Thomas Creigh Letter
Scope and Content
The Thomas Creigh Letter is a one‐page missive written in 1858 from a Virginia assemblyman, representing Greenbrier County, to an unknown party concerning the state of Virginia's indebtedness. Creigh proceeds to specifically cite Virginia's floating debt at eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Also mentioned are the unnamed correspondent's subscription to the Richmond paper, the unseasonably mild winter, and Virginia's internal improvement.
- Creigh, Thomas, b. abt.1812 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Thomas Creigh was a member of the Virginia General Assembly. He was likely born in 1812 or 1813, worked as a medical doctor, and served the Virginia General Assembly as a representative of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Creigh served as both a state senator (1852-1857) and a delegate (1843-1844, 1857-1858).
"Thomas Creigh", House History, Virginia House of Delegates, https://history.house.virginia.gov/members/7201, accessed March 20, 2023.
Swem, Earl G., and John W. Williams, A register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776-1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions, Richmond: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1918, on Archive.org, https://archive.org/details/registerofgenera00virg/page/n5/mode/2up, accessed March 20, 2023.
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The Thomas Creigh Letter is a missive written in 1858 from a Virginia assemblyman, representing Greenbrier County, to an unknown party concerning the state of Virginia's real indebtedness.
Source of Acquisition
The Thomas Creigh Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1993.
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The processing and description of the Thomas Creigh Letter occurred in August 2008.
- Thomas Creigh Letter, 1858
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