A Guide to the Francis Preston Receipt, 1791 Preston, Francis Receipt Ms2013-067

Francis Preston Receipt, 1791

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-067


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Processed by: Cort Rushton, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-067
Title
Francis Preston Receipt, 1791
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a receipt issued to Francis Preston of an amount totaling 9 pounds paid to Robert McGee on behalf of Michael Drake in 1791.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Francis Preston Receipt must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Francis Preston Receipt, Ms2013-067, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection acquired by Special Colletions prior to 2006.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Francis Preston Receipt was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

Francis Preston was born on August 2, 1765 in Botetourt, Virginia. He was a trained lawyer who was elected for the Virginia State Senate in 1783. In 1793 he was elected to Congress, serving until 1797. After resuming his law practice for the years following, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1812-1814 and served as a Colonel of the Virginia Volunteers in the War of 1812, later being promoted to a Brigadier General of the U.S. Army. Preston continued to serve in the Virginia State Senate from 1816-1820. He died on May 26, 1836 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Sources: Find a Grave website.

Scope and Content

The collection includes a receipt issued to Francis Preston of an amount totaling 9 pounds paid to Robert McGee on behalf of Michael Drake. Michael Drake owed a debt to the Loyal Company for employing Joseph Buchanan to survey 261 acres along Reed Creek.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Drakes, Michael, c. 1791
  • McGee, Robert, c. 1791
  • Preston, Francis, 1765-1835
  • Geographical Names:

  • Botetourt County (Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Receipt, 1791

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Drakes, Michael, c. 1791
  • McGee, Robert, c. 1791
  • Preston, Francis, 1765-1835