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1827 Feb. 22
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1827 Feb. 22
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eng
Summary
Letter, dated 22 February 1827, from Samuel Meredith Garland (1802-1880) of Amherst County, Virginia, to William M. Waller (d. 1849), delegate for Amherst County in the Virginia House of Delegates, containing personal news and Garland's thoughts on the recent election for United States Senator. Garland comments on John Tyler's (1790-1862) victory over John Randolph (1773-1833), and notes that his preferred candidate had been William Branch Giles (1762-1830) whom the legislature had elected governor of Virginia. Garland also states that many in Amherst are unhappy with Waller and Lucas P. Thompson (ca. 1804-1866) and predicts that they will have a tough reelection campaign
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Samuel Meredith Garland was born 15 November 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia, to David Shepherd Garland (1769-1841) and Jane Henry Meredith Garland (1776-1856). Garland attended the College of William and Mary and became a lawyer. He represented Amherst County in the House of Delegates from 1829 to 1832. He represented Amherst, Albemarle, and Nelson Counties in the Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851. As a delegate from Amherst to the Secession Convention in 1861, Garland twice voted for secession. He served as clerk of Amherst County from 1837 to 1864. Garland married Mildred Powell July 1830, and they had 10 children. Garland died 29 January 1880, and was buried in the family cemetery in Amherst County.
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2
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Garland, Mary
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000500702
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Photostats (negative).
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leaves.

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