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Moncure Conway begins short-lived legal study in Warrenton, Virginia

Moncure Daniel Conway, circa 1849, detail
After encouragement from his father, Moncure Conway begins law studies for a short time at Warrenton, Virginia with Colonel William Fowke Phillips, a family friend. Though he attends sessions of court with Phillips and applies himself to the study of law, Conway will be unhappy in these endeavors. After a month, he will become ill and return home, ending his stay in Warrenton. (By Blake Dickinson)
Source Citation: 
John d'Entremont, Southern Emancipator: Moncure Daniel Conway, The American Years 1832-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 42.


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