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Wills Hill letter to James Habersham

Wills Hill letter to James Habersham

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wills Hill letter to James Habersham
Creator: Downshire, Wills Hill, Marquis of, 1718-1793
Inclusive Dates: 1772 April 1
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms526
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Wills Hill (1718-1793) was known as the Earl of Hillsborough and later Marquis of Downshire.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Wills Hill (at that time, Earl of Hillsborough), Whitehall, to acting governor James Habersham, Savannah, Georgia dated April 1, 1772. The letter discusses Indian depredations, smallpox, an appropriation for the support of the "civil establishment of Georgia for the present year", says he encloses copy of estimate upon which grant is founded "for your direction in the Application thereof," mentions an increase in the allowance for purchase of "implements and utensils for improving the manufacture of raw silk."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wills Hill letter to James Habersham, ms526, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
Habersham, James, 1715-1775
Silk industry -- Georgia.
Smallpox -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1772 April 1 Access Online