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GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
COLLECTIONS, VOLUME XIX
Georgia Historical Society
Lilla Mills Hawes
Karen Elizabeth Osvald
SAVANNAH: THE SOCIETY, 1976
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
^v The Georgia Historical Society is publishing this checklist of its 18th
century manuscript collections as a contribution to the Bicentennial of
the United States.
The smaller collections are described in more detail than are the
larger ones, though in the latter an attempt was made to cite the im-
portant correspondents and subject matter. For collections where a
calendar is available it is noted at the end of the descriptive paragraphs;
for example, the Joseph Vallence Bevan Papers and the Telfair Family
Papers. Where there are papers of more than one family member, they
have been grouped together. These are the Habershams, the Joneses and
In instances where there are copies rather than original papers, it is
noted, naming the holders of the originals when known. Papers that have
been published are also noted, with citations to the publications.
The collections have been numbered from 1 through 176 to facilitate
indexing. The numbers at the end of each description are the library file
numbers which should be noted when asking for any of the papers.
The only 18th century manuscripts omitted are legal documents,
inasmuch as these are of record in either the Georgia Surveyor-General
Department or various courthouses.
The preparation of this checklist was made possible by an intern
grant from Governor Busbee's office to Miss Karen E. Osvald who spent
the summer of 1975 working with us on the papers. It is being published
under a grant from the Georgia Commission for the National Bicen-
Lilla Mills Hawes.
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ADAMS (JOHN) PAPER, 1 798. 1 item.
Adams (1767-1848); Minister to St. Petersburg; Senator and
Representative from Massachusetts; Secretary of State; President
of the U.S.
Letter dated Philadelphia, 20 July 1798, to the Young Men of
Augusta, in appreciation of their support of the war; gives his view
on the French Revolution. 3 p. L.S.
File No. 965
ALSOP& HICKS PAPERS, 1793-1794, 1801. 4 items.
Alsop & Hicks were merchants in New York.
The letters, all from Savannah, pertain to business and are from;
WiUiam Lamb, 1793; Robert Bolton, 1793; Samuel Wall, 1794; and
Henry Deaves, 1801.
File No. 935
ANONYMOUS, 1767-1786. 5 items.
Five unidentified papers, as follows:
1) "A Gurnal of my Travling to the Indian Countrary," 1767,
signed WilUam M . 4 p., mutilated.
2) Observations regarding fortifications and number of troops
around New York City, 1776? 2 p. The second observation
3) Account of a Journey with James Martin Gibbons from
Charleston to Sharon Plantation near Savannah in September
1784. 5 p.
4) "Upon Virtue in general, and female. Education & Manners in
particular. Being an inaugural Dissertation to the opening of
an English Academy for young Ladies & Misses, in Savannah
the 20th Novr. 1786. By the Preceptor of the Academy who un-
dertook the business of his own notion." 50 p. No extant
newspapers to aid identification.
5) Advertisement of the forthcoming publication of pamphlet
called "A Back Settler with a short account of the Life of the
Author . . . Written to support and defend the rights of
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mankind in this Western World ... 1 p. Appears to be late
File numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 24, respectively.
4 BAILLIE (GEORGE) PAPERS, 1787-1789. 4 items.
This George Baillie was the son of Robert and Anne Mcintosh
Baillie who were Loyalists. These letters, written to George Baillie
by Thomas Forbes, of Panton and Forbes, and Robert Payne con-
cern lumber shipments and claims of the estate of Robert Baillie for
losses in Florida and Nassau due to the Revolution. All are A.L.Ss.
File number 40.
5 BERRIEN(JOHN) PAPERS, 1776-1792. 6 items.
Berrien (ca. 1760-1815); Revolutionary soldier, was born in New
Jersey and died in Savannah, Georgia. The papers all relate to his
service in the Revolution in the Georgia militia and civil service.
There are five commissions: by the Continental Congress as 2nd
Lieutenant, 2nd Company Georgia Battalion, 1776, and bearing his
promotion as 1st Lieutenant, 6th Company Georgia Battalion; by
the Continental Congress as Captain, 8th Company Georgia Bat-
talion, 1777; two as Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of
Savannah, 1791 and 1792, both signed by George Washington,
President and Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State; by the State of
Georgia as captain of a troop of Dragoons (1st Regiment Georgia
Militia), 1786. Other papers are Berrien's oath of allegiance to the
United States of America, signed by him as Major of a North
Carolina Brigade, 1778; and a typed copy of a certificate of his ser-
vice in the Revolution, 1786, the original of which is in the
Southern Historical Collection, the University of North Carolina.
Also in the collection is the commission of Nicholas Anciaux as
Quartermaster of a Royal Regiment of Infantry, 17 January 1779,
signed by Louis XVI.
File No. 67 and 68.
6 BEVAN (JOSEPH VALLENCE) PAPERS, 1733-1812.
Bevan (1798-1830); a Savannah lawyer, was appointed official
historian of Georgia in 1824. He was to arrange the state's official
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papers and publish the more important ones. He also undertook to
write a history of Georgia. In this capacity he copied many of the
state's papers and collected others from private sources. He died
before he could finish his work. His papers were scattered, some
lost. Those in the Georgia Historical Society's collection are largely
copies; some are original manuscripts. Some were separated from
the body of the papers and are listed separately. There are official
colony and state papers and letters and other papers of individuals.
They cover various phases of colony and state government, Indian
affairs, including originals of lists of presents to the Indians, 1749-
1751, Revolutionary War military affairs, the Yazoo speculation.
Not included in this checklist are those after 1798 with the ex-
ception of a few which relate to the Revolution. Official papers are
Lists of Acts disallowed under the Royal Government, 1755-1775;
Proceedings of Governor and Council, 1774-1780 (copy);
Proceedings of Executive Council, 1778-1779, 1782; extracts from
the journals of the Georgia House and Senate and resolutions; let-
ters to and from the Governors; proclamations; Indian talks.
The writers of letters, despositions, etc., are, in alphabetical order:
Timothy Barnard, Richard Call, Patrick Carr, Elijah Clark,
Zachariah Cox, Count d'Estaing, Nathanael Greene, James Gunn,
Abner Hammond, James Jackson, John Loverel, James Madison,
M. A. B. Mangourit, Governor Mathews, Old Tossell (Cherokee
Chief), John Nepommene de Quesada, Archer Norris, Andrew
Pickens, Daniel Stewart, Anthony Wayne, Charles Weatherford,
Solomon Wood. Two letters written to Bevan in 1812 relating to
the writers' Revolutionary War experiences are from Samuel Beck-
com and Richard Winn. There are also parts of two other such let-
ters from sources not yet identified. It is not possible to describe
this collection in detail in this space. There is a complete checklist,
partially annotated, in the Society's library.
File No. 71.
BOARD OF GENERAL OFFICERS, 1782. 1 item.
Minutes dated Headquarters,. 6 January, 1782, discussing the plan
of the fortification and defenses of Savannah; resolved to send 500
men to reinforce the town; signed Peter Russell. 2 p. Photocopy of
the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library.
File No. 938.
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BOURNE (BENJAMIN) PAPER, 1781 . 1 item.
Ensign and Quartermaster of Babcock's and Lippitt's Regiments,
Rhode Island Militia; died 1808.
Letter to Bourne, ADQM from Robrt Crooke, AQM, dated
Newport, 10 Dec. 1781, re poor condition of horse; another needed
for service. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 649.
9 BRADFORD (THOMAS) PAPER, 1780. litem.
Permit for Bradford and his Negro man, Dick, to pass and repass
the picket at Ramapo. Issued at Headquarters, Bergen County,
September 3, 1780. Signed by George Washington. 1 p. D. S.
File number 81.
10 BRADLEY (WILLIAM) PAPERS, 1721-1775. 10 items.
Bradley was sent by the Georgia Trustees in 1736 to teach
agricuhure. In 1740 he left for South CaroHna because of financial
trouble. Later he returned to England.
The collection contains: sales account book, Nov. 1, 1753-Feb. 4,
1755; a letter from Thomas Burrington to Isaac Young, 1759,
reporting on affairs of William Bradley, Sr. in Georgia; one of
Jane Barnard to William Bradley, Jr., n.d., mentioning death of
her brother; and another letter of Martha Young to Elizabeth
Bradley, 1775, concerning her father's affairs. Also in this collec-
tion are papers of Caleb Davis, which relate to his complaint, his
petition, and remonstrance regarding his treatment at the hands of
civil and military authorities of Georgia. All papers are'
File No. 929.
11 BROWNSON (NATHAN) PAPERS, 1781-1786. 3 items.
Brownson (1742-1796); physician; planter; delegate to Continental
Congress, Surgeon to Georgia Brigade, Continental Army; Gover-
nor of Georgia.
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The items are a circular to Brownson from Robert R. Livingston,
1781, giving directions for ascertaining war damages in Georgia as
ordered by Congress; bond of Henry Putnam and Brownson to An-
thony Walton White and Raymond Demere in suit for undivided
half of St. Catherines Island, 1785; and a letter from Brownson to
Governor [Edward Telfair], 1786, concerning lack of residence for
Treasurer in Augusta, and paying of bonds for confiscated proper-
File No. 97 and Delores Boisfeuillet Floyd papers, not numbered.
12 BRYAN (JONATHAN) PAPERS, 1774-1791 . 3 items.
Bryan (1708-1788); member of Provincial Congress and Council of
Safety, acting Vice President and Commander-in-Chief of Georgia,
The papers are: Indenture between Head Men and Warriors of the
Creek Nation and Jonathan Bryan, 28 Oct. 1774, concerning lease
for Lockeway and Appalache Old Fields for four score and
nineteen years, signed by mark or each of the Head Men and
Warriors, witnessed by James Adair and Seaborn Jones, attested as
a true copy from the record in CC of Conveyances folio 729-732;
bill of exchange for £828 Carolina currency to Wilham Williamson
to be paid to Joseph Farley, 1 Jan 1775, signed by Jonathan Bryan;
writ of levy, executors of William Young vs executors of Jonathan
Bryan, 15 Oct. 1791.
File No. 98.
13 BUFFINGTON (MOSES) PAPER, 1779. litem.
Buffington (175 i-?) was Ensign in Robert Parr's Company, South
Letter to his father, Peter Buffington, Sr., dated Headquarters,
Savannah, 8 December 1779 in which he tells of his experiences at
Siege of Savannah. 2 p. A.L.S. Published in The Magnolia; or
Southern Appalachian, volume 2, number 6, page 378 (1843).
File No. 101.
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14 BULLOCH (ARCHIBALD) PAPERS, 1769-1777. 13 items.
Bulloch (1729/30-1777); lawyer; planter; first President of the
Provincial Congress of Georgia.
All of these papers except one are photocopies of originals in the
New York Public Library, National Archives and William R.
Clements Library. The original is a letter of Bulloch to General
Charles Lee, dated Savannah, 26 June 1776, in which he writes of
ships of war off the coast, outrages of the Indians; mentions Lt.
Seixas and Jonathan Bryan. 2 p. A.L.S. The copies from the New
York Public Library are a bond, John Winn, Archibald Bulloch
and Robert Bolton to Sir James Wright, 1769; Bulloch to John
Houstoun, Savannah [illegible] 1772; Bulloch signature cut from a
letter dated Savannah, 13 July 1776; Bulloch to General Lee, 1776;
attestation from will of Gasper Gabort, 1776; appointment of ap-
praisers of estate of George Schweiger, 1776; bond of Jonathan
Bryan to Archibald Bulloch, 1776; appointment of appraisers of
estate of William Bacon, 1776; Bulloch to states of North Carolina,
Virginia and Maryland, 1777. From National Archives: Bulloch to
Messrs. Roux & Company, Savannah, 1776 and 1777. From
William L. Clements Library: appointment of appraisers of estate
of Danby Kennedy (?), 1777. From unidentified source, copy of a
letter of Timothy Barnard to Daniel Tait, 1776, transmitting copy
of a talk to the Lower Creeks from the Committee in Savannah,
signed by Bulloch.
File No. 103.
1 5 BURKE (AEDANUS) PAPER, 1781. 1 item.
Burke (1743-1802); congressman and jurist; resided in Charleston,
This letter is from Burke to an unidentified person, dated camp
before York[town], 16 October 1781, in which he describes the at-
tack by the British on October 15. The last part of the letter is dated
October 18 and 19 and tells of the British surrender. Typed copy of
original in private possession (1965).
File No. 108.
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16 BURKE COUNTY MILITIA PAPERS, 1792. 2 items.
Returns of 1st Battalion of Burke County Militia for the year 1792,
and of the 2nd Battalion of Militia, commanded by John Clements,
1 February 1792. Number of men and names of officers. 2 p. D.Ss.
File No. 110.
17 CAMPBELL (ARCHIBALD) PAPERS, 1778. 3 items.
Campbell was Lieutenant Colonel of the 7 1st Scottish Regiment.
These papers are photocopies of originals in the New York Public
Library and an unidentified institution, as follows: Carlisle et al.
to Campbell, 3 November 1778, appointing him to command ex-
pedition against Georgia; return of killed and wounded of the
detachment under command of Campbell, 29 December 1778;
return of prisoners of war taken in action, 29 December 1778, by
British forces under command of Campbell.
File No. 119.
18 CAMPBELL (MACARTAN) PAPER, ca. 1793. 1 item.
Campbell (ca. 1748-1793); was a merchant of Augusta.
This paper is a list of Negroes, with value of each, included in estate
of Macartan Campbell by mistake, having previous to his death
been settled on Mrs. Campbell by the marriage settlement. N.d. 3
File No. 120.
19 CAMPBELL (SARAH) PAPER, 1782. 1 item.
Mrs. Campbell (1756-1810); was the daughter of Edward Fenwick
of South Carolina and wife of Macartan Campbell.
Letter to Governor Richard Howley, dated Queensborough, 1782,
thanking him for his services in her and her husband's behalf. 2 p.
File No. 121.
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20 CASWELL (RICHARD) PAPER, 1780. 1 item.
Caswell (1729-1789); Col. of North Carolina Partisan Rangers,
Major in the North Carolina Militia and Governor of North
Letter to Governor Abner Nash, 1780, concerning the raising of
troops, securing horses and commissions for officers. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 649.
21 CHATHAM ARTILLERY PAPERS, 1793, 1795. 2 items.
Chatham Artillery, organized 1786, the oldest military
organization in Georgia. The Georgia Historical Society is the
depository for their large collection of extant papers. The only two
18th century items are: Muster Roll of the Volunteer Company of
Artillery belonging to the 1st Battalion of the Chatham Regiment
of Mihtia, stationed at Fort Saunders in Liberty County, 1793: and
General Orders dated H.Q. Greenville, 1795, granting a short stay
of the execution of Ephraim Barker, Archibald McDonald and
File No. 966.
