Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816

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Governor of S.C., 1804-1806; Secretary of Navy, 1809-1813; member of S.C. House, 1788-1789; member of S.C. Senate, 1794, 1798-1799; slave owner who urged S.C. legislature to prohibit African slave trade; son of Archibald and Rebecca Branford Hamilton; husband of Mary Wilkinson Hamilton.

From the description of Paul Hamilton papers, 1802-1812. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 44010020

Paul Hamilton (1762-1816) was born in St. Paul's Parish, South Carolina on October 16, 1762. He fought in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. Hw was the tax collector of St. Paul's Parish from 1785 until 1786, and also served as Justice of the Peace in 1786. Hamilton was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1787-1789 and was a member of the South Carolina Convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1789. He was elected governor of South Carolina for one term, serving from 1804-1806. After his term in office, Hamilton served as Secretary of the Navy under President James Madison from 1809 until 1812. He died June 30, 1816.

From the description of Paul Hamilton proclamation, 1806. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 137281900

U.S. secretary of the navy and governor of South Carolina.

From the description of Letter of Paul Hamilton, 1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450741

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referencedIn U. S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection 2008-131., 1810-1934 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832. Papers of Thomas Sumter, 1761-1838 (bulk 1780-1832) Library of Congress
referencedIn Fishburne, William, 1760-1819. William Fishburne papers, 1743-1879. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn David D. Porter Family Papers, 1799-1899 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hampton family. Hampton family papers, 1773-1974. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. LS, 1812 June 1 : Navy Department, to Commodore [John] Rodgers, New York. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. David D. Porter family papers, 1799-1899. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bayard, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1796-1868. Papers of the Tayloe family [manuscript], 1756-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Oliver Hazard Perry papers, Perry, Oliver Hazard papers, 1796-1969, 1812-1819 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840. Letter books, 1805-1821. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Papers, 1810-1842. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Porter, David, 1780-1843. Letter, November 19, 1809. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. ALS, 1812 June 18 : Navy Department, to Commodore John Rodgers, New York. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Harrington, Henry William, 1748-1809. Henry William Harrington papers, 1775-1864. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833. ALS, 1811 August 19 : St. Petersburg, to Paul Hamilton, Secretary of Navy, Washington. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Dent, John H. (John Herbert), 1782-1823. John H. Dent order-book, 1803-1810. Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. Navy Department. Order, 1812, April 27, Washington (D.C.), to Thomas J. Chew, Washington (D.C.). Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. Papers, 1806-1811. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. Letter of Paul Hamilton, 1810. Library of Congress
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1796-1969. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. ALS, 1812 May 21 : Navy Department, to Commodore [John] Rodgers, New York. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn United States. Dept. of the Navy. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Letter Collection, 1810-1934 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. LS, 1812 June 5 : Navy Department, to Commodore John Rodgers, New York. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. Paul Hamilton proclamation, 1806. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816. Paul Hamilton papers, 1802-1812. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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associatedWith Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833. person
associatedWith Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911 person
associatedWith Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820. person
associatedWith Dent, John H. (John Herbert), 1782-1823. person
correspondedWith Fishburne, William, 1760-1819. person
associatedWith Hampton family. family
associatedWith Harrington, Henry William, 1748-1809. person
associatedWith Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. person
correspondedWith Logan, George, 1778-1861 person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Naval History Society corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, David, 1780-1843. person
correspondedWith Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Rodgers, John, 1773-1838. person
associatedWith Smith, William Loughton, 1758-1812. person
associatedWith South Carolina. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina. Governor (1804-1806 : Hamilton) corporateBody
associatedWith Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Navy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy Department. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Secretary of the Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Waring, Morton A. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
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Washington (D.C.)
South Carolina
United States
United States
South Carolina
Chesterfield County (S.C.)
South Carolina--Chesterfield County
West Indies, British
United States
United States
United States
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
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Navy-yards and naval stations
Fugitives from justice
Ships
Ammunition--Trade and Manufacture
Criminals
Prisoners--Social conditions
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Governors--South Carolina
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Birth 1762-10-16

Death 1816-06-30

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