Item Details

Papers of Joel Leftwich [manuscript] 1786-1890 (Bulk 1786-1846).

Leftwich, Joel; Barbour, James; Barbour, William; Campbell, William; Gooch, Claiborne Watts; Harrison, William Henry; Hening, William Waller; Martin, Joseph; Otey, Isaac; Scott, Winfield; Taylor, Walter; Tyler, John; Wood, James
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Joel Leftwich papers
Related Title
Niles Weekly Register.
Finding Aid Note
Guide and copy of 8th Annual Report in MSS guides binder for #38-32
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE: DIGITAL IMAGE PORTFOLIO FOR THE COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The papers contain correspondence, financial and legal papers and miscellaneous items pertaining to Leftwich's military service; terms as justice of the peace, sheriff and delegate; farming and business interests; horse racing; and family.
Most of the correspondence concerns local and family news in Bedford and Campbell counties, Virginia. There are descriptions of Randolph-Macon College in the 1840s; horse breeding, trading, and racing; Virginia politics, ca. 1806-1846, including the Whig Party, Jefferson and the maintenance of a standing army, and the appointment of William Norvell as U.S. Consul at Rio de Janeiro; and the U.S. visit of the Marquis de Lafayette.
Writings and speeches by Leftwich cover the Revolution, the religious conversion of the Indians, and temperance.
Financial and legal papers document horse and slave transactions, including the arrest of a slave for shooting a dog, and the apprehension and commitment of a man believed insane, as well as routine duties as sheriff and justice of the peace.
Military papers from Leftwich's service as Brigadier-general of the 12th Virginia Militia consist chiefly of returns, muster rolls, orders, memoranda and courts-martial papers. Of interest is his correspondence with William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the Northwest concerning Leftwich's orders to complete a stockade at Fort Meigs on the Maumee in 1813 and the subsequent defeat and massacre of U.S. troops there.
Of interest are several issues of Niles Weekly Register, 1815-1839; notes on the Virginia Federal Convention, 1788; a record of general merchandise cash sales, Lynchburg, Va., 1852-1854; and a broadside re the horse "Comet."
Description
2500 items.
Cite as
Joel Leftwich, Papers, 1780-1890, Accession #38-32, 38-147, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Army officer, War of 1812; businessman; justice of the peace and sheriff for Bedford County, Va.; and Virginia General Assembly delegate 1792-1793.
Cited in
Day book: Eighth annual report of the Archivist, University of Virginia Library, 1937-1938, p. 24, no.32.
Technical Details

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    a| Military papers from Leftwich's service as Brigadier-general of the 12th Virginia Militia consist chiefly of returns, muster rolls, orders, memoranda and courts-martial papers. Of interest is his correspondence with William Henry Harrison, commander of the Army of the Northwest concerning Leftwich's orders to complete a stockade at Fort Meigs on the Maumee in 1813 and the subsequent defeat and massacre of U.S. troops there.
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