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Guide to the John Cuthbert Letter MSS.0389

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

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English

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February 2013
Collection Title:

John Cuthbert letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0389

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 letter; 1 page)

Dates:

1848 June 29

Abstract:

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.

creator

Cuthbert, John, 1788-1881

Scope and Contents note

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.”

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Martha Bace, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

John A. Cuthbert Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Source(s)

Chapman, Reuben, 1799-1882 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

King, William R. (William Rufus), 1786-1853 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama--History--1819-1950 (lcsh)

Alabama--Politics and government (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Governors--Alabama (lcsh)

Legislators--Alabama (lcsh)

Politicians--Alabama (lcsh)

Letter Box SC0004