Autograph letter signed : Washington, to William G. Webster, 1841 Jan. 6.
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White was born in New York and studied law. After moving to Lafayette, Ind., he became active in state politics and later served in the U.S. House and Senate. He was appointed by President Lincoln to adjust claims for Indian depredations, and was appointed a federal district judge in 1864. He also practiced law with Rufus A. Lockwood, and was president of several railroads. From the description of Papers, 1840-1852. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31906360 ...
William Greenleaf Webster (1805-1869), an American editor and publisher, was the son of lexicographer Noah Webster. He participated in the editing, publication and sale of his father's dictionaries and other books. From the description of William Greenleaf Webster papers, 1820-1865. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466647 ...