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Wolcott family collection, 1740-1844 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Linda Hocking

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Title: Wolcott family collection, 1740-1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1790-1837

Primary Creator: Wolcott, Frederick (1767-1837)

Other Creators: Freeman, Hannah Huntington Wolcott (1803-1838), Huntington, Jabez Williams (1788-1847), Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott (1811-1887), Wolcott, Betsey Huntington (1774-1812), Wolcott, Oliver (1760-1833)

Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by creator.  It is divided into two series, correspondence and miscellany.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1906. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: China - Commerce, Connecticut--Politics and government, Litchfield (Conn.) - History, Litchfield Female Academy (Conn.), Litchfield Law School, Trident, United States--Politics and government--1775-1783., Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797, Woolen and worsted manufacture

Forms of Material: Account books, Correspondence, Diaries

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence chiefly between Frederick Wolcott (1767-1837), his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) Huntington  Wolcott (1774-1812), his brother Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833) who served as Secretary of the Treasury and Governor of Connecticut, and Jabez W. Huntington (1788-1847) who served as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut.  Topics include domestic news, local, state, regional and national politics, business affairs, church activities, trade with China and the merchant vessel Trident, raising merino sheep, and manufacture of woolen cloth.

 

Other correspondents include John Cotton Smith, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Uriah Tracy.  Several correspondents were graduates of the Litchfield Law School.

 

The collection also includes several account books as well as the schoolgirl diaries of Frederick and Elizabeth Wolcott's daughter, Laura Maria Wolcott Rankin and the Friendship Album given to Hannah Huntington Wolcott Freeman on the occassion of her marriage in 1834.

Biographical Note

Frederick Wolcott was born November 2, 1767, the youngest of five children born to Oliver Wolcott and Laura Collins Wolcott.  He was graduated from Yale in 1786 and attended Tapping Reeve's Litchfield Law School the following year. 

Wolcott began his career as Clerk of the Common Pleas. In 1798 he was appointed Clerk of the Superior Court in Litchfield County. He was later appointed a Judge of Probate, a position he held until he retired from public life.

He served as a presidential elector in 1808. In 1810, he elected to the State Senate and remained there through 1823. Wolcott's public positions also included service as a presidential elector in 1808, State Senate from 1810-1823, the Connecticut General Assembly, was president of the Litchfield County Foreign Mission and Education Societies, was president of the Board of Trustees of the Litchfield Female Academy, was a fellow of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a fellow of Yale College.

Wolcott married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Huntington on October 12, 1800.  They had six children prior to her death in 1812.  Frederick married Sally Worthington Cooke in 1815, with whom he had four children.

Frederick died on May 28, 1837. He is buried in the East Cemetery in Litchfield.

Subject/Index Terms

China - Commerce
Connecticut--Politics and government
Litchfield (Conn.) - History
Litchfield Female Academy (Conn.)
Litchfield Law School
Trident
United States--Politics and government--1775-1783.
Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797
Woolen and worsted manufacture

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals:

A large addition of papers was purchased by Mrs. Elizabeth Wolcott Hamilton and Miss Julia Wolcott from Mr. and Mrs. Neilson Abeel  in 1954.    He was a great-great grandson of Frederick Wolcott.  A number of small and single-item additions of materials have been added since then.

The Friendship Album was donated by Virginia Kaiser in 2012.  She is a descendant of Hannah Huntington Wolcott Freeman's son, Huntington Wolcott Freeman (1835-1906).  Hannah Wolcott letter to her brother J. Huntington Wolcott (2010-94-0) was a Museum purchase.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Physical Access Note: Some materials are fragile and staff may require the use of facsimiles.

Acquisition Source: Wolcott, Alice (1843-1927)

Acquisition Method: The bulk of the collection was donated in 1906 by Alice Wolcott, a granddaughter of Frederick Wolcott.

Preferred Citation: Wolcott Family Collection, 1906-04-0, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Processing Information: The collection was previously processed without the use of authority files for names.  It had been intermingled with another collection (John A. Vanderpoel Collection), which has since been removed.  The description for many of the items in the collection was created collaboratively by historian Doron S. Ben-Atar and archivist Linda Hocking as part of a previous project.

Other Note:

Additional information about the Wolcott family is available on the Litchfield Historical Society's Web site.

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Other URL: http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/library/families/wolcott.php


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Series 1: Correspondence, 1740-1844Add to your cart.
Family and business correspondence, primarily of Frederick Wolcott, 1767-1837, and immediate members of his family.
Folder 1: Adams, John, 1823 Jan 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Copy of a letter written from John Adams to Reverend Bancroft.
Folder 2: Allen, John, 1797-1798Add to your cart.
One letter written by Congressman John Allen to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) and four written to Julius Deming, a local merchant.
Item 1: Allen, John to Wolcott, Oliver, 1797 May 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Governor Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) accepting his election as a Representative of the state of Connecticut to the fifth congress.
Item 2: Allen, John to Deming, Julius, 1798 May 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
John Allen reports from Philadelphia to Julius Deming about Congressional reactions to the disclosure to Congress of the XYZ dispatches; provides detailed discussion of the debates in Congress and condemns the behavior of the republican leadership; calls them Jacobins and charges that they betray the country the way Athens’ statesmen sold their nation to Philip the Macedonian; suspicions that some republican congressmen are being bribed by France; warns Connecticut not to elect a Jeffersonian speaker or clerk; urges the Connecticut legislature to submit a petition to President Adams expressing support for his strong stand against France.
Item 3: Allen, John to Deming, Julius, 1798 May 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
John Allen writes to Julius Deming from Philadelphia about political affairs in the context of the deteriorating relations with France; a direct tax seems unavoidable; commissioners will probably be expected by President Adams to serve in volunteer corps, but a Connecticut law prohibiting officials from serving in two capacities will cause difficulties; feels the US needs to prepare for war;  and condemns the opposition.  The President has not heard back from the commissioners to France, but Allen expects the French to behave in a humiliating fashion; celebrates the Federalist victory in the recent Connecticut elections, equates the Jeffersonians with the Jacobins, and calls to push them out of positions of power; President Adams is very happy with the behavior of the state of Connecticut in the current climate.
Item 4: Allen, John to Deming, Julius, 1798 May 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
John Allen reports to Julius Deming that a bill for national defense has passed the Senate; encloses an example from the Aurora of Jeffersonian opposition to the Federalist measures; comments on the ill effects of the French conquest of Switzerland; charges that the tyrants of France have destroyed all the republics of Europe and that the US is next.
Item 5: Allen, John to Deming, Julius, 1798 Apr 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
John Allen sends Julius Deming copies of the XYZ dispatches from France.  (The dispatches are not present in the collection).
Folder 3: Backus, Azel, 1797 Dec 16Add to your cart.
Azel Backus sends Frederick Wolcott a sermon on the death of Frederick’s father, Governor Oliver Wolcott, for his examination and possible publication.  He includes a sermon on the death of Governor Huntington.  (The sermon is not part of the collection).
Folder 4: Barlow, Joel, 1807 Sep 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding the delivery of goods to Mrs. Barlow.
Folder 5: Beecher, Lyman, 1810Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding his acceptance of the ministry of the First Congregational Church in Litchfield.
Item 1: Beecher, Lyman to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jan 14, 1810 Jan 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Lyman Beecher Frederick Wolcott informing Wolcott that he cannot give a definitive answer to the offer to become the minister of the Litchfield church; if the East Hampton church fails to provided the required support he will leave for Litchfield.
Item 2: Beecher, Lyman to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Feb 8, 1810 Feb 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Lyman Beecher writes Frederick Wolcott of his coming to assume the pulpit at the Litchfield Church; notes that the East Hampton congregation failed to provide adequate support; travel plans.
Folder 6: Boardman, David Sherman, 1796, 1836Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Boardman, David Sherman to Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 May 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Boardman writes from New Milford CT to comment about the implications of the House of Representatives’ vote to implement the Jay Treaty on Connecticut's western reserve claim; believes that the Jeffersonian opposition decided to abide by the treaty since they allowed the vote on its funding to come to the floor; the land claims of Connecticut residents to the western reserve is secure and a sale has already taken place in New Haven.
Item 2: Boardman, David Sherman to Wolcott, Frederick, 1836 June 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Boardman, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, acknowledges Wolcott’s letter of resignation as clerk of the county court; praises his long service; reminisces about his days as student of Tapping Reeve; hails their years of friendship and cooperation.
Folder 7: Carey, Matthew, 1820Add to your cart.
Three letters from publisher Matthew Carey to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Carey, Matthew to Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 Feb 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mathew Carey condemns the apathy and selfishness of American cotton and woolen manufactures with respect to their failure to support the tariff of 1818; the contest is between those who wish to make America truly independent and those who want to maintain the current servility to foreign manufacturing; is publishing a report on the state of US commerce and manufacturing in hopes of affecting Federal policy.
Item 2: Carey, Matthew to Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 Mar 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Matthew Carey thanks Frederick Wolcott for the Lyman Beecher sermon; calls it the most important treatment of American manufacturers since Hamilton’s Report on Manufacturers; rejoices that the pulpit is giving voice to the interests of manufacturers; bemoans the failure of the American democracy to enact an effective industrial policy.
Item 3: Carey, Matthew to Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 Sep 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Matthew Carey thanks Frederick Wolcott for a copy of a sermon by Lyman Beecher supporting his position regarding industrial policies; bemoans the failure of Congress to promote the interests of manufacturers; blames the apathy of manufacturers themselves for their political weakness; is pessimistic about future support for manufacturing in Congress.
Folder 8: Chester, H., 1815 June 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. Thomas Chester writes to Frederick Wolcott regarding hats for his daughters to be worn at his upcoming wedding.
Folder 9: Chester, John, 1801 June 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks Frederick Wolcott for aid to his son, shares family news.
Folder 10: Chester, Thomas, 1810, 1831Add to your cart.
Two letters from Thomas Chester to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Chester, Thomas to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jan 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thomas Chester asks Frederick Wolcott to help him refute misrepresentations against him for his fee for drawing up the will of Aaron Olmstead; asks for assistance in getting the appointment of clerk of the county and superior courts.
Item 2: Chester, Thomas to Wolcott, Frederick, 1831 May 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thomas Chester, clerk of the County Court of Hartford, writes to Frederick Wolcott about various court fees.
Folder 11: Collins, Alexander, 1795, 1797-1799Add to your cart.
Collins corresponds with his friend Frederick Wolcott regarding the legal profession, future prospects, land speculation, and courtship.
Item 1: Collins, Alexander to Wolcott, Frederick, 1795 July 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collins asks Wolcott to help him find a teaching position in a Litchfield school.  Having just finished Yale, he is financially strapped but would like to study law at the Litchfield Law School.
Item 2: Collins, Alexander to Wolcott, Frederick, 1797 Dec 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collins writes a letter of condolence to Wolcott following the recent death of his father, Oliver Wolcott; expresses that he should feel joy that his parents are now reunited in heaven.
Item 3: Collins, Alexander to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 May 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collins writes Wolcott about their speculation in the Yazoo lands in Georgia; advises Wolcott not to pull his investment until the dispute is settled; proposes a lady as a possible wife for Wolcott.
Item 4: Collins, Alexander to Wolcott, Frederick, 1799 July 29thAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Collins acknowledges the assistance of Frederick Wolcott in all his affairs; writes of a misunderstanding regarding his last letter; reports of courtship in Massachusetts and of Fredrick’s reputation there.
Folder 12: Collier, Thomas, 1805 Oct 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Thomas Collier to Frederick Wolcott requesting a loan which would enable him to purchase paper to publish his weekly newspaper (The Monitor).
Folder 13: Dagget, David, 1834 Sep 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
David Daggett sends Frederick Wolcott files and papers of a legal case, as well as the court opinion.  (The enclosures are not part of the collection.)
Folder 14: Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt, 1838 Dec 26Add to your cart.
Writes to his "dear girls" about his travels,  addressed to Maryanne G. Wolcott.
Folder 15: Foot, Samuel Augustus, 1824 Jan 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Foot writes Wolcott about the Congressional debate over the tariff of 1824; concern that the measure might undermine the interests of New England; asks for Frederick's views and those of his  brother, Governor Oliver Wolcott, on a tariff bill concerning domestic manufacturers.
Folder 16: Freeman, Hannah Huntington Wolcott, 1827, 1835Add to your cart.
Two letters from Hannah Huntington Freeman to her sisters Elizabeth and Mary Ann.
Item 1: Freeman, Hannah Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, Elizabeth Wolcott, 1827 Sep 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Hannah Huntington Wolcott Freeman to her sister, Elizabeth Wolcott Jackson detailing her trip from Boston through upstate New York.  Recalls awe at the beauty of Niagara Falls; other reflections on the view; a young woman who fell into the falls; search for a lost pocketbook; broken carriage.
Item 2: Freeman, Hannah Huntington Wolcott to Whitehead, Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott, 1835 Jul 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hannah Huntington Wolcott Freeman writes to her sister Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead with family news from Litchfield; describes her parents in old age and Litchfield in its days of decline.
Folder 17: Goodrich, Chauncey, 1791-1813Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Chauncey Goodrich writes to Frederick Wolcott on Feb 3, 1791 about an opening  of collectorship in Litchfield county urging him to try to obtain it; mentions other possible candidates; family news. Also a letter to Frederick H. Wolcott on Dec 29,1807 about the Embargo Act and complications; and Jan 2,1813 with political and philisophical comments about the War of 1812.
Folder 18: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott, 1780-1795Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Seven letters from Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott to Frederick Wolcott discussing family life and politics.

