This gentleman died lately at his residence in Kentucky
, at an advanced age. He was one of those men who contributed to raise the reputation of Kentucky
to the high pitch which it attained in by-gone days, when she gave to the service of the country such men as Clay
, and Bledsoe
. He represented his district many years 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.
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.