Citizens of Savannah letter and resolution on Daniel Webster's visit
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Citizens of Savannah letter and resolution on Daniel Webster's visit

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah (Ga.)
Title: Citizens of Savannah letter and resolution on Daniel Webster's visit
Dates: 1847
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0848

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Webster (1782-1852), statesman, was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He served several terms as Congressman from New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was also a senator from Massachusetts. He was appointed Secretary of State in 1850 and served until his death.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter and enclosed resolutions by the committee, Citizens of Savannah, to Daniel Webster, 1847. Signed by prominent Savannahians, the resolutions are those adopted at a public meeting in Savannah regarding Webster's impending visit to the city.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Resolutions (administrative records)
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Citizens of Savannah letter and resolution on Daniel Webster's visit, MS 848, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1951.


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: Committee of Citizens of Savannah to Daniel Webster. Savannah, 1847 May 4
Signed by prominent Savannahians. Enclosing the resolution of the Citizens of Savannah in anticipation of Webster's visit. Enclosure: copy of resolutions adopted at a public meeting of citizens. Savannah, April 14, 1847. 2 p. Signed by members of the committee.