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MEREDITH, Samuel, financier, born in Philadelphia in 1740 ; died in Belmont, his seat in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, 10 March, 1817. His father, Rees (1705-'77), was a native of Radnorshire, Wales, and one of the most influential colonists of his day. Chancing to meet Washington at the coffeehouse in Philadelphia when the latter was an unknown youth, he entered into conversation with him, and, being pleased with his demeanor, he invited him to his house and was afterward his warm friend. The son became a member of the Pennsylvania colonial legislature. Ha entered the service as major of the 3d Pennsylvania battalion in 1775, was engaged actively in various battles, and was made brigadier-general for gallant services. He and his brother-in-law, George Clymer, the signer, each gave £10,000 in silver to carry on the war. General Meredith was exiled from Philadelphia on its occupation by the British. He was a member of the old congress in 1787-'8, and was first treasurer of the United States from 1789 till 1801, when he resigned in order to look after his personal estates. On entering upon the office of treasurer, he advanced $20,000, and subsequently $120,000, to the government, and he was never reimbursed.
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