Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 and 1848 September 7. The 1848 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff. he second letter expresses his dissatisfaction with the College and a desire to transfer to another school.
Alexander Stuart Brown, A. B. Washington College, 1849; Wythe County, VA: (son of James Ewell Brown): Lawyer: St. Louis, Mo.: Wytheville, VA.: Died April 8, 1859. Brown's father and grandfather also attended Washington College.
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Alexander S. Brown letters. Manuscript # 0217 , Virginia Military Institute Archives