Dunning a Washington, D.C., judge for non-payment of taxes, in an autograph letter, signed 13 February 1880, on U.S. House of Representatives letterhead, to Andrew Wylie, Associate Judge on the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

4to. One page, approximately 100 words, in part: "I think there must be good and legal reason why you have not paid these taxes. I cannot think that you who has been selected to administer and declare and enforce the law can refuse to pay what the law requires." Folded. A little browned, but very good. Item #53603

A native of Fauquier County, Virginia, Hunton practiced law, serving as commonwealth's attorney, and gained the upper ranks of the Virginia militia before the war; he commanded the 8th Virginia until gaining a brigade in 1863, fighting in most of the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, being wounded at Gettysburg. In addition to his national political service following the war, he wrote an autobiography that was not published until 1933; it is one of the rarest and most sought after of Civil War memoirs.

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