-1720, of Philip Ludwell II. Items include an agreement, 1708, of Philip Ludwell II (concerning escheat warrants in Elizabeth City, Warwick, and York counties, Virginia, and witnessed by Archibald Blair and Benjamin Goodrich) with Charles Chiswell; and powers of attorney, 1708-1720, of Stephen Fouace (witnessed by Humphrey Bell, James Burwell, Robert Hunt, Thomas Jones, Micajah Perry, and Peter Whiting, recorded by Philip Lightfoot, and bears seal of Fouace), Elizabeth (Burwell) Harrison (witnessed by Richard Cocke and William Linam), and John Schutz (witnessed by Nathaniel Blakiston, Walter Gough, Joshua Lizland, Micajah Perry, and Isham Randolph, notarized by James Puckle, recorded by Chicheley Corbin Thacker, and bears seal of Schutz) to Philip Ludwell II.

Section 96, Ludwell, Philip (1716-1767), Correspondence, 1753-1760

This section consists of six items, correspondence, 1753-1760, of Philip Ludwell III. Correspondence is with Robert Dinwiddie (while serving as governor of Virginia; and concerning James Abercrombie [1706-1781] and the Earl of Loudoun), Emmanuel Jones (concerning Thomas Dawson, Jacob Rowe, and Cary Wilkinson; and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia), Henry Lee (concerning Lucy (Grymes) Lee, George Nicholas, and Mrs. George Nicholas; and apple trees), the Earl of Loudoun (concerning Robert Dinwiddie and the Virginia Council), and Nathaniel Walthoe (concerning William Byrd III, the Earl of Loudoun, Abraham Smith, and George Washington); and a letter, 1756, of Robert Dinwiddie (while governor of Virginia) and the Virginia Council to the Earl of Loudoun (concerning the militia and a treaty with the Catawba and Cherokee Indians).

Section 97, Ludwell, Philip (1716-1767), Estate Papers, ca. 1769-1775

This section consists of three items, materials, ca. 1769-1775, concerning the estate of Philip Ludwell III. Items include an inventory, ca. 1769, of Green Spring (including Cloverton, Green Spring, Hot Water, Pinewood Meadow, and Scotland tracts) and Rich Neck (including Archer's Hope, Mill Quarter, and New Quarter tracts), James City County, Virginia; a division, 1770, of Green Spring and Rich Neck, James City County, Virginia, and the Ludwell-Paradise house in Williamsburg, Virginia, between Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee and Lucy (Ludwell) Paradise; and an appraisal, 1775, of Green Spring and Rich Neck and the Ludwell-Paradise house (also bears a list of slaves on the Cloverton, Green Spring, Hot Water, Pinewood Meadow, and Scotland tracts of Green Spring, James City County, Virginia).

Section 98, Paradise, Lucy (Ludwell), Estate Papers, 1812-1814

This section consists of two items, materials, 1812-1814, concerning the estate of Lucy (Ludwell) Paradise. Items include an inventory (copy made by William Russell), 1812, of Chippokes, Surry County, Rich Neck, James City County, and the Ludwell-Paradise house in Williamsburg, Virginia (inventoried by Richard H. Cocke, James Lee, and William McCandlish); and orders (copy made by William Browne), 1814, of the Superior Court of James City County, Virginia, appointing appraisers (i.e., John Bell, Edmund Christian, Richard H. Cocke, James Davis, John Faulcon, Charles Henry Graves, Leonard Henley, James Lee, and Anthony Robinson) and administrators (i.e., William Hodgson and John Hopkins).

Section 99, Green Spring, Materials, 1658-1794

This section consists of nine items, materials, 1658-1794, concerning Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. Items include a patent, 1658, to Sir William Berkeley for 5,062 acres of land in James City County, Virginia (signed by William Claiborne and Samuel Mathews); an order (copy), 1674, of the Virginia Council concerning 1,160 acres of land in James City County, Virginia, owned by Sir William Berkeley; a plat (copy made by Matthew Kemp), 1679, of 285 acres of land (surveyed by John Soane) for Frances (Culpeper) Stephens Berkeley Ludwell; a plat, 1769, of the Hot Water tract of Green Spring (surveyed by James Morriss); a plat, ca. 1770, of Green Spring (surveyed by William Goodnall) for Richard Corbin and Robert Carter Nicholas (executors of the estate of Philip Ludwell III); a plat, ca. 1770, of Green Spring (surveyed by William Goodnall); lease (copy), 1686, of Philip Ludwell I and Frances (Culpeper) Stephens Berkeley Ludwell to James Gary and Mrs. Martha Gary for 150 acres of land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Francis Davis and James [Gilmartk?] and recorded by Rowland Davis); a plan, undated, of a building at Green Spring; and a plan, 1797, of the arcade of Green Spring (made by Benjamin Henry Latrobe).

Section 100, Rich Neck, Materials, 1638-1708

This section consists of eight items, materials, 1638-1708, concerning Rich Neck, James City County, Virginia. Items include a bond, 1665, of Robert and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith (bears seals) with Thomas Ludwell (witnessed by John Carter, Miles Cary, and Francis Willis and recorded by Francis Kirkman); a patent (copy made by Henry Hartwell), 1643, to Richard Kemp for 2,232 acres of land in James City County, Virginia; a deed, 1638, of George Menefie (bears seal) to Richard Kemp for 1,200 acres of land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by William Brocas and John Redman); a deed, 1698/9, of Philip Ludwell I (bears seal) to James Blair and Sarah (Harrison) Blair for 100 acres of land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Philip Ludwell II and Walter [Crombie?]; recorded by Chicheley Corbin Thacker; and bears power of attorney, 1698/9, of Philip Ludwell I to Bartholomew Fowler and Dionisius Wright); a lease, 1707, of Philip Ludwell II (bears seal) to James Blair and Sarah (Harrison) Blair for 100 acres of land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Elizabeth (Harrison) Edwards, William Kerle, and William Savage; recorded by William Robertson; and bears receipt, 1708, of Philip Ludwell II to James Blair); a survey (by William Wigg), 1638, of 1,300 acres of land in James City County, Virginia, for Richard Kemp; a plat (by Robert Beverley), 1674, of 619 acres in James City County, Virginia (later owned by the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia), for Thomas Ludwell; and a plat (by John Senior), 1642, of Rich Neck for Richard Kemp.

Section 101, Ludwell Family, Muniments, 1663-1770

This section consists of twelve items, muniments, 1663-1720, concerning land of the Ludwell family. Items include a patent, 1663, to George Barker for fifty-one acres of land in James City County, Virginia (signed by Sir William Berkeley [while serving as governor of Virginia] and recorded by Francis Kirkman; and bears deed, 1685, by George Barker to John Hudson for fifty-one acres of land in James City County, Virginia [witnessed by William Bird and John (last name unknown)]); decision (copy), 1720, of the jury (i.e., William Blackley, Richard Brand, William Broadribb, George Hughs, Jonathan Larke, John Morris, Lewis Patrick, Edward Ripping, Robert Sanders, William Slade, Daniel Stoner, and Joseph Sutton) in the Court of James City County, Virginia, concerning land owned by George Barker; a deed (copy), 1674, of Thomas Ludwell to Thomas Ballard for 300 acres in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Robert Beverley, William Cole, Francis Kirkman, and Otho Thorpe); a deed, 1724, of Edward Jaquelin, Mrs. Ann Maples, and Thomas Maples (bears seals) to Philip Ludwell II for land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Archibald Blair, William Goodwin, and Henry Hacker; and recorded by Michael Archer); a deed, 1735, of Mary Winter (bears seal) to James Wimbish for twenty-five acres of land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Eliza Pierce, Sarah Vaughan, Timothy Vaughan, Thomas Warburton, and Susannah Warburton; and recorded by Matthew Kemp); a deed, 1746, of James Wimbish (bears seal) to Philip Ludwell III for land in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by Lucy Grymes, Mary Lee, and Ann Picket and recorded by Benjamin Waller; and bears receipt, 1746, of James Wimbish to Philip Ludwell III); a deed (copy), 1749, of Philip Ludwell III and Frances (Grymes) Ludwell to Richard Corbin for 2,000 acres of land in Richmond County, Virginia; leases, 1700, to Philip Ludwell II for three lots in Williamsburg, Virginia (signed by Benjamin Harrison and Mungo Ingles [bear seals]; witnessed by Chicheley Corbin Thacker; and recorded by William Sedgwick); a lease (copy), undated, by Robert Dinwiddie (while serving as governor of Virginia) to Philip Ludwell III for 925 acres of land in James City County, Virginia; and opinions, 1716, of Baron Lechmere (while serving as solicitor general of England) and Lord Raymond concerning land owned by Philip Ludwell II.

Section 102, Lee, Richard, Correspondence, 1735

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1735, of Richard Lee (of Ditchley, Northumberland County, Virginia) with Landon Carter (of Lansdowne, Richmond County, Virginia) concerning [first name unknown] Briggs, Charles Carter, Elizabeth (Wormeley) Carter, Thomas Crowder, Thomas Dove, William Eustace, [first name unknown] Gully, John Hobson, [first name unknown] Hunton, Judith (Steptoe) Lee, [first name unknown] Nickerson, Dennis Sullivant, George Turberville, and Thomas West; the ship Carter; and agricultural operations at Blough Point, Jones's Plantation, and Old Plantation, Northumberland County, Virginia.

Section 103, Lee, Thomas Sim, Letters, 1780-1782

This section consists of two items, letters, 1780-1782, of Thomas Sim Lee (while serving as governor of Maryland) to Henry Lee (1756-1818) concerning Henry Archer, [Peregrine?] Fitzhugh, George Handy, John Jordan, Mary (Digges) Lee, and Matilda (Lee) Lee; horses; and the conscription of soldiers for the U.S. Continental Army (Henry Lee's legion).

Section 104, Lee, Philip (ca. 1681-1744), Letter, 1718

This section consists of one item, a letter, 7 June 1718, of Philip Lee, Blenheim, Charles County, Maryland, to Henry Lee, Lee Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter (copy) concerns corn and the health of Henry Lee.

Section 105, Lee, Thomas, Materials, 1685-1751

This section consists of three items, materials, 1685-1751, concerning Thomas Lee. Included are notes (made by Thomas Lee from the journal of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1 October 1685; 19 April 1688; 9, 11, 12 May 1688; 17 April 1691; and 16 April 1692) concerning Arthur Allen, Isaac Allerton, Peter Beverley, James Blair, John Custis, Lord Howard of Effingham (while serving as governor of Virginia), William Fitzhugh, John Jenings, William Kendall, Philip Ludwell I, Thomas Milner, Francis Nicholson (while serving as governor of Virginia), Edward Randolph, Alexander Spotswood (while serving as governor of Virginia), Christopher Thornton, and Willis Wilson; the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Virginia Council; a will (copy, incomplete), 1751, of Thomas Lee (probated in Westmoreland County, Virginia); and an inscription (copy made by Richard Henry Lee) of monument to Hannah (Ludwell) Lee and Thomas Lee (bears epitaph written in Latin and Greek, lines of verse, and tombstone inscription of Hannah (Ludwell) Lee and Thomas Lee).

Section 106, Lee, Philip Ludwell (1727-1775), Letters, 1769-1774

This section consists of fifteen items, letters, 1769-1774, of Philip Ludwell Lee of Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letters are to Arthur Lee (in London, England, concerning Elizabeth (Steptoe) Lee Fendall, Archibald Greig, [John?] Johnston, [first name unknown] Lee, Matilda (Lee) Lee, William Molleson, and tobacco), William Lee ([1739-1795] of London, England, concerning William Adair [while serving as secretary of Virginia], James Balfour, John Ballantine, Baron de Botetourt [while serving as governor of Virginia], Nathaniel Burwell [d. 1791], William Byrd III, Gilbert Campbell, John Carnaby, William Carr, Daniel Cocke, Richard Corbin [1714-1790], Richard Corbin [b. 1751], William de Grey [i.e., Baron Walsingham], George Dobbie, [first name unknown] Dolman, Thomas Dolman, William Dolman, John Dunning [i.e., Baron Ashburton], James Esten, Sir James Eyre, George William Fairfax, Thomas Lord Fairfax, Elizabeth (Steptoe) Lee Fendall, Muscoe Garnett, Isaac William Giberne, Archibald Greig, Leroy Griffin, [first name unknown] Hubard, James Hubard, William Hubard, [first name unknown] Hunter, Daniel Jennings, Thomas Jett, [John?] Johnston, James Lawson, Arthur Lee, Flora (Lee) Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee, Henry Lee [1727-1787], Henry Lee [1756-1818], Matilda (Lee) Lee, Richard Lee [ca. 1706?-1787], Richard Lee [1726-1795], Richard Henry Lee, William Lee, Charles Leonard, Philip Ludwell III, William McGachen, Thomas Bryan Martin, William Molleson, Thomas Montgomerie, Robert Necks, Thomas Nelson [1716-1787], Thomas Nelson [1738-1789], William Nelson, [first name unknown] Nicholson, William Outram, [first name unknown] Page, James Parker, William Pierce, Charles Rayson, William Reid, James Russell, John Semple, Alfred Sharpe, Doctor William Shippen, Doctor George Steptoe, John Tayloe, Francis Thornton, George Lee Turberville, John Turberville, James Walker, George Washington, John Wayles, Cary Wilkinson, [Hugh?] Wylie, Charles Yorke, [first name unknown] Young, DeBerdts, Lee & Sayre of London, England, Dunlop & Co. of London, England, and Loyd, Stewart & Co. of [unidentified location]; the ships Liberty, Scarsdale, and Trimley; Green Spring, James City County, Virginia; the lawsuit of Osgood Hanbury v. Philip Ludwell Lee [executor of the estate of Thomas Lee]; the Blair family; candles; music; smallpox; and tobacco), and DeBerdts, Lee & Sayre of London, England (concerning John Alexander, Christopher Ayscough, Cuthbert Bullitt, William Byrd III, William Carr, Robert Carter [1728-1804], George William Fairfax, Doctor Corbin Griffin, Richard Hull, Joseph Lane, Richard Henry Lee, William Lee [1739-1795], Thomas Nelson [1716-1787], William Nelson, Hector Ross, Burgess Smith, [Edward Champion?], Travis and James Walker, and tobacco); and account, 1759-1776, of Philip Ludwell Lee with William Lee (1739-1795).

