Coll. 0070 - John Letcher Papers, 1845-1873
John Letcher, a native of Lexington, Virginia, graduated from Washington College in 1833; was a United States Congressman, 1851-1859; and Governor of Virginia, 1860-1864.
This collection includes a letter, December 12, 1845, to Virginia Congressman William Taylor concerning a federal appointment; a letter from Alexander H.H. Stuart, August 13, 1861; document, September 26, 1863, signed by Letcher exempting a slave from public works for the Confederate government; 3 letters to J. Hinholzer, November 3, 1864, December 3, 1864, and May 15, 1865; subscription list of a testimonial to Charles A. Davidson for service on behalf of the Conservative ticket.
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