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The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ears in Congress. It is stated in some of the newspapers that Mr. Letcher was a native of Kentucky. This is a mistake. He was born in the county of Goochland, not thirty miles from this place, near Sampson's Cross Roads. His middle name-- Perkins--was the name which his mother bore before she was married. He was called after his maternal uncle, the late Robert Perkins, of Goochland county, who is still remembered by many persons in that part of the world. Mr. Letcher was a man of decinear Sampson's Cross Roads. His middle name-- Perkins--was the name which his mother bore before she was married. He was called after his maternal uncle, the late Robert Perkins, of Goochland county, who is still remembered by many persons in that part of the world. Mr. Letcher was a man of decided talent, and of the most unflinching integrity, political and personal. He was one of the most popular men of his day, and was able to overcome all opposition that could ever be made against him.