22 CHATHAM COUNTY MILITIA PAPER, 1790. 1 item.
Rank and arrangment of Militia of Chatham County issued from
Government House, Augusta, 3 Dec. 1790. Gives lists of officers,
dates of commission, etc. Signed by Joel Meriwether, Secty, Exec.
Dept. 2 p. A.D.S. Photocopy.
File No. 138.
23 CHEKILLI (CREEK CHIEF) PAPER, 1735. litem.
Chekilli was Emperor of the Upper and Lower Creeks, having suc-
ceeded Emperor Brim.
Talk given at Savannah, 11 June 1735, telHng the migration legend
of the Creeks, the so-called "Chekilli legend." 7 p. Photocopy of
the original in Public Record Office, London. Published in the
Georgia Historical Quarterly, XV, 192-198 (June 1931).
File No. 143.
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24 CLAY (JOSEPH) PAPERS, 1765-1802. 11 items.
Clay (1741-1804); Savannah merchant; member of Provincial
Congress; Council of Safety; delegate to Continental Congress;
Deputy Paymaster in Georgia with the rank of Colonel.
This collection contains his business letter books and miscellaneous
papers. The letter books are: 19 Dec. 1772-16 May 1776, 8 Feb., 20
Feb. 1776, and 21 Nov. 1776-9 Nov. 1802, all except the last one
were published with some omissions in Collections of the Georgia
Historical Society, Vlll (1913). The miscellaneous papers are letters
to Clay from John Wereat, 1789, re confiscated estates; from
Jonathan Cochran, 1765, ordering food; letters from Clay to
Nathanael Greene, 1782 and 1783, re poHtical and personal matters
and title to Mulberry Grove Plantation; to Seaborn Jones, 1788,
1798 and 1801, re legal and business matters; to Governor Edward
Telfair, 1793, re "The Exors of Jackson vs Clay, Telfair & Clark;"
also a letter from Ann L. Clay (Mrs. Joseph Clay), n.d., to her son-
in-law William Wallace with family news.
File No. 152 and 153.
25 CLAY, TELFAIR & CO. PAPERS, 1783-1795. 3 vols.
Letter books, 25 Oct. 1783 - 1 Sept. 1784; May 1785-25 May 1787;
28 May 1787-16 July 1795. These books concern the business let-
ters, partnerships of Joseph Clay and Edward Telfair. See also
Telfair Family papers, no. 154 this list.
File No. 154.
26 CLIFFE (WALTER) PAPER, 1782. litem.
Orders to be observed by non-commissioned officers of the provost
guard. Savannah, with regulation as to prisoners and their mail, 21
March 1782, signed Walter CHffe, Major of Brigade [British]. 1 p.
D.S. Contemporary copy.
File No. 156.
27 COLOMB (PIERRE) PAPER, 1779. 1 item.
Colomb, Frenchman who enlisted in the American service and was
commander of a company of Dragoons. He was captured when
Savannah fell in 1778.
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Letter from General Augustin Prevost dated Headquarters
Ebenezer, 27 May 1779, informing Colomb that he is to be at liber-
ty and be released on the Whitby. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 164.
28 COMMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS, 1779. litem.
Letter to Lt. Colonel Archibald Campbell dated Savannah 1779,
telling of the difficulties of the Commission in compiling the num-
ber of homes and personal property; sending minutes of the Board,
and hoping he will take charge on his return. 3 p. L.S. Photocopy
of the original in Public Record Office.
File No. 941.
29 COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE, PORT OF SAVANNAH,
PAPER, 1791-1800. 1 item.
Minute book, 25 March 1791 - June 4, 1800. 281 p. The collection
also contains minute books of a later period.
File No. 963.
30 COURTENAY (JANE) PAPER, 1798. litem.
Jane Courtenay to her son John at Savannah, dated Southwark
[England], 2 July 1798, with family and local news. 2 p. A.L.S.
File No. 487.
31 COWPER (BASIL) PAPERS, 1770-1779. 8 items.
Cowper; merchant of Savannah; Loyalist in the Revolution; died in
Five of the papers, 1770-1775, relate to Cowper and Telfairs and
the settlement of the estate of Noble Jones: promissory notes,
payments due, etc., all receipted by N. W. Jones, Exor. without
date. Other persons concerned are James Mackay, William Le-
Conte, John Forbes, and Matthew Mauve. The others concern the
settlement of accounts of Basil Cowper and William Telfair vs Ed-
ward Telfair, 1774-1779: bonds for debt, settlement of joint
property, etc. One paper outlines the career of Basil Cowper during
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the Revolution. Some of the papers were pubHshed in the Georgia
Historical Quarterly, I, 34-35 (March 1917).
File No. 179 and 180.
32 COX (ZACHARIAH) PAPER, 1797. litem.
Affidavit, 9 March 1797, telhng of a scheme to rob the treasury of
Georgia, proposed to him by Mr. Fore, and asking his cooperation
which he refused. Sworn in the presence of Governor [Jared Irwin]
signed by Cox, and J, Meriwether, Secty. Exec. Dept. 3 p. D.S.
File No. 183.
33 CUTHBERT (SETH JOHN) PAPERS, 1782-1785. 8 items.
Cuthbert (7-1788); merchant; member of Provincial Congress;
Executive Council; Major Georgia Militia; Treasurer of Georgia.
Six letters are to Cuthbert, from Jeremiah Kendall, and John
Garrett, his partners, in Augusta and one is from Kendall to John
Davison all regarding shipping produce between Augusta and
Savannah. The other letter is from Cuthbert to Seaborn Jones,
1785, concerning business matters.
34 DAVENPORT (MRS. SARAH) PAPER, 1787.
Wife of Isaiah Davenport of Savannah.
Receipt for taxes for one year dated March 1787, signed by Alexan-
der Watt, Tax Collector. 1 p. A. D.S.
File No. 200.
35 DE CARADEUC PAPERS, 1751-1810. 26 items incl. 1 vol.
Papers of the deCaradeuc family of St. Domingo, who refugeed to
South Carolina in 1792 during the slave insurrection. Most of them
are in French. The bound volume is a photocopy of the letters,
memoirs and family history of General Jean Baptiste Comte de
Caradeuc of Port au Prince and Charleston, 1771-1810, and papers
of Jean Jacques Achille de Caradeuc of Charleston. All of the
originals are in the Southern Historical Collection, University of
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North Carolina. The original papers in the Georgia Historical
Society's collection are family letters, and General de Caradeuc's
military commissions, 1771-1792, one of which bears the signature
of Louis XVI and two are signed by Marechal de Richelieu. The
remainder of the papers are of a later period.
File No. 207.
36 DELYON (ISAAC) PAPER, 1760. litem.
Delyon (1739-?); son of Abraham and Esther Delyon who came to
Savannah, 10 July 1733.
Letter dated Savannah, 24 Sept. 1760, to Barnard Gratz, re ship-
ping of goods and orders. 1 p. A.L.S. Photocopy of the original in
the Library Company of Philadelphia.
File No. 210.
37 DOOLY (JOHN) PAPER, 1780. litem.
Dooly (7-1780); Colonel of Georgia Militia in the Revolution. He
and his family were murdered by Tories in 1780.
Letter to Alexander McGown in Savannah dated Leesburg, August
8, 1780, concerning payment of debt. 3 p. A.L.S.
File No. 936.
38 DRAYTON (STEPHEN) PAPER, 1773. litem.
Letter to John Houstoun, St. Andrew's Parish (Georgia) 20 March
1773, telhng of trouble with Button Gwinnett over purchase of
land. 3 p. A.L.S. Photocopy of original in Thomas Addis Emmet
Collection of New York Public Library.
File No. 222.
39 EARLY (PETER) PAPER, 1797. litem.
Early (1773-1817); lawyer; Congressman; Circuit Judge; Governor
Letter to Seaborn Jones, dated Wilkes County, Georgia, 23 July
1797, in which Early discusses business matters. 2 p. A.L.S.
File No. 965.
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40 ELBERT (SAMUEL) PAPERS, 1 776- 1 786. 4 items.
Elbert (1740-1788); merchant of Savannah; Col. Continental Ar-
my; Brig-General Georgia Militia; member of Provincial Congress;
Council of Safety; Governor of Georgia.
The collection consists of two volumes: his order book, 1776-1778,
and his letter book, 1785-1786 which were published in the Collec-
tions of the Georgia Historical Society, V, pt. 2 (1902), and the
Georgia Historical Quarterly, I, 141-164 (June 1917), and letters to
Elbert from Samuel Stirk, 1785, concerning confiscated estates,
and from Nicholas Long and others, 1785, discussing situation in
File No. 232.
41 ELLIS (HENRY) PAPERS, 1757-1760. 5 items.
Ellis (1721-1806); hydrographer; second Royal Governor of
The papers are all photocopies. They are a poem "On Governor
Ellis's Arrival in Georgia;" proceedings at the Court of St. James
December 4, 1758, the King and his Council giving Ellis permission
to leave Georgia for the summer months; letter of Edmond Atkin
to Ellis dated Fort Moore, 1760, discussing Indian affairs in South
Carolina and Georgia; talk by ElUs to the men and head warriors of
the Upper and Lower Creeks to take up defense for the white
people; talk of Ellis to Micos, head men and warriors of Creek
nation, 1760, reporting that several traders have been killed by the
Creeks and asking them in the future to apply to him for redress,
rather than killing the traders, both signed by Henry Ellis.
Source of originals unknown.
File No. 942.
42 ESTAING (CHARLES HECTOR, COMTE D') PAPERS, 1778.
Estaing (1729-1794): Vice-Admiral of France; Lt. General, Armies
of the King; Commander-in-Chief of his most Christain Majesty's
Forces in America; commanded allied forces at the Siege of Savan-
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The papers are photocopies of the originals in the French Archives.
They are: a letter to George Washington, 1778, re military and
naval affairs; extract from the Minutes of Congress, 17 Oct. 1778,
commending d' Estaing. There is also an engraved portrait of d'
Estaing and a metal presentation plate, which were presented to the
City of Savannah by Rene Giscard d' Estaing through Paul
Claudel, Ambassador of France to the U. S.
File No. 237.
43 ETTWEIN (JOHN) PAPERS, 1765. litems.
Ettwein (1721-1802); Moravian bishop, came to Savannah in the
course of his duties as negotiator of the Moravian Church with the
authorities of the Church in America.
The collection consists of photocopies of a report in German to the
Moravian Brethren, April 4 and 5, 1765, and a map of Savannah.
With this is filed a translation of the part pertaining to the
[Moravian] lots in Savannah, Oct. 23, 1786, to May 3, 1822, which
contains the report at the end.
File No. 239.
44 FABIAN (JOHN) PAPER, 1783. 1 item.
Fabian was a planter on St. Simons Island.
Memorial of John Fabian, 1783, setting forth that he was
dangerously wounded at the Siege of Savannah in 1779, again in
August 1781, has lost most of his property; praying for financial
assistance to help pay physicians. 2 p. D.S. Photocopy of original
in the South CaroUna Archives.
File No. 244.
45 FAUCHE (JONAS) PAPER, 1795. litem.
Fauche was Adjutant General of Georgia, 1796-1806.
Two letters from Fauche to Col. Charles Howard, and one from
Howard to Fauche, Oct. -Nov. 1795, which tell of the illegal
proceedings of Dan McGirt and Elijah Clark. 4 p. foUo. Con-
File No. 246.
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46 FAYRWEATHER (SAMUEL) PAPERS, 1743-1748. 2 items.
Fayrweather (1725-1781); born Boston; graduate of Harvard, 1743;
ordained Congregationalist Minister, 1753; ordained Church of
England, 1755; Missionary of the Society for the Propagation of
the Gospel in Foreign Parts to parishes in South Carolina; trans-
ferred to Rhode Island and died there.
Letter from Fayrweather dated Bethesda in Georgia, 25 May 1748,
to Thomas Prince, giving detailed description of Bethesda. It was
published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, XIV, 363-366 (Dec.
1961). With this is a broadside list of Harvard class of 1743, on the
back of which are what appear to be notes for sermons, in the hand
File No. 249.
47 FORMAN-BRYAN-SCREVEN PAPERS, 1797-1799. 2 items.
General Thomas Marsh Forman (1758-1845); of Maryland, whose
daughter, Delia, married Joseph Bryan Screven (1778-1856),
medical student in Edinburgh.
Letter of Joshua Barney to Thomas M. Forman, Baltimore 18 Feb.
1797, concerning a possible career at sea for the unnamed young
man; letter from John Screven to Richard Bedon Screven, Cottage
near Beaufort, South Carolina, 12 May 1799, with family news; ex-
pecting him home from Edinburgh; discusses money and crops.
These are the only 18th century papers in a collection of 226 items.
File No. 260.
48 FORT MADISON PAPER, 1797. litem.
Certificate of appraisment of two block houses at Fort Madison in
Wilkes County, Georgia, dated 18 July 1797, with diagram at-
tached. 2 p. D.S.
File No. 263.
49 GALPHIN (GEORGE) PAPERS, 1767-1772. 3 vols.
Galphin (7-1780); licensed trader to the Creek and Cherokee In-
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Account books kept at Silver Bluff on the Savannah River in South
Carolina, Dec. 1767-Jan. 1768, Oct. 1771-2 July 1772, and 1772.
File No. 269.
50 GAY (ALLEN) PAPER, n.d. 1 item.
An anonymous sketch of the life of Allen Gay of North CaroHna
(1765-1847), which relates his career in the Revolutionary War un-
der General Nathanael Greene. 4 p.
File Number 275.
5 1 GEORGIA (PROVINCE) COMMITTEE OF
CORRESPONDENCE, 1 763- 1 77 1 . 1 item
Letter book, 8 April 1763 - January 1771. Published in the Georgia
Historical Quarterly, XXXVI, 250-286, (Sept. 1952). 54 p.
File No. 276.
52 GEORGIA (PROVINCE) GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL,
1774-1775, 1779-1780. 2 vols, and 59 loose items.
Proceedings and minutes, 4 Oct. 1774 - 7 Nov. 1775, 6 Sept. 1779-
20 Sept. 1780, published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly,
XXXIV (Sept. 1950) through XXXV (Sept. 1951) and republished
as Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, X (1952). The
loose papers are the supporting papers (petitions, etc.) for the
above minutes, and were published in the Georgia Historical Quar-
terly, XLVI (Sept. & Dec. 1962). Many bear notations in Governor
Wright's hand. The volume of proceedings was originally in the J.
V. Be van papers.
File No. 277.
53 GEORGIA CAPITOL COMMISSION PAPER, 1797. litem.
Articles of agreement between Nicholas Long, John Lewis,
Michael Shelman, Capitol Commissioners, and Michael Schley,
carpenter, for building a fence around the state house square,
Louisville, 2 December 1797. 4 p. Copy of D.S.
