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1886 July 22
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1886 July 22
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eng
Summary
Letter, 22 July 1886, from Congressman Connally Findlay Trigg (1847-1907) in Washington D.C. to James Clark Porterfield (1823-1895) of Emory, Washington County, Virginia, stating that public business will prevent him from attending the county convention and that he fears his opponents will put up someone against him for Congress. He asks Porterfield to look out for his interests at the convention
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Connally Findlay Trigg was born 18 September 1847 in Washington County, Virginia, to Daniel Trigg (1808-1853) and Anna Munford Tompkins Trigg (ca. 1816-1888). Trigg attended common schools in Washington County. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1870, commencing practice in Abingdon, Virginia. During the Civil War Trigg was a private in the First Virginia Cavalry and also served in the Confederate States Navy. He was elected Commonwealth attorney for Washington County in 1872, and held that position until he resigned in 1884 to become a candidate for Congress. Trigg was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887). After his single term, Trigg resumed the practice of law. He married Ann Pocahontas Robertson (1847-1923) 30 June 1874. Trigg died in Abingdon 23 April 1907, and was buried in Sinking Springs Cemetery.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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001537464
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leaf

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