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In Their Own Words

June 05, 1804

Early Letter Requested Funds for UGA

University of Georgia president Josiah Meigs wrote to governor John Milledge on this day, showing that at least one thing has remained constant thoughout the University’s history:

“With this you will receive a List of the wished for apparatus, and a Letter to Mr. Monroe - I think if you will give it additional force by your own personal application it cannot fail of meeting, in him, that good will & activity in the business we wish for. I also write without seal to General Mitchell who is to forward the Papers. The apparatus, by the estimates, you see, will amount to about $1500, or perhaps more. I hope & believe that such exertions will be made by all the friends of the Institution that your Board will be able in the proper moment, to meet the expense… .”

Source: Harriet Milledge Salley (ed.), Correspondence of John Milledge, Governor of Georgia, 1802-1806 (The State Commercial Printing Company, Columbia, S.C., 1949), pp. 116-117.