|Title:||Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand|
|Dates:||1841 January 3|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (1 letter)|
Anthony Porter was a prominent Savannah, Georgia merchant and spent many years as executive secretary to several Georgia governors, including David B. Mitchell.
A letter dated "Savannah 3d January 1841" addressed to C. Durand, a merchant of New York and New Orleans. Generally social in tone and thanking Durand for his kindnesses during a stay in Baltimore, Porter also discourses on the scene in Savannah and particularly the difficulties with the cotton crop: "The cotton crop (Sea Island and upland in Georgia) will not exceed more than a half crop." The letter is two pages long entirely in Porter's bold hand.
Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand, ms 1267. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials in this repository: Georgia State executive order, 1811 March 12.