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Box 1


Contains 52 Results:

Leven Powell, Philadelphia, Pa., to Burr Powell, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia., 1799 December 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 50
Identifier: id23000
Scope and Contents

Gives news about the ceremonies surrounding the death of George Washington, including an oration to be given on the 26th by General Henry Lee; tells of wheat and flour shortages in England, which should help their crop prices; description of split amongst Virginia representatives about the proposal of a general election for electors, and that the state could end up with no law regarding...

Dates: 1799 December 25

Leven Powell, Williamsburgh (sic), Va., to Sarah Powell, Loudoun County, Va., 1775 December 31

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: id22707
Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents Describes arrivals of battalions, half to Hampton and half to guard Williamsburg, though he feels there is "hardly anything worth our notice" in protecting Williamsburg; mention of Gov. Dunmore's troops and of talk of his being drunk and "mad" since his defeat at Great Bridge; discussion of his appointment to the Convention being doubtful; describes the firing of "cannons about Norfolk."

Dates: 1775 December 31