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Collection Number: 04836-z

Collection Title: Josiah Simpson Papers, 1804-1805

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Abstract Josiah Simpson, born in the 1780s, had a short but successful career in law. In 1812, President Madison appointed him as United States judge for the Mississippi Territory. He served as an influential delegate to the Mississippi state Constitutional Convention in 1817, but died soon afterwards. Three letters written by Josiah Simpson to his brother John Simpson and sister Mary Simpson in Princeton, N.J., in 1804 and 1805. Simpson wrote the second two letters from his post as a tutor in the home of John Taliaferro (1768-1852) near Fredericksburg, Va. In the first letter, Simpson gives his brother his thoughts on whether he should pursue a career in law or divinity. In the second and third letters, Simpson describes his experiences tutoring Taliaferro's two young children and his impressions of Virginia life.
Creator Simpson, Josiah.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Josiah Simpson papers #4836-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Terry Alford, Dealer, of Annandale, Va., in October 1996 (Acc. 96139).
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Josiah Simpson, born in the 1780s, had a short but successful career in law. In 1812, President Madison appointed him as United States judge for the Mississippi Territory. He served as an influential delegate to the Mississippi state Constitutional Convention in 1817, but died soon afterwards.

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Three letters written by Josiah Simpson to his brother John Simpson and sister Mary Simpson in Princeton, N.J., in 1804 and 1805. Simpson wrote the second two letters from his post as a tutor in the home of John Taliaferro (1768-1852) near Fredericksburg, Va. In the first letter, Simpson gives his brother his thoughts on whether he should pursue a career in law or divinity. In the second and third letters, Simpson describes his experiences tutoring Taliaferro's two young children and his impressions of Virginia life.

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Processed by: Meg Phillips, January 1997

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Biographical information in the abstract was extracted from information provided by the dealer from whom the letters were purchased. This description, which is now filed in the control file, cites J. F. H. Claiborne's Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State.., 1880, p.352.

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