Magruder, Allan Bowie, 1775-1822Alternative names
U.S. senator, lawyer, and author.
Born in Kentucky, Magruder practiced law at Lexington before his appointment as federal land agent at Opelousas, La., July 8, 1805. He was dismissed from this post in 1806, and resumed his law practice at Opelousas, 1806-1812 and 1813-1822. Magruder served on the committee to draft the Louisiana constitution in 1812 and in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 3, 1812-Mar. 3, 1813. He was the author of "Reflections on the cession of Louisiana" (1803) and had collected material for a general history of the North American Indians, which was left unfinished at his death in 1822.
From the description of Letter : Opelousas, [La.], to Dear Sir, 1806 Mar. 5. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38482822
- Louisiana Purchase
- Indians of North America--History
- Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--19th century--Sources
- Indians of North America--Wars
- Land tenure--Law and legislation--History--19th century--Sources
- Manuscripts, American
- Title examinations--History--19th century--Sources
- Land titles--Registration and transfer--History--19th century--Sources
- Louisiana (as recorded)
- Louisiana--Opelousas (as recorded)