See also:judge and man of letters, was
See also:born at
See also:Philadelphia on the 19th of
See also:August 1793 . After for some
See also:time prosecuting the study of
See also:law, he in 1812 joined the army, and in the war with
See also:Great Britain distinguished himself in engagements at Lundy's Lane, Niagara and Fort
See also:Erie . On the conclusion of the war he accompanied an expedition against Algiers, but in 1818 he resigned his commission, and continued the study of law at Pittsburg . In 1820 he removed to
See also:Illinois, where he commenced practice at the
See also:bar and also edited the Illinois
See also:Gazette . Soon after he was appointed public prosecutor of the circuit, and in 1824 state circuit judge . In 1827 he became state treasurer, and held that
See also:office till 1831, but he continued at the same time his. legal practice and also edited the Illinois Intelligencer . Subsequently he became editor of the Western Souvenir, an
See also:annual publication, and of the Illinois Monthly
See also:Magazine, afterwards the Western Monthly Magazine . He died near
See also:Cincinnati on the 5th of
See also:July 1868 . The following are his
See also:works:—Letters from the West, originally contributed to the
See also:Portfolio, and collected and published in
See also:London in 1828; Legends of the West (1832); The Soldier's
See also:Bride and other Tales (1832); The Harpe's
See also:Head, a
See also:Legend of
See also:Kentucky (1833) ; Sketches of the West (2 vols., 1835) ; Tales of the Border (1835) ; Notes on the Western States (1838) ;
See also:History of the
See also:Indian Tribes, in conjunction with T . L . M'Keeney (3 vols., 1838–1844); The
See also:Wilderness and the War-Path (1845) ;
See also:Romance of Western History (1857) .
ISAAC HOLLISTER HALL (1837-1896)
JAMES HALL (1811–1898)
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