Rutledge, John, 1739-1800

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American statesman and jurist.

From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [Charleston?], to William Drayton, 1788 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633315

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: 20159068

Governor of South Carolina, delegate from South Carolina to U.S. Continental Congress, and jurist.

From the description of Papers of John Rutledge, 1761-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015427

Continental Congressman, Governor of South Carolina, jurist.

From the description of ALS, 1781 September 21 : Capt. Richardsons, to General Nathanael Greene. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13901909

Rutledge was a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina (1774-1776, 1782-1783), a judge on the South Carolina Court of Chancery (from 1784), a member of the state legislature (1784-1790) and was appointed chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1795).

From the description of Letter to John Kean, 8 December 1787. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235144360

Charleston and Christ Church Parish, South Carolina attorney. John Rutledge served as the governor of South Carolina, as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, and as a U.S. Continental Congressman.

From the description of Letter : to South Carolina delegates, 1779 March 17. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32140188

Charleston, South Carolina attorney and politician. Rutledge was a South Carolina Representative for several terms between 1761-1779 and later periods. He also held other offices including Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1789-1791), and Chief Justice of South Carolina (1791-1795).

From the description of John Rutledge account book, 1761-1779. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32139138

John Rutledge was Governor of South Carolina (Jul. 1776-Mar. 1778; Jan. 1779-Jan. 1782), Associate Justice (1789-1791) and Chief Justice (Jul. 1795-Dec. 1795) of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Edward Rutledge, eldest brother of John, was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence for South Carolina and Governor of South Carolina (Dec. 1798-Jan. 1800).

From the description of [Document] 1794 Aug. 1 / J. Rutledge. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925590

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creatorOf Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Autograph letter signed : "Head Quarters," to Governor Rutledge, 1781 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1943 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn Singleton, Matthew, 1730-1787. Matthew Singleton Papers, 1773-1783. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf South Carolina. Court of Chancery. Chancery decree, 27 June 1786. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800. ALS, 1787 March 27 : (Charlestown), to unknown in New York. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Pringle, Ernest Henry, 1881-1955. Pringle family papers, 1721-1876. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810. Papers, 1778-1804. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. ALS, 1781 September 21 : Capt. Richardsons, to General Nathanael Greene. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. Library of Congress
referencedIn Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800. Letter : to [George Washington], [1789]. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Alston family. Collection of miscellaneous manuscripts, 1733-1895. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Adams, John, 1735-1826. Letter : to Christopher Gadsden, Charleston, S.C., 1801 April 16. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn South Carolina. General Assembly. Resolution and notice concerning the election of John Rutledge, 1779 Feb. 7. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Papers, 1760-1862; (bulk 1788-1798). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Anglo-Dutch War collection : journal, 1780-1783. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Autograph letter signed : to Gov. Patrick Henry, 1776 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn E. B. Washburne autograph collection, 1766-1888. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lee, Charles, 1731-1782. Charles Lee letterbook, 1776 July 2 - Aug. [27?]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. John Rutledge account book, 1761-1779. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Saunders, William, fl. 1763,. Plea in the case of Hamilton v. Saunders, 1763. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Gilpin family. Papers, 1727-1872. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Holker, John, 1745-1822. Papers of John Holker, 1777-1822. Library of Congress
referencedIn Iredell, James, 1751-1799. Papers of the elder Iredell, his wife Hannah, and their son James [microform] 1767-1856 (bulk 1771-1830). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Short Papers, 1778-1853 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gregorie, Anne King. Anne King Gregorie papers relating to Thomas Sumter, ca. 1930. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1937 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. Letters of Richard Henry Lee [manuscript] 1777-1791. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Autograph letter signed : to Gov. Caswell, 1780 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Holker Papers, 1777-1822 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Short, William, 1759-1849. William Short papers, 1778-1853. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Johnstone Family. Papers, 1753-1989. Francis Marion University, James A Rogers Library, James A. Rogers Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume X, miscellany, 1764-1805. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts : Thomas Sumter papers, 1763-1885. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Autograph letter signed : New York, to James Wilson, 1789 Sept. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Papers, 1762-1776. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Autograph letter in third person : [Charleston?], to William Drayton, 1788 Aug. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Pierce Butler papers, 1779-1787. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Papers of John Rutledge, 1761-1786. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. [Document] 1794 Aug. 1 / J. Rutledge. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Davie, Preston, b. 1881. Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn George Washington Papers, 1592-1943, (bulk 1748-1799) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1775-1785 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Letter : to South Carolina delegates, 1779 March 17. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832. Papers of Thomas Sumter, 1761-1838 (bulk 1780-1832) Library of Congress
referencedIn Heriot family. Heriot family papers, 1756-1853 and undated. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1788 May 08, Paris, [France], to Dr. [William] Shippen, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Letter to John Kean, 8 December 1787. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene letters, 1781-1782. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Greene, 1781 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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correspondedWith Gregorie, Anne King. person
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associatedWith Iredell, James, 1751-1799. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Johnstone Family. family
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associatedWith Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792. person
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associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810. person
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associatedWith Rutledge family. family
associatedWith Saunders, William, fl. 1763, person
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associatedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
correspondedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
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Yorktown (Va.)
South Carolina
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France
South Carolina--Charleston
South Carolina
South Carolina
United States
North Carolina
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Visitors, foreign
Real estate investment
Account books
Bills of exchange
Legislators--Correspondence
Voyages and travels
Lawyers--Accounting
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Birth 1739

Death 1800

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