Sunday, July 6, 2014

Petition Against Dividing Culpeper into Three Counties

This petition from 12 November 1791 was signed by over 1800 inhabitants of Culpeper County, requesting the Virginia General Assembly to not divide Culpeper into three counties. Among the signatories on this petition were Samuel Read and his father (my 6th-great-grandfather) John Read and brother Griffin Read. The handwriting on this document is very clear. From the Legislative Petitions to the General Assembly, Culpeper County, Accession Number 36121, Box 58, Folder 39, PID 536055.

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