George Conway Taylor Papers,1798-1802

Descriptive Summary

Title
George Conway Taylor Papers,1798-1802
Creator
Taylor, George Conway
Extent
2 items, one item placed in oversized container
Subjects
Land titles--Registrationa and transfer--Kentucky
United States--History--Politics and government--1792-1865
Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798
Taylor, William Berry, 1768-1836
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William Taylor micgrated from Botetourt County, Virginia, to Kentuckky in the late eighteenth century. He was a successful lawyer and land speculator until his death in 1836. Taylor was part of the influential Taylor family that included Col. Richard Taylor, the James Taylor's, and Zachary Taylor.
Scope and Content
Two item collection consisting of a letter and legal document. The letter, dated July 28, 1798, discusses the political climate of the United States, France, and England. Topics, in the letter include: the Alien and Sedition acts, American foreign affairs, Congress, and people's reaction to the current political thought. The document is a power of attorney signed July 25, 1798, but not used until Feb. 9, 1802. George C. Taylor of Richmond, Virginia, gave William Taylor of Jefferson County, Kentucky, the power to act in his stead. William was "to sell a parcel of land, containing five hundred acres, lying on the water of Bear-grass, in the state of Kentucky," for George Taylor.