Clayton Family & Early Life News Items to 1828

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Articles extracted from newspapers held at American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, on seed-fund for research from Georgia Gwinnett College. Other articles extracted from newspapers in Digital Library of Georgia, from newspapers on microfilm, or elsewhere as noted.

Much of this page was researched and made available online during paid professional leave from Georgia Gwinnett College. Many thanks to my college for making this possible.

Philip/Augustin/William Wirt Clayton Family Bible Record 1777-1890s Copied from Handscript of Torrence Transcription of Clayton Family Bible. Notarized typescript of Torrence Transcription, which ends in 1833, available on microfilm from Library of Virginia, while lengthier handscript is located at Virginia Historical Society. Original family bible is in possession of the National Society of  Colonial Dames of America, at the Wilton House Museum, in Richmond, Virginia.

1784 August 12 Gazette of the State of Georgia (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – details Peter Carnes balloon ascent in Philadelphia

1785 March 8 John Belton O’Neal, “Peter Carnes,” Biographical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of South Carolina (Charleston: S. G Courtenay & Co., 1859), Vol 2, pp148-149 Courtesy Google Books. Extracted by Michael Gagnon. Adobe Acrobat file.

1786 August 15 Letter of William Wirt to Eliza Wirt Carnes, William Wirt Papers, Maryland Historical Society, Reel 1 Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1786 October 28 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) listed among authorized signees of Georgia’s paper currency

1786 November 25 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) resigns authority to sign Georgia’s paper currency

1786 December 23 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Reward for lost notes, includes note of Philip Clayton

1787 March 1 Philip Clayton Certificate of Membership in Society of the Cincinnati Issued in Virginia. Photocopy in possession of Claudia Clayton Howze descendants in Birmingham, Alabama.

1787 May 5 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Letters at PO for P Carnes and P Clayton

1788 January 19 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Richard Carnes among road tax defaulters

1788 November 29 Georgia State Gazette (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – To Be let – Philip Clayton’s landlord offers his house for rent

1789 January 31 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) appointed tax collector at Augusta

1789 October 21 Letter of William Wirt to Peter Carnes, William Wirt Papers, Maryland Historical Society, reel 1 Transcribed by Michael Gagnon

1789 November 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 -Richmond Academy – George R. Clayton (A.S. Clayton’s older brother) wins award

1789 December 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – County Officers – Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) elected Attorney General by state legislature; Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) elected Clerk of the Inferior Court of Richmond County by state legislature

1790 April 24 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Peter Carnes moves his SC law practice to Augusta

1790 April 24 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Philip Clayton signs probates as Clerk Inf Ct

1790 June 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Extracts from House of Representatives – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) came in second in legislative election for Clerk of Superior Court of Richmond County

1790 June 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Extracts from House of Representatives – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) among list of Justices elected by legislature to serve in Richmond County

1790 September 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – Thomas P. Carnes legal work

1790 October 9 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Elections – Peter Carnes loses

1790 October 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Obituaries of Dixon and Mildred (older brother and younger sister of A. S. Clayton)

1790 November 27 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Board of Commissioners changes exchange rate on Thomas P. Carnes’ (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) advice

1790 December 25 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – St John Evangelist – Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) is secretary of Augusta’s Masonic Lodge

1791 February 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Wilkes County Grand Jury Presentments indict Peter Carnes for swearing

1791 February 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 Thomas P. Carnes offers Richard Carnes land for sale

1791 May 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), pp1-2 – President’s Arrival at Charleston

1791 May 18-21 Diary of George Washington (Benson J Lossing -ed – 1860) p160. Washington visits academy in Augusta, during his tour of the southern states. Does not mention any details, but 7 year old A. S. Clayton would be in attendance, and won a copy of Sallust as a prize from Washington for his orations before the President. Adobe Acrobat file. Courtesy Google Books. Extracted by Michael Gagnon. The National Archives has an online version as well, with May 18, May 19, May 20, and May 21, 1791, listed as pages on its Founders website.

1791 May 19 Letter of William W. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s son) found in Stephen F Miller, Bench and Bar of Georgia (1858), Vol 1 p 182. Describes copy of Sallust presented to A.S. Clayton by George Washington. Adobe Acrobat file. Courtesy Google Books. Extracted by Michael Gagnon. Charles C. Jones, Memorial History of Augusta, p 143, says “On Friday the President attended an examination of the pupils of Richmond Academy, and expressed much satisfaction at the evidence of proficiency which they exhibited.”

1791 May 21 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – President at Augusta

1791 May 21 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – The President’s Answer

1791 May 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – May 28 – Augusta militia meets President at river

1791 June 4 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), Extra pp1-3, multiple articles of George Washington’s trip from Charleston to Savannah to Augusta Details travels from Charleston to Augusta, but does not give greater details of President Washington’s visit to Augusta, other than the poem of 15 year-old Edmund Bacon.

1791 August 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Richmond County Presentments – Philip Clayton member grand jury

1791 August 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – To Be Let to Lowest Bidder – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) listed as one of the bridge commissioners

1791 August 27 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Newspaper notes Washington’s visit to New Berne NC

1791 September 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes legal work

1791 September 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Washington County Grand Jury Presentments indict Peter Carnes for swearing

1791 October 8 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Elections – Peter Carnes elected state rep for Richmond Co

1791 October 22 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Philip Clayton’s house for sale

1791 November 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) loses congressional election for middle district to George Mathews

1792 January 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Philip Clayton elected Clerk

1792 February 11 select pages of President Washington’s prize of Sallust to Smith Clayton for oration on May 21, 1791, presented to Clayton by Robert Forsyth (the state’s only U.S. marshal) and Augustus Baldwin (school rector) at Richmond Academy in Augusta In possession of descendant of Augusta Clayton King, in Atlanta, Georgia.

1792 February 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Richmond Academy – describes Washingon’s gift to orators from his visit in May 1791. Also quoted in Charles G. Cordle, “An Ante-bellum Academy: the Academy of Richmond County, 1783-1863,” (Masters Thesis, University of Georgia, 1935), p. 14, n64.

1792 July 21 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Attorney General’s Office – Thomas P. Carnes March 1791 opinion as Atty General on Chisholm v Georgia case reported

1792 August 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Notice – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) offers tobacco for sale

1792 October 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – current election returns indicate Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) losing congressional election to Abraham Baldwin

1792 October 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Elections – Thomas P. Carnes elected Congress, Richard Carnes elected state Representative

1792 November 1 Letter of William Wirt to Peter Carnes, William Wirt Papers, Maryland Historical Society, Reel 1 Extracted and transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1793 April 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Philip Clayton certifies militia election as Justice of the Peace

1793 April 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Town Hall March 29, 1793 – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) as town clerk certified ordinance prohibiting small pox innoculation

1793 April 13 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – Letters remaining at Augusta Post Office for Thomas P. and Peter Carnes

1793 June 29 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – State of Georgia – Statement of Isaac Wingate sworn before Philip Clayton as witness

1793 August 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – To Philip Clayton, at present Clerk of Inferior Court of Richmond County – R Dickenson claims Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) extorted extra fees

