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John Cuthbert letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0389

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter, written by John A. Cuthbert from San Souci, Mobile Bay, Alabama, on 29 June 1848 to Governor Reuben Chapman of Alabama, urging the appointment of William R. King to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate. In the letter he states that “there are great numbers of us, who long for an opportunity of repairing the seeming unkindness which Mr. King suffered from the legislature, at its late session.”

Dates

  • 1848 June 29

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

John Alfred Cuthbert (brother of Alfred Cuthbert) was born on 13 June 1788 in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Princeton College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809 and began practicing law in Eatonton, Georgia. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1811, 1813, and 1817. He also served in the Georgia Senate in 1814 and 1815. From 1819 until 1821 he served in the United States House of Representatives.

When Cuthbert left the United States Congress, he was appointed by President James Monroe as a commissioner to treat with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. He later served another term in the Georgia House of Representatives and was secretary of the Georgia Senate in 1830, 1833 and 1834. From 1831 to 1837, he served as editor and subsequently proprietor of the Federal Union in Milledgeville, Georgia. In 1837, he moved to Mobile, Alabama, and practiced law. In 1840, he was elected judge of the county court of Mobile County, Alabama, and was appointed judge of the circuit court of Mobile County in 1852. After stepping down from that judicial post, he practiced law until his death on 22 September 1881, at Sans Souci on Mon Luis Island in Mobile Bay.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (1 letter; 1 page)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letter, written by John A. Cuthbert from San Souci, Mobile Bay, Alabama, on 29 June 1848 to Governor Reuben Chapman of Alabama, urging the appointment of William R. King to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the John Cuthbert Letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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