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- Letter, 25 November 1850, written by Rufus Brittain (1822-1899) in Dinwiddie County, Virginia to his friend Jeremiah Smith Gordon who was attending Princeton. Brittain writes about his imminent plans to move to Tazewell County, Virginia and begin teaching. He also writes about Dinwiddie area schools and teachers, including Rev. Dodd in Petersburg, and he inquires about student life at Princeton
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- Rufus Brittain was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on 19 June 1822. He later moved to Virginia, and resided in Dinwiddie County before moving to Tazewell County in 1850, where he taught school. During the Civil War, he was mustered into the 29th Virginia Infantry. Following the war, he returned to Tazewell, and was elected county treasurer. He died in Tazewell County on 11 April 1899 and is buried in the Peery family cemetery.
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