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Morris Miller

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Liberty County, GA
Biographical Notes:
Morris Miller registered at the Litchfield Law School from Georgia. While studying in Litchfield he became romantically involved with Litchfield Female Academy student Mary Wyllys Gannett, and the two became engaged. The engagement was called off my Mary and her family however after he had returned to Georgia. (Mary felt that he was an indifferent person, and was not of the character that he had presented himself to be when studying in Litchfield.)The only other information known about his life is that he practiced law in Liberty, GA in 1798.

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help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849.

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