|Creator:||Great Britain. Prime Minister (1770-1782 : North).|
|Creator:||North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792|
|Title:||Alexander Thompson's leave of absence|
|Dates:||1776 April 2|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the leave of absence, dated April 2, 1776, of Alexander Thompson, Collector of Customs, by Lord Frederick North. It is marked "Townshend."|
Alexander Thomson (b. 1741) was by birth a Scot but settled in Georgia and was appointed Postmaster General for Georgia and Collector of Customs for Savannah. -- Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. Vol. 78. Edinburgh: Black, 1852. p. 447.
Lord Frederick North, "born April 13, 1732, London, Eng., died Aug. 5, 1792, London also called (from 1790) 2nd Earl Of Guilford, Baron Guilford prime minister from 1770 to 1782, whose vacillating leadership contributed to the loss of Great Britain's American colonies in the American Revolution (1775-83)." -- "North (of Kirtling), Frederick North, Lord." Encyclopedia Britannica. http://search.eb.com/ (Retrieved July 10, 2009)
Alexander Thompson leave of absence, 1776 April 2. MS 2584. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.