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Samuel Meeker letter to General James Winchester

Samuel Meeker letter to General James Winchester

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel Meeker letter to General James Winchester
Creator: Meeker, Samuel, 1763-1832
Inclusive Dates: 1804 December 27
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 letter
Collection Number: ms1271
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Samuel Meeker was a Philadelphia merchant and militia captain.

James Winchester served as a captain in the Continental Army. After the Revolution, he moved to Tennesee and was active in the government. Nashville in present-day Sumner County. Both moved to the Tennessee country by 1785 and immediately became active in frontier government and military service. In 1802, he built a hom in Cragfont, Tennessee.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Samuel Meeker writing from Philadelphia on 27 December 1804 to General James Winchester of Cragfont, Tennessee. The letter discusses slaves and their possible sale in New Orleans. The list of enslaved mentioned in the letter unfortunately is not present. However, Meeker goes on to mention aspects of shipping and overseas trade.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Meeker letter to General James Winchester, ms 1271. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Slave trade -- United States.
Slaveholders -- United States.
Slavery -- United States.
Winchester, James, 1752-1826

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1804 December 27 Access Online