1793 September 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – To Be Sold – Tobacco in warehouse inspected by Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father)

1793 September 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Note of R. Dickenson to editor Smith explains that charges against Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) are not political and will prove at future date

1793 September 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – R Dickenson says Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) confessed, not believing that he had committed a crime

1793 September 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Francis Woodward is deposed by Columbia Co Justice of the Peace regarding Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) fees in Richmond Co

1793 October 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – “Hamlet” says charges exchanged between R Dickenson and Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) are just political posturing

1793 October 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Returns of the General Election – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) re-elected Clerk Inferior Court of Richmond Co

1793 November 16 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Journal GA House of Reps – Carnes active

1793 November 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Journal GA House of Reps – Carnes active

1793 December 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Journal GA House of Reps – Carnes active

1794 January 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – List of Members of US House of Representatives -Abraham Baldwin and Thomas P. Carnes represent GA

1794 April 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Peter Carnes and Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) among leaders of pro-French rally

1794 July 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p5 – Tax collectors sale includes lands of Thomas P. Carnes

1794 August 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – memorial on death of Peter Carnes

1794 October 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Returns of General Election – Richmond Co elects Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) to state constitutional convention

1794 October 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Letters remaining at Augusta Post Office for Thomas P. and Peter Johnson Carnes

1794 November 29 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – From a Correspondent – sarcastically comments on Philip Clayton’s (A. S. Clayton’s father) election as state treasurer as well as his holding two simultaneous county offices

1794 November 29 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Legislature appoints Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) the state’s Treasurer

1795 January 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Eliza Carnes listed as Executrix for Peter Carnes Both Eliza and Peter are related to A. S. Clayton in important ways. Peter Carnes was brother of Richard Carnes, who was father of Peter Johnson Carnes, who was father of Julia Carnes, A. S. Clayton’s future wife. Eliza Carnes will remarry after Peter Carnes’ death, becoming Philip Clayton’s second wife in 1802, thus A. S. Clayton’s step-mother. She is also sister to future US Attorney General, William Wirt, who will later represent the Cherokee Nation before the US Supreme Court in Worcester v Georgia.

1795 January 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – acts passed by legislature includes no 26, which grants money to Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) and his partner in inspecting tobacco

1795 April 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Philadelphia – Thomas P. Carnes and Gunn request President make treaties to remove Indians

1795 May 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) represents Richmond County in state constitutional convention

1795 June 13 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Eliza Carnes seeks debt collector for Peter Carnes estate

1795 July 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Notice – Philip Clayton seeks debt collector for Peter Carnes estate

1795 November 21 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Thomas P. Carnes marries Betsy Bostwick

1795 December 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Charles Ellis is debt collector for Peter Carnes estate, for western territories of GA

1796 January 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Eliza Carnes advertises rental of Peter Carnes house and plantation

1796 ca March to April Resolutions of Impeachment against Philip Clayton in Yazoo Fraud by James Jackson Transcribed from Lilla M. Hawes (ed.), The Papers of James Jackson, 1781-1798, Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol. XI (Savannah: Georgia Historical Society, 1955) pp. 30-31

1796 April 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) pp1-2 – First set of Yazoo Affadavits

1796 April 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Affidavit fifth – continues interrogation of Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father), then deposes others, re Yazoo lands

1796 May 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Affidavit fourteen – continues depositions re Yazoo lands, Robt Raines accuses Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) of attempted bribery

1796 June 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Collector’s Sale – includes Eliza Carnes lands in Elbert Co

1796 July 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Collector’s Sale – includes Eiza Carnes lands in Elbert Co

1796 August 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Notices – Peter Carnes Note on Tobacco

1796 September 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – “Tombigbe” explains role of Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) as state treasurer in Yazoo scheme

1798 April 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Sheriff’s Sale – attached property of Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father), to satisfy a lawsuit against Philip Clayton and Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor), who had been law partners. Includes Clayton’s slaves, including Randolph.

1798 August 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Young Men of Augusta protest XYZ affair and President Adams’ response to them This meeting included William H. Crawford, rector of Richmond Academy.

1799 April 27 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Burke County Grand Jury concerned that Judge Thomas P. Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor) did not administer proper oath Appears very political, and tied to national politics of late 1790s.

1799 May 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Jefferson County Grand Jury includes Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) Contains description of controversy within grand jury, apparently a partial group within the jury excluding others and making political pronouncements against Thomas P. Carnes.

1799 May 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Jefferson County Grand Jury signs a protest against description of controversy regarding political pronouncements against Judge Carnes (A. S. Clayton’s future mentor), notes that everyone in Grand Jury except Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) signed protest

1799 June 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – Peter Johnson Carnes Legal Work

1799 October 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Died – Mildred Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s mother) on October 17, 1799, in Louisville, Georgia

1800 June 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes active in Senatus Academicus for UGA

1800 October 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes active in Senatus Academicus for UGA

1800 November 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Sheriff’s Sale – Philip Clayton wins lawsuit

1800 November 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Peter Johnson Carnes obituary

1801 June 17, Official program of study for students at the University of Georgia, plus books and apparatus purchased, Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees, 1794-1817, pp 36-39 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1801 November 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes loses gubernatorial election

1801 November 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes elected Judge of the Western Circuit

1801 November 21 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Philip Clayton marries Eliza Carnes

1801 November 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – partial legal notice regarding legislature – signed by George R Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary for Executive Department

1801 December 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – legal notice signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1801 December 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Executive Department – legal notice re tax collectors signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1802 January 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – To Be Rented – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) offers his house for 1 year or more lease

1802 July 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Executive Department – legal notice re Creek Indians signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1802 September 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Executive Department – legal notice re creation of 4 congressional seats in Georgia, signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1802 October 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Letter at Augusta Post Office for Eliza Carnes

1802 October 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes loses lawsuit

1802 December 1 Letter of Thomas Johnson to George R. Clayton, discusses accounts, and briefly expresses joy at Philip Clayton’s recent wedding. Transcribed from George R. Clayton Papers, Duke University Library Special Collections.

1802 December 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p5 – Augusta December 11 – Letter of Albert Gallatin, US Secretary of Treasury, to George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother), Secretary of Executive Department, regarding Yazoo claimants

1802 December 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p5 – corrected letter of Albert Gallatin, US Secretary of Treasury, to George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother), Secretary of Executive Department, regarding Yazoo claimants

1803 January 8 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p5 – Thomas P. Carnes to point out slaves lost in lawsuit

1803 March 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Georgia – Governor Milledge orders arrest of murderer, signed by George R. Clayton in place of Governor’s personal Secretary

1803 May 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Governor Milledge identifies Col Thomas P. Carnes as the state representative to seek another cession of land from the Cherokee

1803 July 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p5 – Letter remaining at Augusta Post Office for Eliza (Carnes) Clayton

1803 July 16 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Dept, Georgia – officials to wear crape on death of former governor, signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1803 July 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. Clayton elected class orator at exercises at UGA

1803 November 12 Report of President Josiah Meigs on the state of the University of Georgia, Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees, pp 69-71 Meigs describes the college, its construction, its students, and the surrounding town. Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1803 December 31 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Executive Department – calls for recently passed laws to be printed in specific newspapers, signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1803 December 31 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – call for proposals for state printing signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary for Executive Department

1804 February 4 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – discusses role of Justices of the Inferior Court in land distribution, signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary of Executive Department

1804 February 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Sherrif’s Sale – Swamp land sold to satisfy lawsuit of Peter Carnes estate

1804 May 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes declares bankruptcy

1804 May 31, Official Program of Commencement, Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees, 1794-1817, pp 83-84 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1804 May 31 Clayton poetical oration at the University of Georgia’s first commencement MSS 965, folder 11, “Augustin Smith Clayton graduation poem,” Hargrett Library, University of Georgia. Typescript made by Michael Gagnon from handscript transcription of original document located in file.

