Williamsburg April 10th. 1815
Our common friend Judge Tucker, was taken suddenly this morning with something like a Cholic. He apprehends much danger, and seems to anticipate his dissolution; which God forbid!
He prays to be presented to you, and through me begs leave to recommend in case of his death his invaluable Son Henry to fill the Office he now holds under your appointment. He desires me to say he will vouch for his sons fidelity, honor & integrity. With great respect and consideration, I remain Sir! your very hble Servt
Henry Skipwith Senr
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