William Few (6/8/1748 - 7/16/1828)

Also Known As: William Russell Few
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Borrowing activity from 7/29/1789 to 1/10/1805.

William Few, Jr. (June 8, 1748 – July 16, 1828) was an American politician and a farmer, and a businessman and a Founding Father of the United States. William represented the U.S. state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention. Born into a poor yeoman farming family, Will Russell Few achieved both social prominence and political power later in life. Exhibiting those characteristics of self-reliance vital for survival on the American frontier, he became an intimate of the nation's political and military elite. The idea of a rude frontiersman providing the democratic leaven within an association of the rich and powerful has always excited the American imagination, nurtured on stories of Davy Crockett. In the case of the self-educated Few, that image was largely accurate.

Few's inherent gifts for leadership and organization, as well as his sense of public service, were brought out by his experience in the American Revolutionary War. Important in any theater of military operations, leadership and organizational ability were particularly needed in the campaigns in the south where a dangerous and protracted struggle against a determined British invader intimately touched the lives of many settlers. Few's dedication to the common good and his natural military acumen quickly brought him to the attention of the leaders of the Patriot cause, who eventually invested him with important political responsibilities as well.

The war also profoundly affected Few's attitude toward the political future of the new nation, transforming the rugged frontier individualist into a forceful exponent of a permanent union of the states. Men of his stripe came to realize during the years of military conflict that the rights of the individual, so jealously prized on the frontier, could be nurtured and protected only by a strong central government accountable to the people. This belief became the hallmark of his long public service.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Gordon's His. of AmericaWilliam GordonVolume 47/29/17898/5/1789Self
Transcribed: Hume's Histy. Of EnglandDavid HumeVolume 17/29/17897/29/1789
Transcribed: Gordon's Histy. Of AmericaWilliam GordonVolume 38/5/17898/21/1789Self
Transcribed: Gibbon's Rom. HistoryEdward GibbonVolume 88/21/17899/9/1789Self
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 111/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 111/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 311/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 311/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Williams LettersHelen Maria WilliamsVolume 211/17/180411/17/1804
Transcribed: Williams LettersHelen Maria WilliamsVolume 211/17/180411/17/1804
Transcribed: Williams LettersHelen Maria WilliamsVolume 111/17/180411/17/1804
Transcribed: Williams LettersHelen Maria WilliamsVolume 111/17/180411/17/1804
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 211/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 211/17/180412/6/1804
Transcribed: Count PetersburghCharles François Philibert MassonVolume 212/6/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Count PetersburghCharles François Philibert MassonVolume 212/6/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Count PetersburghCharles François Philibert MassonVolume 112/6/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Count PetersburghCharles François Philibert MassonVolume 112/6/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Cowpers HomerVolume 112/11/18041/3/1805
Transcribed: Cowpers HomerVolume 112/11/18041/3/18054d
Transcribed: Wraxalls MemoirsSir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 21/3/18051/17/1805
Transcribed: Wraxalls MemoirsSir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 21/3/18051/17/1805
Transcribed: Wraxalls MemoirsSir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 11/3/18051/17/1805
Transcribed: Wraxalls MemoirsSir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 11/3/18051/17/1805
Transcribed: Montagues LettersMary Wortley Montagu1/17/18051/24/1805
Transcribed: Montigues LettersMary Wortley Montagu1/17/18051/24/1805