1804 June 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Athens, Saturday, June 2, 1804 – description of University of Georgia’s first commencement, includes A. S. Clayton’s English Poetry oration

1804 September 25 Letter of Philip Clayton to his son, George R. Clayton – short note sends cloth, reports no news. Transcribed from George R. Clayton Papers, Duke University Library, Special Collections, Durham, North Carolina.

1804 October 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Valuable Land for Sale – Lot 4 in Columbia County leased to Philip Clayton (A.S. Clayton’s father)

1804 December 29 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Philip Clayton announces Peter Carnes planation for rent

1805 January 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – call for proposals for state printing signed by George R. Clayton (A.S. Clayton’s brother) as Secretary for Executive Department

1805 January 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Letter at Augusta Post Office for Thomas P. Carnes

1805 June 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Land Lottery – George R. Clayton listed as a commissioner in Fort Wilkinson Treaty lands

1805 August 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – lands assigned for trial, signed by George R. Clayton as Secretary for Executive Department

1805 October 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Head-Quarters, Georgia – assigns uniforms for all ranks, signed by George R. Clayton, Secretary, for Commander in Chief

1806 February 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – description of Athens

1806 February 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) pp1-2 – Thomas P. Carnes to establish Tobacco Inspection Station in Franklin County

1806 March 22 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Head-Quarters, Georgia – militia to wear crape on death of Gen MacIntosh, signed by George R. Clayton, Secretary, for Commander in Chief

1806 April 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Head-Quarters, Georgia – militia to wear crape on death of Gen James Jackson, signed by George R. Clayton, Secretary, for Commander in Chief

1806 July 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – Lottery lands to be forfeited, signed by George R. Clayton as Secretary for Executive Department

1806 July 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – George R. Clayton appointed Lottery Commissioner

1806 July 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p1 – Executive Department – legal notice re land lottery signed by George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother), as Executive Department Secretary

1806 September 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Notice that George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) promoted to State Treasurer in official reshuffling

1806 September 13 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – Peter Carnes mentioned in lawsuit

1806 October 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – For Sale – Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) offers Columbia Co land for sale

1806 November 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Governor John Milledge appointed George R. Clayton state treasurer

1806 December 6 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Augusta December 6 – Notes legislature elects George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) state treasurer

1807 January 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – George R. Clayton, as state treasurer, addresses tax collectors

1807 March 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – George R. Clayton, treasurer, report – Thomas P. Carnes and Philip Clayton gave securities for official bonds

1807 May 16 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Cut Nail Manufactory – located in Philip Clayton’s (A. S. Clayton’s father) house on Broad St

1807 May 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Peter Carnes land sold in sheriff sale

1807 August 29 Will of Philip Clayton, probated in Richmond County, Georgia, Dec 1807 Left set of mourning suits to each son, George R. and [Augustin] Smith. Also willed silver spoons and a feather bed each, to Smith and to daughter, Lucinda. Willed 10 slaves to Lucinda, but required emancipation of Randall should Lucinda marry. Out of assigns of bankrupcty sale, proceeds to go to infant children of Thomas P. Carnes. Assigned executors as Thomas Cumming, Patrick Carnes, and his son, Smith Clayton. Does not mention his wife, Eliza Wirt Carnes Clayton.

1807 September 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Died – Notes passing of Philip Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s father) at age 61

1807 October 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Philip Clayton slave sold to satisfy lawsuit

1807 October 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – To Tax Collectors of 1806 – instructions from state treasurer, George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother)

1807 October 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – J. P. Carnes elected state rep Franklin co

1807 October 31 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Peter Carnes land mentioned in lawsuit

1807 December 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. Clayton married Julia Carnes (niece of Thomas P. Carnes, who is her guardian) on December 20, 1807

1808 January 9 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – George R. Clayton, commissioner, sells Milledgeville lots

1808 January 16 Philip Clayton Probate Papers in Richmond Co, Georgia, includes appraisal dated March 13, 1808 A. S. Clayton assigned Executor.

1808 February 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Sale of Milledgeville Lots – George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) listed as one of commissioners

1808 March 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Thomas P. Carnes married Susan Crews on February 21, 1808

1808 April 13 Appraisal – Philip Clayton Personal Estate, Greene County, Georgia, Probate Book A, P 278 Includes 9 slaves and 3 horses, total of $2400 value.

1808 April 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Executive Department, Georgia – annual reports of state treasurer, George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother), and state comptroller

1808 July 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – To Tax Collectors and Sheriffs – instructions from state treasurer, George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother)

1808 November 16 A. S. Clayton elected Treasurer-Agent-Attorney for UGA Trustees, UGA Minutes of the Board of Trustees, pp 148-149 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1808 November 19 Clayton assumes offices of Treasurer, Agent, and Attorney for UGA Trustees, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, p 151 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia.

1809 January 21 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia). Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808‑1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 19.

    Notice. That having been appointed Treasurer and Land agent of the Board of Trustees of the University, I am requested to notify all persons who may be indebted to said Board, whether for tuition, sales of lots, or arrears of rent, to make immediate payment to me .. A. S. Clayton. Jan. 21, 1809.

1809 January 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – To Sheriffs – instructions from state treasurer, George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother)

1809 February 25, 1809 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808‑1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p.25.

    Executor’s Sale. Will be sold on the 8th day of April next in the town of Athens, one horse, two beds, and some other small articles of household furniture, being part of the personal property of the late Phillip Clayton, to satisfy the heirs and creditors … A. S. Clayton, Qualified Executor. Feb. 23, 1809.

1809 May 6 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 30.

    Notice. Those young Gentlemen who are in arrears for tuition in College or the Grammar School, are hereby informed that it is very much desired, they make speedy payment of their dues .. A. S. Clayton, Franklin College, Apr. 29, 1809.

1809 August 2 A. S. Clayton aids in examining students for graduation, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, p 154 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia.

1809 August 19 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), pp. 43-44.

    Notice. All persons indebted to the subscriber are hereby notified that Augustin S. Clayton, Esq. of Athens, Clark co., is authorized to receive payments and give receipts, and those who are disposed to settle their accounts, and discharge their dues, will do well to make an application to him, as he has a perfect discretion in collecting by law or otherwise. Ransom Atkins. Aug. 19, 1809.