File No. 279.
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54 GEORGIA COMMISSION FOR HOLDING A TREATY WITH
THE CREEK INDIANS, 1796. 1 item.
Journal, 22 April - 23 July 1796. 153 p.
File No. 280.
55 GEORGIA COMPANY PAPER, 1795. litem.
Indenture between James Gunn, Matthew McAllister, Jacob Wald-
burger, all of Chatham Couny; George Walker, William
Longstreet, of Augusta; Zachariah Cox of Montgomery County,
and Wade Hampton of South Carohna selling to Thomas Young,
Andrew McCredie, Owen Owens, John Curry, Emanuel Wam-
bersie, Joseph Miller, Richard Wayne, James Johnston, Jr., Mat-
thew Johnston, James Robertson, John Mclver, John Fox, Ben-
jamin Sims of Augusta, George Ker of Charleston, South Carolina,
part of the western territory granted to the Company by George
Mathews Governor of Georgia, dated 13 January 1795. 2 p. Con-
temporary copy of D. on parchment.
File No. 299.
56 GEORGIA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, 1798. litem.
Journal of the convention at Louisville, 8-29 May, 1798. 76 p.
Published in pamphlet form in Louisville, Georgia, 1798, of which
the Georgia Historical Society has a copy.
File No. 281.
57 GEORGIA COUNCIL OF SAFETY PAPERS, 1775-1777. 3 vols.
Proceedings of the Council of Safety, 3 Nov. 1775-22 Feb. 1776, 1 1
Dec. 1775-27 Feb. 1776, 30 April - 31 July 1776, 1 Aug. - 22 Feb.
1777. These papers were published in Collections of the Georgia
Historical Society, V, pt- 1- (1901) and in A. D. Candler, The
Revolutionary Records of Georgia, I, p. 168-282 (1908) and partly
in George White, Historical Collections of Georgia, p. 86-92
File No. 282.
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58 GEORGIA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, 1777-1788. 3 items.
The collection contains the minute book, 7 May - 14 Oct. 1777,
which was published in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, XXXIII-
XXXIV, (Dec. 1949 - June 1950); resolutions dated Augusta, 31
Aug. 1785, appointing Edward Telfair, William Few and James
Jackson to attend a treaty to be held with the Creek Indians at
Galphinton, 3 Sept. 1785 and an order, 14 June 1788, requesting a
detail return by all counties of depredations committed by Indians
since January, 1787. Extract from the Minutes, signed J.
Meriwether, SEC. The Minute book was originally in the J. V.
File No. 284.
59 GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PAPERS, 1791 .
Resolutions, 10 Dec. 1791, concerning petitions of Samuel Whatley
for payment of a warrant; John Torrence for payment of surveying
land for Academy of Franklin County; Mrs. Samuel Elbert in
behalf of herself and children for the amount of bond given by
Richard Howley for purchase of estate called "White Oak." Other
resolutions are included in this document. 4 p. Cont. copy un-
signed. All except one resolution is marked at the end "Con-
curred" or "Concurred and Entd." The exception is "Ordered to
He." With this document is certificate in behalf of William Barnett
signed by Robert Forsyth, Augusta, Nov. 15, 1791, pertinent to last
File No. 285.
60 GEORGIA LAWS, STAUTES, ETC., 1798. 1 item.
Abstract of an act to carry into effect the seventh section of the
fourth article of the Constitution respecting insolvent debtors and
detention of their persons in prison. The last page bears copy of a
pertinent verse from William Cowper's "Ode to Charity" and is
dated Savannah 13 January 1798. 19 p. D. Unsigned contemporary
File No. 286.
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GEORGIA PROVINCIAL CONGRESS PAPER, 1775. 1 item
One folio containing copy of Proceedings of the Provincial
Congress, 4-8 July 1775, and Journal of the Siege of Savannah,
1779, from South Carolina and American General Gazette, 10 Dec.
1779, 13 p. published in the Collections of the Georgia Historical
Society, V, pt. 1 (1901). The proceedings covering July 4-17, 1775
are in A. D. Candler, The Revolutionary Records of Georgia, I, p.
229-259, (1908) and George White, Historical Collections of
Georg/fl, p. 65-80(1854).
File No. 287.
GEORGIA 2ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT, 1797. 1 item.
Proceedings, Louisville, [Georgia] 10-14 January 1797; cases
argued and adjudged before William Stephens, Benjamin
Taliaferro, William Few; signed as "true copy from the record" by
J. L. Dixon, Clk. 10 p. Copy. Whereabouts of original unknown.
File No. 288
GEORGIA TREASURER PAPERS, 1787, 1796-1797. 2 items.
Statement of public accounts, 1 January 1787; and summary ab-
stract of all monies. Federal, State, and private securities received
and paid out of the Treasury from 22 Feb. 1796 to 10 Jan. 1797;
signed by John Berrien, Treas.
File No. 289
64 GRAHAM (JOHN) PAPER, 1780. litem.
Graham (ca. 1718-1795); Lt. Governor of Georgia; Loyalist.
Letter to James Grierson, dat.ed Savannah 29 Nov. 1780, stating
that conditions were not as bad as feared; sending Irish beef; the in-
digo should have been sold in Augusta instead of Savannah. 2 p.
File No. 320
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65 GREEN (TIMOTHY) PAPERS, 1795-1806. 18 items.
Letters to and from Timothy Green at Worcester, Boston and New
York, concerning Western Pine land and speculation; and the
Georgia-Mississippi Company. Correspondents besides Green are:
Thomas Fitzpatrick of Augusta and Columbia; Aquilla Scott of
New York, F. Hall of Boston, Gardner Tufts and G. and F. Tufts
of Savannah, W. B. Hilliard of Savannah, Samuel Green of
File No. 934.
66 GREENE (NATHANAEL) PAPER, 1781. litem.
Greene (1742-1786); Brig-General in the Continental Army. For his
services in the Revolutionary War, Georgia gave him Mulberry
Grove Plantation, where he died 13 June 1786.
Letter to [John] Rutledge, dated Headquarters at Round O [South
Carolina] 9 Dec. 1781, re measures to force enemy to evacuate
Charleston; speaks of possibility of using Negro troops. 7 p. Con-
temporary copy of A.L.S.
File No. 329.
67 GREENE COUNTY MILITIA PAPER, 1794. litem.
Muster roll of a detachment of Militia troop of dragoons of Greene
County regiment in command of Captain Jonas Fauche. Gives
names of officers and men and return of arms. 1 p. D.S.
File No. 330.
68 GWINNETT (BUTTON) PAPERS, 1771, 1777. 4 items.
Gwinnett (1732-1777); member Provincial Congress, Continental
Congress; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Acting
President and Commander-in-Chief of Georgia; died Savannah
from wounds in duel with General Lachlan Mcintosh.
Photocopies of a letter from Gwinnett to John Hancock, 1777 re
taking of George Mcintosh into custody and preparation for ex-
pedition against East Florida; three letters from Ann Gwinnett: to
President and Members of the Continental Congress, 1777, re
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redress because of death of husband; to John Hancock, et al, 1777,
petitioning Congress to take action against principals in Gwinnett
Mcintosh duel; to [John Hancock] n.d., asking for redress for loss
of husband. The letters were published in Button Gwinnett by C. F.
Jenkins (1926). Originals in the Library of Congress.
File No. 336.
69 HABERSHAM (JAMES) PAPERS, 1752-1775. 31 items.
Habersham (1712-1775); teacher at Bethesda Orphan House; mer-
chant; Secretary of the Province; member of the Council; Acting
Manuscript copies of two letter books, one of which is dated May-
August 1739, written to his uncle Joseph Habersham, George
Whitefield, John and Charles Wesley and other friends, all
religious in nature, copied by Mary B. and Isbel C. Habersham,
1846. The other letter book covers 1756-1775, a portion of which,
1763-1775, was published as Collections of the Georgia Historical
Society, VI (1904). These copies are in the hands of William Bacon
Stevens, Joseph V. Bevan and clerks. There is also a collection of
miscellaneous letters, the earhest of which is Geroge Whitefield to
Habersham, 1752, concerning Bethesda. There are two letters from
Lord Hillsborough to Habersham, 1771 and 1772, concerning
pohtical situation in Georgia one of which was originally in the J.
V. Bevan papers and a letter from Habersham to Mr. Berrien at
Princeton, 1763, regarding the education of his sons. The largest
part of the collection is 17 letters of William Knox, Colonial Agent
in England to Habersham, 1767-1772, and four from Graham,
Clarke and Co., 1768-1771, many in answer to those published in
the Collections cited above.
File No. 337 and 404.
70 HABERSHAM (JOHN) PAPERS, 1780-1789. 6 items.
Habersham (1744-1799); son of James Habersham; served with
distinction in the Revolution with 1st Georgia, Continental Line,
and rose to the rank of Major; delegate to the Continental
Congress; Collector of the Port of Savannah.
The letters are: from Habersham to "Your Excellency," 1779, re
his exchange as prisoner of war (photocopy); letter of condolence
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to Mrs. Joseph Habersham, 1780, on death of her child
(photocopy); I.F.G. to Habersham, 1780, asking for clothes and
books to be sent to him; Habersham to Sarah Camber, his fiancee,
1783; Timothy Barnard to Major [Patrick] Carr, 1784, re trouble
with Indians incitied by Spaniards and Tories, (contemporary copy
of A.L.S.) and a letter to him from his brother, Joseph, 1789, re
meeting of the Board of Commissioners for running the line be-
tween the state and Cherokee Nation and Indian troubles.
File No. 338 and 965.
71 HABERSHAM (JOSEPH) PAPERS, 1769-1801. 26 items.
Habersham (1751-1815); son of James; Colonel in the Georgia
Continental Line; Provincial Congress; Council of Safety; U. S.
The papers consist of his account book, 1769, 1780; 24 letters to his
wife and his brother and one letter to Pierce Butler, 1775-1799.
Those to his wife were published in 77?^ Georgia Historical Quar-
terly, X, 144-163, (June 1926). They concern the war, business, and
politics. Three of the letters to his wife are photocopies of originals
in the Society of the Cincinnati papers, no. 142 this list.
File No. 339 and 440.
72 HALL (JOHN) PAPERS, 1793. 3 items.
Three reports on the pine lands of Georgia made at the request of
Dr. John Hall. The papers are signed by George Wahon, William
Stith, Benjamin Tennille, and witnesses.
File No. 355.
73 HAMILTON (ALEXANDER) PAPER, 1792. litem.
Hamilton (1757-1804); statesman; killed in duel with Aaron Burr.
Hamilton to Richard Harrison, Philadelphia, June 14, 1792,
granting leave of absence. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 358.
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74 HAWKINS (BENJAMIN) PAPERS, 1790-1792, 1796-1813.
Hawkins (1754-1816); served under Washington during the
Revolution; Agent for Indian Affairs South of the Ohio, 1796-
Journals, letter books, etc. published with some omissions as
Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, IX (1916). Included
is his Sketch of the Creek Country in the years, 1 798 and 1 799
which was published as Collections of the Georgia Historical
Society, III, pt. 1, (1848). A small volume of English-Indian words
and phrases has not been published. Also in this collection are
photocopies of five letters of Hawkins to William Blount, 1790-
1792, originals of which are in the Library of Congress.
File No. 373.
75 HENRY (JAMES M.) PAPER, 1797. 1 item.
Henry to John Harris, War Office, 11 July 1797, with orders to
deliver to Mr. Francis 20 rifles for U. S. factory in Georgia. 1 p.
File No. 898.
76 HOLMES (JOHN) PAPER, 1788. litem.
Affidavit of John Holmes that he was born a British subject and
has continued allegiance to King George III, 28 Oct. 1788. 1 p. D.S.
File No. 392.
77 HOPKINS (DAVID) PAPER, 1779. litem.
Letter to Captain Charles Sims on Tiger River, dated Headquar-
ters, within sight of Savannah Town, Oct. 8, 1779; report on the
bombardment of and anticipated attack on Savannah. 1 p. A.L.S.
Photocopy of the original owned by a descendant.
File No. 393.
78 HOUSTON (JOHN) PAPER, 1776. litem.
Recommendation of Dr. John Houston of Philadelphia as surgeon
to a battalion, 15 Feb. 1776. Signed by Thomas Cadwallader, W.
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Thigpen, Jr., A. Kuhn, B. Rush. 1 p. D.S. Photocopy. Dr. John
Houston was not of the Houstoun family of Georgia.
File No. 433.
79 HOUSTOUN (JOHN) PAPERS, 1773-1792. 11 items.
Houstoun (1744-1796); member Provincial Congress; member
Continental Congress; Revolutionary soldier; Governor of
Papers concern legal, political and plantation matters, troubles
with Button Gwinnett, conditions in and the capture of Savannah,
Indian affairs, land lottery of 1784, building of the town of
Houstounborough. Letters to Houstoun are from George Walton,
Peter Taarling, James Habersham, David Rees, John Hill, and the
Fat King. Letters by Houstoun are to George Walton, William
Stevens, Major-General Benjamin Lincoln, Samuel Huntington,
President of the Congress. Several of the papers are copies of the
originals in the Library of Congress and the New York Public
File No. 397 and 965.
80 HOWE (ROBERT) PAPERS, 1778-1779. 17 items.
Howe (1732-1785); Major-General, Continental Army.
Letters of Howe to: John Houstoun, Governor of Georgia; Col.
Samuel Elbert; General Benjamin Lincoln; and Henry Laurens, 2
Feb. 1778-6 Feb. 1779; and one letter of John White to General
Howe, 1778. All letters deal with the military situation. The letter
to General Lincoln describes the capture of Savannah by the
British. Photocopies of the originals in the paper of the Con-
tinental Congress, Library of Congress.
File No. 400.
81 HOWLEY (RICHARD) PAPERS, 1780-1782. 3 items.
Howley (1740-1784), planter; lawyer; member of the Continental
Congress; Governor of Georgia and Chief Justice.
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The collection consists of letters to Howley from John White, 1780,
re his (Howley's) election as Governor of Georgia; from George
Melvin, 1781, re his account against Walton for expenses to
Baltimore; and from General Nathanael Greene, 1782, regarding
the purchase he made for Greene at a public sale.
File No. 402 and 649.
82 HUNTINGTON (SAMUEL) PAPER, 1779. litem.
Huntington (1731-1796); President Continental Congress; Signer
of the Declaration of Independence; Governor of Connecticut.
A petition to Huntington, dated St. Johns, Antigua, 16 Dec. 1779,
from some Georgia prisoners of war, stating their case and ex-
periences, and asking to be exchanged. 2 p. Unsigned.
File No. 410.
