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Letter, William H. Cabell to Speaker of the House of Delegates. 28 January 1808.
Manuscript. RG 3, Governor’s Office, Executive Letter Books,
William H. Cabell, 8 July 1807–9 March 1808. Acc. 35358, The Library of Virginia

A War Veteran

Cabell singled out Anna Maria Lane for special mention. The governor stated that she was "very infirm, having been disabled by a severe wound which she received while fighting as a common soldier, in one of our Revolutionary battles, from which she never has recovered, and perhaps never will recover."

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