Rutledge, John, 1766-1819

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Lawyer, planter, and U.S. representative from South Carolina.

From the description of Papers of John Rutledge, 1782-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82466018

John Rutledge (1766-1819) of South Carolina was the son of Governor John Rutledge (1739-1800). He studied in Charleston and Philadelphia and traveled in Europe in 1787 through early 1790. His wife was Sarah Motte Smith. He practiced law in Charleston, was a planter in the Savannah River area, served in the South Carolina legislature, was a member of the United States House of Representatives, 1797-1803, and was an officer in the South Carolina militia.

From the guide to the John Rutledge Papers, ., 1782-1872, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

John Rutledge served in the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1797-1803). He was a member of, and later the commander, of the 28th Regiment, South Carolina Militia, 1799-1816.

From the description of [Letters] / John Rutledge. [1801-1807] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925838

State legislator, militia officer, and U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

From the description of Papers, 1760-1862 ; (bulk 1788-1798). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270886

U.S. representative and public official of South Carolina, army officer, and planter.

From the description of Letter of John Rutledge, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015429

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creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1766-1819. [Letters] / John Rutledge. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Notes on the grand tour [manuscript}, 1788 February. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Anonymous, fl. 1804. Letter, 1804 Mar. 20, Boston, Mass., to "My dear Welles." University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Letter, 1803 Jan. 31, Washington, [D.C.], to Oliver Peabody, Exeter, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf John Rutledge Papers, ., 1782-1872 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Meleney, John C., 1921-. John C. Meleney research files, 1775-1986, (bulk, 1775-1808). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1766-1819. Papers of John Rutledge, 1782-1872. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1766-1819. Letter of John Rutledge, 1801. Library of Congress
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to John Rutledge, Jr. [manuscript] 1788 February 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1766-1819. Papers, 1760-1862 ; (bulk 1788-1798). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1807 July 26, Washington [D.C.] to Lt. Col. John Rutledge, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
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associatedWith Anonymous, fl. 1804. person
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associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Massias, Abram A. person
associatedWith Meleney, John C., 1921- person
associatedWith Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848. person
associatedWith Plumer, William, 1759-1850. person
associatedWith Rose, Hugh, 1756-1811 person
associatedWith Rutledge family family
associatedWith Rutledge family. family
associatedWith Short, William, 1759-1849. person
associatedWith Smith, Robert, 1732-1801. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825, person
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South Carolina
South Carolina
North Carolina
South Carolina
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Voyages and travels
Army officers
Plantation owners
Representatives, U.S. Congress--South Carolina
Public officials--South Carolina


Birth 1766

Death 1819-09-01



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