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STATE OF GBORGIA 



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ALLEN D. CANDLER 



VOLUME VI 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE PRESIDENT 
A_N,D. ASSISTAI^TS 

PROM 

October 12, 1741, to October 30, 1754 



ATLANTA, GA. 

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COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in Georgia from October the 12"* 1741 to 
December the 31"* 1741. both inclusive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October 12"* 1 741. 

Present Will" Stephens President. 
Henry Parker '^ 
Thomas Tones ( . - ^ ^ 
JohnFallowfieldfAss'st^ts- 
Samuel Marcer J 

The general Instructions for the President and Assistants of 
the County of Savannah were read And also publick Instructions 
to the President of the said County. 

It being proposed that during the Vacancy which there is at 
present of a legal Minister to supply the Offices of the Church and 
no Person qualified to read the Divine Service, appearing at pres- 
ent, It was recommended to every one of the Board to consider 
if they could find out any Person fitly qualified and to recom- 
mend such at the next Meeting. 

Notice being taken that Abram DeLeon has absented himself 
for several Months past from the Colony as is supposed with a 
Design of not returning, whereby great Damage may probably 
accrue to a considerable Number of Vines formerly by him 
planted, and which now lie wholly neglected, It is recommended 
to M' Thomas Jones to find out a proper Person amongst the 
German Servants to watch and look carefully after the said Vines, 
for the Benefit of the Trust, who are interested therein, he the 
said DeLeon having received large Sums of Money from them 



4 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

for the Propagation of such Vines; which now lie exposed to 
Destruction. 

A Petition of Hugh Rose Surveyor was presented setting 
forth, that he had surveyed the Lands &c, at Ebenezer and de- 
siring that his Demand for the said Survey might be paid him. 
It is ordered that the said Rose do bring an Attestation from the 
Reverend M*" Bolzius or other proper Vouchers for what is sur- 
veyed and to give an Account of what is not finished, before any 
Answer can be given to his Petition. 

A Petition of Jannet Grant was presented setting forth her be- 
ing very sick and weak and in Want of Necessaries Ordered that 
five Shillings be given her for her present Relief until farther 
Consideration of her Case. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October the i6'** 1741. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Thomas Jones ) Assistants. 
Samuel Marcer ) 

Michael Bourghalter of Hampstead having requested that a 
Grant of five hundred Acres of Land may be made to him, for 
Benefit of himself and his numerous Family (which consists of 
five Sons and two Daughters, one of which is likewise married) 
he intending immediately to raise and build a Water Mill for 
grinding Com, there being a proper Run of Water witliin the 
said five hundred Acres whereon he may erect the Same, and We 
knowing the said Michael Bourghalter to have a good Genius for 
such Undertaking and withal having approved himself to be a 
very industrious Man ; We have thought proper to comply witli 
his Request, so farr as in Us lies, by allowing him to make a Be- 
ginning thereon, without any further Loss of Time, not doubt- 
ing but the Trust upon the Same being duly represented, will 
Order such a Grant to be made ; his Intention and Design being 
to make a Division of the afpresaid Land in such Proportion 
amongst his Sons and Daughters that the good and bad Land 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 6 

may be divided amongst them so, as he the said Bourghalter shall 
see meet : This Land he now desires lying by Computation two 
Miles or upwards South East from Hampstead, where he and 
his Family have for five Years past well cultivated and improved 
two fifty Acre Lotts which they never design to forsake or cast 
away. 

Pursuant to the Direction of this Board at the last Meeting in 
Relation to M' DeLeon and his Vines; Christian Levenburgh 
was recommended, who being approved of, was appointed to take 
Care of the said Vines. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October the 22^ 1741. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Thomas Tones I . . ^ ^ 
John Fallowfield > Assistants 

Samuel Marcer ^ 

Complaint having been made that John Burton one of the 
Tythingmen had in divers Instances misbehaved and acted con- 
trary to the Duty of his Office, and that he hath also frequently 
spoken contemptuously of the Honourable the Trustees and their 
Authority, and hath insulted some of the Magistrates when in 
the Execution of their Office, and by such Practices given great 
Disturbance to the Peace and Quiet of this Town, more especially 
in divers publick Assemblies, endeavoring to expose and Ridicule 
such Matters as were the Occasional Subject of their Meeting, 
whereby he gave great Offence to many well disposed Persons 
Therefore it is ordered that the said John Burton be discharged 
from the said Office of Tythingman, and that John Milledge be 
appointed by the President to succeed him. 

Henry Green applied to have Liberty of exchanging his Town 
Lott N** 8 in Vernon Tything Heathcotte Ward for late Vickery's 
Lott N** 10 in La Roche Tything in the same Ward, which is 
agreed to. 



6 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

John Robe having requested that the Lott N"* 4 late Levy's in 
the first Tything of the Upper New Ward be granted him It is 
so agreed. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October 2^^ 1741. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Henry Parker 1 

Thomas Jones \ Assistants 

Samuel Marcer J 

M' Jones having represented that since the twelfth Instant 
when this Board allowed Jannet Grant five Shillings for her Re- 
lief, She died, and that he paid for her funeral Expence eleven 
Shillings, which in the Whole makes sixteen Shillings, It is al- 
lowed. 

M" Camuse making Application to this Board, and claiming 
the Sum of Twenty nine Pounds six Shillings and eleven Pence 
half Penny, as a Ballance due to her for her Service in Winding 
Silk from September the 29"* 1739 to Michaelmas 1741 as by 
an Account she then produced : It \yas agreed that the Commis- 
sioner should examine the said Accounts and report the Same at 
the next Meeting. 

A Petition of John Lyndall Pinder was presented setting forth 
many Grievances which he complained of and which are of such 
a Nature that requires farther Consideration. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah November the 5*** 1741. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Thomas Jones 1 
John Fallowfield \ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Samuel Lyon, and John Erinxman having petitioned, that they 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 7 

might have each fifty Acres of Land South East of Hampstead 
adjoining to the Tract lately granted to Michael Bourghalter It 
is agreed to. 

M" Camuse having brought an Account drawn by her of her 
Demands for the two last Years, whereby she claims the Sum of 
Twenty nine Pounds six Shillings and eleven Pence half Penny 
to be due to her on Ballance, but the same not appearing to be 
reasonable from what we were informed was estimated by the 
Trustees, We apprehended we ought not to comply with; but 
imagining she was disposed to set too great a Value upon her 
Service, at a Time when possibly another might not be readily 
found to supply her Place in the Silk Manufacture It was there- 
fore judged proper for the Sake of keeping her Quiet 'till the 
Trustees Pleasure could be farther known that the above said 
Sum of Twenty nine Pounds six Shillings and eleven Pence half 
Penny should be paid her, not as a Ballance due, but as Money 
received on Account in general; which Sum the President will 
pay her, out of Money imprest to him according to the Instruc- 
tions of the Trustees And Mess" Fallowfield and Marcer are de- 
sired to acquaint her therewith. 

Proposals of Thomas Ellis relating to surveying Land referred 
to next Meeting. 

Petition of Joseph Fitzwalter for a Tract of Land on Wilming- 
ton Island, referred to next Meeting. 

Petition of Samuel Clee for a Town Lott referred to next Meet- 
ing. 

Petition of John Rae ditto referred to next Meeting. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah November ii"" 1741. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
John Fallowfield > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Information having been made yesterday, by two of the Bay- 



8 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

liffs that they had Reason to believe, a certain Box wherein Writ- 
ings were contained of great Moment for the Use of the Publick, 
and which said Box was deposited at the Store by the Advice of 
the Magistrates, believing it to be a Place of safe Custody, for 
the same, and which said Box the aforesaid Bayliffs were of 
Opinion was broke open by the Allowance or Approbation of M' 
Thomas Jones Keeper of the Stores there ; And whereas the said 
M' Jones having Notice yesterday from the President & Assist- 
ants that it would be needfull for his and their Vindication to 
make strict Enquiry into the Truth of the Premises ; and a Pro- 
posal ensuing that the said President and Assistants would meet 
at nine of the Clock the next Morning to make such Enquiry, 
which the said M*" Jones readily consented to: In pursuance of 
the said Appointment the Persons abovenamed did meet this Day 
expecting M' Jones to have joined them, but upon sending the 
Clerk to him to know whether he would come or not, he an- 
swered, "let them come here;" whereupon the President sent a 
second Time to desire his Company at the usual Place of Meet- 
ing, but his Answer now was in a peremtory Manner to the said 
Clerk Viz^ Do they think I have nothing to do but to come after 
them, let them come here if they have amind. Whereupon the 
President and Assistants proceeded to make due Enquiry, and 
sending for Thomas Bailey a Smith they took his Affidavit as 
follows. As likewise the Affidavit of William Russel, which also 
follows. 

Thomas Bailey of the Town of Savannah being duly sworn 
deposed that about three Weeks agoe as near as he can remember 
a Boy came from M*" Jones to his House (he being from Home) 
and acquainted his Wife that M*" Jones desired to speak with him 
at the Stores, accordingly as soon as he came home, he went to 
the Store where he did not see M*" Jones, but was told by Francis 
Harris that he must open a Box, which Box this Deponent now 
sees and averrs to be the same Box, and farther saith that he was 
directed by M*" Harris aforesaid to take the said Box home with 
him and open both the Locks, to mend one Key and make a new 
one to the other. That accordingly he did take the said Box home 
with him and M' Francis Harris and M' William Russel were 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 9 

then in Company with him at his Shop, but he meeting with some 
Difficulties could not open it while they staid but in a little while 
after they were gone he did so; and finding in the said Box a 
Bundle of written Papers, together with several Loose Papers 
and a large Pockett Book, he carried them all to M*" Jones's 
Dwelling House, where he found William Russel aforesaid and 
delivered all the Writings and Papers with the Book aforesaid to 
him, and about four or five oClock in the Afternoon, he carried 
the said Box with the Locks so mended, as he was ordered to the 
Stores, and setting it down, acquainted Francis Harris and Wil- 
liam Russel therewith and then went about his Business And 
this Deponent farther saith That about ten Days agoe as near as 
he can remember he carried in his Bill for Work done to the 
Stores, where he was paid in full of the said Bill, and wherein 
he had charged two Shillings and six Pence for what Work he 
had done about the aforesaid Box, and furthermore this Depo- 
nent saith not. 

Sworn before the President and ] his 

Assistants above mentioned the > Thomas -f Bailey 

ii'*" of November 1741. J Mark 

William Russell Clerk to M*" Jones being duly sworn, deposed, 
That some time about three Weeks agoe he this Deponent with 
M' Francis Harris delivered by order of M*" Jones a Box with 
two Locks containing written Papers in Relation to the Estates 
of Persons deceased to Thomas Baily a Smith in Order to have 
the same broke open; who meeting with some Difficulty in the 
Store to do it, carried it home to his Shop and after he had broke 
it open, he carried the Papers to M' Jones's House and delivered 
them to this Deponent and afterwards brought the Box to the 
Store with a new Key made to one of the Locks, and farther this 
Deponent saith not 

Sworn before the President and As- 1 o- j ^irn- t^ 
sistants the 11^^ of November 1741. / ^^gned William Russell 

P. M. The above named Gentlemen being again met and M' 
Jones not appearing, they sent to the Store for another Box con- 
taining the Orphans Acco* to which three Locks had been affixed. 



10 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Keys of which Locks were understood to be, one in the Hands 
of Henry Parker, one in the Hands of Thomas Jones, and one in 
the Hands of Edward Jenkins, which said Keys being called for 
Two were produced Namely one from Henry Parker and one 
from William Ewen Attorney to Edward Jenkins in his Absence, 
but the third which was expected' from M*" Jones, ( it being many 
Months under his Custody at the Store) being demanded, he de- 
nied to have ever had it, which created some Suspicition least 

(BIC) 

this Box should have met with foul Play in the Opening as the 
other had, whereupon sending again for a Smith, to open this 
Box, and finding some Difficulty in opening, it was observed that 
that Lock which M^ Jones was supposed to have the Key of, was 
unlocked : and William Ewen Attorney to Edward Jenkins being 
present and asked what Books or Papers he had in his Custody of 
Edward Jenkins's relating to the Orphans, he produced one Book 
containing several Sheets of Paper, said to be written by Henry 
Garret, but the Originals from whence Henry Garret got them, 
were not to be found in the Box, where it was apprehended they 
might be, nor could we yet discern how or which Way they came 
to be missing. The Clerk was again sent to M*" Jones at the 
Stores to demand of him all Papers which he knew of to be in his 
Custody that had been taken out of the first Box, to whom Wil- 
liam Russell by M' Jones's Order delivered a Bundle of Papers of 
various kinds with the Pockett Book, all which we were told were 
the same entire Papers which were taken out by the Smith when 
he opened the Box as aforesaid. 

M^ Causton being sent for and examined (but not upon Oath) 
said upon Perusal of some of those Papers, that he believ'd there 
were several other Acco^ of Effects of deceased Persons ought to 
have been found which he now saw missing. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 11 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah November the 12^** 1741. 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
John Fallowfield > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

M' Jones was sent for who now came and produced some Pa- 
pers in Relation to the Estate of William Wise, and being farther 
asked, if he knew of any Papers relating to the Estate of Thomas 
Fawsett deceased, his Answer was that they were delivered to 
Fawsetts Creditors by Order of the Court, which made it need- 
full to referr to the Record Book of the Court, to look for the 
said Order, when the Chest wherein the said Book was kept at 
the Stores, was found locked with two Locks, but one of the Keys 
lost, whereupon the Smith was again sent for, to open the said 
Chest, which he did : And M' Causton now attending by Appoint- 
ment, M^ Jones was desired* to withdraw during M' Causton's 
delivering what he had to say : who repeated in a great Measure 
what he said yesterday, persisting in the same Opinion, that there 
must be divers Accounts missing of the Accounts of the Deceased, 
and likewise some Books and Papers and an Account of the Or- 
phans, (but he was not upon Oath). 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah November 19^** 1741. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
John Fallowfield 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants. 



Pursuant to the General Instructions to the President and As- 
sistants, that the Sum of one hundred Pounds be imprest to the 
Presidents sole Disposal It is hereby ordered that the said Sum 



12 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

be imprest to the said President, for which he is to account in the 
manner directed in the said Instructions. 

Upon reading over the above named general Instructions, for 
the President and Assistants of the County of Savannah, and 
particular Notice being taken now at this Time, as well as at 
former Meetings, by several Gentlemen, of two Clauses relating 
to the Issuing or disposing of publick Money, which Clauses are 
in the Words following. 

"No publick Money whatever shall be issued or otherwise 
"disposed of than by Warrant imder the Hand and Seal of the 
"President by and with the Advice and Consent of the Assistants 
"in Councill assembled or the Major Part, and the President to 
"send Monthly Accounts of such Issues and for what particular 
"Services. 

"No public Debts to be incurred, no Encouragement promised 
"that may preate Expence, no Exceedings of the Estimate suf- 
"fered, or diverting of appropriated Sums to particular Uses, ex- 
"cept by Direction of the Trustees first obtained, on Pain of their 
"being liable to repay or make good the Same who shall sign such 
"Warrant excepting in such Cases as shall be hereafter specified. 

From whence some Difficulties do arise about the true Intent 
and Meaning of the Honourable the Trustees ; It is therefore rec- 
ommended to the President to represent the same to their Hon- 
ours, and to desire their Explanation thereof, to prevent any Mis- 
takes that may arise for want of being thoroughly infonr.ed. 

In farther Pursuance of the above named Instructions It is 
hereby appointed that the four Days hereafter named, be the cer- 
tain Days whereon four general Courts only shall meet within 
the Space of one Year for dispatch of Publick Business (to wit) 
The seventh Day of July (being the Anniversary of opening the 
first Court at Savannah) the twentieth of October, the twenty 
eight of January, and the first of May. 

A Petition of James Anderson was some time since presented 
to this Board, desiring to have a Grant of five hundred Acres of 
Land lying South East from the Farm Lotts adjoining to Thun- 
derbolt, which Farm Lotts belong to the Township of Savannah ; 
and knowing the said James Anderson to be an industrious Man 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 13 

and well disposed to cultivate Land and withal a Man of Sub- 
stance We do as farr as in us lies grant him his Request in order 
to be confirmed by the Trustees, and a Grant made thereof under 
the same Conditions with others. 

The Petition of Samuel Lyon and his Wife, and John Erinx- 
man and his Wife, which were presented at a Meeting on the 5*^ 
of this Month, were now taken again into Consideration and it 
appearing that John Erinxman and his Wife, and the Wife of 
Samuel Lyon had been indented Servants to the Trustees and 
served out their Times whereby they were entitled to a certain 
Donation ordered by the Trust It is therefore determined that 
tliey be supplied in due time with what the Trustees have been 
pleased to order, particularly a Sum not exceeding twenty Shil- 
ling for working Tools for each Family. 

The Proposals of Thomas Ellis ascertaining the Cost of sur- 
veying Land, for such as have settled, or are inclinable to settle, 
within the County of Savannah, being duly considered, are 
agreed to. 

A Petition of Elizabeth Bowling Widow which was presented 
to this Board on the 11"^ Instant (was now again considered) set- 
ting forth her bad State of Health, which requires the whole At- 
tendance of her Daughter upon her, & therefore deprives her said 
Daughter of the means of getting any thing towards her own or 
her Mothers Support Therefore 'tis ordered that the Sum of 
twenty Shillings be allowed her, including the two Shillings and 
six Pence already given her for her Support, for a Month com- 
mencing the 12^ Instant. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December the 3*^ 1741. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Thomas Jones > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Thomas Morris having applied to this Board for a Town Lott, 



14 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

and desiring the Lott N** 3 in the third Tything in the Lower New 
Ward It is agreed to under the same Conditions with others. 

A Motion being made in Relation to issuing of Money for the 
Publick Service (now in the Presidents Hands) some Doubts 
arising thereupon, It was deferred for a farther Consideration till 
to Morrow Morning. 

John Clark having petitioned this Board for a Town Lott, and 
it appearing that He and his Wife were both aged People, and 
infirm, and more likely to become a Charge to the Colony than a 
Benefit, It was rejected : But upon Consideration of his several 
Days Attendance and importunate Desire to settle here (in Order 
to which he had voluntarily taken on himself to begin a little 
Clearance of Ground) and withall being a very poor Man and 
necessitous, It was thought proper to order him the Sum of 
Twenty Shillines as an Act of Charity. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 4"* 1741. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker ] 
Thomas Jones V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Consideration of the Motion that was made yesterday re- 
/ating to the issuing of Money was reasumed and being now fully 

(sic) 

satisfied, from a Letter which the President lately received from 
the Trustees of their true Intent and Meaning in a certain Clause 
in the Instructions given by Them to the President and Assistants, 
v/hich Clause we apprehend had a doubtfull Interpretation at the 
Time of the President and Assistants in Council met on the 19*** 
of November last, We do therefore now order and appoint that 
the Sum of fifty Pounds be immediately issued for and towards 
the Expence of the Current Service, more particularly relating to 
the Beacon now erecting at Tybee, the Expence of M' Averys 
carrying on his Survey, the Weekly Pay of the Trusts Servants, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 15 

and divers other incident Expences in pursuance of the last Esti- 
mate And it is likewise ordered that the Sum of twenty five 
Pounds more be issued in Sola Bills for the Payment of M' Vi- 
gera pursuant to the Trustees Orders, and also the farther Sum 
of twenty five Pounds towards defraying the Charges of landing 
and conveying the Several Passengers and Goods brought over 
by Cap" Lemon as ordered. 

The President recommended Thomas Salter to be Constable in 
the Room of Andrew Duchee, who formerly was in that Office, 
but none appointed since, and the said Salter was very well ap- 
proved of. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 5"* 1741. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Thomas Jones > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Upon perusing the several Orders from the Trustees lately re- 
ceived by the President, We think it necessary that the Sum of six 
hundred and four Pounds fiveteen Shillings and five Pence be 
forthwith issued in Sola Bills. Viz* £141..!. .3 towards the Subsist- 
ance of the Saltzburghers, £igy..i4,.2 towards the Subsistance of 
the Highlanders, and £266 for Payment to the Swiss and Ger- 
mans now arrived in the Europa in Pursuance of the said Order. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Decemlxr the 17"" 1741. 

Present. Wiir Stephens President. 
Henry Parker ^ 
Thomas Jones I a • i. i. 
John Fallowfield f Assistants. 

Samuel Marcer J 
The President acquainting the Board that he had received a 



16 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Letter from General Oglethorpe signifying his Pleasure that the 
Lott late M"" Kellaways should be granted to the youngest Son of 
James Papott a Minor under the Age of two Years, for that the 
said Kellaway, as M' Papott informed his Excellence, died with- 
out any Heirs, The Gentlemen now present did inform the said 
President that they were well assured the said Kellaway had 
Heirs both Male and Female, whereupon it would be advisable 
that the President should acquaint his Excellency therewith. 

The President having also communicated to this Board, the 
Contents of another Letter received by him from General Ogle- 
thorpe signifying his Pleasure that the Money ordered by the 
Trustees to be paid the Switzers on their Arrival should be de- 
livered unto M*" Frederick Holzendroff (whom the General had 

(Sic) 

sent hither for that Purpose from Frederica) in order that he the 
said M*" Holzendroff might pay the same to the People, and there- 
by be the better enabled to prevail with them to leave this Place 
and go to Frederica It is the Opinion of this Board that the 
President do pursue his first Orders received from the Trust with- 
out Variation therefrom. 

Simon Gary and Christian Levenburgh Planters having in- 
formed this Board that there are among the Switzers lately ar- 
rived, two Children (Orphans) whose Parents died in the Pas- 
sage, that are now sick and in a very weak Condition, having no 
Body to take Care of or relieve them, therefore the said Gary and 
Levenburgh are desirous and willing, to take Care of and provide 
for them as if they were their own Children untill they arrive at 
such an Age as shall be judged proper. It is ordered that Leven- 
burgh takes the Boy ; and Gary the Girl, and that an Inventory be 
forthwith taken of the Goods contained in a Chest belonging to 
the said Orphans by one of the Tythingmen. 

M*" Causton having requested that the Sum of thirty six 
Pounds and eleven Shillings remaining unpaid to him of the 
Bounty on Com ordered by General Oglethorpe in the Year 1739 
might be paid him in Order to enable him to go on in Planting, 
and it appearing to this Board that his Demand for the said 
Bounty, as also the Demands of several others in this Colony, for 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 17 

the same Bounty are not yet satisfied to the Amount of £257.. 
15..2, and there being no Provision made for the Payment of 
these Claims, It is thought proper that the President do lay the 
Matter before the Trustees for their Direction therein. 

A Petition was presented by Edward Bush, Peter Morelle, 
Joseph Wardrobe, John Penrose, Andrew Duchee, and Thomas 
Ormston, requesting that 500 Acres of Land each on Hutchinson's 
Island, be granted them, they promising to clear and cultivate the 
same, We are of Opinion that the Trustees having reserved that 
Island for peculiar Uses, therefore it would not be proper for us, 
to grant any Land upon the said Island, without particular In- 
struction from the said Trustees. 

A Petition of Samuel Clee (of November the 5*** was again 
taken into Consideration) for the Town Lott No 2 in the first 
Tything of the Lower New Ward; which is agreed to and he is 
to take Possession of the same. 

A Petition of the German Inhabitants of the Town of Savan- 
nah was presented, requesting that they might be allow'd to have 
M' Bartholomew Zoubebiller to be their Minister to preach unto 

and instruct them in the Christian Faith, the same was approved 
of, and consented to, they satisfying him for his Time and Trou- 
ble therein: We having no Power from the Trustees, to allow 
him any Stipend or Salary. 

The Petition of John Milledge and John Norton Wright (was 
again taken into Consideration) requesting to have each 500 
Acres of Land on an Island call'd Whitmarsh The Board was of 
Opinion that they being both young Men and having no visible 
Substance wherewith to cultivate the Same at present, we appre- 
hend they would be better employ'd in cultivating the Lands be- 
longing to their Town Lotts yet awhile until they had required a 
better Competency for such an Undertaking. 

Thomas Salter having petitioned this Board for a Grant of 500 
Acres of Land lying on the South Side of Savannah River about 
three Miles below the Town call'd Dawbuss's Island, It is grant- 
ed that Possession be given him of the said Island so as it does 

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not exceed 5CX) Acres to hold the same upon Lease or on such 
other Terms, as the Trustees shall direct. 

The President proposing John Norton Wright to be Tything- 
man of Moores and Hucks Tything Percival Ward in the Room 
of Thomas Salter, who is lately made Constable, It is agreed to. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December i8'^ 1741 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Thomas Jones I Assistants 
John FallowTield 
Samuel Marcer ^ 

It was agreed that the Sum of two hundred Pounds be issued 
to pay the Salaries and other Expences ending the 25"" of Decem- 
ber being one Quarter. 

Whereas there appears to be several Arrears due by the Esti- 
mate to Persons in the Southern Division of the Colony and that 
M*" Jones is going to Frederica, It is agreed that the Sum of two 
hundred Pounds be issued and delivered to M' Jones in order to 
make Payment to such Persons whose Salaries remain unpaid, 
And that he as soon as conveniently, do transmit an Account to 
this Board of what Payments he shall make, and render an Ac- 
count of what farther Sums may be due to compleat the Estimate 
to Christmas next. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December the 28^** 1741. 

Present. WilP Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Thomas Jones I a • <. i. 
John Faliowfield > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer ^ 

Gasper Herback and his Wife who served their Time of Inden- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 19 

ture with M' Thomas Causton. Jacob Herback and his Wife who 
served their Times with Abram DeLeon, having applied to us for 
a Grant of fifty Acres of Land each Family, South of Hampstead 
near adjoining to Land lately granted to Erinxman and Lyon, 
And also five Families of the German Switzers lately arrived, 
being likewise desirous to have Lands adjoining to the aforesaid 
Gasper and Jacob Herback, whose Names are, Christopher Burge- 
meister, Hans Joakim Schad, Rodolph Burgie aged 19 Years and 
his Sister, Hans Stutz, and Nicholas Haner. It is ordered that 
Thomas Ellis do forthwith run out and give Possession of seven 
fifty Acre Lotts to the aforesaid seven Families according' to their 
Requests. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December the 31"* 1741. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
John Fallowfield 
Samuel Marcer 



> Assistants. 



A Letter containing Proposals of M" Camuse, relating to the 
Salary she demanded for windinq^ Silk v/as read. 

Joseph Barker the Cowpen Keeper at Ebenezer, having peti- 
tioned that the Sum of seventy nine Pounds and sixteen Shillings 
which he alledges to be due to him as Arrears, of the Salary and 
Allowance promised him by General Oglethorpe and M' Thomas 
Causton in the Year 1737, might be paid him, but no such Prom- 
ise made him appearing, and the same being thought unreasona- 
ble. It was recommended to M*" Jones to enquire into the Affair, & 
Report the same as soon as conveniently he can. 

David Cunningham having petitioned this Board to have the 
Charge and take Care of the Ship Caesar in the Room of Walter 
Fox deceased It was ordered that the said Cunningham do take 
Care' of and look after the said Ship, As also take Care of and 



20 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

fire the great Guns of this Town on the same Terms and Condi- 
tions as Walter Fox did. 

Andrew Duchee (after having cut Wood upon Hutchison's 
Island several Days and being forbid) this Day petitioned this 
Board that he might have leave to cut Ash Wood upon the said 
Island to bum Earthem Ware with ; His Petition was rejected. 

Hans Ulrick Peltz and Ezekiel StoU, being German Switzers 
lately arrived, petitioned that they might have Lands near Her- 
back and others of their Countrymen before mentioned the Same 
is allowed. 

A Petition of Isaac Gibbs was presented desiring to have a 
Boat for the Use of the Inhabitants at Abercom. To be farther 
considered of. 

Joseph Fitzwalter petitioned to be Wharfinger and Vendue 
Master in the Room of Walter Fox ; which is agreed to. 

The President proposing that John Wright at present Tything- 
man of Moores and Hucks's Tything in Percival Ward, do suc- 
ceed Walter Fox lately deceased, in Wilmington and Jeykyll 
Tything Derby Ward, And that Thomas Bailey do succeed John 
Wright as Tythingman of Moores and Hucks's Tything in Per- 
cival Ward. It is agreed to. 



Copy of Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Commencingvthe ii^** of Feb'' 1741 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Feb'' 11*^ 1741. 

Present; W°* Stephens Presid* 
Hen^ Parker 1 
Jn« Fallowfield \ Ass^ 
Sam: Marcer J 

Jos : Fitzwalter having Petitioned this Board desiring the Rates 
of Wharfage for all kinds of Merchandize to be Ascertained — It 
was agreed in manner following; For all Pipes Hhds, Butts & 
Rice Barrils 2* each — All other Casks Cases or Boxes of what 
kind soever under the abovementioned at i* each — For all Loose 



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GcK)ds Viz* Cheese i* ^ Hundred w* — For Salt Corn Pease Rice 
&' J4* ^ Bushell; Except such Goods, that shall be the Product 
of any Plantation within this Colony and the same for all Goods 
exported, except to the Plantations of this Colony, both which 
are to be Gratis — For all Live Stock that shall be Landed on the 
Wharf such as Hoggs Sheep and Calves i* each — 

Firewood for Fuil 3* ^ Cord 1 

Scantlin or Boards 6* ^ 1000 foot V 

Bricks 6* ^ thousand J 

The 4 last Articles to be understood either export or Import — 

The President Informing this Board that the Cash w"*"" was 
Issued on the 21** of Jan^ is near expended and that more is now 
wanting for the Current Service. It was ordered that £100 be 
indorsed for the aforesaid Services — 

Henry Hamilton (late of Ebenezer) and Supposed to be In- 
dented to the Trust being at Present in this Town taken very 111 
together with his Wife & in a Weak State & Condition Utterly 
helpless, It is Recommended to the President to give him some 
Relief till the matter be further Enquired into — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Feb^ 18*^ 1741^- 

Present W" Stephens Presid 
Henry Parker 1 
Jn** Fallowfield > Assis 
Sam* Marcer I 



Pursuant* to the Order of this Board January the 14*^ in Rela- 
tion to the Death of Ann Turgay that affair was again Reasum'd 

(«lo) 

& Mich' Burgholter & Peter Morell being Examined in Relation 
to the Effects ; It was Ref er'd to the Magistrates to take Proper 
Care therein. 

M' Morell having acquainted this Board that Hans Ulrick 
Halter and Wife are both Deceased, and have left two Orphans 
unprovided for with some little Effects, It is likewise refer'd to 
the Baylifs to be enquired into. 



22 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Feb^ 26. 1741. 



Present W" Stephens Presid* 
Hen^ Parker. 1 
K Fallowfield \ Ass** 
Sam' Marcer J 



The President informing this Board that the Cash which was 
Issued on the 11*^ Instant was near expended, and that more is 
wanting for the Current Service, It was order'd that the Sum of 
£100 be indorsed for the aforesaid Services. 

John Penrose having Petitioned this Board setting forth that 
he was Building a Scooner and was at a Loss for some Particular 
Sorts of Timber usefull in that Work & finding some such within 
the Limits of the Great Road one Mile S E of the Town he de- 
sired Libberty to Cutt a Logg or two of the same, which was 
Agreed to with this Caution given him; that he Lops up and 
Clears the head of the Tree which he hath the Benefit of that it be 
no Anoiance to the Road — 

Thomas Ellis appearing in behalf of M' Tho : Salter in order 
to Obtain Directions from this Board touch* his Rimning out a 
Tract of 500 Acres of Land imderstood to be appointed for the 
Behoof of the s* M' Salter on the 17"^ Day of December last — 
Severall Objections were now found NeedfuU to be made to the 
Minute of Decemb' aforesaid forasmuch as the Scituation of the 
said Tract of Land was such that Unless Proper Caution were 
used in Rtmning out such a N® as 500 Acres for the use of One 
Person, it might there^ be the means of Excluding others from 
takeing out Lands Adjoining, which would be to the Detriment 
of the Trust & Colony, Wherefore it will admit of our further 
Consideration another day. 

Thomas Ellis haveing lately bro* in a Bill of Charges for Sur- 
veying Divers Lotts of Lands, lately appointed to be Rim out for 
Severall People, among which a Tract of 500 Acres, for James 
Anderson was one. He was Order'd to be paid for the Small 
Lotts out of the Publick Cash, But it's agreed that those who are 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 23 

worthy of 500 Acres should pay the Expence of Surveying them- 
selves, and that the said Ellis do apply to James Anderson for 
Payment of the same — 



Copy of the Proceedings of the President and Assistants Com- 
mencing the 4*** day of March 1741. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah March the 4^** 1741. 



Present William Stephens Pres* 
Henry Parker 1 
John Fallowfield > A 
Sam* Marcer J 



Isaac Gibbs Of Abercom having Petitioned this Board setting 
forth the great Necessity of a Boat for the use of himself & the 
other Setlers at Abercom, It is Resolv'd that a Sum of Money 
not Exceeding 50"/ be allowed to purchase such a Boat for the 
aforesaid Services — 

In pursuance of the Resolution of this Board Feb'' the 26"* that 
affair Relating to Thomas Salter was again taken into Consider- 
ation and it was Order'd that Thomas Ellis should Run out that 
Tract of Land which had . Occasiond some Doubts before by 
Reason of its Scituation & upon his making a plan thereof to lay 
before this Board they were of Opinion they should be able to 
make the better Judgment in what manner the said Tract Might be 
disposed of to the most Advantage of the Trust The said Thomas 
Ellis agreeing to take the said Thomas Salter as his paymaster for 
Running out whatever part of it should be appointed for his Use, 
and he would Risque his being p* for the Remainder not Yett dis- 
posed of by such person or Persons as hereafter shall or may have 
a Grant of the same — 

William Parker having Petitiond for 500 Acres of Land lying 
West of the Tract lately Granted to James Anderson to hold the 
same by Lease or such Tenure as the Trustees shall think Proper 
— It is Refer'd to the Trustees for their Aprobation in the same 



24 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

manner as Divers others have been Refer'd before And it is or- 
dered that the said Tract be not further Surveyed or Disposed of 
to any other till the Trustees Pleasure be known Concerning the 
same — 

Will" Elbert Thomas Ellis Edward Townsend & John Pye 
have* Petitiond for 500 Acres of Land each lying on the South 
of Little Ogeechee and North of great Ogeechee iRivers to hold 
the same upon such Terms & Conditions as the Trustees shall Di- 
rect — It is Refer'd to the Trustees for their Aprobation in the 
same manner as that of William Packer & it is Ordered that the 
said Tract be not Surveyed or Disposed of to any other till the 
Trustees Pleasure be known therein — 



At a Meeting of the president and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah March the 12"* 1741. 

Present William Stephens P* 
John Fallowfield 
Samuel Marcer 

A Petition of Thomas Wiggin for 500 Acres of Land on this 
side the River Savannah near Mount Pleasant was presented to 
this Board It was Refer'd to be Considered of further at another 
Meeting — 

A Petition was presented to this Board by Joseph Pavey desir- 
ing to have 500 Acres of Land on the South of Ogeechee River — 
It was Refer^d to be further Considered of at another Meeting. 

Jos Barker Petitioned this Board for 500 Acres of Land on this 
side Abercom. It was likewise refer'd to be Considered of at 
another Meeting. 

