Smith and Pullen families papers, 1772-1876 | Louisiana Research Collection
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ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 958
Primary Creator: William Smith family.
Extent: 6.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically. The collection consists of six boxes.
Date Acquired: 05/09/1970
Subjects: Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799., Pullen family., Smith, William, 1752-1800., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence., United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Diaries., William Smith family.
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Smith, William, 1752-1800.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Diaries.
William Smith family.
Access Restrictions: Please note that this is a restricted collection and that researchers are only allowed to use Boxes 1-3. Their corresponding originals are located in Boxes 4-6. Due to the fragility of the originals, we request that patrons look at the photocopies first before requesting the originals.
Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Source: Margaret Pullen Munson.
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Smith and Pullen families papers, Manuscripts Collection 958, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Processing Information: Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
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- Box 1: Family papers
- Copies of Box 4.
- Folder 1: William Smith diary kept during the Revolutionary War and notes on a trip to inspect land grants; also genealogical notes
- With copy.
- Folder 2: Bond of Phineas Thomas and Job Thomas to John Mayo for L12, 1772 November 30
- Folder 3: Land Warrant Number 3698 for 1000 acres issued to John Smith for the sum of 400 pounds, 1780 March 1
- On verso, warrant assigned to Smith, 1780 March 25.
- Folder 4: Land Warrant Number 7860, issued to Abraham Buford for 1000 acres of land in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1781 November 2
- On verso, warrant assigned to James Gray, 1782 February 16, and assigned to William Smith (undated) for whom it was surveyed.
- Folder 5: Receipt signed D. Hite for 2,618 acres of Land Warrants Numbers 10532 and 10535, held by William Smith, which Mr. Hite promises to locate, 1782 July 2
- Folder 6: Grant paid to William Smith on 1787 June 7 for 2,615 acres on Drennion's Lick, 1782 December 25
- Entered and signed by Mark Hardin, Registrar, Land Office 1782 December 25.
- Folder 7: Copy of survey for William Smith of 1000 acres on north part of Elkhorn, by virtue of three Treasury Warrants, 1783 October 20
- Folder 8: Land patent issued to William Smith for 1000 acres in Sineola County, Kentucky issued by Patrick Henry for the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1786 March 11
- Oversize (7th floor Cage).
- Folder 9: Notes on land to be surveyed, undated
- Folder 10: Memorandum of Land Warrants
9636 1781 ______ 7. Frances Peyton, 65 acres.
10536 1781 December 28. Frances Peyton, 1000 acres, sent to Colonel Joseph.
10532 3618a sent to Colonel Isaac Hite.
- Folder 12: Letter from Isaac Hite, Lincoln County, Kentucky, to William Smith Chesterfield County, Virginia, informing him that he has located his Land Warrants and will have the land surveyed by winter; requests that the money be sent to him to obtain patents, 1783 September 18
- Folder 13: Note about 1,500 acres of land on Cumberland River belonging to Robert Roese, and 666 2/3 acres about 1 1/4 miles below the mouth of Cypress Creek, belonging to William Bentley, undated
- Folder 14: Note of 62,784 1/4 acres of land on Treasury Warrant Number 19830 to Obadiah Smith; limits given, 1784 March 23
- Folder 15: Note that William Smith enters 666 2/3 acres, part of Military Warrant Number 1843, on lower side of Trade Water, 1784 August 14
- Folder 16: Prescription for a remedy for a horse; on verso, Memorandum of Warrants sent to D. Cabell and Isaac Hite, undated
- See Folder 10.
- Folder 17: Entry for William Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Jesse Thomas, and William Smith, 1000 acres on several military warrants for land in Trade Water River, undated
- Folder 18: Letter from Isaac Hite, Fountain Bleau, correspondent unknown, with reference to a letter from William Smith and Hite's plan to answer, 1784 September 14
- Folder 19: Land grant to William Smith of 1000 acres in Fayette County in the North fork of the Elkbrook, 1785 December 2
- Copy dated 1824 January 30.