1809 August 19 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 44.

    Notice. Those persons who are in arrears for rent on the Sandy creek tract of land, Clark co., belonging to the Trustees of the University of GA … are hereby notified that unless payment is made to the subscriber, or the old notes taken up, and new ones given … suits are ordered to be commenced in the Superior Court … A. S. Clayton, Agent. Aug. 19, 1809.

1809 December 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – State Elections – George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother) re-elected state treasurer

1809 December 19 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – reports Carnes elected Judge Western Circuit and Clayton to create digest of laws

1810 March 31 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 74.

    Sheriff’s Sale. Will be sold on the first Tuesday in May next, at the court-House in Clark co., the following property: 184 Acres in Clark co. on the waters of Barber’s creek, originally granted to Marbury, joining Jacob Bankston and others, levied on as the property of Henry Bankston to satisfy executions in favor of Joel Dickerson, one other tract of land containing 115 acres, granted to Marbury on the waters of Barber’s creek, joining Edward Hagins and others, levied on as the property of Henry Bankston to satisfy three executions in favor of A. Huson, the above land levied on by Theopilus Neal, constable. Also, Two negroes, one woman known by the name of Celea and a small girl by the name of Matilda, now in the possession of A. S. Clayton, levied on to satisfy an execution in favor of Robert Bledsoe, vs. the Executors of Phillip Clayton, deceased. Samuel Jackson, March 31, 1810.

1810 April 14 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p.74.

    Notice. Expecting to be absent from the State of Georgia until the first of Sept. next, all persons who may have business with me, are hereby notified that Augustin S. Clayton, Esq. is authorized to transact the same, and for me and in my name … Lewis Sewell. Athens, 7th Apr., 1810.

1810 June 30 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 85.

    Athens, June 30. The following we have been informed are Candidates for the Legislature to represent this county: For Senate: Zadock Cook, Esq. For Representatives: Reuben Hill, Esq., David Sims, Esq., A. S. Clayton, Esq., Doctor C. E. Haynes, Capt. C. A. Redd, and Mr. Peter Williamson.

1810 July 7 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 86.

    Athens, July 7. July 3, At a meeting of the citizens of this place and its vicinity … to celebrate the Natal Anniversary of American Independence, Pres of the Univ. of GA to deliver an Oration commemorative of that event. Resolved, that his Honor Thos. P. Carnes be requested to read the Declaration of American Independence. Resolved that Capts. Cary & Clayton and Mr. Ashley prepare and arrange toasts. Messrs. Gauvain, Callham, Twiggs, Hunt and J. Black to manage and superintend all arrangements of the festive board. July 4, Mr. Meigs was chosen President and His Honor Thomas P. Carnes, Vice-President. Rev. Hope Hull delivered prayer … Rev. Mr. Hodge then offered up a prayer – after which the citizens (50) sat down to an elegant dinner prepared by Mr. James Cole.

1810 August 4 Foreign Correspondent and Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia, p2 – To the voters of Clarke County – A. S. Clayton rebuts attacks of “Voter,” who claims Clayton is a Federalist and not to be trusted. Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1810 August 7 A. S. Clayton aids in examining students for graduation, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, p 166 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia.

1810 August 9 UGA President Josiah Meigs resigns his Presidency, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 169-170 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia.

1810 August 10 Former UGA President Josiah Meigs accepts appointment as professor of Chemistry, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 170-173 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia.

1810 August 11 Foreign Correspondent and Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p2 – For the Georgia Express – Voter continues to attack A. S. Clayton as Federalist. Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1810 August 11 Foreign Correspondent and Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Communication – Truth says A. S. Clayton proved Voter’s charges that he is a Federalist Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1810 August 25 Foreign Correspondent and Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – For the Georgia Express – Voter completes his attack on A. S. Clayton as a Federalist Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1810 October 6 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 97.

    The following are the returns, from the several counties of Senators and Representatives in the State Legislature: … Clark Co. Senator: Zadock Cook, 526; Gabriel Hubbard, 90; Darnel, 26. Representatives: Charles Redd, 450; Reuben Hill, 442; Augustin S. Clayton, 427; Thomas Mitchell, 326; David Sims, 299; P. Williamson, 190; Burnett, 147.

1810 November 10 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 102.

    Legislature of Georgia. Monday the 5th both houses met … The Senate have chosen the Hon. Jared Irwin, their President, and William Robertson, Esq. their Secretary – and have appointed Messrs. Lane, Power, Harden and Wood, a committee on Privileges and Elections. The House of Representatives have chosen Benjamin Whitaker their Speaker, and Hines Holt their Clerk – and have appointed Messrs. E. Beall, Clayton, Hopkins, Nowland and Jacob Robinson a committee on Privileges and Elections …

1810 November 10 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 103.

    Notice. Being about to remove to the Mississippi Terrritory, I have appointed A. S. Clayton, Esq. of the town of Athens, my Agent and Attorney in fact … to settle and adjust all my unfinished business in the State of Georgia, to receive money which may due me, and discharges therefor to give; and to pay any just debt which I may owe … Lewis Sewall. Clark co., Nov. 8, 1810.

1810 November 14 UGA Presidency remains vacant, Professor Meigs agrees to move into College Building if necessary, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 174-176 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1810 October 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Letter remaining at Augusta Post Office for Philip Clayton

1810 December 8 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – A. S. Clayton, treasurer, board of trustes, UGA

1810 December 15 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Athens, August 7, 1810 – A. S. Clayton signs notice as treasurer of UGA Board of Trustees

1811 January 1 – Augustin Smith Clayton, A Compilation of the Laws of the State of Georgia, since the political year 1800, to the year 1810 (Augusta: Adams & Duyckinck, 1812). Courtesy of Internet Archive.

1811 August 8 Professor Josiah Meigs required to vacate house in order to accommodate new UGA President, Rev John Brown, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 183-184 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1811 August 8 Hope Hull and A. S. Clayton make charges against former UGA President Meigs, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 183-186 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1811 August 9 Former President Meigs sacked from Professorship, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 187-188 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1811 August 9 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Notice to Collectors – instructions from state treasurer, George R. Clayton (A. S. Clayton’s brother)

1811 August 29 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – From the Georgia Express – Describes Clayton and Hull having Meigs removed from UGA Professorship

1811 August 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Land sold next to Mrs Clayton’s in Augusta

1811 August 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Athens, August 16 – recounts ousting of Professor Josiah Meigs by Augustin S. Clayton and Asbury Hull

1811 September 28 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Athens College (Geo) – nearly full page filled with affadavits of Josiah Meigs explaining encounter with Clayton

1811 November 12 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Clayton among those elected to Georgia General Assembly

1811 November 14 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – Clayton’s digest of laws mentioned in Governor’s annual message

1812 January 25 A. S. Clayton elected Secretary-Treasurer-Attorney for UGA Board of Trustees, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, p 193 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1812 June 26 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 143.

    Commencement. Athens, Franklin College, June 24, 1812. The Commencement will take place on Wed. the 29th day of July next … Sermon will be preached in the Chapel, by the Pres of the University on the day preceding. A. S. Clayton, Secretary.