The president informing this Board that Divers "demands" 
were comeing upon him for Money to Defray the Publick Ex- 
pences & that the last Money was very near Expended — It was- 
order'd that £100 more in Sola Bills be forthwith Aply^d for the 
Current Service — 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 26 



At a Meeting of the president and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah March the 19*** 1741- 

Present William Stephens Pres** 
Henry Parker 1 
John Fallowfield > Ass^ 
Sam* Marcer J 

Whereas it appears unto this Board that John Pye Clerk hath 
by his own Confession at divers times publish'd or made known 
to the World the Debates and other the Transactions of this 
Board to the Creating many Reflections from the Inhabitants, as 
well as great Uneasiness to ourselves and might if not timely pre- 
vented be of ill Consequence. — It is therefore humbly refer'd to 
the Trustees to consider of the Same. 

Peter Morell formerly living at Highgate having Petitioned 
this Board Setting forth that he hath a Considerable time Acted 
as Tythingman for the Hamlets of Highgate and Hamstead 
(which appear'd by a Commission under the hand and Seal of 
Generall Oglethorpe) and that he hath not Received any Consid- 
eration for. the same since Xmas 1740 It is the Opinion of this 
Board that he is Entituled to an Equal Share of Sallary with the 
Tythingfmen of this Town and Township. 

It appearing unto this Board that one Quarters Sallary would 
be due on the 25'** of this Month to the Severall Persons Claiming 
the same Amounting in the whole to near £200 and also that up- 
wards of £130 more was now due to Compleat the Saltzburgers 
allowance for one half Y' as Ordered by the Trustees. — It is or- 
dered that the Sum of £300 be Issued for the said Services. 

Abram Minis having Petitioned this Board Setting forth that 
a Large boat of his was Hired by the Trustees for the use of the 
Pilot at Tybee and the same lost in the said Service & desiring 
Payment for the same, It is ordered that the said Minis makes a 
Charge of the same and delivers it in at the next Board — 



26 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Copy of the Proceedings of the Precident & Assistants Commenc- 

(8ic) 

ing the 2* day of April 1742 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah April the 2* 1742. 

Present William Stephens Pre : 
Henry Parker 
Jo° Fallowfield • Assis** 
Sam* Marcer 

The Board took into Consideration the Acco** of William 
Ewen which wer^ not before come to a Conclusion & after a Long 
& carefull Enquiry of many Hours in Examining it by the Store 
Accounts & getting the best information they could, wherein 
among many other Articles in his former Acco* (which was yet 
Open) there Appeared to be two years Provissions which he 
Claim'd Credit for, Whereas the Board were of Opinion y* he 
was intituled but to one, not knowing that he had proper Claim 
to any more — His Account as now Setled being Read to him he 
Declared he would not Accept of it — Therefore it was Order'd 
that the same should be Wrote out & sent to the Trustees. 

{this Board, Setting forth that the flframe of the Beacon 
Proposalls of Thomas Summer being presented to 
at Tybee being now Entirely finished, what Remained to be done 
to it more (Namely in Weather Boarding the whole, making a 
Stair Case, from the Bottome to the Top, Sashing and Glaising 
the Window's, Laying on a Coat of Strong Colouring upon all 
the Outside Work, with a Strong door at the first Entrance — 
Covering and Compleating the Roofe, every Part to be finish* in 
the best and most Workman like manner. All the Materialls for 
the aforesaid Work being Provided by the Trustees, according to 
his Own Proposalls delivered in to this Board — The Cost of 
which Workmanship altogether Amounting to £108 Sterling — It 
is Agreed that his said Proposalls be Accepted upon Condition 
that he fully Compleats the said Work on or before the 24"" Day 
of August next ensueing — 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 27 

William Barbo Petitioned this Board for the Town Lott N* 6. 
in Holland Tything Percivall Ward — It was Ordered that he be 
put in Possession of the same, which he is to hold upon the same 
terms & Conditions with others. 

The Petition of Joseph Pavey being again Reasum'd by which 
it appeared that the Lands he Requires Lyes on the South side of 
Great Ogeechee River, & Severall Petitions of the like Nature 
having been Already made & sent to the Trustees for their Deter- 
mination — It is Agreed that no more Petitions of the like kind be 
Received Except from Strangers or such Persons whom we are 
well Assured are Capable of making Improvement. 

The President showing a Letter he Received from Joseph 
Barker wherein he Complains of the great want he was in of 
Horses and Assistance to Carry on the Work of the Cowpen & 
not haveing Sett forth the particulars in such manner as to be 
Well understood ; It is therefore Refer'd to a further Considera- 
tion in Expectance that he will come and personally inform us 
what will most Conduce to the Promotion of that affair. 

The President informing this Board the Cash which was Issued 
at the last Meeting is Expended and that more is now Wanting 
for the Current Service ; — It is therefore Agreed that the Summ 
of £200 be issued for the aforesaid Services One half of which 
Requiring Imediate Payments. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Ap* 3* 1742. 

Present William Stephens Presid* 
Henry Parker ] 
Jo° Fallowfield [ Assist*' 
Samuel Marcer J 

Proposals of James Dormer (Pilot at Tybee) being Presented 
to this Board Setting forth the Terms & Conditions on which he 
was CcMitent to Proceed as Pilot hereafter He haveing for some 
time past Acted as such by Permission without any Established 
Allowance by Reason of no Boat being Yet Provided (by the 



28 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Trust) proper and Sufficient for such Service which has Render'd 
the Execution of that Office more £xpencive in Divers particulars 
than otherwise it Might be Expected — 

It is therefore Recommended to the president to procure & Buy 
with what Convenient Speed may be a Boat of such Dimentions 
as shall be Advis'd by Skilfull Persons, will be thought NeedfuU 
and fit for such Employment. And whereas the Proposalls now 
made by the said James Dormer are somewhat Exceeding the 
Estimate made by the Hono"* the Trustees for Defraying that 
Expence. — It is therefore further Recommended to the Presi- 
dent to Lay the same before the Trustees for their further Direc- 
tion, And in the Mean time till such Directions shall be Received 
from the Trust tis thought Highly Adviseable that the said Dor- 
mer should Continute to Act as Pilot in the manner he has hith- 

(8l0) 

erto done for the Safety of such Vessels as are desirous to put in 
to the River Savannah more Espetially in this time of Warr. 

A Petition of Christopher Ortman being Presented to this 
Board Setting forth that by an Accident happening up this River 
near'Ebenezer the Widow Langford together with a Young Child 
being on their Passage to Augusta were Oversett, whereby they 
Remaind many Hours in the River & were taken up by a Boat 
passing by & carryed to the House of Christopher Ortman where 
she continued sometime very ill and at Length Dyed, & leaveing 
no Effects to defray the said Expence & also to Maintain the 
Child, which Charges Amounts to upwards of £6 therefore the 
petitioner humbly hopes this Board will Order Payment of the 
same he being himself in Mean Circumstances ; — It is therefore 
Ordered that the said Ortman bring the Child and his whole de- 
mands by the next Meeting of this Board, when he will be paid. 

A Petition of the Widow Keeler Servant to the Trustees was 
presented to this Board Setting forth the great Hardships she 
Labours under Provissions being very Dear and haveing four 
Children to provide for & the Amount of the Wages for the whole 
being but 5V10* ^ Week Renders her uncapable to Subsist There- 
fore humbly hopes this Board will take her hard Case into Con- 
sideration. — It is Order'd that 2/6 ^ Week Additionall be Al- 
lowd her till further Orders. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 29 

The Widow Cramp lying Inn lately and being in a Weak Con- 
dition with 3 or 4 Children and herself helpless ; upon Application 
made to this Board in her behalf and full Enquiry made of the 
Truth of these Circumstances. — It is Order'd that the Sum of 
20"/- be paid to the said Widow, for and towards the Support of 
her Distressed Familly. 



At a Meeting of the president and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Ap* 14"" 1742. 



Present. Will Stephens Presid^ 
Henry Parker 1 
John Fallowfield V Ass** 
Sam* Marcer J 



The president haveing Communicated to this Board a Letter 
from Generall Oglethorpe Dated the i** of Ap' 1742 in Answer 
to a Minute of this Board made December the 17*** 1741. where- 
in he is Pleas'd to Signifye his Opinion that Notwithstanding 
there may be heirs to Succeed to M' Kellaways Lott Yett that M'' 
Papot Might and Ought to be put in Possession thereof till the 
heirs Appear & the Trustees Pleasure thereon be known. This 
Board is of Opinion that they can not in Justice Comply with 
his Excellency's Directions for the severall Reasons following 

I* . . . That the said Kellaway imdoubtedly has severall 
Heirs Brothers Sisters &c. 

2,^^^ . . . That the said Papot Claims a Right of Posses- 
sion as a Creditor to the Effects of the said Kellaway Deceas'd, 
when there are many other Creditors that have larger Demands 
on the Effects of the Deceas'd than the said Papot And Letters of 
Administration have been Granted to John Burton in behalf of 
himself & all other the Creditors to Receive Sue for and Recover 
the Effects of the said Deceas'd & Pay the same where it shall be 
Justly Due and owing. 

'^^^ . . . That the. said Papot together with his Wife & 
Children are Already posses'd of two Town Lotts whereon little 
Improvem^ have been made any more than two Houses Built in 



30 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Town (the said Papot being a Carpenter;) One of them be- 
ing Built by his Wifes former Husband Austin Weddall. 

Therefore we are apprehensive it is destroying the Trustees 
Good Intentions to Suffer any Lotts within the Town to be Mo- 
nopoHz'd. 

In pursuance of an order of this Board April the 2* 1742 in 
Relation to William Ewens Acco^ The said Acco* was produced 
to this Board fairly Wrote wherein the Ballance in favour of M' 
Ewen (when Returning 2 Musquets & 4 Planes as mentioned in 
the Acco*) is £3.. 2.. 3^. which will appear by the Acco** designd 
to be Transmitted by the President as ^ Order of y* 2* Ins*. 

Sam* Leon and John Erinxman Petitioned this Board desiring 
to have the allowance each of a Cow and Calf g^ven them as they 
are Inform'd have been Appointed by the Trustees. — It is order'd 
that the said Erinxman be Supply'd with a Cow and Calf & other 
Live Stock agreeable to the Trustees orders, But in Relation to 
Lyon forasmuch as he has no other Claim but in Right of his 
Wife who was a Ti:ust Servant The Gentlemen Present are in 
Doubt whether or not such Claim of his Ought to be Admitted 
And therefore it is Humbly Refer'd to the Hono^'* Trustees for 
their futjire Direction. 

NB ; The said Lyon is Setled upon a 50 Acre Tract has made 
some Improvements and is an Industrious Man. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Coimty of Savannah April the 23* 1742. 

Present William Stephens. P. 
Henry Parker 
John Fallowfield - As 
Samuel Marcer 

Joseph Fitzwalter John Penrose John Teesdale & Peter Morell 
haveing kept Publick Houses for some time past and no Com- 
plaint appearing against them, they now Apply'd to this Board 
for Lycences to Continue the same ; Whereupon the four Persons 
aforesaid were made Choice of and Adjudged by us to be prop- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 31 

erly Quallified for haveing Lycences Granted for the Year Ensue- 
ing agreeable to the Trustees Instructions. • 

The Widow Bowling haveing again Petitiond this Board Set- 
ting forth her bad State and Condition and without some Neces- 
sary help and Assistance she must Perish for want — It is there- 
fore the opinion of this Board that she has io"|- paid for her pres- 
ent Relief and order'd that a Proper person do enquire Carefully 
into her present Circumstances & Report the same to this Board 
at the next Meeting. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah April the 29** 1742. 

Present Will: Stephens P: 
Henry Parker 
John Fallowfield 
Sam* Marcer 

Mess" Parker and Marcer haveing at the Request of this Board 
Confer'd with M' Abram Minis concerning the Loss of his Boat 
and the Value which he Satt thereon and withal Acquainting him 
that upon Condition the Materialls which were Saved belonging 
to the said Boat were delivered to him they had power to agree 
with him for £20 Sterling in Cash if he would Accept of it in full 
Compensation for all Damages. — The above Nam'd Mess" Par- 
ker and Marcer did now acquaint the Board that the said M*" 
Minis would be well Content therewith. Whereupon the same 
was Ordered to be paid. 

The President haveing Ordered the Cash Book to be lay'd be- 
fore this Board for the better Satisfaction of the Gentlem" to see 
how the Publick Expences went on, wherein it Appeared that a 
further sum was now wanting for the Current Service. — It was 
ordered that £100 in Sola Bills be Indors'd for that Purpose. 

In Pursuance of an order of this Board of the 3* Instant M" 
Ortman appeared with the Child that was sav'd with its Mother 
as Sett forth before; and Producing a Bill of Charges for the 
Support of the Woman during her Life, and the Child ever since 



32 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the 29*** of December last, which in the whole amounted to £7.. 5" 
Sterling. — It is ordcr'd that the said Sum be paid in full- Satis- 
faction for the Trouble and Expence which the said Ortm° hath 
been at therein. 



Copy of the Proceedings of the President and Assistants in May 
1742. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah May the 17"* 1742. 

Present William Stephens, Presld* 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones I a ti 
Charles Watson f ^^^ 
Sam* Marcer 

The President informing this Board that the Cash which was 
Issued on the 29"* of April was Expended, and that more was 
now wanting for the Current Service. — It was order'd that £200 
be endorsed for the aforesaid Services. 

Notice being taken that by Reason of frequent Demands & 
Calls for the Publick Service, there is great want at Pres* of a 
Useful Canoe Capable of Rowing with four or Six Oars, to be 
Ready when any Extraordinary Occasion Requires, It is there- 
fore Order'd that such a Boat be Provided, and it is Recommend- 
ed to the President to take care that it be done. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 38 

Copy of the Proceedings of the President and Assistants June the 
2* 1742. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah June the 2* 1742. 



Present William Stephens 
Henry Parker 
Tho* Jones 
Charles Watson 
Sam* Marcer 



As 



Extracts of a Letter from the Trustees to the President of De- 
cember the 14^ last was Read by the said President so far as Re- 
lated to this Board; And the President proposing M' Francis 
Moore of Frederica as a proper person to Transmit to this Board 
an Acco^ of the Expences of the Southern part of this Colony 
from Michaelmas 1739 to Lady day last and to Correspond with 
the President from time to time; The same is agreed to; And 
that (Pursuant to the Trustees Orders) no more Money be Is- 
sued for the said Service untill the said Account is Compleated. 

The Minutes of the 18"" of December last being Read whereby 
it appeared that the Sum of £200 was delivered to M' Thomas 
Jones in Order to make payment to such Persons whose Sallarys 
Remain unpaid in the Southern Divission, The said M' Jones 
Produced y* Receipts of Thomas Hawkins for the Sum of £209.. 
8.. 6 paid him for his Service by order of Generall Oglethorpe, 
and also a Receipt of Tom Marriot for the Sum of £15 paid him 
for a Years Sallary to Christmas last, and it appearing that M' 
Jones has paid a Surplus of £24.. 8.. 6 on that Account, It is 
agreed that the said Sum of £24.. 8.. 6 be Repaid him. 

The Minute of the 31"* of December last Relating to Joseph 
Barkers Demand of £79.. 16 was Read, which was Recommended 
to M' Jones to Enquire into. The said M' Jones now Reports that 
the said Joseph Barker lately Attended the Generall at Frederica 
And He (M' Jones) being then present Examined Barkers Pre- 



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34 ' COLONIAL RECORDS. 

tentions, and made it Evident to his Excellency that he had no 
foundation to Support any Part of his said Demands. 

M' Thomas Joaes Requesting a Copy of the Minutes of this 
Board of the ii"" and 12"" of November last Relating to himself 
The same was Order'd to be Wrote out and delivered him by the 
Clerk. 

James Scott Thomas Dawson and William Clements Petition- 
ing this Board for each of them a Lott in the Town of Savannah, 
— It is Resolv'd that the said Dawson & Clements may have each 
of them a Lott Granted in such part of the Town as shall be 
Judged Proper by this Board, but that Jas : Scott haveing lived a 
Disorderly life for some time past is not Lookd on as a proper 
person to be a Freeholder and Inhabitant of this Town; but be- 
ing Intituled to Lands by Virtue of his Servitude, he may if he 
thinks proper have Lands in some Adjoining Place to this Town- 
ship. 

Nicholas Rigby making application to this Board to be Allow'd 
for his Service in Writing &c. on the Trustees Acco* for Forty 
five days in October and November last and it appearing that M' 
Jones Boarded him during that time for which he desires no Sat- 
isfaction. — It is agreed that the Sum of £4.. lo" be paid the said 
Rigby in full for that Service. 

M' Jones having Acquainted this Board that the Trustees 
Servants humbly desire that some further Allowance be granted 
them than what they now Receive for their Labour upon the 
Acco* of the Deamess of Provissions ; whereby they find it diffi- 
cult to Subsist themselves and Familly's ; It is Resolv'd that noth- 
ing can be done herein : It appearing that severall of them have 
a good Stock of Cattle and live farr from want; & in Case any 
Charitable Assistance be Need full, this Board Expects the same 
should be particularly lay'd before them. 



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Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the County of Savannah, from the Second of June ex- 
clusive to the fourteenth of August inclusive ; in the Year of 
our Lord One Tho^sand, seven Hundred and Forty two. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Jime the 14"" 1742. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants. 



John Dobell petitioned as follows. 

Savannah Jime the 11*^ 1742. 

To the WorshipfuU the President and Assistants of the County 

of Savannah. 

"The Hon^** the Trustees of this Colony having appointed me 
"to the Charge of the School of this Town intending that it shall 
"be free, to the Children of all those whose Circumstances will 
"not permit them to pay for their Schooling, Allowing me for 
"this Service a Salary of £10 ^ Year: but those who are able 
"to pay for their Children's Schooling, the Trustees do intend 
"they shall. 

"My Request therefore is, that you Gentlemen together with 
"the Minister would be pleased to determine what certain Ntmi- 
"ber. of Children shall have the Benefit or Freedom of the said 
"School, and who those Children are; that you receive the Ap- 
"plication of the Parents or Guardians of such Children, and give 
"me Orders to receive into the School all such poor Children as 
"you shall think proper to admit, which shall be faithfully obeyed 
"by 

Gentlemen. Your most obedient himible Servant 

Signed. John D0BE1.1.. 

And the Gentlemen agreed that it shall be according to his 
Petition. 



36 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Two Questions being read of Jones Bumside relating to the 
Qualification of those who are to serve on Juries. It is deter- 
mined (the Law being very clear in that Point) that every Man, 
whether the Estate he holds, be in his own, or his Wife's Right, 
or by Lease, is compellable to serve on Juries; And it is the 
Opinion of this Board, that they are also obliged to appear imder 
Arms. 

It appearing to this Board that Tho' Sumner hath fulfilled his 
Agreement, as set forth in the Minutes of April the 2°* last, and 
that the Sum of £io8 is due to him according to the said Agree- 
ment. The Same is now ordered to be paid him. 

And it is likewise ordered that the Sum of £200 be endorsed 
for that and other the Current Service. 

It appearing to us that the Bridges leading to and from this 
Town, are very much out of Repair, which makes it dangerous 
for People to travel with Carts or Cattle, and if not timely re- 
paired, will occasion a very large Expence ; It is therefore recom- 
mended to Mess" Henry Parker and Sam^ Marcer two of this 
Board, that they will inspect the same, and report their Opinion 
at the next Meeting. 

Ambrose Morrison having petitioned for a Lycence to keep a 
Tavern at Augusta, the same is agreed to, provided it be by the 
Approbation of Cap' Rich"" Kent Commander of that Garrison, 
who is desired to signify his Liking therein. 

George Johnson having petitioned this Board desiring a Town 
Lott in Savannah ; It is agreed to upon the Presidents Appoint- 
ment of the Same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah. June the 24"* 1742. 

Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson |- Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

It appearing that the Moneys lately endorsed is near expended, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 37 

and the Quarters Salaries being now due, & many other Sums 
for Work &€ ; It is ordered that the Sum of £200 be endorsed to 
defray the said Services. 

A Petition from Tho* Palmer, was presented to this Board de- 
siring to have a Town Lott in Savannah ; It is agreed to upon the 
Presidents Appointment of the Same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 3* 1742. 

Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



A Bill drawn by M' John Terry Recorder of Frederica on 
Will" Stephens Esq^ payable to the Rev* M' Orton for £16.. i.. 8 
being half a Years Salary due to the said Terry as Recorder; It 
is resolved that the said Bill cannot be yet paid, it being the Or- 
der of the Trustees, that no more Money be issued for the Service 
of the Southern Part of this Province, imtill their Acco** from 
Mich'mas 1739, to Lady Day last be compleated. 

It appearing to this Board that the Money which was issued 
on the 2^ of June last is near expended, and that more is now 
wanting for the Current Service; It is agreed that the Sum of 
£100 be endorsed for the aforesaid Services. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Coimty of Savannah July f^ 1742. 

Present. Will"" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 
Henry Garret appeared before this Board desiring Payment 



38 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

for writing the Orphans Acco^, the Book in which the Acco** 
were Stated was open'd, the Vouchers of which Acco** being 
asked for, could not be produced, so that it does not appear to 
this Board whether the said Acco* be just or not; M' Jenkins in 
whose Hands the. Vouchers are supposed to be, not appearing, 
therefore this Board are apprehensive nothing can be done in 
this Affair, 'till the said Vouchers are produced* 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 8"" 1742. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson - Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

It appearing to this Board that the Monies late endorsed is very 
nigh expended, and the Exigency of Affairs (we being daily in 
Expectation of the Enemies Approach) demanded a farther Sum 
to be endorsed; It is ordered that the Sum of £110 be endorsed 
for publick Service. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 10^ 1742. 

Present. Will"* Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Thomas Jones I a • x ^ 
Charles Watson ^ Assistants 

Samuel Marcer J 

This Meeting was occasioned by the Appearance of great Mur- 
muring and Discontent among the common People, which (it 
was apprehended) might be attended with very ill Consequence; 
many People in the Coimtry having left their Plantations (after 
sending away their Wives and Children to such Places of safe 
Retreat, as they could find up the River) and beings necessitous, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 39 

having little or nothing, either for themselves or Families to sub- 
sist on, they assembled together at the Presidents, making a joint 
Complaint of the Distress they were in, and declared that if some 
Method was not immediately found out for their Subsistance they 
must quickly withdraw to a neighbouring Province, The Fear of 
the Enemys Approach not making it safe for them to return to 
their respective Homes. In this Complaint several Inhabitants 
of the Town also joining, the same became general; insomuch 
that a total Dissolution of Government and Disobedience of all 
Authority seemed to threaten us : For these Reasons it appeared 
absolutely necessary that something should forthwith be done to 
aid the poor helpless Women and Children who had been permit- 
ted to go up the River, and have taken up their Abode in the 
Woods as well as those Men who were willing to stay in the Place 
till the Enemy's Approach : And no Relief being to be had from 
the common Store at Savannah, That having been for some time 
past shut up by express Orders from the Trustees (which at this 
Jimcture would have been of particular Service, and singular Ad- 
vantage) We were convinced some other Expedient must be 
thought on; And after Consultation; It was mutually resolved 
and at all Events agreed, that such Provisions should be bought 
as could most readily be obtained for that purpose, and that f lOO 
be signed and issued to defray the said Expence. 

It being thought also necessary that some of Us, should go up 
the River to direct and see that a proper Distribution be made 
among the People ; M' Jones offered himself to go ; which was 
readily approved of and accepted; And he was desired and di- 
rected to call upon and order Joseph Barker at the Cow Pen to 
kill such Beef, as he the said M' Jones should think necessary for 
their future Support and Maintainance. 

This Board being informed that there were not Persons in the 
Several Tythings to perform the Guard Duty, the Time of most 
that remained being chiefly taken up in removing their Effects, 
and providing for their Families at a Distance : It was thought 
necessary some Care should be taken to supply the Defect which 
could no otherwise be remedied than by hiring Persons for that 
Purpose, Therefore Orders were given that such Persons should 



40 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

be hired as would undertake it to be tmder the Direction of a 
proper Officer of the Town. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 14*^ 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson ^ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

A Letter from Gen* Oglethorpe of the 10^ Instant was read 
wherein he directed that we should send what Indians and other 
Men we could to his Assistance at Frederica : Whereupon (there 
being no Indians here) it was resolved that if any Inhabitants of 
the Town of Savannah or Places adjacent could be prevailed on 
to go on this Occasion, they should have all the Encouragement 
possible from Us, by being provided with Boats, and other Neces- 
saries for that purpose, and should also be paid ten Shillings a 
Piece in Money, And publick Notice is ordered to be given of 
this our Resolution. And we being informed that the General is 
at present in Want of more Guns, occasioned by his bursting 
many upon his Retreat from Fort S* Simons. It is therefore 
agreed that two of the best we have, be sent him with all conven- 
ient Speed. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 18*^ 1742. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



" Assistants. 



This Board being informed that there were a great many Wo- 
men and Children who had fled from Darien for fear of the Ene- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 41 

my, & were got with great Difficulty and in deep Distress to Fort 
Argyle, where providentially they found Provisions to refresh 
and support them for a few Days ; But it being necessary to pur- 
sue some Method for their farther Support; It was resolved to 
send a Boat to Fort Argyle, and convey them to the Orphan 
House, where we could more conveniently and with less Charge 
provide for them. M' Habersham having removed all the People 
from thence to M' Hugh Bryans in Carolina. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 20^ 1742. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Thomas Tones I a . . . 
Charles Watson f Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

This Board having taken into Consideration the late Actions 
and Behaviour of John Pye their Clerk, do resolve that the said 
Pye be discharged and he is hereby discharged from the Office 
and Benefit of Clerk; He having deserted the Colony upon the 
first Advice of the Spaniards attacking Frederica, and not having 
attended this Board since that Time, And it is ordered that no 
Salary be paid him as Clerk from the 30^ Day of June last. 

There having been lately a more than ordinary Expence of 
Cash in providing for the Necessities of the poor and helpless 
People fled from their Homes and the President acquainting the 
Board that the Money already signed was expended, and that the 
Books of Sola Bills had been sent to Ebenezer as a Place of more 
Safety, and could not be come at without his personally going for 
them ; It would be esteemed doing the publick Service, if he went 
with as little Loss of Time as possible to Ebenezer, and brought 
with him such Books of Bills,' as he shall think necessary for the 
farther Support of the said poor People, and other contingent 
Services. 



42 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah August the 7^ 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

It appearing to this Board that the Money last issued was ex- 
pended; it was resolved that £150 be signed for the Current 
Service. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Coimty of Savannah August the 14*^ 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Thomas Jones |- Assistants 
Charles Watson J 

A Letter of this Days Date from James Lewis Camuse was 
read, directed to this Board, and desiring that an Account of 
Monies due to him from the Hon"* Trustees might be adjusted. 
M" Camuse being present was told that her Husbands Acco* (to- 
gether with other Requests made by him) had been transmitted 
to England by the President, for the Trustees Approbation and 
Directions ever since January last, being a few Days after he had 
the same brought to him for that Purpose ; and that no final An- 
swer could be given therein 'till the Trustees Pleasure could be 
known, which as yet was not. But that, in the Interim, M' Ca- 
muse might take such Sums of Money on Acco^ as his and his 
Family's Necessity might call for. We being very unwilling, that 
they should be put to any Difficulty by the Presidents having not 
yet received an Answer from the Trustees thereto. 

An Account being delivered in by the Rev* M' Orton deceased 
(before his Death) of sundry Sums advanced M' John Terry 
Recorder of Frederica, upon Credit of a Bill drawn by him on 
the President for half a Years Salary, Recourse was had to what 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 43 

passed at a Meeting of this Board the 3* of July last (as ^ Min- 
ute) But this Board now taking the same into farther Considera- 
tion, it appeared that M' Orton would be a Looser of £11.. i.. 8 
paid by him for M' Terry, unless the same was reimbursed him 
on the Credit of the said Terry's Bill; Wherefore it is ordered 
that the Said Simi of £11.. i.. 8 be paid the Executor of the said 
deceased M' Orton who we think it reasonable should receive the 
same; Notwithstanding the Order heretofore referred to of the 
3* of July last 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the County of 
Savannah in the Colony of Georgia in America from the 25^ 
of August 1742 to the 21'* of October 1742 both inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah August the 25"" 1742. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



The President acquainting the Board that he had two Bills 
drawn on him one by M' Thomas Hawkins for £11.. 11.. 6 due 
to him as Magistrate in Frederica and for Rejoicings; And the 
other Bill from M" Harrison for £5, for her officiating as Mid 
Wife at Frederica, both which Bills were made payable to M' 
John Brownfield; It is the Opinion of this Board unanimously 
that we do adhere to the Observance of the Trustees Orders, and 
to the Minute thereon made of the 3* of July last ; that no Remit- 
tances of any kind be made to Frederica untill such Time as the 
Trustees Orders before mentioned are fulfilled. 

The Highlanders who arrived in Cap"" Lemons Ship, and set- 
tled at Darien having lately applied to M' Thomas Jones for the 
Payment of the Remainder of the Moneys ordered them by the 



44 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Trustees which Sum amounts to £173.. 7.. 6; It is now ordered 
that the like Sum be indorsed for that purpose; and M' Jones 
being soon going to the Southward is requested to pay the said 
Sum to the respective Persons, taking their Receipts for the Same. 
And it appearing that the Money last issued for Current Serv- 
ice is expended, therefore £100 is ordered to be issued for such 
Purposes. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Coimty of Savannah September the 3* 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Thomas Jones 
Charles Watson 
Samuel Marcer 



^ Assistants 



The Gentlemen met and agreed with Hugh Ross to take 
Charge of a Boat lately bought for publick Service, at the Rate 
of £5 a Year. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah September the lo"" 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The President informing this Board that the Money last issued 
was near expended and that more was wanting for publick Serv- 
ice, It is ordered that £100 be indorsed for that purpose. 

M' Thomas Bosomworth Executor of the last Will and Testa- 
ment of M"" Christopher Orton deceased, applied to this Board 
for a Quarters Salary and Servants Allowance due to the de- 
ceased and on searching the Acco^ it appeared that the deceased 
had received in full all his Salary to the 14"" of Jime last, and that 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 46 

he died on the 12"* of August which is but two Months. What 
M' Bosomworth alleged was ; that in England if a Curate serves 
but a Week of his Quarter, and is taken off by Death, the whole 
Quarters Salary becomes due ; but that Assertion being not suf- 
ficient (as we thought) to justify our Payment of it. M' Bosom- 
worth has consented to leave it to the Opinion of the Hon**** Trus- 
tees. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah September the 18*^ 1742. 

Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

There being Information given to this Board that the Light 
House at Tybee is defective in the Weather Boarding the Same 
insomuch that in wet Weather the Rains beat in and 'tis to be 
fear'd that unless timely prevented great Damage may ensue; 
Therefore it is ordered that two proper Persons be appointed to 
inspect the Same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah September the 29^ 1742. 

Present WilP Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson l- Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Body of Dutch Servants (some of them now free and the 
Rest being so at Christmas next) applying to this Board that they 
might have Lands granted them at a Place now called the White 
Bluff on Vernon River; were told that the Person lately employ'd 
in running out Lands, was ill, but that as soon as he was able, or 
some other Person could be found, a Town on the said White 
Bluff should be immediately laid out and each Man should take 



46 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

his equal Chance by Lott; And the Farm Lotts or Lands there- 
unto belonging should also as soon as possible be laid out, where- 
in Care should be taken of their having good Land, and that if 
any Quantity of barren Land should intervene, the Same should 
be set by for future Purpose. 

Isaac Gibbs of Abercome having suffered very much by the 
Women and Children of this Town being sent thither during the 
late Commotion ; among whom some unruly Men thought fit to 
retire without Leave; whose Horses broke into his Plantation, 
and did him great Damage in destroying his Com &c; And 
moreover having lost divers working Tools during the same 
Time, and being himself old and infirm, whereby he is reduced 
less capable of Labour than he has been, and is inclined to; He 
now applies to this Board for some small Assistance to purchase 
Tools, and enable him to go on with his usual Industry And he 
is accordingly ordered thirty Shillings for the said Purposes. 

The Widow Harts a Servant of the Trustees being disabled 
in her Limbs and having great Misfortune in the Loss of her 
Cattle, and no Subsistance from the Trustees by Reason of her 
Incapacity to labour ; And being now reduced to great Necessity 
by Sickness and otherwise It is ordered that twenty Shillings be 
given her for Relief. 

John Brown petitioning this Board in Behalf of himself and 
sick Wife, setting forth the Distress they were in for Want of 
necessary Support (tho he himself was well known to this Board 
for an idle disorderly Person, meriting no Favour from the Trus- 
tees, yet in Consideration of his Wife, who is an industrious, so- 
ber Woman and at present very ill) It is ordered that twenty 
Shillings be issued to Tho" Salter one of the Constables with our 
Request that he would take upon him to enquire into their Con- 
dition and purchase such Necessaries as they may most stand in 
Need of (the Husband not being to be trusted with such a Sum). 
It appearing to this Board that the Money last issued for pub- 
lick Service is near expended, and the Quarters Salaries being 
now due, the Sum of two hundred Pounds is ordered to be in- 
dorsed for the Purposes aforesaid. 

It having been represented to this Board by Doctor Hunter 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 47 

that Landrey and his Wife at Highgate, are both dead in the 
late Sickness, leaving a Family of five Children behind them, 
Two only of which are able to do any Thing towards their own 
Support; whereby it becomes necessary that some Assistance 
should be afforded them : Therefore it is ordered that two Shil- 
lings and six Pence be Weekly laid out for fresh Meat for the 
said Family 'till farther Order (they having Bread Kind of their 
own). 

Joseph Barker at the Trustees Cowpen applying to this Board 
for the Pasnnent of Servants Wages produced an Order under 
the Hand Mark of John Matthews drawn on the President and 
payable to the said Barker for £13.. 4.. o being the Sum mention'd 
therein due to the said Matthews for six Months and seventeen 
Day Service of himself and Horse at the said Cowpen ending this 
Day. William Russell the Clerk at the Store being present in- 
formed the Board, that the Sum claimed by the said Order he 
look'd upon extravagant for that the said Matthews was a yoimg 
Lad ; whereupon he being then in Town was sent for, and exam- 
ined touching his signing the said Order, and in what Capacity 
he had lived with the said Barker; and the said Matthews an- 
swered, that the said Order he had so as aforesaid signed, he knew 
was for Money, but did not know for what Sum the Same not 
being read over to him at the Time of signing; that he was an 
indented Servant of the said Barkers for four Years at the Rate 
of £1.. 5.. o a Year; He was farther asked what Age he was of, 
and whether he kept a Horse of his own to do the Trustees Busi- 
ness with ; to which he replied that he thought himself about six- 
teen Years of Age, that indeed there was a Horse that went by 
the Name of his, which his Master had appointed for him to ride, 
but that occasionally he rode sometimes one and sometimes an- 
other (all which Horses were understood to belong to the Trust). 
This Information we were startled at, Barker having before told 
us, that the said Matthews was an able Man and that the Horse 
he had (which Barker asserted to be the said Matthews's Prop- 
erty) was much the best of any in thfe Service, and that was it 
not for the said Matthews and his Horse, he the said Barker 
should not be able to perform the Trustees Service. Hereupon 



48 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

it was thought necessary to look back on what had formerly been 
paid the said Barker on the said Matthews's Account, whereby it 
appeared that on the 29^ of Sep*" 1741 the said Barker was paid 
the Sum of £17.. 6.. 8 for eight Months and twenty one Days 
Service of the said Matthews and Horse; and on the eight Day 
of March following the said Barker also receiv'd the farther 
Sum of £10.. 10.. 8 for five Months and eight Days Service of 
the said Matthews and Horse: Upon the Whole we concluded 
that all the said Barkers Proceedings relating to this Affair were 
notoriously fraudulent to the Injury of the Trust as to what had 
before passed, and his Intention of continuing the same Course 
of Villany (had he not been detected) much aggravated his form- 
er Offences ; and called for the Interposition of the Civil Power 
to punish so notorious an Offender, and obtain such a Satisfaction 
for the Trust as the Nature of this Case required : Therefore the 
Baylifls then present committed the said Barker to Prison, untill 
he should find sufficient Sureties for his personal Appearance at 
the next Court, or be thence forth discharged by due Courise of 
Law. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October the 14"" 1742. 

