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Leggett, Williamlocked

(30 April 1801–29 May 1839)
  • David Paul Nord

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Leggett, William (30 April 1801–29 May 1839), journalist, was born in New York City, the son of Abraham Leggett, a merchant, and Catherine Wylie. After a childhood in New York, Leggett enrolled in Georgetown College in 1815 but did not graduate. In 1819 he joined his family’s trek to Illinois, where he wrote sentimental poetry for the ...

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