|Creator:||Grady, William S.|
|Title:||William S. Grady receipted bill|
|Dates:||1861 February 7|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 619 to MS 635, MS 637 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a receipted bill, signed by W.S. Grady, to Howell Cobb for "piping your house in 1860" and "8 brackets and putting them up." There is a note on the bottom of the bill from Grady to John A. Cobb regarding the check Grady received in payment of the above account.|
William S. Grady was part owner of the (Grady & Nicholson) Gas Works on Thomas Street, Athens, Ga., and father of Henry W. Grady.
Howell Cobb was born September 7, 1815 and died October 9, 1868. "A mid-nineteenth-century politician, Howell Cobb served as congressman (1843-51; 1855-57), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1849-51), governor of Georgia (1851-53), and secretary of the treasury (1857-60). Following Georgia's secession from the Union in 1861, he served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army."-- "Howell Cobb (1815-1868)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved November 21, 2008)
John A. Cobb was the son of Howell Cobb.
William S. Grady receipted bill, 7 February 1861. MS 633. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.