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Walton, George (1749 or 50-1804) to Samuel Elbert

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00855 Author/Creator: Walton, George (1749 or 50-1804) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 September 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the extradition of a murderer from a neighboring Catholic province, possibly Spanish Florida, to Georgia. Stresses the importance of this matter in making Georgia's government appear decisive and strong. Asks Elbert to write to the Catholic governor of the province to request that the murderer be given up.

Background Information: Written as chief justice of Georgia. Walton was a member of the Continental Congress 1776, 1777, 1780, and 1781, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the governor of Georgia 1779. Elbert was the ...governor of Georgia in 1785.See More

People: Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804
Elbert, Samuel, 1740-1788

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ReligionCatholicismTreatyLawCriminals and OutlawsDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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