Present WilP Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Petition of Jacob Danner and Johannes Turtler (in Right 
of their Wives) was presented desiring Allowance of Provisions, 
Working Tools &c, pursuant to the Trustees Orders (their said 
Wives having been indented Servants to the Trustees and served 
out their Times). It is thereupon determin'd that they (being 
now settling Plantations) shall be supplied with what the Trus- 
tees have been pleas'd to order, particularly a Simi not exceeding 
twenty Shillings for working Tools, And also three Shillings a 
Week each Family for one Year next coming, in like manner as 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 49 

Lyon (in Right of his Wife) was allow'd at a Meeting of the 
Board on the 19^ of Nov' last. 

Thomas Ellis Tythingman and also employed in surveying 
Lands having been long in a very sickly weak Condition which 
has reduced him to great Want, and having some Demands on 
the Trust, not yet settled. It is therefore ordered that the Sum 
of forty Shillings be paid him on Account. 

David Cunningham having suffered greatly by an Accident in 
firing a great Gun on the i"* of July last, when he was cleaning 
them in Order to be ready for Use against the Enemy, whereby 
he was for long Time after rendered incapable of doing any Thing 
towards the Support of his Family, And withall at the same time 
having his Apparel burnt and spoiled He now applies to the Board 
for some Allowance towards his Loss It is ordered that the Sum 
of thirty Shillings be paid him. 

The helpless and distressed State that Joseph Fitzwalter and 
his Family have been reduced to for a long Time past being such 
as cannot with any Certainty be relieved, It is recommended to 
the President to give such occasional Aid as he may judge neces- 
sary for their Support. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah October the 21"* 1742. 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Cash for the publick Service last issued being expended 
One hundred Pounds more is issued for that Purpose. 

Ezekiell Stoll having a Lott lately run out among the New 
Settlers beyond Hampstead, and Simon Guerin expecting a Lott 
among the Dutch Servants at a Place called the white Bluff, they 
have made it their joint Request to exchange each their several 
Rights and Pretentions aforesaid And it appearing to Us, that 
ic is for the Benefit of each It is approved of. 

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50 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Complaint being made that during the Want of a Minister the 
due ringing of the Bell for divine Service has been often neglected 
no Person having been appointed for that Service; It is therefore 
ordered that six Shillings a Quarter be paid to such Person as will 
undertake duly to perform the Same to commence from Michael- 
mas last. 

Upon the Petition of Jeremiah Oliver Valloton desiring a 
Town Lott, It is ordered that a proper Lott be provided for him, 
he being a sober hard working Man and married. 



Proceedings of the President & Assistants for the Town & 
County of Savannah from the 21"* of October, to the 4 o( De- 
cember 1742. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah. Nov' the i** 1742. 



Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson J- Assistants 
Sam* Marcer 



1 



Whereas Application was formerly made by Numbers of the 
Inhabitants after their Return to Savannah from their Places of 
Retreat during the late Commotions, when a grievous Sickness 
began to spread among 'em ; that they were destitute of all Help, 
for Want of proper Medicines being applied (there being none in 
the Stores) ; whereupon we did then engage M"" Hunter Surgeon 
& Apothecary belonging to the Orphan House to visit & relieve 
such Persons; (he giving at the same Time an Acco* to this 
Board of their respective Names, whereby we might judge of 
their Necessity, or Ability to help themselves) ; the said M' Hun- 
ter now delivered sundry Bills containing the Expence of Medi- 
cines, & his Care thereon, amounting in the Whole to £43.. 17.. o 
which there being no Objection to, the Same was ordered to be 
paid. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 51 

John Fowlds applying to this Board for a Town Lott to be 
granted him, the Same is ordered (knowing to be a diligent labo- 
rious Man) in such convenient Place as the President shall ap- 
point. 

John Gionovali petitioning this Board to be restored to the 
Care of the Trustees Gardens, (from which he was some Time 
since for good Reasons removed) And Joseph Fitzwalter who 
had undertaken the Care of the Gardens, since the said Giono- 
vali's Removal being lately dead ; It is recommended to the Presi- 
dent to make Experiment, whether the said Gionovali's Behav- 
iour will merit his farther Continuance in that Service. 

The Office of the Wharfinger being vacant by the Death of 
the aforesaid Fitzwalter, his Widow makes humble Request (her 
Husband having left her in low Circumstances) that we would 
continue the Same to her. She having a Son (who is one of the 
present Tythingmen) capable of taking proper Care therein; 
Which Request upon the aforesaid Considerations is granted. 

It appearing to this Board that the Monies last issued for pub- 
lick Service is expended. It is ordered the Sum of £ioo be in- 
dorsed for such Service. 

Adjourned till to Morrow. 

Nov' the 2°* 
Whereas Complaint has been made to this Board by Tho" Salter 
Constable, of Will°^ Mears Tythingman of Belitha & Vernon 
Tythings in Heathcotte Ward; having been very negligent in 
getting together the Guard last Night (of which he was .the 
proper Officer) and that no more than three Persons then ap- 
peared to perform the Duty, & those without the said Mears, or 
any Person by him appointed to act as Officer on his Behalf, 
Which Proceedings of the said Mears being of a Piece with many 
former Ones; this Board was unanimous in Opinion, that the 
said Mears should be removed from the said Office of Tything- 
man; And that Tho* Trip (who by the Constables Appointment 
acted that Night as Officer) should be commissioned by the Presi- 
dent as Tythingman in the Place of the said Mears. 

Hugh Rose applying himself to this Board for Satisfaction tq 



62 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

be made him for a Disappointment which he alledges was be- 
fallen him to his Prejudice, for that on the 22^^ of the last Month, 
he had agreed with Us to undertake the Running out a large 
Quantity of Land, & laying down a Plan of a Town, for the Use 
of the Dutch Servants now near out of their Time, And that he 
had in Order thereto provided several Men whom he had brought 
with him from Purysburgh for carrying on their Work: But 
Cap" Avery being arrived with an Appointment from the Trust, 
to be Surveyor of all the Lands in this Colony ; therefore insisted 
to take upon himself the aforesaid Work ; which had occasion'd 
a great Charge to fall upon the said Rose, by Payment of such 
Men as he had brought with him, & also nine Days loss of Time 
to himself, for which he expected to be reimbursed : We thought 
it reasonable that a proper Allowance should be made him, in 
Consideration of his said Expence, & Loss of Time : But his De- 
mands appearing extraordinary, we reduced it to what we thought 
just; & agreed upon the Sum of £4.. 8.. o to be paid him in full of 
that Demand, which he thought was hard dealing, but accepted of 
the Same, & it was ordered to be paid. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah November \2^^ 1742. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson \ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Leonard Rigler having a Lott lately run out among the New 
Settlers beyond Hampstead; & Jacob Curtz expecting a Lott 
among the Dutch Servants at a Place called the White Bluff, 
they have made it their joint Request to exchange each their sev- 
eral Rights & Pretensions aforesaid; And it appearing unto us, 
that it is for the Benefit of both : It is approved of. 

The Widow Harts a Servant of the Trustees, being disabled 
in her Limbs, & thereby rendered incapable of Labour, so that 
she has no Pay from the Trustees, applied to this Board for Re- 



COLONIAL PECORDS. 63, 

lief: And she appearing a real Object of Charity, the Sum of 
two Shillings and six Pence is allowed her Weekly, 'till further 
Order. 

John Lyndall, one of the Tythingmen, having rendered himself 
incapable of holding the said Office, by the Disposal of his Free-r 
hold; It is recommended to the President to think of a proper 
Person to fill up the Vacancy. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Nov' 20^^ 1742. 



Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson y Assistants 
Sam* Marcer 



I 



It appearing to this Board that the Monies last issued, was ex- 
pended: Therefore the farther Sum of £100 is ordered to be is- 
sued for publick Service. 

Information being brought to this Board, that Andrew Duchee 
went off in the Night last past in a clandestine Manner, in a Boat 
laden with divers Chests, Casks, & other Effects, designing to 
put himself & said Goods, on board a Sloop lying at Cockspur, 
which came lately from New York, & was now bound for Bur- 
mudas : And the said And^ Duchee having taken no Permit for 
so doing; moreover it appearing to Us, that he had other secret 
Designs in View, which might be of evil Tendency in Respect to 
the Interest of the Trust: for these Reasons it was the unani- 
mous Opinion of this Board, that a Boat should immediately be 
sent with all possible Speed, & that an Officer or two should be 
put on Board the said Boat, with a Warrant from the Magistrate, 
to go on Board the said Sloop, (if happily they might find her not 
yet sailed) & there to apprehend the said Duchee, & bring him 
before them, that Examination might be duly made into the 
Premises. 

In the Evening the Boat retum'd with the Officers sent, & the 
said Duchee in their Custody; when upon strict Enquiry into 



64 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Said Duchee's Proceedings, it was judged necessary that he 
should find Sureties to be answerable to the Trustees, for such 
Sums of Money as he stood charged with in their Books, & not 
to depart the Colony 'till the Trustees Pleasure could be known 
therein : But he not readily finding such Security, it was deter- 
mined that he should remain in the Officers Custody, 'till Monday 
Morning. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 4^*" 1742. 

Present Will"* Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson ► Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

A Report having been made to the President, that one Will" 
Hambleton residing on this River, near Pallachocola's Fort, hath 
lately made a Practice of crossing the River into this Province, 
making a Spoil, & destroying Cattle, that are strayed from their 
respective Owners; And sufficient Evidence being wanted to 
form a Prosecution against him ; this Board being informed that 
one Josiah Lowell at or near Mount Pleasant can give farther 
Light into the said Practices : It is therefore thought proper that 
the said Lowell be sent for at the Trustees Expence, that such 
Methods may be taken as are necessary to prevent such illicit 
Practices. 

Whereas several People whose Times are expired, have ap- 
plied to this Board, that they might have Encouragement given 
them, to go upon & cultivate Land : We thereupon had Recourse 
to the Trustees Letter (by their Secretary M' Martyn) of the 
2^^ of April 1741 : wherein we find the following Directions. 
"To take Care that a sufficient Quantity of good Land be im- 
"mediately surveyed of Lotts of 50 Acres each, that all Servants 
"newly out of their Time, may be put in Possession thereof ; As 
"likewise that the Trust Servants, at the taking up their Lotts, 
"shall have an Allowance for 12 Months at the Rate of 8* a Day 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 66 

*'each Man, & 6^ a Day each Woman, with a Cow, Calf, & Sow 
"to each Man, & the usual working Tools." From whence some 
Doubts have arisen, how farr the Trust's Intentions were to be 
extended (Viz*) whether those Words are meant restrictively to 
such Servants only, as came hither indented to the Trust, or 
whether any other Servants, & of what Kind, may be intitled to 
the Benefit: There having been several other foreign Servants 
(as also English) imported; particularly a certain Number of 
German Servants by Cap" Thomson in the Year 1738, of which 
those few remaining in this Part of the Colony, appear to be in- 
dustrious People, & are desirous to go upon Land, but want Abil- 
ity: It is therefore recommended to the President forthwith to 
lay the Same before the Trustees, that their Directions may be 
had therein. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the County of 
Savannah in Georgia from the 4"* of December 1742 exclusive 
to the 3** of January inclusive 174^. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 11^^ 1742. 



Present < 



f Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 



It appearing to this Board that the Money last issued for the 
Current Service is near expended ; therefore the farther Sum of 
£50 is ordered to be issued for that Purpose. 

The President producing a Letter to this Board from M' Hab- 
ersham wherein he requests Payment of the Sum of £15, being 
the Ballance due on Account of a Long Boat bought of him, for 
the Pilot at Tybee; And it appearing, that the Trustees had di- 
rected Means should be used to bring M' Habersham to account 
for £150 which were lodged in M' Whitefield's Hands and for 
which M' Habersham by the Order of M' Whitefield undertook 



66 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to account; It is therefore the Opinion of this Board that the 
President do not order the Payment of the said Sum of £15 to the 
said Habersham, untill he has accounted for the said isof. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 21"* 1742. 

{Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson [ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

It appearing to this Board that the Money last issued for Cur- 
rent Service is near expended and the Quarterly Salaries becom- 
ing due the Sum of £150 is issued for that purpose. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah December 24^ 1742. 

f Wiir Stephens President 

Assistants 



T. , J Henry Parker 1 

Present <^ Charles Watson I 

(^ Samuel Marcer J 



The Dutch Servants lately out of their Time attending the 
Board for the better Confirmation of those Lotts that they drew 
yesterday, and M' Avery being sent for to shew Us the Plan of 
those Lands, which he had run out for their Use, wherein it 
appeared that there were 30 Lotts laid down for the like Number 
of Families, the following List of 26 of those entitled to the Pos- 
session thereof was enter'd on the Plan, (Viz*) 

N° I Leonard Raudner N^ 7 C*^ 

2 Daniel Deigler 8 CO 

3 Conrade Fierer 9 Widow Havemer 

4 Jacob Plessy 10 John Belligout 

5 John Nobellet 1 1 Conrade Densler 

6 C*^ 12 Widow Keelor 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



57 



N** 13 David Keifer 

14 Theobald Keifer 

15 Widow Fritz 

16 Adam Gardner 

17 Widow Young 

18 CO 

19 Henry Steinhavell 

20 Henry Nongazer 

21 Christopher Sheifer 



N° 22 Caul Rheiter 

23 Valentine Blume 

24 Jacob Dice 

25 Jacob Nongazer 

26 Johannes Berrier 

27 Gasper Sniden 

28 Christopher Steinhavell 

29 Peter Dowle 

30 Adam Rheinstettler 



And the aforesaid Persons making Application to be supply'd 
with Tools to carry on their Cultivations, It is ordered that the 
Sum of twenty Shillings each Family be paid them for that pur- 
pose; And likewise that three cross gutt Saws, three Froes, one 
Grind Stone, and a Com Mill be delivered for the General Service 
of the Town. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah January 3** 1742. 



Present " 



W° Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson \ Assistants 
^ Samuel Marcer 



5S1C 

1 



It appearing to this Board that the Money last issued for cur- 
rent Service is expended, Therefore the farther Sum of £100 is 
ordered to be issued for that purpose. 



58 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in the Province of Georgia from January 
the 3* 174^ exclusive, to March the 5^^ inclusive 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Jan^ the 29"* 174^. 

Present Will" Stephens Presd* ' 
Henry Parker 



Cha' Watson 
Sam^ Marcer 



- Assistants 



George Uland and the Widow Croft applying to this Board 
that they might have fifty Acres of Land each granted them in 
the Township of Vernonburgh ; and they having honestly serv'd 
their Times : It is granted as follows N** 7 to the Widow Croft, 
and N° 8 to the said George Uland. 

The Swiss and other Germans settled at^ Village called Acton 
between Hampstead & Vernonburgh being in Want of a Grind- 
stone & Com Mill & making Application to this Board that they 
might be supplied therewith (they any of them being unable to 
furnish themselves with tlie same) It is granted for the common 
Use of the Village in general. 

There being several Families formerly made a Present of by 
the Trustees to Ebenezer, And now applying (by M' Bolzius who 
recommends 'em as very industrious People) for a Years Allow- 
ance as given to the Trustees Servants to enable them to go on in 
their Cultivations And the Trustees Orders being limited to their 
own Servants. We could not justify paying the said Allowance, 
without farther Orders from them Which therefore the President 
is desired to apply for. 

It appearing the Money last issued for Current Service is near 
expended; therefore £100 more is issued for the same Purposes. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 59 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah February 9*^ 174^. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Henry Parker \ * . . . 
Sam'Marcer / Assistants 

The last Money ordered to be issued, being near expended £56 
more is now ordered to be issued for the Current Services. 

Joseph Barker having at this late Court been found guilty of 
the Fraud which he was charged with, for which he had paid the 
Fine then imposed ; & now appearing before this Board ; he was 
allowed and ordered to return Home, & to deliver in to us on or 
before the first Week of March next, an Acco* of all Cattle 
received by him from the first Settling of the Cowpen to this Day, 
and likewise their Increase ; & what Number & to what Uses any 
of the said Cattle or Horses had been disposed of : that thereby 
we might be enabled to render an Acco^ to the Trust, & judge how 
well qualified he was to continue longer in their Service. 

The late Pilot Boat under the Care of James Dormer having 
been imhappily lost, & a due Enquiry made how it came to pass ; 
it was found to be occasioned by a violent Storm of Wind, where- 
by she dragged her Anchors, drove ashore bulged & simk. Where- 
upon we had Recourse to James Dormer ; who readily acquiesced 
in resolving to provide another at his own Expense, that should 
be equally capable of performing the Service: but hoped the 
Trust would allow him some Consideration, when he had so done ; 
the Accident that befell him, not being thro any Neglect or Fault 
of his. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah Feb^ 24*^ I74^- 

Present Will" Stephens President. 

Henry Parker \ a • . . 
Sam^Marcer / Assistants 

The Widow Gardener petitioning this Board for Relief; and 



60 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

being well known to be a laborious carefuU Woman, with two 
small Children; whom together with herself .she has supported 
without any Assistance from the Trust ; but being now reduced 
to the last Extremity, & her Children quite destitute of Cloathing ; 
She was thought a great Object of Charity: wherefore 'twas 
thought proper to order her forty Shillings for the Cloathing of 
herself & Children. 

Whereas the Person officiating as Clerk imder the late M' Or- 
ton, to whom there was an Allowance of £5 ^ Ann:; has for 
several Months past absented himself from performing that Serv- 
ice ; whereupon choice has been made of a young Lad to set the 
Tune of the Psalm, when the Congregation met in Divine Serv- 
ice ; & he has so behaved as to be well approved of ; It is ordered 
that ten Shillings a Quarter be allowed him for his Encourage- 
ment, till another Minister shall come to appoint such as he likes, 
or 'till farther Order. 

The Money order'd to be issued at the last Meeting appearing 
to be properly disbursed, & come near to an End; & a Months 
Pay becoming due on Monday next to the Trusts late Servants, 
now upon their Land; It is ordered that the Sum of £100 be 
issued for that & other current Services. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah March 5^^ 174^3- 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The President making Report to us, that since the last Meet- 
ing several of the Dutch Servants, now settled at Vernonburgh; 
had made Application to him to be supplied with Potatoes for 
Seed as a Gift ; which he thought was unreasonable after having 
been so plentifully supplied with whatever they demanded, at the 
Time of the Expiration of their Service ; & moreover the Benefit 
which they were yet to reap of their Years Pay to come; the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 61 

Gentlemen now met were of like Opinion with the Answer that 
had been given them, "That there was no End in satisfying their 
Cravings" Therefore 'twas judged necessary to put a Stop to it. 

Resolved that forty Cows & Calves be provided for the afore- 
said Dutch Servants settled at Vemonburgh And that Orders be 
g^iven to the Trustees Cowpen Keeper at Ebenezer to get up such 
a Quantity as soon as possible. And forasmuch as Hoggs are of 
Difficulty to be got It is thought expedient to allow each Family 
fourteen Shillings to provide themselves with a Sow, Cock & Hen 
pursuant to the Trustees Directions. 

This Board taking again into Consideration the Affair of 
Joseph Barker at the Cowpeh, & finding that there has been 
hitherto a general Neglect in bringing up the Cattle (whereof 
many are gone wild) partly occasioned by Want of sufficient 
Hands and Horses to do the Work effectually : It is therefore re- 
solved that for the future the following Regulations be observed 
(Viz^) That six new Horses be bought & added to those already 
there which are in a great Measure worn out ; That four Men be 
hired to assist, in hunting, driving, marking, branding, &c, for 
six Months in every Year ; & to be reduced to two the remaining 
part of the Year : That a proper Person who can be confided in, 
be sought for, & employ'd to spend at least one Week in every 
Month at the said Cowpen during the Hunting Season, to oversee 
what is & has been done; with Power to check or displace any 
Person found negligent in his Duty ; to prevent any Inf ringments 
or Embezlements of the Trustees Rights ; & to render an Acco^ of 
those Matters when thereto required: that Saddles, Bridles, & 
Cordage necessary be provided ; As also Provisions, for Barker, 
his Wife, £| others assisting, in such Manner as from Time to 
Time shall be thought proper. 

M' Watson making Application to this Board for a Tract of 
five hundred Acres of Land to be run out for him, at the Head 
of little Ogeechy River, in order to obtain a Grant thereof from 
the hon*"*® Trustees; It was thought advisable that he should 
petition the Trustees : But that in the mean Time the Surveyor 
might run it out and wait the Trustees Confirmation. 



62 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in the Province of Georgia from March 
the 5"" 174^ exclusive to the 3* of May 1743 inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for^the 
County of Savannah March the 22** 174^. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 

Henry Parker 1 a • . . 
Sam^Marcer | Assistants 

Information being given us by M' Hunter, who visited the 
poor Lad that had his Limbs broken, that during the present Ex- 
tremities he lay under, *twas needfull some extraordinary Care 
should be taken that he might not want proper Assistance to 
move him on Occasion, & be frequently helpfull otherwise; which 
was more than his Father or Mother could do, without giving up 
their Plantation Work, to their future irrevocable Loss; It is 
judg'd thereupon reasonable that ten Shillings ^ Week should 
be allow'd, during a few Weeks, in Order to procure such As- 
sistance as is absolutely needfull; & that whatever is wanting 
proper for him to take, whilst he is in so great Misery & Danger, 
shall be directed by the Doctor to be provided ; & paid for out of 
the publick Money, on his certifying it so to be. 

After looking over carefully the last Issues of Sola Bills, & 
Disbursements therewith made : we were next to make a Compu- 
tation of what farther Sums would be needfull to be issued forth- 
with; and finding that the Demands at this Time were higher 
than common, by Reason of a Months Pay immediately growing 
due to the Trusts late Servants, together with the Cost of provid- 
ing Swine and Poultry for their Use, as ^ Order, now they are 
settled; moreover the Quarters Salaries in few Days more be- 
coming also payable; less than £200 would not answer those 
Ends, & be sufficient also for other Current Services, & incidental 
Charges ; Wherefore 'tis ordered that the Sum of £200 be issued 
for tlie Purposes aforesaid. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 63 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah April 5*** 1743. 

Present Will" Stephens President. 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson y Assistants 
Sam* Marcer J 

The Cash last issued for Current Service appears on perusal of 
the Accompts to have been properly expended Therefore the far- 
ther Sum of f 100 is ordered to be issued for the same Purpose 
And one other Sum of f 100 is also order'd, out of which Horses 
are to be paid for pursuant to a Resolution of this Board at a 
Meeting the 5"" Day of March last. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah April 26"* 1743 

Present. Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 



1' 



Charles Watson Y Assistants 
Sam* Marcer 

Whereas at a Meeting of the President & Assistants on the 
20'** of July last past; the Board came to a Resolution (for Rea- 
sons therein mentioned) to dismiss John Pye from the Office of 
Clerk, since which Time no other Person has been appointed to 
succeed him The Board now met taking the same into Consider- 
ation do nominate Nicholas Rigbye to perform the same Office 
untill the Trustees Pleasure is known therein. 

John Rinck making Application to this Board in Behalf of 
himself & Son, (who have both serv'd out their Time by Inden- 
ture in this Colony,) that they might have each of 'em a Lott 
granted them of fifty Acres each within the County of Savannah, 
& more especially being desirous to be settled near their Coun- 
trymen in the Village of Acton It is order'd that the same be 
granted, & that the Surveyor be acquainted therewith for the 
Running out the Same. 



64 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

I 

The Wife of John Peter Britton being very weak after her 
late lying in, & having three small Children, the Eldest of which 
is but four Years of Age, whom her Husband is not able to pro- 
vide for, & they appearing to be very sober industrious People 
It is order'd that twenty Shillings be given her to support her 
under her present Necessities. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah May 3** 1743. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Cha* Watson • Assistants 
Sam* Marcer 

The last Money ordered to be issued drawing near an End, & 
appearing to be properly disposed of, One hundred Pounds more 
is order'd to be issued for Current Services. 

Whereas at a Meeting on the 22** of March last the Sum of ten 
Shillings ^ Week was order'd for the Relief of a poor Lad who 
had his Limbs broken, & was in great Danger of his Life by the 
falling of a Tree at Vernonburgh, he now lying in a fair Way of 
Recovery (as the Doctor reports to us) & requiring the less 
Assistance to help him It is judg'd that five Shillings ^ Week for 
a few Weeks to come may be sufficient. 

Daniel Deigler having formerly drawn a Lott N** 2 in the 
Township of Vernonburgh, & afterwards the Lott N° 18 being 
undrawn & Vacant ; at the Request of the said Dan* Deigler to 
this Board, for good Reasons then appearing to us. He the said 
Dan* Deigler was allow'd to occupy & take Possession of the 
said Lott N° 18 instead of the aforesaid Lott N° 2, which was 
thought proper to be now enter'd, being casually ommitted at the 
Time of the Exchange. 

Nicholas Haner petitioning this Board for Relief, having had 
the Misfortune some time since of breaking his Leg, which has 
reduced him to great Necessities, & having clear'd & planted (as 
we are informed) about 12 Acres of Ground, which must run to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 66 

Ruin unless it can be kept clean & duly look'd after, which he is 
not able to do, if he is oblig'd to earn his Bread elsewhere by 
Hire; This Board therefore is of Opinion that he is a worthy 
Object of Compassion, & for his Encouragement to carry on his 
Plantation They do order him twenty Shillings for his present 
Relief, besides paying the Surgeons Bill. 

Pursuant to a Resolution of the,5^** of March last an Order was 
now sent to Joseph Barker to provide forty Cows with young 
Calves for the Inhabitants of Acton & Vemonburgh, & other 
Ten for Ebenezer. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in Georgia from the 3"* May 1743 exclu- 
sive to the 31'^ May 1743 inclusive. 

At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
County of Savannah May the 24"* 1743. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Charles Watson \ a • ^ . 
Samuel Marcer / Assistants 

The Money last issued being near expended, and some large 
Payments coming on It is ordered that the Sum of one Hundred 
and fifty Pounds be issued for Current Services. 

Pursuant to an Order made by this Board on the third of May 
last for the supplying the Inhabitants of Acton and Vemonburgh 
with fifty Cows and Calves. It is now reported by M*" Marcer 
who had the Care of it, that the said Order had been complied 
with, and the forty Cows with young Calves have been delivered 
to the Peoples Satisfaction for which they have respectively 
given their Receipts. 



6 P— •▼Ol 6 



68 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah May the 31"* I743- 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Petition of Robert Vaughan and the Petition of Abraham 
Minis being presented to this Board and read, each Petitioner 
requesting a five hundred Acre Tract of Land to be granted them 
The same is referred to be considered of at another Meeting. 

The Lad that was hurt by the Fall of a Tree at Vemonburgh 
as mentioned at a former Meeting being near recovered It is 
judged that the five Shillings a Week heretofore allovv'd him may 
be reduced to three Shillings ^ Week and it is accordingly so 
ordered. 

Thomas Lee petitioning this Board for the Freehold Lott N** 
I in Holland Tything Percival Ward; Upon his promising that 
he would immediately improve the Same It is ordered that a 
Warrant be issued to the Constable to deliver him Possession 
thereof. 

Whereas at a Meeting of the President and Assistants on the 
5^*" of March last It was resolved (among other Things) that a 
proper Person, who could be confided in should be sought for and 
employed to visit the Trustees Cowpen at Ebenezer once a Month, 
during the Season of hunting up the Cattle to oversee what should 
be doing there in managing the Trusts Affairs, with Power to 
check or displace any Person or Persons found negligent or un- 
f aithfull in his or their Duty, to prevent any Infringement or Em- 
bezlements of the Trustees Rights, which Person should render 
an Account of all Matters within his Observation to this Board; 
And M*" Samuel Marcer (who at the Request of this Board had 
lately undertaken to see a sufficient Number of Cows and Calves 
brought from the said Cowpen for the Use of the New Settlers 
at Vemonburgh and Acton as %? Minute of the last Board) hav- 
ing on that Occasion seen in some Measure after what manner 
those employed there went on with their Business ; does now sig- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 67 

nify to this Board his being willing and ready to undertake what 
was judg'd needfull on the 5*^ of March last aforesaid And We 
having full Assurance of his Capacity and good Judgment therein, 
do therefore approve of his taking the said Charge upon him, 
which we promise ourselves will be greatly to the Advantage of 
the Honorable Trustees And it is hereby ordered that Coppy of 
the said Minute of the 5"* of March last be delivered to M' Mar- 
cer for his Instruction As also Coppy of this Minute whereby all 
Persons concerned are required to pay due Obedience thereto. 

The Board taking into Consideration the dangerous State the 
Wharf is at present in and the likelyhood of its falling to Decay 
without timely Care taken to prevent it, and Complaint being 
made by the present Wharfinger that he is incapable of either 
repairing or paying Rent for the Same without Regulations being 
made in Respect of Wharfage, many Boats from Carolina and 
the adjacent Parts frequently coming with Provisions hither, and 
refusing to unload their Goods or sell the Same otherwise than 
in their Boats, whereby the Wharfinger is deprived of the Benefit 
of Wharfage It is therefore ordered by this Board, that all Canoes 
coming to Markett with any Sort of Goods whatever (not the 
Produce of this Colony) shall be oblig'd to come to at the Wharf, 
in Order for a publick Markett being made of the Goods, and 
that the Owner or Owners of the said Boat or Boats shall be 
oblig'd to pay the Wharfinger for the time Being One Shilling 
Sterling for such lying at the Wharf exclusive of other Charges 
heretofore allow'd the Wharfinger, and which he is entitled to for 
landing of Goods. The Masters of all Long Boats and Petty- 
aguas two Shillings and six Pence each And the Masters of all 
Sloops, Schooners, &c five Shillings; and if any of the' Craft 
aforesaid shall lay at the Wharf exceeding forty eight Hours 
then the Owner or Owners thereof shall be liable to pay double 
Wharfage. 



«8 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in the Province of Georgia in America 
from the 31"* of May 1743 exclusive to the 27^ of July 1743 
inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah June the 23^ 1743 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson \ Assistants 
Sam* Marcer J 

An Account being given in to this Board by Cap" Richard 
Kent of three Pounds Sterling which he had disbursed in taking 
a Felon pursuant to Instructions which he received from M'' 
Thomas Jones by a Letter of the 25"* of August 1741 And it 
appearing that he had really disbursed the Same It was ordered 
to be paid. 

The Reverend M' Bolzius petitioning this Board to allow him 
a Quantity of Boards, Planks, and Scantling, which are lying at 
the decayed Saw Mill at Old Ebenezer towards building an In- 
firmary for the Maintainance and Relief of poor sick People in 
and near the Saltzburghers Settlement at New Ebenezer; We 
taking the said Petition into Consideration are of Opinion that 
we have no Power to make a Gift of any Thing belonging to the 
Trust without their speciall directions; But forasmuch as it may 
take Damage by lying too long exposed to the Weather and 
being very handy for M*" Bolzius*s Use in the aforesaid Purpose, 
We apprehend M' Bolzius may take such Quantities of the Same, 
as he may want (it being first measured) and leave it to the Trust 
(upon its being represented to them by Us) whether they will set 
any and what Value upon it. 

Pursuant to an Order given the Trusts Cowpen Keeper at 
Ebenezer to provide a Quantity of Cows and Calves for Acton, 
Vemonburgh, and Ebenezer as noted the third of May last ; M*" 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 69 

Marcer who had the Inspection of it, now reports that the said 
Order had been compHed with, and that the ten Head therein or- 
dered for Ebenezer had been accordingly dehvered ; And also one 
Cow and Calf over and above, there having been ft Mistake in the 
former Order. 

M' Marcer farther reports to Us that He finds it necessary that 
another Hand ought to be hired for the Service of the Trustees 
Cowpen at Ebenezer over and above the four Hands already 
hired pursuant to a Resolution of this Board at a Meeting of 
the 5^** of March last, And that for Want of such a Hand the 
Trustees Business at the said Cowpen may greatly suffer There- 
fore the Same is ordered. 

The Money last issued being near expended and the Quarters 
Salaries becoming due It is ordered that the Sum of two hun- 
dred Pounds be issued for Current Services. 

Nicholas Rigbye the Clerk lately appointed to the President 
and Assistants having entered in a fair Book the Proceedings of 
the Board from the 14*^ of June 1742 to this Time, and also 
given his Attendance at their several Meetings It is therefore 
ordered that for such his Service, the Salary of Clerk be paid him 
from Mid Summer last ; M' Pye the late Clerk being allow'd the 
Salary only to that Time. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July the 14"* 1743. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Charles Watson \ . . 
Samuel Marcer / Assistants. 

The Money last issued appearing to be near expended the Sum 
of fifty Pounds is ordered to be indorsed for the Current Service. 



70 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
County of Savannah July 2f^ 1743. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
Charles Watson \ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Petition of Cap" John Linder of Purysburgh desiring a a 

(Bic) 

Freehold Lott in this Town being presented to this Board and 
read, The same was rejected on Account of the said Linders being 
known to be a troublesome Man, But the Board thought fit to 
give Leave for his taking up fifty Acres of Land among the Swiss 
his Country Men at Acton if he thinks fit. 

The Money last issued being near expended as appears by the 
Accounts now inspected The Sum of one hundred Pounds more 
is thought necessary to be issued for the Current Service. 

The Board observing that several Accounts brought in by M' 
Avery appeared very intricate and M' Avery being sent for and 
not giving a satisfactory Account ; the Board adjoum'd the far- 
ther Consideration of it till to Morrow Morning. 

July the 28"* 1743. 

The Board again resumed the Affair relating to M' Avery, who 
appeared according to last Nights Appointment in Order to clear 
up several Particulars in the said Accounts, which with a good 
deal of Difficulty We in some Measure unravelled, wherein there 
appeared no wilfull Fraud but the Intricacy chiefly arose from his 
having blended his Surveying with the other publick Acco*'. 
Therefore putting the Acco** past in the best Light we could We 
recommended it to M*" Avery to be more distinct in his Accounts 
for the future or otherwise we could not look upon ourselves 
justified in ordering Payment. 

The Widow Bowling being disabled in her Limbs & reduced to 
a very low Condition, whereby she is rendered unable to gain her 
Living by Labour It is therefore ordered that the Sum of twenty 
Shillings be given her towards her future Support. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 71 

Lieu* Coll* Heron having applied some time since to the Presi- 
dent for a Freehold Lott in this Town, and the Same being now 
imparted to the Board, N** 6 in Heathcotte Tything in Deckers 
Ward was granted to Him, being the Lott which he desired, and 
which he designed immediately to make Improvements upon. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in the Province of Georgia in America 
from the 28'*" of July 1743 exclusive to the 14"" of September 
1743 inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah August the 15'** 1743. 

