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e destitute condition of the people of this section of Georgia, and through that gentleman's influence assistance was rendered by the government. He was one of the Greeley electors in the campaign of 1872, and on the Tilden and Hendricks ticket of 1876, and was a member of the Georgia constitutional convention of 1877. During the last part of his life he was a planter near Cassville, Ga. Major-General Ambrose Ransom Wright Major-General Ambrose Ransom Wright was born in Louisville, Jefferson county, Ga., in April, 1826. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and soon built up a lucrative practice. In politics he was a Democrat until the rise of the American party. He united with this organization, which in 1860 took the name of the Constitutional Union party, and nominated for the presidency John Bell of Tennessee, and for the vice-presidency Edward Everett of Massachusetts. This ticket Mr. Wright ardently supported, but when the election resulted in raising to the presid