He campaigned actively for President Andrew Jackson and was rewarded for his support by being appointed the Solicitor of the Treasury, a position created especially for him. In 1829, he was nominated to be the Clerk of Congress and lost to Matthew St. Clair Clark by only one vote.
Four years later, in 1833, he gave an oration before ...
While still engaged, Maxcy's friend and Brown and Litchfield Law School classmate Lemuel Williams wrote to him on December 24, 1808 -- a week before his own wedding to Sarah Smith:
"I dwell with particular delight on the circumstance that the wife of my bosom will be the friend of my dearest Virgil."
"O! my Virgil! How ardently I wish that we might all meet together, you & your Maria, I and my Sarah, in the bonds of wedded love, to pass our days in each others vicinity; in the constant interchange of friendship. But such a prospect is too, too blissful ...
U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Brussels (Belgium) 1837-1842
State Senator (MD)
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849/
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