|Creator:||Davis, Charles D., 1796-1879|
|Title:||Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis|
|Dates:||1837 January 15|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 half box with minor collections MS 3221 to MS 3230)|
Charles D. Davis was a lawyer in Monroe, Georgia. He was originally from Vermont. He died on April 1, 1879 and is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe, Georgia.
The collection consists of a letter written by Charles Davis to his brother Alanson Davis in Putney, Vermont. Davis writes that his law business has been declining ever since he returned to Georgia in 1834. He blames the decline on lack of legal business throughout the country. He says that property is very high and quotes prices for food, carriages and slaves. Davis is considering moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, because he thinks the new railroad from Charleston, South Carolina will greatly increase the population there. His wife and her mother are willing to move, he has sold his farming interests, and he will only have to sell the house and lots he owns in town.
Charles D. Davis letter to Alanson Davis. MS 3224. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.