[Two 1798 Autograph Letters Signed from William Robertson, Georgia Secretary to the Senate, to Georgia Governor James Jackson].

Georgia Secretary of State William Robertson writes to Georgia Governor James Jackson


Two letters from William Robertson (1749/50–1829) to Georgia Governor James Jackson requesting, in both instances, a leave of absence from his official duties. In full:

Monday 14th May 1798. I am under the necessity of representing again to His Excellency the Governor the absolute Call for me in the County of Richmond – Some arrangements preparatory to Court obliges me to set out this morning and therefore receive his Excellency’s orders with pleasure.I am with respect Sir, Will Robertson [flourish] Secy to Senate.”

Docketed, in part, “his Excellency The Governor of Georgia” and “Leave of absence” and so forth.

The second letter, in full:

Louisville 1st Novem. 1798. Sir, Some very urgent business obliges me to apply for a leave of absence for three or four weeks. Your Excellency will I hope deem it admissible, for as much as Mr. Jas. McSimmons will continue in place for the purpose of transacting any business which may be required from the Legislative department. An order for leave will be greatfully received by Sir your obt. Servt. William Robertson Secy. to Senate.

Docketed, in part, “leave given 3rd Nov. 1798.” And boldly addressed: “His Excellency the Governor.”


Description: [Two 1798 Autograph Letters Signed from William Robertson, Georgia Secretary to the Senate, to Georgia Governor James Jackson].

1. [Georgia]. May 14th, 1798. 8vo. 1 p. + integral address leaf, docketed, black wax seal. Tanned; weakness and separation along fold lines; some paper losses and with stains; no text loss; darkly engrossed.  2. Louisville, [Georgia]. November 1st, 1798. 8vo. 1 p. + integral address leaf, docketed, black wax seal. Tanned; weakness and small splits along fold lines; small paper losses; no text loss; darkly engrossed.

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Price: $125.00

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