Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1744-07-11
Death 1822-02-15

Biographical notes:

U.S. Senator and planter from South Carolina.

From the description of Letter book [microform], 1790 Jan. 23-1794 May 7. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 25185530

Signer of Constitution.

From the description of Autograph note in the third person : [Washington, D.C.?], to Mr. Nicholson, "Thursday evening." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132387

U.S. senator from South Carolina, state legislator, and public official.

From the description of Pierce Butler papers, 1779-1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455344

U.S. senator from South Carolina, 1789-1796 and 1802-1806.

From the description of Note : to John Ross, 1795 Oct. 23. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936848

Pierce Butler was a South Carolina planter who served as a senator. He owned land in South Carolina and Georgia.

From the description of Letterbooks, 1787-1822. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122524460

South Carolina state legislator, plantation owner, U.S. Continental Congressman, and U.S. senator. By 1809 he was one of the wealthiest plantation owners in America, holding properties in South Carolina and elsewhere, including six rice and cotton plantations in Georgia.

From the description of Letter : to Petit de Villers, 1808. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36865764

Member of U.S. Constitutional Convention and Senate from South Carolina.

From the description of ALS, 1800 July 25, Philadelphia, to Elias Boudinot, Philadelphia. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585849

Signer of Constitution. Member of Cont. Cong. Gov. of South Carolina.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1813 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131441

Butler was a soldier, planter, and statesman, who represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress and the U.S. Senate. After 1805 he resided mostly in Philadelphia and for a time was one of the largest landowners in the United States. Monroe was the 5th President of the United States.

From the description of [Letter] 1817 Apr. 26, Philada., [to James Monroe], "my dear Sir," / P. Butler. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 175301353

South Carolina plantation owner, state legislator, and U.S. Continental Congressman. Butler served as a South Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and was also briefly a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1787.

From the description of Letter : Dorchester, [S.C.], to [Thomas Fitzsimmons?], 1786 May 30. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144719

Pierce Butler was a Delegate and a Senator from South Carolina; born in County Carlow, Ireland, July 11, 1744; pursued preparatory studies; came to America in 1758 as an officer in the British Army; resigned his commission prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Charles Town (now Charleston), S.C.; planter; aided the American cause during the Revolutionary War; delegate to the Continental Congress in 1787; member of the convention which framed the Federal Constitution in 1787; elected to the United States Senate in 1789 for the term ending March 3, 1793; reelected December 5, 1792, and served from March 4, 1789, to October 25, 1796, when he resigned; again elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Ewing Colhoun and served from November 4, 1802, until his resignation November 21, 1804; died in Philadelphia, Pa., February 15, 1822; interment in Christ Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa. Biographical Directory of The United States Congress http://bioguide.congress.gov (Retrieved March 11, 2009)

Mr. F.D. Petit de Villers was a merchant in Savannah, Georgia.

From the description of Pierce Butler letter, 21 Jan. 1809. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 314159776

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Subjects:

  • Commerce
  • Public Finance
  • Embargo--History
  • Finance, Personal
  • Slavery
  • Secularization
  • Shipment of goods
  • Speculation
  • Embargo, 1807-1809
  • Real property
  • Real estate investment
  • Agriculture--Accounting
  • Plantations
  • Plantation owners
  • Inheritance and succession

Occupations:

  • Plantation owners

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Butler's Island (Georgia) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)