83 INGLIS (JOHN) PAPERS, 1779, 1785. 2 items.
Inghs, merchant of Savannah.
Bill of lading. Savannah, 1785 (?) for 73 casks of sago powder con-
signed to John Nutt at London on the William, and a letter from S.
H. Jenkins, 1779, re affairs in Georgia and America.
File No. 415.
84 IRWIN (JARED) PAPERS, 1794-1797. 6 items.
Irwin (1751-1818); Revolutionary soldier; President of Georgia
Senate; Governor of Georgia; Brig-General of Georgia Militia.
Four of the letters concern military affairs during the Indian
troubles of 1794 and 1796. One is general orders, two are letters to
Elijah Clarke promising a free pass for him and his people, another
commending him for his exertions on frontiers. The other two
papers are a letter to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the
House, 1797, discussing matters of state and the fire in Savannah,
and a notice to the Justices of the Inferior Court of Chatham
County, 1797, authorizing them to administer oath to Edward
Jones as Justice of the Peace.
File No. 965 and 417.
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85 JACKSON (JAMES) PAPERS, 1781-1798. 26 items.
Jackson (1757-1806); Georgia House of Representatives;
Congressman; U. S. Senator; Revolutionary soldier; Governor of
These papers relate to his Revolutionary War service and Indian
troubles in the late 1790's, legal, poHtical and personal affairs.
They were published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, XXXVII
(1953) and reprinted as Collections of the Georgia Historical
Society, XI (1955). A calendar of these papers is available.
File No. 422.
86 JOHNSON (JOHN) PAPERS, 1791-1792. 7 items.
Johnson managed Bethesda Orphan House and plantation, 1791-
1792; returned to England and died in 1804.
The Official Journal, 11 Sept. 1791 - 10 March 1792 and a letter
book, Jan. 1791 - 29 Jan. 1792, giving a description of the state's
take over of Bethesda Orphan House in 1792, were published in the
Georgia Historical Quarterly, I, p. 108-134 (June 1917). Included in
this collection are a certified copy of George Whitefield's will and
various contemporary newspaper clippings re Bethesda.
File No. 430.
87 JOHNSON (THOMAS) PAPERS, 1779-1795. 4 items.
Johnson (1732-1800); member of the Continental Congress; Brig-
General Maryland Militia and Governor of Maryland.
Letters of thanks from the General Assembly of Maryland and his
reply, 1779; two letters from General Washington offering ap-
pointments to Supreme Court, 1791, and Secretary of State, 1795.
Copies presented to the Georgia Historical Society by his grand-
nephew, John R. Johnson, 1875.
File No. 432.
88 JONES (JOHN) PAPERS, 1798. 3 items.
John Jones was a Colonial of Georgia MiUtia during the
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Letters from Col. John Jones to the Governor of Georgia [James
Jackson] 11 Feb. 1798, 14 March 1798, 26 Feb. 1798, re Indian
troubles and militia affairs. Photocopies of originals in private
File No. 441.
89 JONES (SAMUEL AND THOMAS) PAPERS, 1789, 1790, 1798.
Letter from Cradock Burnel to the Rev. Mr. Thomas Jones, Savan-
nah, 21 March 1789, personal and business; bill of lading, gun-
powder shipped in schooner Polly by Robert Henderson to John
Marshall at Savannah, Philadelphia 20 July 1790; and a letter from
Abner Davis to Samuel Jones, D. D. Montgomery County,
Georgia, 9 June 1798, re agricultural conditions in Georgia.
File No. 444
90 JONES FAMILY PAPERS, 1760-1761, 1781-1799. 13 items.
Papers of Noble Jones (ca. 1701-1775), Noble Wimberly Jones (ca.
1725-1805) and George Jones (1766-1838), leaders in the Colonial,
Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary periods.
The Noble Jones papers are a ms. love poem apparently written in
the early 1720's to Sarah Hack who became his wife in 1723; seven
letters to his son Noble Wimberly Jones at Fort St. John, 14 July,
1760 - 29 Jan. 1761, concerning family affairs, Indian troubles on
the Carolina-Georgia frontier, French and Indian War, pohtics. Six
are in one folio and are copies of non-extant originals; the letter of
July 24, 1760, is original. The copies were originally in the J. V.
The Noble Wimberly Jones papers are a letter from Samuel Stirk,
1781, re political affairs; 2 letters from his son George, 1788, and
1799 (photocopy), re Indian depredations in the Midway area and
The George Jones papers are his letters to Joseph Gibbons, 1796,
and William Page, 1799, and letters to him from Jonathan Homer,
1796, John Y. Noel, 1796, relating to family, personal, business,
and legal affairs; and Resolutions from the Citizen Electors of
Chatham County, 1796, appointing a Committee to consider and
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draw resolutions on "insults offered to one of our representatives
in the late legislature."
With a few exceptions the above collections were published in
Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, XVII (1976).
FileNo. 439, 440, 965.
91 KEATING (EDWARD) PAPER, 1766. litem.
Keating to John Douglass at Morton Hall, dated Augusta, 1
December 1766, re business matters. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 454.
92 KELLY (FRANCIS JOHN ?) PAPER, 1779. 1 item.
"Reference to plan 2D," daily account of movement of British
troops under General Prevost from Ebenezer, Georgia, to Port
Royal, South Carolina, with accounts of engagements along route.
10 p. Photocopy of the original in the Henry E. Huntington
93 KING (MARK) PAPER, 1782. 1 item.
Deposition of King, deserter from Savannah belonging to Major
Wright's Corps, giving number of soldiers, ships fortifications, etc.
in Savannah, and plans for defense against expected siege. 2 p.
Rough draft. Unsigned.
File No. 462.
94 KOLLOCK (LEMUEL) PAPERS, 1793-1799. 21 items.
Kollock (1766-1823); prominent physician in Savannah.
The letters are mainly from other physicians, and contain much of
early history of medicine and business. See Georgia Historical
Quarterly, XXII, 331-368 (Dec. 1938) for a biographical sketch of
FileNo. 965 and 468.
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LAFAYETTE (MARQUIS DE) PAPER, 1786. 1 item.
Lafayette (1757-1834); enlisted in the Continental Army with the
rank of Major-General; second in command to General
Letter to General Knox, dated Paris, 26 Nov. 1786, paying tribute
to General Nathanael Greene. 2 p. A.L.S.
File No. 902.
96 LAURENS (JOHN) PAPER, 1779. litem.
Laurens (1755-1782); son of Henry Laurens; Lt. Colonel in the
Continental Army as Aide-de-Camp to General Washington; mor-
tally wounded in action near Combahee Ferry, South Carolina.
Photocopy of a letter to Henry Laurens, Charles Town, 23 Oct.
1779, reporting on the military situation. 4 p. A.L.S. Original in
the New York Public Library.
File No. 483.
97 LEAKE (RICHARD) PAPERS, 1780-1801 . 3 items.
Leake came to Georgia in 1774; Loyalist during the Revolution; af-
terwards resumed planting on Jekyll and St. Simons Islands.
Plantation journal, 1786-1801, giving information on planting of
sea island cotton, prices of crops, seeds, slaves, the raising and
marketing of cattle, and personal accounts. Legal papers, 1780-
1785, are also in the collection.
File No. 965, 649, (Photocopy of 965 in file 845).
LIBERTY COUNTY PAPERS, 1789, 1792, 1797. 3 items.
Payroll of first division of Captain John Mcintosh's Co. in bat-
talion of Militia of Liberty Co., 1789; return of the battalion of
Liberty Co., commanded by Colonel Daniel Stewart, Lt. Colonel
William Mcintosh, Jr., Major Simon Eraser, 22 Feb. 1792; and a
statement that marsh lands of Liberty and Mcintosh Counties are
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suitable for cultivation of rice, Indian corn, cotton, hemp, indigo,
tobacco, sugar cane, and most small grains, 14 April 1797.
File No. 494.
99 LINCOLN (BENJAMIN) PAPER, 1778. 1 item.
Lincoln (1733-1810); Major-General in the Continental Army; with
Comte d'Estaing at Seige of Savannah, 1779, and later Secretary of
Photocopy of a letter to [John Wereat] 1778, telling of the capture
of Savannah by the British forces, 29 Dec. 1778. 1 p. A.L.S.
Original in the Library of Congress.
File No. 495.
1(X) List of subscribers and amounts paid for relief of two ladies and a
young child captured by pirates on their passage from Matanzas to
New Providence and relieved of all their money, clothing, bedding,
etc. 1 p.N.d. Probably late 18th century.
File No. 965.
101 LOYALISTS PAPERS, 1782. 2 items.
A statement of some Georgia Loyalist of their misfortunes, and a
petition to Governor Wright for assistance, which contains much
of the history of the Revolution in Georgia, Georgia's agricultural
resources and produce, and a list of South Carolinians who were
banished and their estates confiscated, Jacksonborough [South
Carolina] Assembly, 1782.
File No. 506.
102 LYNAH (JAMES) PAPERS, 1776-1796. 5 items.
Lynah (ca. 1735-1809); physican; Surgeon in Revolution.
These papers are: letter of Casimir Pulaski to Lynah, 1779 (L.S.)
thanking him for bottle of bitters; Commissions of James Lynah as
surgeon Berkeley County, South Carolina Regiment, 1776; and as
surgeon in South Carolina Regiment of Light Dragoons, 1779; let-
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ter of Alexander Hamilton to Lynah, 1792 (L.S.) enclosing in-
struction to collectors of customs; statement in hand of Dr. Lynah,
1796, with history of signet ring worn by Charles I on day of his
execution given to Lynah by John Lampe, great-grandson of
executioner (photocopy). The ring and the original of this
statement are now in the King Charles Museum in London. The
grape-shot that mortally wounded Pulaski and which was extracted
from the wound by Dr. Lynah and a scrap of Pulaski's silk vest are
in the collection.
File No. 509.
103 McAllister (MATTHEW) PAPER, 1789. litem.
McAllister (1758-1823); prominent lawyer; judge.
Letters patent appointing Matthew McAllister, U.S. Attorney for
District of Georgia, issued and signed by George Washington, 26
Sept. 1789. 1 p. A.D.S. Photocopy of original in the possession of
File No. 511
104 McINTOSH (JOHN, JR.) PAPERS, 1783-1789. 5 items.
Son of General Lachlan Mcintosh; planter; died 1792.
The papers consist of three letters to him from George Baillie, Jr.,
1783-1784, re plantation management and family matters; one
from Donald McBean, 1785, wishing him success in undertakings;
and another from Samuel Gray, 1789, re horses and proof of
File No. 525.
105 McINTOSH (LACHLAN) PAPERS, 1763, 1767, 1774-1799.
Mcintosh (1725-1806); Revolutionary soldier; planter; .son of John
Mcintosh Mohr, leader of the Scots group that settled in Georgia,
These papers are largely concerned with his career in the
Revolution as Colonel of 1st Georgia Continental Line and Brig.-
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General Continental Army, his efforts to clear his name of false ac-
cusations brought about by political intrigue and attempts to
collect money owed by the U. S. for his services. Included are some
family letters. These have been published in the Georgia Historical
Quarterly. XXXVI I I-XL (June 1954 - June 1956) and reprinted as
Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, XII (1957) except
five items acquired later, which are: "A list of Carolina grants
south of the Altamaha," 1763; letter of Mcintosh to Henry
Laurens, re slaves and rice crop on his (Laurens's) plantation in
Georgia, 1777; pay roll of 3d North Carolina Regiment at Valley
Forge, 1778; a list of slaves sold and to whom, not dated; and rules
and regulations for the government of the Georgia State Society of
the Cincinnati, unsigned but bearing notations in Mcintosh's hand,
ca. 1783. In addition there are photocopies of Mcintosh papers at
various libraries and historical societies. Most of the papers in the
Georgia Historical Society's collection were originally in the J. V,
Bevan papers. A calendar of these papers is available.
File No. 526 and 649.
106 MACKAY-MCQUEEN-COWPER PAPERS, 1775-1816.
No. of items unknown.
The 18th century manuscripts in this collection consist of the
papers of Robert Mackay, Sr. and Jr., 1775-1816, most of which
were published as Letters of Robert Mackay to his Wife, 1795-
1816, ed. by W. C. Hartridge (1949); letters of John McQueen,
father of Mrs. Robert Mackay, Jr., 1779-1830, most of which were
published in Letters of Don Juan McQueen, 1779-1830, ed. W. C.
Hartridge (1943); letters and papers of John McQueen, Sr. (Don
Juan McQueen) which are photocopies of letters to him from Com-
te d'Estaing, 1786 and n.d.; and from the Marquis de Lafayette,
originals of which are in the possession of descendants; letters and
papers of John McQueen, Jr., 1785-1804, relating to the estate of
his father, and other business and family letters to and from him;
letters of Mary Smith Cowper, Margaret Cowper (later Mrs. John
McQueen, Jr.), and Mary Ann Cowper, the wife and daughters of
Basil Cowper, 1791-1817.
File No. 965 and 538.
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107 MARTIN (MRS. ELIZABETH MARSHALL) PAPER, 1755.
Letter to her brother Thomas from a plantation in Virginia, 15
June 1755, telling of outhouses burned by marauders. General
Braddock and staff camped on the plantation on the way to join
Colonel Washington, and family news. 4 p. Copy, whereabouts of
File No. 965
108 MARTIN (JOHN) PAPERS, 1782. 4 items.
Martin (1730-1786); member of Provincial Congress; Council of
Safety; Lt. Colonel of 7th Battalion Georgia Line; Governor of
Georgia, Treasurer of Georgia.
Thecollectionconsistsof a letter book, 11 Jan. 1782 -22 Oct. 1782,
which was published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, I, 281-335
(Dec. 1917); and three letters: William Gibbons to Martin, 1782,
notifying him of his appointment as Governor and Martin's reply;
Stephen Heard to Martin, 1782, reporting that the Indians wish to
make peace with Americans. The letter book was originally in the
J. V. Bevan papers.
File No. 543.
109 MATHEWS (GEORGE) PAPERS, 1794-1795. 7 items.
Mathews (ca. 1739 - 1812); Colonel in Virginia Regiment during the
Revolution and Brig. -General in the Georgia Militia; Represen-
tative in first Congress; twice Governor of Georgia.
These papers are Mathews' instructions to Hyacinte Perrault acting
engineer in service of the U.S. re fortifications in Charleston and
Georgetown, South Carolina, and Savannah and St. Marys in
Georgia; Perrault' s reply recommending Isadore Stouf of Savan-
nah for work at Savannah and St. Marys, April 1794, and five let-
ters concerning the movements of Elijah Clark, 1794-1795. The
writers are John Y. Noel, Henry Knox, James Seagrove, and Jonas
File No. 549.
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110 MATLACK (TIMOTHY) PAPER, 1781. litem.
