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John Perceval (Earl of Egmont) letter to his son

John Perceval (Earl of Egmont) letter to his son

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Perceval (Earl of Egmont) letter to his son
Creator: Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748
Inclusive Dates: 1740 August 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3561
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Perceval (1683-1748) was the first Earl of Egmont. Born in Ireland, he was an important figure in the founding of the colony of Georgia, and was first president of the trustees in 1732.

Perceval's son John (1711-1770) succeeded him in his title, and entered politics as well. His father instructed him in history and antiquities.

Scope and Content

This collection contains an unsigned letter from John Perceval, the Lord of Egmont, written to his son Lord Pervecal discussing American affairs and comments regarding the Choctaw Indians (which he calls the "Chickesaw") of the Mississippi delta, and the actions of Governor William Bull of South Carolina, who has asked for extra troops for protection and to support the Choctaws in their wars.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Perceval (Earl of Egmont) letter to his son, ms3561, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bull, William, 1683-1755
Choctaw Indians.
Egmont, John Perceval, Earl of, 1711-1770
Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1740 August 21