John Cotton Smith & John B. C. Lucas letters
John Cotton Smith; John B. C. Lucas
Litchfield Law School Collection
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Item 1: John Cotton Smith to Tapping Reeve 1817 Dec 2 Sends a letter of introduction with William Lucas, who wishes to study law with Reeve. He encloses a letter sent to Smith by Lucas's father, John Baptiste Charles Lucas, and notes that he is one of the judges of the superior court in the Missouri territory.; Item 2: John B. C. Lucas (John Baptiste Charles) to John Cotton Smith 1817 Oct 12 Request that Smith help his son William in pursuing studies with Tapping Reeve. Gives details of why he believes this would be advantageous.
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