Matlack (? - 1829); Revolutionary patriot; state official, merchant;
Assistant to Sec. Continental Congress.
A letter to (Robert ?) Morris, dated Philadelphia, 20 July 1781, en-
closing the accounts of Archibald Lochry. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 550.
1 1 1 MILLEDGE (JOHN) PAPER, 1787. 1 item.
Milledge (1757-1818); Attorney-General of Georgia; Governor of
Georgia; U. S. Senator.
Receipt from Major Richard Call for two horses. 1 p. A.D.S.
File No. 965.
112 MINIS (PHILIP) PAPERS, 1777, 1779. 2 items.
First white male born in the Georgia Colony, 10 July 1733, son of
Abraham and Abigail Minis; merchant of Savannah; died 1789.
The papers are a Certificate dated Charles Town, South CaroHna,
17 Feb. 1777, and a letter from Minis to John Houstoun, dated
Charles Town, 31 Dec. 1779, both concerning money and
provisions supplied to the Continental troops, and are copies of
originals in possession of a descendant.
File No. 566.
113 MINIS FAMILY PAPERS, 1768-1793. 1vol.
One volume entitled Minis Colonial Papers, 1768, which contains a
history of the Minis family, and nine letters and documents from
1776-1793, dealing with personal and business affairs. Correspon-
dents are Abigail Minis and Philip Minis.
File No. 568.
1 14 MITCHELL (DAVID BRYDIE) PAPER, 1796. 1 item.
Mitchell (1766-1837); native of Scotland; Solicitor-General;
representative in legislature; Major-General of 1st division of
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Georgia Militia; Indian Agent; Mayor of Savannah; twice Gover-
nor of Georgia.
Letter to James Mossman, May 7, 1796, concerning the case of
John Skye Eustace and James Mossman; Leonard and John Cecil
File No. 569.
115 MOORE (SUSANNAH BOLTON) PAPERS, 1774-1802. 24 items.
Mrs. Moore (1748-1810), daughter of Robert and Susannah Mauve
Bolton, was the widow of William Moore. These papers relate to
her business as a shopkeeper in Savannah.
File No. 917.
116 NICOLL (ABIMAEL YOUNGS) PAPERS, 1792-1795. 6 vols.
Nicoll (1775-1862); Army officer.
The volumes are orderly books, weekly returns, and provision
returns for Fort Fidius.
File No. 587.
117 NOEL (JOHN YOUNG) PAPERS, 1796-1797. 6 items.
Noel (ca, 1752-1817); prominent lawyer; Mayor of Savannah.
The papers all pertain to the fire of 1796 in Savannah and are Acts
by the Pennsylvania and South Carolina legislatures to aid the suf-
ferers. Resolutions of the City Council, memorials and a letter
from Noel to an unnamed person.
File No. 588.
118 O'FALLON (JAMES) PAPER, 1791. litem.
Formerly Fallon (1749-1794?), a physician; Revolutionary soldier;
Letter dated at Harrodsburg, 22 May 1791, to Judge Henry Os-
borne (at Augusta ?) tells of the settlement of the Western Lands,
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the work of General (George Rogers) Clark and his (O'Fallon's)
marriage to Frances Eleanor Clark. 16 p. A.L.S.
File No. 593.
119 OGLETHORPE (JAMES EDWARD) PAPERS, 1733-1742.
Oglethorpe (1696-1785); founder of Georgia; member of
Parliament; General in British Army.
The collection consists of manuscript and photocopies from the
British Public Record Office and British Musuem and other in-
stitutions; a letter book, 1735-1744, which was published in the
Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, III, p. 1-156 (1873);
letter to (Sir Hans Sloan ?) dated Savannah in Georgia, 1733,
saying that he had not the time to collect plant specimens or to
write an account of the peace; extract of the minutes of the meeting
of the town council of Inverness, 1735, admitting Oglethorpe as
Guild brother. Captain George Dunbar as proxy; letter from A.B.
to unnamed person (1740?) accusing Oglethorpe of designing with
the French, Spanish, Indians and mulattoes in America; and a
photocopy of a Ranger's report of travels with General Oglethorpe
in Georgia and Florida, 1739-1742, including a trip to the Indian
assembly at Coweta and the St. Augustine expedition, which was
published in Travels in the American Colonies, ed. by N. D.
Mereness (N.Y., 1916); letters of Oglethorpe to the Rev. Mr. (Bolt-
zius) and Harman Verelst, 1741, re a minister and teacher for the
Salzburgers and incidental notes about the Indians and a
photocopy of appointment of John Milledge as Quartermaster of a
troop of EngHsh Rangers, with duties listed, 1743, signed by
Oglethorpe and Francis Moore. Whereabouts of originals of these
last items unknown.
File No. 595, 965 and 561.
120 PARSONS (EDWIN) COLLECTION. 10 items.
This collection consists of the papers bought by Mr. Parson's
father at the auction of I. K. Tefft autograph collection in 1869.
The ten 18th century manuscripts date 1759-1798. They are: four
letters of Arthur Carney to John Houstoun, 1773, re purchase of
cattle; two to Lachlan Mcintosh, March and Sept. 1776, con-
cerning the difficulty of recruiting: receipt on account of Mrs.
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William and John LeConte, 1774; Thomas Chisholm to Lachlan
Mcintosh dated Fort Harrington, 1776, reporting on conditions of
fort; Pay bill for HMS Prince George, stationed at Frederica, 1759-
1760; the Public of Georgia in account with Levi Sheftall, 1776, for
beef supplied and delivered to schooner and Indians; Joseph
Habersham to Joseph Clay, 1798, expressing sympathy on the
death of Clay's son, James, and mentioning French Louisiana In-
dian situation and Talleyrand and his accusations against General
Pinckney; Commodore Andrew Barclay to Captains IngUs and
Wardell, 1776, on the Hinchenbrook on the Savannah River saying
they have been taken prisoner and assuring him of their innocence;
letter of John Copp to Major John Houstoun, Secretary of the
Georgia Society of the Cincinnati dated Savannah, 31 March 1788,
applying for membership and mentioning Governor Clinton and
Captain Schermerhorn. A calendar of this collection is available.
File No. 608.
121 PETIT DE VILLERS (FRANCOIS-DIDIER) PAPERS, 1798-
Petit de Villers (1761-1841); Savannah merchant.
Two letter books, one of which is dated August-Sept. 1798, Jan.-
Feb. 1799, and the other 25 Feb. -24 April 1801. These volumes, in
French, relate to his business affairs.
File No. 614.
122 PINCKNEY (CHARLES COTESWORTH) PAPER, 1798. 1 item.
Pinckney (1746-1825); member of South CaroHna Provincial
Assembly and Congress; Revolutionary soldier; diplomat.
Letter from Wilhelm & Willink, Amsterdam, to Pinckney in Paris,
1798, re account of Schutt; mentions Department of State.
File No. 649.
123 PORTER (THOMAS) PAPER, 1785. litem.
Certificate of service of Lt. Thomas Porter in 2nd Regiment Con-
tinental Army, Georgia, entitling him to land bounty, dated 16
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Feb. 1785, endorsed by General Lachlan Mcintosh. 2 p. A.D.S.
File No. 965.
124 PORTER PAPER, 1785. litem.
Letter of Robert Liston to Mrs. Elizabeth Wemyss, dated Aber-
down, 2 Feb. 1785, which gives her husband's (William) birth date
and marriage record of his parents George and Margaret
(Feiggins). 2 p. A.L.S. This is the only 18th century item in a collec-
tion of papers of the Porter family of England, one of whom,
Margaret, came to Savannah in 1850.
File No. 626.
125 PRESTON (HENRY) PAPER, 1776. litem.
Preston was the Joint Prothonotary; died ca. 1783.
Narrative relative to the demand for the keys to the Court House by
the representatives of the Provincial Congress and their taking
away the records, dated Savannah, Georgia 25th January 1776. 6 p.
File No. 634.
126 PRESTON (WILLIAM) PAPER, 1756. litem.
Diary of the Sandy Creek expedition, 9 Feb. -13 March 1756, Fort
Prince George, South CaroHna, into Virginia, giving description of
the country, etc. 17 p. Photocopy of typed copy; whereabouts of
the original unknown.
File No. 636.
127 PULASKI (CASIMIR) PAPERS, 1776-1778. 2 items.
Pulaski (1748-1779); native of Poland; authorized by Continental
Congress to raise a cavalry corps which took part in several
engagments; received a mortal wound at the attack on Savannah,
October 9, 1779.
Two letters, one requesting permission to leave France for
America, 1776, and another to unknown person, 1778, discussing
campaign plans. These letters are in French; the 1778 letter is
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owned by the Georgia Historical Society and was published in the
Georgia Historical Quarterly, XIII, pp. 193-197 (Sept. 1929). The
1776 letter is a copy of the original in the French Archives.
File No. 640.
128 RASBERRY(THOMAS) PAPER, 1758-1761. 1vol.
Rasberry came to Georgia ca. 1751; died Savannah 1762; mer-
chant; member of the Commons House of Assembly.
Letter book, 1758-1761, which relates to his business as a mer-
chant. It was published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, XL-
XLII, (Sept. 1956-Sept. 1958) and reprinted as Collections of the
Georgia Historical Society, XIII (1959).
File No. 647.
129 READ (JACOB) PAPERS, 1775-1810. 15 items.
Read (1751-1816); lawyer; planter; Colonel in S.C. Militia in the
Revolution, later Brig. -General; delegate to Continental Congress;
served in S. C. House and Senate; U. S. Senator; U. S. District
Court Judge in S.C.
There are ten 18th century letters, all except one addressed to Read,
in the collection, as follows: Hannah Vincent (Mrs. Thomas Vin-
cent), London, August 4, 1775, mentioning her claim to land in
Georgia, trouble between America and Great Britain and
McGillivrary's return to Georgia; Le Droit de Bussy, Philadelphia,
24 Oct. 1783; re his claim to property in Charleston allegedly
taken from him by fraud; Alexander Moultrie [Charleston] Feb.
25, 1788, re Oliphant vs. Singleton in Chancery; R. P. Saunders
[Charleston] 15 Sept. 1788, respecting Mr. Glen's suit against him;
James Stuart to Thomas Winstanly, c/o Mr. Read, Beaufort, S.C,
11 Aug. 1789, re account of James Leeson; WilHam Robertson
[Charleston] 3 March, 1794, stating that Alexander Rose had paid
debt and costs in case of St. Cecelia Society vs. Spence and Walter;
two letters of Benjamin Moodie, Charleston, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11,
1796, saying he is sending him all the papers respecting the ap-
pealed causes from Georgia and Charleston and requesting that
Mr. Tilghman and Mr. Hamilton be retained for him if Read ap-
proves; WiUiam Payne, Charleston, 19 March 1796, re unredeemed
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debt due him by Alexander Moultrie; Thomas Simons, Charleston,
Nov. 2, 1797, mentions birth of daughter, marriage of Major
Pinckney to Mrs. Middleton, James, violent contest be-
tween the wharf owners and Collector.
File No. 649.
130 REYNOLDS (JOHN) PAPERS, 1754. 2 items.
Reynolds (1713-1788); British naval officer; first Royal Governor
of Georgia, 1754-1757.
These are the commissions of Reynolds from George II, as Captain
General and Governor in Chief of Georgia (1754), and as Vice Ad-
miral Commissary and Deputy in office of Vice Admiralty in
Province of Georgia, 1754, both of which are certified copies of
originals in the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
File No. 657.
1 3 1 ROBERTSON (JAMES) PAPER, 1 794. 1 item.
Robertson (? - 1803); merchant of Savannah.
Commission to Robertson as captain of a volunteer company of
Artillery in the Chatham County Regiment of Militia, 26 August
1794, signed by George Mathews, Governor of Georgia, and John
Milton, Secretary. 1 p. D.S.
File No. 663.
132 SAVANNAH GRAND JURY PAPER, 1737. 1 item.
Presentment, Sept. 1, 1737; grievances against Isaac Young,
Thomas Causton, Noble Jones, and John Wesley; condition of
public roads; need for servants; expense of physical and medical
care; need for town wharf and crane; condition of light house at
Tybee. 4 p. 18th century copy of D.S. , incomplete.
File No. 690.
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133 SAVANNAH MERCHANTS AND PLANTERS PAPER, 1795.
Petition of 76 merchants and planters of Savannah to the Senate
and House of Representatives for the establishment of a bank in
Savannah, 23 Dec. 1795, signed by the leading Savannahians of the
day. 5 p. D.S.
File No. 699.
134 SAVANNAH PORT RECORDS, 1765-1786, 1791, 1799. 4 items.
List of ships and vessels entered inwards and cleared outwards at
the port of Savannah, 5 Jan. -5 July 1767, which was originally in
the J. V. Bevan papers and was partially published in the Letters of
Joseph Clay, Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, VIII
(1913); Exports for 14 Feb. -30 Dec. 1786, listing vessels, masters,
clearances, cargoes not specified; photocopies of originals in the
Georgia Department of Archives and History of manifests of sloop
Friendship, 1791, and of the ship Shepherdess, 1799, both of which
were bound for New York, with cargoes of molasses, tobacco,
tallow, sugar, coffee, cotton, pimento, hats, saddles; both are
signed by John Habersham, Collector and Lachlan Mcintosh,
File No. 704.
135 SCARBROUGH (WILLIAM) PAPER, 1796. litem.
Scarbrough (1776-1838); Savannah merchant; principal owner of
the S. S. Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Letter, dated London, 15 May 1796, to his sister, Mrs. Eliza Gillett,
commenting on London and family news. 3 p. A.L.S.
File No. 965.
136 SCREVEN (JAMES) PAPERS, 1777-1784. 2 items.
Screven (1750-1778); member of Provincial Congress; Council of
Safety; Brig. /General in Georgia Militia. Killed 22 Nov. 1778 at the
battle of Midway.
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The collection consists of a letter to A. B. [presumably Archibald
Bulloch] 1777, reporting on the military situation, original in the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and a Resolution of the
Georgia House of Assembly, 1784, for the grant of 1,000 acres to
Screven's two daughters, because of their father's distinguished
service during the Revolutionary War.
File No. 715.
137 SCREVEN COUNTY GRAND JURY PAPER, 1795. 1 item.
Charge to the grand jury, Scriven [sic] County, 21 Feb. 1795. 2 p.
File No. 718.
138 SHEFTALL (LEVI) PAPERS, 1776, 1786, 1796. 3 items.
Sheftall (1739-1809); son of Benjamin Sheftall; U. S. Agent for
Public of Georgia in account with Sheftall for beef supplied Liber-
ty schooner and Indians, 1776; cancelled promissory note to
Harris & Delyon, 1786, and a statement from Moses Sheftall for
File No. 649.
