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REED, Philip, senator, born in Kent county, Maryland, about 1760; died in Kent county, Maryland, 2 November, 1829. He received an academical education, and served as a captain in the Revolutionary army. Afterward he was elected to the United States senate in place of Robert Wright, resigned, and held the seat from 29 December, 1806, till 3 March, 1813. On his return home he commanded, as colonel of militia, the regiment of home-guards ;hat met and defeated at Moorefields, Maryland. 30 August, 1814, a superior British force under Sir Peter Parker (q. v.), who was killed in the engagement. Colonel Reed was elected to the 15th congress, serving from 1 December. 1817, till 3 March, 1819, and re-elected to the 17th, having contested the election of Jeremiah Causden, serving from 20 March, 1822, till 3 March, 1823.
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