Several of these were conserved in August, 2009.  Details of treatment are in the accession file.

Item 1: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1786 Dec 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Maryann teases her brother Frederick about his letters; discusses the ball of the previous week; requests a fabric sample; asks him to check on her picture at Doolittle's shop (presumably Amos Doolittle, a CT engraver known to have worked with artist Ralph Earl, who painted Mary Ann's portrait).

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 2: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1789 Nov 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Mary Ann Wolcott Goodrich writes to her brother Frederick to console him over his failed courtship with Miss Van Vleck; details family travels.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 3: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1790 Feb 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Marianne Wolcott Goodrich complains to her brother Frederick that he has not written her; suggests a flute, a pitch plaster, and a pretty wife as cures for crossness, indolence, and headache.  Includes a note from her husband written on the back containing information about the price of a trip to Barbados.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 4: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1791 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Marianne Wolcott Goodrich writes to her brother Frederick Wolcott with medical and dietary advice; family affairs.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 5: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1791 Nov 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Marianne Wolcott Goodrich exchanges family news with her brother, Frederick Wolcott; says if he comes to visit she will help him win the affection of Catherine (Kitty) Wadsworth; electors meet in Middletown; admonishes him for not writing.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 6: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1794 Jan 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich thanks her brother for the letters he sent her during her illness’ regrets she cannot be in Litchfield for the final days of their mother’s life, but her health does not permit it; describes her symptoms in detail and complains about the surgery she underwent.
Item 7: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1795 Feb 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich writes her brother that she had influenza like symptoms; her husband, Chauncey Goodrich, is involved in arbitration proceedings; she will try to come to Litchfield by sleigh.
Folder 19: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott, 1796-1802Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Six letters from Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott to Frederick Wolcott discussing family life and politics.

Several of these were conserved in August, 2009.  Details of treatment are in the accession file.

