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John Milton letter to Governor Edward Telfair

John Milton letter to Governor Edward Telfair

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Milton letter to Governor Edward Telfair
Creator: Milton, John, active 1784-1796
Inclusive Dates: 1791 October 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3655
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Milton served as Georgia's first Secetary of State from 1779-1799. He was elected three times and is credited with saving the state's official records when under British occupation. He is also noted for receiving electoral votes from Georgia for becoming America's first president.

Edward Telfair (1735-1807) served three terms as Georgia's governor in the late 1700s. He was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. For further information, see the article Edward Telfair at New Georgia Encylcopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Secretary's Office, October 21, 1791, to Governor Edward Telfair concerning a manuscript book belonging to Chatham County's office of probate which had been removed from the state in the late war.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Milton letter to Governor Edward Telfair, ms3655, 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

Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1791 October 21