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Contains 112 Results:

Letter: Bolling Hall, Sparta, Georgia, to William H. Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, 1806 September 10

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-1
Scope and Contents Bolling Hall (1767-1836) was, at the time of writing, a U.S. congressman from Georgia and a political ally of William Crawford. Here he discusses George M. Troup (1780-1856), then serving as a state legislator in Georgia, and Troup's prospects of attaining a Congressional seat.
Dates: 1806 September 10

Letter: Jared Irwin, Milledgeville, Georgia, to John Milledge and William H. Crawford, Georgia, 1808 January 19

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-2
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Jared Irwin (1750-1818) was governor of Georgia. The letter authorizes Milledge and Crawford to contract for arms and ammunition for the Georgia militia.
Dates: 1808 January 19

Letter: Robert Smith, Washington, D.C., to William H. Crawford, Lexington, Georgia, 1810 June 20

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-3
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Robert Smith (1757-1842) was U.S. Secretary of State. The letter authorizes Crawford to select and pay an individual qualified to execute the "policy of the President in relationship to the Floridas." There were more details in an enclosed letter, not present.
Dates: 1810 June 20

Letter: John Randolph of Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, to William H. Crawford, Lexington, Georgia, 1811 April 28

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-4
Scope and Contents John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia (1773-1833) served in the U.S. Congress from 1799-1813. He writes in response to Crawford's letter of 28 March 1811. The letter begins with a discussion of recent newspaper attacks against Crawford, which Randolph finds repugnant. It then moves on to discussions of local elections and political machinations. It closes with other gossip about likely mutual acquaintances.
Dates: 1811 April 28

Letter: George Matthews, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, to William H. Crawford, Lexington, Georgia, 1811 October 11

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-5
Scope and Contents George Matthews (1739-1812) was a former Georgia governor who, at the time of writing, was embroiled in the U.S. government's scheme to provoke an uprising against the Spanish in East Florida. In the letter, Matthews seeks to arrange a meeting with Crawford.
Dates: 1811 October 11

Letter: Edward F. Tattnall, Litchfield, Connecticut, to William H. Crawford, Augusta, Georgia, 1812 August 4

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-6
Scope and Contents Tattnall (1788-1832), a future member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, writes seeking Crawford's influence in obtaining a captaincy in the U.S. Army.
Dates: 1812 August 4

Letter: Obadiah Jones, Madison, Mississippi Territory, to William H. Crawford, Lexington, Georgia, 1813 April 7

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-7
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Jones (c1763-1825) owned a plantation, Spring Hill, near what is now Athens, Alabama. He was a pioneer of Oglethorpe County, Georgia and a close friend of Crawford. In this densely written letter he offers Crawford financial assistance; discusses the possible division of Mississippi Territory and the War of 1812; and speaks of personal and family matters.
Dates: 1813 April 7

Letter: Joel Abbott, Washington, D.C., to William H. Crawford, Washington D.C., 1813 April 24

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-8
Scope and Contents Abbott (1766-1826) writes Crawford to promote his theory of magnetism, whereby ". . . Longitude will be practically explained to the most unskillful mariner . . . ."
Dates: 1813 April 24

Letter: William M. Gibson, Charleston, South Carolina, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1814 March 22

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-9
Scope and Contents Gibson brings Crawford (then in Paris) up to date on regional and national public events, especially politics and the war.
Dates: 1814 March 22

Letter: Christopher Hughes, Jr., Ghent, to William H. Crawford, Paris, France, 1814 July 26

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-10
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Hughes (1786-1849) was secretary for the American delegation negotiating the Treaty of Ghent. Hughes writes to introduce two friends who will shortly be in Paris.
Dates: 1814 July 26

Letter: Thomas Sumter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to William H. Crawford, Paris, France, 1815 March 7

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-12
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Sumter (1768-1840) was U.S. minister to Portugal. He writes to introduce General Manuel Belgrano and Don Bernadino de Rivadavia, leaders in the fight for Argentine independence.
Dates: 1815 March 7

Letter: John Hawkes, Plymouth, England, to William H. Crawford, London, England, 1815 May 14

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-13
Scope and Contents Notes the arrival of Neptune to return Crawford to America.
Dates: 1815 May 14

Letter: G. B. Milligan, Wilmington, Delaware, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1815 August 4

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-14
Scope and Contents An update on the health of former Ghent commissioner James A. Bayard of Delaware (1767-1815), who had travelled with Crawford on Neptune. Bayard died on 6 August.
Dates: 1815 August 4

 Letter: Henry Jackson, Paris, France, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1815 September 26