139 SHEFTALL (MORDECAI) PAPERS, 1780-1796. 4 items.
Mordecai, born 2 Dec. 1735, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Shef-
tall, who immigrated to Georgia. He [Mordecai] served as
Magistrate of Chatham County, Deputy Commissioner of Issues
for Continental Troops in Georgia. In 1779 he was taken prisoner
and exchanged in 1780. Sheftall died in Savannah, 6 July 1797.
The papers consist of a memorandum that he presented his parole
at Antigua, 1780; memorial to President of Congress, stating his
service during the war, 1780 (?); delegates of Georgia requesting the
court to arrange evidence to be taken in case of General Howe,
1782; and photocopies of memorials to General Assembly of
Georgia, 1796, asking for relief for money and supplies he fur-
nished to militia and statement of war services.
File No. 725.
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140 SHEFTALL(SHEFTALL) PAPERS, 1781, 1796. litems.
Sheftall Sheftall (1762-1847); son of Mordecai Sheftall; served as
Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Issues, Continental Troops in
Georgia, 1778; taken prisoner 1779 and exchanged 1780; served un-
til end of the Revolution.
The papers in this collection are a warrant for $3,647.68/90 in gold
and silver to be dehvered to General Moultrie, 1781, and a
deposition of Sheftall outhning his war services and asking relief
for his losses, 1796(7).
File No. 726.
141 SMITH (TIMEON) PAPER, 1773. litem.
Bill of lading for codfish, pickle and oil shipped on the Sally from
Gaspe bound for Rhode Island. Dated in Gaspe 28 July 1773;
signed George Arnold, Master. 1 p. D.S.
File No. 743.
142 SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI IN THE STATE OF
GEORGIA PAPERS, 1778-1789.
Papers of Major John Lucas, Treasurer of the Georgia Society,
1785-1789 (4 items); inventory of his estate, 1789, signed by Samuel
M. Webb, George Mathews, Ab. Thomas, and three papers con-
cerning Society business; three letters of Joseph Habersham to his
wife, 1778, re fighting on the Florida frontier which were published
in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, X, pp. 147-150 (June 1926);
letter of John Habersham to "Your Excellency," 1779, suggesting
that he be exchanged for Colonel Munro, a prisoner of the U. S.
File No. 964.
143 SOLOMON'S LODGE A &FM PAPERS, 1735, 1771. 2 items.
The Lodge is the second oldest Masonic Lodge in America.
The items are the rules and by-laws of Solomon's Lodge, 5735,
bearing signatures of the members and a letter from William
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Young, Master of Solomon's Lodge to an unnamed Brother, dated
Savannah, 5771, asking that Noble Jones be appointed Grand
Master of the Province. These are photocopies of the originals in
the Grand Lodge Library of London.
File No. 940.
144 SOUTH CAROLINA YAZOO COMPANY PAPERS, 1796.
Two manuscripts issued by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the
suit of the Company against the state of Georgia and a pamphlet
containing copy of the bill in equity and exhibits; bears note "Alex
Moultrie and others vs. State of Georgia in Equity, 1796."
File No. 748.
145 SPALDING (JAMES) PAPER, 1775. litem.
Spalding (ca. 1734-1794), native of Scotland; member of the
Colonial House of Assembly; Loyalist in the Revolution; Represen-
tative from Glynn County.
Letter to unnamed person, dated Sapelo 17 December 1775,
requesting 600 bushels of corn; hopes rumors of burnings and stop-
page of the export of rice are false. 4 p. A.L.S.
File No. 749.
146 STEPHENS (WILLIAM) PAPERS, 1781,1 790. 2 items.
Stephens (1752-1819); son of Newdigate Stephens and Frances
Milledge Stephens and grandson of William Stephens, Secretary to
the Georgia Trustees and First President; eminent lawyer and
jurist; Judge of U. S. Distrct Court.
The letters are Stephens to Seaborn Jones, Savannah, 24 June
1781, re sale of property. 1 p. A.L.S. and Nathaniel Pendleton to
Stephens, Savannah, 4 June 1790, giving the history of the Yazoo
affair. 27 p. A.L.S.
File No. 756.
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147 STEVENS (EDWARD) PAPER, 1793. litem.
Note to Josiah Stewart, 20 Dec. 1793, ordering brandy and rum. 1
File No. 649.
148 STILES (SAMUEL) PAPER, 1783-1803. 1vol.
Stiles (ca. 1736-1808), planter; native of Bermuda.
Account book, 1783-1803, for provisions from his plantation for
the French and American Armies during the Siege of Savannah; in-
cludes prices of slaves and commodities, wages, taxes, etc. 6 p.
File No. 965.
149 STIRK (SAMUEL) PAPER, 1783. litem.
Stirk (? - 1793); lawyer; member Executive Council; delegate to
Continental Congress; Attorney-General of Georgia; Lt. Colonel
Letter to President of Executive Council [Stephen Heard] 1783,
concerning Charles Watts who "is named on the Bill of Con-
fiscation and Banishment" and who is "the first person that has
made appHcation since the definitive Articles of Peace;" Stirk asks
Governor's opinion on the subject. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 763.
150 STUART(JOHN) PAPERS, 1761, 1787. litems.
Stuart (ca. 1700-1779); Superintendent of Indian Affairs for
Southern District; native of Scotland; emigrated to America, 1748.
Memorials, one, 1761, of John Stuart then Captain in South
CaroUna Provincial Regiment, outhning his military, career, 1757-
1761 ; the other, 1787, is a memorial of his widow, Sarah, giving her
husband's career and asking for a widow's pension. Photocopies of
originals in Public Record Office. London.
File No. 777.
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151 SUTCLIFFE (JOHN) PAPER, 1788. litem.
John Sutcliffe, shopkeeper in Savannah who supplied stores to the
Letter from Sutcliffe to John Mcintosh at Savannah, 16 Sept.
1788, refers to the buying of a horse; note in reply signed by J. M.
is at the bottom of the letter. 1 p. A.L.S.
File No. 780.
152 TAARLING (PETER) PAPER, 1776. litem.
Taarling; member Provincial Congress; appointed Deputy Quar-
termaster General of Georgia Militia with rank of Colonel, 1777.
Copy of the Minutes of Georgia in Convention Nov. 28 and Dec.
21, 1776. The first concerns bounty for the Continental troops, the
second is the election of Joseph Habersham as Col.; Francis Henry
Harris, Lt. Col.; and Oliver Bowen, Major in the 1st Battalion,
Georgia Line; signed "a true copy from the Minutes, Edward
Langworthy, Secy." 1 p. D.S. Mutilated.
FUe No. 784.
153 TATTNALL (JOSIAH II) PAPERS, 1791, 1796-1798. 5 items.
Tattnall (1762-1803); member of House of Representatives; U. S.
Senator; Brig. -General first Brigade of 1st Division of Georgia
State Militia; Governor of Georgia.
Photocopies of letters from Tattnall to William Hasell Gibbs, 1789;
Dr. Scott, 1791; Ebenezer Jackson, 1798; George Jones, 1796; one
to Governor James Jackson, 1798; regimental orders, 1798, signed
J. Tattnall, Lt. Colonel C. Regiment. One letter concerns Mrs. Tat-
tnall's property, the others relate to the treaty with Britain and
other political matters; announces his intention to resign seat in
Senate in order to assist in the defense of Georgia. Whereabouts of
File No. 786 and 965.
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154 TELFAIR FAMILY PAPERS, 1751-1800. 32 document cases.
Edward Telfair (1735-1807); member of Continental Congress;
Signer of Articles of Confederation; Governor of Georgia; mer-
chant. The Gibbonses: merchants, planters, lawyers, were bro-
thers-in-law of Edward Telfair.
The collection consists of papers of Edward Telfair and William,
Joseph, and John Gibbons. It includes personal letters, personal
and household accounts, accounts and letter books of various
Telfair and Gibbons businesses. Georgia Militia pay rolls for 1795,
tax returns for Chatham County, 1798-1800.
There is also a good collection of Georgia Continental currency,
1776-1778, including one uncut sheet and a smaller collection of
South Carolina currency, 1775-1778. Many of the papers are ac-
counts with the state of Georgia during the Revolution. A large
portion of this collection consists of 19th century letters and papers
of Alexander Telfair, Mary Telfair and William Brown Hodgson,
husband of Margaret Telfair. There is a calendar of the collection
in the library.
File No. 791 and 793.
155 TREUTLEN (JOHN ADAM) PAPER, 1777. litem.
Treutlen (1726-1782); delegate to the Provincial Congress; first
Governor of the State of Georgia.
Letter of Treutlen to John Hancock, 19 June 1777, re George
Mcintosh. 5 p. A.L.S. Photocopy of the original in the Papers of
the Continental Congress, Library of Congress.
File No. 807.
156 TURNBULL(NICOL) PAPER, 1799. litem.
Turnbull (1754-1823); son of Dr. Andrew TurnbuU who estabUshed
a settlement of Mediterranean peoples at New Smyrna, Florida;
came to Savannah in 1782 and bought Deptford Plantation.
Letter of Turnbull to the Editors of the Georgia Gazette dated 19
Nov. 1799, tells of the first planting of sea island cotton in
52 CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
Chatham County. It was published in the Georgia Historical Quar-
terly, I, p. 42-45 (March 1917).
File No. 809.
157 TWIGGS (JOHN) PAPERS, 1781-1812. 24 items.
Twiggs (1750-1816); Revolutionary soldier; Major General State
Order book, 3 Feb. 1792 - 1 May 1812 and 23 letters to and from
Twiggs relative to the Georgia militia, Indian fighting and the
political situation. Some of the letters from the order book were
published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, XI, p. 274-280
(Sept. 1927). Correspondents besides Twiggs are: Governor Ed-
ward Telfair, 1793; Generals Irwin and Glascock, 1794; Samuel
Stirk, 1781; Nathanael Greene, 1784 (photocopy); Thomas
Galphin, 1785; John Habersham, 1786; John Watts, 1788
(photocopy); George Handley, 1788 (photocopy); Joel Meriwether,
1790; George Mathews to Henry Hampton, 1785 (a true copy en-
dorsed by Twiggs); J. Evans, 1795; James McNeal and a committee
of citizens, 1795; Jonas Fauche, 1796; and John McKenzie, 1798.
File No. 810.
158 U. S. COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, SAVANNAH, 1792. 1 item.
"Manifest of the cargo on board the Brig Eliza for New York, Piatt
Aperly, Master." Savannah, 9 June 1792. Signed by John Haber-
sham, Collector, Port of Savannah. 1 p. D.S.
File No. 815.
159 U. S. MILITIA PAPERS, 1793-1795. 2 items.
Receipt for provisions for Federal troops, 1793, and provision
return for Militia under the command of Lieut. James Cathell,
File No. 817.
160 VIRGINIA YAZOO COMPANY PAPER, 1789 ? 1 item.
Petition of the Company to Legislature of Georgia in the hand of
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Patrick Henry and signed by him, David Ross, Paul Carrington, F.
Watkins, John B. Scott, John Watts. 8 p. A.D.S.
File No. 824.
WALLACE (JOHN) PAPER, 1787. 1 item.
Letter to John Wallace from Samuel Douglass dated London 7
June 1787, re payment for his confiscated estate, and pay to mer-
chants and traders in land ceded by Creeks and Cherokecs in 1778;
asks about disposition, agriculture, climate, and waterways of
File No. 965.
WALTON (GEORGE) PAPERS, 1778-1791 . 4 items.
Walton (1749-1804); President of Council of Safety; Lt. 1st Bat-
talion Georgia Line; member of Continental Congress and Signer
of the Declaration of Independence; Chief Justice of Georgia;
twice Governor of Georgia.
Letters from Walton: to Robert Morris, 1778, reporting capture of
enemy vessels (photocopy); to an unnamed person, 1791, recom-
mending James Kidd as a tobacco cooper; letter to Walton from
James M. Simmons, 1789 transmitting a resolution of the Board of
Commissions of Trustees of Richmond Academy relating to newly
completed church. Resolution enclosed.
File No. 833.
163 WAND (JOHN) PAPERS, 1771-1772. 17 items.
John Wand of St. John's, Antigua Island.
Arbitration in case of ship Elizabeth, Wand owner, and William
Lang captain, re building of ship at Savannah financed by Cowper
and Tel fairs.
File No. 834.
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164 WASHINGTON (GEORGE) PAPER, 1785. litem.
Washington (1732-1785); General, Commander-in-Chief of the U,
S. Army; first President of the U. S.
Letter from Washington, dated Mount Vernon, 15 March 1785, to
Matthew Carey which concerns Mr. Carey's new newspaper. 1 p.
File No. 840.
165 WAYNE (ANTHONY) PAPER, 1788. litem.
Wayne (1745-1796); Brig. -General in the Revolutionary War;
Letter to Asa Emanuel dated Richmond [plantation, Chatham
County] 1788, telling of the capture of Savannah and the restoring
of civil authority in the state and offering pardon to the citizens
within enemy lines by order of 1782; ingratitude of citizens; will of-
fer as candidate as Senator from Georgia. 3 p. A.L.S. Photocopy
of original in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
File No. 939.
166 WAYNE (RICHARD) PAPERS, 1786-1810." 95 items.
Wayne (ca. 1741-1809); merchant of Charleston and Savannah;
came to Savannah in 1790.
The papers are account book, 1786-1789 (small paper bound); sales
book (large ledger), 1791-1809; and miscellaneous papers as
follows: promissory notes to Wayne from Peter De Veaux, 1793;
William Pinder, 1796; Thomas E. Law, 1799; John Little, 1796;
(2); Thomas Palmer, 1793; Peter De Veaux in account with Richard
Wayne, 1795-1798; papers of the estates of Edward ElHngton,
1795-1809; Jonathan Bryan, 1795-1805; General Anthony Wayne,
1791-1810 (tax returns, etc. on his estate in Chatham County);
Richard Wayne vs. the estate of Colonel James Stallings of Colum-
bia County; papers pertaining to the Georgia Company, 1794-1797.
With the papers of the Georgia Company is a printed copy of
"Acts of the State of Georgia passed Augusta, December 1794 -
January 1795" re unlocated territory, and pay for the state troops.
File No. 846.
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167 WEREAT (JOHN) PAPER, 1797. litem.
Wereat (1730-1798); lawyer; Speaker of Provincial Congress;
acting Governor; Chief Justice; member of Convention which
ratified the U. S. Constitution.
Letter to John Gibbons, dated Hardwick, 17 Jan. 1797, re rent
from Mr. Miller, iron work for mill, rice ready for the vessel. 2 p.
File No. 854.
168 WHITE (JOHN) PAPER, 1779. litem.
White, born in North Carolina, died in Virginia; Colonel 4th Bat-
talion Georgia Line; died from wounds received at the attack on
Savannah in Oct. 1779.
