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This collection consists of seven nineteenth century documents, including: An 1830 account of goods sold. The two parties are P. Beirne & Co. (spelling uncertain) and Benjamin Lemasters, and it is unclear of who is selling goods to whom. Survey of Lemasters’ plot of 1135 acres in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The same mylar enclosure includes another copy of a survey from 1788 for Henry Banks. Letter dated 1835 form the War Department’s Pension Office to Lemasters relating to his service in the Revolutionary War.

An anonymously written song or poem from 1864 regarding the Battle of Cedar Crick (also known as the Battle of Cedar Creek or the Battle of Belle Grove). An 1822 letter to the Hon. W. Smith (House of Representatives) from the War Department Pension Office asking for verification of Lemasters’ service in the Revolutionary war as he was not found on the rolls. An 1848 indenture between James M. Corley, deputy sherriff and Nathaniel M. Triplett, sheriff of Braxton County, Virginia for a sale of land.


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Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1822-1864