A Guide to the William Pitkin Letter, 1769 February 2 Letter, William Pitkin to Lord Botetourt MS 1980.4

A Guide to the William Pitkin Letter, 1769 February 2

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1980.4


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1980.4
Title
William Pitkin Letter 1769 February 2
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Pitkin, William
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

William Pitkin Letter, Manuscript #MS 1980.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1980


Biographical/Historical Information

William Pitkin served several roles within the government of the State of Connecticut including Judge for the Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; Chief Judge, 1742-54; Deputy Governor of Connecticut, 1754-66; and Governor, 1766-69.

Scope and Content

Letter from Pitkin to Governor Botetourt of Virginia in reply to an earlier letter from Botetourt to former Connecticut governor Fitch; Pitkin informs Botetourt he has replaced Fitch and congratulates him on his appointment as governor of Virginia. Hopes to concur with Botetourt on "measures for the good of America." Signed by Pitkin.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, ca. 1718-1770
  • Fitch, Thomas, 1754-1766
  • Pitkin, William
  • Subjects:

  • Governors-Connecticut-History-18th century
  • Governors-Virginia-History-18th century

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, ca. 1718-1770
  • Fitch, Thomas, 1754-1766
  • Pitkin, William