Sergeant, John, 1779-1852

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Pennsylvania congressman.

From the description of Testimonial : Philadelphia, 1835 Oct. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316936

From the description of ALS : tp S. W. Wager, 1808 Oct. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586017

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John D. Steele, 1840 Oct. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475392

From the description of ALS (copy): Philadelphia, to Jacob Sitler, 1805 May 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617119

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 1815 Dec. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580969

Congressman from Pennsylvania; gave important legal and political counsel to the Second Bank of the U.S.

From the description of Opinion on foreign and domestic exchange, 1819 Aug. 3. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28985903

Lawyer, public official, and U.S. representative from Pennyslvania.

From the description of John Sergeant correspondence, 1837-1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980390

Member of Congress and President of Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners.

SERGEANT, John, (son of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, grandfather of John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise, and great-grandfather of John Crain Kunkel), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 5, 1779; attended the common schools and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from Princeton College in 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1799 and practiced in Philadelphia for fifty years; deputy attorney general for Philadelphia in 1800; commissioner of bankruptcy for Pennsylvania in 1801; member of the state house of representatives 1808-1810; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Williams; reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses and served from October 10, 1815, to March 3, 1823; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection; president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners in 1825; envoy to the Panama Congress in 1826; elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; unsuccessful National-Republican candidate for election as Vice President of the United States in 1832; president of the state constitutional convention in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1837, until his resignation on September 15, 1841; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-sixth Congress); died in Philadelphia, Pa., November 23, 1852; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Con. Bio. Dir.)

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From the description of John Sergeant papers, 1821-1838 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 496138175

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referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. Acquisitions of Pierre S. du Pont, 1438-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Papers, 1783-1897. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn John Sloane correspondence with Henry Clay, 1822-1850. Houghton Library
referencedIn White, Hugh Lawson, 1773-1840. Papers, 1834-1848. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. 19th century letter from Pennsylvania Congressman: 1817, May 9. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Letter : Philadelphia, to Richard Smith, [Washington, D.C.?], 1848 July 24. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Opinion on foreign and domestic exchange, 1819 Aug. 3. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. ALS : Washington, D.C., to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 1815 Dec. 21. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Meredith family. Meredith family papers, 1756-1964, bulk 1772-1873. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. John Sergeant correspondence, 1837-1840. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bank of the United States (1816-1836). Letters and minutes, 1819-1842. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. ALS : tp S. W. Wager, 1808 Oct. 21. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865. Papers, [ca. 1760s]-[ca. 1860s]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854. Diaries, 1800-1851 [microfilm and photoprints]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Philoclean Society (Rutgers University). Records, 1825-1927 (bulk 1825-1890). Rutgers University
referencedIn Campbell, J. (John). Letter : Society Hall, Edinburgh, to Rev. Dr. Morse, 1819 Apr. 1. Newberry Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. ALS : Philadelphia, to John D. Steele, 1840 Oct. 31. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. John Sergeant papers, 1821-1838 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Records of District Courts of the United States. 1685 - 2009. Bankruptcy Act of 1800 Commissioners' Commissions
referencedIn Burr, J. Kelsey. Bank of the United States collection, 1774-1865. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas Aspinwall letters and autograph, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Letter : Philadelphia, to Richard Smith, [Washington?], 1841 Mar. 12. Texas Christian University
referencedIn David Rittenhouse Papers, 1774-1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Chauncey family. Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Patterson, Robert Maskell, 1787-1854. Papers, 1775-1853. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Duane Family Collection, 1764-1933 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. Papers, 1663-1844 (bulk 1781-1844) Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Philoclean Society of Rutgers College. Records, 1825-1927 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Henry Wheaton, 1818 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jones, William, 1760-1831. Bank of the United States Records, 1790-1842 (inclusive). Porterville Public Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. ALS (copy): Philadelphia, to Jacob Sitler, 1805 May 7. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Biddle, Thomas A. Business Records and correspondence, 1771-1837. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Henry Clay Family Papers, 1732-1927, (bulk 1814-1852) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853, 1775-1853 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768 - ca. 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hopkinson family. Papers, 1735-1941 (bulk 1800-1841) Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Letters, 1831 and 1941. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Testimonial : Philadelphia, 1835 Oct. 9. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Peithessophian Society (Rutgers College). Records, 1825-1927 (bulk 1825-1891, 1925-1927). Rutgers University
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creatorOf Sergeant, Jonathan, 1712-1777. Sergeant family collection, 1746-1843. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Letter : n.p., to Joseph S. Lewis, 1827 Dec. 31. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1779-1852. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 Feb. 27. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
United States
Pennsylvania
United States
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Cherokee Indians
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Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century
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Lawyers
Public officials--Pennsylvania
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Birth 1779-12-05

Death 1852-11-23

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