Item 1: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 Aug 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich complaints to her brother, Frederick Wolcott, about her physical maladies; needles him about his sporadic letter writing.
Item 2: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1797 Sep 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich sympathizes with her brother Frederick and father, Oliver Wolcott, who were ill; conveys family news.
Item 3: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Jan 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich writes her brother Frederick Wolcott about her travel plans; intends to come to Litchfield, but would wait for snow for the sleigh; encourages Frederick to marry; reports of the illness of her sister Laura Wolcott Moseley.
Item 4: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Feb 14Add to your cart.
Writes from Philadelphia where her husband, Chauncey Goodrich, is serving in Congress.  Assures Frederick that she will write often; remembers the recent death of their father; reports on Mr. Goodrich's health; discusses politics and the Griswold/Lyon affair; mentions that their brother Oliver will write regarding a monument for their parents.
Item 5: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1799 Jan 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Marianne Wolcott Goodrich asks her brother Frederick Wolcott to make inquiries about Mr. Miller who has publicly declared his love for Mary Wyllys; believes the two are too young for marriage.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 6: Goodrich, Mary Ann Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick, 1802 Feb 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Marianne Wolcott Goodrich writes her brother Frederick Wolcott about the health of family members; wants to visit Litchfield but fears that lack of snow will prevent travel by sleigh; requests that her brothers Frederick and Oliver visit Hartford; the silver lining in the Jeffersonian victory of 1800 is that Frederick could retire to cultivate his farm.
Folder 20: Gould, James, 1835 Jan 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
James Gould writes a letter of condolence to Frederick Wolcott and his wife Sally Worthington Goodrich Cooke Wolcott after the death of a son of her previous marriage.
Folder 21: Gracie, Archibald Jr., 1819 Jun 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gracie writes to inform Wolcott of the sudden death of Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott Gracie (Wolcott's niece, Gracie's sister-in-law) from an apoplexy.
Folder 22: Gracie, Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott, 1811 Feb 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Humorous letter to her uncle regarding the wedding of his daughter Laura, pieces of cake she sent to Litchfield, and a request that charges be made against Mr. Gibbs, Mr. King, and Mr. Aspenwall for the taking of the cake.
Folder 23: Griffin, George, 1806 Oct 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
George Griffin discusses plans to relocate to New York and requests a letter of introduction to Frederick's brother Oliver who is in that city.
Folder 24: Hitchcock, Samuel, J., 1827 Jul 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hitchcock writes to Wolcott to obtain certified copies of the appointment of John Trowbridge as the guardian of Sarah and Sybil Treat.
Folder 25: Holmes, Uriel, 1810 May 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Uriel Holmes writes Frederick Wolcott regarding plans for music at an Installation; has an attachment against Lynde Lord and would like instruction given to Mr. Cook on when to levy it; requests notice of any news regarding the Western Reserve.
Folder 26: Hosmer, S. Titus, 1798 Apr 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Hosmer writes to Wolcott in search of a manuscript lent to Governor Wolcott by Colonel Samuel Huntington containing documents relating to the Connecticut title over the Susquehanna.
Folder 27: Huntington, Ebenezer, 1808 Oct 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes to request that Frederick Wolcott help him secure the post of the clerk of the superior court of New London.
Folder 28: Huntington, Hannah Huntington, 1812 May 18Add to your cart.
Huntington writes to Elizabeth Reeve to thank her for friendship and condolence following the death of Huntington's daughter Betsey Wolcott.  Requests that Reeve watch over her grandchildren when they are in need.
Folder 29: Huntington, Jabez, 1763, 1776Add to your cart.
Two letters to his son, Joshua Huntington.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez to Huntington, Joshua, 1763 Jul 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Jabez Huntington writes his son Joshua regarding his trade business; advises him to be cautious with money.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez to Huntington, Joshua, 1776 Oct 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes to his son Joshua who is a captain in George Washington’s camp of the Continental Army; expects a battle in East Chester hourly; prays for Joshua's safety; reports of men who went to be inoculation.
Folder 30: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1809, 1812-1813Add to your cart.
Six letters from Huntington to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Nov 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott with family news; questions about female friends in Litchfield; sends birthday wishes to his cousin Betsey Wolcott and other friends; mentions activities in Norwich.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Nov 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about his feelings regarding women and family.  Alludes to romantic interests.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1812 Oct 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott with news about the latter’s family who are visiting Norwich; pleased with the Federalist victory in the Connecticut elections; suspects that De Witt Clinton will not defeat James Madison in the election of 1812 as Vermont voted for Madison.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1813 May 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington expresses satisfaction with the appointment of Chauncey Goodrich (Wolcott's brother-in-law) as the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut; wants Frederick to get him an appointment through Goodrich; forwards a letter requesting Lyman Beecher to preach in Norwich.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1813 May 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of a a protest in Hartford led by Sergeant Samuel Holcomb against Connecticut’s policy in the War of 1812; reports that the war between the United States and England is not popular and will be vigorously prosecuted; Napoleon is fast retreating in the face of Russian troops; mentions the organization of a volunteer corps to help the American war effort; family news.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1813 Oct 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of his arrival in Hartford; health of various friends and family; reports on war activities.
Folder 31: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1814-1815Add to your cart.
Six letters from Huntington to Frederick Wolcott concerning political appointments, the War of 1812, family life, and business matters.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Oct 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about the War of 1812; considers the terms offered by the British at Ghent humiliating; reflects on the dilemma of patriots who oppose the war.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Oct 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes about the issues facing the nation and the state of Connecticut during the last days of the War of 1812; critical of the conduct of the management of the war and the negotiations with the British at Ghent; concerned with the financial stability of Connecticut and fears that the state will not be able to meet its financial obligations in the coming year; wonders about the feasibility of further mobilization.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Oct 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington acknowledges a letter from  Wolcott; asks for his help to secure Ebenezer Huntington command of the state militia.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Nov 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes to thank him for his favor and asks that he assist an acquaintance of his brother in procuring an appointment as a Lieutenant in the new corps.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Oct 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes to Wolcott with news of his wife and daughter Laura, mentions various political events and requests news regarding the wool factory.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Oct 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Frederick Wolcott about state and federal politics and appointments; comments about the pending division of the town of Preston; discusses loan taken by the Wolcotts to finance their factory.
Folder 32: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1823, 1825Add to your cart.
Six letters from Huntington to Frederick Wolcott concerning political affairs, family life, and business matters.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1823 Mar 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about his dying mother.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1823 Mar 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington informs Wolcott of the death of his mother, Hannah Mumford Huntington, the previous evening.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1825 May 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes a lengthy report on state politics; William Bristol won the caucus for the Governorship; Oliver Wolcott came in second; he expects Bristol to decline and Oliver to be at the head of the ticket again; political wrangling as to the nomination of a Senator, the House voted for Calvin Willey, the Senate voted for James Lanman; specifies how the state senators voted in the election for Senate; details appointments for judges and sheriffs in Connecticut counties; facetiously comments about the growth in the numbers of great men seeking office in the state; criticizes the thirst for office; discusses petitions from towns regarding local government; reports on bills regarding Mill River in Fairfield, exemption for students at  Captain Alden Partridge's academy from military service for four years,  providing for widows and family in estates, taxing land of estates, addressing the problem of fraud and insolvency of the deceased;  Sherman’s bill to abolish county courts is unlikely to pass; introduces a bill to protect manufacturing interests; House passed a bill to reorganize the Senate giving the four larger counties three senators and the smaller counties two; expects the young guard of the state’s Democratic party to take over the party and cast off the old guard; reports of the state’s legislature’s discussion of the appropriate salary for school commissioner Seth P. Beers; Judge Asa Chapman wants to continue to serve on the state’s high court, but has the look of a walking corpse.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1825 May 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington notes the slate of candidates for the next election, including Oliver Wolcott, has been approved; reports on campaigning for the office of US Senator and the election of Calvin Willey to the post; the legislature did not approve a bank bill for Sharon.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1825 May 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes about the Judiciary Bill which passed the House.  It would create a new Supreme Court of Errors and abolish the County Courts.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1825 May 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about continuation of the Judiciary Bill to the next session, and that the Sharon Canal Bank was rejected for the third time.
Folder 33: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1826Add to your cart.
Seven letters to Frederick Wolcott about state politics, family affairs, and business.  First of three folders from 1826.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about a parade to honor Connecticut’s governor Oliver Wolcott in Hotckisstown; an entertaining description of the ceremony; Lyman Beecher delivered a moving ceremony in New Haven explaining that the creation of the United States is God’s way of extending his blessings to the world; legislature discusses Nathan Smith as the successor to the late Asa Champan and other political news.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes about maneuvering for offices in the state legislature and various appointments in the judicial department; mentions that he will forward a copy of Lyman Beecher's sermon after it is printed.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes about district judge appointments; notes a committee appointed to look into the conduct of the Eagle & Derby Banks.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington outlines political maneuvering in the Connecticut Legislature; a caucus is meeting to nominate a candidate for governor; reports of judicial appointments; initiative for redistricting the states’ judicial system into circuits; a committee is formed to examine the examine the Derby and Eagle Bank.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington provides details about the Connecticut legislature; caucuses to nominate state and federal office holders; young members of the Toleration Party are trying to exercise greater influence; discusses the nomination of judges; mentions various bills under consideration.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott of political maneuvers in the Connecticut legislature over the nomination of candidates for governorship, US senator, and district judge; competition between the New Haven canal proprietors and the Connecticut River Company over development plans; a proposal to raise wages of representatives of the lower house to those in the Senate was rejected; Sheffield residents will decide whether the mill dam is a nuisance.
Item 7: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington encloses payment for Wolcott’s submission of expenses for the Superior Court and explains correction in amount; discusses nominations of Judges and their salaries; explains various bills before the House and Senate and prospects for their passing; decries the state of office seeking; relays details regarding the Eagle and Derby bank scandals.
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Seven letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding family news and politics.  The second of three folders from 1826.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington outlines politics at the Connecticut legislature; contest between Samuel A. Foot and William Bristol over the US Senate seat; reports of the status of various bills; discusses the candidacy of Oliver Wolcott for governor; Captain Alden Partridges’ cadets are in town and impressed the public.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes about state politics; William Bristol, the Federalists’ candidate, was selected to the represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate by the state’s Senate and Samuel Foot, the republican candidate, was chosen by state’s House of Representatives; Charles Willson Peale has come to New Haven trying to sell another portrait of Washington, but Huntington is not impressed by it; Captain Alden Partridge and his cadets are in New Haven where they are receiving a “cordial and handsome reception”; Partridge and his cadets will be coming to Litchfield in September and the town is to treat them similarly; Newgate prison will be moved to Wethersfield where the inmates will be employed in brick-making; no new banks will be incorporated in the current session without exempting the private property of the stock-holders; a group from Norwich is applying for incorporation of an iron company aided by an investment.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington provides details about politics at the Connecticut Legislature; Newgate prison is abolished and the state will erect a new jail in Wethersfield; Samuel A. Foot is likely to win the Senate seat; reports of other office seeking and writes cynically comments about the number of supposedly great men who boast of their qualifications; discusses the failure of the Eagle and Derby Bank; the legislature will not charter new banks this session; the building of the canal in Hamden is progressing; discuss the contest between the New Haven Canal Company and the Connecticut River Company over the building of the canal; longs to leave the legislature and join the Wolcott’s at their home; does not go to social occasions and therefore cannot inform the girls of the latest fashion.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of activities of the State Legislature in New Haven.  Gives report of the failure of the Federalists to get a single measure passed and details politicking for upcoming elections and appointments.  Discusses pending bills for the incorporation of churches, town tax collection; exemption of private property of stockholders when corporations fail; school fund; lotteries; liquor licenses and exempting wives from arrest or imprisonment on account of the debts of their husbands.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of the proceedings at the state legislature meeting in New Haven; reports on the status of the proposal for the new state house in New Haven; political maneuvering for positions; discussions of  shareholders liability in manufacturing companies, the Groton Monument Association, the Eagle Bank, salaries of judges and the boundaries of towns and counties; reflects on the political standing of Oliver Wolcott.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes from New Haven about proceedings at the state legislature; upcoming report of the Eagle Bank committee will recommend suspending banking privileges; regulations for manufacturing corporations; appointments for judges and nominations for state and Federal offices; conflict between the river company and the New Haven canal company is going to be presented at the legislature; the town of Madison has been carved out of Guilford.
Item 7: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of proceedings at the state legislature meeting in New Haven; reports of banking committees have been submitted; discussion of an appointment of a state superintendent of banking; a committee to inquire into the conduct of Sheriff John L. Lewis (who allowed the directors of the Eagle Bank to avoid prison without bail) is formed; appointment of judges and politicking for office; Lyman Beecher’s sermon has been published; the Quinebaug canal is incorporated.
Folder 35: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1826Add to your cart.
Six letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding family news and politics.  The third of three folders from 1826.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on politics and balloting in the Connecticut Legislature; assembly to address improvements of the Connecticut River; forwards a copy of the Act of Vermont and of Lyman Beecher's election sermon; refers to corporate influence of canal companies; committee to investigate conduct of Sheriff John L. Lewis is to meet the following afternoon; Committee on the School fund wish to increase the salary of Seth P. Beers; lottery applications for Middletown Academy; reports ballot results; explains the need for higher salaries for judges in order to keep William Bristol and Nathan Smith on the bench; reports debate to exclude sheep from the tax lists and debate over location of the Newgate Prison.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes Wolcott about his trip to New Haven and the discussions and appointments in the Connecticut Legislature; mentions lack of rain along the way from Litchfield to New Haven; Reports that the republicans of Litchfield County have selected nominees for Congress; Legislature discusses the location for the Newgate Prison; debates the salaries for justices; considers bills for economic development; rejects rechartering new banks; establishes procedure for handling the estate of debtors.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on actions of the legislature: Senate have passed Act incorporating Quinebaug Bank with a canal to be located at Norwich and a committee named to distribute stock; reports on Hartford County's nominations for state representatives; laments the resignation of Judge William Bristol and Nathan Smith's decline of the appointment as Judge of Superior Court; report on Sheriff John L. Lewis's conduct to be presented; House is addressing the Connecticut River question; Senate is addressing military appointments; complains about politicking and reports of speculation on new appointments to fill judicial vacancies.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 May 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Provides additional details of balloting in the state legislature; House will add to Seth P. Beers salary as Commissioner of the School Fund; speculates on the outcome of continuing balloting; reports on appointments in other towns; divorce law addressed; resolution introduced to remove Sheriff John L. Lewis from office.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 June 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Laments the state of politics; reports that he does not believe David Daggett will receive the nomination for judge and of political maneuvering surrounding the appointments; reports a private rumor (which he discounts) that judge Jeremiah Gates Brainard will be removed for "incapacity"; charter of the Derby Bank has been repealed; reports on other votes taken on various issue and lists the appointees from Litchfield County.
Item 6: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1826 June 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports with pleasure that the House and Senate have concurred on the appointment of David Daggett as Judge of the Superior Court; provides the balloting tally.
Folder 36: Huntington, Jabez Williams, 1829, 1832, 1834Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding family news and politics written from Washington, D.C. while he was serving in Congress.
Item 1: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1829 Dec 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington thanks Wolcott for his condolences on the death of unidentified woman; philosophizes about God, life, and death; criticizes Andrew Jackson’s intentions regarding the Supreme Court and the Bank of the United States and predicts a political storm.
Item 2: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1829Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks for recent correspondence; requests details of court proceedings; mentions subjects to soon appear before the house which include Native Americans, public lands, the judiciary, and the presidential elections; speculates on upcoming appointments and the status of the judicial branch; expects the charter for the Bank of the United States will expire.
Item 3: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1832 Apr 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses candidates for office and the possibility of his being nominated for a judgeship; mentions that the trial of the Houston is progressing slowly.
Item 4: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1832 Dec 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends payment for a slip; calls the President's message "the most extraordinary document which he has ever signed"; mentions concessions to the South; confidence in the Bank of the US to be destroyed; public lands to be given to "all needy adventurers from every corner of the globe"; states that those who act together to preserve the union will not be "overawed wtih fear" and will sustain it as far as they can effect it and with it the interests in which they have contended for years; expects Vice President John C. Calhoun to be appointed to the Senate in place of Senator Robert Hayne who was elected Governor.
Item 5: Huntington, Jabez Williams to Wolcott, Frederick, 1834 June 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Laments that he has nothing to report which would restore public confidence in the business of the Country; expects that the present bank will not be renewed nor will Congress charter a new one; discussion of banking committee resolutions is doubtful; compliments the style of Connecticut's resolutions which will be presented at the first opportunity.
Folder 37: Huntington, Joshua, 1807-1815Add to your cart.
Six letters to Frederick Wolcott from his father-in-law.
Item 1: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Apr 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntington writes of an upcoming visit to Litchfield; discusses politics; Federalists have gained support and will be in control of the legislature.
Item 2: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Mar 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports that the County Court Judges have consented to removed the courthouse from Norwich and relocate it in the parish of Chelsey; several towns and his part of Norwich have petitioned the State Legislature to reverse this decision; requests Wolcott's influence over his friends in the Legislature to have the petition granted; reports on Wolcott's son Joshua who is visiting; gives family news.
