S. O. SOUTHALL Toasts Memory of
Hugh S. LEGARE

A Fourth of July Toast at Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia

The Richmond Enquirer

Richmond, Virginia

July 11, 1843

 

Note: Mr. SOUTHALL may have been referring to the recently deceased Hugh Swinton LEGARE, who had died in Boston the previous month.  According to Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904, LEGARE had been a lawyer, a statesman, author and  journalist. 

LEGARE was born at Charleston,  South Carolina on January 2, 1797. He represented South Carolina in congress from 1837 to 1839, and he was appointed Attorney-General and acting Secretary of State of the United States in 1841. He died in Boston, MA on June 20, 1843.
 

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