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 File — Box: Small Collections Box 106, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Seven letters addressing various topics, but mostly related to familial concerns, estate opportunities, the Brittish Blockade off the coast of Norfolk, and Virginia law. Many of the letters mention Williamsburg, family, and colleagues including Dr. Galt and Ellison Currie, Mary Randolph, and William Coles.

Below is a list of the letters in chronological order along with a brief description of their contents.

July 10, 1807 Written from Richmond, Virginia to Cabell in Williamsburg. Discusses the Blockade of Norfolk by the British Navy, indicating that no vessel may leave or enter the port without examination. Also discusses family and friends.

November 25, 1810 Written from Richmond to Cabell in Williamsburg. The upcoming trip of Cabell to Richmond for a sale and personal news.

January 2, 1811 Written from Williamsburg to Cabell in Richmond. The Virginia Court of Appeals, possible new regulation requiring judges to live in Richmond.

May 20, 1818 Written from Williamsburg to Cabell in Warminster, Virginia. Possible trip to the Dismal Swamp and news of family and friends.

April 21, 1819 Written from Williamsburg to Cabell in Alexandria, Virginia. Business matters, price of corn, and a strong request that Cabell and his wife, Polly, visit (St. George's) his brother as soon as possible.

February 16, 1820 Written from Williamsburg to Cabell in Richmond. Family and friends, weather and the Missouri Question.

June 20, 1820 Written from Williamsburg to Cabell in Warminster. Money owed Tucker in regard to the Corotoman estate and news of family and friends.


  • Creation: 1807-1820


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From the Collection: 0.01 Linear Feet



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