FORREST, Uriah (1756-1805)

FORREST, URIAH, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born near Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md., in 1756; received a limited schooling; served as a first lieutenant, captain, and major in Maryland forces in the Revolutionary War; wounded at the Battle of Germantown and lost a leg at the Battle of Brandywine; Member of the Continental Congress in 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and served from March 4, 1793, to November 8, 1794, when he resigned; commissioned major general of Maryland Militia in 1795; clerk of the circuit court of the District of Columbia 1800-1805; died at his home, ``Rosedale,'' near Georgetown, D.C., July 6, 1805; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

George Washington University
Special Collections, Gelman Library
Washington, D.C.
Papers: In the W. Looyd Wright Collection, 1798, 1 item.
A letter from Uriah Forrest to Robert Morris written on May 17, 1798. In the letter, Forrest writes that he is greatly disappointed that Morris has not yet sent some money.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1783, 1 item.
A letter from Uriah Forrest written in 1783.

  • Mann-Kenney, Louise. Rosedale: The Eighteenth Century Country Estate of General Uriah Forrest, Cleveland Park. Washington, D.C.: L. Mann-Kenney, 1989.