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Document archive related to the family of Judge John Williams Green of Culpeper County, Virginia, 80 items total. Topics include the USS Ontario, the Texas Revolution, Slavery, and more. The family included William B. Green (c. 1804-1880), Lawyer; Dr. Daniel S. Green (1811-1864), U.S. Navy Surgeon; and Rawleigh B. Green (born c. 1806), businessman, all sons of Judge Green (1781-1834), a Virginia lawyer, soldier, plantation owner, politician, War of 1812 veteran, member of the Virginia State Senate, and judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.1st-11th items: Eleven (11) ALS from Rawleigh, to William and Daniel, including four (4) from Vicksburg, VA, dated May 4, 1832-March 10, 1836, two (2) from new Orleans, dated January 4-15, 1836, two (2) from an Indian Camp in Hinds County, MS, dated May 25-June 26, 1836, two (2) from Geisers Store, MS, dated August 20-October 31, 1836, and one (1) from Bellegrove, VA, dated October 7, 1837. Two (2) letters, one (1) from New Orleans, dated January 15, 1836 and one (1) from Vicksburg, March 10, 1836, include detailed ink drawings and descriptions of a new steam engine that he designed. He also discusses the Texan Revolution and the Mexican-American War, specifically in one (1) letter from Vicksburg, VA, dated December 5, 1835, writing that a cousin had told him that "…Texas would soon belong to this country…" and, based on his information "…if the war is not over I will join the [Texan] army and recieve[sic] their premium of a thousand acres of land if it be true that they so handsomely reward volunteers…" 12th-26th items: Fifteen (15) ALS from Dr. Daniel S. Green, U.S. Navy, to William and Rawleigh, including twelve (12) composed while he was stationed on the U.S.S. Ontario, during expeditions to Rio de Janero, St. Salvador, Monte Video, and other locations in South America, dated March 14, 1834-November 7, 1835, and three (3) written while he was recuperating at a Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, dated February 20, 1837-August 18, 1837. 27th-64th items: Thirty-eight (38) assorted letters, receipts, and other documents addressed to William, dated July 11, 1827-February 16, 1853, including one (1) letter referring to Williams's farm and the wellbeing of the slaves, stating "…the Negroes and Family are to be furnished with what…the Farm and all that will be purchased for the Negroes will be paid for by you…" from Millon Green, his step-mother, dated February 28, 1834. 65th-80th items: Sixteen (16) assorted ephemera items related to Virginia, including two (2) documents pertaining to the sale of slaves, dated January 21, 1816, January 16, 1821, and November 16-17, 1825, one (1) hardbound book of handwritten and pasted poems and recipes, two (2) Court of Appeals of Virginia imprints, one (1) titled "Whitely v. Commonwealth" dated circa 1858 and one (1) titled "Alexander & ALS vs Smyth &c." dated circa 1859, two (2) Civil War era broadsides detailing the taxation of Naval Stores, Wines, and Agricultural Products by the Confederate Government, and one (1) envelope containing eighteen (18) red and green George Washington two cent stamps and six (6) blue Franklin one cent stamps, all postmarked. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, insect damage, tears, to be expected from age. Signatures in overall good, legible condition.