William Few letter
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William Few letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Few, William, 1748-1828.
Title: William Few letter
Dates: 1803
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0252

Biographical/Historical Note

William Few (1748-1828) was a member of the General Assembly of Georgia and the Executive Council during the Revolutionary period. He was a delegate to the Continental and Constitutional Congresses and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was also a U.s. Senator from Georgia and a Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. In 1799 he moved to New York City where he served in the New York General Assembly, as a New York City Alderman and a Bank President.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter dated December 28, 1803 to Governor George Clinton from William Hervey requesting to be nominated to receive the commission of an auctioneer for the city and county of New York and an endorsement of Hervey by William Few, Geo. Marnen, James Arden, I. Clason, and others.

Index Terms

Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
Few, William, 1748-1828.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Few letter, MS 252, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Benjamin's,1955.


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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