A Guide to the Letter to Henry Tazewell, 1797 March 6 Letter to Henry Tazewell MS 1958.8

A Guide to the Letter to Henry Tazewell, 1797 March 6

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1958.8


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1958.8
Title
Letter to Henry Tazewell 1797 March 6
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Newton, Thomas
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Letter to Henry Tazewell, MS 1958.8, Manuscript #MS 1958.8, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1958


Biographical/Historical Information

Thomas Newton, Jr. (November 21, 1768 - August 5, 1847) was an American politician. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Newton was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1796 to 1799. He served as a Democratic-Republican in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1801 to March 9, 1830.

Scope and Content

Informs Tazewell that Norfolk's defenses {against the French} are poor. Blames Congress for not anticipating an emergency. Hopes the situation in the area will improve.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Newton, Thomas, 1768-1847
  • Tazewell, Henry, 1753-1799
  • Geographical Names:

  • Norfolk (Va.) History - 18th century
  • United States - History - 1797-1801

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Newton, Thomas, 1768-1847
  • Tazewell, Henry, 1753-1799

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Norfolk (Va.) History - 18th century
  • United States - History - 1797-1801