In Their Own Words
June 05, 1804
Early Letter Requested Funds for UGA
“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.