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Bolling Hall letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hall, Bolling, 1767-1836.
Title: Bolling Hall letter
Dates: 1814
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0351

Biographical/Historical Note

Bolling Hall was born in Virginia. As a young man, he served in the Revolutionary War. He moved to Hancock County, Georgia, where he became a prominent citizen. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly, 1800-1802 and 1804-1806, and a Representative in the 12th, 13th, and 14th Congress from 1811 to 1817. He moved to Alabama to become a farmer. Hall died on March 25, 1836.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Bolling Hall to Thomas Dunn, 1814. In the letter, Hall tells of the distressing situation in Washington, including such disasters as the treasury being empty, the capitol in ruins, the peace terms offered by the British are humiliating, and other issues.

Index Terms

Hall, Bolling, 1767-1836.
Letters (correspondence)
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States--Foreign relations--1812-1815.
United States--History--War of 1812--Destruction and pillage.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Bolling Hall letter, MS 351, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of L.E. Brown and J.L. Caldwell, 1878.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Bolling Hall to Thomas Dunn at Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Washington, 1814 November 6 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding the distressing situation in Washington: treasury empty, capitol in ruins, no money to recruit troops, peace terms offered by British humiliating, etc.