Transcribed: Williams N. GovernJohn. WilliamsVolume 11/24/18052/2/1805
Transcribed: Williams N. GovernmJohn. WilliamsVolume 11/24/18052/5/1805
Transcribed: Montigues Works2/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montigues Works2/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montigues Works2/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montigues Works2/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montagues WorksCharles de Secondat MontesquieuVolume 52/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montagues WorksCharles de Secondat MontesquieuVolume 22/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montagues WorksCharles de Secondat MontesquieuVolume 42/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Montagues WorksCharles de Secondat MontesquieuVolume 32/5/18052/8/1805
Transcribed: Aikins LettersJohn Aikin2/8/18052/28/1805
Transcribed: Aikins LettersJohn Aikin2/8/18052/20/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 22/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 22/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 12/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 12/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 32/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: Modern PhilosophersVolume 32/20/18053/5/1805
Transcribed: More on f. EducationHannah More3/5/18053/20/1805
Transcribed: More on f. EducationHannah MoreVolume 13/5/18053/20/1805
Transcribed: More on f. EducationHannah MoreVolume 23/5/18053/20/1805
Transcribed: More on f. EducationHannah MoreVolume 33/5/18053/20/1805
Transcribed: Lorenzo di MediciWilliam RoscoeVolume 13/20/18053/23/1805
Transcribed: Lorenzo di MediciWilliam RoscoeVolume 13/20/18053/23/1805
Transcribed: "William RoscoeVolume 23/23/18053/23/1805
Transcribed: "William RoscoeVolume 23/23/18053/23/1805
Transcribed: Letters HindooElizabeth HamiltonVolume 23/23/18054/8/1805
Transcribed: Letters HindooElizabeth HamiltonVolume 13/23/18054/8/1805
Transcribed: Letters HindooElizabeth Hamilton3/28/18054/8/1805
Transcribed: Moores ItalyJohn MooreVolume 14/8/18054/24/1805
Transcribed: Moores ItalyJohn MooreVolume 14/8/18054/24/1805
Transcribed: Moores ItalyJohn MooreVolume 24/8/18054/24/1805
Transcribed: Moores ItalyJohn MooreVolume 24/8/18054/24/1805
Transcribed: Brydone's TourPatrick BrydoneVolume 24/24/18055/7/1805
Transcribed: Brydones TourPatrick BrydoneVolume 24/24/18055/7/1805
Transcribed: Brydone's TourPatrick BrydoneVolume 14/24/18055/7/1805
Transcribed: Brydones TourPatrick BrydoneVolume 14/24/18055/7/1805
Transcribed: Zimmerman on Solit.Johann Georg Zimmermann5/8/18055/23/1805
Transcribed: Zimmerman on SolitJohann Georg Zimmermann5/8/18055/23/1805
Transcribed: Nother5/8/18055/8/1805
Transcribed: Mother5/8/18055/8/1805
Transcribed: "Johann Georg Zimmermann5/23/18055/27/1805
Transcribed: "Johann Georg Zimmermann5/23/18055/27/1805
Transcribed: "Johann Georg Zimmermann5/27/18055/27/1805
Transcribed: "Johann Georg Zimmermann5/27/18055/27/1805
Transcribed: Oeuvres de VoltaireVoltaireVolume 307/9/18057/20/1805
Transcribed: Ouvres de VoltaireVoltaireVolume 307/9/18057/20/1805
Transcribed: "VoltaireVolume 317/20/18058/3/1805
Transcribed: "VoltaireVolume 317/20/18058/3/1805
Transcribed: "VoltaireVolume 328/3/18058/17/1805
Transcribed: "VoltaireVolume 328/3/18058/17/1805
Transcribed: Missionary Mag.Volume 18/17/18059/1/1805
Transcribed: Missionary MagVolume 18/17/18059/1/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 29/1/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 29/1/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 19/10/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 29/10/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 49/10/18059/10/1805
Transcribed: Goldsmith GreeceOliver GoldsmithVolume 112/13/180512/19/1805
Transcribed: Goldsmith GreeceOliver GoldsmithVolume 212/13/180512/19/1805
Transcribed: Goldsmiths GreeceOliver GoldsmithVolume 212/13/180512/19/1805
Transcribed: " RomeOliver GoldsmithVolume 212/13/180512/19/1805
Transcribed: " RomeOliver GoldsmithVolume 112/13/180512/19/1805
Transcribed: " RomeOliver GoldsmithVolume 212/19/180512/30/1805
Transcribed: Carr's StrangerSir John Carr12/30/18051/10/1806
Transcribed: Carr's StrangerSir John Carr12/30/18051/10/1805
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