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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Herndon, George Melvin.
William Tatham, 1752-1819.
Johnson City, Tenn. : Research Advisory Council, East Tennessee State University, ©1973
|Named Person:||William Tatham; William Tatham|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George Melvin Herndon
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Tells the story of William Tatham who arrived in Virginia in 1769 as a bonded servant for a mercantile firm, hoping to learn the tobacco trade. While he went on to become a merchant, soldier, lawyer, surveyor, engineer, legislator, civil servant, and self-style diplomat, his story demonstrates that talent and ample opportunity in the struggle for success in early American society did not necessarily spell success in the land of opportunity.
Arrival, apprenticeship, and freedom -- The reluctant patriot -- New adventures -- The legislator -- Search for a sinecure -- Mission to Spain -- Self-exile in England -- The public servant -- Wartime service, no. 2 -- The last sinecure -- Epilogue.
|Description:||ix, 311 pages : portrait ; 24 cm|
|Responsibility:||G. Melvin Herndon.|
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