Graham, George, letter, 1824.
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George Graham (1770-1830) served as acting US Secretary of War from 1815-1818, president of the Washington branch of the Bank of America from 1817-1823, and from 1823-1830 as commissioner of the general land office of the United States. In 1818 Graham traveled to Galveston, Texas on a secret mission to obtain information on French exiles in Texas. He also inspected the Texas coast with pirate Jean Lafitte and wrote an account of his mission, the first Anglo-American description of a sea voyage t...
George Graham was born in Dumfries, Va., about 1772, and died in Washington in August, 1830. He graduated from Columbia College in 1790 and studied law. During the War of 1812 he commanded the "Fairfax Light-Horse." During the last two years of Madison's administration and until relieved by Calhoun, he was acting secretary of war. In 1818 he inspected General Lallemande's colonists at Orscaquies Bluffs on Trinity River and induced them to submit to the authority of the United States. He became p...
Under regulations approved on March 20, 1915, tracts set aside as villa sites under the provisions of an act of April 12, 1910, within the former Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, were offered for sale at public auction, beginning at Polson, Montana, on July 26, 1915. The sale was adjourned to Dayton, Montana, on August 6 and concluded at Kalispell, Montana, on August 7, 1915. There were 889 parcels of land, not less than 2 nor more than 5 acres in area, fronting on Flathead Lake, and under ...