Date Original

1838 December 14-1839 February 26

Description

George W. Paschal made notes in this letterbook while living and practicing law in Van Buren, Arkansas. This letterbook offers a glimpse of life in the region just a few years after Arkansas became a state.

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 the 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 remained until his death in 1878.

Physical Description

Letterbook; 8.25" x 12.75"

Keywords

Paschal, George W. (George Washington), 1812-1878; Arkansas. Supreme Court--History--19th century

Geographical Area

Mississippi; Georgia; Tennessee; Missouri; Louisiana; Van Buren, Crawford County (Ark.); Bentonville, Benton County (Ark.); Fayetteville, Washington County (Ark.); Washington, District of Columbia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0013.0011

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George W. Paschal letterbook, SMC.0013.0011

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George W. Paschal letterbook, 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

Political History | United States History

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George W. Paschal letterbook, 1838-1839

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