Letter from Albert T. Patrick to Gen. H.B. Stoddard, New York, August 26, 1903 [Digital Version]

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Patrick, Albert T., Letter from Albert T. Patrick to Gen. H.B. Stoddard, New York, August 26, 1903 (August 26, 1903)

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Title: Letter from Albert T. Patrick to Gen. H.B. Stoddard, New York, August 26, 1903 [Digital Version]
Funding from: Funding for the creation of this digitized text is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Author: Patrick, Albert T.
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  • Creation of digital images: Center for Digital Scholarship, Rice University
  • Creation of transcription: Lily Elise McKeage, Student Researcher, Humanities Research Center
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Publisher: Rice University, Houston, Texas
Publication date: 2010-06-07
Identifier: aa00078
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Provenance: Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. James Lanier Britton, 1971.
Description: A social letter to Gen. Stoddard in which Albert T. Patrick claims innocence in the murder of William Marsh Rice and confidence that the Court of Appeals would overturn Patrick's guilty verdict, allowing him to carry out the wishes stated in the 1900 will. This will was proven in court by Capt. James A. Baker to be a fraud. Handwritten.
Source(s): Patrick, Albert T., Letter from Albert T. Patrick to Gen. H.B. Stoddard, New York, August 26, 1903 (August 26, 1903)
Source Identifier: Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903, MS 009, Box 1 folder 17, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
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Languages used in the text: English
Text classification
Keywords: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Correspondence
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Patrick, Albert T.--Correspondence
  • Stoddard, Henry Bates, 1840-1925--Correspondence
  • Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900--Will
  • Patrick, Albert T.--Trials, litigation, etc.
  • Murder--New York (State)--New York
  • Judicial error
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  • United States (nation)


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Dear General:

I am
gratified to have
you call upon me and
am very sorry I cannot
have the pleasure of
seeing you.

I am very comfort-
able
Regularized:comfortable
here in a roomy
well lighted and ven
tilated
Regularized:ventilated
apartment and
have everything one can
wish.

I have no doubt that
the court of appeals will
reverse the conviction
which was procured
by fraud and that I will
be liberated and also that
I will succeed in
probating the 1900 will


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and carry out the
trust reposed upon
and in me by Mr.
Rice.

With best regards to
my enquiring friends
in Texas, I am
Yours Sincerely
A.T. Patrick
Ossining, N.Y.
Aug 26, 1903
To
Gen.General H.B. Stoddard I will be glad to have
you call on Mrs.
Patrick at 316 W.
58th St, New York City

[Note:
520
86
436

White

Convicted murderer of Rice

84
36
120]1
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[Transcriber's Note: Marginalia is printed in pencil by later annotators, not the author. The sheet is folded lengthwise; these notes appear on left side.]



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