|Creator:||Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841|
|Title:||Robert Raymond Reid letter to Henry Clay|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1690 to MS 1701)|
Robert Reid was born in Prince William Parish, S.C., on September 8, 1789. He was educated in Augusta, Ga., and practiced law there. Reid began public service at age 27 as a judge and later served Georgia in the U.S. Congress. In May 1832, he was appointed U.S. Judge of East Florida by President Andrew Jackson. President Martin Van Buren appointed Reid governor of Florida in December 1839. Reid presided at the convention that drafted Florida's first constitution and advocated a vigorous prosecution of the Second Seminole War. He died at his home near Tallahassee on July 1, 1841, a victim of a yellow fever epidemic. -- "Florida Governors' Portraits - Robert Raymond Reid." Museum of Florida History. http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/ (Retrieved March 24, 2009)
The collection consists of an A.L.S. from Robert Raymond Reid to the Honorable Henry Clay. The letter discusses Florida patronage.
Robert Raymond Reid letter to Henry Clay. MS 1693. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.