- Folder 20: Letter from Robert Johnson about a certificate of survey of land in the name of Ureel Mallory, 1785 February 23
- Folder 21: Assignment to William Watts and Robert Johnson of a certificate of survey containing 2,320 acres in Fayette County from Land Warrants 11362, 11363, and 11364, undated
- On verso, note signed by Jack Herndon, relative to 1000 acres of land in the waters of Licking.
- Folder 22: Entry dated 1781 June 20 for 1000 acres belonging to William Cooper; entry dated 1784 November 24 for 1000 acres joining William Cooper's land, undated
- Folder 23: Memorandum for Captain Daniel Weiseger; copies of two surveys made for William Smith: one dated 1787 December 25 for 400 acres, and the other dated 1794 April 9 for 919 acres, undated
- Folder 24: Letter from Isaac Hite to William Smith relative to the survey of land and patents thereof, 1788 August 11
- Folder 25: Land patent issued by James Garrand, Governor of Kentucky, to William Smith for 1000 acres in Lincoln County, Kentucky, Treasury Warrant Number 7860, 1798 January 3
- Folder 26: Land patent issued to William Smith for 100 acres of land in the district set apart for officers and soldiers of the Continental Army; issued by Issac Shelby, Governor; Military Warrant Number 969, 1795 June 25
- Folder 27: Copy of entry by Isaac Hite of 1,390 acres on exchanged Treasury Warrants 357 and 356; signed by Alex Breckenridge, 1790 May 17
- On verso, "This entry of William Smith's is not surveyed"; Warrant Number 357 (1000 acres is William Smith).
- Folder 28: Land patent issued to William Smith for 1000 acres in district set apart for officers and soldiers of the Continental Army; issued by James Garrard, Governor; Military Warrant Number 1843, 1799 June 10
- Oversize (7th floor Cage).
- Folder 29: List of claims for lands in the State of Kentucky by Colonel William Smith; list and power of attorney received from Colonel Smith; signed by John Fowler, 1793 December 6
- Folder 31: Agreement between John Mayo, William Smith and George Mayo, all of Virginia, and John Breckenridge and George Nicholas of Kentucky for handling of land, 1797 March 28
- Folder 32: Receipt from Auditor's Office for taxes for the years 1792 to 1797 paid by William Smith on two tracts of land, 1798 October 15
- Folder 33: Letter from P. Thomas, Frankfort, to John Mayo, Richmond, about money paid to William Smith, 1798 November 22
- Folder 34: Letter from James Baker to William Smith, Manchester, inquiring about a tract of 10,000 acres near the Cumberland River, 1799 September 20
- Folder 36: Letter from Nicholas Lafon, Frankfort, to Elizabeth Smith, Chesterfield County, Virginia, relative to his handling of her lands in Kentucky, 1801 December 8
- Folder 37: Receipt for taxes for 1800 and 1801 from Obadiah and William Smith, 1802 November 3
- Folder 38: Receipt for $5.58 and two mills from Kentucky Insurance Company from sale of 2000 acres of land belonging to Obadiah and William Smith, 1805 January 23
- Folder 39: Memorandum suggesting that William Smith relinquish to the State a portion of land patented to his father, and to Joseph Thomas the 300 acres sold to him, undated
- Folder 40: Letter from Thomas Watts, Madison County, Kentucky, to Dr. Washington Watts, Manchester, Virginia, to inform him of the situation of his claims to land in Kentucky, left to him by his father, 1810 December 7
- Folder 41: Statement about a bond executed by John Trabue to A. Kirkpatrick, which Weisiger is endeavoring to obtain, as Kirkpatrick, by his bond of 1811 June 8 agreed to give it back, undated
- Folder 42: Memorandum of agreement between John Mackinney, attorney representing Beverly Smith, acting Executor of William Smith, deceased, and Joseph Thomas of Henry County, Kentucky, for the purchase of 300 acres of land in Henry County, Kentucky, for $350.00, 1814 July 7
- Folder 43: Memorandum of property of William Smith left in the hands of C. Anderson, listing a patent for 1000 acres of land in Lincoln County, a copy of a patent for 2,618 acres in Henry County and an order in Sawyer for 2,816, undated
- Folder 44: Memorandum for Captain Daniel Weiseger of papers to be procured from Colonel R.C. Anderson's office, undated
- Folder 45: Memorandum of William Watts' lands in Kentucky and the taxes due, 1819
- Folder 46: Power of Attorney given by Beverly Smith of Manchester, Virginia, administrator of the will of his deceased father, William Smith, to John McKinney, Jr., attorney of Woodford County, Kentucky, 1812 June 15
- Grants him the right to settle all claims to land his father had in Kentucky or Ohio; deed recorded in Woodford County.
