|Creator:||Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834|
|Creator:||Harris and Burroughs (Firm).|
|Title:||William Harris Crawford petition|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1470 to MS 1477)|
William Harris Crawford (1772-1834), two-time U.S. presidential nominee (1816 and 1824), U.S. senator (November 7, 1807 to March 23, 1813), cabinet member under two presidents (Secretary of War beginning in August 1815; transferred to the Treasury in October 1816, and served under Presidents Madison and James Monroe until 1825), foreign diplomat (Minister to France 1813-1815), and judge of the northern circuit court (1827-1834).
The collection consists of a document, signed by Crawford as attorney, is from Crawford's early days of political activity before his fame had spread beyond the confines of middle Georgia. A Wilkes County item, the petition urges the return of money by John Williams, administrator of the estate of George Williams, to Benjamin and William Burroughs, co-partners of the firm of Harris and Burroughs.
William Harris Crawford petition, MS 1475. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: William H. Crawford letter, 1822; Letters to William Jones, 1816, 1818.