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Letters from St. George Tucker and Mrs. Tucker, Williamsburg, to Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, 1809 January-November
On the appointment of John Coalter to his position as "a judge under the new Judiciary System." (John Coalter was appointed February 7, 1807).
Mentions a visit from the newly married Beverley Tucker and Polly Coalter and writes concerning her sons Saint George and Tudor.
Scope and Contents Letters written by John Coalter from Botetourt, Greenbrier, Kanhawa Court House, and Richmond during spring and autumn sessions of the Circuit Court. Contain instructions for planting, the upkeep of Elm Grove, and other matters.
Instructions for planting and penning up of a farm.
Scope and Contents One of the letters concerns the troubles with the English and the hope for a peaceful settlement.
Ann Catherine Coalter, China Grove, South Carolina, to Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, 1809 July 15
Congratulations on the birth of a son.
Appeals to James All to represent the district. About the war situation: "We are more Colonies than ever--i.e. we give our wholetrade to aid Britain in her wars--were we Colonies we would only give the revenue arising from trade."
St. George Tucker and Mrs. Tucker, Williamsburg, to John Coalter and Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, 1810 February-October
Scope and Contents Her parents were trying to buy a cook for Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter without great success.
Letters from Louisa Mercer, Sentry Box, to Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, circa 1810 February-October
Scope and Contents These five letters although undated, are believed to have been written in 1810.
Scope and Contents Reports that Bruton Parish Church has been "totally and wantonly destroyed...the Bellows and many of the pipes cut to pieces," evidently by the youth of the town.
Scope and Contents Eleven letters written from Richmond and Staunton. John Coalter attending the spring and autumn sittings of the Circuit Court, sends instructions for the management of the farm.
Scope and Contents Six letters discuss news of the farm, the slaves, and family. Relays questions from slave Ned about the farm and permission for him to visit his daughter in Rockingham and his wife's petition to accompany him.
Concerning a cook for sale.
Mary Coalter, Columbia, South Carolina, to her aunt, Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, 1810 October 4
David Coalter, Mary's father.
Scope and Contents Letters from William McPheeter, J. W. Allison, Joseph C. Cabell, Polly A. Steele, and William Kinney to Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter (relatives of Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter) are placed in one folder.
Letters from St. George Tucker and Mrs. Tucker, Williamsburg, to Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter, 1811 February-November
Scope and Contents The four letters from M.S. Baldwin, M. Bush, Arch. Stuart, and "M. T.," in Richmond and Petersburg, are undated but are presumed to date from 1811, and placed in one folder.
Scope and Contents Five letters written from Lewisburg and Kanahwa. In May, John Coalter writes of his appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (May 11, 1811). "God help me, I know not what to do. All have advised my acceptance." In October he writes of arrangements made for the move to Richmond, and of plans to sell the cattle at Elm Grove.
Scope and Contents In April Mrs. Frances Bland Tucker Coalter writes, "I very much fear I shall never be reconciled to our fate"--of separation for such long periods when John Coalter is absent on the court circuit. (A month later John Coalter was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals.) Also mentions a "terrible whipping" their two year old son St. George Tucker Coalter had "for obstinacy."
Tucker strongly advises his brother-in-law against accepting his new appointment: "Rest assured that no other Judge of the General Court will accept the office which is tendered you."
Scope and Contents John St. George Randolph is a son of Mrs. Judith Randolph.