Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman

Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1822
Title: Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman
Dates: 1819 November 18
Quantity: 1.0 item(s) (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms3795

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah Meigs served as the second president of the University of Georgia, from 1801-1810. After his university career. In 1814 he was appointed commissioner of the U. S. Genreal Land Office.

Wyllys Silliman of Zanesville, Ohio was married to Deborah Webster Cass and had two children.

Scope and Content Note

The letter informs Mr. Silliman of the Secretary of the Treasury's approval of the selection of three parcels of land for the use of schools in the town of Grange that he must reserve from sale.

Index Terms

Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1822
Public lands--United States.
Silliman, Wyllys, 1777-1842
United States. General Land Office.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Josiah Meigs letter to Wyllys Silliman, ms3795, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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