Letters to David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). These sixteen letters cover topics including land in Randolph and Tucker counties, politics, the Civil War and the founding of the Conservative at Clarksburg. Correspondents include Charles Marshall, Baltimore, Maryland; Benjamin H. Shackelford, Warrenton, Virginia; G. D. Camden; L. D. Monall; W. P. Johnson, Richmond, Virginia; W. P. Cooper, Clarksburg; W.L. Jackson, Louisville, Kentucky; Robert Johnston, Richmond; and Emmet O’Brien.
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