Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

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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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creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS : to Thomas Fitzsimons, 1782 Nov. 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Letterbooks, 1787-1822. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph note signed, 1793 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS : to Salvadore Lund, 1814 Jan. 27. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph letter signed, 1813 Sept. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vanderhorst, John, d. 1787. John Vanderhorst papers, 1774-1804 (bulk 1786-1804). South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Letter : Dorchester, [S.C.], to [Thomas Fitzsimmons?], 1786 May 30. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Drayton family. Drayton family papers, 1783-1896, bulk 1830-1880. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Cutting, Nathaniel, d. 1822. Journal and letterbooks, 1786-1798. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Neufville, John, 1727-1804. John Neufville land conveyance, 1793. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Historical manuscripts, 1746-1908. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Pierce Butler papers, 1779-1787. Library of Congress
referencedIn Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) minutes; accounts, 1820-1845, 1820-1845 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Butler family. Papers, 1771-1900. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS, 1810 March 29 : Hampton, to F.D. Petit de Villers. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS : to an unknown correspondent, 1814 Mar. 13. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Note : to John Ross, 1795 Oct. 23. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph note in the third person : [Washington, D.C.?], to Mr. Nicholson, "Thursday evening." Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Meleney, John C., 1921-. John C. Meleney research files, 1775-1986, (bulk, 1775-1808). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph letter signed : Butler's Island, to Mr. Petit de Villers, 1808 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS, 1785, August 12, Amsterdam, to unknown. 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.
referencedIn Coxe family. Papers, 1638-1897 (inclusive), 1776-1879 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Graham, John, ca. 1718-1795. John Graham releases, 1774. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Estate papers, 1810-1894 (inclusive), 1846-1891 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Pierce Butler letters to F.D. Petit de Villers, 1800-1807 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Butler, Weeden, 1742-1823. Letter, 1788 Sept. 2, Chelsea, [London, England], from [Rev.] W[eeden] Butler [to] Hon. P[ierce] Butler. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. [Letter] 1817 Apr. 26, Philada., [to James Monroe], "my dear Sir," / P. Butler. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839. Diaries, 1815-1839. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Hampton family. Hampton family papers, 1773-1974. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Little Saint Simons Island collection, 1772-1908. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.). Minutes ; accounts, 1820-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS, 1806 February 3 : near Darien, [Georgia], to F.D. Petit de Villers, Savanna [sic]. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. Letter, 1798 Feb. 3, [to] Rob[er]t E. Griffith. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to Mr. Clay, [18]09 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Pierce Butler letter, 21 Jan. 1809. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Historical manuscripts collection, Bulk, 1775-1885, 1347-1969 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793. ALS, 1791 November 25 : Philadelphia, to unknown. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. ALS, 1800 July 25, Philadelphia, to Elias Boudinot, Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Letter book [microform], 1790 Jan. 23-1794 May 7. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Letter : to Petit de Villers, 1808. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Autograph letter signed : near Darien, to Mr. Petit de Villers, 1808 Feb. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821, person
associatedWith Butler family. family
associatedWith Butler family. family
associatedWith Butler, Gabriella M. person
associatedWith Butler, John. person
associatedWith Butler, Pierce. person
correspondedWith Butler, Weeden, 1742-1823. person
associatedWith Clay, Joseph, 1741-1804, person
associatedWith Coxe family. family
associatedWith Cutting, Nathaniel, d. 1822. person
associatedWith Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith De Villers, F. D. Petit. person
associatedWith Drayton family. family
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811, person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. person
associatedWith Graham, John, ca. 1718-1795. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Hampton family. family
associatedWith Lansing, John, 1754-1829. person
associatedWith Leigh, Frances Butler, 1838-1910. person
correspondedWith Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 person
associatedWith Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Mease, Sarah Butler person
associatedWith Meleney, John C., 1921- person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831, person
associatedWith Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. person
associatedWith Neufville, John, 1727-1804. person
associatedWith Nicholson, John, 1757-1800, person
associatedWith Paterson, William, 1745-1806. person
associatedWith Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.). corporateBody
correspondedWith Petit de Villers, F. D. person
associatedWith Petit de Villers, Mr, person
associatedWith Pinckney, Charles, 1757-1824. person
associatedWith Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825. person
associatedWith Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813. person
associatedWith Ross, John. person
associatedWith Rutledge, John, 1739-1800. person
associatedWith Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Constitutional Convention (1787) corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderhorst, John, d. 1787. person
associatedWith Villers, Petit de. person
associatedWith Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819. person
associatedWith Wilson, James, 1742-1798. person
associatedWith Wister, Owen Butler, 1835-1908. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Georgia
Georgia
South Carolina
United States
Butler's Island (Georgia)
United States
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
Georgia
South Carolina
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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
Occupation
Plantation owners
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Birth 1744-07-11

Death 1822-02-15

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