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Benjamin Harvey Hill letter to J. H. Scott

Benjamin Harvey Hill letter to J. H. Scott

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin Harvey Hill letter to J. H. Scott
Creator: Hill, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882
Inclusive Dates: 1862 December 24
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1405
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

A presence in Georgia state politics for more than three decades, Benjamin Hill was by turns a prosperous lawyer, opponent of secession, ardent supporter of the Confederacy, apologist for Reconstruction, and, at his death, Democratic U.S. senator from Georgia. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved February 25, 2009)

For more information, see the article Benjamin Hill (1823-1882) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

A letter written by Benjamin Harvey Hill to J. H. Scott on 24 December 1862 from his home in LaGrange, Georgia. Hill describes the settling of the estate of N. Tompkins and other financial arrangements noting that "I should like to pay it by or before 1st Jany as by the 8 of that month I leave for Richmond."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Harvey Hill letter to J. H. Scott, ms 1405. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Estates (aggregate property)
Executors and administrators -- Georgia.
Hill, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882 -- Finance, Personal
Lawyers -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Scott, J. H. -- Correspondence
Tompkins, N. -- Estate

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1862 December 24