John MacPherson Berrien letters to Littleton W. Tazewell

John MacPherson Berrien letters to Littleton W. Tazewell

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Title: John MacPherson Berrien letters to Littleton W. Tazewell
Dates: 1825-1849
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms784a

Biographical/Historical Note

John MacPherson Berrien (1781-1856) was a lawyer, Georgia Senator (1822-1823), U.S. Senator (1824-1829 and 1841-1852), and U.S. Attorney-General (1829-1831).

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


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five letters from John MacPherson Berrien to Littleton W. Tazewell from 1825-1849. Correspondence regards U.S. politics, congressional matters, and George Healy. Also included are two summonses signed by Berrien as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate of the United States.The summonses, dated January 16, 1845, are addressed to the Marshall of the United States for the Southern District of New York; and Abraham Asten, Jesse Oakley, Andrew Warner, and James W. Metcalf.


Index Terms

Correspondence
Legal documents.
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John MacPherson Berrien letters to Littleton W. Tazewell, ms 784a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Folder
1Papers, 1825-1849