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|Abstract||Thomas C. Fuller, of Fayetteville and Raleigh, N.C., was a merchant, Confederate congressman, and justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims dealing with territory acquired from Mexico, 1891-1901. The collection includes family letters from Fuller; a manuscript copy of a speech by him, 1859; and clippings of articles he wrote about Mexico.|
|Creator||Fuller, Thomas C., 1832-1901.|
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Thomas C. Fuller (1832-1901), was the son of Thomas Fuller, a merchant in Fayetteville, N.C., and Catherine Raboteau Fuller. He attended the University of North Carolina and later became a merchant and practicioner of law in Fayetteville. During the Civil War, he served in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry and also as a member of the Confederate Congress. After the war he continued to practice law and moved to Raleigh, N.C., in 1873. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison a justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims, 1891, where he served until his death.Back to Top
The collection includes family letters from Fuller to his sister, Mrs. R. H. J. Blount, 1847, and to his mother, 1861 and 1865. Topics include military service, law practice, debt collection, and family matters. Also included are a manuscript copy of a speech by him, 1859; clippings of articles he wrote about Mexico and by others about the Confederate Congress; business and other letters; and military and legal documents.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top