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Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman

Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman

Descriptive Summary

Title: Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman
Creator: Meigs, Josiah
Inclusive Dates: 1819 November 18
Language: English
Extent: 1 item(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms3795
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Josiah Meigs served as the second president of the University of Georgia, from 1801-1810. After his university career. In 1814 he was appointed commissioner of the U. S. Genreal Land Office.

Wyllys Silliman of Zanesville, Ohio was married to Deborah Webster Cass and had two children.

Scope and Content

The letter informs Mr. Silliman of the Secretary of the Treasury's approval of the selection of three parcels of land for the use of schools in the town of Grange that he must reserve from sale.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman, ms3795, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

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Subject Terms

Meigs, Josiah
Public lands -- United States.
Silliman, Wyllys
United States. General Land Office

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