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William Few and William Houstoun letter to John Jay

William Few and William Houstoun letter to John Jay

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Few and William Houstoun letter to John Jay
Creator: Houstoun, William, 1755-1813
Creator: Few, William, 1748-1828
Inclusive Dates: 1786 September 20
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3547
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Few (1748-1828) was a politician and lawyer, who served in numerous political positions including delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787), surveyor general of Georgia, and U.S. Senator (1789-1793).

For more information, see the article William Few Jr. in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

John Jay (1745-1829) was the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, second governor of New York, and the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1781-1789.

William Houstoun (1755-1813) was a commissioner, member of the Continental Congress, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention representing the state of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated September 20, 1786, addressed to John Jay, signed "William Houstoun" and "William Few," regarding the boundary dispute between Georgia and South Carolina and the boundary with Spanish Florida. The collection also includes a page providing historical background on the situation and time period.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Few and William Houstoun letter to John Jay, ms3547, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Boundaries, State.
Correspondence.
Jay, John, 1745-1829

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letter , 1786 September 20