Some recollections of my past life.


Conrad, David Holmes, 1800-1877. Some recollections of my past life.

Some recollections of my past life.

Reminiscences fully entitled "Some recollections of my past life, of near (now) three score and ten years; for my grandchildren," written in four sections by David Holmes Conrad, a lawyer who spent part of his adult life in Missouri and part in Martinsburg, W. Va. His recollections include his childhood in Winchester, Va., with his parents Daniel and Rebecca (Holmes) Conrad, his education and choice of a legal career and subsequent move to Missouri, biographical sketches of prominent Missouri lawyers such as William Henry Ashley, David Barton, Joshua Barton, Edward Bates, and Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, and his legal work in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, W. Va., and Winchester, Va. Conrad also discussed Indian relations in the territory of Missouri involving William Clarke, the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830, his opinions about the reasons for the Civil War and comments on life after the war, the Christian life and the Bible, morality of lawyers, and biographical sketches of John Marshall, John Peyton McGuire, and Henry Alexander Wise.

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