John MacPherson Berrien letter to Richard Henry Wilde

John MacPherson Berrien letter to Richard Henry Wilde

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Title: John MacPherson Berrien letter to Richard Henry Wilde
Dates: 1821 October 10
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms1539

Biographical/Historical Note

John Macpherson Berrien was an eloquent lawyer, a U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during U.S. president Andrew Jackson's administration. Berrien County, created in south Georgia in 1856, is named for him.

For more information, see the article "John Macpherson Berrien (1781-1856)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Richard Henry Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 24, 1789 and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10, 1847. He moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1802, engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1809. He commenced practice in Augusta, became solicitor general of the superior court of Richmond County and attorney general of Georgia (1811-1813). Wilde was elected to Congress as a Republican (1815-1817), and then again (1827-1835).

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter written by John MacPherson Berrien dated 10 October 1821 to Richard Henry Wilde of Augusta stating he has heard of another arrest at Wilde's command. He asks for reasons. Berrien also states he is ill.

Index Terms

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856 -- Correspondence
Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856 -- Health
Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John MacPherson Berrien letter to Richard Henry Wilde. MS 1539. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1821 October 10