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Nourse, James (1731-1784) to Horatio Gates

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.264 Author/Creator: Nourse, James (1731-1784) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1755-1763 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 19.5 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Major Gates' son, comments on the law requiring giving arms to the militia, and mentions Colonel George Washington twice.

Background Information: Nourse was a planter and estate owner in the Piedmont region of Virginia (now West Virginia). He served as a Berkeley County member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1778 ...and was appointed commissioner to settle claims of Maryland against the United States in 1781.
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People: Nourse, James, 1731-1784
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryLawWeaponryMilitiaFrench and Indian War

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