Paul Hamilton proclamation
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Paul Hamilton proclamation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816.
Title: Paul Hamilton proclamation
Dates: 1806
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0747

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Hamilton (1762-1816) was born in St. Paul's Parish, South Carolina on October 16, 1762. He fought in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. He was the tax collector of St. Paul's Parish from 1785 until 1786, and also served as Justice of the Peace in 1786. Hamilton was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1787-1789 and was a member of the South Carolina Convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1789. He was elected governor of South Carolina for one term, serving from 1804-1806. After his term in office, Hamilton served as Secretary of the Navy under President James Madison from 1809 until 1812. He died June 30, 1816.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a proclamation by South Carolina Governor Paul Hamilton, offering rewards for the return of two escaped felons. Dated November 3, 1806, the document is signed by Daniel Huger, Secretary of State.

Index Terms

Fugitives from justice--South Carolina.
Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816.
South Carolina--Politics and government--1775-1865.
South Carolina. Governor.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Paul Hamilton proclamation, MS 747, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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: Proclamation of Governor Paul Hamilton offering rewards for the return of two escaped felons, 1806 November 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by Daniel Huger, Secretary of State.