Section 107, Lee, Thomas Ludwell (1730-1778), Letter, 1777

This section consists of one item, a letter, 23 November 1777, of Thomas Ludwell Lee, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, to James Steptoe, Bedford County, Virginia. The letter concerns William Steptoe and John Strode; Bellevue, Stafford County, Virginia; and hunting.

Section 108, Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Correspondence, 1765-1792

This section consists of 118 items, correspondence, 1765-1792, of Richard Henry Lee of Chantilly, Westmoreland County; Green Spring, James City County; Mount Airy, Richmond County; Lee Hall, Nomini Hall, Peckatone, and Stratford, Westmoreland County, Richmond; Williamsburg, Virginia; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Trenton, New Jersey.

Correspondence is with the Earl of Camden (concerning a proposed portrait of Camden for the courthouse of Westmoreland County, Virginia; bears list of subscribers and letter of Lee to Edmund Jenings [1737-1819]), Arthur Campbell (concerning the use of cavalry in fighting Indians), Landon Carter (of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia, concerning John Burgoyne, Anne Philippe Dieudonne de Loyeaute, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac William Giberne, Francis Lightfoot Lee, William Lee, Charles Wilson Peale, Archibald Ritchie, Doctor William Shippen, and John Tayloe [1721-1779]; the Stamp Act; portraits of Elizabeth (Landon) Willis Carter and Lord Chatham; the death of Anne (Aylett) Lee; the Boston Tea Party; medicine; charges against Richard Henry Lee by the Virginia General Assembly; and the Virginia Association of 1774; and letters bear notes of Landon Carter), Robert Wormeley Carter (concerning Robert Morris and bills before the Virginia General Assembly), Samuel Chase (concerning Patrick Henry and Edmund Pendleton; and the Declaration of Independence), Patrick Henry (while serving as governor of Virginia and concerning William Aylett, Sir Guy Carleton, Robert Morris, Thomas Nelson [1716-1782], George Washington, and Lambert Wickes; and supplies for the U.S. Continental Army), Ralph Izard (concerning Benedict Arnold, Thomas Bee, Theodorick Bland, Sir Henry Clinton, Charles René Dominique Sochet Destouches, Nathanael Greene, Chevalier de La Luzerne, Doctor David Ramsay, Joseph Reed, and Chevalier de Ternay), Thomas Jefferson, John Lamb (concerning the Federal Republican Committee and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution), Arthur Lee (concerning the Earl of Dartmouth, Silas Deane, Sir William Draper, Lord Dunmore [while serving as governor of Virginia], Comte d'Estaing, Elizabeth (Steptoe) Lee Fendall, Edward Foy, Benjamin Franklin, Conrad Alexandre Gérard, Viscount Hillsborough, Ralph Izard, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Anne (Lee) Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Ludwell Lee, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Lee [1726-1795], Thomas Lee [1758-1805], Thomas Ludwell Lee, William Lee, Henrietta (Lee) Turberville Maffit, Baron Musgrave, John Randolph [ca. 1728-1784], Peyton Randolph, and William Templeman; the Shippen family; ciphers; Virginia General Assembly; Virginia Association of 1774; and Vandalia; letter, 20 October 1773, copied in part by Charles Carter Lee; and letter, 29 September 1778, written, in part, in code), Charles Lee (1731-1782), Charles Lee (1758-1815) (concerning [Pierce?] Butler, William Hunter, Anne (Lee) Lee, William Washington, and George Wythe; lawsuit of George Mason v. William Lee; and the impairment of William Lee's vision), Francis Lightfoot Lee (concerning Thomas Belfield, Carter Braxton, John Burgoyne, Simon Fraser, Benjamin Harrison [1726-1791], Richard Howe, William Thompson, and George Washington; and the U.S. Declaration of Independence), Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee, William Lee (while at Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; London, England; Nantes and Paris, France; Frankfort on the Main, Germany; and Amsterdam, Holland; and bear seals; concerning Alexander Balmaine, John Blair [1687-1771], William Booth, Lord Botetourt [while serving as governor of Virginia], the Earl of Camden, Gilbert Campbell, Landon Carter, Robert Cary [1730-1777], Richard Corbin [1714-1790 (executor of the estate of Philip Ludwell III)], Rawleigh Downman, Lord Dunmore [while serving as governor of Virginia], James Gruel, Viscount Hillsborough, James Horrocks, Edmund Jenings [1737-1819], John Lawson, Anne (Gaskins) Pinckard Lee, Arthur Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee, Richard Lee [1726-1795], Henrietta (Lee) Turberville Maffit, Thomas Morris, William Nelson, Robert Carter Nicholas [executor of the estate of Philip Ludwell III], John Paradise, Peter Penet, Charles Rayson, John Roberts, [first name unknown] Roman, James Russell, James Scott, John Turberville, and Cary Wilkinson; and Pliarne, Gruel & Co. of Nantes, France; the deaths of John Blair [1687-1771], Lucy (Carter) Fitzhugh Harrison, [first name unknown] Lee, Charles Lucas, Presley Thornton, and Anne (Aylett) Washington; the education of Joseph Ball Downman, George Fairfax Lee, Ludwell Lee, Thomas Lee [1758-1805], and George Lee Turberville; the estates of Gawin Corbin, George Lee, Thomas Lee [1690-1750], Philip Ludwell III, and Catherine Monroe; the lawsuits of Osgood Hanbury v. Philip Ludwell Lee and George Mason v. William Lee; the election of William Lee as sheriff of London; the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia; Green Spring, James City County, and Williamsburg, Virginia; the U.S. Continental Congress; the Virginia Associations of 1769 and 1770; the Northwest Ordinance; the flood of 1771; slavery and indentured servants; surveying instruments; tobacco; the funding of the national debt and loyalists in Virginia; also includes letter to Richard Lee [1726-1795]), James Madison, George Mason (of Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning Thomas Ludwell Lee and Thomas Nelson; Mason's health; and the Virginia Association of 1770), Philip Mazzei ([copy] concerning John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Doctor Walter Jones, Doctor James McClurg, James Madison, and Mann Page), Robert Carter Nicholas ([executor of the estate of Philip Ludwell III] concerning Robert Cary [1730-1777], Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Lee [1726-1795], Benjamin Waller, and John Wayles), Richard Parker (concerning [first name unknown] Beale, Landon Carter, and the death of Anne (Aylett) Lee; bears extract of letter from Arthur Lee to Richard Henry Lee), Nathaniel Scudder (concerning Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Silas Deane, Chevalier de La Luzerne, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Joseph Reed, and Samuel Stockton; and the funeral of Joseph Hewes), Roger Sherman, James Steptoe (concerning William Aylett, John Graham, Ludwell Lee, Thomas Lee [1758-1805], Thomas Nelson [1716-1782], and William Steptoe), George Washington, and DeBerdts, Lee & Sayre of London, England (concerning James Walker, the ship Liberty, and tobacco).

Section 109, Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Materials, 1763-1779

This section consists of five items, materials, 1763-1779, of Richard Henry Lee. Items include a speech (rough draft) [1763?] of Richard Henry Lee (concerning paper money); essay, undated, "The State of the Constitution of Virginia" by Richard Henry Lee (concerning the Virginia House of Burgesses and Council, trade, tobacco, and corn); an affidavit, 1774, of Richard Henry Lee (witnessed by Philip Ludwell Lee and concerning William Lee, [first name unknown] Roman, the ship Friendship, and tobacco); an affidavit, 1775, of Richard Henry Lee (concerning a bond of William Lee and Alice (Lee) Shippen and Doctor William Shippen); and a report (incomplete and in the handwriting of Richard Henry Lee), 1779, of a committee (i.e., Samuel Adams, Thomas Burke, Gouverneur Morris, Meriwether Smith, and John Witherspoon) to the U.S. Continental Congress (concerning Spain's intervention in the Revolutionary War).

Section 110, Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Resolutions, 1774

This section consists of one item, resolutions, 25 May 1774, by Richard Henry Lee, planned to be presented to the Virginia House of Burgesses, Williamsburg. The resolutions concern the East India Company; tea; taxation; the closing of the port of Boston, Massachusetts; and a call for a U.S. Continental Congress.

Section 111, Lee, Ludwell (1760-1836), Letter, ca. 1766

This section consists of one item, a letter, ca. 1766, of Ludwell Lee to Charles Lee, Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia. The letter concerns [first name unknown] Darnes, John Fitzgerald, and Edmund Jennings Lee.

Section 112, Lee, Francis Lightfoot (1734-1797), Correspondence, 1768-1791

This section consists of thirty items, correspondence, 1768-1791, of Francis Lightfoot Lee of Menokin, Richmond County, Virginia, and while in Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mount Airy, Richmond County, Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and Yorktown, Virginia, and bear seals. Correspondence is with an unidentified addressee (concerning a debt owed by [Benjamin?] Harrison), Edward Browne (concerning Doctor Moore Fauntleroy and Richard Lee [1726-1795]; also bears letter of Lee to Browne concerning the Earl of Bute), Landon Carter (of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia, concerning Benedict Arnold, Elizabeth Wormeley (Carter) Berkeley, Doctor Thomas Bond, John Burgoyne, Sir Guy Carleton, Charles Carter, Landon Carter [1757-1820], Robert Wormeley Carter, Winifred Travers (Beale) Carter, Sir Henry Clinton, Lucy (Carter) Colston, William Colston, Doctor John Connolly, Cornstalk (Indian), the Earl of Dunmore [while serving as governor of Virginia], [William?] Fauntleroy, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Gage, John Guthrie, Henry Hill, William Howe, Arthur Lee, Charles Lee, Rebecca (Tayloe) Lee, Richard Lee [1726-1795], Richard Henry Lee, William Lee, Peyton Randolph, Archibald Ritchie, the Earl of Sandwich, Stephen Sayre, Doctor William Shippen, John Tayloe [1721-1779], Rebecca (Plater) Tayloe, Benjamin Towne, William Tryon [while serving as governor of New York], George Washington, White Eyes (Indian), and William Woodford; making sugar; the health of Francis Lightfoot Lee; an essay by Landon Carter; and the horse Yorick; letters bear notes of Landon Carter and letter, 23 July 1778, bears copy of a letter from Richard Henry Lee to Francis Lightfoot Lee concerning the Earl of Chatham, Comte d'Estaing, Conrad Alexandre Gérard, and George Washington), Robert Wormeley Carter (concerning Benedict Arnold, Earl of Dunmore [while serving as governor of Virginia], and [William?] Fauntleroy and the Committee of Northampton County, Virginia), and William Lee (of London, England, and Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, concerning Edward Ambler, Burges Ball, Baron de Botetourt [while serving as governor of Virginia], Landon Carter [1710-1778], Griffin Fauntleroy, Doctor Nicholas Flood, Isaac William Giberne, Arthur Lee, Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Lee [1726-1795], Richard Henry Lee, Robert Carter Nicholas, John Norton, John Randolph [(ca. 1728-1784) while serving as attorney-general of Virginia], [first name unknown] Roman, James Russell, Michael Smith [writing under the pseudonym of Mercator Americanus], Meriwether Smith, and John Turberville; Green Spring, James City County, Virginia; lotteries; tobacco; the Virginia Association of 1770 and the lawsuit of Osgood Hanbury v. Philip Ludwell Lee; a letter, 20 November 1773, bears letter from Francis Lightfoot Lee to William Lee [concerning Meriwether Smith]; a letter, 19 December 1773, bears letter from Francis Lightfoot Lee to William Lee; and a letter, 28 December 1791, bears extracts of letters from Francis Lightfoot Lee to William Lee [concerning Richard Lee (1726-1795)]).

Section 113, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1769-1772

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 10 March 1769-20 August 1772, of William Lee. The volume is indexed, in part, by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society, and was kept in Ipswich and London, England. Letters concern farming operations at Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, and the division of the estate of Philip Ludwell III between Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee and Lucy (Ludwell) Paradise.

Section 114, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1774-1775

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 22 December 1774-24 August 1775, of William Lee. The volume is indexed, in part, by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society, and was kept in London, England. Letters concern tobacco.

Section 115, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1777-1778

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 22 May 1777-24 June 1778, of William Lee. The volume was kept in England (London), France (Chaillot, Nantes, Paris, and Passy), and Germany (Frankfort on the Main). Letters concern William Lee's activities as commercial agent of the U.S. Continental Congress.

Section 116, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1778

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 8 May-15 October 1778, of William Lee. The volume was kept in Frankfort on the Main, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. Letters concern Lee's activities as U.S. Commissioner of the Courts of Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria.

Section 117, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1779

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 20 February-8 October 1779, of William Lee. The volume is partly in code, and was kept in Ghent, Belgium, Paris, France, and Frankfort on the Main, Germany. Letters concern Lee's activities as U.S. Commissioner of the Courts of Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria.

Section 118, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1779-1780

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 21 December 1779-27 October 1780, of William Lee. The volume is partly in code, and was kept in Brussels, Belgium.

Section 119, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1780-1783

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 8 December 1780-25 June 1783, of William Lee. The volume is partly in code, and was kept in Brussels and Ostend, Belgium.

Section 120, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1783-1787

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 5 August 1783-11 April 1787, of William Lee. The volume was kept in Funchal, Madeira; on board the ship Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay; and at Green Spring, James City County, and Richmond, Virginia.

Section 121, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1787-1788

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 26 September 1787-17 August 1788, of William Lee. The volume was kept at Green Spring, James City County, Virginia.

