Adjunct professor of law University of Virginia, 1851, full professor of law and belleslettres, 1854. Member Virginia Secession Convention, 1861. A signer agreement between Virginia and Confederacy, 1861.
Member Confederate Congress, 1862-1864. Member Confederate Comm. to Canada, 1863-1865. Author: Leading Cases on Commercial Law.
Digest on the Decisions of the Supreme Court. Merchants’ Book of Letters. Literature and Letters.
Born September 20, 1820