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Box UA Small Collections Oversize Box 1

 Container

Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:

Petition, 1787

 File — Box: UA Small Collections Oversize Box 1, Oversize Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A petition from the president and professors of the College of William & Mary to Virginia Chief Justice Paul Carrington and other judges requesting that the case between John Bracken and the College be speedily determined. There is also a note from Bracken consenting to having a verdict decided by the October 1787 court term. The petition is signed by College president Bishop James Madison and John Brakcen and includes the Greek temple form of the Collegte seal.

Oversize Folder: Broadside, 1854 May

 File — Box: UA Small Collections Oversize Box 1, Oversize Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection includes a letter written by Minor to an unknown person on August 2, 1857. In addition to personal news, he disucsses an abolitionist paper, "The Kentucky News." He further describes living in Williamsburg since 1855 to chair the law department. He states that it is a "pleasant place to live in: abounding in people both polite and kind." The collection also includes a copy of Minor's "Reasons for Abolishing the Liquor Traffic Addressed to the People of Virginia"...