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Title Letter from Fleming James, in Richmond, Virginia, to William Watts, in Big Lick, Virginia, Including a Copy of a Subpoena form the Roanoke County Court to Answer a Charge Brought by James Howel, David Gish, and Hiram Haden, Whom James Does Not Know and therefore Does Not Know What the Charges Relate to; also Reports the Opinion of Peachy Ridgway Grattan on John Stoners's Claim to a Tract of Land Sold by Samuel Stoner to James's's Firm; and Discusses Plans for This Land Involving the Widow of Samuel Stoner
Dates of Creation September 17, 1845
Scope & Content Letter from Fleming James, in Richmond, Virginia, to William Watts, in Big Lick (Roanoke), Virginia, including a copy of a subpoena from the Roanoke County Court, dated August 30, 1845, signed by the clerk of the court, Frederick Johnston, to answer a charge brought by James Howel, David Gish, and Hiram Haden. James states that he does not know these men, except for Gish, and therefore does not know what the charges relate to, but concludes that it must concern the tract of land bought by James’s firm from William McDermid, but held in Fleming James’s name. James also reports the opinion of Peachy Ridgway Grattan that John Stoner’s claim to a tract of land sold by Samuel Stoner to James’s firm is worthless, but the advice that Watts should nonetheless gather supporting evidence. James further discusses plans for this land, suggesting that the widow of Samuel Stoner should be encouraged to plant a crop of wheat, which will enhance the value of the property. Transcription by English Showalter accompanies the document.
Year Range from 1845.0
Creator James, Fleming
Year Range to 1845.0
Copyrights All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.
Subjects Administrator
Attorney
bargain
Business
Business firm
Business Partners
Claims
Clerk of court
Clerk's office
Communication
Complainant
Confession of judgment
Conveyance
Correspondence
Court of law
Court of law and chancery
Court records
Crop
Death
Decree
Deed
Defendant
Dry Goods
Estate
Estoppal
Evidence
Execution
Family
Inheritance
Judgment
Land
Land purchase
Land sale
Law practice
Lawsuit
Lawyers
Legal consultation
Legal procedure
Mail
Penalty
Personal property
Proofs
Real Estate
Rent
Security
Subpoena
Summons
Transaction
Travel
Wheat
Witness
Writ
Search Terms Big Lick, Virginia
Botetourt County, Virginia
F. & S. James
Richmond, Virginia
Roanoke County Court
Roanoke County, Virginia
People Gish, David
Grattan, Peachy
Haden, Hiram
Hannah, [unknown]
Howel,James
James, Fleming
James, John Quarles
Johnston, Frederick
McDermid, William
Robinson, Conway
Stoner, Catherine Ammen
Stoner, Daniel
Stoner, John
Stoner, Samuel
Watts, Edward
Watts, William
Collection Watts Collection
Imagefile 047\199826372.JPG
Number of images 8.0
Object Name Statement, Financial
Catalog Number 1998.26.372
Extent of Description 1 sheet, folded, text sides 1-4, folded for mailing, address side 4, size 12 1/4" x 15"