Item 3: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1812 May 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Laments the loss of his daughter and Wolcott's wife, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott.  Requests Wolcott visit during the next session of the Assembly.
Item 4: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1813 Mar 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends a letter with Uriah Tracy who is returning to Litchfield to see James Gould to provide Wolcott with news concerning his children; sends some of his daughter's belongings and oranges; reports of illness in town; plans to make a visit.
Item 5: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1813 Oct 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on activities at Wolcott's factory; fourteen pieces of cloth were finished; encloses some cloth; requests information about activities of the Assembly.  (The cloth mentioned is not part of the collection)
Item 6: Huntington, Joshua to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Jun 12Add to your cart.
Comments on Wolcott's choice of a second wife; thinks it will be beneficial to Wolcott's happiness and to his children; approves of Wolcott's choice of Mrs. Cook; request that the same friendly intercourse will continue within their family.
Folder 38: Huntington, Joshua, 1816-1819Add to your cart.
Three letters to his granddaughter Maryann Goodrich Wolcott.
Item 1: Huntington, Joshua to Whitehead, Maryann Goodrich Wolcott, 1816 Mar 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks his granddaughter for her letter; advises her on her education; reports on friends and family in Litchfield and her sister Laura who is with him.
Item 2: Huntington, Joshua to Whitehead, Maryann Goodrich Wolcott, 1818 Nov 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Advises his granddaughter on religious matters; encloses money for her use.
Item 3: Huntington, Joshua to Whitehead, Maryann Goodrich Wolcott, 1819 Feb 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mentions Maryann's attendance at her cousin's wedding; asks that she repay the kindness of friends and family with whom she stays in New York; sends money for her use.
Folder 39: Huntington, Zachariah, 1815Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding family matters and politics.  Reports the death of Hannah Huntington Huntington (Frederick's first mother-in-law).
Item 1: Huntington, Zachariah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Feb 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Zachariah Huntington reports on the health of the family and comments on the political state of the country.
Item 2: Huntington, Zachariah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Feb 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Zachariah Huntington reports the death of Hannah Huntington Huntington (Frederick's first mother-in-law).
Folder 40: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott, 1825-1834Add to your cart.
Six letters to John Peter Jackson.
Item 1: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1825 Oct 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses disappointment that Jackson will not come to Litchfield to accompany his sisters home from their term at the Litchfield Female Academy but happiness that he will accompany them on their return; mentions that his sisters room with Dr. [Daniel] Sheldon near the school; details of a suitor of her sister Mary Ann; remarks that [Origen Storrs] Seymour, [Ebenezer] Jessup, Jr, and [Selah B.] Treat.
Item 2: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1826 Mar 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Expresses enjoyment of correspondence; reports deep mud that makes travel difficult; reports on family and friends including those admitted to the church; reports that Dr. Beecher gave his farewell sermon and that reports indicate his situation in Boston will not be more agreeable than Litchfield; sarcastically laments the departure of Mr. [Isaiah] Bunce, publisher of the Litchfield newspaper the American Eagle, for New Haven.
Item 3: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1826 Apr 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Courtship letter expressing affection; value of correspondence; details of Miss Pierce's school exhibition, graducation, and ball.  Mentions Misses Lothrop, Hubbel, and Clark and describes Mr. Pickett.
Item 4: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1826 Aug 31Add to your cart.
Mentions Jackson's recent letter; is sorry to hear of his poor health and teases him to come to Litchfield for pure air; reports of bridges being washed away in the rain and delayed mail; her brother Huntington has returned home and will attempt to visit Jackson upon his return to New York; mentions visits from Litchfield Law School Students Shaffer and Waldburg.
Item 5: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1832 Sep 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives family news; invites him to bring his parents to Litchfield; many strangers are about town; comments on cholera in NJ; their diet includes green corn and apples.
Item 6: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott to Jackson, John P., 1834 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Writes from Litchfield; happy to hear he will join her there soon; reports on a scandal involving her sister Hannah's fiance Rev. Frederick Freedman; details visitoirs including Truman Smith; gives news of children; attended the exhibition at the Female Academy ; requests that he bring a lilac bush and a sweet smelling shrub when he comes to Litchfield; reports that the wedding will be on Tuesday.
Folder 41: Jackson, John P., 1825 Oct 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott Jackson from Newark, NJ.  Thanks her for a recent letter; proposes that they correspond more frequently; expressions of love; refers to his studies.
Folder 42: Lane, Marian, 1805 Jan 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Betsey Huntington Wolcott regarding a courtship between Mr. Shepard and an unnamed party.
Folder 43: Lyman, Daniel, 1819 Nov 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott from Providence RI regarding the subject of manufacturers.  Believes congress must offer relief to domestic manufacturers if they are to be competitive with foreign trade; feels public sentiment is on their side; would like the different states to act together.
Folder 44: Lyman, Joseph, 1811 Mar 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter regarding a deed Lyman would like Wolcott to deliver to Uriel Holmes and related business.
Folder 45: Mason, J., 1822 Dec 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding the purchase of his factory and various legal requirements and delays; requests the written opinions of James Gould and Asa Bacon.
Folder 46: Mason, Robert M. (Robert Means), 1830 Oct 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Huntington Wolcott written on a bill of lading for half a barrel of flour which he is sending him.  Expresses concern for Wolcott's health; includes a recipe given by his landlady for buckwheat cakes.
Folder 47: Mitchell, Stephen Mix, 1795 Dec 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding Mitchell's son Walter who is to study law with Tapping Reeve.  Requests that his son can live with Wolcott and be under his direction; request that he attend no assemblies or dancing.
Folder 48: Mitchell, Walter, 1810 Mar 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter of congratulations to Frederick Wolcott for his nomination as Candidate for the Council; assures Wolcott of the propriety of holding the office concurrently with other offices.
Folder 49: Quincy, Josiah, 1806 Jun 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott requesting his company at dinner and asks that Mr. Goodrich and Col. Huntington join them.
Folder 50: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, 1836 Jan 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to her sister Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead wishing her a happy new year; describes a new painting of her father Frederick Wolcott; remarks that Henry Tallmadge and his daughters were enthusiastic about the portrait and that Tallmadge and his wife were outlined by Waldo for their portraits; gives other family news.
Folder 51: Reeve, Tapping, 1811 May 13Add to your cart.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding the method of court reporting.
Folder 52: Shaw, Henry, 1819 Dec 7Add to your cart.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding the exchange of notes.  Wolcott holds a note against an acquaintance of Shaw, and Shaw holds a note against a Connecticut resident.  He proposes that they exchange notes.
Folder 53: Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott), 1820-1823Add to your cart.
Three letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding legal matters.
Item 1: Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott) to Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 Aug 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter regarding a case being argued by Cyrus Swan involving courts in New York; requests Wolcott send the case file.
Item 2: Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott) to Wolcott, Frederick, 1822 Feb 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter reporting on an upcoming case; gives plans for coming to Litchfield.
Item 3: Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott) to Wolcott, Frederick, 1823 Jan 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports that he must go to Boston to take his son James, who has fallen into a state of derangement, to a doctor Chaplin of Cambridge; is unclear when he will return and states that Wolcott's case will have to be argued by Mr. Huntington and Mr. Daggett.
Folder 54: Smith, John Cotton, 1794-1796Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding legal issues and election results.
Item 1: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1794 Feb 28Add to your cart.
Requests a copy of a writ be sent charging the fees to Smith.
Item 2: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1794 Mar 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
References request for writ of the previous day and asks for a duplicate copy; makes note of a speech by Uriah Tracy.
Item 3: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1795 Apr 15Add to your cart.
Requests alias execution for which he encloses an original; reports election results.
Item 4: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1795 Apr 30Add to your cart.
Returns files he took from the previous court session which require executions; requests that they be forwarded by next post with the exception of one he wishes be demanded of Thomas Grannis.
Item 5: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Received Wolcott's letter regarding the warrants of Governor Jay and the lieutenant governor; remarks that a delinquent involved may be apprehended at Dover.
Folder 55: Smith, John Cotton, 1798-1836Add to your cart.
Six letters to Frederick Wolcott regarding politics and legal matters.
Item 1: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Mar 16Add to your cart.
Smith sends enclosures omitted from prior correspondence; mentions a letter from congressman John Allen regarding a proposal to arm merchant vessels and the Democrats desire to impose an embargo; laments faction in public office and politics in general; includes remarks about the French.
Item 2: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Jun 14Add to your cart.
Recommends a remedy for rheumatism.
Item 3: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Feb 19Add to your cart.
Requests a meeting of "the Council" at the Council Chamber in Hartford.
Item 4: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Jul 18Add to your cart.
Item 5: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Requests a meeting of "the Council" at the Council Chamber in Hartford to discuss troops for the defense of the state.
Item 6: Smith, John Cotton to Wolcott, Frederick, 1836 May 20Add to your cart.
Received Wolcott's letter; arrangements have been made for supply of the Pulpit; his wife was attacked with bilious remitting fever but is recovering; agrees with Wolcott in his wish for an interview; requests his regards be presented to Mrs. Reeve [Elizabeth] and Miss Ogden [Amelia].
Folder 56: Stiles, Elizabeth Cook, 1817 Dec 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead from her step-sister and an unidentified Aunt.  Stiles writes about family matters; describes an elegant dinner at Aunt Huntington's including turkey, ham, chicken, Carolina potatoes, puddings, custards, etc..  Her aunt expresses delight that Mary Ann has a crimson crepe as a reward for improvement; mentions the death of a woman with six children; gives other family news.
Folder 57: Stone, William, 1816 May 15Add to your cart.
Reports results from elections for Judge of Probate.  Though he had relied on the support of Solomon Everet he finds that Everet has himself been appointed; hopes to at least have the offer of a clerkship.
Folder 58: Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1796, 1808Add to your cart.
Two letters regarding politics.
Item 1: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 May 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Philadelphia regarding his horses; mentions that the House of Representatives have determined to carry the B. Treaty into effect; requests congratulations be given to John Allen and the federalists.
Item 2: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Apr 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes from Washington to acknowledge Wolcott's correspondence containing election results; suppose an increase in federal strength; remarks that the recent political campaign has been as severe as anything he experienced during the Revolutionary War; likens politics to war; intends to forward seven pamphlets; notes the death of Mr. Crowninshield [Jacob].
Folder 59: Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1810Add to your cart.
Two letters regarding local property and politics.
Item 1: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Oct 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tallmadge writes from Litchfield to Wolcott in New Haven.  Forwards a letter from General Wadsworth regarding the sale of property; notes that family and friends are well.
Item 2: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Dec 21Add to your cart.
Forwards Gallatin's report which gives a fiscal report of the country; expresses concern that new policies will lead to ruin; reports on Madison taking possession of West Florida; requests that Wolcott retrieve his cider from West Hartford.
Folder 60: Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1811Add to your cart.
Two letters written from Washington regarding political matters and personal financial matters.
Item 1: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 Nov 18Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D. C.; reports on various tax issues; requests information about who will join him in paying taxes on Connecticut Western Reserve land; asks that Wolcott pay seven dollars to Mrs. Tallmadge for two volumes of Scott's Bible; remarks on the discord in Congress; mentions the two new Supreme Court justices, Mr. Duvall and Mr. Story.
Item 2: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 Dec 10Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D.C. Received Wolcott's letter and enclosure of account of taxes; believes charges are erroneous and requests Wolcott look over his Deeds of Connecticut Western Reserve Lands; notes that Wolcott is selling his land to Mr. Sandford and requests that his small plots be included in the sale; reports that Congress anticipates war but he does not believe they are serious in making war upon Great Britain; there is no experienced statesman from Great Britain in the U.S.; rejoices that Betsey Wolcott's health is returning; inquires about sale of pews from the meeting house.
Folder 61: Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1812Add to your cart.
Three letters from Washington regarding politics, legal services, and personal matters.
Item 1: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1812 Jan 7Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D.C. to thank Wolcott for agreeing to sell land in the Connecticut Western Reserve to Mr. Sanford; includes a list of his lands at the end of the letter which General Wadsworth has paid taxes on for Wolcott and Tallmadge; believes the list to be incomplete; reports on activities of the House of Representatives including the passage of an additional army bill for which the Connecticut delegation voted no; mentions that John C. Calhoun who studied law in Litchfield is very vocal for a young member and is among the ardent men who urge war, which Tallmadge believes to be in folly.
Item 2: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, Jan 17 1812Add to your cart.
Writes from Washington, D.C.  Notes the receipt of a letter from General Wadsworth including correspondence for Wolcott which he forwards; requests a list of all lands owned by him in the Western Reserve when Wolcott finishes compiling it.  Reports a message from President Madison which included correspondence between Misters Foster and Monroe; from hearing it read once Tallmadge thought it a "clumsy performance"; details a conversation with the British Minister on the subject; believes the majority would go to war if they had the money or the men.
Item 3: Tallmadge, Benjamin to Wolcott, Frederick, 1812 Mar 16Add to your cart.
Reports on possible sale of Connecticut Western Reserve land; would like to convey land to Judge Kirtland; requests Wolcott prepare a deed.
Folder 62: Tracy, Uriah, 1796-1798Add to your cart.
Four letters, three to Frederick Wolcott and one to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797).
Item 1: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 Sep 12Add to your cart.
Tracy writes from Hartford; reports that a sword for Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) will be sent by post but if it does not arrive in time to take his; will not attend commencement; gives directions for where Governor Wolcott should walk in the ceremony.
Item 2: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Oliver, 1797 Nov 22Add to your cart.
Tracy writes to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) from Philadelphia that after a long wait enough Senators have arrived to begin sessions; sends wishes for the recovery of Wolcott's health.
Item 3: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1797 Nov 29Add to your cart.
Encloses the President's speech, Senate's answer and his reply; envoys are in Paris and are well received though the French have arrived to the "Revolutionary Pitch"; reports that all is well with Frederick's brother Oliver; requests news of their father's health; sends respects to Maryann Wolcott Goodrich; expresses his wish to be with Frederick and Maryann at their fireside as opposed to in the city.
Item 4: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Writes from Philadelphia with thanks for correspondence; explains process of military appointments and forwards Wolcott's appointment to the adjutant general; thanks Wolcott for political information; mentions Collier and the climate in Connecticut; hopes for no "Jacobinic counsels" to prosper; reports on the French capture of West Florida.
Folder 63: Tracy, Uriah, 1799, 1806Add to your cart.
Three letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1799 Dec 11Add to your cart.
Tracy writes from Philadelphia to thank Wolcott for his letter.  Sends a swatch of fabric for an opinion on whether it would be a good choice for a suit of clothes; has sent the President's speech to Mr. Gould; reports on Litchfield friends; sends respects to Mr. Huntington.
Item 2: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1799 Dec 18Add to your cart.
Tracy has shipped a bill of cloth via New Haven; requests Wolcott write to Mr. Chauncey with directions for sending the trunk; gives instructions for band boxes and toys he has enclosed for Mrs. Tracy and his children George and Caroline and muffs for neighbors; apologizes for the trouble; details request for buttons as the button maker he knew has gone to Jerusalem in anticipation of Napoleon liberating it from the "infidel Turks."
Item 3: Tracy, Uriah to Wolcott, Frederick, 1806 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Requests Wolcott send a copy of an execution in his name against Nathaniel Brace of Harwinton.  Reports his health has better than last winter but that he is scarcely able to attend sessions and to write to his wife weekly; requests Wolcott's opinion on the Freeman's meeting in April and whether he must be in Litchfield to vote; requests opinion on political matters and election; states that his only letters from the state have been from his wife who, while correct in sentiment, is limited in party knowledge.  Notes that they are in the dark about events in Europe; await word of Napoleon's movements; states that the Democrats "really seem to me to be cursed of God with a loss of what little understanding the poor devils ever had."  Refers to Jefferson as "Tom the ram cat" and concludes that they must wait for details.
Folder 64: Tomlinson, Gideon, 1837 Jan 7Add to your cart.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott referencing a receipt for a subscription to the National Intellengencer.
Folder 65: Troup, Robert, 1827 June 16Add to your cart.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott forwarding a letter addressed to Seth P. Beers, Commissioner of the School Fund. Requests that Wolcott read, seal, direct and forward the letter.  The letter is not included.
Folder 66: Trumbull, Jonathan, 1798, 1805Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Trumbull, Jonathan to Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Feb 28Add to your cart.
Governor Trumbull thanks Wolcott for information regarding Reverend Azel Backus preaching the election sermon; in light of Backus thinking himself released from the obligation he has procured the Reverend Lyman Strong of Chatham in the even that Backus refuses; notes that he has also written to Backus on the subject.
Item 2: Trumbull, Jonathan to Wolcott, Frederick, 1805 Oct 14Add to your cart.
Writes to Wolcott regarding his not being reappointed as a Commissioner on Turnpike Roads.  Trumbull did not feel that it was a reflection on Wolcott's performance but rather the impression that it was inconvenient for him to hold the office and that he would prefer Sheriff Landon to receive the appointment.
Folder 67: Unknown, 1744 Nov 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Top half of a love letter to "Molly" donated with other Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) papers.
Folder 68: Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen, 1819 Dec 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott regarding rumors of impropriety on the part of the author, Judge Van Ness and Elisha Williams in relation to the incorporation of the Bank of the U.S.  Van Rensselaer requests that Wolcott converse with his brother Oliver regarding the charges and obtain a statement of the propriety and correctness of their actions.
Folder 69: Wadsworth, James, 1815, 1820Add to your cart.
Three letters regarding wool manufacturing.
Item 1: Wadsworth, James to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Jan 13Add to your cart.
Wadsworth reports on his flock of sheep and process of perfecting the wool; he does not wish to hire out the manufacturing as he wishes to apply the proceeds of his operation to a large debt owed to Daniel Wadsworth of Hartford; lists prices of recent sales; would like to do business with Wolcott if he offers fair prices.
Item 2: Wadsworth, James to Wolcott, Frederick, 1815 Apr 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Responds to Wolcott's letter of March.  States that he is as yet unable to determine a fair price for the coming season's wool; feels that Wolcott will be pleased with the quality and will give him first offer.
Item 3: Wadsworth, James to Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 May 15Add to your cart.
Writes to Wolcott on behalf of Samuel F. Mills in regard to a petition that Mills intends to present to the Connecticut Legislature to have a lot released from a mortgage.  Gives a character reference for Mills and asks Frederick to apply to his brother, the governor, for his assistance.
Folder 70: Ward, Artemus, 1776 Jul 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Joshua Huntington conveying orders from General Washington to provide vessels sufficient to transport five regiments; reports that two additional regiments are suffering from small pox and not yet able to march; will forward four hundred barrels of powder by the last regiment which Washington wishes to be deposited in some safe place in Norwich.
Folder 71: Whetmore, Izrahiah, 1797 May 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Whetmore writes to Governor Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) to request that North Stratford (now Trumbull) be permitted to be removed from the town of Stratford in order to have their own public services and representation in the legislature.