Section 122, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letterbook, 1792-1793

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, May 1792-30 May 1793, of William Lee. The volume was kept at Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. Letters concern tobacco.

Section 123, Lee, William (1739-1795), Correspondence, 1769-1792

This section consists of ninety-seven items, correspondence, 1769-1792, of William Lee of Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, and while in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, and Ostend), France (Lille, Nantes, and Paris), London, England, Frankfort on the Main, Germany, and at Menokin, Richmond County, Virginia.

Correspondence is with Thomas Adams, William Allen, Edward Browne (concerning John Entick's The New Spelling Dictionary [London: Charles Dilly, 1776]), Nathaniel Burwell ([1750-1814] concerning John Louis Dormoy), William Carr, Robert Carter (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and concerning Richard Bland, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Thomas Nelson, Edmund Pendleton, George Washington, and George Wythe; and a flood in 1775), Richard Corbin (concerning Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee), Benjamin Franklin (concerning Silas Deane, John Lloyd, and Jonathan Williams), Isaac William Giberne (concerning Landon Carter and Richard Lee [1726-1795]), Arthur Lee (partly in code, while in France [Chaillot, Lorient, Paris, and Passy], New York, New York, and Alexandria, Virginia, and concerning John Adams, Baron de Breteuil, William Carmichael, Comte de Clonard, Francis Dana, Silas Deane, Thomas Atwood Digges, Benjamin Franklin, Nathanael Greene, Portia (Lee) Hodgson, Cornelia (Lee) Hopkins, John Jay, John Paul Jones, Brutus Lee, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, Thomas Morris, Samuel Petrie, Philalethes [pseudonym], Stephen Sayre, and Samuel Witham Stockton; Pliarne, Penet, d'Acosta & Co. of Nantes, France; John Entick's The New Spelling Dictionary [London: Charles Dilly, 1776] and ciphers; and Green Spring, James City County, Virginia; a letter, 29 May 1778, bears letter [copy in French] from Daniel Bourdeaux to Pliarne, Penet, d'Acosta & Co. of Nantes, France; a letter, 8 August 1778, bears extract of a letter from Rawleigh Colston to Arthur Lee; a letter, 16 March 1780, bears extracts from letters of Richard Henry Lee to Arthur Lee; a letter, 15 May 1780, bears extract of letter, 30 April 1780, from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain; a letter, 20 December 1781, bears extract of letter, 18 February 1782, from Nathanael Greene to U.S. Continental Congress and an extract of letter, 21 September 1781, from [first name unknown] Young to an unidentified addressee; and a letter, 15 September 1787, bears extract of letter, 29 August 1787, from Jared Ingersoll to Arthur Lee and extract of letter from Peter Wicoff to Arthur Lee), Charles Lee (concerning Robert Gamble, John Legg, George Mason, and Daniel Triplett; and land in Fairfax County, Virginia), Henry Lee ([1727-1787] concerning Carter Braxton, Silas Deane, William Henry Drayton [writing under the pseudonym of Detector], Lord Dunmore, Portia (Lee) Hodgson, Brutus Lee, Charles Lee, Henry Lee [1756-1818], Richard Lee [1726-1794], William Ludwell Lee, George Mason, and [first name unknown] Roman), Richard Lee ([1726-1794], concerning David Currie, Elizabeth (Armistead) Currie, Thomas Dolman, Judith (Burwell) Griffin, Emanuel Jones, Thomas Tabb, and Presley Thornton; and the Virginia House of Burgesses), Richard Bland Lee (concerning John James Beckley and Andrew Ronald), Richard Henry Lee, John Legg (concerning John Banks), William Lewis, Andrew Limozin (concerning Thomas Morris; bears affidavits of [first name unknown] Aidieu, [first name unknown] Aubrée, [fist name unknown] Chequiere [or Ghequiere], [first name unknown] Olivier, and Limozin), James Lovell (concerning William Lee's recall as U.S. commissioner to Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria; and bears affidavit of Alexander Gillon), Sir Lyonel Lyde, Mrs. [first name unknown] Maitland, Robert Carter Nicholas (concerning Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee, John Paradise, Lucy (Ludwell) Paradise, and Cary Wilkinson), John Paradise, Moses Robertson, Doctor William Shippen (concerning the first U.S. Continental Congress), Luke Staveley (bears account, 1785, of Staveley with William Lee), Anthony Stewart (concerning John Stewart, Thomas Stewart, and John Wilkes; and books), John Tayloe ([1721-1779] of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia, concerning a flood in 1770 and the Virginia Association of 1770; a letter, 1771 June 12, encloses letter from John Tayloe to James Russell), Samuel Thorp (concerning a lottery), and Daniel Triplett.

Section 124, Lee, William (1739-1795), Accounts, 1758-1786

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1758-1786, of William Lee. The accounts were kept in Brussels and Ostend, Belgium; London, England; and at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and Green Spring, James City County, Virginia. Accounts also also concern the birth date of William Lee and the estate of Thomas Lee (1690-1750).

Section 125, Lee, William (1739-1795), Materials, 1778-1786

This section consists of four items, materials, 1778-1786, of William Lee. Items include treaties (copy), 1778, of amity and commerce and of alliance between the United States and France (includes letter, 1778, of William Lee to unidentified addressee and notes by William Lee); an extract (copy), 1778, of a letter printed in the London Chronicle bearing notes by William Lee (concerning John Bondfield and U.S. trade with France); a certificate, 1780, of William Lee's election in 1775 as an alderman of London (signed by William Rix [clerk of the city of London] and witnessed by Samuel Thorp); and power of attorney, 1786, of William Lee to Daniel Carroll Brent (concerning the estate of John Mills).

Section 126, Lee, Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) (1737-1784), Materials, 1769-1770

This section consists of two items, materials, 1769-1770, of Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee. Items include a letter, 1769, of Richard Corbin to Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee (concerning her marriage to William Lee); and a deed (copy made by Benjamin Waller), 1770, of Richard Corbin, Robert Carter Nicholas, Benjamin Waller, and John Wayles (executors of the estate of Philip Ludwell III) to Hannah Philippa (Ludwell) Lee for land in James City County, Virginia (including Green Spring, Hot Water, and Rich Neck), and for slaves (witnessed by George William Fairfax, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Mason, and James Mercer).

Section 127, Hopkins Family, Materials, 1822-1828

This section consists of two items, materials, 1822-1828, of the Hopkins family. Items include the will (copy), 1822, of John Hopkins (of Hill and Dale, Frederick County, Virginia); and a letter, 1828, of Hannah Philippa Ludwell (Hopkins) Lee (at Spring Grove, Clarke County, Virginia) to Portia Lee (Hopkins) Baldwin.

Section 128, Hopkins, Cornelia (Lee), Correspondence, 1804

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1804, of Cornelia (Lee) Hopkins (at Belleview, Stafford County, Virginia) with Elizabeth (Collings) Lee (of Sully, Fairfax County, Virginia) and Samuel Dinsmore Purviance.

Section 129, Lee, Arthur (1740-1792), Correspondence, 1768-1791

This section consists of seventeen items, correspondence, 1768-1791, of Arthur Lee in London, England, Paris, France, New York, New York, Chantilly, Westmoreland County, and Urbanna, Middlesex County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Cadwallader Colden, the Earl of Hillsborough, John Hopkins (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning Philip Morin Freneau, Charles Lee, Henry Lee [1756-1818], and the National Gazette, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Charles Lee (concerning William Lee, John Marshall, Thomas Marshall, George Mason, and George Washington), John Marshall (copy), Thomas Marshall (copy), and the Committee of Correspondence of the U.S. Continental Congress.

Section 130, Lee, Arthur (1740-1792), Materials and Estate, 1788-1793

This section consists of two items, materials, 1788-1793, of Arthur Lee and the estate of Arthur Lee. Items include a power of attorney, 1788, of Arthur Lee to Charles Lee (witnessed by Samuel Montgomery Brown, Richard Henry Peyton, and Richard Marshall Scott); and an account, 1793, of the estate of Arthur Lee with John Hopkins (bears receipt, 1793, of John Hopkins [of Richmond, Virginia] and Richard Henry Lee [executor of Chantilly, Westmoreland County, Virginia]).

Section 131, Prince William County, Virginia, Petition, 1783

This section consists of one item, a petition, 7 April 1783, of Prince William County, Virginia, to Arthur Lee concerning his service in the Virginia House of Delegates and a letter of Lee (while a member of the U.S. Continental Congress) to Mann Page (1749-1803).

Section 132, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), Letters, 1772-1778

This section consists of eighteen items, letters, 1772-1778, of Richard Lee of Lee Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Williamsburg, Virginia. Letters are to Landon Carter (of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia) concerning John Bracken, Sally (Burwell) Bracken, Henry Lee (1756-1818), and Peyton Randolph; Carter's Observations concerning the Fly-Weevil, that Destroys Wheat; and the Virginia Convention of 1776.

Section 133, Lee, Henry (1727-1787), Letters, 1779

This section consists of two items, letters, 1779, of Henry Lee of Leesylvania, Prince William County, and at Williamsburg, Virginia. Letters are to Charles Lee (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) concerning Samuel Beall, Carter Braxton, James Whaley, and slaves.

Section 134, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Correspondence, 1779-1813

This section consists of forty-one items, correspondence, 1779-1813, of Henry Lee of Maryland (Alleghany Mountains), New Jersey (Paramus), New York (Stony Point), North Carolina (Cape Fear River), Pennsylvania (Easton and Philadelphia), South Carolina (Benbow Ferry and Black River, Congaree River, High Hills of Santee, and Pedee River), Virginia (Westmoreland Court House, Westmoreland County, and Winchester), and the West Indies (Barbados Island). Correspondence is with Charles Carter (of Shirley, Charles City County, Virginia, concerning the Whisky Insurrection of 1794), Nathanael Greene (concerning Francis Marion), John Hamilton (concerning Hamilton's imprisonment by the British army at Charleston, South Carolina), Tobias Lear (at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning George Washington and Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington), Charles Lee ([1731-1782], at Englishtown, New Jersey), Charles Lee ([1758-1815], of Leesylvania, Prince William County, Virginia, concerning James Bland [while serving as clerk of Westmoreland County, Virginia], Lord Cornwallis, and William Augustine Washington [while serving as sheriff of Westmoreland County, Virginia]), Henry Lee ([1787-1837] concerning James Monroe), [Francis Marion], Joseph Reed (concerning Lord Cornwallis, Nathanael Greene, Marquis de Lafayette, Anthony Wayne, and George Washington), Doctor Alexander Skinner (at Ninety-Six, South Carolina, concerning Nathanael Greene), James Stephenson (at Sylvan Grove, Berkeley County, Virginia [now West Virginia] concerning Daniel Morgan), John Steward, and George Washington (concerning the progress of the war effort, military supplies, and Nathanael Greene, among other topics).

Section 135, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Materials, 1789-1809

This section consists of three items, materials, 1789-1809, of Henry Lee. Items include an account, 1797, of Lee with Ricketts & Newton of Alexandria, Virginia (concerning 1,029 acres of land in [Fairfax County, Virginia?]); an address (copy), 1789, of the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia (composed by Lee and delivered by Dennis Ramsay, mayor of Alexandria) to George Washington; and notes, ca. 1809, of Lee concerning his Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States (Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1812).

Section 136, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Military Papers, 1779-1781

This section consists of three items, military papers, 1779-1781, of Henry Lee. Items include an order, undated, of Baron von Steuben to Lee; an order (copy made by Lee 6 October 1780), 1779, of Lee concerning the U.S. Continental Army attack against the British army at Paulus Hook, New Jersey; and a commission, 1781, appointing Lee lieutenant colonel commandant of a partisan legion (i.e., Lee's Legion) in the U.S. Continental Army (signed by Joseph Carleton [secretary of the U.S. Board of War and Ordnance] and Samuel Huntington [president of the U.S. Continental Congress] and bears seal of the U.S. Board of War and Ordnance).

Section 137, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Materials, 1813-1814

This section consists of three items, materials, 1813-1814, concerning Henry Lee. Items include a letter, 1813, concerning a trip by Lee to the West Indies for his health; a pass, 1813, issued to Lee by Sir John Borlase Warren (written by Thomas Fox and signed by Warren); and a letter, 1814, of Sir George Beckwith to Don Salvadore Malendez (concerning Lee).

Section 138, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Land Papers, 1794-1798

This section consists of two items, land papers, 1794-1798, of Henry Lee. Items include a deed (copy made by Nathaniel Pope Howard), 1794, of Flora (Lee) Lee and Ludwell Lee (1760-1836) to Henry Lee (1756-1818) for land in Northumberland and Westmoreland (i.e., Hollis' Marsh and Willington's) counties, Virginia (witnessed by Doctor James Craik, Ivin [i.e., Irvin] Curd, Ann Eskridge, Reuben Garrer [i.e., Garret?], Anna Lee, James Stone, and Frederick Trenty [i.e., Trent], recorded by John Broun and Wilson Allen and bears affidavits, 1795-1798, of Walker Muse, Samuel Templeman, and Peter Wagener); and a deed of trust (copy made by Nathaniel Pope Howard), 1798, of Ann Hill (Carter) Lee and Henry Lee (1756-1818) to Bushrod Washington for land in Fairfax (i.e., Great Falls), Frederick (i.e., Buffalo Marsh), and Westmoreland (i.e., Black Grounds and Hollis' Marsh) counties, Virginia, for the benefit of William Ludwell Lee (witnessed by Robert Gamble, William Lee, Henry M. Magruder, Walker Muse, W. Sesson, William Temple, and Samuel Thomphman [i.e., Templeman] and bears order, 1798, of the General Court of Virginia to Daniel McCarty, Walker Muse, and Samuel Templeman [authorized by Wilson Allen]).