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-15
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Dr. Henry Jackson was serving as U.S. chargé d'affaires at Paris, following Crawford's departure. This is a cover letter for diplomatic papers, and an unofficial request to be replaced.
Dates: 1815 September 26

Letter: Nathaniel G. Ingraham, Jr., London, England, to William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., 1815 October 11

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-16
Scope and Contents Ingraham seeks Crawford's support, as Secretary of War, in affirming his appointment as consul general of the U.S. for the Western District of England.
Dates: 1815 October 11

Letter: David R. Williams, Centre Hall, South Carolina, to William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., 1815 November 9

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-17
Scope and Contents At the time of writing David R. Williams (1776-1830) was governor of South Carolina. The letter's political content mostly concerns the South Carolina militia.
Dates: 1815 November 9

Letter: Robert Finley, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, to William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., 1816 February 10

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-18
Scope and Contents Finley (1772-1817) writes regarding his appointment as president of the University of Georgia, and the proposed salary.
Dates: 1816 February 10

Letter: V. Vail, Baltimore, Maryland, to William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., 1816 April 6

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-19
Scope and Contents In French. Vail replies to Crawford with particulars of his school in Baltimore.
Dates: 1816 April 6

Letter: William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., to "Gentlemen," n.p., 1816 September 7

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-20
Scope and Contents Retained draft of instructions on negotiations with Native Americans in Indian Territory.
Dates: 1816 September 7

Letter: George M. Bibb, Frankfort, Kentucky, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1816 October 14

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-21
Scope and Contents George M. Bibb (1776-1859) was a former U.S. senator from Kentucky who at the time of writing was working as a lawyer in Frankfort. He writes to lobby for Robert Trimble's appointment as federal judge for the Kentucky District.
Dates: 1816 October 14

Letter: Peter Early, Milledgeville, Georgia, to William H. Crawford, Washington, D.C., 1816 November 20

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-22
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Peter Early (1773-1817) was serving in the Georgia state senate. He informs Crawford of local support for various applicants for the position of federal agent to the Creek Nation, among other political matters.
Dates: 1816 November 20

Letters: Jared Mansfield, West Point, New York, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1817 January 2-22

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-23
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Jared Mansfield (1759-1830) was professor of mathematics and experimental philosophy at West Point. From 1803 to 1812 he served as Surveyor General of the United States. These three letters constitute an extended report to Crawford on circumstances at the U.S. Military Academy. They are especially critical of academy superintendent Capt. Alden Partridge.
Dates: 1817 January 2-22

Letter: Thomas Worthington, Columbus and Chillicothe, Ohio, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1817 January 15, February 20

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-24
Scope and Contents At the time of writing Thomas Worthington (1773-1827) was the Republican governor of Ohio. He writes of his support for Crawford and of circumstances surrounding the Republican congessional nominating caucus of the previous year.
Dates: 1817 January 15, February 20

Letter: William Tatham, n.p., to William H. Crawford, Washington D.C., 1817 February 16

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-25
Scope and Contents A long-winded request by Tatham (1752-1819) for employment in the Treasury Department (granted when he was appointed military storekeeper at the U.S. Arsenal near Richmond).
Dates: 1817 February 16

Letter: Thomas Appleton, Leghorn, Italy, to William H. Crawford, Washington D.C., 1817 March-August

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-26
Scope and Contents Thomas Appleton (1763-1840) was U.S. consul at Leghorn (Livorno) in Tuscany from 1798 until his death in 1840. In these letters he seeks Crawford's aid in obtaining financial considerations from the government, and emphasizes the benefits for the U.S. of trading for goods through his port. The letters are dated March 5, May 1, and August 1.
Dates: 1817 March-August

Letter: Thomas U. P. Charlton, Savannah, Georgia, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1817 April 28

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-27
Scope and Contents Local and national political scuttlebutt, from the Republican mayor of Savannah, Georgia, Thomas Charlton (1779-1835).
Dates: 1817 April 28

Letter: William Cumming, Augusta, Georgia, to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1817 May 29

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-28
Scope and Contents Col. Cumming (1788-1863), an Augusta planter and veterean of the war of 1812, respectfully declines an unspecified appointment.
Dates: 1817 May 29

Letter: Charles Tait, n.p., to William H. Crawford, n.p., 1817 July 28

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0511-29
Scope and Contents Charles Tait (1768-1835) was a longtime political ally of Crawford's, and at the time of writing U.S. senator from Georgia. In response to a letter from Crawford, Tait comments on the reduction of the national debt, the Florida question, the position of Secretary of War, land in Alabama, and other matters.
Dates: 1817 July 28