1769 · Frederick County, VA
An early letter on chattel slavery from Cuthbert Bullitt [c.1740-1791], a lawyer and plantation owner from Prince William County, Virginia. He was a delegate to Virginia's 1776 Provincial Congress, prosecuting Commonwealth Attorney of the County, a state court judge, and delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1788.
James Keith [1734-c.1800] was the brother of Mary Randolph [Keith] Marshall [1737-1809]. Her son, future Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall, was Keith's nephew. (Inventory #: 36181)