David Meriwether letter to James Hunter

David Meriwether letter to James Hunter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Meriwether, David, 1755-1822
Title: David Meriwether letter to James Hunter
Dates: 1821
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2384

Biographical/Historical Note

David Meriwether, the father of James Meriwether, was a Representative from Georgia; born at Clover Field, near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., April 10, 1755; completed preparatory studies; during the Revolutionary War was a lieutenant and served in New Jersey, and afterward with Virginia troops at the last siege of Savannah, Ga.; settled in Wilkes County, Ga., in 1785; commissioned brigadier general of State militia September 21, 1797; member of the State house of representatives and served as speaker 1797-1800; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Benjamin Taliaferro; reelected to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from December 6, 1802, to March 3, 1807; was not a candidate for reelection and retired to his plantation near Athens, Ga.; appointed a commissioner to the Creek Indians in 1804 and repeatedly reappointed to treat with other tribes; died near Athens, Ga., November 16, 1822; interment in the private burial ground on his plantation. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000649) Retrieved 5/15/2009.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter, written in 1821, from David Meriwether to James Hunter. The letter concerns the Creek Indians. There is also a newspaper clipping where Governor Meriwether discusses Bible Affairs.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Creek Indians.
Hunter, James -- Correspondence
Meriwether, David, 1755-1822 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Meriwether letter. MS 2384. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Newspaper clipping about Govenor Meriwether on Bible Affairs