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Israel Thompson letter to Isaac Hite

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1216

Content Description

Letter from Israel Thompson to Isaac Hite in Kentucky. The letter is concerning the attacks by Native Americans in the area around Loudoun County, Virginia, where Thompson resided at the time. It also includes a discussion regarding the role of local government in protecting the citizens from the "angry natives." Dated August 19, 1783.


  • 1783 August 19


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Israel Thompson letter to Isaac Hite must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Israel Thompson (approximately 1730-1795) was a wealthly Quaker land owner and businessman in Loudon County, Virginia in the 18th Century.

Israel Thompson was born in Fairfax, Loudon County, Virginia around 1730 to 1735. On April 2, 1754, he married Ann Richardson in West River, Maryland, and they had one child together. On 2 July 1778, Thompson married Sarah Hogue in Fairfax, Virginia, and they had seven children together. He was a wealthly Quaker land owner and businessman in Loudon County, Virginia.

Israel Thompson died in January 1795.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Provenance unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition unknown.


Orphaned Manuscripts collection development policy, February 2014.


Physical description: 1 sheet (2 pages) ; 22 x 35 cm.

Processing Information

Processed; Annie Day, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2015.

Register of Israel Thompson letter to Isaac Hite
Annie Day
2015 February 13
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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