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Bishop James Madison Letter to James Breckenridge

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2000.16

Scope and Contents

Letter; 20 December 1805, Bishop James Madison, Williamsburg, to James Breckenridge, Botetourt County, Va. Concerns defending Madison against a claim to deprive him of land surveyed near Guyandot Falls by Breckinridge. Asks Breckinridge to discount fee at next College [of William and Mary] settlement. Also concerns Madison's Map of Virginia (1807) and a new method of taking latitudes.

Dates

  • 1805
  • Majority of material found in 1805

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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Biographical Information:

The Right Reverend James Madison (August 27, 1749 - March 6, 1812) was the first bishop of the Diocese of Virginia of the Episcopal Church, USA. He was also a student (1770-1772), professor of philosophy (1772-1775), and president (1777-1812) of the College of William and Mary. Madison was born near Staunton, Virginia, Madison was a cousin of President James Madison. He graduated in 1771 from the College of William and Mary and was admitted to the bar, though he did not practice law. Madison taught philosophy and mathematics at the college from 1773 to 1775, when he went to England to be ordained a priest of the Church of England. In 1777, he was elected president of William and Mary, serving until his death in 1812. Madison served as chaplain of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1777 and organized his students into a militia company. He presided over the first convention of the Diocese of Virginia in 1785 and was consecrated bishop on September 19, 1790, in Canterbury, England.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Purchase

Related Materials:

See other papers by Bishop James Madison; Bishop James Madison Letter to John Norton, 1776, Bishop James Madison Letter to William White, 1795, Office of the President, James Madison, 1775-1979 (UA 2.03), Petition of the President and Professors, 1787 (UA 96), and the Bishop James Madison Papers (Mss. 65 Pst). See also; James Madison Papers, Duke University Libraries.
Title
Guide to the Bishop James Madison Letter to James Breckenridge
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
Date
2007-07-18
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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