Contains 79 Results:
Levi Jones "of Galveston, TX," House of Representatives, Washington, DC, to Honorable Thomas Walker Gilmer, 1843 January 3
Discusses "the desire felt by the people of Texas for annexation, and fear that it may greatly injure us if suffered to operate upon the action of your government;" encloses a petition for annexation, asks Gilmer's opinion of it. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Washington, DC, to Mrs. Ann E. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 January 19
Reports that he is no better - the morphine helped the other day, but today he feels as bad as ever; describes the details of a Catholic service he attended. 4 pp. ALS.
Thomas Walker Gilmer, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, to Ann E. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 March 2
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Amherst Court House, Virginia, to Ann E. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 March 21
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Hanover, "Tavern," Virginia, to Ann E. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 April 25
Copy of a deed of sale of 191 acres in Albemarle County by Thomas Walker Gilmer to Hugh and Franklin Minor at $15 an acre; contains provisions for the cutting of wood on the property. 1 p. ACy of ADS.
Lists the places and time where "I shall proceed to take the depositions of sundry persons to be read as evidence against our claims to a seat in the next House of Representative as the member from the Congressional District." 1 p. ALS.
Discusses the prospects for the national bank system proposed by the Republican Party; believes him to be the best qualified to explain the issues. 4 pp. Df of ALS.
Thomas Walker Gilmer, White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, W. Virginia, to Ann E. Gilmer, Staunton, Virginia, 1843 August 26
Reports that the judge is very sick and may die tonight; states that although he wanted to bathe in the springs, he will come and take her home; reports that they had a rather dull time so far. 4 pp. ALS.
Believes that the democratic Party is pursuing a course of folly; argues that Van Buren does not have much support in Philadelphia; wishes that there were some good man on whom we might all rally Richmond;" reports on the number Democrats elected to their Congress. 2 pp. TCy of ALS
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, to Elizabeth Gilmer, Richmond, Virginia, 1843 November 12
Reports that all her friends have been asking about her; states that "I certainly wish you to have as much pocket money as is proper for an economical and prudent young lady - but no more;" discusses the arrangements made for her money. 4 pp. ALS.
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Washington, DC, to Ann E. Gilmer, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia, 1843 December 3
States that he is well except for a cold caught "either from the wet night or from sleeping in a room heated with anthracite coal;" discusses his accommodations; reports that Mr. Stringfellow gave a good sermon today. 3 pp. ALS.
Discusses the housing and dining arrangements he has made; doubts that the Compbells and the Coles will be staying there as he expected; promises to send news of a "fine speculation" that he is investigating; states that "the rumors about a mistake in my poll are all false like everything else of the sort in the newspapers." 3 pp. ALS.
Asks him to consider the question of the annexation of Texas; argues that foreign powers might "establish an influence in Texas prejudicial to our commercial interests and republican institutions;" asks for his opinion on the matter. 4 pp. ACyS of ALS.
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Washington, DC, to Lucy W. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 December 28
Mentions that Mr. Goggin has gone home - "whether he will come back I know not and care but little;" asks her to tell Frank Minor that he, Thomas Walker Gilmer, plans to take up law again as he is tired of Congress; states that "Texas will come into the Union very soon." 3 pp. ALS.
Reports that Mr. Meade wants to pay him some money and that as soon as it is in the bank, he will send Minor a check; states that "I am very busy now with my contest." 1 p. ALS.