Augustus Cincinatus Hand Letters
Correspondence; Collections of Papers
Augustus Cincinnatus Hand
between 1827 and 1828
Litchfield Law School Collection
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
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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