Present. Will" Stephens President 

Henry Parker 1 * • . . 
William Spencer /Assistants 

The Money last issued being expended sooner than expected 
It is ordered that the Sum of fifty Pounds be issued for the Cur- 
rent Service. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannali August the 27^ 1743. 

Present Wiir Stephens President 

Henry Parker \ a • . ^ 
Samuel Marcer / Assistants 

The President receiving several Packetts of the 10^^ and 20"* 
of May last from the Trust yesterday in the Evening. He now 
communicated them to this Board, when some Hours were spent 
in the Perusal and Consideration of the Same in Order to carry 
tliem into Execution as soon as the Nature thereof would permit. 



72 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah September i** 1743. 

Present Will" Stephens President 

Henry Parker 1a-.. 
William Spencer / Assistants 

M*" John Dobell appearing at this Board and producing a Let- 
ter from the Honourable Trustees wherein was signified that the 
Office of Register was in him and desiring Assistance thereupon 
agreeable to the Contents of the aforesaid Letter ; He was told 
that he should provide Such as he thought sufficient acquainting 
Us therewith, and We should be ready to concurr in forwarding 
the Same. 

A Letter with an Account from M" Mathews being delivered 
to the President whilst this Board was sitting, wherein was a 
Demand of sundry Sums to the Amount of about nineteen or 
twenty Pounds Part whereof was for the Support of Indians at 
her House and likewise on their Passage to Frederica to Warr 
Other Part thereof being for Damages done about her House and 
Plantation by the said Indians ; It is the Opinion of this Board 
that the Damages ought to be set forth and proved at the next 
Court, and there to be determined ; As to the Expence of enter- 
taining the Indians going to Warr, such Charge must regularly 
be laid before the General, the Trustees having enjoined Us not 
to pay such Expence, the Same being properly fof the Kings 
Service. 

The Money last issued being duly expended as appears upon 
looking into the Accounts It is thought needfull that the Sum 
of fifty Pounds more be issued for the Current Service. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 73 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah September the 13^ 
1743 

Present Will" Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer > Assistants. 
Samuel Marcer J 

Letter from the Reverend M*" Bolzius was delivered to this 
Board wherein he craves a Support for the Maintainance of M*^ 
Philo the Physician at Ebenezer referring to a Letter from' M*" 
Verelst of the 2^ of August 1742 Coppy of which We had re- 
course to ; But as the Trustees have since sent an Estimate where- 
in no such Support is mentioned This Board is of Opinion that 
they cannot comply with the aforesaid Request, nor any of the 
like Nature, which We find no Provision made for in the present 
Estimate sent. 

And M*" Bolzius farther in his said Letter desiring that the 
Boards, Scantlin, and Planks, at Old Ebenezer, which he form- 
erly applied for to build an Infirmary as ^ Minute of the 23** of 
June last He now applied for a Grant of the Same with an Intent, 
as he sets forth to build a House for raising Silk; Whereupon 
the Board after mature Consideration were of Opinion to adhere 
to their former Resolutions of the 23"* of June aforesaid Upon 
which Terms if he thinks proper to take them, he might have 
them. 

The Doctor who has been employed in taking Care of the Sick 
during the Year past, having according to Order brought in his 
Bill to Mid-Summer last amounting to the Sum of twenty seven 
Pounds, ten Shillings, and five Pence ; It is observed that in the 
aforesaid Bill there are several Persons mentioned, who receive 
Weekly Allowances from the Trustees to enable them to culti- 
vate their Lands, Some of which we think are well able to pay for 
themselves: It is therefore ordered that the Clerk at the Store 
demands the Same of the People, the Whole amounting to up- 
wards of three Pounds, which upon Refusal he is to stop the 
Same out of their respective Allowances. But as for the other 



74 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Part We look upon it as a great Deed of Charity to pay it, the 
Persons being in no Ways capable of it. 

Joseph Faulker petitioning this Board for a Freehold Lott in 
the Township of Vemonburg : N** 2 in the said Township is here- 
by ordered him. 

The Petition of Edward Davidson a young Man who served 
his Time with James Anderson in this Colony desiring a Freehold 
Lott in this Town It is ordered that he be put in Possession of the 
Lott N** 9 in the fourth Tything in the Lower New Ward. 

Whereas frequent Complaints have been made to some of the 
Members of this Board of the great Neglects, Impositions, and 
ill Usage, practiced by John Wright Son to the Widow Fitzwalter 
Wharfinger : It is therefore ordered that the Wharfinger do keep 
or cause to be kept a Book wherein Entry shall be made of all 
Goods landed at the Wharf and the Rates received for landing 
of the same And that the Wharfinger shall not demand more 
than the Rates set forth by this Board As also for all Goods 
exported And it is ordered that a Coppy of this Minute be given 
to the Wharfinger, who is hereby required to pay due Obedience 
to it. 

John Browne appearing unto Us to be in a very indigent State 
of Life, and having frequently applied to this Board for Relief, 
which sometimes has been granted, and sometimes refused; for- 
asmuch as the said Browne is not to be trusted with Money to 
purchase the Necessaries of Life; but squanders away what he 
gets in Debauchery; It is thought expedient by this Board that 
an Allowance of a two Pound Loaf of Bread daily be given him 
in Specie towards the Support of himself and Wife; And 'twill 
be expected that by their joint Endeavours added thereto they 
may be able to provide other Food sufficient for their Maintain- 
ance. 



COLONIAL RECORDS.. 76 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah September the 14*^ 
1743 

Present Wiir Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Whereas sundry Complaints were made by the Constables and 
Others against Thomas Ellis Tythingman for his having notori- 
ously insulted Them in the Execution of their Office and for 
other Breaches of the Peace when upon Duty on Guard and under 
Colour of his Office of Tythingman; It is therefore resolved in 
Consideration of such Behaviour that he is unfit to serve in the 
said Office And it is recommended to the President to appoint 
another in his Stead. 

The Money last issued being so farr expended as not sufficient 
to pay the Dutch lately settled, their Monthly Allowance as or- 
dered by the Trust ; It is therefore ordered that the Sum of fifty 
Pounds more be issued for the Current Service. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Town and 
County of Savannah in the Province of Georgia in America 
from the 14'** of September 1743 exclusive to the 12^^ of Octo- 
ber 1743 inclusive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah September the 29^^ 
1743- 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson - Assistants 
William Spencer 

In Regard that the Quarters Salaries become now due and the 
Money last issued being near expended as appears by the Ac- 



76 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

counts : It is ordered that the Sum of One hundred and Eighty 
Pounds be issued for Payment of the said Salaries and other 
Current Services. 

Adjourned till to Morrow. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah September the 30^** 
1743- 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson I . . 
William Spencer f Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

M"" Marcer having been to inspect the Trusts Cowpen at Ebe- 
nezer and now returned, reports to this Board, that there has been 
very ill Management during the three last Months whilst he was 
confined from going there by a long Sickness ; That at his first 
coming there He was apprehensive least the Mortality, that has 
gone thro most part of the Province, might be among the Cattle 
as it was lately reported at Savannah ; for that he saw six Head 
that had been sick but were upon Recovery, but had not yet heard 
of any being dead, from whence 'tis to be hoped, that the Cold 
Weather coming on might put a Stop to it, as it has done for 
two or three Years past. 

The Examinations of Christopher Rylander and George Heldt 
relating to the Trusts Cowpen at Old Ebenezer, where they were 
hired Servants, are as follows. Viz : 

Christopher Rylander declares to this Board that the Com 
bought for the Support of the Trustees Cowpen was disposed of 
by Barker in feeding his own Hoggs which ought to have been 
applied in feeding the Trusts Horses ; And whenever such Com 
began to grow short He of 'times hid it for his own private Use, 
and denied the Trustees Horses any; And that He the said 
Barker very frequently fed Strangers as also his own Horses with 
such Com; And Rylander farther saith, That the Rice sent up 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 77 

for Provisions for the Men was frequently and mostly given to 
the Hoggs both raw and boiled ; And that the said Barkers Fowls 
of which he had a large Number also partaked of both Com and 
Rice ; And that all Strangers who pass'd that Way used the said 
Barkers House as a publick House, and what Provisions the said 
Barker supplied 'em with He made them pay for at an extrava- 
gant Rate, altho the Same were the Trustees Store; And the 
said Rylander really thinks that had the Horses had their Due of 
the Com provided for them, they would have been in a much bet- 
ter Case, their Poverty proceeding more from the Scantiness of 
Provisions, than hard Riding; And Lastly the said Rylander 
declares, That had the Steers (which from time to time were 
hunted up) been kept together, he verily believes there might 
have been above a Hundred fit for Slaughter. 

George Heldt declares. That Barker disposed of the Corn, and 
Rice sent up for the Use of the Trustees Cowpen to his Fowls 
whereof there were supposed to have been about six Hundred, 
but at this present time he believes to be three Hundred, And also 
his Hoggs of Which there were Seventeen in Number, were con- 
stantly fed therewith in so extravagant a Manner, that he has 
often picked it off the' Ground after they had eat as long as they 
could; And likewise that he has been ordered to turn out, the 
Tmstees Horses without Cora, and that Strangers Horses were 
fed with that Com, for which Barker receiv'd Payment, as also 
for what Provisions such Strangers themselves eat; And the 
said Heldt confidently believes that the said Hoggs and Fowls 
eat as much as, or more Com than the Trustees Horses; And 
also sais that notwithstanding the Tmstees Horses had been with- 

(8ic) 

out Cora for three Weeks or a Month past, the said Barker con- 
cealed Com in private Places for his Hoggs and Fowls; And 
farther that the said Barker sold Provisions to sundry Persons 
to carry them on their Journeys, as likewise to Indians by Way 
of Exchange for other Things. 

This Board deferred the farther Consideration of this Affair to 
another Meeting. 

M" Camuse attending this Board by Order, the President 
read to her the Paragraph of the Secretarys Letter relating to 



78 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Silk Manufacture, and it being thought Matter of Conse- 
quence; A Coppy of the Same was ordered to be deliver'd her 
for her farther Consideration ; that She might be enabled to give 
a proper Answer thereto. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah October the f^ 1743. 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 



Samuel Marcer 



Assistants. 



Whereas Complaint hath been made to Us by several of the 
Inhabitants of Acton, that they were at a great Loss for the Want 
of a Crosscutt Saw & Froe, which many of them were unable to 
purchase for themselves ; and as the Inhabitants of Vemonburgh 
who are their Neighbours, were allowed One of each to ten Fam- 
ilies ; and there being upwards of Ten of These, that were in the 
Trusts Service; Therefore they humbly request that One Saw 
and one Froe, might be allowed to them ; Which is agreed to. 

Henry Anderly petitioning this Board for a Freehold Lott in 
the Township of Vemonburgh; N** 6 in the said Township is 
hereby ordered him. 

The Money last issued being near expended the Sum of one 
hundred Pounds is hereby ordered to be issued for Payment of 
the Allowance of the Dutch Servants and other incident Ex- 
pences. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 79 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah October the ii"^ I743- 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



>- Assistants 



Joseph Wachter petitioning this Board for a Lott among the 
Switzers his Countrymen at Acton : It is ordered that he be put 
in Possession of One of the Vacant Lotts in the said Village. 

M' John Dobell petitioning this Board for the Lott N** 6 in 
the first Tything of the Lower New Ward ; Upon Enquiry We 
are informed, that the former Possessor left Heirs who are now 
living in Scotland; for which Reason We apprehend that our 
granting the aforesaid Lott to the said John Dobell may be in- 
jurious to such Heirs and occasion future Controversies ; but for- 
asmuch as he setts forth in his Petition. "That in Case This his 
**humble Petition may not be granted; yet, that it may be en- 
"tered in our Remembrancer or Minute Book 'till the Trustees 
"Pleasure concerning it shall be known" : We likewise desire to 
rcferr the Same to their Honours. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Town and County of Savannah October the 12^^ 1743. 

Present William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Siimuel Marcer 



Assistants 



Simon Morris petitioning this Board for a Town Lott in Lieu 
of his Lott at Hampstead, which is all Pine Barren and unfit for 
Cultivation; the Lott N** 2 in Vernon Tything in Heathcotte 
Ward is hereby ordered him. 



80 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The President now acquaints this Board that he had appointed 
James Anderson Tythingman in the Room of Thomas Ellis lately 
discharged from that Office. 

The Board resumed the Affair relating to Barker at the Cow- 
pen, and took the Examinations of Christian Rump and Henry 
Miers two other Servants belonging to the said Cowpen ; which 
are as follows ; Viz. 

The said Christian Rump declares, That the Com sent up for 
the Trustees Horses was frequently disposed of by Barker in 
feeding his Hoggs and Fowls, and whenever the Com grew 
short, He concealed it for feeding such Hoggs and Fowls; and 
left the Trustees Horses to shift for themselves, which by De- 
grees reduced them to such Poverty as rendered them incapable 
of any Service ; And the said Rump farther saith, That he verily 
believes, if the Steers (which from Time to Time were hunted 
up) had been kept together, that there would have been near four 
hundred fit for Slaughter. 

The said Rump being also examined touching the Number of 
Cattle the said Barker might have or claim to have at the said 
Cowpen; declares, That the said Barker claims four breeding 
Mares, but that he has bought only One, since this Examinant 
lived with him, being nigh four Years: That the said Barker 
some Time agoe bought two Mares for himself ; but M' Thomas 
Jones hearing of it, paid Barker the Money for them, and ordered 
them to be branded with the Tmstees Brand, notwithstanding 
which. Barker has branded a Colt of one of those Mares with 
(G L) being one of the Brands he has for his own private Use; 
That the said Barker formerly bought a Cow of one William 
Clay, which Cow was never brought up nor any of its Increase, 
but that Barker last Year branded two Calves of the Tmstees in 
Lieu of the Increase the said Cow was supposed to have had. 

Henry Miers declared. That the Corn provided for the Trustees 
Horses was frequently given to feed Fowls of which there were 
in Number about three hundred, as also the Hoggs in Number 
seventeen. And whenever the Com grew short. He privately con- 
cealed it, and denied the Trustees Horses their Food, whilst Bar- 
kers Fowls and Hoggs never missed being fed ; The said Henry 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 81 

Miers farther deposeth, that the Rice which has been sent up for 
Provisions for the People was oftentimes and generally given to 
the Fowls and Hoggs, especially when the Com fell short. Stran- 
gers also that pass'd that Way were supplied with Provisions 
whilst they staid there, and likewise took some with them at their 
Departure to carry them on their Journeys, for which Barker 
received Payment ; And this Examinant farther saith, that Stran- 
gers have usually rode the Trustees Horses to Ebenezer, and other 
I'laces ; And that He with the Rest of the Men there, have lain 
idle so long that they have been weary of it, and have requested 
the said Barker that they might go out after the Qattle, but that 
Barker would not let them under Pretence of his having no Or- 
ders; And lastly this Examinant saith, that had the Steers been 
kept together, which from Time to Time had been hunted up, 
there would have been three or four hundred fit for Slaughter. 

The said Miers being also examined touching Barkers Claim 
of Cattle on the said Cowpen, declares, That the said Barker told 
him this Summer that he had upwards of thirty Head of Cattle. 

After having gone thro the several Examination^ aforesaid, 
Barker himself was sent for, to hear what he could say in his own 
Defence, as also what Reason he could give for keeping a Stock 
of Cattle of his own upon the said Cowpen, knowing it to be con- 
trary to Express Orders given him when he entered on that Serv- 
ice : The Whole of what he could say was either so equivocating 
or notoriously false, that no Regard was to be had to it : But it 
was the tmanimous Opinion of all present, that the said Barker 
should be immediately discharged from any farther Service re- 
lating to the Cowpen, that he might have no Opportunity of doing 
the Trust any farther Damage, and that neither He nor his Wife 
should presume to return back to the said Cowpen, 'till a proper 
Person was appointed to be there to take Care he took Nothing 
off the Premises, but such Household Goods only, as it might 
appear he had an unquestionable Right to. And whereas the said 
Barker had divers Times petitioned for a Grant of five hundred 
Acres of Land to settle upon near to the said Cowpen, which had 
been refused him: It was now farther resolved that the said 

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82 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Barker should no Lands whatever in this Colony within the Dis- 

(8lC) 

tance of one hundred Miles of the Trustees Cowpen. 

Whereas the Hon**** Trustees by their Secretar}'s Letter dated 
the id'** of May last, have resolved that the Allowance of a Cow, 
Calf, and Sow to each Man, and the usual Working Tools, and 
eight Pence a Day to each Man, and six Pence a Day to each Wo- 
man for twelve Months be granted to all Servants in the Colony 
indented for four Years and not under, at the Expiration of their 
Service, and upon its appearing to the President and Assistants 
that the Terms of their Service were performed ; provided they 
be diligent in the Cultivation of their Lands. And the Trustees 
in their said Letter farther signify "That least the Improvements 
"which have been made on the Trusts Forms should run back- 
"ward or be wholly lost. They think that in Consideration of 
"twelve Months Allowance being made to Servants (not in the 
"Service of the Trust) it is reasonable, and should be stipulated, 
"that such Servants should give the Labour of one or two Days 
"in the Week, as the President and Assistants should think prop- 
"er, to keep up the said Improvements 'till the Farms are other- 
*'wise disposed of." And whereas several Servants who have 
faithfully served their full Time of four Years in this Colony 
(iho not in the Service of the Trust,) have now petitioned this 
Board, that the said Allowance be granted to them in like Man- 
ner as to the Trusts Servants ; But the Condition on which they 
are to receive the Same, appearing to Us to be impracticable by 
Reason of their distant and various Situations from the Trusts 
Farms ; And We being also apprehensive their Number will ex- 
ceed the present Run of Cash ; (the Allowance now paid to Serv- 
ants amounting to upwards of forty Pounds ^ Month ;) There- 
fore We think it incumbent on Us (of how great Utility soever 
We know such Allowance will be to the Colony) to postpone put- 
ting such Directions in Execution, 'till We can be more fully en- 
abled and instructed therein. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 83 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the ii"* of October 1743 Exclusive, to the 24"* 
of November 1743 Inclusive 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday November the 2* 
1743 

Present 

William Stephens President 

Charles Watson 1 

William Spencer > Assistants 

Samuel Marcer J 

Some doubts Arising concerning the Bounds of Several Lotts 
in Acton, by the report of M' Avery Surveyor It is Ordered that 
the Surveyor do take Sundry Persons of good repute with him in 
Order to Measure the Number of Chains between the Bounds 
of Hamsted and Burghalter's 500 Acres Tract And accordingly 
John Pye Nicholas Rigby and James Papot were pitch'd upon. 

Whereas Application have been made to this Board by Chris- 

(8l0) 

tian Levenburger, Conrade Hauver, Joseph Waxter, and George 
Derrick for each of them a Tract of 50 Acres of Land in the 
Township of Acton, It is Agreed to And the Surveyor is Ordered 
to give to each of them a Tract of 50 Acres in the said Township 
One of which Tracts is to be in the Stead of Joachim S. Chad, 
Deced. 



84 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday November 4"* 1743 

Present 
William Stephens President 
Charles Watson 1 
William Spencer V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

Pursuant to the last Resolution of this Board relating to the 
Bounds of Sundry Lotts in Acton the Persons then Appointed 
having Viewed the same in Company with the Surveyor He now 
reported to us that the small matter of dispute being now Adjust- 
ed and he Shewing us a Plan of the same it is approved off, upon 
Presumption that no Person concerned in Interest will have any 
reasonable Cause of Objection 

Upon perusal of the Rec^ and Disbursements of the Mony last 
Issued and finding it duly Apply'd It is Ordered that the Sum of 
£100 be forthwith Issued for the Current Service 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday Nov' 19'** 1743 

Present 

. William Stephens President 

Charles Watson 1 . • . . 
William Spencer /Assistants 

Whereas Rowland Pritchet has lately Apply'd to this Board 
for the Grant of 500 Acres of Land at Augusta lying below Lands 
called Daniel Peppers which at the time of his Applying he had 
some Assurance given him off, The Same is now reconsidered, 
4nd Thereupon it is Ordered that in regard of the said Pritchet's 
being an Industrious Man and well Skilled in Husbandry that the 
Lands so as aforesaid Apply'd for be granted to him, to be Con- 
firmed by the Trustees And the said Pritchet is hereby Impower'd 
in the mean time to proceed in the Cultivation thereof 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 85 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the 23* Nov' 1743 

Present 
William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



^ Assistants 



Whereas at a Meeting of this Board on the 30"" Day of Sep- 
tember last M" Camuse was sent for and the Paragraph of the 
Trustees Letter (from the Secretary of 10'^ May last) relating 
to the Silk Manufacture read to her and a Copy thereof ordered 
to be made out that She might be enabled to give a regular An- 
swer thereto. Now at this Board the said M" Camuse being 
again Sent for came and delivered the following Answer in Writ- 
ing (Viz^) 

To the President and Assistants of the 
Colony of Georgia. 
Gentlemen 

I sometime ago delivered in my Proposals for carrying on the 
Silk Manufacture to the President in Order to be transmitted to 
the Hon***® Trustees but have not yet received any Answer to the 
same As to the Trustees having Estimated only £60 ^ Ann 
for carrying on the Silk Manufacture I apprehend that to have 
been done before my Proposals reached their Hands and therefore 
don't think it necessary to troiible them apy farther until I have 
their Answer to the said Proposals. 

I am Gent Your most Obed' and Humble 
Serv\ 
(Signed) Giacomo Lovigio Camuso 

Whereupon we came to a Resolution to ask her the following 
Questions 

I"* Whether She would Accept of the estimated Salary 
of Sixty Pounds a Year 'till an Answer can be reed from 
the Trustees to her Proposals ? 



86 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

To which Question She Answered, That the General (being 
one of the Trustees) had allowed her in Mony and Provisions 
to the Amount of One Hundred Pounds a Year, and therefore 
She would Accept of nothing less. 

She then was Ask't, Whether She would Undertake and 
proceed in Instructing in the Silk Manufacture such as 
Should be put to her by the President and Assistants 
and receive Mony on Account (as heretofore) till an 
Answer could be had from the Trustees ? 
To which She Answered ; That she would take two or Three 
such as We should send and teach them the Art of Manufactur- 
ing Silk, but that She would Accept of no pay for Instnicting 
them 'till She had an Answer from the Trustees to her former 
Proposals, And that She would receive Mony on Account (as 
heretofore) and no otherwise 

And We maturely Consulting how much the Silk Manufacture 
might possibly suffer by her Obstinacy, And knowing the Trus- 
tees had the Success of it very much at Heart, and deservedly so, 
Thought it the least Injurious to the Trust that we complied with 
her at present altho we thereby gave way to her perverse Temper 
Rather than hazard the loss of a Manufacture always designed by 
their Honours as a Staple of the Country. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the 24^** Nov' 1743 

Present 
William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson i * • . i. 
William Spencer > Assistants 

Samuel Marcer 

At this Board a Petition was presented by John Williams Set- 
ting forth that he purposed forthwith to bring from Virginia 
Sundry Families to Settle in this Colony, and being desirous ta 
Settle them on Lands on the South Side of great Ogechee River, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 87 

Therefore humbly requested that we would please to Grant Six 
Thousand Acres of Land for that purpose lying in manner follow- 
ing (to wit) Four Thousand Acres from a Small Creek above 
the Elbow of the said River and to run down the same, the other 
Two Thousand Acres joining to Lands called Sterlings and to 
run from thence up the said River Ogechee, And We taking into 
Consideration the contents of the said Petition and knowing that 
General Oglethorpe had long since engaged with the said Wil- 
liams to Settle a Quantity of Lands on the South Side of the said 
River Ogechee Came to a Resolution that Six Thousand Acres 
of Land should be reserved on that place for the said Williams 
and such Families as he shall bring over to be run out from time 
to time as they shall want to Settle the same. 

The Rev"* M' Bolzius petitioning this Board for Some Assist- 
ance for Doc' Thilo the Physician at Ebenezer who he inform 

(81C) (81C) 

us is in a very low Condition of Life, And We having recourse 
to a Letter from the Trustees Accountant to the said M*" Bolzius 
of the 2* August 1742. wherein the Trustees express their desire 
of allowing the said Thilo Something towards purchasing Pro- 
visions, Did Order that the Sum of Five Pounds Sterling should 
be paid to the said Doc' Thilo for his present Subsistance until the 
Trustees shall be pleased to Allow him a Stipulated Maintenance 
or give us their further Directions therein. 

Whereas at a Meeting of this Board on the 11"* Day of Octo- 
ber last Joseph Barker the Trustees late Cowpen keeper was for 
many notorious Misdemeanours therein Set forth discharged 
from all further Service at the said Cowpen, And it being evident 
to Us as well from the report of M' Marcer as our own knowledge 
that unless some discreet Person capable of such Business should 
be forthwith found out willing to enter thereon The Trustees 
must be great Sufferers by such Neglect who otherways might 
find more than an Equivalent Benefit to be Set against their past 
Expences, And one Christopher Hopkins a Man personally known 
to Us, and reported to be perfectly well Skilled in such Affairs, 
being Sent for now offered himself to this Board, And expressed 
great willingness to serve the Hon^** Trustees at their said Cow- 



88 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

pen We were Unanimous in Opinion that It was incumbent on 
us to embrace so good an Opportunity of Showing how much We 
had the Trust's Interest at Heart by preventing (as far as in Us 
lay) any future detriment to them by Abuse or Neglect in so 
important An Affair We therefore after mature Consideration 
came to an Agreement with the said Christopher Hopkins that he 
and his Wife should Live at the said Cowpen (in the Same Ca- 
pacity Barker heretofore did) for One Year Commencing at 
Christmas next and to receive for such Service the Sum of Twen- 
ty five Pounds as the Trustees last Estimate Stipulates, And also 
to be Allowed during such time for himself and Wife Provisions 
in the Same manner as Barker had in the last Year of his time ; 
And likewise that such Servants and other Necessaries for tlie 
use of the said Cowpen should be provided as from time to time 
should be reported to be wanting and judged needfull. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the 2^^ of Novem' Exclusive to the 30*** of De- 
cem' Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia the 29*^ of Novem' 1743 

W"" Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present \ Charles Watson 
W°* Spencer 
Sam: Marcer 



Assistants 



It Appearing to Us that the Money last Issued for Current 
Service is Expended One Hundred pounds More is Issued for 
the Same purpose. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 89 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia in the Town of Savannah On ffriday • 
the twenty third Day of Decern' 1743 

^ W°* Stephens President 



T5 J Charles Watson 1 

Present < ^„ Spencer \ 

^ Sam Marcer J 



Assistants 



The petition of John Pye and John Dobell for Each a five Hun- 
dred Acre Tract of land between the Two Ogechee Rivers being 
presented to this Board Upon due Consideration being had to the 
Same and finding (Upon Recourse had to the former proceed- 
ings) that John Pye One of the present petitioners, did (in Con- 
junction with three Other persons) heretofore petition the Honble 
Trustees for a Tract of land On the Same point, which petition 
was then Rejected, We are of Opinion That it doth not become 
Us to grant them Such a Tract of land (Especially On that 
point) as well for the Reasons aforesaid as because it does not ap- 
pear to Us that either of them are Capacitated to Cultivate and 
Settle such a Quantity of Land Therefore in pursuance of their 
Own Request We Refer the Said petition to the Honble Trustees 
Consideration. 

Solomon Addie and ffrederic Nett applying to this Board for 
the Allowance given by the Trustees to all Servants Who have 
faithfully Served their Times by Indention in the Colony (tho 
not in the Service of the Trust) And it being Certified to 
Us that the aforesaid persons had duly Served their Times of 
four Years; Upon referring to the Minute of the 12^^ of October 
last It appears that we are not Yet enabled to grant their peti- 
tion, but that they must Stand On the Same flfooting with Others 
ia the like Circumstance till further Order from the Trust. 

Joseph Barker the Trust's late Cowpen Keeper at Ebenezer 
petitioning this Board for leave to take from oflf the Range Sun- 
dry Horses and Cattle Which he claims to be his property but 
great Intricacy arising in the Affair it is postponed to the 25*** 
Day of Jan*^ Next, When the Same is to be again resumed, and 



90 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

a peremtory Answer given thereto ; of Which We acquainted the 
Said Barker Ordering him to Attend and he promised so to do 

Peter Beeler Who has for Some time past been in possession 
of a fifty Acre Tract of Land in the Village of Abercorn now 
petitioning this Board that the running out of the same might be 
compleated (Which has not Yet been done) An Order was ac- 
cordingly sent to M*" Avery for that purpose. 

It appearing by the Monthly Accounts that the Mony last is- 
sued is Expended, And the Quarters Salaries now becoming due ; 
It is therefore Ordered that One Hundred and fifty pounds be 
issued for that and Other current Services. 



At A Meeting of the President and Assistants On the 
30"* Day of Decem"" 1743 for the Colony of Georgia. 



Present < 



( W°* Stephens President 

Charles Watson 1 

W"" Spencer J- Assistants 

(^ Sam. Marcer J 



The petition of Richard Cooper of Carolina for a Grant of 
five Hundred Acres of Land Near Abercorn being presented to 
this Board; He having Married Joseph Barkers Daughter we 
had reason to Suspect it was a Contrivance to Settle that flfamily 
there, and Elude the Resolutions of this Board, not to Suflfer the 
Said Barker to have an Habitation in that Neighbourhood where- 
by he Might have Opportunity to annoy the Trust in their Intrest ; 
Therefore it was thought advisable Cooper Should be aquainted 
that when he returned to this Colony with his ffamily in Order 
to Settle he Should be accommodated to Satisfaction. 

It appearing by the Accounts that the Money last issued is 
Near Expended Therefore One Hundred pounds is issued for 
current Service (viz) fifty pounds for the Southward, and fifty 
pounds for this part of the province. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 91 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the 30*** of December 1743 exclusive to the 24^** 
of February following inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the Col- 
ony of Georgia on Monday the thirtyeth Day of Janu- 
ary in the Year of our Lord I74j4- 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Charles Watson 1 
William Spencer > Assistants. 
Samuel Marcer J 



Some farther Disputes arising between the Inhabitants of Ac- 
ton relating to the Boundaries of their Lands The same were now 
brought before Us and easily adjusted forasmuch as they had 
been misinformed that they were likely to be injured in their 
Properties It being made appear to them that the Complaint was 
groundless they went to their Homes in Appearance well satisfied. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the fourth Day of Feb- 
ruary in the Year of our Lord 174^. 

^ Williarn Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present -{ Charles Watson i A..i.t;*nt^ 
William Spencer f Assistants. 

Samuel Marcer J 

M" Camuse having presented to this Board a Bill due to the 
Apothecary for Medicines &c on her and her Family's Account 
requesting that we would order the Payment thereof The same 
was taken into Consideration and We, observing that her fre- 
quent Demands for Money were so extraordinary, were of Opin- 
ion that out of so much publick Money as She was constantly in 
Receipt of. She was much better enabled to pay such small Sums 



92 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

than most People on the Town Therefore we thought it incum- 
bent on Us to postpone such Payment untill we should receive the 
Trustees farther Orders relating to her and her Family. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the sixth Day of Feb- 
ruary in the Year of our Lord 174^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -{ Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Mancer 



I: 



Assistants. 



Whereas at a Meeting of this Board on the twenty third Day 
of December last Joseph Barker petitioned for Leave to take 
from off the Trustees Range at Ebenezer sundry Horses and Cat- 
tle which he laid Claim to as his own Property And we then 
came to a Resolution to give him a peremtory Answer thereto on 
the twenty fifth of last Month but other Business intervening the 
same could not be considered again before this Day When we 
met and took into Consideration the Justness of his Claim, and 
upon mature Deliberation and Inquiry into the several Circum- 
stances attending it It was resolved that he had a just Pretence 
to one Cow, three Heifers, one Bull, three Mares and three Colts, 
but there were many more to which we judged his Claim was not 
sufficiently supported, Wherefore Orders were given to the pres- 
ent Cowpen Keeper to deliver the above and no other. 

The Widow Keelor petitioning this Board for Relief She be- 
ing in a very weak deplorable Condition and having a large Fam- 
ily of young Children We thought her a real Object of Charity 
and therefore ordered the three Shillings ^ Week heretofore al- 
lowed Belligout's Son in Law (he being now able to do some- 
thing for himself) be taken from Him and paid to Her till We 
shall direct the Contrary. 

David Mountaigut petitioning this Board setting forth that in 
and before the Month of August last He did advance unto John 
Penrose of this Town Freeholder sundry Merchandize and Money 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 93 

to the Amount of two hundred Pounds Sterling to enable him 
to finish and compleatly fit out for Sea a Schooner he was then 
building in this River. 

That for securing the Payment of the said Sum with Interest 
at ten ^ Cent the said John Penrose gave his Bond and also a 
Bill of Sale of the said Schooner upon Condition of Payment of 
the said Sum on the eight Day of August 1744 That the said Pen- 
rose regardless of the Bill of Sale so given is now loading the said 
Vessell with Rice in this Port for the Province of New York. 

Therefore prays that this Board would issue their Warrants 
to stop the said Schooner from proceeding on this or any other 
Voyage untill Payment of the said Debt or Security Given. 

Having heard all Parties concerned We were of Opinion foras- 
much as the Intent of advancing that Money was to enable the 
said Penrose to proceed in the Way of Traffick with the said 
Schooner which gave Encouragement to him to employ his ut- 
most Endeavours that no Time should be lost in fitting the said 
Schooner for the purpose designed And he having now brought 
that to Perfection and taken in her Loading to the Port men- 
tioned in the said Petition And moreover offering (as a collat- 
eral Security) to mortgage his improved Lott in Savannah now 
lett at twenty Pounds ^ Annum That should we so farr inter- 
pose as to stop the Vessell from proceeding on her Voyage it 
would be a manifest Injury both to the said Penrose and the Ship- 
per of the Cargoe between whom there is a Charter Party dated 
the seventh of January last Whereas it yet remains a Doubt with 
Us what Damage could accrue thereby to the Petitioner in les- 
sening his Security already given the aforesaid Sum of two hun- 
dred Pounds Sterling not becoming due till August next But it 
appears evident to Us that to stop the Vessell here till the two 
hundred Pounds became due (had She not a Loading on Board) 
would be oppressing the said Penrose in the most affecting man- 
ner by depriving him of the only means he has now left of get- 
ting his Bread Wherefore we judged it to be an Affair wherein 
we could hot justly interpose so farr as to put any Stop to the 
Vessell's proceeding on her Voyage. 



94 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty fourth Day of 
February in the Year of our Lord 174^. 

r William Stephens President 

Present ) ^^^^^ Parker ] 

rresent < ^h^rles Watson V Assistants 

t, Samuel Marcer J 

The Petition of M' John Barnard Commander of Mount Pleas- 
ant Garrison for the Town Lott N"* 4 in the third Tything in the 
Lower New Ward (heretofore granted to Thomas Wiggin de- 
ceased) was presented to this Board And the said Petition was 
granted on Assurance that the Petitioner designed speedily to 
build upon and improve the same. 

Whereas M*" William Parker on the fourth Day of March 1741 
did petition the President and Assistants for five hundred Acres 
of Land lying contiguous to Lands of James Anderson the same 
was laid before the Honble Trustees for their Approval, but for 
Reasons then given, their Honours thought fit to deferr the Con- 
firmation of it And the said M' Parker having now again applied 
to Us for Liberty to settle thereon We having duly considered all 
Circumstances do condescend to his Request he being impatient 
to be upon it and make Improvements Which we know he is now 
much better enabled to carry on than heretofore. 

