A Guide to the Isaac Zane letter, 1776 July 1 Letter, Isaac Zane to Benjamin Williams or John Croudson MS 1935.1

A Guide to the Isaac Zane letter, 1776 July 1

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1935.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1935.1
Title
Isaac Zane Letter to Benjamin Williams or John Croudson 1776 July 1
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Zane, Isaac
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Isaac Zane Letter to Benjamin Williams or John Croudson, Manuscript #MS 1935.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1935


Biographical Information

None available.

Scope and Content

Concerns the Williamsburg Convention and mentions the election of Patrick Henry as Governor and the appointment of a Privy Council. Dunmore is still on Gwynns Island. A vessel was sent to Martinico {sic} {Martinique} with the news of the Declaration of Independence, and reports that the French are pleased. Ha s been busy with business transactions, including dealings with John Backhouse of Liverpool, Benjamin Fawcett, James Hunter, Joseph Jones, Edward McGuire, James Madison, Henry Mitchell, William Moore, John Pemberton, and Martin Pickett. Gives orders to begin manufacturing cannon balls.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Backhouse, John
  • Croudson, John
  • Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
  • Fawcett, Benjamin
  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Hunter, James
  • Jones, Joseph, 1727-1805
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • McGuire, Edward, d. 1806
  • Mitchell, Henry
  • Moore, William
  • Pemberton, John, 1727-1795
  • Pickett, Martin
  • Williams, Benjamin, fl. 1776
  • Zane, Isaac, 1743-1795
  • Corporate Names:

  • United States. Army - Ordnance and ordnance stores
  • Virginia. Convention (1776)
  • Subjects:

  • Iron industry and trade - Maryland - History - Revolution - 1775-1783
  • Merchants - Virginia - Biography
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783 - Foreign public opinion
  • Virginia - History - Revolution - 1775-1783

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Backhouse, John
  • Croudson, John
  • Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
  • Fawcett, Benjamin
  • Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
  • Hunter, James
  • Jones, Joseph, 1727-1805
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • McGuire, Edward, d. 1806
  • Mitchell, Henry
  • Moore, William
  • Pemberton, John, 1727-1795
  • Pickett, Martin
  • Williams, Benjamin, fl. 1776
  • Zane, Isaac, 1743-1795

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783 - Foreign public opinion