1812 July 8 Letter of A. S. Clayton to Dear Sir, explaining delay in executing some legal business. From Georgia Leaders Autographs Collection, Mss 280, Box 1, Folder 1, Emory University Library Special Collections, Atlanta, Georgia. Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1812 July 10 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 145. [erroneously listed as July 7]

    Athens, July 10. The Anniversary of American Independence was celebrated in this place in a manner worthy of Freemen. A meeting of the Citizens in town took place at the house of Capt. James D. Cole on the Thur. evening previous – when Thomas P. Carnes, Esq. was appointed to read the Declaration of Independence … Mr. Josiah Miegs was chosen President of the day – and Stevens Thomas, Esq., Vice President. A committee of arrangement and to prepare toasts consisting of Dr. Jackson, Capt. Clayton and Mr. Gaines was then appointed …

1812 July 10 Foreign Correspondent and Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Signs of the Times – A. S. Clayton gave short speech to his militia company at Athens July 4 celebration Transcribed by Michael Gagnon.

1812 July 16 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Commencement – Clayton advertizes forthcoming UGA Commencement as secretary

1812 July 29 A. S. Clayton to be awarded MA degree from UGA, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, p 193 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1812 July 31 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Rusticus on Federalists in our midst

1812 August 7 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p2 – A. S. Clayton assaults Gaines, jr editor of Express                                              Transcription of article by Michael Gagnon

1812 August 7 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p3 – A Card – Rusticus comments on A. S. Clayton assault on Gaines                          Transcription of article by Michael Gagnon

1812 August 14 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Multiple articles re A. S. Clayton’s assault on Gaines

1812 August 14 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Rusticus on Federalists and Tories, gives oblique reference to Clayton assault on Gaines

1812 September 9 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 155.

    Electioneering. Announcements as candidates for: Francis Farrar for the house of Representatives, county of Clark; Major Thomas Mitchell for a seat in the house of Representatives; Augustin S. Clayton, Esq. for a seat in the house of Representatives; White Rosseter, Esq. for a seat in the House of Representatives; David Holmes, Esq. for a seat in the house of Representatives; and Zadock Cook, Esq. for office of Senator.

1812 September 18 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Electioneering – A. S. Clayton candidate for Ga House from Clarke Co

1812 October 9 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 159.

    Monday last being the day appointed by the Constitution for the Election of Members to Congress and our State Legislature – the following is the result of the polls as far as we have heard. … Clarke Co. Legislature – Senate – Cook. House – Mitchell, Clayton and Meigs. For Congress. Bibb 466 – Troup 452 – Hall 431 – Forsyth 431 – Telfair – Barnett 408 – Dent 28 – Carr. To fill the Vacancy.

1812 October 9 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clarke County – A. S. Clayton among elected to Ga House

1812 October 30 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 161.

    Acres of land … One acre lot in Athens known by No. 8; also one order drawn by the majority of the Prudential Committee on Mr. Treasurer Clayton and accepted by the Treasurer of the University for $50, levied on as the property of Josiah Meigs to satisfy an execution in favor of Laird W. Harris against said Meigs. Samuel Jackson, Deputy Sherriff. October 29, 1812.

1812 November 24 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Legislature of Georgia – Clayton appointed committee re Yazoo Deposit

1812 December 17 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Clayton among Legislators opposing debt relief bill

1812 December 25 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 170.

    List of Defaulters of Clark county, for the year 1812. … Captain Clayton’s District: Henry Jackson

1813 January 22 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), pp. 173-174.

    Take Notice, that persons not privileged by the regulations of the Board of Trustees to take Fire Wood from the College Land, and who expect to be supplied therefrom for the ensuing year, or any part of it, will please to make the necessary arrangements with Mr. Treasurer Clayton immediately. J. Brown, President. Athens, Jan. 20, 1813.

1813 July 9 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 179.

      Athens, July 9. The Anniversary of American Independence was celebrated in this town on Saturday last in a manner which afforded delight and satisfaction to the breast of every patriot and true lover of his country. Agreeable to previous arrangement, Mr. Thomas Walton delivered in the College Chapel, to a very respectable audience, a handsome, energetic & appropriate Oration, preceded by Captain J. J. Cary, who read the Declaration of Independence.
      A large company partook of an elegant dinner prepared by Captain Samuel Brown, where Col. T. P. Carnes presided as President, and John R. Golding, Esq., Vice President. The following toasts were drank on this occasion interspersed with many humorous and patriotic songs … Vounteers [toasts]. … By Captain Clayton – War without end, sooner than peace without honor. …

1813 July 30 A. S. Clayton and others to survey college lands around Athens, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 210-211 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1813 August 13 Georgia Express (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 182.

    Franklin College. Resolved, That Doct. H. Neisler be and he is hereby appointed agent and superintendent of the tract of land on which Franklin College is situated, to prevent the destruction of the Timber, Fire Wood, and injuries to the Springs, or any other act which may be detrimental to the said land … Extract from the Minutes, July 30. A. S. Clayton, Secretary.

1813 October 20 Letter of A. S. Clayton to John Milledge, urges Milledge to stand for election as US Senator John Milledge Collection, Duke University Library. Transcribed from Harriet Milledge Salley (ed), Correspondence of Governor John Milledge, Governor of Georgia 1802-1806 (Columbia, S.C.: State Commercial Printing Company, 1949), pp. 161-162.

1813 November 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. Clayton elected Clerk of House

1813 November 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. Clayton, Secy, UGA Board of Trustees, offers Athens lots for sale

1814 March 9 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Clayton as Clerk of House announces business may be conducted through GR Clayton, who is Treasurer

1814 July 7 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 195.

    Thursday, July 7, 1814. Celebration of the Fourth of July. the Citizens of this village (Athens) and of the vicinity, disposed with grateful recollections, to hail the return of the anniversary of American Independence, and to perpetuate its remembrance to future generations, met at the College Chapel … opened with an appropriate prayer by President Brown. The Declaration of Independence was next read by Col. Clayton, after which an eloquent and animated Oration commemorative of the day, was delivered by Mr. Asbury Hull, a member of the Senior Class in College. The Assembly then repaired to the house of Captain S. Brown where, with much cheerfulness and good humor, they partoook of an elegant dinner provided for the occasion. Col. Clayton acted as President, and Major Mitchell as Vice President … (Volunteer Toasts by Col. Clayton, Capt. Thomas W. Cobb, Col. Seaborn Jones, Dr. Green, Major Mitchell, Mr. M. Nesbet, Mr. Golding, Major Laird Harris, A McDonnell, Major Campbell, Lieut. John Cary, Captain Cole, and Mr. Bevan.)

1814 October 13 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 206.

    Franklin College. Those persons who are in arrears for tuition at Franklin College, are respectfully requested to make immediate payment either to the subscriber or the President of the College. A. S. Clayton. Athens, Oct. 13, 1814.

1814 October 20 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 208.

    On Monday last the Legislature of this state convened agreeably to the call of His Excellency – Wm. Rabun, Esq. was chosen President of the Senate, and Wm. Robertson, esq. Secretary. Benj Whitaker, Esq. was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and A. S. Clayton, Esq., Clerk.

