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Letter from John Murray, Lord Dunmore, 1768 March 16

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5

Scope and Contents

John Murray offers himself as a representative of the Peers of Scotland in Parliament and desires the Lordship's vote in the upcoming election. The recipient in unknown.


  • Creation: 1768 March 16


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Biographical / Historical

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732-1809), was the Colonial Governor of New York (1770-1771), and Virginia (1771-1776). He dissolved the Virginia House of Burgesses; precipitated colonial uprising by seizing powder store (April 1775); and was defeated by colonists at Great Bridge (January 1, 1776).


From the Collection: 3.0 Linear Feet



Repository Details

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