Letter to General Benjamin Lincoln, 2 Oct. 1779, reporting his cap-
ture of detachment of British troops commanded by Captain
French and two privateers, two sloops with officers and crews and
three merchantmen on the Ogeechee River, his most famous exploit
in the Revolution. 1 p. copy of A.L.S. Manuscript copy in the hand
of Forest H. Sweet. Original in private possession.
File No. 859.
169 WHITNEY (ELI) PAPERS, 1792-1890. 2 boxes.
Whitney (1765-1825); inventor of a gin for cleaning short staple
cotton at Mulberry Grove Plantation near Savannah in 1793; also
perfected the manufacture of interchangable parts for muskets.
The papers are a collection of selected manuscripts, 1792-1890, and
printed etchings. These are photocopies of the originals in Yale
File No. 866.
170 WOODRUFF PAPERS, 1769-1808. litem.
Correspondence of Aaron Dickinson Woodruff of Trenton, New
Jersey, and his brother, George Whitefield Woodruff, of Savan-
nah, Georgia, 5 June 1769 - 9 Nov. 1808. These papers pertain to
56 CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
family matters, and G. W. Woodruff's home "Oatlands" at Tren-
ton. 58 p. Typed copies of originals at Princeton University
File No. 880.
171 WRIGHT (ALEXANDER) PAPERS, 1782. 4 items.
Wright (1751-1794); son of Gov. Sir James Wright; settled in
Jamaica after the Revolution.
Supporting documents for the claim of Alexander Wright for
destruction of rice and other provisions by government troops and
the barn with machinery on his plantation Richmond and Kew near
Savannah. They are: affidavit of Richard Quinn, overseer,
describing the destroyed property, signed by Quinn and Nathaniel
Hall; affidavit describing and evaluating destroyed property,
signed by John Graham, Thomas Flyming, and John Simpson;
proclamation of Governor Wright certifying Nathaniel Hall's
authority as Justice of the Peace to take affidavits, etc. and or-
dering that the Great Seal of Georgia be attached (seal is with this
paper) signed Jas. Wright and George D'Erbage, Deputy Secretary.
File No. 930.
172 WRIGHT (SIR JAMES) PAPERS, 1761-1784. 7 items.
Wright (1714-1785); Attorney-General of South Carolina; last
Royal Governor of Georgia, 1760-1782.
Letters from Wright to President and Council of Savannah, 1761,
1781; extract of a letter to Wright from Earl of Dartmouth, 1772;
letter from Thomas Rogers, 1781; a proclamation of Governor,
Wright for reward of capture of Thomas Fee for murder of Mad
Turkey, 1774; and two volumes of Report to Earl of Dartmouth,
1773 and letters, both of which were published in the Collections of
the Georgia Historical Society, III, 157-378, (1873). Two letters
and the proclamation are photocopies, the 1761 letter to President
and Council is an A.L.S.; the volumes are manuscript copies made
in Public Record Office for the Georgia Historical Society.
File No. 964 and 884.
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173 WYLLY (RICHARD) PAPER, 1787. litem.
Wylly (ca. 1745-1801); native of Ireland; member of Executive
Council; Deputy Quartermaster in Georgia, 1778; Colonel in the
Wylly's oath as Assistant Justice of Chatham County, 30 March
1787. 1 p. A.D.S.
File No. 152.
174 YAZOO PAPERS, 1798-1809. 7 items.
"An Act for Amicable settlement of limits with the State of
Georgia, and Authorizing the establishment of a government in the
Mississippi territory, 6 March, 1798, attested by Samuel A. Otis,
Secretary, and a printed copy of the same; extract from and "Act
to Amend and alter some parts and repeal other parts of the Several
Land Acts of this State" giving government authority to appoint
Commissioners for the state to determine the line between Georgia
and the Creek nation and setting out bounty land reserve, not
signed or dated; "Thoughts on a Western purchase and set-
tlement" addressed to Captain Saunders, unsigned and undated,
(15 p.) and two papers re accounts for the Yazoo Company.
File No. 888.
175 YOUNG (CHARLES) PAPERS, 1785-1811. 182items.
Personal and business correspondence of Charles Young of
Philadelphia who dealt in speculation of land, money and stocks.
There are also some legal documents included.
File No. 889.
176 ZUBLY (JOHN JOACHIM) PAPERS, 1770-1781. 7 items.
Zubly (1724-1781); first minister of Independent Presbyterian
Church of Savannah; delegate to Provincial Congress and Con-
58 CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
Diary, March 5, 1779-April 9, 1781 ; copies of letters from Zubly to
Noble W. Jones, John Houstoun and Archibald Bulloch, Governor
Sir James Wright, and Captain Moon, and extracts of other letters,
1780-1781. Copies made by descendants, ca. 1853, in whose
possession the papers were at the time.
File No. 892.
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
(Figures refer to entry numbers; all localities mentioned are in Georgia unless otherwise in-
ACADEMY, English, for Young Ladies
and Misses in Savannah, 3 (4)
ACADEMY, Franklin County, 59
ACCOUNT BOOKS, 24, 25, 49, 71, 148,
ACCOUNTS, public, 63
ACTS, Georgia, 60
ACTS, Provincial, disallowed, 6
ADAIR, James, 12
ADAMS, John, 1
ADVERTISEMENT for proposed
publication, 3 (5)
AGRICULTURE see Georgia (State)
agriculture. Liberty County, Mcin-
tosh county and names of products;
ALSOP and Hicks, 2
AMERICAN Revolution, see
ANCIAUX, Nicholas, 5
APERLY, Piatt, 158
APPALACHE Old Fields, 12
ARNOLD, George, 141
ATKIN, Edmond, 41
AUGUSTA, Church, 162; Young Men
BACON, William, 14
BAILLIE, George, 4
BAILLIE, George, Jr., 104
BAILLIE, Robert, 4
BANISHMENT and confiscation, B.C.,
BARCLAY, Com. Andrew, 120
BARKER, Ephriam, 21
BARNARD, Jane, 10
BARNARD, Timothy, 6, 14, 70
BARNETT, Wijliam, 59
BARNEY, Joshua, 47
BARRINGTON, Fort, 120
BATUZE, John, 21
BECKCOM, Samuel, 6
BERRIEN, John, 5,63
BETHESDA Orphan House, 46, 86
BEVAN, Joseph Vallence, 6
BLOUNT, William, 74
BOARD of General Officers, 7
BOLTON, Robert, 2, 14
BOLTZIUS, Rev. Johann Martin, 119
BOUNDARY, Georgia and Cherokee
Nation, 70; Georgia and Creek
BOUNTY, Continental troops, 152; land
BOURNE, Benjamin, 8
BOWEN, Oliver, 152
BRADDOCK, Gen. Edward, 107
BRADFORD, Thomas, 9
BRADLEY, Elizabeth, 10
BRADLEY, William, Sr., 10
BRADLEY, William, Jr., 10
BROWNSON, Nathan, 11
BRYAN, Jonathan, 12, 14, 166
BUFFINGTON, Moses, 13
BULLOCH, Archibald, 14, 136, 176
BUTLER, Pierce, 71
BURKE, Aedanus, 15
BURKE County militia, 16
BURNEL, Cradock, 89
BURRINGTON, Thomas, 10
BUSSY, Le Droit de, 129
CADWALLADER, Thomas, 78
CALL, Maj. Richard, 6, 111
CAMBER, Sarah, 70
CAMPBELL, Col. Archibald, 17, 28
CAMPBELL, Macartan, 18, 19
CAMPBELL, Sarah (Mrs. Macartan), 19
CARADEUC, see de Caradeuc
CAREY, Matthew, 164
CARLISLE, Earl of, 17
CARNEY, Arthur, 120
CARR, Maj. Patrick, 6, 70
CARRINGTON, Paul, 160
CASWELL, Richard, 20
CATHELL, James 159
CATTLE, 97, 120
CAUSTON, Thomas, 132
CECIL, John, 114
CECIL, Leonard, 114
CEDED Lands, 161
CHARLES I, 102
CHARLESTON, S.C: evacuation of, 66;
fortification of, 109
CHATHAM Artillery, 21,131
CHATHAM County electors, 90; militia,
CHEKILLI (Creek ChieO, 23
CHISHOLM, Thomas, 120
CINCINNATI, Society of, see Society of
the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia
CLAIMS, Commissioners of, 28
CLARK, Elijah, 6, 45, 84, 109
CLARK, Frances Eleanor, 118
CLARK, Gen. George Rogers, 118
CLARKE, see Graham, Clarke & Co.
CLAY, Ann L. (Mrs. Joseph), 24
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
CLAY, James, 120
CLAY, Joseph, 24, 25, 120
CLAY, Telfair & Co., 25; see also Telfair,
CLEMENTS, John, 16
CLIFFE, Walter, 26
CLINTON, George, 120
COCHRAN, Johathan, 24
COLOMB, Pierre, 27
COMBAHEE FERRY, S.C, 96
COMMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS,
COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE,
CONSTITUTION, Georgia, 1798, 56
CONTINENTAL TROOPS; 105; bounty
for, 123, 152; provisions, 112, 148
COPP, John, 120
CORN, 98, 145
COTTON, 98; Sea Island, 97, 156
COURTENAY, Jane, 30
COURTENAY, John, 30
COWETA, travel to Indian assembly at,
COWPER, Basil, 31, 106
COWPER, Margaret, 106
COWPER, Mary Ann, 106
COWPER, Mary Smith, 106
COWPER, William, 60
COWPER AND TELFAIRS, 31, 163; see
also Telfair, Edward
COX, Zachariah, 6, 32, 55
CREEK Indian migration legend, 23; see
also Indians, Creek
CROOKE, Robert, 8
CURRY, John, 55
CUTHBERT, Seth John, 33
DARTMOUTH, Earl of, 172
DAVENPORT, Mrs. Sarah, 34
DAVIS, Abner, 89
DAVIS, Caleb, 10
DAVISON, John, 33
DEAVES, Henry, 2
DE BUSSY, Le Droit, see Bussy, Le Droit
DE CARADEUC, Gen. Jean Baptiste,
DE CARADEUC, Jean Jacques Achille,
DELYON, Isaac, 36
DELYON, and Harris, see Harris &
DEMERE, Raymond, 11
D 'ERBAGE, George, 171
DESERTERS, see Revolutionary War,
D 'ESTAING, Comte, see Estaing
DE LAFAYETTE, Marquis, see Lafayet-
DE VILLERS, see Petit de Villers
DE QUESADA, see Quesada
DE RICHELIEU, see Richelieu
DE VEAUX, Peter, 166
DIXON, J. L., 62
DOOLY, John, 37
DOUGLASS, John, 91
DOUGLASS, Samuel, 161
DRAYTON, Stephen, 38
DUNBAR, Capt. George, 1 19
EARLY, Peter, 39
EAST FLORIDA, 68; see also Florida
ELBERT, Col. Samuel, 40, 80
ELBERT, Mrs. Samuel, 59
ELIZA, bT\g, 158
ELIZABETH, ship, 163
ELLINGTON, Rev. Edward, 166
ELLIS, Henry, 41
EMANUEL, Asa, 165
ENGLISH Academy for Young Ladies
and Misses in Savannah, 3 (4)
ESTAING, Charles Hector, Comte d', 6,
ETTWEIN, John, 43
EUSTACE, John Skye, 1 14
EVANS, J., 157
FABIAN, John, 44
FALLON, see O'Fallon
FARLEY, Joseph, 12
FAT KING (Indian ChieO, 79
FAUCHE, Capt. Jonas, 45, 67, 109, 157
FAYRWEATHER, Samuel, 46
FEE, Thomas, 172
FEW, William, 58, 62
FIDIUS, Fort, 116
FITZPATRICK, Thomas, 65
FLORIDA, 40; travel in, 119, see also
FLYMING, Thomas, 171
FORBES, John, 31
FORBES, Thomas, 4
FORE, Mr., 32
FOREMAN, Gen. Thomas Marsh, 47
FORSYTH, Robert, 59
FORT Barrington, 120
FORT Madison, 48
Fort Moore, 41
FORT Prince George, S.C, 126
FORTSt. John, 90
FORT Saunders, 21
FOX, James, 55
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Academy of, 59
ERASER, Maj. Simon, 98
FRENCH, Captain, 168
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, 90
FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
FRIENDSHIP, slooD, 134
GABORT, Gasper, 14
GALPHIN, George, 49
GALPHIN, Thomas, 157
GARRETT, John, 33
GAY, Allen, 50
GEORGIA (Province) Committee of
Correspondence, 51; Governor and
Council, 6, 52
GEORGIA (State), agriculture, 89, 97,
101; Capitol Commission, 53; Com-
mission for holding a treaty with In-
dians, 54; Constitutional Convention
1798, 56; Continental currency, 154
Georgia Convention, 1776, 152
Council of Safety, 57; Executive
Council, 6, 58; frontier, 84; House of
Representatives, resolutions, 59; laws,
6; militia, 88, 98, 157; Provincial
Congress, 61; 2nd Judicial District,
62; Treasurer, 11, 63; treasury, 32;
Revolution in, see Revolutionary War;
travel in, 119
GEORGIA Company, 55, 166
GEORGIA Gazette, 156
GEORGIA-Mississippi Company, 65
GEORGETOWN, S.C, fortification of,
GIBBONS, James Martin, 3 (3)
GIBBONS, John, 154,167