1814 October 25 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – State Legislature – Clayton chosen Clerk of House

1814 December 8 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 212.

    Laws of Georgia. An Act to authorize the several courts of Equity in this state to grant remedies in certain cases and to regulate the Courts of Law and Equity … for affording temporary relief to the soldiers whilst in the service of the state or of the U. S. … Benjamin Whitaker, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jared Irwin, President of the Senate pro tem. Dissented to the Governor 22d Nov., 1814 … Attest, A. S. Clayton, Clerk. Repassed by two thirds of the Senate 23d Nov., 1814. Jared Irwin, Pres. of the Senate, pro tem. Attest, William Roberson, Sec.

1814 December 8 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), pp. 213-214.

    Will be sold on the 4th Monday in January next at the court-house of Clark co. in Watkinsville, pursuant to leave granted by the Inferior Court of said county (sitting for Ordinary purposes) the following negro fellows as the estate of Col. Peter Randolph, late of said co., deceased, viz: Billy, Oliver, Patram and Ben, with some other articles of small value, among which is an excellent Mill Saw … A. S. Clayton, Esq. of Athens, is authorized to lease the Plantation whereon Col. Randolph resided, for the next year. Thomas W. Cobb. Adm’r of P. Randolph. Dec. 1st, 1814.

1815 July 6 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), p3 – describes A. S. Clayton’s July 4th oration at Watkinsville

1815 July 13 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Toasts – final toast is for Colonel A. S. Clayton as orator of day

1815 July 20 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 239.

    Just Published and for sale at this office, AN ORATION, Delivered at Watkinsville on the 4th of July by Augustin S. Clayton, Esq.

1815 July 27 A. S. Clayton resigns as Secretary-Treasurer of UGA Board of Trustees, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 222-223 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1815 July 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. (Smith) Clayton’s July 4 Oration for sale

1815 August 10 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 242.

    Lost, Between this place and Watkinsville, a small red pocket book, with several bank bills in it, and also one or two small promissory notes … A. S. Clayton. Athens, August 10.

1815 September 7 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Female Education – Colonel A. S. Clayton is listed as a reference for academy

1815 October 1 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), p2 – editor notes dinner for William H. Crawford in Athens, Colonel A. S. Clayton gives toast

1815 December 28 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – An Act – Clayton among those responsible for selling stock for Bank of the State of Georgia

1816 January 26 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – A. S. Clayton to sell stock for Bank of State of Georgia

1816 February 1 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 257.

    An Ordinance for the better regulation of the Town of Athens so far as relates to the assemblage of Negroes. and to restrain all persons within the limits of the Corporation from giving or selling to slaves any spirituous liquors on any pretense whatever without a permit in writing from their master owner or employer, and regulating all kind of traffic with slaves or people of color … In Town meeting, read and passed 27th January 1816. T. P. Carnes, Chairman, Attest: A. S. Clayton, Clerk.

1816 February 10 A. S. Clayton reported a member Board of Trustees, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 225-230

1816 June 19 Col A. S. Clayton assigned important committees, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 233-235 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1816 November 16 Clayton recommends temporarily suspending classes at UGA, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 253-255Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1816 December 24 Clayton recommends resuming classes at UGA once Finley arrives, Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 257-259 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1817 February 6 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 288.

    Notice. All persons holding drafts or other demands against the University of Georgia are invited to present them immediately for settlement, either to A. S. Clayton Esq. or to the subscriber. John Hodge, Tr., Athens January 19.

1817 May 8 Athens Gazette (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 296.

    Sheriff’s Sale. Will be sold on the 1st Tuesday in June next at the court house in the co. of Jackson … 330 acres of land granted to Marobey [Marbury] Creek joines Moore, levied on by execution as the property of John H. Owens at the instance of Augustin S. Clayton. Also, 100 acres of land granted to Jones on the waters of the Appalatcha, joins Hill, levied on by execution as the property of Samuel Canthers at the instance of Elisha Winn. J. Little, D. Shff. April 21st, 1817.

1817 May 27 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Letter of Clayton to B Hall – Clayton outs Hall as Modestus

1817 June 5 Finley takes charge as President of UGA, Thomas P. Carnes’s son, Robert, expelled, Minutues of the UGA Board of Trustees, pp 262-265 Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia

1817 October 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p4 – Letter remaining at Augusta Post Office for Eliza Clayton

1818 October 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p1 – Mrs Clayton’s Boarding house accommodates 14-15 gentlemen

1818 October 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – 14-15 boarders could be accommodated at Mrs Clayton’s (possibly Eliza Wirt Carnes Clayton) brick bldg on Broad St

1818 December 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – A. S. Clayton on UGA Prudential Committee

1819 January 19 Letter of A. S. Clayton to Dr Henry Jackson – discusses Jackson’s professorship and resumption of classes at UGA. Transcribed from Henry Jackson Papers, Folder 1, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

1819 May 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Charleston reports President Monroe left there May 3

1819 May 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Augusta citizens plan for President Monroe’s visit

1819 May 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – President Monroe expected soon in Savannah

1819 May 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Slave Rebellion Conspiracy discovered in Augusta

1819 May 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Slave Rebellion Conspirators Sentenced

1819 May 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Monroe in Savannah

1819 May 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Augusta plans for Monroe’s arrival

1819 May 14 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Arrangements for Monroe’s visit to Augusta

1819 May 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) pp2-3 – President Monroe’s arrival in Augusta

1819 May 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – President Monroe’s Dinner in Augusta

1819 May 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – Verses for President Monroe’s visit to Augusta

1819 May 19 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – President’s Ball (for Monroe’s visit)

1819 June 4 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – short summary of Monroe’s visit to Athens

1819 June 7 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p1 – Athens (Geo) May 21, 1819 – President Monroe visits Athens w Thomas Cobb and Genl Gaines – Clayton escorts

1819 July 20 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Announces publication of Clayton’s Law of Executors and Administrators

1819 November 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – A. S. Clayton elected judge of the Western Circuit

1819 November 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – A. S. Clayton elected judge of the Western Circuit

1819 November 18 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p4 – Advertisement for Clayton’s Manual for Justices of the Peace

1820 January 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p2 – Savannah asks prominent GA citizens for help following calalmity, group includes George R. Clayto, of Milledgeville

1820 April 4 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – comments of Judge Clayton upon sentencing man for selling white child into slavery

1820 July 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) p3 – A. S. Clayton, Trustee, reports UGA final exams

1820 October 24 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – comments of Judge Clayton upon sentencing Thomas Wells for murder

1820 October 24 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Clarke County grand jury presentments thanks Judge Clayton for his patience and hard work

1821 June 1 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), Supplement – legal notice that Judge Clayton ruled on lawsuit in Franklin County

1821 November 13 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Catalogue of Officers and Students at UGA – includes Augustin Clayton of Milledgeville as sophomore

1821 December 31 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Report of the Committee on Finance – George R. Clayton as state treasurer

1822 April 23 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Habersham County grand jury presentments thanks Judge Clayton

1822 May 13 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Died – Thomas P. Carnes, of Athens, died May 5, 1822, in Milledgeville

1822 July 9 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – extract of oration of Judge A. S. Clayton upon laying cornerstone of UGA New College building

