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John Macpherson Berrien Papers

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John M. Berrien, courtesy New Georgia Encyclopedia.


(Microfilm Edition)

Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina

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John Macpherson Berrien (1781–1856) was a well-known constitutional lawyer, U.S. Senator from Georgia, and Attorney General under President Andrew Jackson. Correspondence and legal papers (1778–1938) of Berrien and his son, Lawrence Cecil Berrien, and papers of the Falligant family, which was related by marriage to the Berriens. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., respectively; and correspondence (1830-1852) with men prominent in the Jackson administration and in Georgia politics.

3 reels, 14-page guide

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