Three page letter detailing Richard's opinion of brother Tayloe's plans to become a country merchant. Richard also sends news of other family members in his correspondence such as Uncle Dick's lottery and exchange business, Vene's rejection of an engagement proposal, and George and Very McCleary's engagement despite George not having the funds to support a spouse.
Two page letter from Saunders, President of the College of William and Mary, from Williamsburg, Virginia to The Honorable Henry A. Wise, informing him that a messenger had arrived recently to inform him that John Tyler had been elected President of the United States.
Contains letters, receipts, legal papers and other materials, 1854-1889, related to the Lawrence Washington family of "Oak Grove," Westmoreland County, Virginia. Includes letters written to Lawrence Washington and to his son Robert James Washington. Includes a letter, 1868, from Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman concerning land in Minnesota which belonged to her first husband, Henry Augustine Washington.