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The Virginia "Peerage;" or Sketches of Virginians Distinquished in History. 1880.

The Virginia "Peerage;" or Sketches of Virginians Distinquished in History. 1880.

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vi,356 pp. First edition.

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Craighill, Robert T. THE VIRGINIA "PEERAGE;" OR SKETCHES OF VIRGINIANS DISTINQUISHED IN VIRGINIA'S HISTORY.

Richmond, Va.: William Ellis Jones, 1880. vi,356 pp. First edition. Original cloth, a little rubbed and soiled, yet very good.

Title page states Volume 1, but no more were published. This volume is complete unto itself.

Contains informative biographies of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and John Randolph of Roanoke.

The appendix reprints a most important document from the American Revolution: "DECLARATION BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA, NOW MET AT CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA, SETTING FORTH THE CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF THEIR TAKING UP ARMS - JULY 6TH, 1775."

Most of this DECLARATION came from Thomas Jefferson's pen.

 

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