GIBBONS, Joseph, 90, 154
GIBBONS, William, 108, 154
GIBBS, William Hasell, 153
GILLETT, Mrs. Eliza, 135
GLASCOCK, Gen. William, 157
Glen, Mr., 129
GRAHAM, Clarke & Co. , 69
GRAHAM, John, 64, 171
GRATZ, Barnard, 36
GRAY, Samuel, 104
GREEN, Samuel, 65
GREEN, Timothy, 65
GREENE, Gen. Nathanael, 6, 24, 50, 66,
GREENE County militia, 67
GRIERSON, James, 64
GUNN, James, 6, 55
GWINNETT, Ann (Mrs. Button), 68
GWINNETT, Button, 38, 68, 79
HABERSHAM, James, 69, 79
HABERSHAM, John, 70, 134, 142, 157,
HABERSHAM, Joseph, 69, 70, 71, 120,
HABERSHAM, Mrs. Joseph, 70, 71
HACK, Sarah, 90
HALL, P., 65
HALL, John, 72
HALL, Nathaniel, 171
HAMILTON, Alexander, 73, 102, 129
HAMMOND, Abner, 6
HAMPTON, Henry, 157
HAMPTON, Wade, 55
HANCOCK, John, 68,155
HANDLEY, George, 157
HARRIS, Col. Francis Henry, 152
HARRIS, John, 75
HARRIS &Delyon, 138
HARRISON, Richard, 73
HAWKINS, Benjamin, 74
HEARD, Stephen, 108, 149
HENDERSON, Robert, 89
HENRY, James M., 75
HENRY, Patrick, 160
HICKS, Alsop &, see Alsop & Hicks
HILL, John, 79
HILLIARD, W. B.,65
HILLSBOROUGH, Lord, 69
HINCHENBROOK, vessel, 120
HOLMES, John, 76
HOMER, Jonathan, 90
HOPKINS, David, 77
HOUSTON, Dr. John, 78
HOUSTOUN, John, 14, 38, 79, 80, 112,
HOWARD, Col. Charles, 45
HOWE, Gen. Robert, 80, 139
HOWLEY, Richard, 19, 59, 81
HUNTINGTON, Samuel, 79, 82
INDIANS, 6, 70, 74, 79, 84, 85, 88, 90,
108, 119, 120, 138, 157; Ceded Lands,
161; Cherokees, 41, 49, 70; Creeks,
12, 14, 23, 41, 49, 58, 174; trade, 3 (1),
49, 161; treaty, 54, 58; assembly at
Coweta, 1 19; see also Boundary
INDIGO, 64, 98
INGLIS, Captain, 120
INGLIS, John, 83
INVERNESS, Scotland, 119
IRWIN, Jared, 32, 84, 157
JACKSON, Ebenezer, 153
JACKSON, Gen. James, 6, 58, 85, 88,
JACKSONBOROUGH, S.C, Assembly
JAMES, Mr. (?), 129
JEFFERSON, Thomas, autograph, 5
JEKYLL ISLAND, 97
JENKINS, S.H., 83
JOHNSON, John, 86
JOHNSON, Thomas, 87
JOHNSTON, James, Jr., 55
JOHNSTON, Matthew, 55
JONES, Edward, 84
JONES, George, 90, 153
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
JONES, Col. John, 88
JONES, Noble, 31, 90, 132, 143
JONES, Noble Wimberly, 31, 90, 176
JONES, Seaborn, 12, 24, 33, 39, 146
JONES, Samuel, 89
JONES, Thomas, 89
KEATING, Edward, 91
KELLY, Francis John, 92
KENDALL, Jeremiah, 33
KENNEDY, Danby, 14
KER, George, 55
KIDD, James, 162
KING, Mark, 93
KNOX, Gen. Henry, 95, 109
KNOX, William, 69
KOLLOCK, Lemuel, 94
LAFAYETTE, Marquis de, 95, 106
LAMB, William, 2
LAMPE, John, 102
LAND lottery of 1784,79
LANG, William, 163
LANGWORTHY, Edward, 152
LAURENS, Henry, 80, 96, 105
LAURENS, John, 96
LAW, Thomas E., 166
LEAKE, Richard, 97
LeCONTE, John, 120
LeCONTE, William, 31
LeCONTE, Mrs. William, 120
LeDROIT de Bussy, see Bussy, LeDroit
LEE, Gen. Charles, 14
LEESON, James, 129
LEWIS, John, 53
LIBERTY County, agriculture, 98,
LIBERTY, schooner, 138
LINCOLN, Gen. Benjamin, 79, 89, 90,
LISTON, Robert, 124
LITTLE, John, 166
LIVINGSTON, Robert R., 1 1
LOCHRY, Archibald, 110
LONG, Nicholas, 40, 53
LONGSTREET, William, 55
LOUIS XVI, autograph, 5, 35
LOVEREL, John, 6
LOYALISTS, 4, 13, 101, 171
LUCAS, Maj. John, 142
LYNAH, Dr. James, 102
McAllister, Matthew, 55, 103
McBEAN, Donald, 104
McCREDIE, Andrew, 55
McDonald, Archibald, 21
McGILLIVRAY, Alexander, 129
McGIRT, Daniel, 45
McGOWN, Alexander, 37
Mcintosh, George, 68, 155
McINTOSH, Capt. John, 98
Mcintosh, John, Jr., 104, 151
McINTOSH, Gen. Lachlan, 68, 105, 120,
McINTOSH, Col. William, Jr., 98
McIVER, John, 55
MACKAY, James, 31
MACK AY, Robert, 106
MACKAY, Robert, Jr., 106
MACKAY, Mrs. Robert, Jr., 106
McKENZIE, John, 157
McNEAL, James, 157
McQUEEN, John (Don Juan), 106
McQueen, John, Jr., 106
McQUEEN, Mrs. John, Jr., see Margaret
McINTOSH County, agriculture, 98
MAD TURKEY (Indian), 172
MADISON, Fort, 48
MADISON, James, 6
MARSHALL, John, 89
MARTIN, Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall, 107
MARTIN, John, 6, 108
MARTIN, Thomas, 107
MARYLAND, General Assembly, 87
MAUVE, Matthew, 31
MATHEWS, George, 6, 55, 109, 131,
MATLACK, Timothy, 1 10
MEDICAL history, 94
MELVIN, George, 81
MERIWETHER, Joel, 157; autographs,
MIDDLETON, Mrs. John, 129
MIGRATION legend of Creek Indians,
MILITARY affairs, 85, 88, 96, 1 16
MILITARY stores, 75
MILLEDGE, John, 111, 119
MILLER, Joseph, 55
MILLER, Mr., 167
MILTON, John, autograph, 131
MINIS, Abigail, 113
MINIS, PhiHp, 113
MINIS family, 113
MITCHELL, David Brydie, 1 14
MOODIE, Benjamin, 129
MOON, Captain, 176
MOORE, Fort, 41
MOORE, Francis, 1 19
MOORE, Susannah BoUon, 1 15
MORRIS, Robert, 110, 162
MOSSMAN, James, 114
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
MOULTRIE, Alexander, 129, 144
MOULTRIE, Gen. William, 140
MULBERRY Grove Plantation, 24
MUNRO, Colonel, 142
NEGROES, possibility of using as troops,
66; see also Slaves
NEPOMMENE, de Quesada see Quesada
NEW YORK, business, 2; fortification
of, 3 (2)
NICOLL, Abimael Youngs, 1 16
NOEL, John Y., 90, 109, 117
NORRIS, Archer, 6
NORTH CAROLINA, recruiting in, 20
NUTT, John, 83
OATLANDS Plantation ,N.J., 170
O'FALLON, James, 118
OFFICERS, Board of General see Board
of General Officers
OGLETHORPE, James Edward, 119
OLD TOSSELL (Cherokee Chief), 6
OSBORNE, Henry, 118
OTIS, Samuel A., 174
OWENS, Owen, 55
PAGE, William, 90
PALMER, Thomas, 154
PANTON & FORBES, see Forbes,
PARSONS, Edwin, collection, 120
PAYNE, Robert, 4
PAYNE, William, 129
PENDLETON, Nathaniel, 146
PERRAULT, Hyacinte, 109
PETIT DE VILLERS, Francois-Didier,
PHYSICIANS, 44, 94, 102, 118
PICKENS, Gen. Andrew, 6
PINCKNEY, Gen. Charles Cotesworth,
PINCKNEY, Maj. Thomas, 129
PINDER, William, 166
PINE lands, 65, 72, 118
PLANTATION, Journal, 97; manage-
ment, 97, 104; Virginia, 107, see also
names of individual plantations
POLLY, schooner, 89
PORT ROYAL, S.C, 92
PORTER, Margaret, 124
PORTER, Thomas, 123
PRESTON, Henry, 125
PRESTON, William, 126
PREVOST, Gen. Augustin, 27, 92
PRINCE, Thomas, 46
PRINCE GEORGE, Fort, 126
PRINCE GEORGE, HMS, 120
PRISONERS of war, see Revolutionary
War, prisoners of war
PUBLIC accounts, 63
PULASKI, Gen. Casimir, 102, 127
PUTNAM, Henry, 11
QUESADA, Juan Nepommene de, 6
QUINN, Richard, 171
RASBERRY, Thomas, 128
READ, Jacob, 129
RECRUITING, in North Carolina, 20;
REES, David, 79
REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 5,11, 50, 80,
85, 92, 96, 101, 105; deserters, 93;
prisoners of war, 26, 82, 1 20
REYNOLDS, John, 130
RHODE ISLAND, militia, 8
RICE, exporting, 145; growing, 98; mill,
RICHELIEU, Marechal de, autograph,
RICHMOND Academy, 162
RICHMOND and KEW Plantation, 165,
ROBERTSON, James, 55, 131
ROBERTSON, William, 129
ROGERS, Thomas, 172
ROSE, Alexander, 129
ROSS, David, 160
RUSH, Dr. Benjamin (?), 78
RUSSELL, Peter, 7
RUTLEDGE, John, 66
SAGO powder, 83
ST. AUGUSTINE expedition, 1 19
ST. CATHERINES Island, 1 1
ST. CECELIA Society, Charleston, 129
ST. JOHN, Fort, 90
ST. MARYS, fortification of, 109
ST. SIMONS Island, 97
S/4Z.Z.y. ship, 141
SANDY CREEK expedition, 126
SAPELO Island, 145
SAUNDERS, Captain, 174
SAUNDERS, Fort, 21
SAUNDERS, R. P., 129
SAVANNAH; bank, proposed, 133;
business, 2, 24, 25, 33, 36, 83, 89,
90, 94, 113, 115, 121, 128, 154;
capture of 1778, 79, 80, 99;
return of British, killed and woun-
ded, 17; capture of 1782, 165; Com-
missioners of Claims, 28; Com-
missioners of Pilotage, 29; Court
House, 125; defenses and for-
tifications, 7, 93, 109; education, 3
(4); fire of 1796, 84, 117; Grand Jury,
132; merchants and planters, 133;
port, 5; port records, 134; Siege of
CHECKLIST OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MANUSCRIPTS
SAVANNAH River, 120
SCARBROUGH, William, 135
SCHERMERHORN, Capt. John (?), 120
SCHLEY, Michael, 53
SCHWEIGER, George, 14
SCOTT, Aquila, 65
SCOTT, Dr., 153
SCOTT, John B., 160
SCREVEN, James, 136
SCREVEN, John, 47
SCREVEN, Richard Bedon. 47
SCREVEN County, Grand Jury, 137
SEAGROVE, James, 109
SEA Island cotton, see Cotton
SIEXAS, Lt. Abraham Mendes (?), 14
SHARON Plantation, 3 (3)
SHEPHERDESS, ship, 134
SHEFTALL, Levi, 120, 138
SHEFTALL, Mordecai, 139
SHEFTALL, Moses, 138
SHEFTALL, Sheftali, 140
SHELMAN, Michael, 53
SILVER BLUFF, S.C, 49
SIMMONS, James M., 162
SIMONS, Thomas, 129
SIMPSON, John, 171
SLAVES, lists and values, 9, 18, 97, 105,
148; see also Negroes
SIMS, Benjamin, 55
SIMS, Charles, 77
SLOAN, Sir Hans, 119
SMITH, Timeon, 141
SOCIETY of the Cincinnati in the State
of Georgia, 105, 120, 142
SOLOMON'S Lodge, A & FM, 143
SOUTH CAROLINA, banishment and
confiscation, 101; Continental curren-
cy, 154; description of, 126; list of
grants south of the Altamaha, 105
SOUTH CAROLINA Yazoo Co., 144
SPALDING, James, 145
STALLINGS, Col. James, 166
STEPHENS, William, 62, 146
STEVENS, Edward, 147
STEVENS, William, 79
STEWART, Col. Daniel, 6, 98
STEWART, Josiah, 147
STILES, Samuel, 148
STIRK, Samuel, 40, 90, 149, 157
STITH, William, 72
STOUF, Isadore, 109
STUART, James, 129
STUART, John, 150
STUART, Sarah (Mrs. John), 150
SUGAR cane, 98
SUTCLIFFE, John, 151
TAARLING, Peter, 79, 152
TAIT, Daniel, 14
TALIAFERRO, Benjamin, 62
TATTNALL, Josiah, 11, 153
Maurice de, 120
TELFAIR, Edward, 11, 24, 25, 31, 58,
154, 157; see also Clay, Telfair & Co.,
Cowper and Telfairs
TELFAIR, William, 31
TENNILLE, Benjamin, 72
THIGPEN, W., Jr.,78
THOMAS, Ab., 142
TORIES, trouble with, 70
TORRENCE, John, 59
TREUTLEN, John Adam, 155
TUFTS, Francis, 65
TUFTS, Gardner, 65
TURNBULL, Nicol, 156
TWIGGS, Gen. John, 157
TYBEE lighthouse, 132
U.S. Customs, 158; militia, 159
VERELST, Harman, 119
VINCENT, Hannah (Mrs. Thomas), 129
VIRGINIA, description, 126
VIRGINIA Yazoo Company, 160
WALDBURGER, Jacob, 55
WALKER, George, 55
WALL, Samuel, 2
WALLACE, John, 161
WALTON, George, 72, 79, 81, 162
WAMBERSIE, Emanuel, 55
WAND, John, 163
WARDELL, Capt. George, 120
WASHINGTON, George, 164; auto-
graph, 5, 9 (facsimile), 42, 103
WATKINS, F., 160
WATT, Alexander, 34
WATTS, Charles, 149
WATTS, John, 157, 160
WAYNE, Gen. Athhony, 6, 165, 166
WAYNE, Richard, 55, 166
WEATHERFORD, Charles, 6
WEBB, Samuel M., 142
WEMYSS, Elizabeth, 124
WEMYSS, George, 124
WEMYSS, Margaret Feiggins, 124
WEMYSS, William, 124
WEREAT, John, 24, 99, 167
WESLEY, Rev. Charles, 69
WESLEY, Rev. John, 69, 132
WHATLEY, Samuel, 59
WHITBY, ship, 27
WHITE, Anthony Walton, 1 1
WHITE, Col. John, 80, 81, 168
WHITEFIELD, Rev. George, 69, 86
WHITE OAK Plantation, 59
WHITNEY, Eli, 169
WILLIAM, ship, 83
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WILLIAMSON, William, 12
WINN, John, 14
WINN, Richard, 6
WINSTANLY, Thomas, 129
WOOD, Solomon, 6
WOODRUFF, Aaron Dickinson, 170
WOODRUFF, George Whitefield, 170
WRIGHT, Alexander, 171
WRIGHT, Sir James, 14, 52, 101, 171,
WYLLY, Richard, 173
YAZOO speculation, 6, 55, 65, 144, 146,
160, 166, 174
YORKTOWN, battle and surrender, 15
YOUNG, Charles, 175
YOUNG, Isaac, 10, 132
YOUNG, Martha, 10
YOUNG, Thomas, 55
YOUNG, William, 12, 143
YOUNG Ladies and Misses, Academy for
in Savannah, 3 (4)
ZUBLY, Rev. John Joachim, 176
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