SITGREAVES, Samuel (1764-1827)

SITGREAVES, SAMUEL, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 16, 1764; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, Pa., September 3, 1783, and began practice in Easton, Pa., in 1786; delegate to the Pennsylvania state constitutional convention in 1790; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served until his resignation (March 4, 1795-August 29, 1798); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount; appointed United States commissioner to Great Britain under the Jay treaty, regarding British claims, August 11, 1798; burgess of Easton 1804-1807; treasurer of Northampton County 1816-1819; resumed the practice of law; president of the Easton Bank 1815-1827; died in Easton, Pa., April 4, 1827; interment in Easton Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1808. 1 letter.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers 1800. 13 items.
The Samuel Sitgreaves papers contain letters primarily from Sitgreaves to his sister-in-law concerning observations about European society and politics, as well as descriptions of daily life and travel. A finding aid is available online.