Conserved 10/2009.

Folder 72: Whitehead, Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott, 1816 Jan 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to her father Frederick Wolcott from New York reporting on her agreeable situation with her cousin Laura Wolcott Gibbs; states that her teacher is pleased with her progress and believes her to be a good scholar; says she has declined all invitations to balls and parties believing it to be against her parents wishes; notes that she hasn't so much as read a novel since arriving in New York.
Folder 73: Whitehead, Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott, 1831, 1837Add to your cart.
Two letters to her brother, Frederick H. Wolcott.
Item 1: Whitehead, Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick Henry, 1831 Apr 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mary Ann writes to her brother to give details of their sister Laura's wedding to Robert G. Rankin.  Reports that they all wished he were there; notes that Laura was a beautiful bride and gives a description of her dress (now in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York); requests that Frederick be careful of his health; details their father's work in the garden; notes that the parlor and dining room have been papered and painted; teases him about a pretty girl.
Item 2: Whitehead, Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott to Wolcott, Frederick Henry, 1837 Jul 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her brother for his letter; asks him to take care of his health; notes that the decease of their father can only be fully realized in Litchfield, states "I did not know how entirely dependent for happiness I was on Papa, till since his removal."  Remarks that their father had taken comfort in none of his children behaving dishonorably; gives other family news.
Folder 74: Whitney, Eli, 1816 May 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott requesting that he permit Marcia B. Coke, Whitney's niece, to call on him in the event that she is in need of a friend or advice; reports that she is 14 years of age and will be boarding with a daughter of Mr. Staples at Mrs. Smith's while they attend the Litchfield Female Academy.
Folder 75: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard, 1828Add to your cart.
Six letters to Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead concerning family news and entertainments.  Gives details of social occasions, deaths, marriages, etc.  One is dated 1828, the others appear to be from the same time period but do not have a year noted.
Item 1: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828 Mar 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dorothy writes to her niece, Maryanne G. Wolcott, apologizes for the lateness of her response.  Writes about Maryanne's cousins and her studies and life in New York City, and gives her religious advice. 

The year is not marked but is assumed to be 1828.

Item 2: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828 Mar 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Dorothy writes to her niece, Maryanne G. Wolcott, apologizes for the lateness of her response.  Gives details of the wedding of a friend Cornelia, and reports on the health of family and friends.
Item 3: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828 May 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dorothy writes to her nieces, thanks them for their sympathy in the death of her friends.  She gives religious advice and instructs them on how to behave for their new mother Sally Worthington Cooke and her children.  Jabez Huntington writes a few lines of affection for the girls, expressing desire to see them.

Year is not given but is assumed to be 1828.

Item 4: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828 Oct 30, 1828 Oct 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes news of various family members and friends.  Gives details of a robbery at Deacon Cleveland's shop.
Item 5: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828 Dec 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dorothy writes to her niece, Maryanne G. Wolcott, thanks her for writing.  She writes about the visit of Maryanne's sister Laura Wolcott Moseley and gives news of various family members and friends.  Includes a few lines to Laura regarding the visit.

The year is not included, but is presumed to be 1828.

Item 6: Williams, Dorothy Huntington Leonard to Wolcott, Maryanne G., 1828Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Dorothy writes to her niece, Maryanne G. Wolcott about Maryanne's recovery from a recent illness.  Dorothy gives her niece religious advice and news of family and friends in Litchfield.

The date is not included, but is presumed to be 1828.