Section 139, Lee, Henry (1787-1837), Letters, 1827-1830

This section consists of two items, letters, 1827-1830, of Henry Lee (1787-1837) at Westmoreland Court House, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and Rome, Italy. Letters are to Richard T. Brown (of Windsor, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and bears letter of Stephen D. Pitts to Brown) and Letizia (Ramolino) Buonaparte ([incomplete] concerning a letter of George Washington to Henry Lee).

Section 140, Madison, James (1751-1836), Letter, 1827

This section consists of one item, a letter, 24 September 1827, of former U.S. President James Madison, Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, to Henry Lee (1787-1837). The letter concerns John Armstrong and Andrew Jackson; and the attack by the U.S. Army against the British army at Pensacola, Florida, in 1814. This item is a copy made by John L. Ball.

Section 141, Brooke, Francis Taliaferro (1763-1851), Letter, 1842

This section consists of one item, a letter, 25 May 1842, of Francis Taliaferro Brooke, St. Julien, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to Charles Carter Lee, Alexandria, Virginia. The letter concerns Robert Kirkwood.

Section 142, Lee, Richard Bland, Correspondence, 1810-1814

This section consists of two items, correspondence, 1810-1814, of Richard Bland Lee of Strawberry Vale and Sully, Fairfax County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Charles Lee ([1758-1815] concerning John Hopkins, Henry Lee [1756-1818], and [first name unknown] Moore; and the sale of land in Henrico County, Virginia) and Doctor Hugh Williamson (concerning William Lee Davidson and bears a letter, 1810, of Richard Bland Lee to Henry Lee).

Section 143, Lee, Cassius Francis, Correspondence, 1831-1840

This section consists of two items, letters, 1831-1840, to Cassius Francis Lee of Alexandria, Virginia. Letters are from John Marshall Chilton (of Louisville, Kentucky, concerning Hannah Philippa Ludwell (Hopkins) Lee and Doctor Llewellyn Powell; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Wheeling, West Virginia) and Jane Charlotte (Blackburn) Washington (at Blakeley, Jefferson County, West Virginia, concerning Anne Herbert, Eliza Herbert, Lucinda Herbert, Mrs. [first name unknown] Selden, and a pew in Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia).

Section 144, Lee, Cassius Francis (1808-1890), Letter, 1838

This section consists of one item, a letter, 8 September 1838, of Cassius Francis Lee, Alexandria, Virginia, to Robert Edward Lee, St. Louis, Missouri. The letter concerns Mary Lee (Fitzhugh) Custis, Portia (Lee) Hodgson, Hannah Philippa Ludwell (Hopkins) Lee, and Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee; genealogical notes concerning the Lee family by William Lee; and the coat of arms of the Lee family.

Section 145, Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870), Letter, 1866

This section consists of one item, a letter, 17 January 1866, of Robert Edward Lee, Lexington, Virginia, to William Ellinger, Virginia City, Montana. The letter concerns money for the endowment fund of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia.

Section 146, Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870), Letter, 1867

This section consists of one item, a letter, 12 February 1867, of Robert Edward Lee, Lexington, Virginia, to William Ellinger, Virginia City, Montana. The letter concerns contributions to the Asylum for the Orphans of the Confederate Dead (i.e., Southern Orphan Association).

Section 147, Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870), Letter, 1867

This section consists of one item, a letter, 15 February 1867, of Robert Edward Lee, Lexington, Virginia, to William Ellinger, Virginia City, Montana. The letter concerns contributions to the Asylum for Orphans of the Confederate Dead (i.e., Southern Orphan Association).

Section 148, Carter, Landon (1710-1778), Correspondence, 1735-1776

This section consists of three items, letters, 1735-1776, written to Landon Carter of Lansdowne and Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia. Letters are by William Fitzhugh ([1741-1809] at Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Carter Braxton, Charles Carter [d. 1796], Benjamin Harrison, Sir William Howe, Richard Lee [1726-1794], and George Washington), Sir John Randolph ([1693-1737] of Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning John Carter), and Presley Thornton (concerning [first name unknown] Carter and Nathaniel Walthoe; the horse Yorick; and horse racing).

Section 149, Washington, Hannah (Bushrod), Correspondence, 1779-1790

This section consists of two items, letters, 1779-1790, written to Hannah (Bushrod) Washington of Bushfield, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Letters are by Corbin Washington (at Chantilly, Westmoreland County, Virginia, concerning Richard Henry Lee, [first name unknown] McKenny, John Turberville, Hannah (Lee) Washington, John Augustine Washington [1789-1832], Richard Henry Lee Washington, and William Augustine Washington; and farming operations at Bushfield, Westmoreland County, Virginia) and John Augustine Washington ([1736-1787] at Williamsburg, Virginia, concerning Doctor George Steptoe and William Washington; and the health of Hannah [Bushrod] Washington).

Section 150, Madison, James (1751-1836), Letter, 1789

This section consists of one item, a letter, 13 January 1789, of U.S. President James Madison, Louisa County, Virginia, to Thomas Mann Randolph, Goochland County, Virginia. This item is an extract made by Richard Henry Lee and concerns amending the U.S. Constitution.

Section 151, Various Persons, Letters, ca. 1776-1782

This section consists of two items, letters, ca. 1776-1782, written by or addressed to James Armstrong, Theodorick Bland, Patrick Carnes, Nathanael Greene, George Handy, Ferdinand O'Neill, John Rudolph (copy), Michael Rudolph, and the Earl of Stirling.

Section 152, Blathwayt, William (1649-1717), Letter, 1677

This section consists of one item, a letter, 18 December 1677, of William Blathwayt, Whitehall, London, England, to Francis Morison (i.e., Moryson of London, England). The letter bears the seal of William Blathwayt and concerns Alexander Culpeper; Bacon's Rebellion, 1676; and the Board of Trade.

Section 153, Various Persons, Materials, 1675-1775

This section consists of five items, materials, 1675-1755, of various persons. Items include notes, undated, concerning Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (extracted from Joseph Pote's The History and Antiquities of Windsor Castle [Eton: J. Pote, 1749]); an appointment (written in Latin), 1675, of William Angell by Charles II, king of Great Britain, as doorkeeper of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (signed by [first name unknown] Pigott and Ed[mund?] Sawyer); charter (copy), 1676, granted by Charles II, king of Great Britain, to Virginia; notes, [1719], of the Board of Trade concerning hemp and tar; and speech (copy sent to Philip Ludwell III), 1755, of George II, king of Great Britain, to Parliament (concerning the Seven Years' War).

Section 154, Charles II (1630-1685), Letter, 1684

This section consists of one item, a letter, 25 July 1684, of Charles II, king of Great Britain, to Lord Howard of Effingham (while serving as governor of Virginia). This item is an imperfect copy of the letter by authority of Sir John Ernle, Sir Stephen Fox, and the Earl of Rochester. The letter concerns the Earl of Arlington and Thomas Lord Culpeper; and the collection of quitrents.

Section 155, Virginia (Colony) Governor William Gooch, Report, 1749

This section consists of one item, a report, 1749, of Governor William Gooch, Williamsburg, Virginia, to the Lords of Trade, London, England. The report concerns boundaries, commerce, government, Indians, militia, mines, natural resources, and the population of Virginia.

Section 156, Various Persons, Materials, 1652-1715

This section consists of four items, materials, 1652-1715, of various persons. Items include notes, undated, concerning land in James City County, Virginia, given to the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the Virginia General Assembly; orders (copy made by Thomas Ballard and recorded by Robert Hubbard), 1652, of the commissioners (i.e., Richard Bennett, William Claiborne, and Edmund Curtis) appointed by the Protectorate for the Reduction of Virginia; and a commission (incomplete), 1715, to the Earl of Orkney (to continue as governor of Virginia) by George I, king of Great Britain.

Section 157, Virginia Legislature, Materials, 1715-1740

This section consists of six items, materials, 1715-1740, concerning the Virginia legislature. Items include notes, undated, concerning bills in the Virginia General Assembly; a petition (copy), 1715, of William Edmunds, [first name unknown] Hill, and the Nottoway Indians to the House of Burgesses of the Virginia General Assembly; and an extract, 1740, from the journal of the House of Burgesses of the Virginia General Assembly (concerning Richard Blackburn, John Diskins, Thomas Harrison, Philip Lightfoot, Valentine Peyton, Anthony Seale, Thomas Stribling, and Francis Willis).

Section 158, James City County, Virginia, Patents, 1648-1706

This section consists of three items, patents, 1648-1706, issued for land in James City County, Virginia, to Samuel Abbott (copy made by Chicheley Corbin Thacker), William Sarson ([imperfect] witnessed by Francis Kirkman), and Nazareth Whitehead ([imperfect] signed by Edmund Jenings and Edward Nott and bears seal of Virginia).

Section 159, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Patents, 1669-1689

This section consists of two items, patents, 1669-1689, issued to Richard Searles for land in Westmoreland County, Virginia (signed by William Berkeley and Philip Ludwell I, and bears seal of Virginia), and Mrs. Alice Standford (copy) for land in Surry County, Virginia (by authority of Nathaniel Bacon).

Section 160, Jamestown and James City County, Virginia, Deeds, 1685-1698 and 1737

This section consists of four items, deeds, 1685-1698, for land in Jamestown, Virginia, owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Browne, William Browne (witnessed by Francis Clements and John D[inenson?]; bears seals; and assignments of George Nicholson, Robert Nicolson and Dionysia (Savage) Ravenscroft Hadley [executrix of Thomas Hadley] to George Harvey and John Tullitt), Dionysia (Savage) Ravenscroft Hadley (witnessed by Edward Ross and John Mountfortt and recorded by Robert Beverley), George Harvey, George Lee, George Nicolson (recorded by Robert Beverley and bears assignment to Dionysia (Savage) Ravenscroft Hadley to John Tullitt), Robert Nicolson, and John Tullitt; and a deed, 1737, of John Hoy and Mrs. Mary Hoy to Henry Power for land in James City County, Virginia (bears seals; witnessed by Samuel Allen, Charles Beale, Henry Brown, Benjamin Bryan, and Robert Goodrich; and recorded by Matthew Kemp). The land in Jamestown was subsequently owned by Philip Ludwell II.

Section 161, James City County, Virginia, Leases, 1672-1693

This section consists of two items, leases, 1672-1693, for land in James City County, Virginia, to Sir Edmund Andros (by John Chiles and Mrs. Mary Chiles; witnessed by Otho Cobbs, Mable Renolls, and Robert Weedon; recorded by Robert Beverley and bears assignment of James Hughes to Benjamin Bryan, witnessed by William Brodnax) and Mrs. Susannah Giles ([executor of Walter Giles] by Sir William Berkeley; bears assignments of Benjamin Bryan to Leonard Keeling [witnessed by Sim Bryan and John Curtis] and Benjamin Wilson to Cary Wilkinson [witnessed by Robert Higginson]).

Section 162, James City County, Virginia, Plats, 1714-1723

This section consists of two items, plats, 1714-1723, of land in James City County, Virginia, surveyed by Simon Jeffreys for Robert Goodrich and Edward Hooker.

Section 163, Various Persons, Materials, 1692-1799

This section consists of seven items, materials, 1692-1799, of various persons. Items include the will (copy made by Chicheley Corbin Thacker), 1692, of Thomas Abbott written in James City County, Virginia (witnessed by William Collier, John Ford, and John Sanderson); notes (copy), ca. 1707, of Robert Beverley (concerning Andrew Clark, Lamhatty [Indian], [first name unknown] Walker, the Sapony Indians, the Shawnee Indians, the Tawasa Indians, and the Tuscarora Indians; verso bears a map of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, showing the location of Indian towns); an account, 1713, of the tobacco tax kept by James Blair (while serving as deputy auditor of Virginia); notes, ca. 1778, concerning Samuel Inglis, Gouverneur Morris, Samuel Powel, and Thomas Willing; a power of attorney, ca. 1780, not executed; a report, 1783, of a committee (i.e., Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Mifflin, and Samuel Osgood) of the U.S. Continental Congress concerning the Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Continental Army; and a bill of complaint (copy), 1799, of William Hodgson in the lawsuit of William Hodgson v. Hedgman Triplett in the Virginia High Court of Chancery (also bears answer [copy], 1799, of Hedgman Triplett; an oath ([copy] taken before Benjamin Caplin), 1799, of Hedgman Triplett; an agreement [copy], 1795, between William Bowness and Hedgman Triplett concerning land in Monongalia County, West Virginia (witnessed by John Edwards); receipts [copies], 1795-1796, of William Bowness and Hedgman Triplett; a letter [copy], 1799, of William Hodgson to Hedgman Triplett; a statement, undated, of land business; an agreement [copy], 1795, between William Bowness, Thomas Evans, and Hedgman Triplett concerning land in Monongalia County, West Virginia [witnessed by Henry Dering and J. Williams]; and an account [copy made by Henry J. Peyton], 1795-1799, of William Bowness with Hedgman Triplett).

Section 164, William III (1650-1702), Charter, Undated

This section consists of one item, a charter, undated, of William III, king of Great Britain, granted to the Proprietors of Carolina. This copy is incomplete.

N.B. The charter was originally granted by Charles II, king of Great Britain, 30 June 1665.

Section 165, Barnwell, John (d. 1724), Letterbook, 1711/12

This section consists of one item, a letterbook, 4 February-20 April 1711/12, of John Barnwell. The letterbook, which is incomplete (pages 9-12 are wanting), was kept at Bathtown [i.e., Bath], Beaufort County, Fort Barnwell, and New Bern, Craven County, and Fort Narhantes [i.e., Torhunta Fort], Wilson County, North Carolina. Included is a letter written to Robert Gibbes (while serving as governor of South Carolina) concerning an expedition against the Tuscarora Indians.

N.B. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1P3374a, Peckatone Plantation Papers and Mss1P3374b, Peckatone Plantation Papers, both filmed for the present edition.

