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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1847 Sept. 11
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1847 Sept. 11
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, dated 11 September 1847, from Lawrence B. Taylor (1818-1873) of Alexandria, Virginia, to Richard Wallach (ca. 1818-1881) of Washington, D.C., stating that the bearer of the letter, an African American named Dennis Johnson (ca. 1785-by 1860), wants a writ of habeas corpus to regain custody of his son William Johnson (b. ca. 1832) from his wife Patsy Johnson who has left him
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Born 3 August 1818 in Alexandria, Virginia, Lawrence B. Taylor graduated from Princeton College at age 17. He then studied law at the University of Virginia, before practicing in Alexandria. Taylor served as attorney for the commonwealth in the circuit court, and as mayor of Alexandria from 1850 to 1853. He was an officer in the quartermaster's department during the Civil War. At the request of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), Taylor was appointed judge advocate for the Army of Northern Virginia with the rank of colonel. However, the war ended before he could take up his duties. Taylor and his wife, Virginia Powell Taylor (b. ca. 1823) had 3 children. He died in Alexandria 16 November 1873.
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Vi
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Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Schindler's Antique Shop
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000500750
Type of unit
leaf.

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