Francis Preston Receipt,
Scope and Content
The collection includes a receipt issued to Francis Preston of an amount totaling 9 pounds paid to Robert McGee on behalf of Michael Drake. Michael Drake owed a debt to the Loyal Company for employing Joseph Buchanan to survey 261 acres along Reed Creek.
- 1791 - 1791
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Francis Preston Receipt must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Francis Preston was born on August 2, 1765 in Botetourt, Virginia. He was a trained lawyer who was elected for the Virginia State Senate in 1783. In 1793 he was elected to Congress, serving until 1797. After resuming his law practice for the years following, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1812-1814 and served as a Colonel of the Virginia Volunteers in the War of 1812, later being promoted to a Brigadier General of the U.S. Army. Preston continued to serve in the Virginia State Senate from 1816-1820. He died on May 26, 1836 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Sources: Find a Grave website.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection includes a receipt issued to Francis Preston of an amount totaling 9 pounds paid to Robert McGee on behalf of Michael Drake in 1791.
The collection acquired by Special Colletions prior to 2006.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Francis Preston Receipt was completed in September 2013.
- Francis Preston Receipt, 1791
- Cort Rushton, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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