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Littlebury Mason Law License

Identifier: SC 00927

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License for Littlebury Mason to practice law in the county courts of Virginia, signed by George Wythe and John Randolph.  James City County Court. June 10, 1775.

Two letters written by Oscar Shewmake, professor in the Marshall-Wythe School of Government and Citizenship, to Carrie B. Mason and John Y. Mason thanking Miss Mason for depositing the law license of Littlebury Mason to the College of William and Mary.


  • Creation: 1775 June 10


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Acquisition Information:

Deposited by Miss Carrie B. Mason via Oscar L. Shewmake, a member of the faculty and Board of Visitors, with the library in 1922. Found in Swem Library Correspondence, Accession 1980.115, 1920-1952, Martin-Massachusetts, Box 17. The license was previously listed as a gift of Mr. Shewmake. This was due to a letter of 1948 thanking him for this and other items donated to the library. This letter, in 3 parts, is from Office of the President, Edwin Pomfret Records, Series 1, Box 11, folder 4, which is microfilm LD6051 .W517, reel 14.

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