Contains 69 Results:
July 1833. Printed form concerning the claims against France, filled in for James H. Causten by Cuthbert Powell.
Regarding the French claims of Leven Powell.
21 October 1840. St. Leger Carter, Port Conway, King George County, Conway, Va. to Major Newton Keane.
Concerns possible sale of land from the estate of his deceased mother Elizabeth Carter.
The children are away so he will write; talks about the letter from Rebecca Tabb; inflammation of tonsils; He is glad to hear Nelson safely reached California; his mother is upset that Cuthbert, would be taken to Baltimore against his will, because he was to have been told he could go to Baltimore voluntarily or to Staunton under compulsion but “Ma interfered.”
She had written from Cleveland, and has now arrived safely to Henry. Reports on rest of family, and thanks her grandparents for the time she had in Virginia. Mentions family there, including Uncle Nelson, Aunt [Anna?] and Uncle John Lloyd’s family.
Discusses multiple topics, such as the rainy weather, a comet that is passing nearby, and the state elections. Mentions that his business is not doing well. Asks her about their school. Presbyterian minister Mr. Winn castigated the Episcopalians. Charles is chewing tobacco.
Asks her to bake bread for his company, which is in position for battle.
[This letter may be a copy made in 1870s or 1880’s] “I left Jackson’s army at Shenandoah Mountain..." Would not be able to join Rockbridge Artillery now. Sending letter by Dr. Hunter McGuire.
Mr. Gordon persuaded Mr. Powell to come take charge of Chapman’s education. Dr. McGuire talked to him about an hour before he fell. Both sons taken in their second battle.
Battle of Trevillian’s Station and Stuart’s Cavalry.
Arrest of Robert Conrad. Trying to find a place for her to board.
Describes her love for him. Loss of her sister Hattie.