Mss1M3545a, Mercer Family Papers, 1656-1869,
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Stafford County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

This collection comprises 569 items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Biographical Note

A genealogy of the Mercer, Garnett, and Sprigg families can be found in the Appendix.

Section 1, Galloway, Richard (1664-1736), Accounts, 1705-1712

This section consists of three items, accounts, 1705-1712, of Richard Galloway. The accounts were kept in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and concern, in part, tobacco.

Section 2, Galloway, Richard (1664-1736), Land Papers, 1698-1717

This section consists of three items, land papers, 1698-1717, of Richard Galloway for land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Items include an affidavit (imperfect), 1698, of Sir Francis Child and John Goodfellow concerning deeds presented by John Taillor (or Taylor) relating to land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, of Richard Galloway and John Taillor (or Taylor) (bears seal of London, England); a petition, 1717, of Richard Galloway concerning John Watkins and the tract of land known as Watkins Inheritance, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; and a judgement (copy made by Francis Warman), 1717, concerning Richard Galloway, John Watkins, and Watkins Inheritance.

Section 3, Jones, Thomas, Letter, 1748

This section consists of one item, a letter, 2 May 1748, of Thomas Jones, to Sufiath (i.e., Sophia) (Richardson) Galloway, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The letter concerns Thomas Lloyd, and, verso, bears receipt of Thomas Lloyd.

Section 4, Belt, Margery (Wight) Sprigg (d. 1783), Accounts, 1726-1737

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1726-1737, of Margery (Wight) Sprigg Belt. The accounts were kept in Prince George's County, Maryland, and concern, in part, Charles Lord Baltimore and the estate of Thomas Sprigg.

Section 5, Sprigg, Thomas (1715-1781), Correspondence, 1740-1773

This section consists of four items, letters, 1740-1773, written to Thomas Sprigg of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Letters are by Thomas Smith, Benjamin Tasker (concerning horses), William Vernon (concerning Richard Galloway), and Christopher Court & Co. of London, England (concerning tobacco).

Section 6, Sprigg, Thomas (1715-1781), Accounts, 1768

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1768, of Thomas Sprigg. The accounts were kept in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Section 7, Sprigg, Thomas (1715-1781), Other Papers, 1774 and Undated

This section consists of two items, the will (copy), 1774, of Thomas Sprigg written in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (witnessed by Fielder Gaunt, Joseph Richardson, and Philip Thomas); and a list, undated, of slaves of Thomas Sprigg.

Section 8, Sprigg, Elizabeth (Galloway) (1722-1789), Correspondence, 1752-1783

This section consists of twenty-one items, letters, 1752-1783, written to Elizabeth (Galloway) Sprigg of West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Letters are by Mrs. Emelia Hunter (of Little England, Gloucester County, Virginia, concerning Arthur Dobbs and Emelia Hunter) and John Lloyd (of London, England).

Section 9, Sprigg, Elizabeth (Galloway) (1722-1789), Accounts, 1783

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1783, of Elizabeth (Galloway) Sprigg. The accounts were kept at West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Section 10, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Correspondence, 1768-1798

This section consists of forty-eight items, correspondence, 1768-1798, of Richard Sprigg of Annapolis, Baltimore, and Strawberry Hill and West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Correspondence is with Carter Braxton (of Richmond, Virginia), Archibald Carter Braxton (of Richmond, Virginia), Archibald Campbell (of Annapolis, Maryland), John Clapham (of Watford, Hampshire, England, concerning William Eddis), Samuel Judson Coolidge (of Strawberry Hill, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), A. S. Ennalls (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning John Francis Mercer), William Fitzhugh (of Millmont, [Calvert County, Maryland]), John Hanmer (of Overton, Wales, and bears seal), William Hays, James Hindman (of Annapolis, Maryland), Thomas Jenings (of Elizabeth City County, Virginia), John Lloyd (of London, England, concerning Thomas Corbyn, John Francis Mercer, and tobacco, and bears seals), William Maynard (of London, England, concerning William Paca), Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer (of Washington, D.C., concerning John Francis Mercer), Gustavus Scott (of Cambridge, Maryland), Henrietta Sprigg (of Poplar Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland), Richard Sprigg ([ca. 1769-1806] of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning John Adams, Samuel Adams, Aaron Burr, George Cabot, George Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, George Washington, the Alien Bill, the U.S. presidential election of 1796, a proposed land tax, slavery, and the U.S. Army), Joseph Sterett (concerning timber for a frigate), Samuel Sterett (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Henry Knox and timber for a frigate), Stephen Steward (concerning Thomas Mifflin), James Tilghman (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Thomas Truxton, William Wallace, Isaac Warton (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning John Francis Mercer; and bear two letters (copies) to Isaac Wharton from David McMahan and Stephen Steward), Christopher Court & Co. of London, England (concerning tobacco), and Thomas Eden & Co. of London, England (concerning tobacco and the account of Richard Sprigg [1739-1798]).

Section 11, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Accounts, 1767-1796

This section consists of seven items, accounts, 1767-1796, of Richard Sprigg. The accounts were kept at Baltimore and Strawberry Hill, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and concern, in part, John Lloyd (of London, England), Osgood Hanbury & Co. of London, England, Thomas Eden & Co. of London, England, slaves, timber for a frigate, and tobacco.

Section 12, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Land Papers, 1790-1796

This section consists of two items, a deed, 1790, of Richard Sprigg (1739-1798) to Richard Sprigg (ca. 1769-1806) for 1,220 acres in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and 918 acres in Baltimore County, Maryland (witnessed by, and with affidavit of, Jeremiah Townley Chase and recorded by John Gwinn and William Gibson); and a lease (incomplete), 1796, of Richard Sprigg ([1739-1798] also concerning John Francis Mercer and Richard Sprigg [ca. 1769-1806]) to an unidentified person for land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Section 13, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Legal Papers and Bond, 1773-1796

This section consists of five items, legal papers and bond, 1773-1796, of Richard Sprigg. Items include a power of attorney, 1783, of Isaac Wharton and Thomas Wharton (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Richard Sprigg (of Anne Arundel County, Maryland) witnessed by Joseph Donaldson, William Knox and Walter Roe (bears affidavits of William Gibson and Thomas Russell, and seal of Baltimore County, Maryland); a decree (copy), 1790, of the General Court of the Western Shore, Maryland, in the lawsuit of Richard Sprigg (on behalf of Elizabeth (Galloway) Sprigg) v. Ferdinando Battee (witnessed by Joseph Cowman, John Gwinn, William Hall, Richard Harwood, and William Harwood); an agreement, undated, of Richard Sprigg with Joseph Sterett and Samuel Sterett for timber for a frigate; receipts, 1796, of Joseph Sterett and Samuel Sterett to Richard Sprigg for timber for a frigate; and a bond, 1773, of Henry Carr, Joseph Carr, and Moses Carr (of Talbot County, Maryland) to Richard Sprigg (witnessed by Elizabeth Hale and H. Hale).

Section 14, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Other Papers, 1767-1788

This section consists of three items, other papers, 1767-1788, of Richard Sprigg. Items include a bill of lading, 1767, issued by David Lewis for merchandise shipped by John Hardy to John Caile (to the order of Richard Sprigg, Anne Arundel County, Maryland); a bill of lading, 1768, issued by Thomas Woodford for tobacco shipped by Richard Sprigg to John Morton Jordan & Co. of London, England; and a certificate of pedigree, 1788, of John Dames to Richard Sprigg (concerning a horse).

Section 15, Sprigg, John, Estate Papers, 1787-1792

This section consists of two items, estate papers, 1787-1792, of John Sprigg. Items include an inventory, 1787, of the estate of Doctor John Sprigg (of Prince George's County, Maryland) made by Richard Sprigg; and an account, 1792, of Richard Sprigg (as administrator of the estate of Doctor John Sprigg).

Section 16, Sprigg, Richard (1739-1798), Estate Papers, 1797-1799

This section consists of four items, estate papers, 1797-1799, of Richard Sprigg. Items include the will (incomplete), 1797, of Richard Sprigg ([1739-1798] of Anne Arundel County, Maryland); the will (copy), 1798, of Richard Sprigg ([1739-1798] of West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), witnessed by Philip Pindell, Richard Sprigg (ca. 1769-1806) and William Waters (includes provision for emancipation of slaves); a certificate of probate, 1798, of the will of Richard Sprigg ([1739-1798] of Anne Arundel County, Maryland) issued to Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer (signed by John Gassaway); and an account, 1799, of Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer with the estate of Richard Sprigg (1739-1798).

Section 17, Sprigg, Margaret (Caile) (d. 1796), Will, 1796

This section consists of one item, the will, 1796, of Margaret (Caile) Sprigg. The will was written in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and concerns, in part, the emancipation of slaves.

Section 18, Caile, John (1720-1767), Correspondence, 1759-1767

This section consists of twelve items, correspondence, 1759-1767, of John Caile of Dorchester County, Maryland. Correspondence is with William Allen (of Liverpool, England), William Anderson (of London, England, concerning the Stamp Act and tobacco), John Bell (of London, England, concerning tobacco), Charles Dickinson, John Hanmer (of Overton, Wales, concerning the Stamp Act and tobacco and bears seal), John Hardy (of London, England), James Hollyday (of Chester, Queen Anne County, Maryland), William Horner (of Liverpool, England), Richard Lloyd (concerning the Stamp Act), John Pollard (of Liverpool, England), and Henry Robinson (of Liverpool, England).

Section 19, Caile, John (1720-1767), Account Book, 1761-1767

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1761-1767, of John Caile. The account book was kept in Dorchester County, Maryland, and is indexed. Accounts concern, mainly, the shipment of tobacco from Maryland to Liverpool and London, England.

Section 20, Caile, John (1720-1767), Account Book, 1764-1769

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1764-1769, of John Caile. The account book was kept in Dorchester County, Maryland, and concerns, in part, tobacco.

Section 21, Caile, John (1720-1767), Accounts, 1755-1765

This section consists of two items, accounts, 1755-1765, of John Caile. The accounts were kept in Dorchester County, Maryland, and concern, in part, tobacco.

Section 22, John Caile v. Mary Ann Sailes, Materials, 1686-1762

This section consists of eight items, materials, 1686-1762, concerning the lawsuit of John Caile v. Mary Ann Sailes in the Court of Talbot County, Maryland, regarding Woolsey Manor. Items include a deed (copy, 1762, made by John Leeds and bears seal of Talbot County, Maryland) of John Eason and Mrs. Mary Eason to Clement Sailes (witnessed by John Heseth and John Woodward); plats, surveys, and affidavit of N. Benson (witnessed by James Lloyd Chamberlaine); accounts; and an unidentified plat.

Section 23, Caile, John (1720-1767), Clerk of Dorchester County, 1753-1758

This section consists of three items, materials, 1753-1758, concerning John Caile's service as clerk of Dorchester County, Maryland. Items include the appointment, 1753, of John Caile as clerk of Dorchester County, Maryland, issued by the secretary (signed by Edmund Jenings and bears affidavit of Thomas Mackeel); and lists, 1755-1758, of insolvents returned to John Caile (as clerk of Dorchester County, Maryland).

Section 24, Hall Caile & Co., Materials, 1759-1761

This section consists of two items, materials, 1759-1761, concerning Hall Caile & Co. Items include a letter, 1761, written to Hall Caile & Co. (of Dorchester County, Maryland) by John Bell (of London, England, concerning tobacco); and an account, 1759-1761, of Hall Caile & Co. with John Bell (concerning tobacco).

Section 25, Sprigg, Richard (ca. 1769-1806), Materials, 1799-1802

This section consists of two items, materials, 1799-1802, concerning Richard Sprigg. Items include a letter, 1799, written to Richard Sprigg by Samuel Judson Collidge (concerning John Francis Mercer and George Washington); and an affidavit, 1802, of Richard Sprigg (of Prince George's County, Maryland) concerning John Francis Mercer.

Section 26, Mercer, John (1705-1768), Account Book, 1731-1767

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1731-1767, of Richard Sprigg. The volume was kept at Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, and concerns his legal practice. Some accounts concern James Balfour (p. 8), William Berkeley (p. 111), Lewis Burwell (p. 2), William Byrd III (p. 76), Charles Carter (pp. 12, 78), Jeremiah Carter (p. 12), John Carter (p. 78), Landon Carter (p. 136), Larkin Chew (p. 78), Catesby Cocke (p. 14), James Craig (p. 14), Dudley Digges (p. 19), Thomas Fitzhugh (p. 24), Henry Lee (p. 92), Philip Ludwell Lee (pp. 37, 91), Richard Lee (pp. 37, 39, 91), William Lee (p. 37), Lunsford Lomax (pp. 38, 91), Thomas Mason (pp. 41, 94), Bernard Moore (p. 122), Doctor Charles Mortimer (p. 94), Edmund Pendleton (p. 47), Yelverton Peyton (p. 48), John Randolph (p. 50), Francis Taliaferro (p. 103), Kemp Taliaferro (p. 59), William Taliaferro (p. 61), John Thornton (p. 60), Presley Thornton (p. 103), and John Augustine Washington (p. 67).

Section 27, Mercer, John (1705-1768), Materials, 1741-1765

This section consists of three items, materials, 1741-1765, concerning John Mercer. Items include accounts, 1749-1751, of John Mercer (of Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, and bears endorsement of Peter Daniel); bills of lading, 1765, issued by John Copithorn for tobacco shipped by John Mercer to Bristol, England; and notes concerning land, 1741-1752, in Stafford County, Virginia, owned by James Hansbrough, Mrs. Lettice Hansbrough, Mrs. Elizabeth Mauzy, Peter Mauzy, John Mercer, John Minor, Mrs. Margaret Minor, Mrs. Janet Rowley, Moses Rowley, and Joseph Sumner.

