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Thomas W Thomas Letters, 1860-1869

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Author: Thomas, Thomas W
Issued Date: 1860
Subjects: United States--Lawyers
United States--Judges
United States--Georgia--History
Legal Documents
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18087
Citation: Thomas W. Thomas Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Description: Papers, chiefly 1834-1863, of Thomas W. Thomas, soldier, lawyer, and judge of Elberton, GA concerning his law practice and his friendship with US Senator Robert Toombs. His papers primarily concern his various legal cases, but also discuss politics, the Civil War, and other topics sporadically. Included in the collection are papers, 1834-1864, of Drury B. Cade who operated a canal boat on the Savannah River. Items of special interest include letter, 3 April 1842, from John Reeves Jones Daniel attacking the Whigs; letter, 1849, to Zachary Taylor concerning liquor seized during the Mexican War; letter, 1857, concerning a suit to secure title to land originally granted to Eli Whitney; and there are a number of Civil War letters in the collection.


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