|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Jones, Seaborn, 1788-1864.|
|Title:||Seaborn Jones broadside|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)|
Seaborn Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia on 1 February 1788. He studied law at Princeton University and was admitted to the bar in 1808 and soon established a legal practice in Milledgeville, Georgia. In 1817, he was appointed solicitor general of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit and by the 1920s he moved to Columbus, Georgia and was named the solicitor general of Georgia. Jones was a dedicated Democrat and was elected to the United States Congress and served two terms from 1833 to 1835 and from 1845 to 1847. He died in Columbus on 18 March 1864.
This collection contains a broadside entitled, To the Voters of the Second Congressional District, which is an address from Congressman Seaborn Jones to his constituents on 25 September 1846. Within this broadside, Jones addressed several issues concerning the United States government and legislation including the recent annexation of Texas, the reestablishment of the Independent Treasury System, the Tariff of 1842, and the Mexican War.
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