Section 28, Mercer, George, Correspondence, 1767-1768

This section consists of two items, correspondence (copies), 1767-1768, of George Mercer (of London, England) with James Mercer (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning Lord Botetourt, Earl of Hillsborough, Fielding Lewis, Thomas Nelson, George Weedon, and slaves) and John Mercer (of Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, concerning Doctor Corbin Griffin, Doctor Arthur Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee, the Ohio Company, and the Stamp Act).

Section 29, Mercer, James (1736-1793), Letters, 1783-1787

This section consists of thirty items, letters, 1783-1787, written by James Mercer of Richmond and St. James's, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Letters are to John Francis Mercer (of Annapolis, Maryland; Princeton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia; concerning Sir Guy Carleton, Christmas [slave], Alexander Dick, William Fitzhugh, Benjamin Franklin, John Lewis Gervais, Benjamin Harrison, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Laurens, Doctor Arthur Lee, Charles Lee, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Fielding Lewis, John Marshall, George Mason, George Mercer, James Monroe, Robert Morris, Doctor Charles Mortimer, Beverley Randolph, John Tayloe, John Tyler, George Washington, Lund Washington, George Weedon, and George Wythe; an epidemic, 1785, in Virginia; Hanbury and Company of London, England; the ship Marlborough; mutiny, 1783, by Pennsylvania infantry; slaves; the Ohio Company; theater; tobacco; the Treaty of Paris, 1783; the Triangle Trade; the U.S. Constitution; the U.S. Continental Congress; and the Virginia General Assembly) and Lund Washington ([copy, with accounts annexed] concerning George Mercer, John Tayloe, George Washington, and slaves).

Section 30, Mercer, James (1736-1793), Materials, 1771-1782

This section consists of two items, materials, 1771-1782, of James Mercer. Items include a power of attorney, 1782, of James Mercer (of St. James's, Fredericksburg, Virginia) to John Francis Mercer (of Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, witnessed by James Monroe and Samuel Scherer); and a decree (copy), 1771, of the Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the lawsuit of James Mercer and Mungo Roy Mercer (executors of Ann (Roy) Mercer) v. Daniel Hollenback (signed by John Waller).

Section 31, Mercer, John Fenton (1773-1812), Letters, 1794-1802

This section consists of fourteen items, letters, 1794-1802, written by John Fenton Mercer (of St. Kitts, Leeward Islands; Baltimore, Maryland; Middleburg, Loudoun County, and Richmond, Virginia) to John Francis Mercer (of Annapolis, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia). Letters concern William Alexander, Landon Carter, Thomas Jefferson, James Mercer, James Monroe, Benjamin Stoddert; The Genius of Liberty of Fredericksburg, Virginia; slaves; and land in Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

A letter, [?] February 1802, encloses a subpoena (signed by Peter Tinsley) of the Virginia High Court of Chancery concerning Sarah Ann Mason (Mercer) Selden (executrix of Samuel Selden).

Section 32, Mercer, Charles Fenton (1778-1858), Correspondence, 1804-1818

This section consists of seventeen items, correspondence, 1804-1818, of Charles Fenton Mercer (of Georgetown, D.C., and Aldie, Loudoun County, Essex County, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Loudoun County, and Richmond, Virginia) with James Mercer Garnett (of Washington, D.C., concerning James Monroe) and John Francis Mercer (of Annapolis and West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, concerning John Armstrong, Joshua Barney, Solomon Betton, John B. Colvin, Richard Gravatt, Mrs. Lettice Hansbrough, Peter Hansbrough, William Waller Hening, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Armistead Thomson Mason, George Mercer, James Mercer [1736-1793], James Mercer [b. 1792], John Mercer, John Fenton Mercer, Margaret Mercer, John Minor, Margaret Minor, James Monroe, Edmund Randolph, Thomas Ritchie, Robert Smith, John Tayloe, George Washington, Lund Washington, and the Bank of Virginia in Bull Run, Loudoun County, Virginia).

Section 33, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Correspondence, 1782-1820

This section consists of 207 items, correspondence, 1782-1820, of John Francis Mercer of Annapolis, Baltimore, Cedar Park, and West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Fredericksburg, Marlborough, Stafford County, and Richmond, Virginia. Correspondents include unidentified addressees and authors (concerning Bennett Darnall, James Mercer [1736-1793], John Minor, corn, the governorship of Maryland, the War of 1812, and wheat), George Washington Ball (of Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia), Solomon Betton (of Bull Run, Loudoun County, Marlborough, Stafford County, and Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Virginia, concerning Davey [slave], Charles Fenton Mercer, John Fenton Mercer, William Smallwood, Elijah Threlkeld, an account, oats, tobacco, and wheat), John William Bronaugh (of Georgetown, D.C., concerning John Minor), Francis Taliaferro Brook (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning James Mercer [1736-1793] and Sarah Ann Mason (Mercer) Selden), John Taliaferro Brooke (of Mill Vale, Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning Charles Fenton Mercer, George Mercer, James Mercer [1736-1793], the suicide of Patsey Mercer with opium, Sarah Ann Mason (Mercer) Selden, and Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia), William Brooke (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning Francis Fitzhugh, George Fitzhugh, Peter Hansbrough, John Minor, and William Clayton Williams), Edward Shippen Burd (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning a gold mine in North Carolina), Mary (Willing) Byrd (of Richmond, Virginia), Landon Carter (of Cleve, King George County, Virginia, concerning Joseph Clark and Robert Mercer), Samuel Chase (of Baltimore, Maryland), James Chester, Rawleigh Colston (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning James Monroe), William Cooke (concerning Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer and Richard Sprigg [1739-1798]), Francis Corbin (of The Reeds, Caroline County, Virginia, concerning the Farmers Bank of Maryland, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, and St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland), Doctor [first name unknown] Darcy, Gabriel DuVall (of Annapolis, Maryland), Grace Fenton (Mercer) Garnett (concerning John Mercer [1705-1768]), James Mercer Garnett (of Alexandria, Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., concerning Maria (Mercer) Brooke and James Mercer [1736-1793]; and bears seals), Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer) Garnett (of Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, concerning Margaret Mercer), William Garnett (of Lloyds, Essex County, Virginia), Alexander Hamilton (concerning John James Beckley, [first name unknown] Duer, Benjamin Hawkins, Henry Knox, and Arthur St. Claire), Benjamin Harrison (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning Warner Lewis, Robert Morris, George Washington, George Weedon, and slaves), William Harwood (of Vetmead, Maryland), Samuel House (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning [I. or J.] N. Baily and Thomas Mifflin), [to] Thomas Jefferson (concerns Edward Hall, William Harwood, and John Thomson Mason), George Law (concerning the Farmer's Bank of Alexandria, Virginia), Thomas Ludwell Lee (of Coton, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning Burges Ball), Mildred Ann Byrd (Carter) Mercer Lewis (of Hazle [i.e., Hazel] Hill, Fredericksburg, Virginia), James H. McCulloch (of Baltimore, Maryland), John Mason (of Georgetown, D.C.), John Thomson Mason (of Georgetown, D.C., concerning Edward Hall and Richard Sprigg [ca. 1769-1806]), Thomson Mason (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning a proposed tariff bill for Virginia), Cary Selden Mercer (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cleve, King George County, Virginia, concerning Nathaniel Chapman, John Mercer [1788-1848], Cary Selden, and wheat), Charles Fenton Mercer (concerning Solomon Betton and John Minor), James Mercer ([1736-1793] concerning Ann (Roy) Mercer and Lund Washington), James Mercer ([b. 1792] of Annapolis, Maryland, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., concerning Cary Selden Mercer, James Miller, John Minor, James Monroe, Thomas Parker, William Henry Winder, and the decision in the Virginia High Court of Chancery in the lawsuit of Peter Hansbrough (or Hansborough) v. John Francis Mercer and William Smallwood, the ships Chesapeake and United States, and bearing letter (copy) of James Monroe to Fulwar Skipwith [1765-1839]), John Mercer ([1788-1848] of London, England, and Baltimore, Maryland, concerning John Armstrong, John Wayles Eppes, William Jones, George Law, Thomas Sprigg Mercer, James Monroe, William Pinkney, John Randolph of Roanoke, Winfield Scott, John Smith, Thomas Swann, slaves, tobacco, and wheat), Landon Mercer (of New York, New York), Robert Mercer (of Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning [first name unknown] Field, Charles Lee, John Mason, molasses, and wheat), Thomas Sprigg Mercer (of Madeira, Barbados Island, West Indies, Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland, concerning James Monroe, accounts, cotton, plaster, tobacco, and wheat), James Monroe, John Montgomery (of Annapolis, Maryland), John Mountjoy, Thomas Munroe (of Washington, D.C.), Joseph Nourse (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning Charles Dick, James Mercer [1736-1793], and Alexander White), Jonathan Pinkney (of the Farmers Bank of Maryland), Ninian Pinkney, Philip Reed (of Worton Point [Kent County, Maryland]), Thomas Reade Rootes, Cary Selden (of Baltimore, Maryland, and Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia, concerning Cary Selden Mercer, the Farmers Bank of Maryland, slaves, and wheat), William Short (at Aranjuez, Spain, concerning Thomas Jefferson), Charles Simms (of Alexandria, Virginia, concerning Colburn Barrell, George Mercer, an account, and the ship Good Intent), Richard Dobbs Spaight (of Annapolis, Maryland, New York, New York, New Bern, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning Napoleon Bonaparte, James Monroe, Richard Sprigg [1739-1798], and the U.S. Continental Congress), Margaret Sprigg (concerning James Mercer [b. 1792] and an expected attack upon Baltimore, Maryland, by the British army), Richard Sprigg ([1739-1798] of Strawberry Hill and West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, concerning William Fitzhugh, Robert Galloway, Benjamin Grymes, [first name unknown] Hooe, fishing, slaves, and the ship Mulberry), Richard Sprigg ([ca. 1769-1806] of Washington, D.C.), Doctor James Steuart (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning John Adams, Samuel Stanhope Smith, Richard Sprigg [1739-1798], George Hume Steuart, the Farmers Bank of Maryland, slaves, an overseer, Princeton University, a refrigerator, sheep, tobacco, and wheat), Rebecca (Sprigg) Steuart (concerning Richard Sprigg [1739-1798]), Benjamin Stoddert (of the U.S. Navy Department, concerning John Fenton Mercer), John Hoskins Stone, Thomas Swann (of Alexandria and Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning Solomon Betton, Charles Fenton Mercer, the Farmers Bank of Maryland, and land in Fauquier County, Virginia), John Taliaferro (of Hayes, King George County, Virginia, concerning land in Union County, Kentucky), Henry Tazewell (concerning Thomson Mason and the Treaty of Paris, 1783), Elizabeth (Sprigg) Thompson (concerning Margaret Mercer), Hugh Thompson (of Baltimore, Maryland), Doctor [first name unknown] Thornton (concerning gold), John Tyler (concerning paper currency, states rights, a tariff, and the U.S. Continental Congress), Bushrod Washington (of Richmond, Virginia), John Weems, Alexander White (concerning an account), Simon Wilmer (of Baltimore, Maryland), and Robert Wright (of Washington, D.C.).

N.B. Letter (broadside), 20 December 1788, of John Francis Mercer to an unidentified addressee (concerning his candidacy for the U.S. Congress).

Section 34, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Account Book, 1804-1812

This section consists of one item, an account book, 1804-1812, of John Francis Mercer. The volume, which is indexed, was kept at West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Accounts concern, in part, James Madison, James Mercer, John Mercer, Landon Mercer, Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer, Thomas Sprigg Mercer, Margaret Sprigg, Richard Sprigg, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland (p. 78), and St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland (p. 106). The volume also includes lists of slaves, livestock, furniture, silver plate, maps, books, and prints, and lists (pp. 169-170) of slaves and livestock at Westbury, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Section 35, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Accounts, 1776-1822

This section consists of eleven items, accounts, 1776-1822, of John Francis Mercer. The accounts were kept at West River and Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and at Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia. Accounts concern, in part, James Madison, Charles Fenton Mercer, James Mercer (1736-1793), James Mercer (b. 1792), John Mercer (1705-1768), John Mercer (1788-1848), Landon Mercer, Margaret Mercer, and Thomas Sprigg Mercer; St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland; Bull Run, Loudoun County, Virginia; and tobacco.

Section 36, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Materials, 1820-1827 and Undated

This section consists of six items, materials, 1820-1827 and undated, of John Francis Mercer. Items include a list of John Francis Mercer concerning owners of Poplar Knawle, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; notes of John Francis Mercer concerning Samuel Smith, Christianity, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and Farmers Bank of Maryland; and notes, 1820-1827, concerning crop rotation at Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Section 37, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Financial and Legal Papers, 1774-1811

This section consists of nine items, financial and legal papers, 1774-1811, of John Francis Mercer. Items include a list of bonds and certificates, 1774-1780, of Lund Washington (agent of George Washington) to John Francis Mercer (concerning the estate of George Mercer relating in part to Charles Dick, Lord Dunmore, Fielding Lewis, and James Mercer); a bond, 1785, of John Francis Mercer to William Smallwood (witnessed by James Farnandis, George Robert Leiper, and Gustavus Scott), concerning land in King George County, Virginia (annexed: receipt, 1811, of George Robert Leiper [witnessed by Thomas Leitch]); a deed (unexecuted), undated, of John Francis Mercer to Charles Burges Ball, Fayette Ball, Frances Washington Ball, George Washington Ball, Martha Dandridge (Ball) Gibson, and Mildred Thornton (Ball) Thompson for 125 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia; an agreement, 1794, of John Francis Mercer and Peter Mauzy concerning 107 acres in Stafford County, Virginia (witnessed by John Finnall and John Mountjoy); a deed (copy), 1805, of John Francis Mercer and Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer to John Galloway for land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland; a deed, 1810, of John Francis Mercer and Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer to Daniel Carroll Brent for 4,000 acres in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, Virginia (witnessed by Richard Brent, Francis H. Hall, Charles Hill, William Steuart, and Samuel C. Watkins); an order, 1810, of the Virginia General Court (signed by Peyton Drew) to William Steuart and Samuel W. Watkins to examine Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer (concerning land in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, Virginia, sold by John Francis Mercer and Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer to Daniel Carroll Brent); and a list of slaves of John Francis Mercer.

