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Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) to James Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08347 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 Sept 1798 Pagination:

Responds on Adams " behalf to Governor of Georgia re: federal and state efforts to protect Georgia from French naval attack. Concludes vulnerability of Savannah is so high that using "gallies manned with negroes for working them and with white men to serve the guns, would form a better and cheaper defense" than the construction and manning of American forts.

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