1822 September 3 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Tribute of Merit – Clayton VP of dinner for Wm Crawford in Athens, also toasted by volunteer

1822 September 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – To the editor of the Augusta Chronicle – describes Sec of State issue, mentions George R. Clayton as state treasurer

1822 September 10 Georgian (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Honor for Whom Honor is Due – Clayton at dinner for Wm Crawford in Athens

1822 September 13 Charleston Courier p2 – A. S. Clayton gives dinner for Crawford

1822 September 24 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p4 – Athens Female Academy – A. S. Clayton listed as a Trustee

1822 September 24 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Jackson County grand jury presentments thanks Judge Clayton

1822 September 28 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Important Decision – Judge Clayton Ruling re Governor vacating Sec of State office

1822 September 28 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Interesting Decision – Judge Clayton rules governor overstepped bounds vacating Sec of State Office

1822 September 28 Georgian (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Interesting Decision – Judge Clayton rules governor overstepped bounds vacating Sec of State Office

1822 September 28 Georgian (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Important Decision – Judge Clayton Ruling re Governor vacating Sec of State office

1822 October 1 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Letter to editor suggests conflict of interest for Judge Clayton in deciding Sec of State case

1822 October 1 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Another letter to editor suggests Judge Clayton’s impartiality in deciding Sec of State case

1822 October 1 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Letter to editor continues suggestion of impropriety of Judge Clayton in deciding Sec of State case

1822 October 2 Charleston Courier p2 Clayton ruling reported by Savannah Republican

1822 October 8 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Open letter to Judge Clayton from Socrates commends him for deciding Sec of State case

1822 October 8 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Letter to editor discusses Judge Clayton decision re Sec of State case

1822 October 15 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Hammond’s Case – Judge Strong may have ruled opposite Clayton Ruling re Governor vacating Sec of State office

1822 November 5 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Letter to editor defends Judge Clayton re Sec of State case, includes Newton county presentments re case

1822 November 13 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton re-elected Judge of Western Circuit

1823 April 2 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 -William H Crawford – Clayton defends Crawford against charge of being Federalist

1823 April 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Letter of Watkins to A. S. Clayton – explains Crawford’s part in 1798 Augusta Young Men’s Mtg as non-partisan

1823 April 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), A. S. Clayton defends Crawford against accusation of Federalism

1823 April 3 Georgian (Savannah, Georgia), p1 – A. S. Clayton defends Crawford against charge of being Federalist

1823 April 15 Baltimore Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser p2 – Letter from A. S. Clayton

1823 April 15 Baltimore Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser p2 – Reply to A. S. Clayton

1823 April 22 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Remarks of Judge Clayton upon sentencing Woodward Tramel for murder

1823 May 8 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Reprints Richmond Enquirer editorial re Wm Crawford as Federalist, mentions Clayton’s character

1823 May 20 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Judge Clayton attends convention of judges as authorized by legislature and helps set rules for it

1823 May 26 Daily Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p3 – Georgia Journal notes convention of Judges, includes Clayton

1823 May 27 Georgian (Savannah, Georgia), p1 – Georgia Journal notes convention of Judges, includes Clayton

1823 September 23 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – Judge Clayton and Judge Dooley swap circuits temporarily

1823 November 4 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Oglethorpe County grand jury presentments thanks Judge Clayton

1823 November 29 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Elections by the Legislature – George R. Clayton elected state treasurer

1823 December 17 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – George R. Clayton, as state treasurer, reports on surplus in state treasury

1824 September 28 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p1 – Advertizes new enlarged edition of Clayton’s Georgia Justice

1824 October 29 City Gazette (Charleston) p2 – William H. Crawford – bio mentions Clayton in passing

1824 November 9 Republican (Savannah, Georgia), p2 – Recorder Office – Georgia legislature elects slate of presidential electors for Wm Crawford – Clayton mentioned in passing

1824 November 18 Charleston Courier p2 – Savannah Nov 16 – Clayton reported appointed UGA trustee

1825 November 17 Charleston Courier p2 Clayton loses judgeship to Underwood by 27 votes

Wrangham Fitz-Ramble, Esq (pseud for A. S. Clayton) The Mysterious Picture (New York: Collins & Hannay, 1825) A. S. Clayton’s novel. Very large file, about 12.5 Meg. Low resolution scan and difficult to read due to quality of original.

1826 January 26 Letter of A. S. Clayton to Major James Meriwether (a Congressman from Georgia) – discusses some legal business, local politics, Treaty of Indian Springs, and desire to get his 10 year-old son, Philip, into West Point. Transcribed from Robert Watkins Lovett Papers, Box 1, Folder 3, Emory University Library Special Collections, Atlanta, Georgia

1826 April 7 Columbian Centinel (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1826-1829 Vol 2 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 2.

    Notice. The subscriber being about to leave this state on a temporary visit to the state of Alabama, notifies the public that A. S. Clayton, Esq. is authorized as his Agent and Attorney, to transact all or any of his business during his absence. G. A. Moffett. March 24, 1826.

1826 April 7 Columbian Centinel (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1826-1829 Vol 2 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 4.

    A. S. Clayton, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Athens. Will practice Law in the Western Circuit of said State. Nov. 24, 1825.

1826 April 7 Columbian Centinel (Athens, Georgia), Abstracted in Faye Stone Poss, Clarke Co. (Athens), GA Newspaper Abstracts, 1826-1829 Vol 2 (Atlanta: R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1998), p. 4.

    David C. Neal, Attorney at Law. Will practice the same in the county of Hall. All business entrusted to his care will receive the joint attention of himself and A. S. Clayton, Esq., late judge of the Western Circuit of Georgia. February 24, 1826.

1826 April 18 Genius of Liberty (Leesburg, Virginia) p. 3 – Extraordinary Boy – describes mathematical abilities of Clayton’s son, Philip

1826 May 24 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – George R. Clayton elected a director of Bank of State of Georgia, Milledgeville branch

1826 November 7 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), pp2-3 – To the Public – Major Abraham Walker of Athens defends himself against allegation, mentions efforts of Judge Clayton on his behalf in passing

1826 November 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate, lists committee assignments

1826 November 21 Macon Telegraph p2 – In Senate – Clayton is active in Ga Senate

1826 December 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – editorial re A. S. Clayton’s bill to create position of State Printer, elected biennially

1826 December 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) – Clayton as Troup partisan introduces bill for public printer

1826 December 5 Macon Telegraph p3 – In Senate – Clayton is active in Ga Senate, much about Creek-Cherokee lands

1826 December 9 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate, discusses Indian lands

1826 December 12 Macon Telegraph p2 – In Senate – Clayton is active in Ga Senate

1826 December 19 Macon Telegraph p2 – In Senate – Clayton is active in Ga Senate

1826 December 23 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, modestly active in Senate

1827 February 3 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Executive Department – Legal notice re county poor school funds, signed by George R. Clayton as secretary of Executive Department

1827 February 23 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Anniversary Celebration of the Demosthenian Society – Clayton suggests publishing oration

1827 May 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – Legal notice re county poor school funds, signed by George R. Clayton as secretary of Executive Department

