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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1818, 1821
Inclusive dates
1818, 1821
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, of Spencer Roane (1762-1822) of King and Queen County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters, dated 19 December 1818 and 8 September 1821, to his son, William Henry Roane (1787-1845), which discuss his and his son's health. Also includes an undated bill of complaint against the executors of the estate of Patrick Henry (1736-1799) concerning the estate Henry left to his daughters. The bill is addressed to George Wythe (1726-1806) on the High Court of Chancery
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Spencer Roane was born 4 April 1762 in Essex County, Virginia. He attended the College of William & Mary, studied law under George Wythe (1726-1806), and was admitted to the bar in 1782. Roane represented Essex County in the House of Delegates from 1783 to 1785, and represented Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties in the Virginia State Senate from 1788 to 1789. Roane also served on the state privy council from 1784 to 1786. In 1789, he became a judge of the General Court of Virginia, and in 1795, became a judge on the Virginia Court of Appeals, where Roane served until his death. An advocate of states' rights and strict construction of the federal Constitution, Roane was a judicial opponent of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835). Roane's son William Henry Roane (1787-1845) served in the House of Delegates and in the United States Congress,and his nephew, Thomas Ritchie (1778-1854), edited the Richmond ENQUIRER. Roane married Anne Henry (1767-1799), the daughter of Patrick Henry (1736-1799), 7 September 1786. After her death, he married Elizabeth Hoskins (1781-1825) of King and Queen County 19 March 1801. Roane died 4 September 1822 at Warm Springs, Bath County, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
May, David
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498457
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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