George L. Kinnard Letter
S 781
18 March 1834
1 folder

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Biographical Note:

George L. Kinnard was born in 1803 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1823, where he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law. He served as Lieutenant Colonel in the 40th regiment of the Indiana militia (1826) and Colonel of the 81st regiment (1833). Kinnard held several public offices including Marion County assessor (1826-1827); member of the Indiana House of Representatives (1827-1830); Marion County surveyor (1831-1835); and member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1833-1836). He died on November 26, 1836, near Cincinnati, Ohio, as a result of injuries sustained as a result of an explosion on the steamer Flora on the Ohio River.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 16 Dec. 2005. <>.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains a letter written by George Kinnard to Arthur St. Clair regarding having a request for relief heard in the House of Representatives. The letter also gives a recounting of a letter Kinnard received from General Howard.

Item Listing:

1 Folder  
1834 Mar. 18 Kinnard, George to Arthur St. Clair.  ALS

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (1 item)

Collection Dates:

18 Mar. 1834



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