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George Conway Taylor Papers,1798-1802

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Staff

Title

George Conway Taylor Papers

Date

1798-1802

Repository

Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], George Conway Taylor Papers, 1798-1802, 97SC73,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

Extent

2 items, one item placed in oversized container

Biography/History

William Taylor micgrated from Botetourt County, Virginia, to Kentuckky in the late eighteenth century. He was a successful lawyer and land speculator until his death in 1836. Taylor was part of the influential Taylor family that included Col. Richard Taylor, the James Taylor's, and Zachary Taylor.

Scope and Content

Two item collection consisting of a letter and legal document. The letter, dated July 28, 1798, discusses the political climate of the United States, France, and England. Topics, in the letter include: the Alien and Sedition acts, American foreign affairs, Congress, and people's reaction to the current political thought. The document is a power of attorney signed July 25, 1798, but not used until Feb. 9, 1802. George C. Taylor of Richmond, Virginia, gave William Taylor of Jefferson County, Kentucky, the power to act in his stead. William was "to sell a parcel of land, containing five hundred acres, lying on the water of Bear-grass, in the state of Kentucky," for George Taylor.

Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Subjects

  • Land titles--Registrationa and transfer--Kentucky
  • United States--History--Politics and government--1792-1865
  • Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
  • Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798
  • Taylor, William Berry, 1768-1836

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