BAYLY, Thomas Henry

1810–1856

Biography

BAYLY, Thomas Henry, (son of Thomas Monteagle Bayly), a Representative from Virginia; born at "Mount Custis," the family estate, near Drummondtown, Accomac County, Va., December 11, 1810; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1829; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Accomac County; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the Virginia house of delegates, 1836-1842; appointed brigadier general of the Twenty-first Brigade, Virginia Militia, in 1837 and served until 1842; elected judge of the superior court of law and chancery in 1842 and served until 1844; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry A. Wise; reelected to the Twenty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from May 6, 1844, until his death on his estate, "Mount Custis," near Drummondtown, Accomac County, Va., June 23, 1856; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-first Congress), Committee on Foreign Affairs (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congress); interment in the family burying ground on his estate.

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External Research Collections

The Library of Virginia
Archives Branch

Richmond, VA
Papers: 1837-1854, 15 pages. The papers of Thomas Henry Bayly consist largely of correspondence to various newspaper editors, constituents concerning patronage, speeches, and his newpaper subscriptions. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Tazewell Family Papers, 1756-1931, 14.56 cubic feet. Persons represented include Thomas Henry Bayly. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bayly, Thomas Henry. Speech of Hon. T. H. Bayly, of Virginia, in the House of Representatives, February 8, 1850 ... on the joint resolution from the Senate limiting the expense of collecting the revenue from customs for the present fiscal year. [N.p., 1850?]

------. Speech of Hon. T. H. Bayly, of Virginia, on the joint resolution limiting the expense of collecting the revenue. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 30 and February 8, 1850. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1850.

------. Speech of Mr. Bayly of Accomack, on the bill to prevent citizens of New York from carrying slaves out of this commonwealth, and to prevent the escape of persons charged with the commission of any crime, and in reply to Mr. Scott of Fauquier, delivered in the House of Delegates of Virginia, on the 25th and 26th of February 1841. Published by members of the Senate and House of delegates. Richmond: Printed by Sheperd and Colin, 1841.

------. Speech of Mr. Bayly, of Virginia, on the Oregon question [microform]: Delivered in the House of Representatives January 27, 1846. Washington: Printed at the Union Office, 1846.

------. Speeches of Mr. Bayly, of Virginia, on the bill providing for the appointment of the assistant secretary of the Treasury: delivered in the House of Representatives, Dec. 22 and 23, 1853. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1854.

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