Few, William, Jr. (1748–1828), a United States statesman and banker. He was a signer of the U.S. Constitution and a senator from Georgia, 1789–93, in the first U.S. Congress. Few was born near Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in North Carolina. In 1776 he moved to Georgia. He was an officer in the militia and a delegate to the Continental Congress. Few moved to New York City in 1799 and later became involved in the banking.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.
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