Stephen R. Bradley

Letters of a Revolutionary War Patriot and Vermont Senator


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About the Book

Stephen R. Bradley was a Revolutionary War commander and U.S. Senator credited with writing the Twelfth Amendment and advocating a banning of the slave trade. This collection of Bradley’s letters and personal papers provides a range of rare and significant material. This previously unpublished correspondence with presidents and the country’s founders reflect Bradley’s influence and diversity of interests as well as the political and cultural climate of the era. The book features transcriptions of 550 letters, 25 illustrations, and a catalog of Bradley’s documents.

About the Author(s)

The late Dorr Bradley Carpenter, was a descendant of Stephen R. Bradley. He was a Korean War veteran and a retired commercial pilot, air traffic control specialist, and FAA aircraft inspector. He was the author of several other works.

Bibliographic Details

Stephen R. Bradley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 452
Bibliographic Info: 53 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3358-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5252-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Editor’s Note      viii

Foreword by H. Nicholas Muller III      1

Introduction      5

Abbreviations and Notes on the Transcriptions      9

Background and Biography

Origins of the Family Name (by John C. Bradley)      13

Bradley Family Tree (by Henry K. Willard)      15

Biography      23

Correspondence, 1771 to 1831      47

Appendix I. List of Documents      397

Appendix II. Bradley Flag (U.S.), 1795–1818      407

Appendix III. Memoir and Correspondence of Jeremiah Mason, 1768–1848      409

Appendix IV. Index of Bradley’s Correspondents and Their Letters      411

Bibliography      433

General Index      435