- Folder 47: Suit filed in Chancery Court by Nathan and Hugh Cull against the administrators and heirs of William Smith, relative to a certain piece of land purchased from John McKinney, acting for Beverly Smith, undated
- Folder 48: Suit filed in Chancery Court by Joseph Thomas against the administrators and heirs of William Smith, relative to 300 acres of land purchased by Thomas on 1815 March 1 from John McKinney, representing Beverly Smith, undated
- Folder 49: Suit filed, undated
- Folder 50: Letter from N. Sawyer, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Daniel Weiseger, Manchester, Virginia, relative to the claims of William Watts' heirs, 1821 April 27
- Considers it advisable to pay the taxes on the land, which would amount to about $25.00 through 1821.
- Box 2: Family papers
- Copies of Box 5.
- Folder 1: Memorandum of J. Murchie, relative to two tracts of land in Kentucky; Daniel Weiseger is to inquire about arrearages of taxes and pay any that are due, 1822 June 12
- Folder 2: Memorandum for Doctor Smith, listing four tracts of land and the taxes due on them through 1822; three were said to be sold for taxes, 1822
- Folder 3: Agreement between Daniel Weisiger, Robert Mayo, and Robert Caball, as heirs of John Mayo, and Robert Triplett, appointing him their attorney and giving him one-third interest in the 30,000 acre tract they claim in Kentucky, 1824 May 13
- Folder 4: Agreement between Beverly Smith, Seigniora Weisiger and her husband Daniel Weisiger, Edward W. Smith and William Watts and Smith B. Stuard, heirs of William Smith, and Robert Tripplett, appointing him as their attorney in the matters of three tracts of land; not signed by Tripplett, 1824 May
- Folder 5: Power of Attorney granted to Daniel Weisiger by Edward W. Smith, 1825 July 9
- Folder 6: Article of Agreement between Daniel Weisiger, acting for himself and the other heirs of William Smith, and George McKinney, attorney, for the recovery of all the unsold portion of the 2,618 acres in Henry County, 1825 September 3
- Folder 7: Deed for sale of their undivided portion of land claims in Kentucky and Ohio by William Watts and his wife Adeline, to Daniel Weisiger for the sum of $225.00, 1829 April 28
- Folder 8: Deed for sale from William Watts and Adeline, his wife, to Daniel Weisiger, 1829 November 2
- Folder 9: Receipt for $20.00 paid by Mrs. Tunshall to E. Corringon as her portion of the money paid to George Clark of Kentucky for saving 30,000 acres of land in which William Smith, deceased, John Mayo, and George Mayo, deceased, were interested, undated
- Folder 10: Letter from Nathaniel Sawyer, Chillicothe, to Captain Daniel Weisiger, relative to a tract of land owned by the heirs of Dr. James Currey, 1830 May 1
- Folder 11: Letter from Benjamin Tuzzle, Barbourville, Kentucky, to Captain Daniel Weisiger, Frankfort, Kentucky, stating that Weisiger's land does not include Baker and giving information about two chain carriers, 1830 May 21
- Folder 12: Draft of a power of attorney from Edward W. Smith to James Taylor of Mercer County, Kentucky, 1830 May
- Folder 13: Letter from Nathaniel Sawyer, Chillicothe, Ohio, to the Postmaster at Manchester, Virginia, asking if Daniel Weisiger has moved away or died since he has not answered Sawyer's letters, 1833 May 1
- Folder 14: Letter from Henry Asbury, Lexington, Kentucky, to Daniel Weisiger, Manchester, stating that he has examined the 400 acres survey in Ohio in the name of William Smith and believes it can be recovered by a lawsuit, 1835 February 16
- He will undertake the investigation for one-fourth of the land recovered.
