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John Wereat letter

John Wereat letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Wereat letter
Creator: Wereat, John, approximately 1733-1799
Inclusive Dates: 1797 January 13
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms959
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Wereat (ca. 1733-1799) was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic supporters of the colonial cause in the troubles that preceded the Revolution. Wereat was a member of the first Provincial Congress of Georgia; was speaker of that body in 1776; as president of the executive council he discharged the duties of governor from Dec. 29, 1778 to Nov. 4, 1779; was made chief justice in 1781; was a member of the commission to treat with the governor of Florida regarding the boundary question in 1783; and was president of the convention that ratified the constitution of the United States.

For more information, see the article John Wereat (ca. 1733-1799) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Hardwick, January 13, 1797, "Dear sir," signed "John Wereat," regarding an order for rice and 150 bushels of corn. The other side of the letter contains an unsigned letter (rough draft) to "George Washington, President of the U. S. of A.," regarding appointment to office.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Wereat letter, ms959, 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

Corn -- Purchasing -- Georgia -- Hardwick.
Rice -- Purchasing -- Georgia -- Hardwick.
Wereat, John, approximately 1733-1799 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1797 January 13