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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.047 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 September 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Mentions companies engaged in promoting the development of the West, the attack on St. Augustine, Florida, the military draft, and Virginia's claims in Ohio. With penciled quotation in later hand on bottom annotating "Hotspur" in Pendleton's letter (quotation from Shakespeare).

People: Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, President, Conscription, Recruitment, Boundary or Property Dispute, Westward Expansion, Revolutionary War, Literature and Language Arts, Soldier's Pay, Continental Army, France, Navy, Finance, Economics, Articles of Confederation, American Indian History, Land Transaction, Declaration of Independence

Sub Era: The War for Independence