George Wythe

George Wythe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Wythe was an American lawyer, a judge, a prominent law professor and "Virginia's foremost classical scholar." Wythe's signature is positioned at the head of the list of seven Virginia signatories on the United States Declaration of Independence. Wythe served as a representative of Virginia and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention-though he left the Convention early and did not sign the final version of the Constitution. Wythe is believed to have been murdered in June 1806 by arsenic poisoning by his great-nephew George Wythe Sweeney. He was likely targeting Lydia Broadnax, Wythe's housekeeper, and her mixed-race son Michael Brown, to whom Wythe made bequests in his willshow more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136657147
  • 9786136657141