Bowyer-Hubard family papers

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Bowyer-Hubard family papers




Correspondence and family papers of Michael Bowyer, captain (Continental Line) of Augusta County, VA, including various state and continental commissions; leave certificates; certification of his marriage to Frances Carpenter in 1766; letters from John Page and James Wood containing military orders for Bowyer; and a letter (traditionally written to Bowyer) from Lafayette, introducing the French engineer Bernard. Also, correspondence and mementos of the Hubard family of Williamsburg, VA, united with the Bowyers when Elizabeth, daughter of the Loyalist lawyer James Hubard, married Michael Bowyer’s son. Included are letters from James Murray and Matthew Hubard to Mrs. Frances Hubard, Williamsburg; the engraved plate for James Hubard’s bookplate; and a framed silhouette of James Hubard.