Newspaper clippings of letters, 1790-1811, in the Staunton Spectator May-June 1879, written to Judge Archibald Stuart, Staunton, Va. chiefly by Thomas Jefferson at "Monticello" concerning plantation and agricultural matters. The clippings include copies of letters from James Monroe, John Marshall, Henry Lee (1756-1818) and a photostat of a letter, 25 August 1816, from Stuart to William Wirt giving reminiscences of Patrick Henry.
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Archibald Stuart was born near Staunton, Va. in 1757. Educated at the College of William and Mary and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Fought at Guilford Court House and in the Yorktown Campaign. Studied law under Thomas Jefferson. Served in Virginia House of Delegates. Aligned with Madison and favored the ratification of the U. S. Constitution. Served in the Virginia Senate and was judge of the Virginia General Court. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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