Contains 79 Results:
Reminds Gilmer that Bishop Whelton will be at church next Sunday and will expect Gilmer to be there as a candidate for confirmation. 1 p. ALS. No year given
James E. Brown, Wythe Court House, Virginia, to Thomas Walker Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 17
Informs him that he received payment from the survey of 160 acres; reports that he put the money in the hannds of W.H. Spillen, to the credit of the Loyal Company. 1 p. ALS. No year given
Reports that he has never felt "more pain and more regret" than when he received Gilmer's last letter; discusses the reasons for his support of Gordon in the election; states that he would have supported Gilmer if Gilmer had run; discusses Whig politics - who is running for the elections. 4 pp. ALS.
States that many of the present delegates to the legislature have "misrepresented and betrayed many of those who voted for them;" praises Thomas Walker Gilmer's virtues; discusses the responsibilities of elected officials; argues that Gilmer, if he had run, would have beaten everyone else, including Mr. Archer. 4 pp. ALS.
"Mr. President" - discusses the powers Congress has to implement the proposals of the American Colonization Society, i.e. the purchase of land on the coast of Afria; questions the interpretation of the constitution; asks what are the debts of the US; debates his conflicting loyalties between the debts of the American Colonization Society and the Republican party. 15 pp. AD.
Draws parallels between ancient Greece and Rome and the modern political situation; believes in the necessity of virtue for good statesmanship. 2 pp. Df. Incomplete.
States that he is "induced to republish the following correspondence between the Lynchburg Virginian and Virginia Advocate" in order to vindicate himself from their accusations. 4 pp. Df. Incomplete.
"Phrenological and Craniological chart showing the development of organs, together with the character and talents of Thomas Walker Gilmer drawn by Dr. S. Henris." 1 p. PDS.
Thanks the editors for publishing the "extracts" he sent; complains of the small type that was used for his article; discusses his and the Advocate's allegiance to the Whig party; questions their story about Governor Gilmer's attack on Mr. Clay; does not believe that Gilmer called Mr. Clay in his relations to the prty; discusses the differences between the Republican and the Whig parties. 8 pp. AL. Incomplete.
Discusses the "present depressed state of our markets," and steps needed to alleviate the situation; reports on problems of trade with Europe; believes that "the wealth & prosperity of Virginia have declined, & must continue to decline" unless problems are corrected. 2 pp. AMs. Incomplete.
Chart drawn up to determine the percentage of delegates from each part of Virginia based on the amount of taxes paid by each area; contains statistics on the white and slave population and taxes paid in Virginia. 2 pp. AD.
Remarks of a certain newspaper, "a more unbridled and licentious Press the world never saw;" discusses Mr. Evan's speeches on the question of slavery and other topics. Very difficult handwriting. 3 pp. ALS. Incomplete.