|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. President.|
|Title:||Matthew McAllister letters patent|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The United States government retained the right to appoint citizens to governmental positions, In 1789, President George Washington issued letters patents for such offices as U.S. Attorney General.
This collection consists of a copy of a "letters patent" to Matthew McAllister (1758-1823), 1789, appointing him as U.S. Attorney General for the District of Georgia. The original is signed by President George Washington.
Material was acquired from the great-grandson of Matthew McAllister.
[item identification], Matthew McAllister letters patent, MS 511, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Matthew Hall McAllister, 1906.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|Item 1: Letters patent appointing Matthew McAllister U.S. Attorney for the District of Georgia, 1789 September 26 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Signed by President George Washington. Copy.|