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Burrill, James S. to George May Powell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.225 Author/Creator: Burrill, James S. Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 May 1866 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19.8 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Now is the time for the company to act if they want to work in Georgia. If the company will pay his expenses, he will go and work out the same kind of contract they have in Tennessee, selling legs and arms for $125 from state factories

Background Information: Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary ...and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: IndustryBusiness and FinanceHealth and MedicalScience and TechnologyContractInjury or WoundReconstructionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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