- Folder 15: Letter from Nathaniel Sawyer, Cincinnati, Ohio to Daniel Weisiger, Manchester, relative to 81 acres of land in Adam County, entered in the name of William Smith but sold for taxes three years previously, 1840 June 13
- He believes it could be recovered since it belongs to heirs and will undertake to do it or purchase their claim.
- Folder 16: Letter from Thomas Page, Frankfort, Kentucky, to John G. Holloway, giving information about two tracts of land in the name of William Smith, both forfeited in 1833, 1846 June 3
- Since no sales were made, they can probably be recovered.
- Folder 17: Letter from F.H. Dallam, Smithland, Kentucky, to John G. Holloway, stating that James H. Bigham is in possession of 500 acres of the tract Holloway mentions, by virtue of a Treasury Warrant, the forfeiture, sale and purchase, and occupation and limitations, 1846 November 2
- He is unwilling to pay, as he considers his title good. Remainder of tract in possession of claimants. No chance to tell without clearing title.
- Folder 18: Letter from Laura Holloway to her cousin, Seigniora Weisiger, Manchester, with news of the family and friends, undated
- She states that John Holloway found that the Weisiger land had been sold for taxes but he will investigate the possibility of sale or recovery.
- Folder 19: Letter from John G. Holloway, Henderson City, Kentucky, to Seigniora T. Weisiger, 1849 May 15
- Regrets that he cannot advance the money she requested, but believes that the land will be recovered.
- Folder 20: Letter from John G. Holloway, Henderson City, Kentucky, to Seigniora T. Weisiger, Manchester, Virginia, stating that there has been a postponement in both of her land suits in Union and Livingston Counties, 1850 June 6
- He believes she will get a decree soon.
- Folder 21: Letter from John G. Holloway, Henderson City, Kentucky to Seigniora T. Weisiger, to inform her that the courts in Union and Livingston Counties have passed and neither of her suits was tried, 1850 December 17
- In Union County, the counsel for the defense was attending the Legislature and in Livingston, there was a non suit as her deposition had not been received. He mentions several items of family news and states that the following year will be the scarcest he has known in the country.
- Folder 22: Letter from John G. Holloway to Seigniora T. Weisiger stating that her land suits had not been tried due to various reasons, but he is still of the opinion that she will get the lands, 1851 September 4
- He comments that there has been much sickness but excellent crops.
- Folder 23: Letter from John G. Holloway to Seigniora Weisiger stating that he had not received an offer from Mr. Williams to purchase land and that her lawyer is Honorable Wiley P. Fowler, 1852 March 21
- He requests her deposition, taken by some one learned in the matter. There is much news of illness and death, especially among the Negroes.
- Folder 24: Letter from John G. Holloway to Seigniora Weisiger, stating that the trials have again been postponed, 1853 April 14
- He has no doubt that she will win in Union County, but in Livingston her opponents are thieves and rascals who have conspired to rob her and think it harmless to rob non-residents. He speaks of deaths from whooping cough and consumption.
- Folder 25: Letter from John G. Holloway to Seigniora Weisiger stating that she won her suit for 100 acres in Union County, 1853 May 7
- He hopes to sell it for $6.00 per acre; the Livingston case will be tried at the June term. He speaks of systematic plans to destroy the landmarks, so that land can be declared vacant and sold by the surveyor.
