Letter, 1812 May 11, Williamsburg [Va.] to Robert Wash, St. Louis, Louisiana [now Mo.].

Bowdoin, Susan, -approximately 1835


4 pages ; 26 cm.
Written while staying with the family of [St. George] Tucker. Discusses the death of Bishop James Madison and the election of John Bracken as President of the College of William and Mary. Mentions death of [Samuel] Tyler and the appointment of Robert Nelson as Chancellor. Russell died. She has lost many friends on the Eastern Shore: Mrs. Eyre, Dr. Lyon, Dr. Evans, and W[illia]m Savage. Writes about the escape of Maria [Teackle] Parker from the Richmond Theater Fire of 1811. Eliza is with Charlotte Dickson on a visit to [Robert] Saunders and Mrs. Mary Anne Hunter. Has been with Tuckers since November 1. Will stay until going back to the Eastern Shore in July. F[erdinand Stewart] Campbell married [Elizabeth Corbin Griffin] Gatlief. Doctor C[harles] Carter has returned to Williamsburg. S[arah Trebell] Galt married [William] Browne.
Sends good wishes from Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Skipwith, Mrs. Cocke, Mrs. Tazewell and love from [Frances Bland Tucker] Coalter. [John] Coalter has [St. George] Tucker's seat on the Court of Appeals and his family will move to a farm within two miles of Richmond.
See also letter of Susan Bowdoin to Robert Wash, 1811 March 8 (MS/00/1811/Mar 8).

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