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The Illinois Manuscripts: Vol. 1Z of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: H2327

ISBN: 0788423274

Condition: 240 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 240 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This captivating collection of transcripts taken from the Draper Manuscript Collection consists of a series of letters concerning American pioneers in Illinois, along with a few original papers of Capt. James Piggott. History told from this first-hand perspective is rich with the flavor of the times that will fascinate readers and delight historians. Rather than a replacement for the Draper Manuscript, this transcript was created as an aid to the use of it. Researchers will appreciate the fullname plus subject index, and data-rich entries such as the list of killed and wounded at St. Clairââ‚... View more info

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The George M. Bedinger Papers in the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: H2071

ISBN: 0788420712

Condition: 420 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 420 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"...a valuable collection of first-hand accounts...rich in detail and anecdotes of the life of a wilderness soldier and woodsman. With accounts of service on several major campaigns, as well as of detailed narratives of several frontier actions, this collection of George M. Bedinger's papers provides both interesting reading and a useful resource. " -The Brigade Dispatch Vol. 32 No. 3 This book will be of use particularly to persons interested in early Kentucky history and genealogy, and sheds light on events in the Revolutionary War as well. Researchers will welcome the new index, whi... View more info

The Mecklenburg Declaration: Its Origin, History and Actors with a Bibliography of Its Literature, and Explanatory Documents

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: H2570

ISBN: 0788425706

Condition: 464 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 464 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Never before published, this book by the noted historian, Lyman C. Draper, examines in critical detail the controversy surrounding the alleged "Declaration of Independence" from Great Britain by the citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in May 1775. Was the entire matter a hoax? Draper looks at the scanty contemporaneous evidence, the questionable testimony of eyewitnesses taken many years after the event, and the reasoning and conflicting deductions of other historians before drawing his own conclusions, which may still not please some North Carolinians. Genealogical data on... View more info

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The Virginia Papers, Volume 1, Volume 1ZZ of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: H2442

ISBN: 0788424424

Condition: 170 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 170 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The Virginia Papers were collected and partly arranged by Lyman C. Draper with the idea of publishing a revised edition of the work of Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Notes on the Settlements and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1763-83. Draper contemplated adding to a reprint of Doddridge's book many facts of early border history in the Valley of Virginia, in the Greenbrier settlements, and on the upper Ohio River and its southern tributaries. The first volume of these papers includes memoranda and notes for the proposed new edition of Doddridge's Notes; copies of fa... View more info

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The Virginia Papers, Volume 3, Volume 3ZZ of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: H3277

ISBN: 0078843277X

Condition: 190 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 190 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In continuation of the series of volumes of the Virginia Papers in the Draper Manuscript Collection, this book includes numerous letters from William Fleming, William Preston, John Stewart and others relating to the defense of the Greenbrier country in present-day West Virginia from Indians and Tories in the early years of the American Revolution. Additionally, these papers report on the privations of the early settlers as well as accounts of the July 24, 1776, Battle of Long Island Flats on the Holston River, near Kingsport in northeastern Tennessee, and other military actions in Tennessee, w... View more info

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The Virginia Papers, Volume 2, Volume 2ZZ of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H3287

ISBN: 0788432877

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In continuation of the series of volumes of the Virginia Papers in the Draper Manuscript Collection, this book deals largely with the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West Virginia), October 10, 1774. This battle was considered by some to mark the beginning of the American Revolution.Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Virginia Papers, Volume 4, Volume 4ZZ of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: H3289

ISBN: 0788432893

Condition: 144 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 144 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This volume deals in large part with a skirmish with the Indians in Augusta County, Virginia, in December 1742. It also contains considerable material on the sieges of Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1777 and 1782 and the role of the Zane family in the defense of the fort at Wheeling. The papers of William Byrd III (1728-1777), date mainly from the period 1758-1761 and cover the campaign against the Cherokee Indians in 1761.144 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 144 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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South Carolina Papers: Volume 1TT of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2006)

Seller ID: H3288

ISBN: 0788432885

Condition: 36 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 36 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"Volume 1TT of the Draper Manuscripts consists of: (1) an agreement, dated May 3, 1781 for exchange of American soldiers held prisoner by the British at Charleston, S.C., with British prisoners held by the American forces at Jamestown, Va.; (2) a list of the American officers held prisoner at Charleston; (3) an account book kept by the Clark family in 1777-78; and (4) muster rolls of Capt. Harman Davis's company of South Carolina artillery (1778-79)." A full name plus subject index adds to the value of this work.36 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 36 pp, Softcov... View more info

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Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina Papers, Volume 1V of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: H3562

ISBN: 0788435620

Condition: 288 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 288 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This transcript, made from the 1980 edition of the Draper Manuscripts, is concerned in large part with the military careers of General Elijah Clarke of Georgia and his son, John Clarke, Governor of Georgia; Major Benjamin Few; Colonel William Chandler; Colonel Micajah Williamson; and other participants in the conflicts in Georgia during and after the Revolutionary War. The early history of Moravian missions in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio; the lives and adventures of Alexander McGilvery, David Tate, and William Weatherford in Alabama during the period of the War of 1812; an account of the C... View more info

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The Virginia Papers, Volume 5, Volume 5ZZ of the Draper Manuscript Collection

By: Craig L. Heath

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: H4130

ISBN: 0788441302

Condition: 254 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 254 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This transcript, made from the 1980 microfilm edition of the Draper Manuscripts (Volume 5ZZ), consists largely of receipt books and other financial records relating to the Cherokee War (or “Expedition”) of 1776-1777. It gives insight into not only who participated in this action, but what their precise involvement was (soldier, scout, spy, drover, packhorse driver, etc.), how they were remunerated, and the logistics of this operation on the frontiers of Virginia. Numerous letters are also included. Some of these letters discuss the proposed new federal constitution, throwing intere... View more info