Elizabeth Thompson Reeve correspondence
Elizabeth Thompson Reeve; Tapping Reeve
between 1820 and 1827
Litchfield Law School Collection
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Four letters from Elizabeth Thompson Reeve to John Cotton Smith. 1820 Apr 6 Writes a letter on behalf of her husband, Tapping Reeve, to thank Smith for his letter; describes Reeve's illness; details a conversation Reeve had with Judge Johnson and Johnson's commentary on the constitution and early government; notes disappointment and not seeing Smith and his wife; notes that attendance at the Law School is down and remarks that Reeve's poor health may render him unable to print his second volume.; 1824 Nov 9 Has attempted to find a way to visit Smith and his wife without success; had wished to obtain advice about a manuscript; explains various difficulties in publishing a sermon (likely the sermon preached by Lyman Beecher at the funeral of Tapping Reeve); describes financial hardships and solicits ...[more]
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