Augustus Cincinatus Hand Letters


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Correspondence; Collections of Papers
Augustus Cincinnatus Hand
between 1827 and 1828
Litchfield Law School Collection
Held at:
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
3 items
Two letters to his father from Litchfield, the first dated 1827 Nov 12, describing his travel to Litchfield and his reception by Judge Gould; gives an account of his expenses and his dinner companions; explains his course of study and schedule as well as the system of note taking; describes the weather and notes his desire to hear from home. In the second, dated 1828 Jan 30, Hand requestis money. Provides a detailed explanation for why it is necessary; outlines his daily activities; describes business propositions. There is also one letter to his brother, Richard Charles Hand, 1828 Jan 7. describing the course of his studies; describes Judge Gould and mentions his drinking; states a catalog of students is being published and notes he will send one upon completion; describes moot court activities and his teachers; gives details about the Presbyterian minister.

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