Creator

Date Original

1871

Description

This letter written by George W. Paschal concerns land he owned in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Paschal was born in 1812 in Skull Shoals, Greene County, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in 1832, and soon after married Sarah Ridge, the daughter of Cherokee chief, John Ridge. In 1837, he moved to Van Buren, Arkansas, where he practiced law. He was appointed Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1842. Paschal moved to Texas around 1848, where he continued to practice law. He was a staunch Union supporter, which caused him to face animosity from many of his fellow Texans during the Civil War. In 1869, he moved to Washington, District of Columbia, where he practiced law with his son. Paschal died in 1878.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.035.002

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George W. Paschal letter, SMC.035.002

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George W. Paschal letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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