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Chapman Johnson Letter to Mr. Preston

Identifier: SC 01174

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Letter, 19 Jan. 1835, of Chapman Johnson, Richmond, Va. to Mr. Preston, n.p. Discusses how Dr. Alexander McCall of Washington County has asked him to furnish a written note of argument, with reference to authorities, in the case of "King v. White" in the Supreme Court; understands that Preston will again argue the case for the appellant King so will send the note to him if this meets with his approval; asks Preston to inform him when the case will be argued and whether the argument will embrace the whole case or particular points. 1 p.


  • Creation: 1835 January 19
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1835 January 19


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Chapman Johnson enrolled at the College of William and Mary in 1799 at the age of twenty-one. Chapman was a lawyer, state senator (1815-1831), University of Virginia governor (1819-1845) and rector (1836-1845). Additional biographical information about Johnson is available in the Dictionary of American Biography and the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography v. 29 no. 2 and v. 35 no. 2 & 3. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Processed by Ellen Strong in 1995.

Guide to the Chapman Johnson Letter to Mr. Preston
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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