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Samuel Williams Inge Letters

Identifier: MSS-2014

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters written by Samuel Williams Inge, one to the editors of the Congressional Globe, dated May 6th, 1848, requesting a copy of the Globe be sent to a constituent in Green County, Alabama. The second letter requests copies of a speech.


  • 1848 - 1850


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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Williams Inge was born on February 22, 1817 in Warren County, North Carolina. He moved to Greene County, studied law; he was admitted to the bar and opened a practice in Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama. He served as a member to the Alabama State House of representatives from 1844 to 1845. He was then elected to the United States House of Representatives and served from 1847–1851. He was appointed by President Franklin Pierce to be a United States attorney for the northern district of California on April 1, 1853. He died on June 10, 1868 in San Francisco, California.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 letters, 2 pages)

Language of Materials



Two letters written by Samuel Williams Inge during his term in the United States House of Representatives requesting services to constituents and self.

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Processed by Martha Bace, 2007
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Finding aid created by Martha Bace, 2007.
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266