The Reverend M' Bolzius presented a Petition to this Board 
setting forth that he expected a great many of his Countrymen 
would flock to this Colony upon Invitation given them from Ebe- 
nezer and the Encouragement of the Trustees, and that they 
could not be settled there on Account that those already at Ebe- 
nezer were straitned for good Land Therefore prays that a large 
Tract on the Western Branch of Little Ogeechee River might 
be reserved and allowed as a Settlement for his People and their 
Brethren Which Petition appearing to be somewhat extraordi- 
nary he having therein set forth no certain Quantity of Land to 
be provided nor any Number of Families he expected to occupy 
the Same We were apprehensive it would be going a greater 
Length in disposing of the Lands in this Colony than became 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 95 

Us to do either in Prudence or Equity But that M"" Bolzius should 
be acquainted that as soon as we were well informed of any of 
his Country Men being on their Way hither timely Care should 
be taken that such Lands should be provided for them as neither 
He nor they should have any Cause to object against either as to 
Situation or Quality And that in the mean Time the Trustees 
should be applied to for their farther Directions therein. 

M" Camuse being sent for that we might inform ourselves in 
what manner She designed to proceed and whether or not She 
would accept of any young Women to be recommended to her 
pursuant to the Trusts Orders to be instructed in the Silk Manu- 
facture on the Conditions by them proposed She appeared with a 
seemmg Indifference about it, and after some Pause, said that 
she would be content to take two for that Purpose, but thought 
more would be rather an Incumbrance than of any Service to her 
or the Trust And as for what other Hands were wanting they 
would be such only as would be employed in gathering of Leaves ; 
The two before mentioned being designed solely for attending 
the Care and feeding of the Worms and spinning the Silk till the 
whole Operation was gone through. 

M' John Dobell delivering in a Paper to this Board wherein 
was set forth that he had been informed M' Avery the Land Sur- 
veyor had taken upon him to resurvey the Village of Abercorn 
and altered the Original Lines thereof both in Side and Front 
and made a Road through the Middle thereof where before there 
was none And that the said Avery had also taken away a part of 
the Lands of one Person and given or assigned them to another 
Not having proper Orders for so doing. We sent for the said 
Dobell and Avery to enquire into the Truth of the said Allega- 
tions And after a long Hearing and examining into the Plan 
which Avery had some Days before delivered in to Us We could 
discover no Injury done to any Person who had Right or Proper- 
ty to any Lands of that Village As to M' Averys not being ap- 
pointed to survey the Same as alledged, M"" Dobell was mistaken, 
for such Orders had been given more than a Month since. And 
it further appeared to Us that the said Avery in his Re-Survey 
thereof had taken Notice of all the old Marks he could discover 



96 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

whereof there were few extant by Reason that (two or three of 
the old Occupiers having deserted their Lotts for Years since) one 
Brodie arriving here from Scotland with a Number of Servants 
and no Lands then granted him to employ his Servants on, was 
permitted by M"" Causton to sit down for the present at Abercom 
where he might find Room to plant a considerable Number of 
Acres joining together which had been formerly cleared but then 
lay Waste, which Offer Brodie accepted of and without any Re- 
gard to Fences or Boundaries planted those deserted Lotts in 
what Manner he pleased from whence arose the Necessity of the 
Re-Survey we had directed ; which Avery took from the Origi- 
nal Center Stake yet standing in the Front of the Village And as 
for having made a New Road where there was none before It ap- 
peared to Us it could not be, for that without such Road being 
made there was no going to or coming from the Village but by 
Water. Upon the Whole we thought Avery justified in what he 
had done and that Dobell had troubled himself with what no 
Ways belonged to him, and which rather proceeded from an 
Enmity subsisting between them both. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants from the 24"" of 
February 1743 Exclusive to the 28"" of April 1744 Inclusive 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the Twenty Ninth Day 
of March in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
^ Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



After several Attempts to enquire into those Matters which the 
Trustees had directed us to inform them of relating to M' Joseph 
Watson The Board met this Day principally on that Affair which 
We found so abstruse in every part of it that the Truth coiild not 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 97 

easily be come at But having Recourse to the Trustees Resolu- 
tion of the Sixth Day of September 1743. whereby we were di- 
rected "to. examine if the ffive Hundred Acre Lott is possessed by 
"any Person for the said Joseph Watson and to send over a Copy 
"of the Survey and Register thereof and of what Appears to relate 
"to the perpetual Bayliflfship And if the half of the Trust Lott 
"adjoining be possed by any Person and whom" As to the first 
part of the said Resolution We, upon the Strictest Inquiry cant' 
find that any Person whomsoever either on the said Watson's or 
their own Account have been in possession of the said Land for 
many Years last past but the same has been generally deemed and 
went by the Name of Watson's Land. Upon this Occasion We 
also sent for the Register Book where We could find no flfoot- 
steps of any Entry made relating thereto M' Dobel being asked 
what Information he could give Us therein, Said that he had 
heard of the said Watson's having such a Claim and Therefore 
Sent his Name to the Trustees in the List amongst other Claim- 
ants And whether or not the said Land had been Surveyed we 
could not positively inform our Selves, M' Jones the former Sur- 
veyor not being at present in the way to be Spoke with by whom 
We apprehend it may have been done, As to the perpetual Bayliflf- 
ship which he pretends to We could find no Grounds for any 
Such Title or Priviledge more than from his own extravigant way 
of talking which was generally esteemed the Eflfects of a disor- 
dered Brain And as to his further pretence of Claim to Two 
Himdred and Fifty Acres We do not find any Right in him there- 
to And it is to be Observed, altho' said by him to be Two Hun- 
dred and flfif ty Acres part of a Trust Lott, It can be no more than 
One Hundred Acres, the whole Lott which was sometime since 
possessed and Occupied by one William Cooksey but by what 
Title we yet know not. As to the said Watson's Account amount- 
ing to Five Hundred and Eight Pounds Two Shillings Set forth 
in his Petition so far as we have been hitherto enabled to dis- 
coyer, it Appears beyond Measure extravagant ; But we are pre- 
paring to give a full Answer to each Article of the same which 
can't at this time be done, the Persons by whom We must inform 
our Selves being at the Southward. 

7 I^-TOl « 



98 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' Dobel the Register being sent for by Us relating to Wat- 
son's Affair made great Hesitation whether or not it was incum- 
bant on him to lay any thing in his Custody as Register before 
this Board, putting the Question to the President "Whether he 
might not be blame-worthy for so doing? who, with the Appro- 
bation of the Board, gave him for Answer, That We thought our 
Selves intitled, when Sitting in Council, to demand the Sight of 
any Books or Papers relating to the Publick in whose Hands 
soever they were. His Unwillingness seemed chiefly to be foimd- 
er on the Letter sent him by the Trustees Accountant dated the 

(8i0) 

Twentieth Day of May 1743. which he had in his Hand and 
especially referred to, wherein he is told "That proper fforms are 
to be sent him from England," And Therefore takes the Negative 
of those Words to be, that he is not to produce any of his pro- 
ceedings to this Board nor consult with any except the Trustees 
themselves. Though (pursuant to another part of the said Let- 
ter) the said Dobel owned he expected the President to give him 
all the Assistance therein he could which at the same time he 
acknowledged had never been refused by him. M' Dobel at tak- 
ing Leave desiring a Minute might be made of what past relating 
to him We were obliged to make a full Narration of the whole 
which is the Occasion of extending the Entry to such a Length. 
The Day being Spent all further Business 
was Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the Thirtieth Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

f William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker 
Present •{ Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



M' Joseph Watson not being Yesterday to be found came and 
appeared before the Board this Day when being desired to ex- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 99 

plain divers of those Articles recommended to our Consideration 
by the Trust and which had taken up our time Yesterday He said 
very little to support so many Claims as We had before Us for 
being particularly asked what Vouchers he could produce for 
such large Sums of Money as he had set forth (in his Account 
delivered in, to the Trustees in England) to have been expended 
by Him in Improvements &c. He very plainly Answered that he 
believed he could find many in the Colony who could Support it 
but he should not give himself that trouble for that he would 
Swear to the Truth of it himself to the best of his Knowledge; 
and who could contradict him ?- And being further asked what 
Grounds he had for his Claim of the perpetual Bayliflfship of 
Grantham and what he meant thereby, He answered that he 
looked upon it to be an Honorary Title which (in his Grant par- 
ticularly, by his Request to General Oglethorpe) was to descend 
to the flfemale Heirs as well as Male in Vertue whereof he and 
his Heirs had the Authority of a Justice of Peace within the 
County And that should the said Place become a Town the intire 
Jurisdiction of such Town would be Absolutely Vested in his 
ffamily and not Subject to any other Jurisdiction This is the fur- 
thest we could go at this time in our Inquiry without getting the 
Information We are Seeking which (for the Reasons given in 
our Minute of Yesterday) must be deferred to another Oppor- 
timity. 

A Letter from M' Bolzius to the President dated the Twenty 
Seventh Day of this Month was read wherein he recommended a 
Man for a Licence to keep a Publick House in Ebenezer and also 
in the same Letter desired that we would appoint a Constable for 
the said place (which We our Selves had been of Opinion for 
some time past would be requisite for preserving the Peace &c.) 
both which Requests we readily concurred in upon his Recom- 
mendation of the Persons Sobriety and Capacity. But M' Bol- 
zius in the latter part of his Letter making the following Request 
We thought proper to recite it Verbatim "I beg humbly to know 
'^whether I have any power at our place to prevent Disorders and 
"Wickedness which indeed will increase if the People under my 
"Care are imbibed with that Notion that my Self and M' Gronau 

(BIC) 



100 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"have nothing to Say or to decide in Secular Affairs and that any 
''complaint against me would be heard by our Superiours. I can 
'assure you I am at Nothing else but at the True Spiritual and 
"Temporal Welfare of our Inhabitants which I will endeavor to 
"promote as long as the Honourable Trustees are pleased to let 
"me have power in Hand necessary for Obtaining the said end 
"as they have generously done in the past Time. I beg the hon"* 
"Boards Resolution in this matter as soon as it stands with their 
"Conveniency and you will Oblige him who is &c.- 

We looked upon this Request of M*" Bolzius to be a very 
Weighty Affair And therefore thought it a Duty incumbent on 
Us to refer it (as we do) to the Honourable Trustees. 

In pursuance of M*^ Bolzius's Recommendation of Thomas 
Bichler's Sobriety and Capacity of Executing the Office of Con- 
stable the said Thomas Bichler is hereby Approved Off and Ap- 
pointed. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the Thirteenth Day of 
April in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



" Assistants 



Gilbert Fyffe Practitioner in Physick petitioning this Board for 
a ffifty Acre Lott in Augusta now vacant and being recommended 
by Captain Richard Kent as a useful Man in that place The same 
is Granted to him. 

M' Joseph Watson attended this Board when Copies of his Ac- 
counts with the Store were delivered him other Copies whereof 
will be transmitted to the Trustees by the next Packett. 

This Board receiving a Letter from the Reverend M' Bolzius 
setting forth (amongst other things) that the Twenty ffamilies 
of Saltzburghers who came over in December 1741 were to be 
Supplyed by the Trustees Orders with a Cow and Calf each And 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 101 

that only Six of the said ffamilies had received them Therefore 
requesting that the other ffourteen ffamilies might be Supplyed 
in like manner Whereupon We tliought proper that M' Bolzius 
be wrote to, to inform Us the Names of those Twenty ffamilies 
and who are the Six provided with the said Cows and Calfs. 

Whereas at a Meeting of this Board on the Twenty ffourth 
Day of ffebruary 1742 a Young Lad Apprentice to Thomas Bay- 
ley was appointed to Set the Psalm Tunes in Divine Service for 
which he was Allowed Ten Shillings a Quarter during the Ab- 
sence of Thomas Lee the late Clerk who was then in Publick 
Service at the Southward But the said Thomas Bayley has since 
Sent Word to the President that unless his Apprentice was Al- 
lowed the whole Salary of ffive Pounds a Year he would not let 
him officiate any longer And the said Thomas Lee being re- 
turned to this place Married and Setled on a Lott lately Granted 
him and requested to be reinstated in the said Office We thought 
it would be doing a greater Good to Grant his Request who is 
a Sober hard Working Man than to give the Salary to the said 
Bayley's Apprentice which We well knew the Lad himself would 
have no Good of the Master taking, what was Allowed before, 
to himself Whereupon the said Thomas Lee was again appointed 
into the Office of Clerk and injoined to do all Duties thereto Ap- 
pertaining. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the 2f^ day of April 1744 

f William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker ^ 
Present { Charles Watson I a • . . 
I William Spencer \ Assistants 
^ Samuel Marcer J . 

Whilst this Board was Sitting Information was brought that 
Joseph Watson had for some Days past carried on a Trade with 
the Indians not having a Licence for so doing contrary to the Act 
for maintaining Peace with the Indians And M^ Watson soon 
after Appearing here was then cautioned and forbid by the Presi- 



102 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

dent (being Commissioner for Granting Licences within the said 
Colony) to Attempt any thing of that kind for that by his per- 
sisting therein he would lay himself lyable to the Penalties in- 
flicted by the said Act and that it Appeared to Us not improbable 
but that the Person who laid this Information before Us might 
(for what Watson had already done) insist on having an Action 
against him for the Penalty. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Saturday 28"" April 1744. 

The Board again met upon an Affair of M' Joseph Watson 
which had taken up most of their time Yesterday and related par- 
ticularly to his Accounts with the Trustees Store Copies whereof 
had been some time before made out and delivered him pursuant 
to the Trustees directions against which Watson now delivered 
a Copy of his Demands on the Trustee It would be too tedious 
here to enter into a Detail of the whole that past So that We have 
Ordered Copies of all Accounts as well Debtor as Creditor be- 
tween the Trustees and said Watson to be made out together with 
like Copies of some other Proceedings that the same may be laid 
before their Honours whereby We Apprehend they will be 
throughly enabled to determine the Justness of Watson's De- 

(8lc) 

mands upon them. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 103 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the 28^ Day of April 1744 Exclusive To the 30"" 
Day of June Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the Twenty Ninth Day 
of May in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

f William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 
Present \ Charles Watson 

William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



The Board met this Day when Several Affairs of the greatest 
Consequence fell under their Consideration more especially relat- 
ing to the Distress this Colony was at present in which ended in 
fruitless Debates and would Admit of no immediate Determina- 
tion Wherefore the further proceedings therein was Adjourned 
to another Meeting. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the Ninth Day of June 
p the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson 1 * • i. .. 
William Spencer [ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 



The Petition of James Grant praying a Fifty Acre Lott at a 
Place called Half Moon Bluff on the Island Skidoway being pre- 
sented to this Board was taken into Consideration And We know- 
uig the Petitioner to be an industrious hard Working Man and 
having also Served his Time in this Province with the President 
the same was Granted him. 

The President having received Notice of Appeal from the 



104 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

^ Clerk of this Board (who through Illness was unable to Attend 
in Person) in a Cause Tryed at a Court held on the first Day of 
this Instant June between Abraham Minis Plant iff and Samuel 
Clee Defendant in an Action of Debt wherein a Verdict was 
given for the Defendant And the said Abraham Minis now At- 
tending and Entering into Bond with Two Sureties to Answer all 
Costs and Damages that may Attend such his Appeal The same 
was Allowed of pursuant to the Trustees Instructions. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on the Sixteenth Day of June in the 
Year of our Lord 1744. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present '{ Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants 



A Petition was Delivered to this Board by Samuel Clee De- 
fendant in the Cause wherein Abraham Minis is Plaintiff desiring 
a Copy of the Record in the Said Cause and Several other things 
in the said Petition Set forth which could not be at this Time 
fully Answered And the said Clee being going out of Town Ac- 
quainted us that he had Appointed William Woodrooffe his At- 
torney to receive (for him) our further Sentiments upon the 
Matters contained in the said Petition. 

M' Bolzius applyed to this Board Setting forth that the Trus- 
tees prsented their Congregation with a Dutch ffamily consisting 

(slo) 

of a Man whose Name is Hans Michael Sneider his Wife and 
Two Boys That the Man being ffree took his Eldest Son to him 
And now has also taken the other Son And desiring our Opinion 
whether it is Lawfull for him to do it And upon our Consulting 
thereon and finding that the Trustees had made a present of the 
ffamily without its Appearing to Us that any Consideration had 
been paid whereby the Trustees property was altered We were 
of Opinion that those Two Boys were equally intituled (with the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 106 

Test of the Trustees Servants) to their ffreedom with their Par- 
ents pursuant to the Trustees Direction for Encouragement of 
the German Settlers. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on ffriday the Twenty Second Day 
of June in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson I a -4. 4. 
William Spencer f ^ssistants. 

Samuel Marcer J 

The Widow Sturtz applying to this Board for Relief She hav- 
ing a large ffamily and nothing to Support her 'till her Harvest 
ib Ripe We perceiving her to be in great want and an Object of 
Charity And Whereas the Colony has been for some Months 
past without Money and entirely Supported on the Credit of the 
Estimate by Retailers of Stores within the Place Ordered that 
Provisions to the Amount of Twenty Shillings be given her on 
the aforesaid Credit. 

M' Habersham Merchant of this Place Acquainting this Board 
that he intended to remove his Stores to Charles Town for the 
Satisfaction of his Creditors and for the better Security of the 
said Goods from the Enemy in the time of Danger And he hav- 
ing a Quantity of Provisions by him which We judged might be 
very necessary for the Support of this Place in Case of Necessity 
Upon his Offer it was agreed with him to take so much into the 
Trustees Stores as we conceived might answer the Distress of the 
Inhabitants in Case the present designed Invasion Should take 
Effect And William Russell the Clerk of the Stores was directed 
to Enter down the particulars of "Stores so delivered and lay the 
same before Us at our next Meeting. 



106 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the Thirtyeth Day of 
June 1744. 

^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present i Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



^ Assistants 



Whereas on Thursday Morning last between two and Three 
of the Clock John Wright (one of the Tythingmen) David Snook 
and John Bond (an hired Servant to the Widow Emery) coming^ 
to the Guard House, the said John Wright and John Bond being 
in Disguise and not then known, did intrude themselves on the 
Guard and pretended to be an Express come from Charles Town 
and that they had brought Letters of Importance for the Presi- 
dent : Which passed as a current Truth, and, had not the Cheat 
hsjsen timely discovered, had certainly been a means of Sowing^ 
such Jealosies and Discontent amongst the Inhabitants as might 
have been of the most destructive Consequence We being at this 
time in Daily Apprehension of the Enemy's Approach; for it 
began immediately to be buzzed among them that the President 
had received an Express in the Night the Contents whereof were 
too bad to be Communicated And that he had Sent the Messenger 
back immediately least the same should be blown by him. But 
the said Snook, being known to the Century, on Examination dis- 

(8lO) 

covered the Whole And ffriday Morning being Muster Day the 
said Wright was Ordered into Custody by M*" Stephens (the 
Commanding Officer) at the Head of the Ranks, and like Orders 
were given for Apprehending the said Snook and Bond.- In the 
Afternoon there was a Meeting when Depositions were taken^ 
concerning the ffact before the Magistrates; The Delinquents 
who were all there, in their Defence, did not pretend to deny the 
Charge, only said that they had no ill Design in what they did. 
The said Wright (who Appeared to be the principal Contriver 
and Actor in this Affair) during the Vhole Examination behaved 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 107 

with the utmost Impudence and Insult to every one present, And 
being told by the Magistrates, that what he had been guilty of 
was so notorious in him as an Officer of the place, that they 
should request M' Stephens to take his Commission of Tything- 
man from him; He replyed, he wished he had spared them the 
Trouble, and immediately produced and resigned it. 

On this Day the President and Assistants Meeting in Council 
the said Wright was again Sent for, and Asked Whether he had 
got Sureties for his Appearance at Court and good behaviour in 
the mean time ; He replyed No, neither did he think he had been 
guilty of any thing to require it; His Behaviour here also was so 
Monstrously impudent that the Board came to a Resolution ; in 
Case he should be found guilty of the said Misdemeanour by the 
Grand Jury at the next Court, to dispossess him of the Office of 
Goal Keeper and Messenger of this Board (both which places he 
likewise holds under the Honourable Trustees) which he was in- 
formed of and seemed little to regard. Herein We doubt not 
tlieir Honours Approbation for sure no one can be thought wor- 
thy of their Commission who is capable of so violently insulting 
their Authority : And the Magistrates moreover were obliged to 
commit the said Wright to Prison he peremptorily refusing to 
give Sureties as aforesaid, which the said Snook and Bond com- 
plied with. 



108 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the thirtieth Day of June 1744 exclusive to the 
fourteenth Day of August 1744 inclusive. 



At a meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twelfth Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present -< 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



Assistants. 



John Wright having been found guilty of the Misdemeanours 
mentioned in the Minute of our last Meeting by the Grand Jury 
for this Town and County, the President and Assistants now met 
in Order to appoint a Goal Keeper in his Stead when Thomas 
Young One of the most antient Inhabitants and Freeholders of 
this Town and an industrious hard working Man petitioned for 
and was proposed as a Person deserving the said Office And the 
said Young being sent for, the Duty of Goal Keeper was strongly 
set forth to him, who promised faithfully and carefully to dis- 
charge his Office and desired the Continuance of it on no other 
Terms than his strict Performance Whereupon it was thought fit 
to commit the Care of the Prison to him, hoping the Trustees 
will approve and ratify the Same. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 109 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty seventh Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present-^ Charles Watson I * • . . 
William Spencer ^ Assistants 

^ Samuel Marcer J 

James Papot complaining to this Board that some few Days 
ago he went to M"" Dobell the Register to search for the Entry 
of his Claim to Lands (Viz) the House wherein he now lives in 
Sloper Tything Percival Ward with the Garden Lott and Farm 
Lott thereto belonging, but that the said Register informed him 
no Registry had been made thereof And the said M*^ Dobell being 
sent for to answer the Complaint, informed Us that he had no 
Book wherein he had registered the Claims of any Person what- 
ever and that the Original Draft of Persons Claims whicli he had 
lately sent to the honourable Trustees he had by him only on 
broken Pieces of Paper. This Information of M' Dobells could 
not but give Us great Uneasiness having long known how anxious 
People in general are to have their Proporties registred and 
ascertained Though we could not expect any regular Proceedings 
would be produced by him before Us He having from the first 
of his being appointed to that Office carried on the same in a shy 
secret and clandestine Manner without ever consulting the Presi- 
dent thereon (altho expressly recommended to it by the Trust) 
nor any other of this Board either separately or jointly who were 
ever ready and willing on Application to give him all the Assist- 
ance they could. What Views or Designs M*" Dobell may have 
it is not for Us to determine but even now and at other Times 
being seriously talkt to on this Subject he has always discovered 
a great Indifference to every Thing we could say. 



110 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the fourteenth Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Charles Watson ! * • x ^ 
William Spencer ^ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 



1 



The President having communicated to this Board a Letter 
received on the eleventh Instant from the Trustees and dated the 
eleventh of February last, with which he received five hundred 
Pounds in Sola Bills ; The Board thereupon was of Opinion That 
were the Whole to be now immediately issued it would not be 
more than sufficient to discharge the Salaries to Mid Summer 
last ; wherefore They thought it best to order only two hundred 
and fifty Pounds to be issued at this Time to discharge all Sal- 
aries in this part of the Province to Lady Day last, hoping that 
eVe Occasion may oblidge them to issue the Residue of the five 
hundred Pounds ; a farther Supply may enable them to discharge 
all Salaries and Accounts to this present Time. 

The President also communicating to this Board a Letter re- 
ceived from M' Secretary Martyn dated the eleventh of February 
174^4 wherein He says "The Trustees are of Opinion a Licence 
"should be granted Joseph Wat3on to trade with the Indians at 
"Yamacraw if no material Objection thereto and if any Objec- 
"tions such must be sent over for the Trustees Consideration" 
And the Commissioner taking Occasion from the Meeting of this 
Board to advise with the Assistants relating thereto The follow- 
ing were thought sufficient Reasons for at least postponing the 
granting a Licence 'till the Trustees Answer could be had. 
Firstly. That the Place he desires to trade in is no Settlement of 
Indians as it was when he traded there before. 
Secondly. It being so very nigh the Town (not half a Mile Dis- 
tance therefrom) that great Disturbances and Annoyances hap- 
pen to the Inhabitants from the Indians getting drunk and break- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. Ill 

ing open Houses and other Enormities as have been too frequent 
Also that the Situation being so nigh the Trustees Store, the 
Indians are continually haunting and thereby are of greater Ex- 
pence to the public than otherwise would be. 
Thirdly. That 'tis not two Months ago since the Indians in a 
drunken Frolick knockt out the Brains of One of their own Peo- 
ple in the publick Streets and We are fearfull such Mischief and 
violent Proceedings may encrease by their being suffered so nigh 
the Town to the Terrour of the Inhabitants. 
Fourthly. That from the well known Disposition of Watson and 
his former Proceeding He is looked upon as One of the most im- 
proper Persons in the Colony to carry on a Trade with the In- 
dians, his Life being in Danger to this Day for Disturbances he 
has formerly made among them. 

Fifthly. That the said Watson in Defiance of all Power does now 
carry on an Illicit Trade with the Indians at his Plantation called 
Grantham altho strictly forbid particularly at a Meeting of this 
Board on the twenty seventh of April last. 

Sixthly. That should a Licence be granted for Watson to trade 
any where near this Town, the Same will clash with the Licence 
granted by James Oglethorpe Esq*" the other Commissioner to 
John Musgrove deceased which Licence is now enjoyed by M^' 
• Bosomworth late the Widow Mathews before that the Widow 
Musgrove And by rekindling the Animossities that have always 
subsisted between Her and the said Watson may occasion per- 
petual Uneasiness among the Indians from whence fatal Conse- 
quences may be apprehended. 

Which Reasons are humbly submitted to the Honourable Trus- 
tees. 

It appearing by the said Letter from M^ Secretary Martyn that 
the Trustees have removed John Pye from the Office of Clerk to 
this Board and appointed Nicholas Rigbye in his Stead ; the said 
Nicholas Rigbye took his Place this Day as Clerk. 



112 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for tlie Colony of 
Georgia from the fourteenth Day of August exclusive to the 
first Day of October inclusive in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty eight Day 
of August in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 
Present ^ Charles Watson 
I William Spencef 
(^ Samuel Marcer 



> Assistants. 



The Money lately issued being applied to the Purposes men- 
tioned at our last Meeting We find it necessary that one hundred 
and fifty Pounds more should be issued to bring up the Estimated 
Expences to the same Time. 

Whereas for the Ease and upon the Petition of the Inhabitants 
of Augusta, the Magistrates of Savannah did heretofore (so farr 
as in them lay) invest Captain Richard Kent of Augusta afore- 
said with Power to grant Warrants there for any Sums what- 
ever He returning to Savannah Court all such as he should grant 
for above the Sum of forty Shillings Sterling to be here deter- 
mined and all such granted for forty Shillings or under were to 
be determined at Augusta by himself and two or three of the prin- 
cipal People in the Place according to the Custom of other Parts of 
America And the said Richard Kent now acquainting this Board 
That the aforesaid Power was not sufficient to answer the Intent 
for which it was granted the Same being limited to so small a 
Sum as forty Shillings Whereas the Distance between Augusta 
and Savannah being at least one hundred and fifty Miles, no 
Person could pretend to come to Savannah to prosecute their 
Suit, altho the Debt should amoimt to ten Pounds Sterling : And 
the said Richard Kent requesting that we would enlarge the afore- 
said Power and that he might hear and determine to the Amount 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



113 



of forty Pounds Sterling He was answered That no such Au- 
thority was vested in Us but in Regard that the aforesaid Power 
had been of some Years standing amongst them and the Inhabi- 
tants might be detrimented by its now ceasing : We so f arr as in 
Us lay, consented to continue the Same till the Trustees Pleasure 
can be therein known but that it would be entirely left to their 
Honours either to enlarge, continue or abrogate it : Though we 
are very sensible that the People would be in a wretched Condi- 
tion could they not get Redress without coming to Savannah on 
every Occasion: therefore humbly recommend it as worthy the 
Honourable Trustees Consideration. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the fourteenth Day of 
September in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Charles Watson 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



>- Assistants 



Isaac Brabant 

and 

David Cunningham 



petitioning this Board to have each of 
them a Lott in this Town N** 5 in La 
Roche Tything Heathcotte Ward is 

granted to the former And N** 7 in the second Tything in the 

Lower New Ward is granted the Latter. 

The Money last issued bemg expended Twenty Pounds more 

is now ordered to be issued to defray sundry petty Expences. 



• or— Tff 



114 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twenty ninth Day 
of September in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

r William Stephens President 
Present < William Spencer ) . • 4. 4. 
I Samuel Marcer \ Assistants. 

The President communicating to this Board a Letter which 
he received from M*" John Calwell One of the Magistrates of 
Frederica dated the fourteenth of this Instant, wherein the said 
M' Calwell makes a Computation of a certain Sum of Money due 
to him for Salary for near three Years past and demanding Pay- 
ment of the Same upon Sight to Captain Patrick Mackay or Or- 
der; the Board thought it an extraordinary Proceeding in him 
to make such a peremptory Demand without first at least con- 
sulting M' John Terry appointed by the Trustees to correspond 
with this Board, and to adjust all Accounts relating to the Trust 
at Frederica; moreover the said Demand exceeding the Time 
to which all Pajrments were made at Savannah during the present 
Scarceness of Cash; It was thought proper to postpone it and 
that M*" Calwell should be acquainted that 'twas their Intention 
to discharge all Salaries in that Part of the Province as soon as 
they are enabled so to do. 

Captain Adarn Mackdonald petitioning this Board for a five 
hundred Acres Tract of Vacant Land upon the Island Wilming- 
ton The Board was of Opinion that such a Tract may be granted 
and run out for his Use hoping the Trustees will ratify the Same. 

There being a present urgent Occasion for some Bills to be is- 
sued for Publick Service It is resolved that the Sum of thirty 
Pounds be issued being as much as could be well spared at this 
Juncture. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 116 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the first Day of Octo- 
ber in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

( William Stephens President 
Assistants 



p J Charles Watson ] 

rresent ^ v^iui^m Spencer \ 

[^ Samuel Marcer J 



M' Joseph Avery petitioning this Board setting forth that the 
Trustees had granted him five hundred Acres of Land on the 
South Side of Great Ogeechee River, and desiring that he might 
have a Warrant from this Board for running out the Same ac- 
cording to the Trustees Order and Directions to him as Surveyor 
for running out all Lands in the Province ; Upon which we had 
Recourse to the Trustees Letter from their Secretary of the tenth 
of May 1743 wherein are the following Words "That he (M'' 
"Avery) desires a Grant of five hundred Acres of Land on Great 
"C^eechee River which the Trustees will have no Objection to 
"if the President and Assistants shall find that he performs the 
"Duty of his Office and will be willing and able to cultivate the 
"Same." Whereby we find the Trustees did not give him Leave 
to have Lands particularly on the South Side of Ogeechee neither 
did they give the said Avery any Directions (as Surveyor) for 
running out the Same : And as there are several Conditions un- 
comply'd with contained in the said Letter on which only we ap- 
prehend he was to have the Lands : Therefore we are oblidged 
to referr it untill we can have a satisfactory Account how the 
Lands so petitioned for by the said Avery are bounded; there 
having lately been a Reserve made of six thousand Acres of Land 
on the same Side of the River for divers Persons, of whom sev- 
eral are now settling. 

M' John Barnard petitioning this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land upon Wilmington Island In Consideration of his 
having been long settled in the Province and looked upon to be 
a Man of good Qualifications The Board consents to his Request 
hoping the Trustees will confirm the Same. 

John Browne applying to the President for some Wearing Ap- 



J 



11 « COLONIAL RECORDS. 

parel for the Winter : The Board now met, In Consideration of 
his Poverty, do order the Sum of forty Shillings to be laid out 
for him in Cloathing. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Monday the first Day of October 1744 Exclu- 
sive to Friday the twenty third Day of November 1744 Inclu- 
sive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty fourth Day 
of October in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

^ ( William Stephens President 

Present < Henry Parker 1 a • x i. 
• 1 William Spencer /Assistants. 

The President informing this Board that the Rev" M"" Bolzius 
had made frequent Application to Him for sundry Iron Work 
and Tools belonging to the Saw Mill formerly built at Old Eben- 
ezer: The Board now met taking the same into Consideration 
are of Opinion (That forasmuch as the said Saw Mill has lain 
in a ruinous Condition for some Years, and there is no Prospect 
of its being rebuilt there any more whereby the said Iron Work 
and Tools are subject to great Decay by Rust and otherways And 
the said M"" Bolzius with his People being intent upon erecting a 
Saw Mill on a commodious Creek within the Precincts of New 
Ebenezer which they are now actually at Work upon but under 
insuperable Difficulties how to provide proper Materials in Iron 
Work for Building & such other Utensils as are necessary for 
working the said Mill when built) it will be a saving to the Trust 
to dispose of the said Iron Work &c belonging to the said Saw 
Mill rather than let it lye in the wasting Condition that it now 
is, for which Reason we think it may be put to very good Use by 
disposing of the Same to M*" Bolzius for the present Purpose it 
may be converted to in the Saw Mill He is now building On this 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 117 

Condition That all the Iron Work consisting of Solid Parts be 
taken an Account of by Weight And all Saws, Tools, & other 
Implements thereunto belonging be taken an Account of by In- 
ventory specifying the several Uses they are for. And M' Bol- 
zius having signified to Us that he had applied to the Honble 
Trustees for a Grant of the Same : We conceived that upon our 
laying an Account of the said Materials before their Honours 
they would be enabled thereby to make some Estimate of the 
Contents of the Whole, and from thence determine whether they 
will set any and what Value upon them. 

Thomas Ellis petitioning this Board That he might officiate as 
Surveyor (that Office being now Vacant by the Death of M' Jo- 
seph Avery) until the Trustees should be pleased to appoint an- 
other We are of Opinion That forasmuch as the said Thomas 
Ellis has been an old Settler in the Colony and formerly usef ull to 
the Trust on divers Occasions in the Way of Surveying before 
M*" Avery's Appoinment, it would be just in Us to make Use of 
him occasionally as Need requires in the said Service during the 
Trustees Pleasure as aforesaid. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the thirtieth Day of 
October in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present -< 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ] 
William Spencer > Assistants. 
Samuel Marcer I 



The President having communicated to this Board sundry Let- 
ters &c received from the Honble Trustees Accomptant the twen- 
ty seventh Instant among which was the Value of eight hundred 
Pounds and Sola Bills: We found that by Reason of the long 
Arrears due there was an indispensable Necessity to issue at least 
one half of the said eight Hundred Pounds immediately for the 
Satisfaction of many People who are grown very importunate 
with Us for tlieir Due It is therefore ordered that the Sum of 



118 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

four hundred Pounds be issued towards defraying the Salaries 
& other Expences to Mid Summer last. 

