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    Savannah: 1826 Memorial to the Congress, nine pages, 7.5" x 12.5", front and verso. Savannah, Georgia, [1826]. A contemporary manuscript copy of the original sent to Congress bearing the names of Savannah Mayor W. C. Daniell and Solomon Cohen, Clerk of Council Pro Tempore. The last five pages are bound with greenish blue ribbon, the first four being detached. Slight separation at some folds. Overall, in fine condition. Begins: Your memorialists believe that it cannot be unknown to your Honorable Body that in the war of the Revolution it was considered necessary for the common defence, and especially for the protection of this City, that obstructions should be placed in the channel of the River Savannah for the purpose of preventing the approach of the Enemy..."

    On May 18, 1826, President John Quincy Adams signed "An act for authorizing the building of light-houses and light vessels, erecting beacon lights, placing buoys, removing obstructions in the river Savannah, and for other purposes." Accompanied by a typescript of the nine page memorial. Note penciled on verso: "originally Oliver Barrett Chicago." Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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