Henry Tazewell (1785-1788; 1793-1794)

Further reading:

Charles T. Cullen, “Completing the Revisal of the Laws in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 82, No. 1 (Jan. 1974), 84-99.

Christopher Doyle, “Judge St. George Tucker and the Case of Tom V. Roberts: Blunting the Revolution’s Radicalism from Virginia’s District Courts,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 106, No. 4 (Autumn 1998), 419-442.

Research collections:

Connecting Presidential Collections (a centralized site for searching across presidential collections) provides access to 44 pieces of Tazewell correspondence, 1782-1798, in the papers of four presidents: James Madison, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. They pertain to Tazewell’s career as a judge, state senator, and U.S. Senator, and state and national politics.

College of William and Mary (Special Collections Research Center)
Williamsburg, Va.
1797-1850
Tazewell Family Papers, 1797-1850, 4 items. “Includes letter, 1797, written by Samuel H. Smith to Henry Tazewell concerning his paper, The Universal Gazette and discussing foreign affairs”.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library)
Williamsburg, Va.
Tazewell Family Papers, 1664-1842, 44 items. Finding aid available.
Mainly letters, “primarily 1771-1794, mostly personal, to Henry Tazewell (1753-1799), judge, Virginia delegate, and U. S. senator, and to his son, Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860), Virginia delegate and governor, and U. S. senator.”

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Tazewell Family Papers, 1785-1867, 21 p. Inventory available in repository with item level control. “These papers are chiefly militia commissions and civil appointments of Henry and Littleton Waller Tazewell by Virginia governors.”