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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Cabell, William 1730- 1798 (search)
Cabell, William 1730-1798 Statesman; born in Licking Hole, Va., March 13, 1730; was a commissioner to arrange military claims in 1758. During the trouble between the American colonies and Great Britain, prior to the Revolutionary War, he was a delegate to all the conventions for securing independence; was also a member of the committee which drew up the famous declaration of rights. On Jan. 7, 1789, he was one of the Presidential electors who voted for Washington as the first President of the United States. He died in Union Hill, March 23, 1798.