- Folder 26: Letter from John G. Holloway, Henderson City to Seigniora Weisiger with information about her lawyer Honorable Wiley P. Fowler, there are some things about his behavior that are inexplicable, 1853 May 16
- His bad luck (Holloway) with the Negroes continues, two were burnt to death.
- Folder 27: Letter from John G. Holloway, Henderson City, to Edward W. Smith, 1853 September 25
- He had had some difficulties with the Union land. They have had much of illness among the Negroes.
- Folder 28: Letter from Houston to John L. Holloway asking him to send Seigniora Weisiger the enclosed answer, 1854 August 31
- She has to swear to it before a Justice of the Peace in Virginia and enclose it to him.
- Folder 29: Letter from Houston, Morganfield, Kentucky, to Edward W. Smith telling him that W.H. Smith of his county will probably pay him a visit in Richmond, 1855 November 29
- Folder 30: Letter from Houston, Morganfield, Kentucky, to Edward W. Smith, 1855 November 28
- He is asking for help finding revolutionary records for service of William Houston. He has a copy from an office in North Carolina having payment to W. Houston for services from 1778 June to 1779 August. His grandfather belonged to the Continental Line and was under Captain A. Barnett in Colonel William Washington's mounted regiment the last years of the war.
- Folder 31: Letter from Houston, Morganfield, Kentucky, to John G. Holloway; relative to a land suit related to Sullivant, 1855 December 19
- Folder 32: Letter from H.H. Smith to Edward W. Smith, Charleston, Virginia, 1856 January 25
- Cold weather has stopped him at the Kanawha River which is completely blocked with ice as also the Ohio River and no chance for conveyance to his place.
- Folder 33: Letter from H.H. Smith to Edward W. Smith, Glyde Hopkins, Kentucky, 1856 June 6
- He waited for seven weeks to his letter of April 17, so he thought that there was some uncertainty in his desiring to give him the agency of all his lands in the West. When that letter arrived he was ready to go on business with a widow. He cannot commence without knowing what he might get for his time. He also asked what would he take for Cumberland River land. One acquaintance of his would like to buy the land.
- Folder 34: Letter from H.H. Smith to Edward W. Smith, Caseyville, Kentucky to inform him about John W. Smith's deals with land through letters dated 1803 August that Houston handed him, 1856 February 13
- He is also asking for some information concerning the affair of the Livingston County land.
- Folder 35: Letter from John G. Holloway to Edward W. Smith, Henderson City, 1856 February 14
- Related to a note from Chester C. Cole sent to him. It is better if Edward Smith answer him as he cannot give him that information. He recommends Judge P. Fowler dealing with the Bigham's suit in preferment to Chester C. Cole.
- Folder 36: Letter (not signed) from Edward W. Smith to Chester C. Cole, Richmond, 1856 February 25
- He writes in response to John G. Holloway's letter. Chester C. Cole was asking information in relation to William Smith sons heirs, he asked who of them are living. The only two living are Seigniora T. Weisiger and himself. Some genealogical notes.
- Folder 37: Letter (unfinished and not signed) from Edward W. Smith to William Smith, Richmond in relation to the Livingston Circuit Court of the State of Kentucky for land belonging to his father, 1856 April 15
- That land was claimed by James H. Bigham.
- Folder 38: Letter (not signed) from Edward W. Smith to George Houston and Hiram H. Smith, Richmond, 1856 May 5
- He sends them the power of attorney to Judge Fowler and Chester Cole. Also enclosed are three warrants for Military Lands granted to his father in the state of Ohio one for 1000 acres and the other 400 acres in Brown County and another dated 1784 April 14, for 4000 acres of land on Eagle Creek.
- Folder 39: Letter from T.F. Campbell to D.K. Weisiger, Union Township, [?] April 29
- He writes on behalf of T. Jones Salisbury Martin. They don't want to compromise in any terms whatsoever.
