George Walton and Richard Howley letter

George Walton and Richard Howley letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Howley, Richard, 1740-1784
Creator: Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804
Title: George Walton and Richard Howley letter
Dates: 1781 August 13
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3346

Biographical/Historical Note

George Walton was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. He served in numerous capacities for the state of Georgia after the American Revolution. New Georgia Encyclopedia - George Walton (ca. 1749-1804) http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved October 12, 2009)


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an autographed letter signed by Georgia delegates George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Richard Howley, member of Congress reporting to an unidentified correspondent on American Revolutionary Forces' success in Georgia and the possibility of sending a printing press, "a new ... & efficacious weapon against the enemy," to aid in the fight against the British.


Index Terms

Correspondence
Howley, Richard, 1740-1784 -- Correspondence
Printing presses--Georgia.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Walton and Richard Howley letter. MS 3346. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Letter, 1781 August 13