Folder 76: Williams, Thomas Scott, 1831 Oct 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott requesting legal advise about filing suits in Connecticut courts.
Folder 77: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, undatedAdd to your cart.
Wrapper, letter to Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead, and letter to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, undatedAdd to your cart.
Wrapper for letters from Betsey Huntington Wolcott, undated, labeled by Frederick Wolcott, "Letters from Mrs. Betsey Wolcott to Frederick Wolcott.  The dear woman died April 2d. 1812 at 4 o'clock am."
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Letter to her daughter requesting that she write, and that she mind her grandparents and not eat sweets.  Asks her to be kind to her sister and gives news of her other children.
Item 3: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Partial letter reporting on the health of the children; asks about prospects for obtaining "a girl" as help; gives plans for returning home.
Folder 78: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1801, 1803Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott in 1801, one written from Norwich and one from Litchfield, and three letters written in 1803, two from Norwich and one from Litchfield.
Item 1: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1801 Feb 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Norwich with news of her visit; mentions the family dined at Mr. Howlands; would like to know how he and the children are doing in her absence; makes note of a fire at a store and a sermon given at the court house.
Item 2: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1801 May 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter from Litchfield with local news.  The town is in need of rain.  Dr. Dwight is there to preach; says she has never heard a more charming speaker.  She has had the Beechers and Reeves for tea; mentions sermons of Backus and Camp.  Requests Frederick find their son a Morocco Jockey and a piece of linen as well as a piece of cloth to make a suit for their son.  Mr. Smith has been papering and painting their East Room, would like to know if it is possible to get a proper paper for their North room.
Item 3: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1803 May 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes that she had written earlier in the week but that the letter was returned to her; the children have grown fat; Mary Ann is considered to be extraordinary and Hanna is healthy, weights 16 pounds; will leave Mary Ann with her parents despite her unwillingness to part with the child; mentions the ill health of Mrs. Wolcott, presumably Elizabeth Stoughton, the wife of Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; makes plans for hiring a girl to help with the children if they could afford it; gives family news and local gossip.
Item 4: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1803 May 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has the opportunity to write by Mrs. Lanman; hopes to hear from him soon; notes health of the children; gives plans for returning home.
Item 5: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1803 May 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inquire about his health and that of her daughter; Mrs. Wolcott (Elizabeth Stoughton) is still unwell; requests he purchase coffee and tea for her.
Folder 79: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1805-1806Add to your cart.
Four letters written from Norwich with family news.
Item 1: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1805 Oct 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes the receipt of his letter; gives details about returning to Litchfield and leaving one of the children with her parents; writes about the school Mary Ann is attending.
Item 2: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1806 Jun 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes about the children; gives news for Miss Culver about her son; notes social visits; requests that he write her with news of Litchfield; remarks that it has been a year since Mary Floyd Tallmadge's death and that her loss will never be made up.
Item 3: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1806 Jun 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that the children are well except the baby who has a cold; would like to know details concerning her return.
Item 4: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1806 Nov 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The post master put her letter of the previous week in his pocket and failed to mail it; confirms plans to return; asks that he purchase flannel, shoes for the baby, and a muff; longs to have a school to send the children to; notes Joshua Huntington's sermon.
Folder 80: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1807, 1809Add to your cart.
Three letters from Norwich and Litchfield with local and family news.
Item 1: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Oct 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that she received his letters; gives instruction for domestic concerns; Mary Ann is attending school but Hannah cannot be compelled to go as she wishes to attend in Litchfield; rejoices that Miss Collins will keep in their street; notes death of Joshua Lathrop; notes the scheduled execution of a man at New London, that it is a "painful thing"; asks for news of the awakening; gives details of their feast.
Item 2: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 May 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that all children are well except the baby who is teething; gives details of visiting and family life; notes having been at meeting all day; sends some musk mellon seeds and pepper.
Item 3: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Oct 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Will send a letter via Mrs. Lanman; children are well excepting Frederick who appears better this morning and looks for "Papa." Mentions a  visit to her cousin Jabez Huntington (1767-1848) whose wife Mary Landon Huntington died the previous month; notes his melancholy state and that of his children who were also unwell; makes plans for returning to Litchfield.
Item 4: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Oct 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks him and cousin Jabez for writing; laments not being home to visit Nancy Bradley who is very unwell; believes Frederick will be gratified by hearing the sermon on the death of Governor Trumbull; Frederick continues to be unwell.
Folder 81: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810-1811Add to your cart.
Five letters from Norwich and Litchfield with local and family news.
Item 1: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 May 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Was happy to hear from Frederick; notes a visit from Colonel and Mrs. Tallmadge; the garden is planted and the sheep have been driven up; would like his assistance in developing a plan for return; the Beechers are at the Reeve's, Mr. Reeve calls on her nearly every day; Children have all had colds; remarks on Mr. Beecher's sermon; requests that he find her handkerchiefs; gives further report on the garden.
Item 2: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jun 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Remarks on their separation due to visiting and business; would like Frederick to bring a carpet sample for her to have matched for covering the addition; gives plans for her return; notes his letter and comments on their new china.
Item 3: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jun 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Received his letter; remarks on domestic matters; reports on things she has heard of Marino sheep and the factory near Norwich, suggests Frederick have their wool manufactured there.
Item 4: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 Oct 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that though weak, she is feeling somewhat better; strictly adheres to a diet; the babe (Laura) has slept through the night twice and is in better health; advises the Governor to see their doctor.
Item 5: Wolcott, Betsey Huntington to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 Nov 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports that her health is improving; requests that Mrs. Reeve excuse her from writing as she has nothing to communicate; provides instructions for domestic matters, including that he may dismiss the "black girl" as Mrs. Reeve reported that the Calvin girl was ready to come.
Folder 82: Wolcott, Frederick, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two letters to his wife, Betsey Huntington Wolcott, regarding family affairs and his situation.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
He writes via Mr. A. Smith to inform her that he is pleasantly situated with Mr. Moseley's family and his health is good.  Gives details of invitations and business.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wolcott reports Litchfield gossip, notes that the lightening struck the rod of the Meetinghouse and that of Ephraim Kirby and notes "two places very unalike."  Asks that his little girl not learn "democratic tricks" and reports that he longs to be with his family.  The top third of the letter is missing.
Folder 83: Wolcott, Frederick, 1792 Apr 10Add to your cart.
Writes to Major Lyman giving orders to report to Colonel Skinner's residence to determine a date and time for the upcoming regimental review.
Folder 84: Wolcott, Frederick, 1789 Sep 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter written from New Lebanon Springs to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) reporting that Mary Ann Wolcott Goodrich is recovering.  Notes that she has not used laudanum but three times and that she has not had diarrhea.  They bathe twice daily and drink plentifully from the waters.  Provides details of the resort and various cures resulting from the water.
Folder 85: Wolcott, Frederick, 1790Add to your cart.
Two letters to Henry Van Schaack.  Forwards a report from the secretary of the treasury on public debt; gives family news; expresses opinion regarding laws of religious establishment and taxation; reports that he has consulted Tapping Reeve on the question and states his opinion.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Van Schaack, Harry, 1790 Feb 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends Henry Van Schaack a copy of the report by the Secretary of the Treasury about public debt, discusses his opinions and the public opinion on the topic.  Gives details of an appointment with Judge Woodbury.  Comments on the health of his family and his own health, which is poor, and an upcoming health retreat to the West Indies.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Van Schaack, Harry, 1790 Nov 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Complains about religious debates occurring in Litchfield regarding the taxation of different sects to construct a meeting house.  Writes of his consistently bad health, and his sister's visit.
Folder 86: Wolcott, Frederick, 1791 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) reporting town politics surrounding upcoming judicial appointments.  Expresses much opposition to Ephraim Kirby and John Allen, but notes that few wish to oppose them openly for fear that it will result in their appointments.
Folder 87: Wolcott, Frederick, 1792 OctAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) reporting arrival in Philadelphia; notes that the city's attention is focused on an election for a member of congress between Fitzsimmons and Swanwick involving bribery; no news from the Army in western Pennsylvania; feels the democratic societies in NY and Philadelphia are less influence than he had supposed; reports that his brother Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833) feels this to be the best opportunity for Connecticut to rid itself of Western land.
Folder 88: Wolcott, Frederick, 1794Add to your cart.
Two letters to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797)
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Oliver, 1794 Jun 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter reporting that he expects his father's return within a few days and hopes that Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Goodrich and his sister Laura will join him.  Notes that Mrs. Chandler will answer well as the new housekeeper; notes reports in Southern papers.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Oliver, 1794 Oct 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes from Philadelphia that he is happy to hear of his father's health; gives details of Oliver Wolcott's (1760-1833) work habits and schedule; the President is expected to arrive in a few days; no news from the insurgents.
Folder 89: Wolcott, Frederick, 1795 JunAdd to your cart.
Two letters to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797)
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Oliver, 1795 Jun 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform his father of his health; provides gossip about a Professor Meigs who he feels should be disqualified as a "public character"
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Oliver, 1795 Jun 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes his pleasure upon hearing that Doctor Dwight has been appointed president of Yale; would like to know who was appointed Professor of Divinity; notes the popularity of Mr. Williston who is drawing great numbers of parishioners but there is discord over whether he should replace Judah Champion.
Folder 90: Wolcott, Frederick, 1796 Jun 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Letter to Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) thanking him for forwarding his Commission; reports he will be cautious in land speculation; notes an offer from Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge for their contract with Mr. Elliot but he will do nothing without his father's approval; notes that Tapping Reeve will refuse to serve as justice for another year contingent upon another appointment [the name was cut from the page] but wishes that not be communicated to anyone.
Folder 91: Wolcott, Frederick, 1798 Jan 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Copy of a letter sent to Governor Trumbull expressing gratitude for sympathy upon the death of Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797).
Folder 92: Wolcott, Frederick, 1800Add to your cart.
Three letters to Betsey Wolcott Huntington written just prior to their marriage.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1800 Jun 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Love letter with optimistic contemplation about their future lives; notes that if she has any doubts she must frankly suggest them; notes that his prospects are good and that he has ambition and will seek to obtain character and influence in Society; his first object will be her happiness.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1800 Jul 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to explain new arrangement of the stages and its effect on the mail; notes an upcoming visit to her house and that he expects they will make many journeys together.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1800 Oct 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform her that he will arrive on the following Friday for their wedding and that Benjamin Tallmadge and Jabez Huntington will travel with him; requests that her family not put themselves to inconvenience; notes that he never felt Weddings were an occasion for much parade but in this case wishes her to be the "sole directress of ceremonies."  Notes his happiness in his choice of partner and that his regard for her only increases.
Folder 93: Wolcott, Frederick, 1802Add to your cart.
Three letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott giving family and political news.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1802 May 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Short note to enclose notes about the votes for members of congress for Betsey's father; gives plans for return home.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1802 Sep 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Remarks on two excellent sermons from Doctor Dwight; details his meal and evening plans; laments living alone while Betsey and their daughter Mary Ann go visiting.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1802 Sep 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes to see his wife and daughter; cannot leave home until after a regimental review planned for later in the week; notes unpleasant weather; other news of neighbors, friends, and domestic matters.  Adds the number of voters and results of elections, states he is happy not to have been chosen.
Folder 94: Wolcott, Frederick, 1803Add to your cart.
Three letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1803 Apr 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives news from Litchfield of friends and neighbors; reports on Mrs. Reeve's illness; details of domestic concerns.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1803 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is glad to hear of his family's health; wishes to write more but is constantly occupied with company; notes sickness of Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1803 May 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives details of a visit to Norwich to see their daughter Mary Ann; other family news of the visit; will not return home until later in the week; feels inpatient to return to his family.
Folder 95: Wolcott, Frederick, 1804Add to your cart.
Two letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1804 May 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives his opinion on leaving their daughter with her grandparents in Norwich; he is tired of the separation from his family; notes his purchase of two horses from Captain Bradley for $200; other family news.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1804 Jun 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform her that he will be delayed in coming to Norwich for her as his horse is unable to travel; if the horse does not improve he will hire one; expects that Elizabeth Stoughton Wolcott will return that day; is very disappointed not to be able to see his family; notes the good spring weather and the promising vegetation.  Adds a postscript that he has discovered the horse's lameness is a result of loose shoes and gravel coming between the shoe and the foot; he will not be afraid to use him that week.
Folder 96: Wolcott, Frederick, 1805Add to your cart.
One letter to Connecticut Governor John Trumbull and three letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Trumbull, Jonathan, 1805 Sep 10Add to your cart.
Letter to Governor Trumbull inquiring about the circumstances of appointments as Commissioners of Turnpike Roads and why he was not reappointed.  Notes that failure to be reappointed is tantamount to dismissal and is concerned that his character has been impeached in some way.  Requests a private answer as to why he was omitted and asks to be excused for troubling the Governor.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1805 Oct 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives details of his travels home including with whom he stayed and the violent weather; the business of their family was conducted well in their absence; notes the death of their neighbor Mrs. Catlin; his brother's children are happily situated with Tapping Reeve and his wife; gives notes on girls who will hire out; Mary Ann received a certificate for good conduct from Miss Collins' school; gives number for tickets in the Lebanon lottery.
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Thanks her for a letter; has not found a girl to hire; requests that she come home as he misses her and the children; adds a note that business will prevent him from coming for her until later than planned.
Item 4: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1805 Nov 21Add to your cart.
Writes to say he has reached home; gives details of an indentured man who has left to go to sea but did not take his personal effects; Mary Ann Wolcott Goodrich is bed ridden and feeble but wishes for Betsey and the children to make a visit on their return.  A few political comments about the elections.  Part of the letter is missing.
Folder 97: Wolcott, Frederick, 1806Add to your cart.
Seven letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 May 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform her that he is detained on business; received a judgment in his favor in a case against General Hart; shall return to Litchfield the next day and hopes to hear when she will do the same; gives instruction for a hat to be made for Mr. Moseley; wishes to consult her about carpet; gives travel plans.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 JunAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Partial letter with news that Mrs. Reeve has returned to Litchfield and Oliver Wolcott is expected that evening; requests her return.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 Jun 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes his return to Litchfield; thanks her for her letter; Oliver Wolcott has not returned home though his children are anxious to see him; gives news of friends and neighbors; Luke Lewis made a visit to Mrs. Culver, their hired help, requesting that she work for him.  Plans to go on a tour of Newport and Boston; gives details of the garden.
Item 4: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 Jun 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks her for recent letters; proposes to set out for Norwich the following week; gives details about their garden.  Bottom half of letter is missing.
Item 5: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 Nov 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives details of his trip home; nothing at home suffered in their absence.  Gives news of family and friends.
Item 6: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 Nov 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives details of a meeting he must attend in New York with Oliver Wolcott and Colonel Troup of Albany and explains how it will interfere with her visit and their plans for Thanksgiving; gives a revised travel schedule and news of their domestics; provides news of the federalist victory at town meeting.  There was a fire at the home of John Webster and a subscription has been raised to assist the family.
Item 7: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1806 Nov 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to amend his earlier letter and again changes plans respecting her return due to unforeseen business arising.
Folder 98: Wolcott, Frederick, 1807-1808Add to your cart.
Two letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1807 Oct 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes his return trip and the condition of the roads; gives news of family and friends; describes the work of Reverend Dan Huntington; tells her the date appointed as Thanksgiving and that she will not be able to remain in Norwich; Dan Huntington has assured him that he doesn't think of leaving Litchfield- Wolcott did not ask him about his father's purchase at Hadley, MA.  Betsey Collins will continue to keep school in their street.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1808 May 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes with concern for Mary Ann's health; will attempt to visit at the end of the week and gives prayers for her recovery.  Reports on family and domestic matters as well as sermons and recent deaths.  Notes that Colonel Tallmadge is to be married in New York and will bring his wife upon his return.  Gives weather report and notes the freeze has killed his spring planting.  His nieces Laura and Elizabeth Wolcott are to spend the summer at Middletown with Mrs. Alsop; expresses his fear that the girls are becoming wild.
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Four letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1809 May 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports the family to be in good health.  Gives details of sermons and controversy over hiring a pastor.  Has drawn a subscription for Betsey Collins school and has it nearly filled; reports on weather and other local news.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1809 May 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sent the silk she requested in a letter to her father; fruit trees are all in blossom; hopes to come to Norwich and see her; notes romantic adventures of her cousin Jabez Williams Huntington; gives political news.  The local newspaper is discontinued and Hosmer has entered into a partnership with Theodore Dwight to print a paper in Hartford; Goodwin remains and hopes to reestablish the paper.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1809 Oct 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on his return to Litchfield; provides news about Colonel Chester and other friends; reports on a meeting and the sermon; he must testify at the Assembly the following week.
Item 4: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1809 Oct 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports on his testimony for the Assembly; will be delayed in meeting her until the following Thursday; the meeting has decided to invite Mr. Haskell to become the minister; Roger Griswold has taken his seat as Lieutenant Governor.
Folder 100: Wolcott, Frederick, 1810Add to your cart.
Five letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 May 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes that he has written their daughters Mary Ann and Hannah in Norwich and is sending them earrings and beads; requests she pass through Hartford on her way to Norwich to see Mrs. Moseley.  Notes a visit from his brother Oliver Wolcott and the arrival of the ship the Trident with their goods from China; notes paintings on glass they will receive.  Notes the recent sermons by Doctor Strong and remarks that he has found Lyman Beecher to be highly respected and hopes the installation goes well.  Notes his opinion on ladies hats he has seen and that the ladies in Hartford do not dress better than those in Litchfield.  Adds a postscript noting receipt of her letter.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 May 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform her of his health and inquire about hers.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 May 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to say he will make the purchases she has requested with the exception of paper hangings which he prefers her to choose herself; notes lack of rain; mentions the installation of Lyman Beecher.
Item 4: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 Jun 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes his arrival in Litchfield and sadness that his wife and children have gone to Norwich; notes receipt of the China they have imported but that the other goods have not yet arrived; provides detailed description and requests that she not share his letter lest he be considered a fool; gives local news and mentions other articles imported on the Trident.
Item 5: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 June 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives her details of their domestic help and home repairs and alterations.  Notes that he must attend a session of county court in Salisbury.  Gives local news and plans for retrieving her from Norwich.
Folder 101: Wolcott, Frederick, 1810Add to your cart.
Four letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 Jun 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Provides details about the repairs being made to their home which may prevent him to go for her sooner; notes that Betsey Collins wishes his daughters to rejoin her school.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 Oct 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes his safe arrival at New Haven and room at Butler's; has sent her a bushel of oysters; other family news.
Item 3: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 Oct 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform her that General Ebenezer Huntington has been chosen to supply the vacancy for Congress caused by Mr. Dana's appointment as Senator; gives plans for other votes to be taken.
Item 4: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1810 Oct 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes from New Haven; will be pleased when his time of service is complete and he may return to his family and friends; gives details of his accommodations; notes that he will try to purchase oysters and flour for her; gives plans for upcoming travel.
Folder 102: Wolcott, Frederick, 1811Add to your cart.
Two letters to Betsey Huntington Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1811 Oct 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives suggestions for improving her health and removing her cough; Dr. Daniel Sheldon has advised that she ween the baby and have blood let and blisters applied.  If Dr. Tracy concurs he feels she should gradually give the child a bottle.  Gives news of the actions of the Connecticut House of Representatives and of friends and family.
Item 2: Wolcott, Frederick to Wolcott, Betsey Huntington, 1811 Nov 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes pleasure that she is recovering; says that they cannot raise the funds for Betsey Collins school but that Miss Wallace may keep school in Miss Kirby's office; notes that he hopes she has determined a name for their child (Laura Maria Wolcott Rankin).  Gives domestic news; Miss Chandler has taken care of many food chores; makes note that he has hired The Culver girl and the "black girl" will come if she is wanted.  Mentions the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collier who are to stay with their son in New York; other news of family and friends.
Folder 103: Wolcott, Frederick, 1816 Mar 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to his daughter Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead giving her advice on behavior and manners.  Provides characteristics of estimable women and advises her to take advantage of her situation residing with her cousin Elizabeth Wolcott Gracie who provides her with an example for imitation.
Folder 104: Wolcott, Frederick, 1818 Mar 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter missing the second page noting receipt of an earlier correspondence regarding business of the woolen factory.  Notes that he mentioned appointing a Mr. Rowland as Notary Public to his brother who will respond to Mr. Rowland directly.
Folder 105: Wolcott, Frederick, 1820 Jan 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer to acknowledge receipt of his letter.  He has been authorized by his brother, Oliver Wolcott, to assure him that he has made no unfavorable representations of Van Rensselaer's character respecting the incorporation of the Bank of America.
Folder 106: Wolcott, Frederick, 1822 Dec 12Add to your cart.
Copy of a letter sent to J. Mason in response to his inquiry about purchasing Wolcott's factory.  (See series 1: folder 45.) Notes that he shall be prepared in the spring to make the conveyance as they do not differ in terms.  Notes orders for the purchase of additional machinery costing $3000.
Folder 107: Wolcott, Frederick, 1827 May 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reply to a letter from Peter Jackson noting his pleasure to hear that Jackson approves of the upcoming marriage of their children, John Peter Jackson and Elizabeth Wolcott.  Notes his efforts to provide his children with education and principles that would render them "happy & respectable."  Describes his daughter's disposition and expresses his affection for John Jackson; invites his family to be present for the ceremony.
Folder 108: Wolcott, Frederick, 1834 May 7Add to your cart.
Copy of a letter sent to Zebedee Cook of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society thanking him for the certificate of membership, letter, and box containing grape vines which Wolcott will attempt to cultivate.
Folder 109: Wolcott, Frederick, 1836 Jun 7Add to your cart.
Copy of a letter sent to David S. Boardman resigning his office as Clerk of the County Court and other clerkships, and asks that his resignation be communicated to the associate judges.
Folder 110: Wolcott, Joshua Huntington, 1844 Dec 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to his brother Frederick Henry Wolcott noting his arrival in Boston, gives family and business news.
Folder 111: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797., 1783 Feb 19Add to your cart.
One letter from Philadelphia to his son Frederick who was studying at Yale.  Notes his inquiries regarding his son were answered satisfactorily; advises him regarding improvement and learning and that he is at a critical time in his life urging regard to religion, good behavior, and time management.  Notes that they soon expect to receive news that a peace treaty was agreed upon.
Folder 112: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797., 1776-1779Add to your cart.
Two letters, one to an unidentified individual and another to Shadrock Osborn of Woodbury, CT.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797, 1779 Aug 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wishes to be instructed regarding the arrival of a flag to affect a prisoner exchange of Justice Hewlet and John Snidcher and Joseph Youngs and James Ferris.  He directed the officer to return while awaiting further orders.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797 to Osborn, Shadrock, 1799 Dec 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes about procuring a quantity of grain through Osborn to avoid affecting the price of the market with his purchase.
Folder 113: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1797 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Official correspondence from Oliver Wolcott, while serving as Secretary of the Treasury Department, to Nathaniel Appleton, Commissioner of Loans, to inform him that  the Treasurer of the United States will remit  eighty thousand dollars in a draught on the Office of Discount and Deposit in Boston to enable Appleton to discharge interest that is coming due on stock.
Folder 114: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1799Add to your cart.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott from Philadelphia thanking him for not selling the corner of his lot; gives details of Colonel Tallmadge's account; family news; fears the rumors of fever and hopes they are unfounded.
Folder 115: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1800 Jan 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to his brother Frederick Wolcott to notify him of the birth of a son, Oliver Stoughton Wolcott.  This letter was conserved in 2009.
Folder 116: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1803Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1803 Aug 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to his brother to define terms of participation in the China Trade.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1803 Aug 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence regarding delaying their venture in the China Trade; the bank is removed from the city and business is almost suspended; commerce with Europe is suspended due to a French blockade by land and English by sea.
Folder 117: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1805 Nov 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott with directions regarding personal business in Litchfield including his property; mentions that the Trident, the ship trading with China, is set to launch soon.
Folder 118: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1806 Dec 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to his brother Frederick Wolcott providing instruction for managing his farm in Litchfield; requests copies of Selleck Osborn's poetical addresses.
Folder 119: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1807Add to your cart.
Four letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Mar 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes regarding his brother’s rheumatism; notes expectation that the ship the Trident will arrive in a few days with cargo from China; requests that A. Smith handle  business affairs for Oliver until Frederick recovers from his illness.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Sep 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes letter of introduction for his friend David Parrish and request that he have an agreeable visit to Litchfield.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Sep 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks his brother for hospitality to David Parish.  Sends two chests of Souchong; notes that the cargo received from China is selling very fast.  The business prevents him from visiting Litchfield; asks Frederick to attend to his affairs.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1807 Nov 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes receipt of Frederick's letter; provides answer to a request from General Huntington to hire a clerk; provides some advice about becoming a merchant; believes import is the safest line of business for some time to come.
Folder 120: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1808Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Jan 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to allay his brother's concern over the China Trade; assures him that the danger appears more serious than it is; notes the only failure of merchants has been of those who were insolvent prior to the embargo.  Feels there is no immediate danger of war and reports that the ship (the Trident) and its cargo are insured against all risks including war.  Asks his brother to convey this information to their partner, Julius Deming.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Apr 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes from New Haven where he is attending on circuit court; notes that the Trident has brought cargo with great value and without any damage; asks that Frederick attend to affidavits attesting to the purchase of Mr. Highbres share by himself and Mr. Gracie.  Offers Frederick his choice of cargo when he visits New York.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 May 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Provides Frederick with advice on Williamson Lands and requests that he attend to related business; asks Frederick to come to New York to meet with Colonel Troup; asks for a statement from his auditor and one from Tapping Reeve; predicts a Federalist president.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Jun 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes that his daughters are to return but that he is unsure about what situation to place them in.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Jun 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Has received Frederick's letter noting the arrival of his daughters Laura and Elizabeth requesting that they be placed in the care of Mrs. Alsop or Mrs. Chester; gives instruction on some business matters.
Folder 121: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1808Add to your cart.
Four letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Oct 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A letter enclosing a note and providing financial details (the note remains with the letter).  Asks him to direct work to be done at his farm; gives advice on how to improve the health of his children.  Adds a post script that declares the chances of ejecting the present administration to be improving.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Nov 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Asks for confidential advice about the terms of a loan to Judge Reeve's son Aaron Burr Reeve; asks about A. Smith purchasing his property in Litchfield; requests advice on educating his son Oliver Stoughton Wolcott; expresses pleasure that Frederick is an elector and will vote for General Pinckney and Mr. King.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Dec 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Requests information concerning the sale of his property in Litchfield; asks further advice about his son's school; urges Frederick to discourage conversations about New England secession and gives other political commentary; urges Frederick to vote for Pinckney and King; asks for information regarding any alarming discontent.

