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DELLET, James, member of congress, born in Ireland in 1788; died in Claiborne, Ala., 21 Dec., 1848. His parents emigrated from Ireland and settled in South Carolina when he was a boy. He was graduated at the College of South Carolina in 1810, studied law in Columbia, was admitted to the bar in 1813, and was for a time a commissioner in equity. In 181.7 he removed to Alabama and settled in Claiborne, Monroe County, where he distinguished himself as a lawyer, and by speculation in land became wealthy, He was appointed a judge of the circuit court, and frequently represented his County in the state legislature. He was a representative in congress from Alabama from 1839 till 1841, and again from 1843 till 1845.
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