Edwards, Ninian, Gov., 1775-1833

Edwards, Ninian, Gov., 1775-1833



Ninian Edwards was born on March 17, 1775 in Maryland. He was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, as one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois from 1818 to 1824, and as the third Governor of Illinois from 1826 to 1830. He was a schoolmate of William Wirt. Edwards died on July 20, 1833.

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William Wirt letter to Daniel Webster

Webster Mss 828219.1
Identifier: Mss 828219.1
Date(s): 1828-03-19
Content Description

United States Attorney General William Wirt writes to Daniel Webster concerning an unidentified court case that Gov. Ninian Edwards of Illinois lost. Wirt wants Webster's personal opinion of the case to be relayed to Edwards.