Section 38, Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821), Legal Papers, 1803 and Undated

This section consists of two items, legal papers, 1803 and undated, of John Francis Mercer. Items include a bill of complaint (copy by Peter Tinsley), undated, of Peter Hansborough (or Hansbrough) v. John Francis Mercer and William Smallwood (to George Wythe of the Virginia High Court of Chancery concerning land in King George County, Virginia, deeded by James Hansbrough and Mrs. Lettice Hansbrough to John Mercer); and affidavits (copy), 1803, of John Thomson Mason and John Francis Mercer [witnessed by Nicholas Brewer and John Gassaway] concerning Edward Hall).

Section 39, Mercer, John (1788-1848), Correspondence, 1809-1845

This section consists of sixty-three items, correspondence, 1809-1845, of John Mercer of Liverpool and London, England, Bordeaux and Paris, France, Baltimore, Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, and West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Correspondence is with William R. Adair (of Baltimore, Maryland), William Bayard (of Barèges, France, concerning Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin), Mrs. F. A. Bensley (of Stanmore, Middlesex, England), Clotworthy Birnie (concerning the formation of Carrol [i.e., Carroll] County, Maryland, and bears map of Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, part of Anne Arundel [now Howard], and Montgomery counties lithographed by J. Penniman), William Brown, William B. Buchanan (of Warren, Maryland, concerning cotton), John M. Caleb, John Grant Chapman, J. Cockey, James Craig (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning Winfield Scott), George A. Farquhar, John Mercer Garnett (of Loretto, Essex County, Virginia), George W. Gorsuch, William B. Hebbard, Allen Hibberd, James Hood, Thomas Hook, Benjamin Chew Howard (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Charles Howard and the attempt of John Francis Mercer [1819-1840] to secure a position in the U.S. War Department), John Edgar Howard, Christopher Hughes (of Stockholm, Sweden, Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland, and New York, New York, concerning John Quincy Adams, James P. Heath, Margaret Mercer, and an accident on the Camden and Amboy Railroad), George A. Hughes (of Baltimore, Maryland), David Johnston (of Bordeaux, France, Belfast, Ireland, Baltimore, Maryland, and New York, New York), Nicholas Kelly, George H. Krebs, Jacob Landes, George Law (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Doctor Thomas Swann Mercer, the Agricultural Society of Baltimore County, Maryland, and livestock), N. Leavenworth (of Rome, Italy), Evan McKinstry, Jesse Manning, [first name unknown] Marcaron (written in French), John Mathias, James Maury (of Liverpool, England, concerning [George] Catlett, Robert Gwathmey, [first name unknown] Latham, Philip Lightfoot, Matthew Maury, Francis Barber Ogden, Stephen [slave], Willis [slave], and Maury & Latham, Liverpool, England), Matthew Maury (of Richmond, Virginia, concerning Andrew Jackson, Francis Barber Ogden, and slaves), Virgil Maxcy (of Tulip Hill, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, concerning Margaret Mercer and the interment of John Francis Mercer [1759-1821] at Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland), Cary Selden Mercer (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), James Mercer (of West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Fredericksburg, Virginia), John Francis Mercer ([1819-1840] of Belmont, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning pear trees, slaves, rye, tobacco, and wheat), Margaret Mercer (concerning Charles Fenton Mercer, Elizabeth (Kortwright) Monroe, James Monroe, John Randolph of Roanoke, Winfield Scott, and Negro colonization in Africa), John Moore, Daniel Murray (of Annapolis, Maryland), Henry Maynadier Murray, Joseph E. Muse (of Cambridge, Maryland, concerning canals, mulberry trees, silk, silkworms, and tobacco), Richard Peters (of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning John Francis Mercer [1819-1840]), John Greene Proud (of Morven, [Anne Arundel County] Maryland, concerning William J. W. Compton, Charles S. Mathews, Richard Sellman, and the Maryland Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland; also bears certificates [copies] of Samuel Brown and John Warfield), Charles Sterett Ridgely (of Oaklands, Howard County, Maryland, concerning John Francis Mercer [1759-1821]), John Roberts, Winfield Scott (of Washington, D.C., concerning Jacob Jennings Brown, Henry Clay, Alexander Macomb, and William Henry Winder), D. Sheldon, William Shepherd, Jacob Shriver, John Stuart Skinner (concerning a foxhunt), Charles H. Smith (of Norfolk, Virginia, concerning Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee), Joseph Steel, George Hume Steuart, Thomas E. Stockdale, Edward Stocksdale, S. A. Storrow (of Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Virginia, concerning steamboats), Daniel Strobel (of Washington, D.C.), Robert P. Swann (of Morven, Loudoun County, Virginia, concerning Doctor William Potts Dewees and John Francis Mercer [1819-1840]), Augustus Thorndike (of Boston, Massachusetts), Thomas Turner (of Kinloch, Fauquier County, Virginia, concerning Hill Carter), Washington Van Bibber, John Wadlow, George Frazer Warfield, J. L. Warfield, W. W. Warfield, William H. Warfield, William Willis, and the Phoenix Gazette of Baltimore, Maryland (concerning John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and an account of James Davis).

Section 40, Mercer, John (1788-1848), Geometry and Trigonometry Book, Undated

This section consists of one item, a geometry and trigonometry book, undated, of John Mercer. Entries in the volume concern problems and exercises.

Section 41, Mercer, John (1788-1848), Materials, Undated

This section consists of eleven items, materials, undated, concerning John Mercer. Items include notes of John Mercer concerning [first name unknown] Barney, Alexander Contee Hanson, and [first name unknown] Steuart; list of merchandise acquired by John Mercer from John Francis Mercer (including slaves, livestock, tools, and agricultural goods); lines of verse; and a chart of gold weight calculations.

Section 42, Mercer, Mary Scott (Swann) (1797-1864), Correspondence, 1834-1850

This section consists of eleven items, letters, 1834-1850, written to Mary Scott (Swann) Mercer (of Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Belmont, Loudoun County, Virginia) by Maria (Hunter) Garnett (concerning Margaret Mercer), Sarah C. Swann (of Providence, Rhode Island, concerning a cholera epidemic in New York, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island), and W. S. Swann (of Washington, D.C.).

Section 43, Various Persons, Correspondence, 1812-1845

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1812-1845, of various persons. Items include a letter, 1840, written by Robert P. Swann (of Morven, Loudoun County, Virginia) to John Francis Mercer (of Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, concerning cattle, rye, and wheat); a letter, 1845, written by George Law (of Baltimore, Maryland) to Doctor Thomas Swann Mercer (of Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, bearing letter of Margaret Mercer [of Belmont, Loudoun County, Virginia, to George Law] concerning Doctor [first name unknown] Baxter); and a letter, 1812, written by Thomas Sprigg Mercer (of Barbados Island, West Indies) to Margaret Mercer (of West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland).

Section 44, Mercer, John Francis (1819-1840), Student Notebook, 1836

This section consists of one item, a student notebook, 1836, of John Francis Mercer. The volume was kept at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland, and concerns Latin exercises.

Section 45, Mercer, William Robert (1827-1917), Correspondence, 1845-1869

This section consists of five items, correspondence, 1845-1869, of William Robert Mercer of the U.S. navy on board the Columbia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Norfolk, Virginia, and of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Correspondence is with Maria (Hunter) Garnett (of Elmwood, Essex County, Virginia, concerning Jubal Anderson Early, the Mercer family, and freedmen), Theodore Stanford Garnett (of Cedar Hill, Hanover County, Virginia, concerning the Mercer family and Reconstruction in Virginia), Jane Byrd (Mercer) McCall (of [Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland] and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning the death of Margaret Mercer), and Mary Scott (Swann) Mercer (of Cedar Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and bears letter of Doctor Alexander Yelverton Peyton Garnett to Jane Byrd (Mercer) McCall).

Section 46, Various Persons, Letters, 1761-1828

This section consists of twelve items, letters, 1761-1828, written by or addressed to various persons. Correspondents include J. Artiguenaret, Anthony Bacon (of London, England, concerning Anthony Bacon & Co. of London, England, and tobacco), Robert Barry (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Thomas Sprigg Mercer), Daniel Bowly, Doctor [first name unknown] Brook, Charles Jefferson Catlett (of Alexandria, Virginia), Rawleigh Colston, Auguste Geneviève Valentin D'avezac, Thomas Dickinson, John Glenn ([broadside] concerning the Maryland Farmers' Club), Henry Lourens ([broadside] of York, Pennsylvania, concerning the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with France, 1778), Edmund Lawrence Lee (of Alexandria, Virginia), Edward Livingston (of Washington, D.C., concerning Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and elections in New Orleans, Louisiana), William Lux (of Baltimore, Maryland), Charles McLaughlin, Doctor James Murray (of Annapolis, Maryland), Doctor James Parsons (of London, England, concerning the Society for the Encouragements of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and prescriptions using pennyroyal and peppermint), Doctor James Steuart (of Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Sophia (Sprigg) Mercer and enclosing a receipt of John Francis Mercer to Doctor James Murray), George Washington, and John George Woolfolk (of Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, concerning John Francis Mercer) and Gould Brothers & Co. of Lisbon, Portugal.

Section 47, Various Persons, Accounts, 1756-1771

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1756-1771, of various persons. Items concern Peter Armstrong, George Godfrey, [first name unknown] Hardy, Patrick Henry, George Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Ignatius Middleton, and Margaret Richardson (executrix of Daniel Richardson).

Section 48, Maryland Land Papers, 1664-1678

This section consists of two items, land papers, 1664-1678, concerning land in Maryland. Items include a patent (copy made by John Callahan), 1664, issued to Richard Talbot for Talbot's Timber Neck, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; and a petition, 1678, of William Richardson to Thomas Notley concerning Edward Talbot, Richard Talbot, and [Talbot's Timber Neck], Anne Arundel County, Maryland (bears endorsement of Thomas Notley to William Calvert).

Section 49, Virginia Land Papers, 1656-1668

This section consists of two items, land papers, 1656-1668, concerning lands in Virginia. Items include deeds and patents (copies made by James Davenport), 1656-1659, concerning land in Northumberland (of Gerard Fowke [attorney of John Lear] and George Mason) and Westmoreland (of Gerard Fowke [attorney of John Lear], John Lear, George Mason, Mary (French) Mason, and Edward Saunders) counties, Virginia; and a deed (copy made by Henry Tyler), 1668, of George Mason (attorney of John Dynely and Katherine (Brent) Dynely) to Edward Sanders (i.e., Saunders) in Stafford County, Virginia (bears power of attorney of John Dynely to George Mason and patent of Katherine (Brent) Dynely in Northumberland County, Virginia).

Section 50, Tucker, Elizabeth, Affidavits, 1746-1747

This section consists of two items, affidavits, 1746-1747, of Elizabeth Tucker. Items include an affidavit (written by Sir William Cann), 1746, of Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker and Mrs. Mary Tucker (of Somersetshire, England, concerning Elizabeth Clipsham, Jeremiah Clipsham, and Richard Clipsham; witnessed by William Barnes and bears seal of Mayor of Bristol, England); and an affidavit, 1747, of John Merchant and Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker (of Somersetshire, England, concerning Jeremiah Clipsham and Richard Clipsham; witnessed by John Foy and bears seal of Mayor of Bristol, England).

Section 51, Various Persons, Materials, 1709-1786 and Undated

This section consists of four items, materials, 1709-1786 and undated. Items include a bill of exchange (unexecuted), undated, to pay Robert Smith; a bill of exchange, undated, of Henrietta Maria (Lloyd) Chew Dulany to William Anderson to pay Jacob Jones; a bill of complaint, 1709, of David Parsons v. John Williams in the Court of Charles County, Maryland (concerning tobacco); and an agreement, 1786, of George Wyer to serve as an indentured carpenter to Thomas Maxfeld (witnessed by Charles Willcocks).

Mss1P3374a, Peckatone Plantation Papers, 1758-1898,
Westmoreland County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia, was built about 1750 by Gawin Corbin, and was successively owned by the Turberville, Taliaferro, and Brown families.

The collection (1,177 items) includes materials (letters written or received by, accounts, legal documents, or notes) concerning George Frederick Brooks [not included], H. A. Brooks, Mrs. H. A. Brooks, G. L. Brown [not included], George Frederick Brown [not included], Martha Fenton (Taliaferro) Brown, Mary L. Brown, R. T. Brown, Richard Henry Brown, Jeremiah Cockerill, Gawin Corbin, Hannah (Lee) Corbin, Henry Corbin, Richard Corbin, Jane Durell, Austin Edrington, William P. Edrington, Mary Gawin, Richard Lingan Hall, Catesby Jones, George Lee, Henry Lee [not included], Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Henry Lee, William Lee, Robert Long, H. Stafford Murphy, Louise Murphy, C. T. St. John, E. M. St. John, Henry St. John, Louisa St. John, Richard St. John, Mary Willis (Turberville) Taliaferro, William Fenton Taliaferro Sr., William Fenton Taliaferro Jr., Gawin Corbin Turberville, George Lee Turberville, George Turberville, Hannah Lee Turberville, John Turberville, Martha (Corbin) Turberville, and Richard Lee Turberville. The collection also includes materials concerning Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties, Virginia, and the University of Virginia; genealogical notes on the Corbin, Daingerfield, Lee, Newton, Taliaferro, and Turberville families [not included]; a photograph of William Cabell Brown; a draft of a speech delivered 4 July 1811 by Samuel Lewis Southard; and a copy of the 5 October 1892 issue of the Fredericksburg Virginia Herald [not included].

