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:

Founders Online from the National Archives and Records Administration provides access to Tazewell correspondence, 1782-1798, in the papers of presidents James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. They pertain to Tazewell’s career as a judge, state senator, and U.S. Senator.

College of William and Mary (Special Collections Research Center)
Williamsburg, Va.
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.”