Conserved in October 2009.

Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1808 Dec 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Laments that he is unable to converse with his brother but sends a letter marked "private" to share his opinion; feels Civil War and revolt will have not positive result; gives further reflection on the embargo and prospects for change in government; reminds Frederick that the suspension of commerce is the state of the entire world, not just the U.S.
Folder 122: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1809Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Jan 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes about business affairs; provides directions for his property in Litchfield.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Apr 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to send notes (no longer with letter) and congratulate him on the change in public affairs; the Trident will embark on its last voyage and close the concern.  Feels that if Bonaparte rescinds his decrees there may be a period of free trade but if not there will be war; asks for Frederick's attention to Oliver Stoughton Wolcott's education; mentions the date the ship will sail and asks for any orders.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Sep 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Starts with a note for capital stock in the China Trade; proceeds to write a letter requesting Frederick's examination of the account and to state any additional receipts or payments.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Sep 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes a letter of introduction for Peter Radcliff and "his lady," a daughter of Mr. Davenport of Stamford; requests civilities be extended by Frederick and assures him of the value of the acquaintance.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Sep 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes details of business transactions; notes he has Souchong tea to sell which may suit Mr. Seymour.
Folder 123: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1809Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Sep 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform Frederick of his departure for New London.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Oct 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes that he was detained in New London due to a trial; details of a land transaction with Mr. Seymour; requests assistance with shipping glasses; details about family; notes lack of news from abroad.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Nov 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes that he will purchase Mr. Seymour's lot with goods; requests his sons be sent to him under the care of a prudent person; asks that a mattress also be sent.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Dec 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to tell Frederick that his wishes regarding his sons are expressed in a letter sent to Tapping Reeve; asks Frederick to send money to a sick neighbor; sends the President's message with some commentary.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1809 Dec 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to inform him of the arrival of his two sons; gives some instruction about proxy votes for the election of directors to the Bank of the United States; fears that party animosity will ruin the country.
Folder 124: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1810Add to your cart.
Six letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jan 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sends an account of his note, written on the same page.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jan 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Encloses a canceled note (which did not remain with the letter); reports their ship the Trident was safe at Canton China in October and expected to return in December for a March arrival.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Mar 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Requests he settle some business with Mr. Beach; inquires about money owed by Judge Reeve; assures Frederick that a venture into raising Merino sheep will be advantageous to the country; is displeased that Frederick did not inform him of Betsey Huntington Wolcott's illness; expects the Trident shortly details about his sons educations.

Conserved 10/2009.

Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Apr 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is pleased with the sample of wool sent by Frederick; urges him to aid in improving the flock quickly; the Trident is expected daily.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Apr 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks Frederick for sending cheese and requests more; reports lack of news; urges Frederick to acquire land in Northern New York state and to spend some time there.
Item 6: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 May 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Is in receipt of Frederick's note; the cargo of the ship Trident has been received with expectation of no damage; the concern will be closed quickly.  Articles for Frederick and his wife will be sent to him.
Folder 125: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1810Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott and one to Willing & Francis in Philadelphia.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jun 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reports an act of incorporation has passed; has sent China to Frederick; sends a deed for Mr. Seymour.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jun 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comments on a letter he received from Frederick; requests that he come choose from pictures on glass and canvass; requests more details on raising sheep and gives instructions for his property.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Willing & Francis, 1810 Jun 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Wolcott writes to enqure whether the recipients would procure Spanish Dollars in exchange for drafts or cash in hand, and requests to know the charges.  Requests advice about sale of goods from Canton, China.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Jul 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes regarding wool business.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Aug 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes regarding raising sheep; forwards a pamphlet on the topic; gives medical instructions for his sons requesting Mrs. Reeve administer several medications.
Item 6: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Sep 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Details of a purchase of a Merino for 1200 dollars.
Folder 126: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1810Add to your cart.
Seven letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Sep 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Provides an account for a recent purchase of Merino sheep; gives details of accounting for new business of raising sheep; gives details of a sale of Merino sheep he attended.  Asks Frederick to pay his sons expenses at the Reeve's and to send them to him at the first opportunity.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Oct 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes a letter of introduction for Thomas S. Aspinwall who is to attend the Litchfield Law School; requests Frederick show him hospitality.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Oct 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives instructions for the care of his sons; provides details for a sale of Merino sheep; notes that they may enter into business with Col. Troup.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Oct 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks Frederick for his attention to the care of his sons; provides details of the business of raising sheep; gives some instruction on the Scab, a contagious disorder.  Asks Frederick to come to New York.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Nov 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Accounting details for the Litchfield China Trading Company; asks that Frederick settle his sons' expenses with the Reeves.
Item 6: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Dec 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Introduces James King who is to study law at the Litchfield Law School.
Item 7: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1810 Dec 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Thanks Frederick for his letter; explains his thoughts about the marriage of his daughter Laura to Colonel George Gibbs of Newport.  Notes his wish that she were older and were to live closer.  Gives instruction about raising sheep.
Folder 127: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1811Add to your cart.
Two letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 May 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notes receipt of Frederick's letter; gives details for raising sheep; gives political advise about a resolution in New Haven that he feels would be ruinous to Connecticut and the union.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1811 Nov 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes regarding the Litchfield China Trading Company; the consensus of the interested parties is that they will wait for spring to close the concern with a sale at auction due to low market prices; gives advise regarding Merino sheep.  Provides political opinion regarding the state of national affairs; feels commerce cannot revive while the British system continues.  Gives advice on Betsey Huntington Wolcott's health.
Folder 128: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1812 Jul 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott.  Gives details of a meeting of the interested parties of the China concern; states that the goods are to be valued at present market prices and divided according to share; feels the price of the goods will rise.  Remarks on the war that the principle danger is from internal divisions; he feels the government must be supported and that men must tolerate the opinions of others; notes that the country can survive a foreign war but feels that Civil War will destroy everything.  Gives notes on business and family news.
Folder 129: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1813 Feb 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One letter to Frederick Wolcott with business news and instructions for Merino sheep; makes reference to projects of disunion and those engaged in them.
Folder 130: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1814Add to your cart.
Five letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Jan 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses purchase of wool, cotton, salt, sugar, tea and coffee; reflects on the troubles of wool manufacturing; gives political opinion that the international balance of power is running against France; concern over the rise of Russia; trusts that the union will survive the crisis.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Apr 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gives advice regarding hiring a clerk; discusses cattle breeding.  Apologizes for not taking Connecticut’s threats of secession seriously; gives political viewpoint that Madison has joined the Peace Party; laments the government's policies.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Apr 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses the price of wool; feels banks, ship holders and manufacturers will suffer from future peace with England; advises caution in business plans.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 May 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes regarding uncertainty of textile market; financial affairs; complains of a villainous conspiracy to smear him by officers of the Bank of America, questioning his management, but is confident that he will prevail.
Item 5: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 May 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes to explain the "intriguers" who attempted to injure his character in leaving him out of the Bank of America; notes that they will not succeed and gives additional detail; notes he is in the process of settling accounts and instructs Frederick regarding sheep.
Folder 131: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1814Add to your cart.
Four letters to Frederick Wolcott.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Jul 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Writes that he is closing his business concerns in New York; discusses the purchase and production of wool; state of banking and the current national crisis.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Sep 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses Merino farming; warns against the "dangerous and wicked" formation of a New England Confederacy.
Item 3: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Oct 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Discusses livestock farming; worries about Massachusetts move to establish a New England confederacy; argues that Constitution forbids separate actions by the states by pointing to specific passages.
Item 4: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Wolcott, Frederick, 1814 Oct 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Condemns plans for Connecticut joining Massachusetts in a New England confederacy; expects wool from his brother James; encloses deed.
Folder 132: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1818 Dec 24Add to your cart.
One letter to Thomas Day, Secretary of State for Connecticut, requesting a copy of a bill.
Folder 133: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1822 May 20Add to your cart.

one letter to Michael Olcott regarding the procurement of military supplies for the state.

Conserved 10/2009.

