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GRIFFIN, Samuel, a Representative from Virginia; born in 1746 in Richmond County, Va.; pursued classical studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced; colonel in the Revolutionary War; was wounded at Harlem Heights October 12, 1776; served on the State board of war; member of the State house of delegates 1786-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration supporter to the First Congress, reelected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second Congress, and returned as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); died November 3, 1810.

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University of California
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the John Adams Papers, 1797, 3 pages. A letter from John Adams to Samuel Griffin, written on January 19, 1797. In the letter, John Adams thanks Samuel Griffin for offering congratulations and suggestions regarding hiring a private secretary. John Adams also comments on the true nature of French policy toward the U.S., which had been concealed from the American people.

University of Virginia
Special Collections Department, Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Microfilm: In the Virginia Revolutionary War Correspondence, 1778-1779, 1 reel. Includes correspondence between Governor Jefferson and Samuel Griffin.
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