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Walter Jones letter to Robert Carter, III(1776 November 9)

  • MS 2010.3
  • 1 item

Letter from Walter Jones to Robert Carter, III of Nomony Hall concerning the estate of William Flood (Jones’ father-in-law), the public accounts incurred by the troops in Northumberland, and rumors of a smallpox outbreak amongst Carter’s slaves. Jones writes that the Flood estate is being administered by John S. Woodcock, deputy clerk of Northumberland, and James Knott.

Walter Jones was a student at William and Mary with Thomas Jefferson. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an M.D. in 1769. Upon his return to Virginia, he practiced medicine and served in the House of Delegates during the Revolution. He was a delegate to the convention at Annapolis and served in the U.S. Congress from 1797 to 1799.