- Box 3: Family papers
- Copies of Box 6.
- Folder 1: Letter from Minerva, Chesterfield, to her father about the death of her brother Eugene, 1860 July 11
- Folder 2: Letter from Seigniora T. Weisiger to Weisiger (her brother), [?] April 20
- She would like her brother to write Smith asking for $1,500 for all the interests in her father's land as she is in debt.
- Folder 3: Letter from Seigniora T. Weisiger, Petersburg, to Weisiger, [?] September 9
- She wants to sell her father's land as she is in need for money.
- Folder 4: Letter from B.K. Pullen, Memphis, to Edward W. Smith to remind him that he has some land suits in Kentucky, 1868 March 12
- Folder 5: Letter from B.K. Pullen, Memphis, to Edward W. Smith asking in what position now the suit stands
- Aurelius is with him, he has found no employment yet.
- Folder 6: Letter from Edward W. Smith, Richmond, Virginia, to Williams in response to his letters of June 18th and July 9th seeking information on a certain military tract of land, 1870 October 10
- Folder 7: Letter from J.B. Micou (Attorney at Law), Memphis, to Edward W. Smith asking to inform him of the result of the litigation at Kentucky, 1873 April 19
- Folder 8: Letter from O.J. Williams to his daughter forwarding her a claim of his son William Smith, undated
- Folder 9: Letter from Edward W. Smith to B.K. Pullen, 1876
- He has sent him every letter or paper he has in relation to the tract of land in Livingston County (Kentucky).
- Folder 10: Letter to Edward W. Smith from the eldest son of George O. Williams, Metropolis, Illinois, regarding the land suit in Kentucky, 1876 October 22
- Attached newspaper clippings.
- Folder 11: Receipt signed by J.B. Likens for collecting an account on the Eastern Texas Rail Road Company for $348.12 due William Virginius Smith, 1861 May 29
- Folder 12: Letter of recommendation for William Virginius Smith who is leaving the employ of the Eastern Texas Rail Road Company after nine months to join the Confederate Army, 1861 May 30
- Signed by B.F. Marsh, Chief Engineer. Added note by Marsh that he would be willing to reemploy him after his term of service and a brief recommendation by J.H. Muchleray, Treasury.
- Folder 13: Letter from William Virginius Smith, camp near Martinsburg, to his father, Edward Warren Smith, 1862 September 22
- Tells of hard fighting at Battle of Sharpsburg where his company was cut to pieces.
- Folder 14: Letter from William Virginius Smith, camp near Richmond, to his father, Edward Warren Smith, 186? June 2
- There was a battle but the enemy fled in great confusion.
- Folder 15: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, to his father, 1862 November 1
- Arrived from Stanton and was assigned to hospital. Written on Confederate stationery.
- Folder 16: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Biovac Somerville Ford, Rapidan River, to his father, 1863 May 19
- They have been moved from Richmond and are thinking of building a fortification but he doesn't believe in the use of it.
- Folder 17: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Culpepper Court House, to his father, 1863 June 6
- Tells that General Stewart received his cavalry. Men and horses in fine condition.
- Folder 18: Letter from Emmett P. Smith, camp near Berryville, to his father, 1863 June 21
- Tells of hard marching through rain and mud. Crossed Shenandoah three times.
- Folder 19: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Culpepper Court House, to his father, 1863 July 28
- Hard marching over and through the mountains, and wading rivers where they had to tie their cartridge boxes around their necks to keep on.
- Folder 20: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Hamilton's Cross Roads, to his father hoping that he can recover soon from his illness, 1863 August 13
- He heard that his brother Aurelius on the 6th, he was at Richmond and wanted to come and see him.
- Folder 21: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Hamilton's Cross Roads, to his father, 1863 August 30
- His brother Aurelius spent the day with him on the 28th. Everything quiet but he does not think there is a chance for a furlough.
