Letter, Sheriff L.W. Wessells to Mr. Robinson, Esq., November 17, 1865
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Brief Description:

Letter, Sheriff L.W. Wessells to Mr. Robinson, Esq., (1970-51-05), is written from Litchfield, Connecticut to an attorney in Hartford, asking for an accounting of the years Sheriff Wessells has not been paid for "returning votes and distributing public documents."

Leverett W. Wessells was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1819.  He served as deputy sheriff from 1845-1854, then as sheriff from 1854-1866.  He was Post Master in Litchfield from 1850-54, a representative to the General Assembly in 1879 and 1887, Quarter Master General for the State of CT from 1879-1880.  He was commissioned a Colonel in 1862 and organized the 19th Infantry Regiment, later the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.  He resigned his commission due to illness in 1863.  He died in Dover, Delaware in 1895.

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Litchfield Historical Society
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Record Series Number: 00/1970-51-05
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 00/00/1970.
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Acquisition Notes: Found in collection  Gift
PreferredCitation: Letter, Sheriff L.W. Wessells to Mr. Robinson, Esq., 1970-51-05, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.