M' Joseph Hunter petitioning this Board for One of the fifty 
Acres Lotts lately occupied by the Trusts Servants for their Use 
The Same is referred for farther Consideration Being apprehen- 
sive least it should appear that they have been designed for other 
Uses. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the sixth Day of No- 
vember in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present < 



^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer y Assistants 
Samuel Marcer I 



The President and M' Spencer making Report to this Board 
That they had been a few Days since to visit M" Avery after her 
Husbands Death they took Occasion to demand of her the De- 
livery of such Plans and all other Papers and Materials whatso- 
ever as were in her Hands the Property of the Trust and in par- 
ticular that Plan which her Husband had lately made of a large 
Tract which included great part of the Country from the River 
Ogeeche in the South, Northward as farr as the Lands belong- 
ing to the Town of Savannah and Westward as farr as Ebenezer, 
but they were very much surprized to meet with a Refusal from 
her ; who after all the Perswasions they could use declared posi- 
tively that She would take due Care of it herself and keep it safe 
in her own Custody or in some Friends of Hers, She farther said 
that She had already wrote to the Trustees thereon acquainting 
them with her moumfuU State hoping they would consider it 
and be so good to make her a Present that might be of Service to 
Her and her Family for that the Warr being likely to continue 
She had little Prospect of receiving any Benefit of printing it yet 
a long while, and in the mean while She must suffer Hardship 
for the Want of it, She was then asked if it was not reasonable 
for the Trustees to expect that the Plan should be delivered into 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 119 

the Custody of the President and Council here and whether or 
not she thought it would be as safe with them for the Uses in- 
tended as with any other Person whom She confided in To all 
which She gave no other Reply but that She was resolved not to 
part with it to them 'till such Time She had received Orders from 
the Trust for so doing. 

Upon this Report the Board sent a Messuage to M" Avery to 

(81C) 

come and speak with Them, who accordingly came, and the same 
Arguments being used as had been before by the Gentlemen that 
last saw her She persisted obstinately in refusing to comply on 
any other Terms than what she before declared altho She was 
told in the most oblidging Manner that the surest way for her to 
attain her Ends with the Trust We apprehended woul(J be by 
yielding to our Advice and upon her doing the Trust that Justice 
She might depend upon our representing her Case to their Hon- 
ours in the most favourable Terms we could : But all that could 
be said to her from the Board appeared to be Words to no Pur- 
pose and so she left Us Whereupon the Board came to this Reso- 
lution (They having good Reason to believe that there is (when 
Accounts are settled) a considerable Sum remaining due from the 
Trust to the late M*" Avery for Service done) immediate Stop- 
page should be made of any farther Payments 'till his Widow 
should comply with our Demands or such Orders as the Trust 
shall be pleased to send thereupon. The Board being of Opinion 
that all possible means should be used to compel her to do that 
Justice to the Trust, fearing least some crafty Persons in this part 
of the World, should prevail with her to make Sale of it which if 
published during these dangerous Times might be of fatal Con- 
sequence. 

It appearing to the Board that the Money last issued being not 
sufficient to bring up the Salaries & other Expences to Mid Sum- 
mer last The Sum of one hundred Pounds is ordered to be issued 
for that Purpose. 



120 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty second Day 
of November in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

William Stephens President 

Present^ S.^?,^J^'?5. 



1 



William Spencer \ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

The Clerk at the Store now laying several Accounts and Pa- 
pers before Us (as by Order) from the End of August last to be 
perused and considered of: The Same was carefully examined, 
and upon a Computation how much Cash would be sufficient to 
compleat the Years Account: It appeared that a Sum not less 
than three hundred and fifty Pounds would answer that Purpose : 
Therefore the said Sum of three hundred and fifty Pounds is 
ordered to be issued for the said Service. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Friday November the twenty third 1744. 

The Board being again met They went to M" Averys to de- 
mand the Plans &c that were in her Custody; the Plans in par- 
ticular She obstinately persisted in the Refusal of; They then 
desired to see the Plans which She also refused a Sight of, and 
declared She would deliver them to None without an especial 
Order from the Trustees for so doing: At the same Time she 
desired to know whether the Board would allow her to receive 
any Payment of Money on her late Husbands Account To which 
she was answered that the Board conceived themselves not war- 
ranted to pay Money on any Account where the Service was not 
fulfilled as demanded Therefore such Payment should continue 
suspended 'till they likewise had Orders from the Trust there- 
upon. Lastly it was demanded of her to deliver up the Trusts 
Surveying Instruments which were in her late Husbands Hands, 
which She had no Objection to, and accordingly they were de- 
livered but some of them much damaged. 

Frederick Keifer \ petitioned the Board desiring Each of 

Jacob Berrier and >- them a Lott at Vernonburgh which 

Matthias Rheinstetler / was promised to them at the first Set- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 121 

tiement of that Place when they attained to full Age; And the 
Board being now fully satisfied therein and withall that they 
were seeking them Wives; their Petition was granted, upon 
which they drew Lotts which fell N** i to Frederick Keifer N** 2 
to Matthias Rheinstetler and N** 3 to Jacob Berrier which are the 
three first Lotts on the South Side of the Road. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Friday the twenty third Day of November 1744 
Exclusive, to Saturday the twenty third Day of February 
174^ Inclusive 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the fourteenth Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present "< 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer V Assistants. 
Samuel Marcer 



A Petition of Christopher Ortman being read, wherein He 
greatly complains of hard Dealings being used which has occa- 
sioned his being discharged by the Society from his Office of 
Schoolmaster at Ebenezer : The Board taking the same into Con- 
sideration are of Opinion, that the said Christopher Ortman has 
been misrepresented to the said Society, And by that means he is 
reduced to great Poverty, both He and his Wife being uncapable 
by Reason of their old Age and Infirmities for any Labour ; and 
They never hearing any otherwise of Him than that He was an 
honest, sober and inoffensive Man Do therefore in Charity ap- 
point him Schoolmaster for the Village of Vemonburgh and 
Acton (the Inhabitants there having often complained for Want 
of Such) And for the Subsistance of Himself and Wife, the 
Board doth allow him at the Rate of* twenty Shillings per Month, 
till the Trustees Pleasure is therein known : And they also think 



128 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

'twill be a Saving to the Trust for his being so placed, rather than 
to be oblidged to maintain him otherwise for doing of Nothing : 
And whereas five Pounds a Year has been by the Trustees Order 
paid to the said Christopher Ortman as Schoolmaster at Eben- 
ezer We think it reasonable that the said five Pounds be paid to- 
wards defraying the said Expences 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Saturday the fifteenth Day of EJecember 1744. 

The Board being again met A Petition of John Milledge was 
read requesting a five hundred Acres Tract of Land on the North 
Side of the Great Ogeechee River Which was referred for farther 
Consideration till H^ himself appeared in Person to explain the 
Nature of his said Petition. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the ninth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 174 ji- 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer j- Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 



M' Spencer acquainting the Board That M" Avery upon far- 
ther Consideration of the Demands that were made upon Her to 
deliver up those Plans which her late Husband had prepared for 
the Use of the Trust, She was convinced of the Reasonableness 
of her Compliance in so doing : Notice thereupon was now sent 
to her That the Board were ready to hear what She had to offer 
on that Occasion, She came accordingly and produced four Plans. 
(Viz). 

One large Plan of the North Part of the Province, being a 
true Survey of the Inland Passage extending from the 
Town of Savannah Northward to the North Point of 
Saint Catherine's Island Southward. 
One Plan of the Town and Township of Ebenezer. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 123 

One Plan of the Island of Hope with the Main Land and 

the Islands adjacent. 
And one Plan of a Tract of Land extending from the Boun- 
daries of the Orphan House to Vernon River. 
All which She was now ready to deliver, upon Condition that 
She had a Certificate from the Board of her having so done And 
also that they should remain in our Custody till the Trustees 
Pleasure was farther known Which likewise on our Part was 
agreed to : She farther desiring that We would recommend her 
Case favourably to the Trustees, and that also was promised her. 
Our Clerk applying to Us for some Compensation to be made 
him for a long Piece of Extra Service early and late upwards of 
twenty Days in Copying Vouchers and assisting the Clerk at the 
Stores in making up such Accounts as the Trust had required to 
be done with the utmost Diligence and Dispatch The Board 
think it but reasonable that he should be considered for his Pains 
And therefore have ordered the Sum of fifty Shillings to be paid 
him for such Service. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the fifteenth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 174^. 

( William Stephens President 
Present < William Spencer \ * . ^ ^ 
I Samuel M^cer } Assistants 

The Widow Avery having fulfilled her Engagements to this 
Board in delivering up the Plans &c, and settled her Accoimts 
with the Store, Now made Application to this Board, That they 
would order him the Sum of twelve Pounds in Part of the Bal- 
lance due to Her, in Order to enable Her and her Children to re- 
move to Charles Town, where they intend to make their Abode ; 
It was agreed that the Sum of twelve Pounds be issued for the 
said Purpose. 



124 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
> Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the thirtieth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 174^. 

f WiHiam Stephens President 

Present I ^^"^ ^^^^^^ 1 

rresent <. ^iju^^ Spencer \ Assistants 

(^ Samuel Marcer J 

A Petition of Jacob Metzger being presented to this Board, 
wherein he craves the Allowance given to the Trusts Servants, 
his Wife being a Daughter of one Swartzwelder who was a Trusts 
Servant: The Board were of opinion That her Parents having 
already received the Years Allowance, besides Cattle, Tools &c; 
as allowed by the Trust ; It was therefore looked upon that the 
said Allowance to that Family was fulfilled, and that it was not 
the Trusts Intention to extend the Same to all their Children, 
after having been so generously treated by the Trust on their 
Children being set free in order to enable their Parents the better 
to improve their Lands. 

The aforesaid Metzger was no sooner retired before divers 
others both Males and Females, Children of the Trusts late Serv- 
ants, petitioned for the said Allowance; Which confirmed the 
Board in their Opinion, that there would be no End of such Pe- 
titioners there being near a hundred Children that may have 
equal Claim to them. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Thursday the thirty first Day of January 174^. 

The Board being again met, Christopher Hopkins the Trusts 
Cowpen Keeper attended and acquainted the Board, that the 
Term of his Agreement was expired on the twenty fifth Day of 
last Month, and except there was an Advance of three Pounds to 
his yearly Wages he could not serve the Trustees in that Capacity 
any longer; Which the Board taking into serious Consideration, 
and having found no Cause of Blame during his Service hitherto, 
more than what Providence allotted him by a long Fit of Sickness 
at the Time when his Service was most important in bringing 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 126 

up Steers, which in a great Measure occasioned the Miscarriage 
of the intended Slaughter : He being now restored to his perfect 
Health and well acquainted with the Range; They have Hopes 
that that Loss will be made up by his future Industry and Ca- 
pacity, which could not be well expected from any other Person 
unacquainted with that part of the Woods, therefore We thought 
it would conduce to the Benefits of the Trustees to employ the 
said Hopkins another Year upon the Terms required as above. 

M' John Milledge appearing and renewing his Request as per 
Minute on the fifteenth of December last and conferring with 
him thereupon We understood that during the Time of his hav- 
ing Command of a Garrison called Fort Argyle, he had made con- 
siderable Improvements on a Tract of Land about a Mile below 
the said Fort on the North Side of the River Ogeechee, and being 
inclined to to continue to make farther Improvements, was de- 

(■Ic) 

sirous of having five hundred Acres of Land granted him in that 
Place: We taking the Same into Consideration, and know- 
ing him to have always been an industrious young Man; We 
were inclinable to grant as f arr as in Us lay the said Land ; but 
finding that the said Milledge is possessed of a Town Lott and 
fifty Acres of Land in the Town and Township of Savannah; 
We therefore judged it inconsistent that He should possess five 
hundred Acres 'of Land together with what He already had; 
But as he had already began to make good Improvements, for 
his farther Encouragement to proceed in so doing ; We promised 
to recommend him to the Trustees, and in the mean Time that 
he should not be molested in what he had or shall do ; But sub- 
mit it to their Honours what Quantity they will be pleased to 
grant him. 

Captain John Barnard appeared before this Board and in Con- 
sideration of having had five hundred Acres of Land granted 
him the first of October last on Wilmington Island Did surren- 
der and yield up into the Hands and to the Use of the Trustees 
for Establishing this Colony all that Town Lott N** 4 in the third 
Tything in the Lower New Ward with the Garden Lott and 
Farm Lott heretofore granted to Thomas Wiggins since de- 
ceased, and granted to him the said John Barnard at a Meeting 



126 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

of the President and Assistants on the twenty fourth Day of 
Kebniary 1743 It being contrary to the Express Orders of the 
said Trustees, That any One in the Colony should possess (by 
Grant) more than five hundred Acres of Land. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twenty third Day 
of February in the Year of our Lord 174^. 

f William Stephens President 



-, ^ J Henry Parker 1 

Present < william Spencer \ 

[^ Samuel Marcer J 



Assistants 



The President having communicated to this Board a Letter 
from The Reverend M' Bolzius dated the thirteenth of this In- 
stant February, wherein he craves that this Board, would give 
him some Assistance to enable him to bring up the old and young 
Cattle belonging to the Inhabitants of Ebenezer, which he says is 
impossible for his People to do (many of which Cattle M' Bol- 
zius acquaints Us are neither Marked nor Branded) : The Boaro 
took the same into Consideration, and are of Opinion, that it is 
in a great Measure impracticable, We having neither Men nor 
Horses that can be found to be employed for that Use, unless we 
were to take the Servants and Horses from the Trustees Cowpen, 
which would be greatly to their Detriment, the Cowpen Keeper 
having more Work upon his Hands, than he can well perform to 
the Satisfaction of his Masters ; But the Board will send to him, 
to be ready to do any good Offices that lies in his Power to serve 
them, where it is not inconsistent with his Duty to the Trust. 

Thomas Ellis having since the Death of M' Avery been em- 
ployed by this Board to finish the dividing Lines between the sev- 
eral Lotts at Vemonburgh, and also for running three fifty Acres 
Tracts at Acton, and other Services of the like Sort, and deliver- 
ing Plans pf the Same (which appeared to the Satisfaction of the 
Board) : The Whole of which according to Agreement at four 
Pence per Acre (He finding Hands to Work) amounts to the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 127 

Sum of nineteen Pounds and eight Pence : It is ordered the Same 
be paid in due Course. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Saturday the twenty third Day of February 1744 
exclusive to Thursday the eighteenth Day of April 1745 inclu- 
sive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the eight Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord 1744. 



Present < 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 



On the twenty eight Day of April last Captain William Hor- 
ton applied to this Board in Behalf of the Salvors of the Ship 
David of Bourdeaux John Peter Daignans Commander, which 
Ship was drove ashore near the Island Sapola in this Colony and 
stranded, but happily was got off by a Party of Marines anr^ 
Soldiers of the Garrison of Frederica and there brought to An- 
chor; whereupon Salvage was adjudged; but the Salvors com- 
plaining of the exorbitant and unjust Demands of M'' John Terry 
Recorder of Frederica, Which are as follows. 

(Viz^) 

To Court Fees by Act of Parliament £15.. c. o 

To a Coppy of the Proceedings for the French Cap*" 4.. c. o 
To translating French into English and English 

into French 3.. c. o 

To Interpreting 5.. 10.. o 

Paid Samuel Lee for going twice with Letters to 

Saint Simons c. 10.. o 



In all £28.. c o 

The Board then took the same into Consideration and upon 
mature Deliberation thereon desired the President to answer the 



128 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

said Complaint, which accordingly was done on the second of 
May last in the following Words to Cap'* Horton (Viz). "That 
' 'twas the Opinion of the Board, the Recorder could find no 
'Act whatever, wherein Court Fees are settled in Case of Salvage, 
'neither could he plead any stated Fees or Custom of this Prov- 
*ince to support such Charge : As to the Proceedings they werg. 
'certainly very long, but surely one third of the four Pounds He 
'demands would be sufficient Pay for a Coppy tho of the Re- 
'corders own Writing: As to his Charge for translating 'tis 
*much of the same Kind ; for the Board thinks that merely to 
'translate Daignans Plea and two or three French Letters fifteen 
'Shillings would be good Pay: And for his Charge for inter- 
'preting, 'tis judg'd as an uncommon Article, and if complied 
'with, 'tis apprehended others may claim Payment for the like 
'Assistance upon all Occasions: And Lastly as to Sam: Lees 
Journeys 'twas left to Cap" Horton and the Salvors to judge of 
'themselves. Notwithstanding the Board does not mean by the 
'above Reductions to withhold any farther Bounty the Salvors 
'should judge proper to give him." 

On the fifteenth of the said Month of May Messieurs Calwell 
and Terry applied to the President and Assistants, desiring their 
Opinion of the Charge as sett forth above : To which they were 
answered much to the same Effect as Captain Horton was before. 
The same Affair coming now before the Board again by a Letter 
from Captain Horton of the twenty seventh of February last di- 
rected to the President and Assistants; wherein He acquaints 
Them, that an Attachment was served some time past on Captain 
James Mackay (as One of the Salvors) for the Sum of twenty 
eight Pounds, by Thomas Hird one of the Constables at Fred- 
erica That He the said Captain James Mackay with others of the 
Salvors offered to pay thirteen Pounds (which was M' Terry's 
whole Demand exclusive of the fifteen Pounds for Court Fees) 
but it was not accepted. Therefore the Board was, and still are 
of Opinion, that one third part of the said thirteen Pounds was 
fully as much as M' Terry could justly demand And as for the 
fifteen Pounds for Court Fees, and five Pounds ten Shillings for 
Interpretation We could not, or can, yet see any Grounds for; 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 129 

nevertheless still leaving it to the Salvors Generosity to extend 
their Bounty farther as they should judge proper. 

Ordered That a Coppy of the above Minute be sent to Cap" 
Horton by the Clerk of this Board. 

The Widow Stutz having a large Family of Children and with 
much hard'Iyabour made Shift to maintain themselves in Food, 
but are now totally destitute of Cloathing, making Application 
for Relief This Board having taken the same into Consideration 
do think it most expedient to help them principally in Cloathing 
And in Consideration that they have not hitherto been charge- 
able, but have done their utmost to maintain themselves, Do order 
the Sum of forty Shillings to be laid out in Oznabrigs and other 
necessary Cloathing for the Summer. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twenty third Day 
of March in the Year of our Lord 1744. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -l Charles Watson 
I I William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 



' Assistants 



M' Charles Watson acquainting this Board that whilst in Au- 
gusta in January last He had taken upon him to impower Thomas 
Goodale of Augusta aforesaid to continue keeping a publick 
victualling House (He having had heretofore a Licence for so 
doing) untill Easter Week then next following, and at the same 
Time produced the Form of Writing whereby He had so im- 
power'd the said Goodale desiring the Boards Approbation and 
Confirmation thereof The Same is hereby approved of and con- 
firmed. 

Thomas Ellis petitioning this Board setting forth that before 
the Appointment and since the Death of M' Joseph Avery Sur- 
veyor He had been occasionally employed in the Surveying and 
running out of Lands for the Inhabitants of this Colony, which 

9cr— t6 



laO COLONIAL RECORDS. 

He hopes he has performed to Satisfaction And that forasmuch 
as He is one of the oldest Inhabitants of the Place, and well quali- 
fied in the Business of Surveying, requests that this Board will 
be pleased to, and They do, hereby recommend the said Thomas 
Ellis to the Honourable Trustees as a Person capable of the said 
Employ : But this Board apprehends 'twill be more for the Bene- 
fit of their Honours and the Colony That such Surveyor whoever 
He be, should receive no stated Salary; But be paid for what 
Service He does as a former Agreement with this Board of which 
a Coppy is underwritten ; Which Method will most probably keep 
him steady in his Duty, He not being entitled to any Wages till it 
appears he has done his Work to the Satisfaction of those from 
whom he is to receive his Pay. 

For all Tracts of Land betwixt 20 and 50 Acres running the 
Lines & giving a Plott of the Same : At 4* p' Acre. 

For all Tracts under 20 Acres : At 6* p' Acre. 

For all Tracts upwards of 50 Acres at 3* p' Acre. 

For all Days sent out to show Land : At 5* p' Day. 

If any Error should appear the Same to be run again at the 
Expense of the Surveyor. 

(Signed) Thomas Ellis 

Savannah NoV 5^ 1741. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the eighteenth Day of 
April in the Year of our Lord 1745. 



Present 



^William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

Charles Watson 

William Spencer 
^Samuel Marcer 



^ Assistants. 



Captain Richard Kent petitioning this Board craving a five 
hundred Acre Tract of Land upon the Island Wilmington The 
Same being taken into Consideration the Board are of Opinion 
That He is of Ability sufficient to make good Improvements, and 



• Not clear. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 131 

his Services in the Colony give him a good Title to such a Tract ; 
wherefore We do as farr as in Us lies grant the said Petition, 
hoping that the Honourable Trustees will ratify the Same. 

The Petition of Richard Rattoon being presented and read 
wherein he desires a Grant of fifty Acres of Land in tlie Town- 
ship of Augusta; He being recommended to this Board by Cap- 
tain Kent as a Man of good Character and also that he would be 
very usefull to that Place being by Trade a Blacksmith: The 
same is granted hoping the Trustees will confirm it. 

M' John Pye Recorder petitioning this Board for the Lott N" 
I in the fourth Tything in the Lower New Ward with the Gar- 
den Lott and Farm Lott thereunto belonging, late in the Posses- 
sion of James Bumside but by him resigned ; the said Pye hav- 
ing possessed no Lands hitherto in the Colony; The same is 
granted him, hoping the Trustees will confirm it. 

This Board having on the twenty ninth Day of September last 
upon a Petition from Captain Adam Mackdonald granted him a 
Tract of five hundred Acres of Land on Wilmington Island as 
farr as in them lay, leaving it to the Honourable Trustees to con- 
firm or reject the Same : But having since been informed that by 
Virtue of his marrying the Widow of Captain William Wood. 
He is become possessed of a Grant for the same Quantity of 
Land, granted by their Honours to the said William Wood, and 
intends to make Use of the said Grant : Therefore it is humbly 
submitted to the Trust, whether it is expedient that the said 
Mackdonald should accumulate two such Tracts, the said Wil- 
liam Wood leaving no Issue; And untill the Opinion of their 
Honours is known We shall put a Stop to the running of the 
said Land on Wilmington Island. 



132 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from Thursday the eighteenth 
Day of April 1745 Exclusive to Saturday the fifteenth Day of 
June 1745 Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the second Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1745 

f William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker ^ 
Present ^ Charles Watson I . • 

William Spencer T Assistants 
(^ Samuel Marcer J 

Robert Fox having served his Time in this Colony and peti- 
tioning this Board for fifty Acres of Land at the Village of Ac- 
ton : The Same is hereby granted him ; hoping the Trustees will 
confirm it ; as He is a sober industrious Man, formerly a Servant 
to M' Stephens. 

Captain Richard Kent complaining to this Board That Joseph 
Oaks an Inmate at Augusta, in Defiance of all Power and Au- 
thority, has for some Time past kept a very disorderly victuall- 
ling House there, without any License for so doing, which may 
be of very ill Consequence if not timely prevented: The Board 
taking the Same into Consideration Do order That unless the said 
Oaks do immediately upon Notice hereof desist from the like 
Practices that he be apprehended and sent in Custody to Savan- 
nah to answer for the Same as the Law directs. 

Read a Letter of M*" John Terry dated the twelvth of April 
last to this Board a Copy of which said Letter together with our 
Answer (which We made this Day) We purpose to be sent to the 
Honourable Trustees in the next Packett. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 133 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the Seventeenth Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1745. 

{William Stephens President 
William Spencer 1 A.oUtontQ 
Charles Watson J Assistants 

During the great Scarcity of flesh Provisions which We have 
laboured under for some Time past, It providentially fell in the 
Way of some of our People to bring up three wild Steers part of 
those formerly purchased of M' Elliot for the Use of the Trus- 
tees, which were immediately ordered to be slaughtered and dis- 
posed of for the Benefit of this Town at the common Market 
Price. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the Eighteenth Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1745 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Charles Watson . A.^j^tants 
William Spencer ^ Assistants 

Samuel Marcer 



The Petition of Michael Bourghalter Jun' in Behalf of his 
Wife Daughter of Conrade Densler setting forth. That She was 
a Servant of the Trust by which She craves the Allowance of a 
Cow, Calf, Tools, Provisions &c, as others of the Trusts Servants 
had The Board are of Opinion That whereas She was Daughter 
of the said Densler, who had heretofore received the Trusts Al- 
lowance for the said Family, and having been discharged from 
her Service agreeable to the Petition of her Parents, that She can 
no Ways be entitled to such Allowance, as per Minute of the thir- 
tieth of Jan^ last. 

M' William Spencer petitioning this Board for the Town Lott 
N® 6 in the third Tything of the Upper New Ward together 



134 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

with the Garden Lott and Farm Lott thereunto belonging The 
Same is granted him hoping the Trustees will confirm it. 

Henry Hamilton petitioning this Board for the Town Lott N" 
4 in the third Tything of the Lower New Ward together with the 
Garden Lott and Farm Lott thereunto belonging The Same is 
granted him hoping the Trustees will confirm it. 

Agreeable to the Trustees Directions by a Letter of the elev- 
enth of February 174^ That the German Servants settled on 
Land at Vemonburgh &c should be supplied with Cattle in the 
Room of those heretofore given them and lost in the Distemper 
It is now ordered that the Keeper of the Trustees Cowpen cause 
to be brought twenty four Cows and Calves as soon as conven- 
iently can be to Savannah to be distributed among Such as have 
met with such Loss, pursuant to the Trustees Orders as above. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the seventh Day of June 
in the Year of our Lord 1745. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 



Whereas James Grant did by Petition to this Board on Satur- 
day the ninth Day of June 1744 obtain a Grant of fifty Acres of 
Land at a Place called Half-Moon Bluff on the Island Skeeda- 
way, but by Reason of his having been in the publick Service, 
from whence he is lately discharged, and thereby has not been 
capable of making Improvements on the said Land He now sets 
forth in a farther Petition that a Lott at Abercorn would be much 
more convenient for him being in the Neighbourhood of his Ac- 
quaintance whom he has a great Desire of living near Therefore 
hoping that this Board will allow of his quitting the said Lott on 
Skeedaway and grant him the Lott N** 12 at Abercorn: We 
readily agree to his Request more especially because from the 
Experience we have had of his former Industry and Diligence, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 135 

and also his present Engagement with Us, We have Confidence 
in him that he will make good Improvements thereon. 

Information being given to this Board that there are several 
People at Work upon the River in cutting down Cypress Trees 
and making Canoes of the Same without Leave or License for so 
doing 'Tis hereby ordered that the Surveyor should go and look 
into the Same and make Report of what he shall discover to this 
Board. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the fourteenth Day of 
June in the Year of our Lord 1745 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer I 



The President laying before this Board a Letter from M*" 
Charles Watson dated at Melvile (a Plantation belonging to 
Captain Patrick Mackay in Carolina) the twelvth of this Instant, 
Extract whereof is as follows Viz. 

"Sir 

"I suppose you will be surprized when I tell you I am going 
"for England by the Hector Snow Capt° Rogers; but I really 
"find it so absolutely necessary, that the Suddainess of my De- 
"parture, however the Malevolent World may construe it, would 
"not admit of my giving you a more early Notice. I shall be 
"glad if in my Power to oblidge you in anything while there, and 
"if Inclination or Business should procure Me a Letter from you, 
"please to direct it as M" Tisdeale will inform you 

(Signed) Cha" Watson.'' 

His Departure in so imexpected a Manner was very surprizing 
to the Board They having no previous Notice of his Intentions. 
And what more surprizes Us is, the certain Information we have 
that the Reverend M' Thomas Bosomworth has taken Passage 
with him to Charles Town in a clandestine Manner with Intent 



136 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to proceed likewise for England; nor do We yet know that he 
has appointed any Person to officiate in the Divine Service during 
)iis Absence. 

Mr. Marcer informed this Board That agreeably to an Order 
of the eighteenth of May last He had been up to the Trustees 
Cowpen and caused to be brought down twenty four Cows and 
Calves ; Twenty two of which he had delivered to the Inhabitants 
of Vemonburgh &c in the Room of those lost in the Distemper 
But it appearing that two Persons delivered in a wrong Report, 
the remaining two were taken Care of for the Use of the Trust. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the fifteenth Day of 
June in the Year of our Lord 1745. 

^ William Stephens President 

Pre^Ptit J ^^"^y ^^^^^^ 1 

rreseni s William Spencer V Assistants 

^ Samuel Marcer 

The President laid before this Board a Letter from the Rev- 
erend M' Bosomworth dated the twelvth Instant which he re- 
ceived this Morning in the same Manner as he did That which he 
laid before the Board yesterday from M*" Charles Watson; 
wherein he acquainted him of his intended Voyage to England as 
mentioned yesterday; but took no Notice of any Care he had 
taken of the Divine Service being performed in his Absence. 

The Board having received Information from the Surveyor 
That agreeable to the Instructions which he received the seventh 
Instant He had been up the River and discovered That Hugh 
Ross One of the Freeholders of this Town and others had cutt 
from Lands ungranted opposite to Abercorn, a Cypress Tree of 
which They had formed two Canoes to the Detriment of the 
Trustees or Those that should hereafter have Grant of the said 
Land : The Board upon this Occasion taking it into Considera- 
tion that frequent Spoil was made in the Woods by sundry Peo- 
ple in cutting the choicest of the Timber such as Cedar, Bay, 
Cherry, Cypress, Walnutt, Ash &c, fit for the most valuable 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 137 

Uses: It is therefore ordered for the better preventing it that 
publick Notice be given That whoever shall presume to trespass 
in the like Manner after the Date hereof shall be prosecuted as 
the Law directs in such Cases: And for the Encouragement of 
Any Person or Persons that shall hereafter make Information to 
this Board or any of the Magistrates of any such Kinds of Tim- 
ber on ungranted Lands being cutt So as the Trespasser be 
brought to Justice shall be entitled to the Reward of five Shillings 
Sterling And that all such Timber upon such Information shall 
immediately be seized for the Use of the Trustees. 
True Copy 

NiCH" R1G6Y C C 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony 
of Georgia from Saturday the fifteenth Day of June 1745 Ex- 
clusive to Saturday the thirty first Day of August 1745 Inclu- 
sive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the tenth Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1745. 



Present 



'* William Stephens President 

Henry Parker ^ 

William Spencer > Assistants 
^ Samuel Marcer J 



John Mackgailvry of Aug^ista petitioning this Board to keep 
a publick victualling House there : We being well informed of his 
having a good Character and living there since the Place was 
first settled; moreover apprehending it may be a publick Bene- 
fit for People passing that Way : It is agreed that his Petition be 
complied with, and that a License be granted him in the usual 
T*enor and Form with others untill Easter next. 



138 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty sixth Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1745. 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer 1- Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J^ 



Thomas Spamel petitioning this Board for the fifty Acres Lott 
N* II at the New Village on Skeedaway Island with Intent to 
cultivate the same : We knowing him to be an industrious labori- 
ous Man do agree to his Petition hoping the Trustees will confirm 
it. 

Christian Camphire petitioning this Board for a Lott in the 
Town of Savannah; the Same being taken into Consideration; 
We judge it convenient to grant him his Request, knowing him 
to be a hard working Man, therefore the Lott N** 7 in the fourth 
Tything in the Upper New Ward together with the Garden Lott 
and Farm Lott thereunto belonging is hereby granted him hoping 
the Trustees will confirm it. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the third Day of Au- 
gust in the Year of our Lord 1745 

(William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer j 

A Petition from the Inhabitants at Vemonburg, Acton 
Hampstead &c was read, Setting forth the Inconvenience arising 
thro the Want of a Place for Divine Worship the Distance from 
Savannah being so great (where sometimes they have had Op- 
portunity of hearing the Word of God preached to them by the 
Reverend M*" Zubli) that few of their Women & Children are 
able to travel so farr: The Petitioners to shew their Readiness 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 139 

in doing what they can to promote so good a Work, are willing 
by joint Labour among themselves to erect a Tabernacle for that 
Purpose ; which may also serve for a School for a Season till the 
Honourable Trustees shall think fit to order a more commodious 
and durable Place ; But humbly beg they may be f umish'd with 
Nails, Hinges, Locks, &c by the Trustees they being poor and 
unable to provide the same We therefore being desirous to en- 
courage so laudable a Disposition readily concurr in granting their 
Petition And do order a Sum not exceeding forty Shillings for 
the said Service, And also that the Surveyor do lay out two Acres 
being part of the Vacant Land lying between the Township of 
Vemonburgh and the Village of Acton, which we judged the 
most commodious Place for the said Purpose. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the eight Day of Au- 
gust in the Year of our Lord 1745. 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ] 
William Spencer V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The President acquainted the* Board that he had received a 
Packett from the Trust forwarded by M*" Hopton at Charles 
Town, wherein were sundry Letters and Papers : All which re- 
lating to the Publick were communicated to the Board : The said 
Packett likewise contained several Books of Sola Bills to the 
Value of one thousand Pounds towards discharging the Current 
Demands of the Civil Government : By the same Conveyance also 
came sundry other Goods for the Use of the Colony as specified 
in the Bill of Loading. Upon perusing the aforesaid Letters, it 
was observed that M' Patrick Graham was designed by the Trust 
to be One of the Assistants in Council ; Upon which he was im- 
mediately sent to desiring his Company this Afternoon. 

Adjourned 'till to Morrow Morning at eight 

O'clock M' Graham being not come. 



140 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the ninth Day of August 
in the Year of our Lord 1745 



Present -< 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer I a... ..„.. 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 



M*" Patrick Graham being now present, the President delivered 
him a Letter from the Trustees wherein he was appointed One 
of the Assistants in this Board and took his Place accordingly. 

The Board taking into Consideration that there were many 
Sums in Arrear to dear up the Accounts to Michaelmas 1744 
And being farther desirous of bringing up all current Expences 
in every part of the Service to Lady Day 1745, in Order to clear 
up all Accounts to that Time: Do find that it will require the 
Sum of nine hundred Pounds to compleat the Same; therefore 
it is ordered that the said Sum of nine hundred Pounds be issued 
for that Purpose. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the thirty first Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1745 



Present 






William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Several Bills being laid before this Board by the President 
ior Services done the Publick, which appeared somewhat unrea- 
sonable, were carefully examined and reduced where they were 
found to be extravagant. 

The Board being acquainted That the Widow Bowling has 
been for a long while past in a very weak helpless Condition and 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 141 

Ml a great Measure lost the Use of her Limbs which has reduced 
her to great Want : The Same being taken into Consideration do 
order the Sum of twenty Shillings for her immediate Relief. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Friday the eleventh Day of October 1745 Ex- 
clusive to Tuesday the thirty first Day of December 1745 In- 
clusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the sixth Day of 
November in the Year of our Lord 1745 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present '{ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



David Kendall petitioning this Board, setting forth his having 
a large Family of small Children, and has met with great Losses 
from the Sickness among the Cattle, by which he is reduced to 
great Necessity : The Board taking the Same into Consideration, 
Do order the Sum of forty Shillings to help him out under his 
present Want. 

The Surveyor attending by Order of the Board for their In- 
quiry into divers Matters relating to Abercorn, Acton, Vernon- 
burgh &c : Several Disputes having arisen among the different 
Inhabitants relating to the Limits of their Lotts : He was ordered 
to rerun some Lines that were in Dispute, and likewise to put 
James Grant in Possession of a fifty Acre Lott at Abercorn, 
agreeable to a Minute of this Board on Friday the seventh Day of 
June last. 

The Widow Bowling petitioning this Board for Relief; The 
Sum of twenty Shillings is ordered for her present Subsistance. 



