Jesse M. Howell papers
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Jesse M. Howell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Howell, Jesse M.
Title: Jesse M. Howell papers
Dates: 1823
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0401
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers concerning the feud and prospective duel between Jesse M. Howell and Joel Adams, Jr., 1823.

Index Terms

Broadsides (notices)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Howell, Jesse M.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jesse M. Howell papers, MS 401, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Benjamin R. Ellis, 1954.


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: "To The Public", 1823 August 14 ( 1.0 p. )
Notice by Jesse M. Howell stating why he refused to meet W.W. Adams in a duel. Broadside.
Item 2: Jesse M. Howell letter to Joel Adams, Jr., 1823 December 6 ( 1.0 p. )
As he is no longer under peace bond, he demands satisfaction for Adams language used toward him in a piece signed by Thomas J. Goodwyn.
Item 3: Statement that he told Dr. Goodwyn why he declined a duel, 1823 December 7 ? ( 1.0 p. )
Items 4-5: "To the Public", 1823 Decmeber 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Two copies of a statement that Joel Adams refuses to give satisfaction and he now publicly calls him a "Base coward." One copy has an additional sentence. Both signed by Howell.
Item 6: Jesse M. Howell letter to Joel Adams, Jr., undated ( 1.0 p. )
Unsigned. Says he will not place himself on an equal footing with "an habitual drunkard."