Fleming, William, 1727-1795
- Existence: 1727-02-18 - 1795-08-05
American physician, soldier, politician and planter who served as a local justice of the peace in the mountains of southwestern Virginia and Kentucky, as well as in the Senate of Virginia and briefly acted as the Governor of Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.
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Scope and Contents Thomas Jefferson writes to William Fleming concerning politics. He comments on our relations with Canada, small pox in the army, and the "Conspiracy at New York," as well as other political matters. Toward the end of this letter, dated July 1, 1776, he writes: "If any doubt has arisen as to me, my country will have my political creed in the form of a 'Declaration &c.' which I was lately directed to draw. This will give decisive proof that my own sentiment concurred with the vote they...