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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1795-1838
Inclusive dates
1795-1838
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1795-1838, to John Wickham (1763-1839) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of: a letter, 10 September 1795, from Edmund Pendleton, Caroline County, Virginia, concerning a legal action both men are involved in; a letter, 14 January 1812, from Edmund Pendleton, in Jefferson County, (West) Virginia, concerning the sale of property related to a debt due to his mother's estate; a letter, 17 January 1815, from William Wirt, Richmond, concerning a lawsuit involving the descendants of Colonel [William] Byrd; a letter, 1 February 1816, from James Monroe, Washington D. C., concerning a debt of Monroe's; a letter, 17 February 1817, from John Marshall, Washington D. C., concerning arranging a case to come before the United States Court of Appeals; a letter, 1 April 1820, from John Randolph concerning the settlement of Randolph's father's estate; a letter, 18 December 1824, from Charles Ticknor, at Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia, explaining that he will be unable to stop in Richmond on his way from Monticello to Washington D. C.; and a letter, 12 July 1838, from Robert Purviance, Baltimore, Maryland, containing personal and family news
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Biographical or historical data
John Wickham was born 5 June 1763 at Long Island, New York. He was held as a prisoner of war by the American army because of his family's tory sympathies. However, Wickham was released into the custody of his uncle William Fanning (1728-1782) of Brunswick County, Virginia. After moving to Virginia, Wickham studied law under Henry Tazewell (1753-1799) and at the College of William and Mary. Admitted to the bar in 1786, Wickham soon after settled in Richmond and became one of Virginia's preeminent attorneys. He successfully defended Aaron Burr at his treason trial in 1807. Wickham married first Mary Smith Fanning (1775-1799) 24 December 1791, and they had two children. He married second Elizabeth Selden McClurg (1781-1853) 20 March 1800, and they had nine children. Wickham died in Richmond 22 January 1839.
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Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
21
Immediate source of acquisition
Wickham, W. C., Mrs.
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000491852
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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