142 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty second Day of 
November in the Year of our Lord 1745. ; 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer V Assistants 
Patrick Graham 



} 



Christian Dasher petitioning this Board for a fifty Acre Lott 
at Abercom ; We being well assured of his good Inclinations to 
cultivate it forthwith Do grant him the Lott N** 3 in the said 
Village (Late George Thompson's deceased) hoping the Trus- 
tees will confirm the Same. 

M' John Williams from Ogeechee with several others who 
intend to settle there, applying to this Board for several Tracts 
of Land ; the Board upon Talking with the said Williams thought 
it not proper to give Grants for any more Tracts there, untill they 
were better informed how the Lands lay; which the said Wil- 
liams undertook to lay a rough Sketch of before Us, and there- 
fore it was referred till the same should be done. 

The Widow Deane appearing to be in a very helpless Condi- 
tion the Board thought proper to allow her the Sum of ten Shil- 
lings to support her under her present Distress. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the sixth Day of Decem- 
ber in the Year of our Lord 1745. 

r William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present <^ William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 
(^ Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



The Surveyor now attending, acquainted the Board that he 
had finished the Disputes relating to the Rerunning some Lines 
at Acton and Vemonburgh; and likewise farther informed Us 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 143 

that he had also been at the Village of Abercorn, where there 
were some Lotts to be run out upon New Grants ; He was there- 
fore ordered to survey the Same. At the same Time Isaac Gibbs 
Senior petitioning this Board for another Lott; He being al- 
ready possessed of two Lotts in the said Village Viz One in Right 
of his youngest Son, and the other in Right of himself; It was 
not thought proper to grant him his Request ; but forasmuch as 
both He and his Sons are industrious People, The Board was 
willing to indulge Him with a Lott which he desired ; Upon sur- 
rendering his former, which he was well pleased at. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty third Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1745. 



Present 



^William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 1 



Upon perusing the Carpenters and Masons Bills relating to the 
Building of the Church, in Order to settle the Same that the 
Trustees may be acquainted with the Cost, finding they were sev- 
eral Charges made exclusive of the first Agreement, which cannot 
at this Time be fully adjusted, some of the Workmen being ab- 
sent: The Board therefore ordered that the several Workmen 
should attend at their next Meeting in Order to finish the Same. 

Jacob Holbrook petitioning this Board for a Lott in the Town 
of Savannah: We taking the Same into Consideration and 
knowing him to be an industrious Man Do grant him the Lott 
N*" 6 in the fourth Tything of the Upper New Ward hoping the 
Trustees will confirm the Same. 



144 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the thirty first Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1745. 

William Stephens President 

T-, ^ J Henry Parker 
Presents ^xnuii^ c 






William Spencer \ Assistants 
Samuel Marcer 

The President having received a Letter from Captain Horton 
of the twenty second Instant, which he desired should be com- 
municated to the Magistrates; and accordingly was so done; 
relating to divers Felonies lately committed in the County of 
Frederica ; One particularly charged on M*" John Terry for com- 
mitting a Rape on the Body of his Servant Maid, the Depositions 
of which were Sent, whereupon the Magistrates issued their 
Warrant, and held him to sufficient Bail for his Appearance at the 
next Quarterly Court: Three or four others, who are Soldiers 
and now in Custody at Frederica, are charged with feloniously 
stealing the King's Arms, Ammunitions and Accoutrements, to- 
gether with a Canoe with Design of deserting to the Enemy : All 
which Captain Horton desired might be tried at the next Court 
to be holden in and for the Town and County of Savannah for 
the said Felonies: Thereupon the Magistrates, who made no 
Scruple to issue their Warrant to apprehend M*^ Terry and hold 
him to Bail, were doubtfull whether or not they could legally 
proceed to the Trial of either the said John Terry or those others 
in Custody at Frederica ; the Felonies not being committed with- 
in this County : Wherefore upon Application to the President, a 
Board was called to consult on what was proper to be done in 
such an Exigence; who, upon mature Deliberation, were of 
Opinion, That as there was no Court existing at Frederica where 
those Causes should regularly be tried, it was thought expedient 
to take the Opinion of some able Lawyer thereupon, and as We 
understand, that Captain Horton frequently advises with M' 
Rutledge, by Direction from General Oglethorpe, in Intricacies 
of this Nature ; it would be most prudent to leave it to Captain 
Horton to lay the Case before Him ; and his Advice should be a 



COLONIAL BECOBDS. 146 

Rule for the Magistrates to proceed by ; rather than such notori- 
ous Crimes should go unpunished. Upon which Resoiation the 
following Letter was wrote to Captain Horton (Viz) 

Sir 

"The President communicated your Letter of the twenty second 
"Instant to the Magistrates, together with an Affidavit relating 
"to M' John Terry, upon which a Warrant was immediately 
"granted to apprehend him, and He is now under Bail, Himself in 
"two Hundred Pounds, and two Sureties in one hundred Pounds 
"each, for his Appearance at the next Court, which will be held 
"on the twenty eight Day of January next : But a Doubt arising 
"in the Magistrates, that they are not sufficiently authorized to 
"try Felonies or other Crimes not committed within the County 
"of Savannah; They thought proper to consult the President & 
"Assistants farther thereon who having Recourse to M*" Secre- 
"tary Martyn's Letter of the sixth of February last. Extract of 
"which was sent you by the President in his Letter of the twen- 
"tieth of J last : It was the Opinion of the Board that in a Mat- 

(i (6l0) 

"ter of so great Consequence, it would be highly needf uU to con- 
"sult some able Lawyer how farr they might safely proceed: 
"We having no such Gentleman to advise with, and knowing 
"that you sometimes advise with M*" Rutledge, in Cases wherein 
"the Law is not clear; They are very ready to submit it to his 
"Opinion, if you think proper to lay the Case before him; and 
"whatever Advice he is pleased to give therein will be a Guide to 
"the Magistrates : The Board are also of Opinion to ref err it to 
"You, whether you do not think it proper that the following 
"Paragraph, which was formerly sent you, should be laid before 
"M' Rutledge together with a State of the Case, as it appears to 
"You ; forasmuch as by the said Paragraph, it appears to Us, that 
"no Court of Judicature is at present existing in the County of 
"Frederica. 

By Order of the Board in Council assembled the 
thirty first Day of December 1745 

(Sign'd) NiCH" Rigby Clerk. 



To 



Capt" William Horton 

10 e r— Tol • 



146 COLONIAL KECORDS. 

Extract from a Letter from M' Secretary Martyn to William 
Stephens Esq' dated the sixth of February 1745 

"It appearing to the Trustees, that the Powers of the Town 
"Coiu-t of Frederica have been suspended by the Absence of 
^'Messieurs Thomas Hawkins and Marriott first and second Bai- 
"liffs; who, by their belonging to the Regiment came to Eng- 
^*land in the Year 1743, as necessary Witnesses upon the Com- 
"plaints of Lieutenant Collonel Cook against General Oglethorpe; 
^*The Trustees have required the said Messieurs Hawkins and 
"Marriott to deliver up the Instruments, whereby they were re- 
^'spectively appointed Bailiffs, And they have resolved not to ap- 
"point as yet any New Ones in their Room; Therefore as the 
"Powers of M' John Calwell third Bailiff and M' John Terry 
"Recorder of the said Town Court of Frederica are likewise sus- 
"pended, I have by this Conveyance sent them the Trustees Or- 
"ders to transmit to England by the first Opportimity the Instru- 
"ments whereby they were respectively appointed Bailiff and Re- 
"corder." 



Copy 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Tuesday the thirty first Day of December 1745 
Exclusive to Monday the thirty first Day of March 1746 In- 
clusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the Seventh Day of Jan- 
uary in the Year of our Lord 174%. 






Present 



''William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I a • i. i. 
Samuel Mircer ^Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



M' Bolzius having often complained to this Board That the 
Lands belonging to the Township of Ebenezer were not com- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 14 7 

pleatly run; The Board formerly sent up M^ Avery (the late 
Surveyor) to inspect the Same, who did so and returned a per- 
fect Plan thereof, and withall reported the great Scarcity of good 
Land, which occasioned M*" Bolzius to put two or three Families 
on a Lott where the Lands were good, which created an Uneasi- 
ness in the first Possessors of the said Lotts ; And now making 
Application to the Board again in Person Requesting that They 
would assist him with an additional Quantity of good Land over 
Ebenezer Creek commonly called the Uchee Land; Which the 
Trustees in their Letter of the twenty fourth of April 1741 to 
the President, desired him to make Enquiry about, whether the 
Indians were still in Possession of them, and if they were, and 
it could be got without dissatisfying them, to learn upon what 
Terms they would be willing to part with it: Thereupon the 
President advised with General Oglethorpe who sent him the fol- 
lowing Paragraph in his Letter of the twenty fifth of Septem- 
ber 1 741. 

"I shall very freely give my Advice in the Difficulty you men- 
"tioned relating to the Saltzburghers or any other Matter I can 
**advise in: First you will remark that the Red Hill which is 
"spoke of by the Trustees is Land belonging to the Uchee In- 
"dians, affectionate Subjects to his Majesty, that a large Party 
"of them under their King came to assist his Majesty's Troops 
"at the Siege of Augustine, in which Siege twenty or thirty of 
"them were killed fighting bravely. Several were taken Prison- 
"ers and the Spaniards had such a Reverence for their brave Be- 
"haviour that they gave some of them Presents and set them at 
"Liberty and desired them to make propositions to their Country 
"Men to join the Spaniards and they would give them great Pres- 
"ents; these Men were so faithfull that they brought me the 
"Letters that the Govemour of Augustine had given them for the 
"Commander of Saint Marks, and did carry his Message to the 
"People but at the same time declared their Abhorrence (as the 
"whole Nation did) of the Spaniards Propositions: Now if \^e 
"should attempt to take or purchase their Lands it is probable 
"they will go to the Spaniards, for when they have no Lands 
"how should they stay, what should maintain them, Some may 



148 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"fancy that because their Land is not planted, therefore there is 
'•no Hurt in taking it from them, but the Indian Nations have 
"as much Right to their Woods as an English Gentleman has to 
"a Forest or a Chace, and they are more necessary to them since 
"the Venison is the Flesh that chiefly feeds them, and the Skins 
"of the Deer is what enables them to pay the English for their 
"Goods I think therefore it would not only be unjust but very 
"Impolitick at this Time to attempt buying Lands from the In- 
"dians especially the Uchees who have lately suffered so much 
"for the Sake of the English and are always ready to come out to 
"Warn" 

Upon mature Consideration of what has been premised the 
Board were of Opinion that the Trustees should be acquainted 
with the whole Affair and wait their Direction thereupon : And 
forasmuch as the Lands called the Uchee Lands reaching from 
Ebenezer River to Briar Creek is computed to be upwards of one 
hundred Miles in Length along the River Savannah, and the 
Body of Indians said to claim those Lands are of late very much 
impaired in Number and Strength and reduced to a low State, 
very few of them only remaining at present, who reside near 
Briar Creek being the outmost Boundaries of the said Lands 
Therefore We conceive that the aforesaid Indians would be easily 
perswaded to part with such a Tract of Land as would answer M' 
Bolzius's Purpose in Case the Trustees should be of that Opinion. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at 9 oClock. 

Wednesday the eight Day of January 1745^. 

Pursuant to a Minute of the twenty second Day of November 
last M' John Williams attended the Board and produced a rough 
Sketch of Lands settled on the River Ogeechee according to his 
Promise; which gave the Board some Light into what was do- 
ing there : But they thought proper to direct that (in Time com- 
ing) upon any Persons seeking for a Grant of any Tract of Land 
there, They expected that a Plan of it should be first laid before 
Them that they might the better judge of the Expediency of such 
a Grant. 

Agreeable to an Order of the twenty third of last Month the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 149 

several Workmen employed in building the Church attended, 
when their Accounts were fully adjusted to the Satisfaction of 
all Parties. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the thirty first Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 1745^. 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present < William Spencer I a -4. 4. 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

L Patrick Graham J 

John Ross Trader in the Creek Nation having for some Time 
past been very desirous to settle in or near the Township of Au- 
gusta upon a Tract of Land called the Coats Neck where he de- 
sires three hundred Acres butting and bounding upon Lands be- 
longing to Rowland Pritchet : The Board taking the same into 
serious Consideration, and He (the said Ross) being recom- 
mended to Us as a Man of Substance and Capacity to cultivate 
the Same, do as farr as in Us lies grant him his Petition making 
no Doubt but that the Trustees will confirm the Same. 

The Reverend M' Bolzius representing in a Letter to this 
Board the several deplorable and necessitous Circumstances of 
sundry poor Widows and others, Inhabitants of Ebenezer that 
are disabled and uncapable of Labour, desiring that they may be 
assisted and relieved by some Weekly or other Allowance as We 
should judge proper : The Board having well considered of the 
Same, and that the Necessities of the Colony at this Time do 
largely exceed the Trustees Estimate for defraying the said Ex- 
pences, therefore it required the utmost Frugality to distribute 
the Same, in Consideration of which. It was thought proper to 
allow the Sum of five Pounds to be disposed of as the Reverend 
M' Bolzius should see fit to answer the present Purposes. 

Frederick Helvingstine petitioning this Board, Setting forth 
that his Father was in Possession of a Lott at Ebenezer, but soon 
after died (leaving his Mother a Widow and several Children) 



160 COLONIAL RECORDS, 

after which an unhappy Difference began between his Mother 
and the Reverend M*" Bolzius, which at length occasioned the 
Family to leave Ebenezer with Design to retire to Pensylvania, 
but Want of a ready Passage occasioning their Stay some time 
in Savannah, gave them a different Idea of this Colony from what 
they before had, which induced them to petition for Lands at 
Abercom, where they find it convenient for their Trade being 
Leather Dressers, designing to carry on That as well as to im- 
prove Lands : Whereupon the Board being desirous to encourage 
all such as are inclinable to cultivate Lands, were unwilling that 
a small Difference with M*" Bolzius should occasion the Loss of 
so promising a Family; Therefore it was thought proper (upon 
the Resigning of all their Right and Title of the Lott which they 
formerly had in Possession at Ebenezer, which They did now 
before Us) to grant him (the said Frederick) the Lott lately re- 
signed by Isaac Gibbs Senior believing the Trustees will ratifie 
the Same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the first Day of Feb- 
ruary in the Year of our Lord 174^. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



>• Assistants 



The President laying before the Board a Letter from the Rev- 
erend M*" Bolzius dated the twenty second Ultimo wherein he 
craves Relief for sundry poor sick People at Ebenezer: The 
Board taking the Same into Consideration, and having ordered 
the Sum of five Pounds to be paid the Reverend M' Bolzius for 
the present Exigence so lately as the twenty first of last Month, 
judged it improper to make any farther Allowances on that 
Head ; being at present in no Capacity to make Payments of any 
Kind till we knew what our future Estimates would warrant Us 
to do. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 161 

The Widow Nongazer petitioning this Board for Relief, She 
being very old and infirm We thought it necessary to grant her 
the Sum of twelve Shillings to help her under her present Ne- 
cessities. 

The Widow Bowling petitioning this Board for Relief the 
Sum of twenty Shillings is now ordered her She having received 
None since the sixth of November last. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the Twelvth Day of 
February in the Year of our Lord 174^^. 

^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



' Assistants. 



The President laying before this Board a Letter from M' Sec- 
retary Martyn of the twenty eight Day of October last, wherein 
he acquaints him that James Billinghurst desired a Grant of the 
little Island opposite to Captain Noble Jones Fort ; desiring him 
to acquaint the Trustees whether any Grant had been made of 
the said Island to any other Person, and whether there was any 
Objection of their Granting the Same to Billinghurst, or whether 
it is proper or not for them from the Situation of the Place to 
part with it out of their Hands : The Opinion of the Board there- 
upon was That they saw no Objection to Billinghurst having a 
.Grant of the said Island either with Regard to its Situation, or 
its ever being granted to any Person. 

M' John Smith of Frederica petitioning this Board for five 
hundred Acres of Land on an Island called Dickinsons not farr 
from Darien: He being of very sufficient Ability and desirous 
to improve the Same We therefore humbly recommend him to 
the Trustees for a Grant of the said Lands. 

The President having communicated to this Board sundry Let- 
ters Papers &c together with five hundred Pounds in Sola Bills 
which he lately received from the Trustees by the Ship Judith 



162 COLONIAL RECORDS- 

(late Captain Quarme) After perusing the Letters and Papers 
relating to our future Conduct, which took up great part of the 
Day, and finding ourselves at a Loss what to determine on so 
weighty an Affair relating to the issuing of Money We therefore 
adjourned till to Morrow Morning for a farther Consideration 
thereof. 

Thursday the thirteenth Day of February 1745^. 

The Board being again met, and having well and duly consid- 
ered the Necessities of the Inhabitants and Scarcity of Money 
thought proper to order the Stun of four hundred Pounds to 
be immediately issued to pay one Quarters Sfilaries and other in- 
cidental Expences from Lady Day last to Mid Summer following. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twentieth Day of 
February in the Year of our Lord 1745^. 



Present 



^William Stephens President 
Henry Parker "^ 
William Spencer I a • -l -. 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



Daniel Dourouzeaux petitioning this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land near Augusta, Part of which is an Island called 
New Savanah where by Permission of Captain Kent He has 
been settled for upwards of three Years and made considerable 
Improvements thereon The Board being well informed of the 
Justice of his Request, very willingly consented to his Petition 
not doubting but that the Trustees will confirm the Same. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 153 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the fifth Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 1745^ 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



The Board being informed that John Browne late of Highgate 
had made Complaint to the Trustees of the great Streights he 
was in to support himself under the present Allowance granted 
to him by this Board as per Minute of the thirteenth of Septem- 
ber 1743 We having Recourse therefore to the said Minute and 
finding that the Allowance then given was two Pounds of Bread 
per Day which has been continued to this Time And whereas 
the said Browne is still the same Man as mentioned in the said 
Minute The Board were of Opinion that the Allowance of Bread 
which amounts to two Shillings and a half penny per Week 
should be continued being the surest Means to prevent his Starv- 
ing And also that the Sum of three Pounds be allowed him to be 
laid out in Cloathing for himself and Wife They being in a mean 
Condition. 

M' Samuel Marcer and Thomas Young both of the Town of 
Savannah having mutually agreed to exchange with Each other 
their Garden or five Acre Lotts appertaining to their respective 
Town Lotts, and desiring the Approbation of this Board to the 
said Exchange The Same is hereby approved of, in Hopes the 
Trustees will confirm it. 



164 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty fifth Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



" William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -| William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



> Assistants 



John Dobell petitioning this Board for the Lott N** i in the 
first T)rthing of the Lower New Ward (late Thomas Mansor 
Causton) together with the Garden and Farm Lotts thereunto 
belonging: The Same is hereby granted him hoping the Trus- 
tees will confirm it. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the thirty first Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present A William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



A Petition from the Inhabitants of Ebenezer was presented to 
this Board, complaining of the great Difficulties they were under 
in hunting up their wild Cattle for Want of sufficient Strength 
both of Men and Horses, and that they conceived the Trusts 
Cowpen Keeper at Ebenezer did not act according to the Orders 
formerly given him by this Board in their Favour : And the said 
Cowpen Keeper having been ordered to appear, now attended, 
when the whole Affair was enquired into ; and after a long Ex- 
amination and hearing both Parties (Viz Three of the Inhabi- 
tants of Ebenezer and the said Christopher Hopkins) the Matter 
appeared unto us thus, That the Inhabitants of Ebenezer having 
frequently for more than two Years past required that the Trusts 
Servants at the Cowpen should bring up all their wild and out 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 156 

lying Cattle, which is in itself impracticable; the Board having 
as often well considered the Same, and divers times given Orders 
to the said Cowpen Keeper, that all Cattle belonging to Ebenezer 
that he found ranging with those of the Trust should be drove 
up together, and then inform the People of Ebenezer of such 
Cattle of theirs being penn'd that they might fetch them away, 
which Orders have always been obeyed except in the Instance of 
one Cow lately, which Cow he could not hold by Reason that part 
of his Pen was by Accident the Day before burnt : Whereupon 
the Board could not help observing that there was no Foundation 
for fresh Complaint, but found that the Inhabitants of Ebenezer 
were now more urgent than they had formerly been, being pos- 
sessed in Opinion by a Letter M*" Bolzius lately received from M' 
Verelst that the Trustees were willing to be at the Expence in 
hunting up all their wild Cattle, which would be an inconceivable 
Charge farr beyond what can be imagined and what by our Duty 
to the Trust we could not comply with; But we renewed our 
Charge in the strictest Manner to the Cowpen Keeper to assist 
them as formerly he had done, and to make it his Study to live 
Neighbourly and peaceably with them. It may not be improper 
farther to observe that most of the Ebenezer People are as well 
if not better provided with Horses than most of their Neigh- 
bours who keep Cowpens. 

A Petition from Captain Noble Jones in Behalf of his Second 
Son Innigo Jones was read. Setting forth his Desire of his having 
five hundred Acres of Land granted his said Son on the South 
part of the Island Skeedaway, promising that he will immediately 
cultivate and stock it in Behalf of his said Son; But notwith- 
standing We are well assured of the Captains Abilities to per- 
form what he promises We are in some Doubt whether 'twould 
be agreeable to the Trustees to give Possession of the said Lands, 
the said Innigo Jones being a Minor Therefore our Duty oblidges 
Us to leave the Whole to their Honours. 

Pursuant to the Trustees Orders it was thought proper to or- 
der the Sum of one hundred and thirty eight Pounds towards 
discharging the Bounty due at Christmas 1742. 

Mr. John Browne Setting forth in a Petition to this Board that 



156 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

He was in great Streights having nothing to eat but the Bread 
which is allowed him daily, and that the Apparel wherewith he 
was lately cloathed having exhausted that Benevolence which was 
then allowed him: To make Experiment how farr he has the 
Government of himself The Board thought proper to allow him 
the Sum of twenty Shillings for his farther Support 

True Copy. 

NiCH" RiGBY C C 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Tuesday the twentieth Day of May 1746 Exclu- 
sive to Monday the twenty first Day of July 1746 Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the Eighteenth Day 
of June in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present < 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



" Assistants 



The Trustees having (through the great Disturbances lately 
raised in Britain) been it is presumed diverted from sending the 
usual Supplies in Time to discharge their Estimate, by which 
means many Persons employed in the Publick Service, as well 
as divers others of honest Repute, have been driven to the Ne- 
cessity of seeking Credit for such Goods as were needfull for 
themselves and Families. And whereas among the few Store 
Keepers here, Messieurs Harris and Habersham have been the 
pHncipal Dealers who have given those Credits, but took Care 
always that the Value of their Goods so disposed of, did not ex- 
ceed the Demands which such Persons respectively had on the Es- 
timate: Nevertheless the said Harris and Habersham having 
lately come to a Resolution for some sinister Views of their own 
to deny all Credit in General, even to the Trustees themselves; 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 167 

Which has raised an universal Distraction among all Ranks of 
People in this part of the Colony ; there being very few that have 
any Cash in Specie wherewith to go to Markett. And also dur- 
ing this Distress the aforesaid Keepers of Stores, hoping to take 
a farther Advantage of our Necessities, have with an uncommon 
Assurance demanded that this Board should draw Bills of Ex- 
change upon the Trustees in their Favour, for what Money is 
owing to them on Account of the Estimate, well knowing at the 
same Time that it is directly contrary to the Trustees Orders, 
who have stricktly forbid Bills of any Kind to be drawn on them 
from hence. These Things of so great Moment were the Subject 
of our Conversation most part of the Day, and the farther Con- 
sideration of it was adjourned till to Morrow. 

Thursday the nineteenth Day of June 1746. 

The Board being met pursuant to yesterdays Adjournment and 
a fresh Debate arising what Method to use for preventing the 
Scheme taking Effect which seemed to be carrying on by Harris 
and Habersham ; and was supposed to be first moulded in Charles 
Town (where they have lately been) And appears to Us calcu- 
lated for no better Design than to cause an universal Clamour 
among all People of this part of the Colony and stir them up to 
an Insurrection. All which being fully considered We thought 
it our indispensable Duty to loose no Time in endeavouring to 
find Means for preventing such dangerous Designs taking Ef- 
fect And in Order thereto the first Step that was thought requi- 
site was to procure a Quantity of Bread Kind for a good Foim- 
dation ; Upon which it was judged proper to send to Carolina to 
purchase a Quantity of Rice, sufficient to answer the present Oc- 
casion ; And M*" Graham, One of the Board offering his Service, 
it was kindly and readily accepted of, with this Proviso not to 
exceed such a Quantity as he well knew we were capable of pay- 
ing for, out of the small Funds remaining in our Hands : In Con- 
sequence of which the Sum of fifty Pounds was ordered to be 
issued to M' Patrick Graham for the Purpose aforesaid. 



168 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty seventh Day 
of June in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

William Spencer }• Assistants 
^Samuel Marcer 



Whereas at a Meeting of this Board the twenty fifth Day of 
March last, a Petition of John Dobell was read desiring a Grant 
of the Lott N** I in the first Tything of the Lower New Ward 
(late Thomas Mansor Causton deceased) Which Petition upon 
his Assurance of his eflfectual Improvement of it, was granted 
him so farr as to recommend it to be ratified by the Honourable 
Trustees : But forasmuch as the said John Dobell has since de- 
clared his Intention of speedily quitting the Colony and giving 
up the several valuable Imployments which he holds under the 
Trust And moreover seeming to cast a Contempt on those Fa- 
vours, which he has so signally received, resolving, without such 
previous Notice given as might reasonably be expected from a 
Person so highly favoured, to have no farther Regard to any of 
his Imployments. But it so happening that no Possession having 
been given of the said Lott to him by Virtue of a Warrant from 
this Board directed to the proper Officer ; for these Reasons We 
now thought fit to forbid such Officer or any other to give Pos- 
session to the said John Dobell of the aforesaid Lott, untill the 
Trustees can be acquainted with the Same, and their Pleasure 
therein known : It being the Opinion of this Board that such Use 
as probably might be of Use to this Colony ought to be kindly 
received and encouraged, preferable to all others who are leaving 
it, possibly with no other View than to sell and make Money of it. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 159 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty first Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



" A^istants 



Several Bills being laid before this Board by simdry Work- 
men employed in the Publick Service; after having well exam- 
ined them, and cutting off what was thought unreasonable They 
were ordered to stand in due Course of Pa)mient. 

A Petition of the Widow Bowling being read^ Setting forth 
the great Stress she was in, by Reason of the House wherein she 
dwells being greatly exposed to the Weather And whereas She 
is in a very deplorable Condition, being for some Time past sup- 
ported by the Charity of the Honourable Trustees : It was judged 
necessary that the said House should be refitted so as to keep her 
from the Inclemency of the Weather. 

M' John Dobell attended the President some Days agoe, and 
offered to deliver him the Key of the School, which he refused 
to receive in that manner but ordered him to attend when the 
Board next met ; whereupon he now did so, and delivered up the 
Key of the School together with a List of the Scholars, declaring 
that he was leaving the Colony and the Trustees Service: He 
was thereupon asked what Books, Papers, &c he had of the Trus- 
tees in his Custody; The Board acquainting him that it was 
proper as he was quitting the Colony to deliver all Things relat- 
ing to the Trust to the Presidents Order: And being farther 
asked what Progress he had made relating to his Office of Reg- 
ister, He frankly confessed that he had made no Entry of any 
Kind in any Book, but had sent to the Trustees an Account of all 
he had done, except a List of Grants which he now delivered 
contained in several Sheets of Paper, which had been lately put 
into his Hands by Order from the Trustees for him to make per- 
fect, and when so perfected by Him, the Seal of the Province 



160 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

was directed by their Honours to be affixed to it. M' Dobell's 
leaving the Colony so abruptly lais Us under some Difficulties in 
providing a Master sufficiently qualified for the School to take 
upon him the present Charge and to be recommended to the 
Trust; Which would require a few Days Deliberation. 

Thomas Salter petitioning this Board for a Spot of Groimd on 
Hutchinsons Island, which lies convenient for making of Bricks ; 
Setting forth in his said Petition that by having such a Spot it 
would enable him to sell Bricks much cheaper than what he could 
hitherto afford them at, and likewise much better, the Clay being 
of a superiour Quality. The Board after considering the Same, 
sent to M' Salter to attend, and know upon what Conditions he 
intended to sell his Bricks, when he agreed to deliver them into a 
Boat at seventeen Shillings and six Pence per Thousand, being 
one Eight part less than the lowest Price that hitherto they have 
been sold at, besides a great Saving in the Carriage which in the 
Whole will reduce the Price to one third less. It was then agreed 
to grant him a Lease of ten Acres of Land on the said Island for 
the Term of seven Years to commence from Michaelmas next; 
He paying an Acknowledgment of two Shillings and six Pence 
per Annum to the Honourable Trustees : We making no Doubt 
but that their Honours will encourage so good an Undertaking. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 161 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Monday the twenty first Day of July 1746 Ex- 
clusive to Thursday the twenty eight Day of August 1746 In- 
clusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the thirteenth Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



(«lc) 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



" Assistants. 



Five of the Inhabitants of Vemonburgh petitioning this Board 
for Leave to exchange their Lotts (which they have now been 
possessed of near four Years past) for other Lands in a diflferent 
part of the Country : The Board taking the Same into Consider- 
ation Do find that the Lands they are now possessed of are very 
good, therefore can not avoid taking Notice that it proceeds from 
a litigious and troublesome Humour, which they generally shewn, 

(Sic) 

and if complied with, would occasion great Uneasiness among 
others whose Lands are well known not to be near so good ; As 
also it would give an ill Example to all other Settlers Therefore 
the said Petition is rejected. 

A Letter from M"" John Brown was delivered to the Board 
wherein he setts forth. That since a Recommendation from M*" 
Verelst in his Favour, there had been :the following Vacancies, 
Namely, Overseer of the Gardens, Schoolmaster, Register and 
Secretary to the Indian Affairs: As to the First there was no 
Vacancy since M' Brown's Recommendation, which he well 
knew; The Second he declared and acknowledged himself unfit 
to take the Charge of; The Third (being Register) we thought 
to be so weighty a Concern, that the Board did not think proper 
to appoint any Person to officiate in that Office but wait the Trus- 

11 c r— Tol 6 



162 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

tees Appointment ; And the Fourth being an Office that occasions 
frequent Conversation with the Indian Traders, who are gen- 
erally Men of loose Morals and given to much Contention, The 
Board were very apprehensive from his being so much addicted 
to strong Liquors and of a wrangling ungovernable Disposition 
That they conveived him to be uncapable of executing such an 
Office even with common Decency, but in Regard to the Recom- 
mendation that he had: The Board are willing and readily in- 
clined to put him into such Employment as he shall be capable 
of Executing whenever such can be found. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty eight Day 
of August in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present 



''William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^Patrick Graham 



" Assistants 



The President informed the Board that M"" John Pye had de- 
livered him two Setts of Bills of Exchange drawn by Major Wil- 
liam Horton on Major General Oglethorpe for the Sum of four 
hundred eleven Pounds seventeen Shillings and one penny half 
penny; And Eight Pounds two Shillings and ten Pence half 
penny in Cash; which makes four Hundred and twenty Pounds, 
being for three Setts of Bills of Exchange drawn by Mr. John 
Tuckwell on Mr. John Pye Attorney for M"" John Brownfield, 
Namely, One Sett for three hundred Pounds payable to William 
Stephens Esq"" &c, to defray the Current Expences of the Colony ; 
One Ditto for one hundred Pounds for the Use of Nicholas Rig- 
by, And one Ditto for twenty Pounds to be replaced in the Room 
of the like Sum paid the said Nicholas Rigby by M' Verelsts Or- 
der: Which Bills as soon as they can conveniently be changed 
into Specie, the Board will consider the properous Use to apply 

(8lC) 

the Same towards the Support of the Colony. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 163 

A Petition of John Lawrence of Frederica was read, Setting 
forth his having made Purchase of the Lott N** 2 in the first 
Tything of the Lower New Ward of Samuel Clee, desiring this 
Board to give their Assent to the said Purchase : Which Request 
the Board are of Opinion that the Purchase might be of Benefit 
to the Colony (Lawrence being by farr the preferabless Man) 

(BlC) 

But must referr it to the Trustees to approve or disapprove of 
the said Purchase. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Thursday the twenty eight Day of August 1746 
Exclusive to the tenth Day of December 1746 Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty third Day of 
September in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present - 



^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I . . ^ ^ 
Samuel M^cer ^ Assistants 



Patrick Graham 



Anthony Camuse petitioning this Board for a Tract of Land 
on Wilmington Island ; But not being in Person it was referred 
till the Board met again. 

Frederick Nett formerly a Servant, but now an Inhabitant at 
Ebenezer, petitioning this Board for a Cow, Calf &c, as had for- 
merly been given to the Trusts Servants ; It appears to Us that 
the said Nett was not at any Time a Servant to the Trustees, but 
had faithfully served four Years in Ebenezer, and as he falls 
imder the same Denomination with a great Number of others 
The Board could not comply with his Request without bringing 
a heavy Charge on the Trust, as They will find by a Minute of 
the twelvth Day of October 1743, to which this Board have as yet 
had no Answer. 



164 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the Col- 
ony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty third Day of 
October in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I * • -l .. 
Samuel Marcer f Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



Anthony Camuse now attending this Board in Order to sup- 
port his Petition delivered at the last Meeting, was told, That He 
could not hold the Lands he petitioned for, together with his 

(sic) 

Garden, Farm, and Town Lotts he was already possessed of in 
the Township of Savannah, where he had made considerable 
Improvements; Upon which He declared that he did resign his 
Town, Garden and Farm Lotts in the Township aforesaid in fa- 
vour of his younger Brother Joseph to succeed him Upon which 
Resignation the Board being thoroughly sensible of his Merits 
and Industry, were desirous for his Encouragement to allow of 
his said Petition by granting him five hundred Acres of Land on 
Wilmington Island lying North East of Lands belonging to M' 
John Barnard, well knowing that the Trustees will encourage 
those that are inclined to cultivate and improve Lands. 

John Mackintosh Son of Benjamin Mackintosh late of Darian 
deceased petitioning this Board for a Tract of Land lying about 
ten Miles up Sapola River being the Second Bluflf on the North 
East Side of the said River; He being of Ability and recom- 
mended to Us as an industrious Person, and desirous to settle 
the Same forthwith: We therefore humbly recommend him to 
the Trustees for a Grant of the said Lands at the same Time al- 
lowing him to begin his Improvements. 

Thomas Young the late Goal Keeper having been charged with 
divers Crimes and Misdemeanours in the Execution of his Office, 
by suffering sundry Prisoners to escape out of his Custody; 
which Charge appears to Us too notorious to be passed by It was 
resolved by this Board that the said Thomas Young be dismissed 
from the said Office. And 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 165 

Whereas James Baillou, Freeholder of this Town, having ac- 
quired a good Character, as a sober diligent and industrious 
Man: It was thought proper to appoint him the said Office of 
Goal Keeper, expecting by his past Behaviour that he will be 
very carefull and diligent in the Execution thereof. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the Eight Day of No- 
vember in the Year of our Lord 1746. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants. 



