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1 Title:   Montgomery County (Ga.) abstract of title  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia  
  Dates:   1866  
The collection consists of a five-page abstract of title that summarizes certain real estate transactions in Montgomery County occuring between 1775 January 3 and 1866 November 26.
  Identifier:   ms3870  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ellen  
  Dates:   1864-1865  
The collection consists of a bill of sale from Savannah, Georgia for the purchase of an enslaved woman, Ellen, and her child, Caroline, and an agreement made between Ellen and Angus McQueen. The bill of sale shows that Jackson Hodges paid $3,700 dollars to Samuel Hauser. The bill of sale also notes that Ellen has a burn. A year later after the end of the Civil War, an indenture agreement was made between Angus McQueen of Montgomery County, Georgia and the "now freed woman," Ellen. In the agreement, Ellen agrees to continue working on McQueen's plantation. McQueen "promises and agrees to feed, clothe, and give medical attention to" Ellen and her child. These terms are considered to be Ellen's "just compensation for the labor performed." McQueen agrees to these terms as long as Ellen "will obey all orders" and "will be respectful, submissive, and obedient."
  Identifier:   ms4146  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Hugh Peterson, Sr. Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Peterson, Hugh, 1898-1961.  
  Dates:   1814-1961  
Hugh Peterson (1898-1961), of Ailey, Georgia, served as a representative to the Georgia legislature from 1923 to 1931, a state senator from 1931 to 1932, and a United States Representative from Georgia's First Congressional District from 1934 to 1946. His wife, Patience Elizabeth Russell Peterson (1902-2002), was the daughter of Judge Richard B. Russell, Sr. and sister of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. Peterson was heavily involved in creating the Georgia State Government Reorganization Bill of 1931 and, as a U.S. Representative, was active in sponsoring farm legislation. His congressional work included service on the Transportation, Territories, Rivers and Harbors, Public Lands, and Elections committees. After losing the 1946 election to Prince Preston of Statesboro, Peterson worked with General Lucius Clay in Germany in 1947 as a consultant. After his return, he devoted his time to practicing law in Ailey and serving as a lobbyist in Washington, D. C., for various businesses with interests in Georgia. The collection includes political, business and personal papers as well as campaign memorabilia, photographs, artifacts, maps, and books, all generated and collected by Hugh Peterson, Sr. The collection documents Hugh Peterson, Sr., Patience Russell Peterson (wife), Hugh Peterson, Jr. (son), their extended family (the Petersons and the Russells), and persons active in Georgia politics as well as members of Congress, other politicians and various business people active in Washington, D.C. during the 1920s through the 1960s.
  Identifier:   RBRL/107/HPS  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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