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Edward LANGWORTHY

(1738-1802)

LANGWORTHY, Edward, a Delegate from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in 1738; attended a school kept in connection with the Bethesda Orphan House, of which he was an inmate, and later became an instructor in the institution; assisted in organizing the Georgia Council of Safety and became secretary of the council December 11, 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1779; signer of the Articles of Confederation; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1785; engaged in newspaper work until 1787; teacher of the classics in Baltimore Academy 1787-1791; moved to Elkton, Md., about 1791, where he was engaged in writing a history of Georgia; returned to Baltimore in 1795; clerk of customs from that time until his death in Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1802.

Bibliography

Langworthy, Edward. Memoir of Major General Lee. 1792, reprinted from Memoirs of the Life of the Late Charles Lee, Esq. 1875. Reprint, London: The Lee Papers, v. 7, p. [117]-167.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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