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THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED THE FOLLOW ING LETTERS IN RELATION TO THE “Historical Collections of GEoRGIA. "
NEAR DARIEN, Geo., 20th Aug., 1853. DEAR SiR :— The perusal of a part of the manuscript of your work, The Historical Collections of Georgia, enables me to give a very favorable opinion of its general plan, and of the execution of those portions which have proceeded from your pen. In collecting together, in a permanent and accessible form, many curious and valuable facts of the early history of Georgia, now only existing in tradition, in manuscript, or in scarce books, you are rescuing from oblivion a large fund of information which should interest the living, and will be precious to the future historian. I am very truly, your obedient servant,
J. HAMILTON COUPER. The Rev. GeoRGE White.
Macon, GeoRGIA, 21st July, 1853. Rev. GeoRGE White, DEAR SiR : I have read with pleasure the full statement with
which you have been kind enough to furnish me, of the plan, objects and contents of your forthcoming work, under the title of Historical Collections of Georgia.
Such a work is worthy of the time, labor, and ability, which I have sufficient reason to know you have devoted to its composition, and will be, without doubt, most acceptable to our own people, and to all who are interested in our great State.
It is obliged to be a valuable contribution to our incipient literature. It ought to be, and I am satisfied will be, a household book. Not the least element of its value will consist in the material which it will furnish for the history of Georgia—a history which yet remains to be written.
I happened to know something of the labor and carefulness with which you have accumulated the material of your book, and do not hesitate to say. your facts are entitled to the reliance which candid men bestow upon ascertained
I fully concur in the above sentiments of the Hon. E. A. Nisbet, and cheerfully add to the same what little influence my name may give to the enterprise.
MARIETTA, Georgia, June 27, 1853 Rev. GEorge White, *
DEAR SIR :
It affords me much sincere pleasure to learn that you propose at an early day to publish your Historical Collections of Georgia. Having frequently had the pleasure of meeting you in various sections of the State whilst engaged in the collection of materials for it, and witnessed your energy and industry, and the access afforded you to the most reliable resources, I feel every confidence in the success of your enterprise.
Your friend and obedient servant,
ANDREW J. HANSELL.
MARIETTA, 20th January, 1854. Rev. GeoRGE White, DEAR SiR : I have given your Historical Collections of Georgia a hasty examination, and find in them much of value and interest which was before locked up in old records, &c. The work presents, in a condensed form, all that is valuable in a more diffusive history of the same matters, and places within the reach of the people a pretty satisfactory account of their own State from its first settlement to the present time. I recommend it to individual and public patronage, and have no doubt that the General Assembly, as the patron of Education and Literature, will gladly avail itself of the opportunity afforded by you, of distributing through the several counties a work which contains so much to interest every citizen of Georgia. Allow me to express a hope that you may be rewarded for the time, labor, and money you have expended, I may say in the public service. I have the honor to be Yours, very respectfully,
CHARLES J. Mc DONALD,
o BELAIR, July 5, 1853. DEAR SIR: I do not hesitate to express the belief, that the work which you are now preparing for the press, will be instructive and interesting. o Its portions relating to the Colonial History of Georgia cannot fail to be attractive, from the patriarchal character of the government, the minute details of its administration, the bestowal of liberal charities by the mother country, the first steps and subsequent progress of the dissenters, distressing apprehension arising from the warlike temper and neighborhood of numerous tribes of Indians, and other topics connected with that age and its actors. Your accustomed energy in faithfully compiling and correctly annotating, must impart a relish to your work agreeable to the taste of every reader. Very respectfully, GEO. W. CRAWFORD. Rev. Geo. Whire, MARIETTA, Geo.
MAcon, August 19, 1853. Rev. GeoRGE White, MARIETTA, GeoRGIA : We are much gratified to learn that you have at
length completed your Historical Collections of Georgia.
From the vast amount of valuable material which your energetic researches have brought to your command, and the time you have been engaged in arranging and preparing it, we doubt not that your work will be possessed of rare interest to the people of Georgia.
We are, dear sir, with much respect,
CARLisle, 24th December, 1853. DEAR SIR: The pressure of my engagements up to the moment of my departure from Washington, prevented me from writing to you while I was there. I took some leisure moments, however, to look through your proposed publication of the Historical Collections of Georgia, and have now to express to you the gratification it has afforded me.