Slade, William, 1786-1859
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Scope and Contents The Rockwood letters paint a picture of the life of Cephas Rockwood, an up and coming lawyer from Chester, Vermont. The letters are mostly between Cephas and Lovista Foote of Canton, New York, regarding their courtship and future life together. These letters are quite intimate and also demonstrate the inherent difficulty in holding a long distance relationship during the 19th century. Furthermore, the letters document Cephas's rise to legal prominence, both in Vermont and later in Wisconsin...