The collection also includes material concerning Mrs. D. Brown [not included], William Flood, Richard Lee, Mary B. Mason, John James Mound, James Mercer, William Miskell, R. Molleson, William Molleson, Robert Murphy, Daniel Muse, Hudson Muse, Archibald Ritchie, William Cabell Rives, R. W. St. John, Martin Van Buren, and Benjamin Waller.

Omissions

A list of omissions from the Peckatone Plantation Papers, 1758-1898, is provided on Reel 17, Frame 0558. Omissions consist of the following: Section 1, George Frederick Brooks, 1878-1885; Section 2, Mrs. D. Brown, Undated; Section 3, G. L. Brown, 1858; Section 4, George Frederick Brown, Correspondence, 1829-1859; Section 5, George Frederick Brown, Accounts, 1830-1836; Section 23, Henry Lee, 1829-1833; Section 43, Genealogical Notes; Section 44, Printed Matter; and Section 45, Envelopes. Omitted materials pertain primarily to the diplomatic careers of George Frederick Brown and Henry Lee.

N.B. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1L51a, Lee Family Papers and Mss1P3374b, Peckatone Plantation Papers, both filmed for this present edition.

Mss1P3374b, Peckatone Plantation Papers, 1713-1809,
Westmoreland County, Virginia

Description of the Collection

Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia, was built about 1750 by Gawin Corbin, and was successively owned by the Turberville, Taliaferro, and Brown families.

This collection consists of seventy-nine items that are arranged in sections by name of individual and type of document.

Section 1, Corbin, Hannah (Lee), Correspondence, 1771-1781

This section consists of eight items, correspondence, 1771-1781, of Hannah (Lee) Corbin of Peckatone, Westmoreland County and Woodberry, Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence is with John Ballantine, William Flood, [first name unknown] Hunter, William Molleson, Archibald Ritchie, and John Turberville (of Hickory Hill, Westmoreland County, Virginia).

Section 2, Lee, Thomas Ludwell (1730-1778), Letter, Undated

This section consists of one item, a letter, undated, of Thomas Ludwell Lee, Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Hannah (Lee) Corbin, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. This item also bears a letter, Richard Henry Lee, undated, Stratford, to Hannah (Lee) Corbin. The letter requests the dispatch of their linen to Stratford.

Section 3, Corbin, Hannah (Lee), Financial Papers, 1763-1773

This section consists of three items, financial papers, 1763-1773, of Hannah (Lee) Corbin. Items include a bill of exchange, 1763, of Hannah (Lee) Corbin drawn on Robert Cary and Company of London, England, to William Lee; a receipt, 1773, of Hannah (Lee) Corbin to Doctor Richard Lingan Hall; and an account, 1766, of John Bland (of London, England) with Hannah (Lee) Corbin.

Section 4, Unidentified Compiler, List, ca. 1783

This section consists of one item, a list, ca. 1783, of books belonging to Doctor Richard Lingan Hall. This item also bears a notice, ca. 1783, of the sale of personal property of Hannah (Lee) Corbin at Woodberry, Richmond County, and Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 5, Unidentified Compiler, List, ca. 1783

This section consists of one item, a list, ca. 1783, of purchasers of personal property of Hannah (Lee) Corbin at Woodberry, Richmond County, and Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 6, Ball, William, Letter, 1780

This section consists of one item, a letter, 30 April 1780, of William Ball, [unidentified location], to Charles McCarty. The letter concerns Ball's accounts with Hannah (Lee) Corbin and encloses an account, 1779, of William Ball, with Hannah (Lee) Corbin.

Section 7, Corbin, John (1715-1757), Inventory, 1758

This section consists of one item, an inventory, 18 April 1758, of the estate of John Corbin, in Caroline, Essex, and Spotsylvania counties, Virginia. This item is a copy made by John Lee, ca. 1760.

Section 8, Turberville, George, Correspondence, 1766-1792

This section consists of twenty items, correspondence, 1766-1792, of George Turberville of Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Maxwell Armstrong (at Winchester, Virginia), Philip Richard Fendall, George Lee Mason Fitzhugh (at Rousby Hall, Calvert County, Maryland, and Totterly Hall [Calvert County, Maryland]), [first name unknown] Lee, Archibald McCall, John Peck (concerning a bricklayer and bears seal), John Price Settle (of King George County, Virginia), Elizabeth (Ransdell) Davenport Steptoe (concerning a bricklayer for Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia), Doctor George Steptoe, Gawin Corbin Turberville, George Lee Turberville, John Augustine Washington, George Lee Waugh (of Belleplaine, Stafford County, Virginia), Gowry Waugh (of Belleplaine, Stafford County, Virginia), Robert Turberville Waugh (of Belleplaine, Stafford County, Virginia), and [Ralph] Wormeley.

Section 9, Lee, Francis Lightfoot (1734-1797), Letter, 1784

This section consists of one item, a letter, 29 August 1784, of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Menokin, Richmond County, Virginia, to George Turberville, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter concerns the trading of horses.

Section 10, Lee, Philip, Letter, 1790

This section consists of one item, a letter, 8 August 1790, of Philip Lee [unidentified location], to George Turberville, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter concerns the rental of houses at Jeremiah Rust's warehouse in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 11, Lee, William (1739-1795), Letter, 1784

This section consists of one item, a letter, 15 May 1784, of William Lee, Green Spring, James City County, Virginia, to George Turberville, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter concerns the employment of a bricklayer by Lee.

Section 12, Russell & Lee, Account, 1772

This section consists of one item, an account, 20 May 1772, Russell & Lee, Dumfries, Virginia, with George Turberville. The account is signed by Philip Richard Francis Lee.

Section 13, Turberville, George, Accounts, 1768-1787

This section consists of four items, accounts, 1768-1787, of George Turberville. Items include an account, 1768, of James Russell (of London, England) with George Turberville; a bill of lading, 1771, of William Blackwell to George Turberville covering the shipment of tobacco; a bill of lading, 1773, of William Dennes to George Turberville; and bills of exchange, 1787, of George Turberville drawn on Alexander & Benjamin Contee of London, England, to Archibald McCall.

Section 14, Turberville, Martha (Corbin), Correspondence, 1797-1807

This section consists of three items, correspondence, 1797-1807, of Martha (Corbin) Turberville of Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is with Joseph Jones Monroe, Gawin Corbin Turberville, and George Lee Turberville (concerning lawyers' fees).

Section 15, King, Henry (b. ca. 1773), Deposition, ca. 1799

This section consists of one item, a deposition, ca. 1799, concerning the lawsuit for slander of James A. Thompson v. Martha (Corbin) Turberville in the court of Westmoreland County, Virginia. This item is a copy made by Joseph Fox, ca. 1800.

Section 16, Unidentified Compiler, Inventory, 1809

This section consists of one item, an inventory, 29 November 1809, of silver plate at Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Section 17, Turberville, Gawin Corbin, Correspondence, 1799-1809

This section consists of three items, letters, 1799-1809, written to Gawin Corbin Turberville of Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is by Gawin Corbin and Mary Willis (Turberville) Taliaferro (at Hayfield, Lancaster County, Virginia).

Section 18, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Court, Certificate, 1796

This section consists of one item, a certificate, 23 February 1796, issued to George Richard Lee Turberville as administrator of the estate of Anne (Gaskins) Pinckard Lee. This item is a copy made by Joseph Fox, ca. 1800.

Section 19, Hall, Richard Lingan (d. 1774), Correspondence, 1762-1773

This section consists of four items, correspondence, 1762-1773, of Doctor Richard Lingan Hall at Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Correspondence is with John Bell (of London, England), John Bland (of London, England), Thomas Blane, William Fitzhugh (of Rousby Hall, Calvert County, Maryland), Cam & Company of London, England, Robert Cary & Company of London, England, and Concannon & Hooke of London, England.

Section 20, Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794), Letter, 1762

This section consists of one item, a letter, 4 September 1762, of Richard Henry Lee, Homony Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Richard Lingan Hall, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter concerns medical fees Doctor Hall charged to George Lee.

Section 21, Russell, James, Account, 1762-1763

This section consists of one item, an account, 1762-1763, of James Russell with Doctor Richard Lingan Hall. The account was written by Richard Henry Lee and bears the receipt, 20 October 1763, of William Lee.

Section 22, Lee, William (1739-1795), Account, 1763-1766

This section consists of one item, an account, 1763-1766, of William Lee with Doctor Richard Lingan Hall.

Section 23, Hall, Richard Lingan (d. 1774), Account, 1774

This section consists of one item, an account, 14 April 1774, of Doctor Richard Lingan Hall with William Morgan. The account was written by Hannah (Lee) Corbin and concerns medical fees.

Section 24, Hall, Richard Lingan (d. 1774), Account, 1774

This section consists of one item, an account, 16 April 1774, of Doctor Richard Lingan Hall with William Colston. The account was written by Hannah (Lee) Corbin and concerns medical fees.

Section 25, Fitzhugh, William (1721-1798), Receipt, 1769

This section consists of one item, a receipt, 9 June 1769, of William Fitzhugh to Doctor Richard Lingan Hall for wheat.

Section 26, Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia, Patent, 1713

This section consists of one item, a patent, 13 September 1713, of the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia, Westmoreland County, Virginia, issued to Charles Lee and Mrs. Mary Lee for one hundred acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The patent is signed by Thomas Lee and bears the seal of Catherine (Culpeper) Fairfax.

Section 27, Lee, Thomas (1690-1750), Letter, Undated

This section consists of one item, a letter, undated, of Thomas Lee to Sir John Randolph. The letter concerns a lawsuit between Henry Lee and L. Paine involving land boundaries.

Section 28, Mason, Robert, Deed, 1733

This section consists of one item, a deed, 26 May 1733, of Robert Mason, to Thomas Lee for 153 acres (i.e., Riverside) in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The deed is witnessed by Walter Jones, Daniel Jenings, and John McUlley (i.e., McCauley). The deed was recorded by George Turberville and verso bears receipt, Robert Mason, 26 May 1733, to Thomas Lee, witnessed by Walter Jones, Daniel Jenings, and John McUlley.

Section 29, Lee, Thomas (1690-1750), Will, 1751

This section consists of one item, the will, 30 July 1751, of Thomas Lee, probated in Westmoreland County, Virginia. This item is a copy verified by George Lee. The will is printed in Lee of Virginia (Philadelphia, 1895), pp. 121-123, edited by Edmund Jennings Lee.

Section 30, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), Letter, 1748

This section consists of one item, a letter, 17 July 1748, of Richard Lee, Lee Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Edmund Jenings, Annapolis, Maryland. The letter concerns the escheat of Henry Wigginton's estate (subsequently Lee's Adventure) in St. Mary's County, Maryland, by William Newton.

Section 31, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), Letter, 1748

This section consists of one item, a letter, 30 July 1748, Lee Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Edmund Jenings. The letter concerns the escheat of Henry Wigginton's estate (subsequently Lee's Adventure) in St. Mary's County, Maryland, by William Newton.

Section 32, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), Plat, 1748/9

This section consists of one item, a plat, 21 February 1748/9, of Richard Lee, of Lee's Adventure, St. Mary's County, Maryland. The plat is of a survey made by John Edwards. Verso is a patent, 1649, issued to James Johnson for two hundred acres in St. Mary's County, Maryland. This item is a copy made by John Edwards.

Section 33, Stanfield, John, Letter, 1751

This section consists of one item, a letter, 2 September 1751, of John Stanfield, to Richard Lee. The letter bears the seal of John Stanfield and concerns Henry Wigginton's land in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and the purchase of slaves.

Section 34, Lee, Philip Ludwell (1727-1775), Deed, 1765

This section consists of one item, a deed, 27 March 1765, whereby Philip Ludwell Lee and Elizabeth (Steptoe) Lee Fendall sell 204 acres and 13 poles (i.e., Homony Hall) in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Richard Lee. The deed is witnessed by Francis Lightfoot Lee, George Simpson, Thomas Lee Taylor, John Bulger, Ebenezer Fisher, Thomas Logan, and Samuel Washington. The deed bears a receipt, Philip Ludwell Lee, 27 March 1765, to Richard Lee, and was recorded by James Davenport.

Section 35, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), Letter, 1765

This section consists of one item, a letter, 25 April 1765, of Richard Lee, Lee Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Hannah (Lee) Corbin, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia. The letter concerns payment for the purchase of pork and books and the shipment of tobacco.

Section 36, Lee, Richard (1726-1794), List, ca. 1765

This section consists of one item, a list, ca. 1765, of land owned by Richard Lee in Northumberland and Westmoreland counties, Virginia.

Section 37, Lee, Arthur (1740-1792), Letter, 1790

This section consists of one item, a letter, 14 January 1790, of Arthur Lee, New York, New York, to an unidentified addressee. The letter concerns a bill of exchange drawn by Aylett Lee and the funding of the national debt.

Section 38, Lee, Henry (1756-1818), Power of Attorney, 1791

This section consists of one item, a power of attorney, 11 December 1791, of Henry Lee to Theodoric Lee concerning the transfer of land in Loudoun County, Virginia, to Josiah Clapham. The power of attorney is witnessed by Leven Powell, Simon Triplett, and Francis Peyton.

Section 39, Waugh, Gowry (d. 1783), Will, 1781

This section consists of one item, the will, 3 February 1781, of Gowry Waugh, written in Stafford County, Virginia. This item is a copy.

Section 40, Henderson, Alexander (1737-1815), Letter, 1795

This section consists of one item, a letter, 24 April 1795, of Alexander Henderson, Dumfries, Virginia, to Elizabeth (Gordon) Scott, Gordonsdale, Fauquier County, Virginia. The letter concerns business affairs and the poor health of Mrs. Scott.

N.B. Related collections from the holdings of the Virginia Historical Society include Mss1L51a, Lee Family Papers and Mss1P3374a, Peckatone Plantation Papers, both filmed for this present edition.