- Folder 22: Letter from William Virginius Smith, camp near Chattanooga, to his father, 1863 October 7
- He has practically recovered from his wound. He was lucky; if ball had struck 1/2 inch farther back he would have been killed instantly. Tells of desperate fighting. One half of his brigade was killed or wounded. Yankees said they knew there were not fighting Bragg's men. If it had been Bragg rather than Langstreet, they would have been to Augusta, Georgia. Poor fate! 3/4 to 1 pound corn meal, no flour, and 1/4 pound bacon and that spoiled.
- Folder 23: Letter from William Virginius Smith, Montgomery, Alabama, to his father, 1866 September 25
- Folder 24: Letter (incomplete and unsigned) from Smith to his father, 1863 October 8
- Written at Vidinsville, Orange County. Tells of scouting trip on Madison and Albemarle Counties. Very good to learn that his brothers Virginius and Emmett had gone to Tennessee.
- Folder 25: Letter from William Virginius Smith, near Chattanooga, to his father, 1863 October 25
- Enemy still on their front about ten miles. General Hord's leg is nearly well.
- Folder 26: Letter from William Virginius Smith to his father, 1863 November 28
- General Longstreet calls advanced to Nashville, and there Burnsides nearly surrounded. Enemy now entrenched at Knoxville.
- Folder 27: Letter from William Virginius, camp near Morristown, Tennessee, to his father, 1863 December 29
- Letters delayed, the bridges are out, and mail has to be entrusted to couriers who are careless. Many desertions on his brigade. He will not desert but plans to leave when his term ends and enlist in his own state troops. He is in Texas troop and is not a Texan.
- Folder 28: Letter from William Virginius Smith, near Strawberry Plains, East Tennessee, to his father, 1864 February 20
- Had been out scouting and fighting in the mountains for three weeks. Time has come for reenlistment but he does not plan to reenlist in that brigade. Wants to join Dr. W.W. Porter's battery made up in Richmond.
- Folder 29: Letter from William Virginius Smith, near Charlottesville, Virginia, to his father, 1864 April 24
- Glad to be back in Virginia. They will join Lee's Army, was lucky enough to draw a furlough but had a misunderstanding with an officer who brought charges against him. Does not fear the charges but cannot leave until declared.
- Folder 30: This is part of Folder 29, undated
- William Virginius Smith directs his father to address his letters to Orange Court House.
- Folder 31: Letter from James B. Likens, Sabine Pass, Texas, Attorney at Law, to Edward W. Smith, 1865 October 21
- States that has the claim of William Virginius Smith versus Eastern Texas Rail Road and considers it worthless at that time. Perhaps when railroad is repaired it can be collected. He will inform him of progress of collection.
- Folder 32: Letter from Thomas J. Evans, Richmond, Virginia, inquiring about William Virginius Smith's claim against Eastern Texas Rail Road and quoting receipt and letter, 1869 January 28
- Folder 33: Memorandum from Thomas J. Evans, stating that letters had been written to J.B. Likens, B.F. Comeron, and B.F. Marsh about Liken address and collection of William Virginius Smith claim, 1869 August 13
- Folder 34: Letter [incomplete] (apparently from Edward W. Smith) to J.B. Likens asking about the prospectus for collecting the claim of his son William Virginius Smith against the Eastern Texas Rail Road Company, 1871 March 15
- He states that his son was killed at Spotsylvania Court House May 12.
- Folder 35: Copy of letter from Edward W. Smith to B.F. Marsh, about his son's claim which was left with J.B. Likens for collection, 1872 January 15
- Smith outlines his son's career in the Army and tells of his death at Spotsylvania, where he was killed instantly by a shot in his forehead.
- Folder 36: Business card; J.B. Likens Attorney and Counselor at Law and two newspaper clippings: A) One headed by article on "Preparing for the Inauguration," B) "Absolute independent", 1863
- Box 4: Originals of documents found in Box 1
- Box 5: Originals of documents found in Box 2
- Box 6: Originals of documents found in Box 3
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