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Leven Powell Papers, 1774-1806

Leven Powell Papers, 1774-1806
Mss. 65 P87
0.85 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

This collection is largely comprised of the correspondence of Leven Powell, who served in American Revolution, the Virginia House of Delegates, and the U. S. House of Representatives.

The letters reflect military and civilian situations in Virginia during the Revolution, United States and Virginia politics, and foreign relations in the early national period. The collection also includes financial records concerning the Revolutionary War and Loudoun County, Va.

A major subject of the correspondence is the Amercan Revolution, with reference to the Battle of Great Bridge (1775), other battles and campaigns, a copy of resolutions passed by freeholders of Loudoun County opposing the oppressive British legislation and establishing a boycott f all East India products, and a letter written from College Camp [Williamsburg, Va.] (1776). Other subjects include Aaron Burr, John Connolly, Lord Dunmore, Thomas McKean and John Taylor of Caroline, Native Americans, the presidential election of 1800, the Alien and Sedition Acts, orphans, Kentucky, the XYZ Affair, and slavery.

Powell, Leven (1737-1810)
Administrative/Biographical History
Leven Powell was born in Prince William County, Virginia near present-day Manassas. Powell served in the military during the American Revolution against Great Britain. Later, Powell served in the political resprentations in the Virginia House of Delegates and the United States House of Representatives.
Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Connolly, John, 1750?-1813
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
France--Foreign relations--United States--18th century
Great Bridge (Va.), Battle of, 1775
Indians of North America
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Loudoun County (Va.)--History--18th century
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century
Taylor, John, 1753-1824
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--War with France, 1798-1800
United States--Politics and government--1775-1809
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
XYZ Affair, 1797-1798.
Financial records

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. Use of collection via microfilm only.
Access Notes
When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents. Leven Powell Papers, 1774-1810, in Swem Library’s microforms area, 2 reels, call number E263 .V8 P68
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Selina Lloyd Hopkins of Gloucester Co., Va..
Preferred Citation
Leven Powell Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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