Folder 134: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1823Add to your cart.
One letter to Samuel Stevens of Annapolis, Maryland and one to Elisha Sill of Windam, Connecticut.
Item 1: Wolcott, Oliver to Stevens, Samuel, 1823 Jul 26Add to your cart.
Notes his receipt of Stevens's correspondence which he has forwarded to the State Controller for a proper answer.
Item 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 to Sill, Elisha, 1823 Mar 24Add to your cart.
Notes receipt of Sill's letter and gives him details about a box brought from England by Henry Wolcott; states the box and its contents are only valuable as relics of an ancient family and its origins.  Wolcott requested the box in order to provide it a place of deposit to preserve it for future generations.  (The box is in the collection of the Historical Society).
Series 2: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Business papers, diplomas, official documents and schoolwork created by various members of the Wolcott family.
Folder 1: Adams, John, 28 JanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One invitation to dinner from John and Abigail Adams to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Wolcott.
Folder 2: Albany Argus, 1825 Aug 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handwritten copy of obituary of Roger Skinner, 1773-1825.
Folder 3: Baldwin, Phineas, 1794 Jul 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contract between Phineas Baldwin and Oliver Wolcott assigning Baldwin as master of a servant of Wolcott's, a "negro female child" who is to become free at the age of twenty five.  The contract requires Baldwin to provide for her food, clothing, and education (including reading.)
Folder 4: Cannon, John S., 1811 May 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Request sent by Cannon and associates Josiah Lacey, Lambert Lockwood, Salmon Hubbel, William DeForest, William Peet, Abijah Hawley, Samuel Hawley and David Minot to members of council Judson Canfield and Frederick Wolcott.  Offer the opinion that their choice to receive the appointment of Judge of Probate for the Stratford district is Joseph Backus and give details of his qualifications.
Folder 5: Certificate of Merit, undatedAdd to your cart.
One certificate of merit given to "Miss Wolcott" from her instructor.
Folder 6: Chapin, Martha Wolcott, 1749 Nov 22Add to your cart.
A "release to moveables" acknowledging the receipt of her portion of the estate of her father and giving her brothers William and Ephraim Wolcott title and interest in the remaining estate.
Folder 7: Connecticut. Committee of the Pay Table, 1779 Dec 21Add to your cart.
Order number 2321 providing for payment of 100 pounds to the selectmen of Hartford.
Folder 8: Connecticut. County Court (Hartford County), 1764, 1769Add to your cart.
One summons and one partial summons signed by Erastus Wolcott, justice of the peace.
Folder 9: Connecticut.  County Court.  (Litchfield County), 1753-1757Add to your cart.
Court documents.
Item 1: Writ, 1753 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Writ demanding the sheriff to attach the goods and estate of Joseph Hopkins of Windsor to answer a complaint of Thomas Stoughton of Torrington signed by Roger Wolcott.
Item 2: Writ, 1754Add to your cart.
Partial document regarding the case of Lemuel Little, and accused counterfeiter, who was charged by Oliver Wolcott, sheriff.
Item 3: Writ, 1755Add to your cart.
Partial document regarding the case of Lemuel Little, and accused counterfeiter, who was charged by Oliver Wolcott, sheriff.
Item 4: Attachment, 1757 Dec 8Add to your cart.
The goods of Gabriel Dutcher are ordered attached until he shall appear at court to answer Oliver Wolcott. The case involves the seizure of "four negros as the estate of the said John Dutcher."
Folder 10: Connecticut.  County Court.  (Litchfield County), 1826 Apr 1Add to your cart.
True copy of record of admission to the Connecticut bar to Andrew P. Wilson of Lancaster, PA signed Frederick Wolcott, clerk.
Folder 11: Connecticut Court of Common Pleas, 1795 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Sentence against John Morey of Cornwall for punishment of theft.  Morey was ordered to be whipped ten stripes on the naked body and to pay a fine to the state.  He was to be confined to the jail in Litchfield until the sentence was carried out.  Signed by Frederick Wolcott, clerk and includes a notice by sheriff Lynde Lord about the execution of the sentence.
Folder 12: Connecticut. Governor (1786-1796 : Huntington), 1793 May 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Appointment of Frederick Wolcott as Notary Public for the county of Litchfield.
Folder 13: Connecticut. Governor (1796-1797 : Wolcott), 25 Oct 1797Add to your cart.
Proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving and prayer. (Oversized storage- requires advanced notice to view)
Folder 14: Connecticut.  Governor (1817-1827: Wolcott), 1820 Feb 22Add to your cart.

Proclamation declaring Good Friday a day of Christian fast.

(Oversized storage- requires advanced notice to view)

Folder 15: Connecticut. Office of the State Comptroller, 1788 Nov 26Add to your cart.
Order to pay Jedediah Huntington ten pounds of the taxes appropriated for payment of the Civil List.
Folder 16: Connecticut Probate Court (Litchfield), 1793 Nov 21Add to your cart.
Account of debt owed by the estate of George Miller
Folder 17: Connecticut Volunteers, 2nd Regiment (1812-1815), 1813 Aug 12Add to your cart.
Appointment of Simeon Harrison as fourth sergeant in the fifth company by Frederick Wolcott, Colonel.
Folder 18: Cooke, Betsey Collins, 1806 Apr 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of Merit awarded to Mary Ann Goodrich Wolcott Whitehead noting her attention to reading and spelling; further states her behavior was not commendable on examination day.
Folder 19: Cook, Zebedee, 1834 Apr 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notice to Frederick Wolcott that he has been elected an honorary member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Folder 20: Edwards, Jonathan W., 1825 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Recipe sent to Frederick Wolcott for a remedy for rheumatic heart pain.
Folder 21: Frederick Wolcott and Company, 1802-1828Add to your cart.

Account book of a slitting and rolling mill in Litchfield.  On exhibit at Tapping Reeve house.

Index currently housed in 3B Box 99.

Folder 22: Gould, James, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handwritten copy of an obituary notice of Daniel Sheldon, Jr. given by Judge James Gould.
Folder 23: Jackson, Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Elizabeth Huntington Wolcott Jackson.
Folder 24: Judson, Lucy, 1830 Aug 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Deed for 90 acres of land sold to Frederick Wolcott in Litchfield.
Folder 25: New York Evening Post, 1812 Aug 15Add to your cart.

Contains a notice regarding Oliver Wolcott Jr. and the Bank of America.

Oversized storage

Folder 26: Litchfield County Agricultural Society, 1818-1820Add to your cart.
Two certificates for Frederick Wolcott published and sold by Ralph Rawdon, engraver, of Albany NY.  Both signed by Morris Woodruff and Elijah Boardman.
Item 1: Litchfield County Agricultural Society, 1818 Feb 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate of membership for Frederick Wolcott.
Item 2: Litchfield County Agricultural Society, 1820 Oct 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certificate awarding Frederick Wolcott the Society's premium for a two year old heifer he raised and owned.
Folder 27: Lucius Smith & Co., 1814 JulAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Three promissory notes to Frederick Wolcott.
Folder 28: Oliver Wolcott and Company, 1803 Feb 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Printed notice that a commercial establishment named Oliver Wolcott and Company commenced business in New York, NY on March 15 1803 with partners being Oliver Wolcott, James Watson, Moses Rogers, Archibald Gracie, and William W. Woolsey.  Contains signatures of partners.
Folder 29: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1796 Sep 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Certification that R. Lenox imported wine from Cadiz in the Brig Poll Cary according to law signed John Lasher.
Folder 30: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, 1821Add to your cart.

Journal kept as "an account of what I do and where I got, what friends I visit and who visit me" with details of her education, family life and personal reflection.

Extremely Fragile: access restricted

Folder 31: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, 1825Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Journal kept during her first term at the Litchfield Female Academy providing details of the curriculum and gossip about other students and teachers; musings on female friendships; reports of births, deaths and marriages; discussion of various leisure activities and rituals including riding, teas, balls and serenades; summaries of and comments on sermons of Lyman Beecher and others; mention of her brother Charles Wolcott's Lancasterian education; examples of ethnic stereotypes; and detailed reports of classroom activities.
Folder 32: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, 1826-1827Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Journal kept during her first term at the Litchfield Female Academy providing details of the curriculum and gossip about other students and teachers.

Extremely Fragile: access restricted (a transcription is available)

Folder 33: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Workbook of geography problems.
Folder 34: Rankin, Laura Maria Wolcott, 1875-1922Add to your cart.
Genealogical materials and research pertaining to Laura Maria Wolcott Rankin compiled by her descendants.  Includes notes that were attached to family heirlooms as they descended in the family, a portrait of the wedding dress worn by the bride at the marriage of Laura Maria Wolcott to Robert Gosman Rankin (now in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York) and a scrapbook of newspaper obituaries for Laura and Robert Rankin and their children.
Folder 35: Rockwell, John, 1740 Apr 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Deed for land sold to Roger Wolcott in the township of Colebrook by John Rockwell.
Folder 36: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Office of the Secretary, 1798 Nov 17Add to your cart.
Cover of a letter sent to William Tuck, Collector in Gloucester Massachusetts.
Folder 37: Virginia (Brigantine), 1806 May 7Add to your cart.

Entry of merchandise imported by Oliver Wolcott in the ship Virginia captained by William Spear from Calcutta.  Merchandise consists primarily of fabric.

Oversized collections.

Folder 38: Williams Family Genealogy, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Listing of John Williams and Eunice Huntington Williams children containing birth and death dates.
Folder 39: Wolcott, F.H. (Frederick Henry), undatedAdd to your cart.
A copy of a narrative copied by George Gibbs from a first hand account of Roger Wolcott containing details of his life.  The original was lost in the streets of New York by William Stone, Esquire to whom it had been loaned.
Folder 40: Wolcott, Frederick, 1803-1804Add to your cart.
Photostats of six letters to Oliver Wolcott primarily regarding the construction of a house in Litchfield for Oliver for which Frederick is handling the business.  A sketch of the first floor of the house and barn is included in the first letter.  Other subjects include finding boys to work in a nail factory and political news.  Location of original letters is unknown.
Folder 41: Wolcott, Frederick, 1822 Dec 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Order to sell the estate of Truman Seymour of Torrington at public auction to pay creditors.  Appears to be a draft in the hand of Frederick Wolcott with a large "X" through the text on the front.  A note on the reverse indicates that the sale did not occur.
Folder 42: Wolcott, Frederick, 1823 MayAdd to your cart.
Copy made by Frederick Wolcott of the resolve incorporating the Litchfield Manufacturing Company "for the purpose of manufacturing cloths and other fabrics of wool and cotton and of wool and cotton together."
Folder 43: Wolcott, Frederick, 1826, 1835Add to your cart.
Two receipts for probate fees, one received of Ephaphroditus Seymour for the estate of Moses Seymour and one from Morris Woodruff for the estate of Abner Northrup.
Folder 44: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797., 1776 Aug 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Military pass allowing Lieutenant Colonel Mosley to go to Harlem.
Folder 45: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797., undatedAdd to your cart.
Engraving of Oliver Wolcott.
Folder 46: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., undatedAdd to your cart.
Bookplate and cutout signature of Oliver Wolcott.
Folder 47: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1806 Jan 27Add to your cart.
Receipt for taxes on Ohio land belonging to the estate of Alexander Hamilton.
Folder 48: Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833., 1809-1821Add to your cart.

Account book containing bills payable and receivable and a register of notes drawn and endorsed by Oliver Wolcott.  Also contains lists of his debts and cash on hand.

Oversized Storage.

Folder 49: Wolcott, S., undatedAdd to your cart.
Request that Mr. Whiting allow the bearer (unnamed) to have two dollars in goods and charge the same to S. Wolcott of Litchfield.
Folder 50: Wolcott, William, 1767 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Receipt for money received from Mary Wolcott on the estate of Ephraim Wolcott of Windsor.
Folder 51: Yale College (1718-1887), 1786 Sep 13Add to your cart.
Two diplomas from Yale College.  One is on exhibit.
Series 3: AccrualsAdd to your cart.
This series contains new acquisitions pertaining to the Wolcott family.
Folder 1: Freeman, Hannah Wolcott album, 1803-1838Add to your cart.
Friendship Album of Hannah Huntington Wolcott Freeman is a collection of verses and "Remember Me" poes from friends and family on the occassion of HHWF's marriage to the Rev. Frederick Freeman in 1834.  There are 64 entries by 44 contributors, including members of the Tallmadge, Wolcott, and Pierce families.  Pasted in the album is Oliver Wolcott's commission as a probate judge, a newspaper clipping, and an "America Heraldica" questionnaire on the Freeman family ancestry.
Folder 2: Freeman, Frederick, Rev. obituaryAdd to your cart.
Obituary of Rev. Frederick Freeman from 1884.  Includes handwritten copy and newspaper clipping.
Folder 3: Freeman, Hannah WolcottAdd to your cart.
Hannah Wolcott's letter from Litchfield to her brother J. Huntington Wolcott in Boston.The year of the letter was written is not indicated.
Folder 4: Wolcott, Oliver will, 1794, 1798Add to your cart.
Last will and testament of Oliver Wolcott dated April 29, 1794 and established April 18, 1798.
Folder 5: Wolcott, Sarah and Ephraim deed, 1782 Sep 30Add to your cart.
Sarah and Ephraim Wolcott  to Elizabeth Porter, all of East Windsor, deed to 32 acres of land.
Series 4: [not used]Add to your cart.

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