1827 May 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – For Sale – Eliza Clayton and P. H. Carnes offer several tracts of land for sale

1827 May 22 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – George R. Clayton elected a director of Bank of State of Georgia, Milledgeville branch

1827 July 6 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Atticus – Advertisement for Clayton’s Atticus Essays in response to Everett’s Report

1827 July 6 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clayton included in list of letters for pick-up at post office July 2

1827 July 9 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Volunteer Toasts – Clayton is toasted at Milledgeville July 4 celebration

1827 July 20 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – October Election – Clayton runs unopposed for state senate

1827 August 14 Macon Telegraph p3 – Clayton’s sons orators at UGA commencement

1827 September 5 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – Legal notice re convention to reduce legislature, signed by George R. Clayton as secretary of Executive Department

1827 September 28 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – October Election – Clayton runs as Troup candidate for state Senate

1827 September 28 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Atticus – Clayton essays finally published by Athenian editor, O P Shaw

1827 October 5 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Returns of the Election – Clayton elected to state Senate from Clarke County

1827 October 10 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Election Returns – A. S. Clayton elected state senator from Clarke Co

1827 October 12 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – The Election – Clayton among those elected to state legislature

1827 November 16 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – In Senate – Clayton busy first day of General Assembly

1827 November 16 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – In Senate – Clayton to inform Forsyth to take oath of office for Governor of Georgia

1827 November 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate

18271120 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Menaced Extermination Achieved – GR Clayton distant 3rd place for state treasurer

1827 November 23 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton resolution to investigate colonization at public expense

1827 November 23 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – In Senate – Clayton resolutions on Land Lottery and Mechanics’ Liens

1827 November 27 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate

1827 November 30 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton on committees for Canals and Banking

1827 November 30 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton proposes new county formed out of Hall and Habersham

1827 November 30 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton resolution re Judiary and appointed committee to enlarge Capitol

1827 November 30 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate

1827 December 2 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton as acting President of Senate prevents bill passage

1827 December 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate

1827 December 11 Macon Telegraph p2 – In Senate – Clayton active

1827 December 14 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Editorial mentions Clayton writing several reports including state-federal relations and internal improvements

1827 December 14 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton bill on personal property recovery

1827 December 14 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – In Senate – Clayton reports Judiciary bill

1827 December 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton, of Clarke, active in Senate

1827 December 18 Macon Telegraph p2 – In Senate – Clayton active

1828 January 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – editor comments on A. S. Clayton opposing legislative support of Andrew Jackson’s presidential candidacy

1828 January 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) – Clayton opposes election of Jackson

1828 January 18 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Augusta newspaper reports Clayton opposed to election of Jackson, but notes Clayton protested report in Milledgeville paper

1828 January 18 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), pp2-3 – Vote in Senate shows Clayton opposed election of Jackson, but now states he favors Jackson for President

1828 January 25 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – editorial says A. S. Clayton opposed Jackson’s presidential candidacy in 1824 too

1828 January 25 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) – Clayton as Crawford Man

1828 January 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) – Reminds that Clayton opposed Jackson in 1824 too

1828 February 6 House of Representatives, 20th Congress, 1st Session
Finance: Volume 5, Doc 849, pp. 852-857, “Against an Increase of the Duties on Imports and a System of Internal Improvements,” Clayton’s Report on the Proper Relations between State and Federal Government, approved by Georgia Senate on December 5, 1827. Courtesy of A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 – 1875, American State Papers.

1828 February 8 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – editorial says A. S. Clayton attempting to weaken Jackson’s popularity in Georgia

1828 March 7 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Anniversary of the Demosthenian Society – Hull and Clayton recommend publishing oration

1828 March 7 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Executive Department – Legal notice re funding public academies, signed by George R. Clayton as secretary of Executive Department

1828 March 18 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – editorial describes A. S. Clayton as a member of the Crawford faction within the Troup Party, a faction that opposes Jackson

1828 March 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – details A. S. Clayton’s vote on Jackson resolution from House of Representatives, as well as Clayton’s substitute. Editor decides Clayton only supported Jackson if opposed by Adams, but wanted to leave wiggle room if another candidate entered race.

1828 March 28 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia) – Clayton opposed Jackson’s election in 1826

1828 April 11 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clayton advertises sale of corn at Stevens Thomas’ store in Athens

1828 April 18 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p4 – History of the University of Georgia – Clayton among members of first graduation in 1804

1828 May 2 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Mr Mulkey’s Analytical Spelling Book – Clayton among the signers of testimonials

1828 May 16 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Mulkey’s Analytical Spelling Book – A. S. Clayton among endorsers of product

1828 June 11 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – discusses election of Judges, with A. S. Clayton as an expected candidate for Western Circuit

1828 June 24 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Commencement – Clayton to deliver oration during UGA Commencement in early August

1828 July 2 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Commencement – Judges Clayton and Berrien to give orations at Literary Societies

1828 July 8 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p1 – Advertisement of land sales to settle lawsuits, including one for Clayton

1828 July 8 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Clayton and sons make volunteer toasts at July Fourth celebrations

1828 July 8 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Formal announcement of Clayton and Berrien orations at Commencement for literary societies

1828 July 19 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Electors of the President and the Vice President – Clayton listed as Elector from Troup Party

1828 July 24 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p1 – Commencement – UGA announces Judge Clayton and Sen Berrien will give orations

1828 August 8 Oration of Hon. A. S. Clayton delivered before the Demosthenian Society of Franklin College during commencement, 1828, published by OP Shaw, Athens

1828 August 12 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Notes that Clayton and Berrien gave orations at Commencement for literary societies

1828 August 12 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Electors of President and Vice President – Clayton among Troup Party nominees for Elector

1828 August 18 Georgia Journal (Milledgeville, Georgia), p2 – UGA Commencement article contains descriptions of orations of Clayton and Berrien

1828 August 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Athens Anti-Tariff Meeting – A. S. Clayton served as a secretary of meeting

1828 September 20 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Backing Out – letter to editor mentions A. S. Clayton in passing when criticizing editors who formerly supported tariff

1828 October 7 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Berrien and Clayton’s orations published and for sale

1828 October 25 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – Philip Augustin Clayton, nephew of Judge Clayton, marries in Milledgeville

1828 October 28 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Clayton included in list of Elector nominees

1828 November 1 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p3 – Electoral Ticket – Lists A. S. Clayton among Troup Party candidates for electoral college

1828 November 12 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – A. S. Clayton elected Judge of Western Circuit

1828 December 6 Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, Georgia), p3 – House of Representatives – Clayton accepts Elector appointment

1828 December 8 Macon Telegraph p2 – Georgia Legislature – Clayton in Electoral Collage

1828 December 9 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p3 – Clayton represents wife as plaintiff in divorce case in Oglethorpe County

1828 December 13 Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), p2 – Georgia Legislature – Bank stock reports signed by George R. Clayton as secretary for the Executive Department, under Governor Forsyth

1828 December 30 Athenian (Athens, Georgia), p2 – Editor responds to Milledgeville newspaper claim that Athenian is controlled by Clayton

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