William Harris Crawford petition

William Harris Crawford petition

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Burroughs, Benjamin
Creator: Burroughs, William
Creator: Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834
Creator: Harris and Burroughs (Firm).
Creator: Williams, John
Title: William Harris Crawford petition
Dates: 1805
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1470 to MS 1477)
Coll. Number: ms1475(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

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).

For more information, see the article "William Harris Crawford (1772-1834)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Complaints (Civil procedure)--Georgia--Wilkes County.
Estates (Law)--Georgia--Wilkes County.
Executors and administrators--Georgia--Wilkes County.
Williams, George -- Estate

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Harris Crawford petition, MS 1475. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: William H. Crawford letter, 1822; Letters to William Jones, 1816, 1818.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Petition, 1805