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Daniel Lafever letters

Daniel Lafever letters, 1861
Daniel Lafever letters
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  • Letters, 1861, of Daniel Lafever (b. 1814) who once served as sheriff of Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). This accession contains four letters mostly written by Lafever over the course of a few months in the summer of 1861
  • The FIRST letter, 11 July 1861, is addressed to Thomas Dugan of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Lafever presents himself to General Patterson where he asked if he was to be arrested. While Lafever does not mention the charges against him, he does note that another individual, William Sparrow, also gave himself up
  • The SECOND letter, 13 July 1861, is also addressed to Thomas Dugan. The content of this letter is Dugan leaving the position of Jailor to which he was appointed by Lafever, Harpers Ferry, Dugan being under the influence of liquor, and slaughtered cattle for Confederate troops
  • The THIRD letter, 12 August 1861, is addressed to Gentlemen Justices and is signed by Daniel Lafever, the content of which is Lafever's resignation as Sheriff of Berkeley County. Lafever's reasons for leaving office is vague, but acknowledges that he is unable "to comply with the Requisition of the office any longer" as well as comply with the new requisitions laid out by the "would be State authority that is sprung up in Wheeling and recognized by the Federal Government."
  • The FOURTH letter, 19 August 1861, is addressed to Daniel Lafever and is signed by J.M. Bennett of the Auditor's Office in Richmond, Virginia. The letter requests that Lafever pay monies due to the state. This request may be related to the Internal Revenue Act of 1861, which restored earlier excises taxes and imposed a tax on personal incomes
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