John M. Cox letter
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John M. Cox letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cox, John M., (John Morris), 1794-1851.
Title: John M. Cox letter
Dates: 1845 July 23
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0182

Biographical/Historical Note

John Morris Cox moved to McDonough, Georgia, in 1838. He was in the mercantile business and owned a hotel in town. His brother was Oliver W. Cox.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter written from John M. Cox of McDonough, Georgia, to William Bostwick of Augusta, Georgia, dated July 23, 1845. In the letter, Cox states that he wishes to settle his debt to the Insurance Bank and asks Bostwick to see if they will accept his offer of a wooded lot near McDonough, sixteen shares of railroad stock, or a productive gold lot.

Index Terms

Augusta Insurance Bank (Ga.)
Cox, John M., (John Morris), 1794-1851.
Debtor and creditor.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John M. Cox letter, MS 182, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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