A Guide to the Alexander Spotswood letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1775 November 16 Letter, Alexander Spotswood to Edmund Pendleton MS 1999.10

A Guide to the Alexander Spotswood letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1775 November 16

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1999.10


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1999.10
Title
Alexander Spotswood letter to Edmund Pendleton 1775 November 16
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Spotswood, Alexander, ca. 1746-1818
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Alexander Spotswood letter to Edmund Pendleton, MS 1999.10, Manuscript #MS 1999.10, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1999

Biographical/Historical Information

Alexander Spotswood was a Revolutionary War officer from Spotsylvania County, Va.

Scope and Content

Letter, 16 November 1775, from Alexander Spotswood, Surry County, Va., to Edmund Pendleton, regarding the dispatch of William Woodford's troops to the defense of Tidewater Virginia. Spotswood also discusses John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, and loyalist sentiment in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803, recipient
  • Spotswood, Alexander, ca. 1746-1818
  • Woodford, William, 1734-1780
  • Corporate Names:

  • United States - Continental Army
  • Subjects:

  • American loyalists - Virginia
  • Geographical Names:

  • Norfolk (Va.) - History - 18th century
  • Portsmouth (Va.) - History - 18th century
  • Virginia - History - Revolution - 1775-1783

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
  • Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803, recipient
  • Spotswood, Alexander, ca. 1746-1818
  • Woodford, William, 1734-1780

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Norfolk (Va.) - History - 18th century
  • Portsmouth (Va.) - History - 18th century
  • Virginia - History - Revolution - 1775-1783