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Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell

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Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,359 / 158 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 246
Added to site: 2005.10.20
mnybks.net#: 11302
Genre: Biography
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orous as he was, he was some years older than his father was at the time of his decease. It is believed that this same conviction was an element in that love of retirement which was the characteristic of Washington.

In a long, low wooden house, which may still be seen with its roof of red shingles, at the head of Woodpecker street, on the south side, in the city of Williamsburg, the residence of Judge Waller, and still owned by his grandson Dr. Robert Page Waller, and in a small room up stairs, at the north-east corner, looking on the street, in which his mother was born before him, on the seventeenth day of December, 1774, Littleton Waller Tazewell first saw the light. He was a healthy child, and, like all the children who were born about that time between the waters of the York and the James, was destined to frequent locomotion to avoid the marauding parties of the British, who for several years afterwards infested that region. As his mother died when he was in his third year, and as his father, who was

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