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Pierce Butler letter to Petit de Villers

Pierce Butler letter to Petit de Villers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pierce Butler letter to Petit de Villers
Creator: Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822
Inclusive Dates: 1809 January 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 items)
Collection Number: ms1498
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Pierce Butler (1744-1822) came to America in 1758 as an officer in the British Army. Butler was delegate to the Continental Congress in 1787; member of the convention which framed the Federal Constitution in 1787; elected to the United States Senate in 1789; reelected December 5, 1792, and served from March 4, 1789, to October 25, 1796.

For more information, see "BUTLER, Pierce, (1744 - 1822)."

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter (and a transcript of the letter): dated Philadelphia, January 21, 1809, to "Mr. Petit de Villers," signed "P. Butler," regarding Mr. Spaulding, Mr. King, and damage done to one of Butler's extensive holdings in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pierce Butler letter to Petit de Villers, ms 1498. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Embargo -- United States -- History.
Petit de Villers, F. D. -- Correspondence
Real property -- Georgia.
Secularization -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter and transcript, 1809 January 21