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- Letter, 27 May 1844, written by Asa D. Dickinson (1816-1884) in Farmville, Virginia to his brother-in-law Rev. Samuel J. Price (d. 1871) in Lynchburg. Dickinson writes about the death of his wife Frances Jane (Michaux) Dickinson and her funeral
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- Asa Dupuy Dickinson was born in Nottoway County, Virginia on 31 March 1816, the son of Robert Dickinson and Mary Purnal Dupuy. He graduated from Hampden-Sidney College in 1836. He afterwards studied law at The College of William and Mary College. In 1857, Judge Dickinson was elected to represent Prince Edward County in the state legislature and again in 1859. He subsequently served two terms in the State Senate. He was disfranchised by reason of this connection with the Confederacy until 1870, at which time he was elected judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, in which position he continued for fourteen years, until his death, which occurred on19 July 1884. For thirty-seven years, Judge Dickinson was a member and a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was also a trustee of Hampden-Sidney College. He lived most of his life near Worsham, where he commenced the practice of law. He is buried in the College Church Cemetery at Hampden-Sidney.
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