Lauchlan MacBean petitioning this Board for two hundred 
Acres of Lands in Behalf of his two natural Sons William and 
John, at a Place called Tinkers Creek within the District of Au- 
gusta; They being both very industrious young Men; The 
Board thought proper to grant unto the youngest Son John one 
himdred Acres at the Place abovementioned ; presuming that the 
Eldest may inherit his Fathers Lands after his Death. 

Captain Davis having made a repeated Demand of fifty six 
Pounds and thirteen Shillings for bringing the German Servants 
and their Baggage from Frederica : The Board were of Opinion 
that the Same is very extravagant and what they could not jus- 
tifie the Payment of ; forasmuch as the Customary Freight either 
from Frederica or Charles Town has always been at ten Shillings 
and six Pence; and the whole Freights which he brought being 
sixty four amounting to thirty three Pounds and twelve Shillings, 
the Board are willing to pay him. 

Nicholas Rigby petitioning this Board for some Allowance to 
be made him on Account of sundry Extra Services by recopying 
several Packetts that were taken by the Enemy, some of which 
thrice, which took up a great Deal of his Time both early and 
late; The Board considering the Same, referred it to the Presi- 
dent to make him such a Present as he thought him deserving. 



166 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Thomas Young petitioning this Board for Relief ; He having 
a large Family of Children, and both He and his Wife being very 
infirm thro old Age and Sickness, wherein She now lies in a de- 
plorable Condition ; for the present Exigence tlie Board thought 
fit to allow him four Shillings per Week, till the saw farther. 

(■ic) 

The general Complaint of the Inhabitants of this Town for 
Want of Rice and Indian Com by Reason of no Stores either 
Publick or Private to have Recourse to for those Commodities, 
and Credit growing every Day more and more precarious, whicli 
without timely Care to obviate, might prove of fatal Consequence 
Moreover M' Hugh Brian having lately in Conference with the 
President, made Offer to supply us with what was needfuU of 
tliat Kind under our present Exigence at a very reasonable Rate, 
in full Confidence of getting Payment in due Course of Time ; It 
is the Opinion of this Board that the Offer made by M' Hugh 
Brian should be accepted, and that the President do send him 
Notice thereof; Signifying that about forty Barrells of Rice and 
a proportionate Quantity of Com will be acceptable. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twenty first Day of 
November in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

{William Stephens President 
William Spencer ] 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 
Patrick Graham j 

The Board taking into Consideration the necessitous Condi- 
tion of the Widow Anderson who was left by the Death of her 
Husband with two small Children and who by her carefull Man- 
agement has provided for them these three Years past ; but now 
Business failing and Times growing hard with her for Want of 
Employment, of which the Board are very sensible, They there- 
fore do order the "Sum of forty Shillings to be paid Her under 
this Exigence, hoping thereby She will be enabled to surmount 
her present Necessities. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at nine oClock. 



COLONIAL RECORDS.. 167 



Saturday the twenty second Day of November 1746. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present ^ William Spencer I * • ^ ^ 
» Samuel MkTcer > Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

William Bearfutt and Anthony Groobs petitioning this Board 
for Lands near Augusta; The Same being recommended to Us 
by Captain Kent; They were deferred till the Captains Return 
from Frederica, which was soon expected. 

Several Workmen's Bills being laid before the Board were 
carefully examined, and such as appeared just were ordered to 
stand in due Course of Payment; Some others that appeared 
unreasonable, were deferred till farther Enquiry was made con- 
cerning them. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the third Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

( William Stephens President 
Present < Henry Parker \ \ . ^ ^ 
I William Spencer / Assistants 

The Board being informed that M' Charles Watson newly ar- 
rived from England, had in Charge with him a Packett from the 
Trustees, which he had not yet delivered or taken any Notice of 
to Us, though 'tis more than a Fortnight since he landed at Fred- 
erica, where he yet continues; It was therefore thought proper 
that a Letter should be wrote him enquiring after the the Same, 

Itlo) 

and in Case he had not yet forwarded it, desiring to deliver it to 
Captain Noble Jones, who intended to set out to Morrow for 
Frederica, and promised to take due Care of it, and send it to Us 
without farther Delay. 



168 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the ninth Day of De- 
cember in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

f William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
(^Patrick Graham 



" Assistants. 



The President communicating to this Board sundry Letters 
and Papers together with four hundred Pounds in Sola Bills 
which he had lately received by the Ship Success Captain Thom- 
son containing Matters of great Importance; after some Hours 
spent in perusing of the Same, the Board thought proper to ad- 
journ till to Morrow Morning at nine of the Clock to consider 
farther of it. 

Wednesday the tenth Day of December 1746. 

The Board being met according to their Adjournment and 
having duly considered the great Necessities of the Colony, 
thought it necessary to issue out of the Money now received, and 
what was formerly in hand the Sum of four hundred Pounds to 
pay one Quarters Salaries and other Expences commencing at 
Mid Summer 1745 and ending at Michaelmas following, in Order 
to settle that Years Account under its proper Heads, that it might 
be transmitted to the Trustees to shew them what Ballance re- 
mained in our Hands. 

The President communicating to this Board a Letter which 
he received yesterday from M' Hopton at Charles Town in which 
was enclosed a Bill of Loading bearing Date at Portsmouth 
April the twelvth 1746 which was given for a Box directed to 
William Stephens Esq' to be kept dry, and shipped on Board the 
Loyal Catherine Richard White Master, which Vessell M"" Hop- 
ton acquaints the President is not arrived, and has great Reason 
to believe is foundered at Sea, there being no Account of her 
having been taken by the Enemy, therefore He is of Opinion that 
we cannot expect ever to receive that Box. The Loss of which 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 169 

at this Time gives Us great Uneasiness, and will be (We fear) 
very detrimental to the Colony, being apprehensive the Sum of 
five hundred Pounds in Sola Bills was contained in the said 
Box, agreeable to a Letter from M' Verelst dated the first of 
March 1745, wherein he informs Us that the Sum of five hun- 
dred Pounds would be sent Us by the first safe Conveyance. Such 
a Disappointment renders Us uncapable of carrying on the Ac- 
counts in so regular a Manner as we would wish to do, not being 
able to make proper Payments as the Service duly requires, which 
occasions a great Stop to Credit, whereby some ill designing Peo- 
ple have made a Handle to distress the Inhabitants; which has 
oblidged this Board to make Use of some part of the Cash, to 
purchase necessary Provisions such as our Store Keepers here 
have not lately chose to deal in (well knowing that it is the most 
effectual Way to bring the Colony to Destruction) ; Which 
Sums so expended cannot be properly brought to Account, but in 
the Quarters wherein such Provisions were issued as Cash, and 
no Advantages taken of their Necessities : For the better Infor- 
mation of what is above recited Vide Minute of the eighteenth 
and nineteenth Day of June last; Which Method we are again 
driven to make Use of. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Wednesday the tenth Day of December 1746 
Exclusive to Monday the twenty fifth Day of May 1747 In- 
clusive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twentieth Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1746. 

( William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker ^ 
Present < William Spencer I a • . . 
Samuel Marcer f Assistants 

1^ Patrick Graham J 
The Board read a Letter from M' Secretary Martyn of the 



170 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

eighteenth Day of July 1746 wherein was a Paragraph particu- 
larly relating to the Saltzburghers who had petitioned the Trus- 
tees to obtain for them a Tract of Land said to belong to the 
Uchee Indians almost adjoining to the Town of Ebenezer, which 
if it could be procured, was intended for their Use and to be an- 
nexed to that Township: Whereupon the Board referred to a 
former Minute of the seventh Day of January last, wherein it 
will appear that this Affair was thoroughly considered of, and 
our Opinions transmitted to the Trustees; but being lately in- 
formed the Packett in which That Minute was contained, having 
been shipped on Board the Hector Snow Cap" Rodger was taken 
some time in June last by the Enemy, as many others had been 
before ; The whole Duplicates of what was then lost will be sent 
forthwith. 

The Board had also under their Consideration what M' Martyn 
writes concerning the Cowpen, and are unanimously of Opinion 
That it would be much to the Trustees Advantage to dispose of 
their Stock of Cattle and Horses, if a proper Method can be 
foimd for effectuating the Same, which shall not be wanting in 
Us, We having found by Experience for some time past that the 
Trustees must be great Sums of Money out of Pockett, especially 
since the great Numbers of Cattle that were lost in the late 
Mortality which continued three Years, if yet entirely over, many 
having been lost this last Summer ; the great Numbers so lost is 
impossible to be accounted for ; otherwise than by judging what 
was lost among tame Stocks which was computed at three fourths 
at least ; which was the unhappy Case of most of the Inhabitants 
of this part of the Province. 

The Board taking into Consideration the necessitous Condi- 
tion of the Inhabitants for Want of Rice and Com Do order the 
Sum of sixty Pounds to be issued to purchase such Commodities ; 
the former Necessities as mentioned in a Minute of the nineteenth 
Day of June last still subsisting. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 171 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the seventeenth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 1746/7 

{William Stephens President 
William Spencer 1 
Samuel Marcer y Assistants 
Patrick Graham J 

The Board spent most part of this Day in examining and look- 
ing into the Annual Accounts from Michaelmas 1744 to Michael- 
mas 1745 in Order that they might be sent to the Trust by the 
next Packett. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty sixth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 1746/7. 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer 
j Samuel Marcer 
t Patrick Graham 



*' Assistants 



Peter Baillou petitioned this Board for four hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land at the North End of White Marsh Island; But 
whereas he is already possessed of a Town, Garden and Farm 
Lott in the Town and Township of Savannah, whereon he has 
made good Improvements ; For his farther Encouragement it is 
agreed by this Board to grant him a Tract of three hundred 
Acres at the said Place, well knowing his Ability to cultivate the 
same And not doubting that their Honours of the Trust will con- 
firm it. 

Isaac Barksdale petitioning this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land about eighteen Miles distance from Fort Augusta To 
wit four hundred Acres on an Island called Uchee Island and one 
hundred Acres on the main Land opposite to the said Island: 
The Board being well acquainted with his Ability to settle the 



172 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Same and also being a Man that has shewed himself well disposed 
to serve the Publick They therefore recommend him to the 
Honble Trustees for a Grant of the said Lands in the mean while 
allowing him to begin his Improvements. 

William Barefutt petitioning this Board for some Land near 
Augusta ; He being recommended to Us by Capt° Kent as an in- 
dustrious Man, Do grant him one hundred Acres at a Place called 
the Uchee old Town, hoping the Trustees will confirm the Same. 

Captain Richard Kent recommending to this Board Anthony 
Croobs for a Tract of one hundred Acres of Land near Augusta ; 
And that he had built a Corn Mill thereon which might be of 
great Benefit to the Inhabitants there They therefore upon the 
said Recommendation Do grant him the Tract aforesaid hoping 
the Trustees will approve of the Same. 

Divers Bills being laid before this Board by sundry Tradesmen 
for the Publick Service : The Same being carefully perused, were 
ordered to stand in due Course of Payment. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at nine oClock. 

Tuesday the twenty seventh Day of January 1746/7. 

The Board being met according to their Adjournment A Peti- 
tion of Lauchlan MacBean was read Setting forth That He has 
greatly suffered by losing a large Number of Cattle and Horses 
that were drowned by a violent Inundation of Waters that have 
fallen on the Lands granted to him by this Board as per Minute 
of the Eight Day of November last; Humbly requesting that 
They would give him Leave to exchange the said Tract for the 
like Number of Acres upon Quoihoakee Creek near the Uchee 
old Town ; We being thoroughly informed of the Truth of what 
is set forth in his Petition, and being willing to give him all the 
Relief we can Do readily agree to his Request. 

Messieurs David Cutler Braddock and John Rogerson peti- 
tioning this Board for Each of Them a Tract of Five hundred 
Acres of Land on the Little Ogeechee River We being well 
assured of their Ability, good Inclinations and Willingness to 
cultivate the Same forthwith, Do grant Each of them five hun- 
dred Acres on the second Landing on the South Side of the Lit- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 173 

tie Ogeechee, not doubting but that the Trustees will confirm the 
Same. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at Eight oClock. 

Wednesday the twenty eight Day of January 1746/7. 

M" Bosomworth lately arriving in Town from the Forks where 
She had resided for several Months past; The Board thought 
proper to send for Her, to know what Vouchers or other Evi- 
dences she had to prove the Quantity of Corn, &c, raised on her 
late Husbands Plantation in the Year 1739 ^^^ which she claimed 
of the Honourable the Trustees a Bounty, amounting to the Sum 
of one hundred and fifty Pounds : To which She not giving such 
satisfactory Answer as was expected, but what She offered ap- 
pearing to Us of very little Validity, but persisting that She had 
sworn to it, by Virtue of a Charge made in her late Husbands 
Mathew's Books in his own Hand Writing, which She could not 
at present produce, they being at the Forks : This Board to shew 
her all the Indulgence that could reasonably be allowed her, 
thought proper to postpone this Enquiry till such Time she can 
procure the said Books to be brought from thence. 

The Board again took into Consideration the State of the 
Trustees Cowpen, and after mature Deliberation came to the 
following Resolution ; That tlie Cowpen Keeper be ordered that 
as the Season for Hunting and Driving up Cattle is near at Hand, 
He immediately puts all his Fences in good Repair where want- 
ing. And that all the Cattle Old and Young that he shall bring 
up, be kept within those Fences, acquainting Us of the Same that 
they might be disposed of to the best Advantage for the Use of 
the Trustees And that he continue so to do during the Season. 



174 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the third Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord 1746/7. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Thomas Frazier petitioning this Board for the Lott N® 5 on the 
South Side of the Road at Vemonburgh ; whereas he has serv'd 
his Time in this Colony and promises to improve it forthwith 
The Board agree to his Petition hoping 'twill be confirmed by the 
Trustees. 

Joseph Summers petitioning this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land; They are of Opinion that the Same should not be 
granted him, forasmuch as he has had Possession of a Lott at 
Abercom on which he never yet made any Improvements. 

A Petition of William Wilson was read Setting forth his great 
Desire of becoming a Landholder in this Colony, desiring this 
Board to grant him a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land on the 
South Side of the Little Ogeechee River adjoyning to Lands 
lately granted to John Rogerson : We taking the Same into Con- 
sideration, and being well informed of his being a very industri- 
ous Man, and having a large Family of full grown Children, Do 
humbly recommend him to the Honourable Trustees for a Grant 
of three hundred Acres at the Place aforesaid ; in the mean while 
allowing him to begin his Improvements. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 176 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the twenty fifth Day 
of March in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



' Assistants 



The President laying before this Board a Letter and Papers 
lately received from M^ Bosomworth relating to their Claim for 
Bounty on Com &c raised in the Years 1739 and 1742: Upon 
perusing the said Papers It appeared that what they now deliv- 
ered in, was not according to M" Bosomworths Promise as per 
Minute of the twenty eight Day of January last Viz A Charge 
entered in her late Husband Mathew's Book in his own Hand 
Writing : In Lieu of which there was now sent a general Certifi- 
cate in the following Words signed by Robert Williams. 

"Georgia March 20"* 1746/7 

"I do hereby Certifie that in the Year 1739 I ^^ ^^ Inhabitant 
*'in this Province and lived at the next Plantation to M^ Jacob 
''Mathews on the River Savannah, that he had cleared and plant- 
"ed a large Tract of Land with English Wheat, Indian Com, 
'Tease, and Potatoes; and verily believe he had a larger Crop 
"than any Planter raised by the Labour of White Hands within 
"the said County And I further declare that I have often heard 
"the said Mathews say, that he never received from the Trustees, 
"or Persons in Power at Savannah on their Behalf, any Bounty 
"or Reward for the said Produce : Some Time after which I re- 
"tum'd to England and made Application to the Honourable 
"Trustees for the Bounty of what I had raised on my own Plan- 
"tation, and received from them about thirty nine Pounds as a 
"Reward for the Same 

(Signed) Robert Wiluams/' 

Which Certificate couched in such loose and general Terms 



176 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

could not be taken as a Voucher in any Shape to ascertain the said 
Demands Therefore this Affair was postponed to a farther Time 
to see if She will or can produce what She promised in the afore- 
said Minute of the twenty eight Day of January last. 

Sundry Bills being delivered to this Board for the publick 
Service after perusing the Same They were ordered to stand in 
due Course of Payment. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at eight oClock. 

Thursday the twenty sixth Day of March 1747. 

A Petition of the Widow Nongazer was read wherein She 
craves Relief, She being a poor helpless Woman The Board 
thought proper to allow her some Cloathing and accordingly 
Orders were given to the Clerk at the Stores to supply her. 

The Clerk at the Stores attending according to Order, with 
several Accounts belonging to Captain Patrick Mackay, laid them 
before the Board, who spent some Time in perusing of them and 
finding that He had made good Progress therein He was ordered 
to go through with them after having received such Directions 
as were thought proper concerning the Same, in Order to be laid 
before Us at our next Meeting. 

John Penrose petitioning this Board for three hundred Acres 
of Land Viz A small Island containing about fifty or sixty Acres 
near Whitemarsh where he built a Schooner, and the Remainder 
upon the said Island of Whitemarsh : He being one of the first 
Settlers in this Colony, and having made considerable Improve- 
ments on his Town Lott in the Town and Township of Savannah 
And knowing him to be a very industrious Man Do ag^ee to his 
Petition hoping the Trustees will confirm the Same. 

The President acquainting this Board that He had lately 
received the Sum of five hundred Pounds which had been shipped 
on Board the Loyal Catherine Richard White Master, who was 
taken by the Enemy and carried into the Havannah, but a Gen- 
tleman Passenger (M' Francis Lewis) designed for Frederica 
being on Board the said Vessell procured the said Bills for the 
Value of a Pistole from a Spaniard and afterwards arrived with 
a Flag of Truce at Charles Town; from whence the said Sum 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 177 

was sent by M' William Hopton Merchant there to the President 
Therefore It is ordered that the Stun of three hundred Pounds 
be issued immediately towards defraying a Quarter's Salary and 
other Incident Expenses from Michaelmas 1745 to Christmas fol- 
lowing. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty first Day of 
April in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present " 



William Stephens- President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer I a • ^ i. 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 



Sundry Papers of Consequence being laid before the Board for 
their Perusal after some Hours spent in looking over the Same 
They thought proper to adjourn till to Morrow Morning. 

Wednesday the twenty second Day of April 1747. 

George Cubbedge of North Carolina petitioning this Board 
That a Reserve may be made of three Tracts of Land on the 
Main opposite Saint Catherines Island on the South Branch of a 
River that runs up by Millikins Island, together with a small 
Island of about two hundred Acres facing the said Lands on the 
Main for the Space of nine Months : He promising to come to- 
gether with his Sons to settle the Same, if this Board should 
then think proper to grant him the said Lands Therefore It is 
thought fit that a Reserve of the said Lands should be made for 
the Time abovementioned. 

Peter Shepherd having heretofore petitioned this Board and 
now renewing the Same, wherein He humbly makes his Request 
for a Grant of five hundred Acres of Land on an Island situated 
on the River Savannah about sixteen Miles above Fort Augusta 
adjacent to the Uchee old Field : He being well known to Us as a 
Man very capable and willing to improve the Same Do recom- 

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178 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

mend him to the Honourable Trustees for a Grant of the said 
Lands allowing him to begin his Improvements. 

Charles Ratliff lately arrived from North Carolina petitioning 
this Board for a Tract of Land on the first Bluff on the South 
Side of Saint Catherines River, on the Main open to Saint Cath- 
erines Sound and apposite to an Island called the Table of Pines : 
He appearing to Us to be a Man of good Experience and Ability, 
Do grant him a Tract of five himdred Acres of Land at the Place 
aforesaid, not doubting but their Honours the Trust will comply 
with the Same. He also farther makes it his Request that a 
Reserve for nine Months may be made of two Tracts of Each 
Side of him for some particular Friends of his, whom he is now 
going to fetch, at the same time not doubting but that Several 
others will follow their Example and seek out for Lands in this 
Colony. 

The Widow Steinhavel having lately lost her Husband, now 
petitioned this Board for Relief, which We being very sensible 
She stands in great Need of, having a Daughter that has been 
Bed riden for these two Years past, Do order a Barrel of Rice to 
be given her to help her under her present Necessities. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at Seven oClock. 

Thursday the twenty third Day of April 1747. 

According to Appointment at our last Meeting the Clerk at the 
Stores attended with simdry Accounts belonging to Captain Pat- 
rick Mackay, when some Time was spent in perusing the Same 
And He is now ordered to compleat them as f arr as he can by the 
first of May next at which Time Captain Mackay will have Notice 
to attend. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 179 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the first Day of May in 
the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
^ Samuel Marcer J 



The Business of the Court taking up pretty much of the Magis- 
trates Time this Day; Captain Patrick Mackay's Affair was de- 
ferred till to Morrow Morning to which Time the Board ad- 
journed. 

Saturday the second Day of May 1747. 

According to Appointment Captain Patrick Mackay now at- 
tending, when several Papers containing the Accoimts in Dis- 
pute (which the Board had at simdry Times perused and made 
such Observations thereon as. were thought proper) were now put 
into his Hands, expecting his Answer thereunto but he thought 
it too material a Point to give an immediate Answer. The Board 
thereupon readily consented that he should take such Time as He 
in his own Opinion should think proper or require, recommending 
it to him to make such Dispatch as might enable the Board to lay 
the Same before the Trustees in pursuance of their Orders. 

The Widow Valentine Bloom late of Vemonburgh being her- 
self and Daughter in a deplorable Condition occasioned by a long 
Fit of Sickness and being really in Want of proper Sustenance : 
It was thought fit that the Stun of twenty Shillings should be 
given her to buy such Necessaries as were needf uU in their pres- 
ent Wants. 

The Necessities still continuing in the same State with Us as 
mentioned heretofore, oblidges Us to have Recourse to the same 
Methods as We at divers times have taken, to make Use of Part 
of what Cash we have in our Hands to buy Sundry Provisions, 
(Viz) Rice &c We therefore find it absolutely needfull to issue 
the Sum of sixty Pounds for those Occasions. 



180 CX)LONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer }• Assistants 
Patrick Graham 



s 1 

1 



The Board having sundry Papers laid before, which required 
due Consideration after perusing of them for some Time It was 
thought proper to adjourn till to Morrow Morning when they 
expected to have a full Board. 

Wednesday the twentieth Day of May 1747. 

The Board having received Information that the Wharfe was 
much out of Repair, They went jointly together after last Nights 
Adjournment to view the Same, which they found in a decaying 
Condition, and if not timely repaired may be of great Detriment 
to the Place Therefore It is resolved that proper Work Men 
should be immediately agreed with, in Order to put the Whole in 
good Repair. 

Near to the Wharfe the Guard House was next to be seen 
which likewise was in a ruinous Way and required to be looked 
into by Us in our Walk abovementioned And It was now ordered 
that such Repairs as it wanted should be forthwith taken in Hand. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty fifth Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1747- 

^ William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham 

The Season of raising Silk Balls being near expired and an 
Account of what has been already delivered into the Publick 



Assistants 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 1»1 

Store, now Iain before the Board It was judged necessary that 

(«io) 

the Sum of seventy Pounds be immediately issued towards de- 
fraying the said Expences, agreeable to the Trustees Orders 
And also the. Sum of twenty Pounds more for the Current Serv- 
ice. 

Francis Harris and James Habersham agreeable to their for- 
mer Behaviour, Did now petition this Board requiring that They 
would inspect their Accounts with the Publick and compare them 
with the Vouchers, which for the most part were Bills drawn by 
divers Persons in some Shape or other in the Trustees Service or 
dependent on their Estimate payable when Money shall arrive to 
pay off the Quarterly Demands, wherein the Bills were drawn; 
this having been the Method that divers Persons have been 
oblidged to take in Order to obtain Credit for the Support of 
their Families : All which Sums the aforesaid Mess" Harris and 
Habersham would thereby insinuate as Debts of the Trustees, and 
insist after inspecting the said Accounts that they should be cer- 
tified in Order to enable M' Harris (who is now going to Eng- 
land) to receive or recover the Same of the Trustees there: The 
Board could not certify any such Account, well knowing that but 
a small Share of their Demands, properly belong to the Trust, 
but were contracted between Party and Party as before recited; 
And were well satisfied that all Persons so indebted constantly 
discharged their respective Bills as the Quarterly Estimates were 
defrayed. 



182 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Monday the twenty fifth Day of May 1747 Ex- 
clusive to Wednesday the twenty ninth Day of July 1747 In- 
clusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twelvth Day of June 
in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Sundry Petitions being laid before this Board for Grants of 
Lands : They thought proper after perusing the Same to ref err 
them till the next Meeting. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the thirtieth Day of 
June in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Thomas GoodAle petitioning this Board for a Grant or Lease 
of one hundred Acres of Land on Kenyon's Creek at Augusta in 
Order to erect a Mill for grinding of Com at a reasonable Toll : 
Setting forth in his said Petition That being One of the first Set- 
tlers in the said Town of Augusta, has cleared and improved so 
much of five hundred Acres of Land then granted him that he is 
now capacitated (as are many more of the Inhabitants) to raise 
large Quantities of English Wheat and other Grain That had 



COLONIAL BECORDS. 183 

they a Mill and other Conveniences for grinding and making the 
said Wheat into Flower a very few Years would enable them in 
a great Measure to supply the Colony with Flower at a much 
easier Rate than what is imported here from the Northern Prov- 
inces Which would be a great Encouragement to Planting and a 
Means of keeping (as a Supply of Flower became considerable) 
large Sums of Money within this Colony We therefore taking the 
Same into Consideration and finding that it will be of great Bene- 
fit to the Colony Do grant him a Lease of one himdred Acres of 
Land at the Place aforesaid for the Term of twenty one Years 
upon a Renewal every seven Years He paying to the Honourable 
Trustees an Acknowledgment of one Pound Sterling Per Anntun 
not doubting but that their Honours will confirm the said Lease 
in Order to encourage so laudable an Undertaking. 

Theobald Keifer and David Keifer representing to this Board 
by Petition That their Families were sick and they had not where- 
withall to support them under their present Calamities It was 
judged a Piece of Charity to allow to each Family the Sum of 
twenty Shillings Sterling imder their present Necessities. 

William Spoode petitioning this Board for a Grant of five him- 
dred Acres of Land on the South Side of the Little Ogeechec 
River adjoining to Lands lately granted David Cutler Braddock 
The Board taking the Same into Consideration, knowing him to 
be a Man well to pass in the World and capable of cultivating 
such a Tract Do grant him four hundred Acres at the Place afore- 
said not doubting but that their Honours will confirm the Same. 

Joseph Summers having heretofore petitioned this Board for 
a Tract of Land on the South Side of the Little Ogeechee River 
but for Reasons given as per Minute on the third Day of March 
last it was then rejected But after Enquiry into his present Af- 
fairs We find he is well able to cultivate the Same Therefore upon 
his resigning his Lott at Abercom which he now did before this 
Board They thought fit to grant him a Tract of three hundred 
Acres of Land on the first Point on the South Side of the Little 
Ogeechee River, recommending him to the Honourable Trustees 
for the Confirmation thereof and allowing him to begin his Im- 
provements. 



184 COLONIAL BECOBDS. 

Sundry Bills for publick Work being delivered to this Board, 
after having carefully examined and perused the Same They 
were ordered to stand in due Course of Payment. 

The Widow Bloom being in a very sickly and low Condition 
and applying for Relief Tis juc^d proper to allow her ten Shil- 
lings for her present Support 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the Eight Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1747. 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham ^ 



- Assistants 



M' Bolzius having divers Times complained to this Board of 
the great Damage that He and his People suffers by the Increase 
of Wild Cattle in the Neighbourhood of Abercom, Doctor Gra- 
hams and the Place where the Ebenezer People settled a Cowpen 
last Year The Board has as often taken the Same into Considera- 
tion but hitherto without Effect forasmuch as no Men or Horses 
that ever have been employed or could be hired here were foimd 
capable of driving that Swamp and Places adjacent So that it was 
conceived no Method could be taken to conquer or master the said 
wild Cattle otherwise than by shooting them in the Swamps and 
Thicketts where they harbour which was apprehended would be 
of dangerous Consequence by opening a Gap for Persons of ill 
Character to plunder the Woods For if Liberty should be given 
to the People of Ebenezer to kill and destroy such Cattle in the 
Woods as They shall think proper Other Inhabitants of the Colo- 
ny would follow their Example having an equal Right which 
would soon end in the Destruction of People's tame Stocks imder 
the Colour of wild Ones as is too well known to be the Practice 
of our Neighbours in Carolina where all unmarked Cattle be- 
comes the Property of him that can lay hold of them These Diffi- 
culties being of such great Consequence could not be readily got 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 18& 

over Therefore 'twas referred to the next Board for their farther 
Ccxisideration. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty eight Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present < 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants. 



The Board resumed the Affair relating to the wild Cattle about 
Abercom and the Places adjacent and finding the former Diffi- 
culties still subsist and that it is impossible for Us to give M' Bol- 
zius the Liberty he required (Viz to kill the said Cattle) without 
giving a general Liberty for others to do the like Forasmuch as 
all Cattle in the Woods tho unmarked are claimed to be the 
Property of such Inhabitants and Settlers of this Colony whose 
Cows are gone wild Therefore under this Extremity We himibly 
submit it to their Honours to make such Provision for the Cure 
of those Evils as They shall think proper. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Wednesday the twenty ninth Day of July 1747. 

M' Bolzius having applied to the Board in Relation to the 
Lands commonly called Parkers near Abercom The Surveyor 
was sent for when having Recourse to the Plans of those Parts 
to find how those Lands lay, but nothing appearing in those Plans 
neither is it known that ever the said Lands were surveyed There- 
fore He was ordered to attend M^ Bolzius and to take a Sketch of 
those Lands whenever He should require him, in Order that he 
may lay them out in such Forms as should be most convenient to 
him and the Inhabitants of Ebenezer. 

Sundry Workmens Bills being laid before this Board for their 
Perusal They were ordered to stand in due Course of Payment. 

Lawrence Radnor One of the Inhabitants at Vemonburgh peti- 



186 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

tioning this Board Setting forth that his Wife has lain for a long 
while sick and He himself an old infirm Man almost past La- 
bour, We knowing what he set forth was true thought fit to allow 
him ten Shillings for his present Relief. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Wednesday the twenty ninth Day of July 1747 
Exclusive to Friday the twenty third Day of October 1747 In- 
clusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the eleventh Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 

Henry Parker ^ 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham ^ 



Assistants 



The Board having sundry Affairs to consult on, after many 
Hours so spent; *Twas thought proper to adjourn 'till to Morrow 
Morning. 

Wednesday the twelvth Day of August 1747. 

The President communicated to this Board a Letter of the fifth 
Instant from M' Bolzius, acquainting Him That Ellis the Sur- 
veyor after rtmning the Lines between the Village of Abercom 
and the Lands of Ebenezer (including the whole Tract called 
Parkers Mill) which he finds to contain no more than about fifty 
Acres of good planting Land, the Rest consisting mostly of Cy- 
press Swamp and Pine Barren, which is conceived to fall short 
of M^ Bolzius Expectations, and occasions him to require no more 
than fifty Acres of the said Lands, and That will be the very Spot 
where the Mill was heretofore erected ; the Granting or Allowing 
of which will be (as this Board apprehends) destroying the back- 
ward Lands, there being no Landing of any Kind to come at 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 187 

them, but thro a deep Cypress Swamp at least half a Mile; Which 
being contrary to the General Rules of America and the particu- 
lar Orders of the Trustees; *Tis thought by the Board as a very 
unreasonable Request and not well to be complied with ; But it 
is ordered that the Surveyor lays out the whole Vacancy betwixt 
Abercom and Ebenezer in fifty Acre Tracts in such Forms as 
M' Bolzius directs ; but withall to keep as near as he can to gen- 
eral Rules. And it is farther observed from the said Letter; to 
make good the Quantity of Lands which were rejected by M' Bol- 
zius as Refuse; He desires an adjoining Gentlemans Lott con- 
taining five hundred Acres to be divided and parcelled out into 
fifty Acre Tracts; Which was readily complied with (Knowing 
the Trustees to be always desirous to accommodate M^ Bolzius 
and his Congregation in the best manner as can be) notwithstand- 
ing the Board observed that the said Lands had been designed 
for different Purposes heretofore. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Thursday the thirteenth Day of August 1747. 

The Provincial or Extra Troops having been lately discharged, 
in which Service William Atchison Finlay had been employed, 
and moreover had a Power given him by General Oglethorpe 
to act as Constable in the Creek Nation, but that Office now ceas- 
ing, and it appearing to Us that there would be an absolute Ne- 
cessity of a Peace Officer living in the said Nation, to preserve 
the Peace as well among the White Men as Indians, which other- 
wise might be of very bad Consequence: The Board thought 
proper to appoint the aforesaid William Atchison Finlay to be a 
Constable for the said Purpose to do his Duty in all its parts con- 
formable to his Office: But as this Board is not impowered to 
create New Salaries (he having Recompense from the General for 
the Time past) It was thought advisable by Us to recommend 
him to the Trustees for what Reward or Salary they shall think 
proper to allow Him for the said Services. 



188 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the seventeenth Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1747. 

C William Stephens President 

I Henry Parker ] 
Present 4 William Spencer I a s^istants 

^_ _^ Samuel Marcer f Assistants. 

I ....,:.,.,.^ L Patrick Graham J 

The several Members of this Board having been acquainted 
by the President that He had this Day received several Letters 
and a Box from England directed to the President and Assist- 
ants, it occasioned Them to convene, when opening the Box We 
found divers Letters of great Importance, and seven Books of 
Sola Bills to the Amount of one Thousand one hundred Pounds, 
which Letters took up the Remaining part of the Day to peruse. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at six oClock. 

Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of August 1747. 

Upon reading over M' Secretary Marty ns Letters of the 16*^ 
of March 1746/7 We observed a long Paragraph wholly relating 
to the Building of the Church, wherein We found Directions 
That the Outside Walls of the Church should be made with 
Feather Edge Boards and the Inside of the Walls to be boarded 
likewise, which Directions gave Us some Concern ; Forasmuch as 
the first Directions from the Trustees contained in a Letter from 
M' Verelst dated the 14*** of December 1741, were to make the 
F'oundation of Stone and the Walls of Plaister, which occasioned 
the Frame of the Building to be prepared and carried on in a 
Manner fitting to be finished as therein directed ; After this its 
too well known how long the Work stood still: But upon the 
joyfull Receipt of a Letter from M' Verelst of the 22^ of October 
1746 (Received the latter End of April 1747) We there find new 
Life given Us for compleating the Work, and as we understood 
it, not contradictory to the first Orders ; But it being therein di- 
rected that the Inside Walls should be lined with Boards, which 
we also were desirous of doing ; when consulting the Workmen 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 189 

thereon, and computing the different Expences betwixt Plaister- 
ing and Boarding, We found the latter would exceed the former 
as least one third : These Things being duly considered inducM 
Us to send for the Workmen, when we contracted to finish the 
Walls in the Manner following Viz- 

To be watled betwixt the Studs with white Oak Watling, and 
filled up on each Side with a strong Plaister, that the Studs should 
be wholly covered at least three Quarters of an Inch, so that the 
Wall will be upwards of eight Inches thick; the OutSide to be 
covered with a strong Cement, and neatly sett off in Imitation of 
Stone Work; the Inside when finished to be a clean plaistered 
White Wall, which Wall upon strickt Enquiry is found by proper 
Judges to last five times longer than any Weather Boards, that 
can be nailed on; The Carpenters allowing that no Weather 
Boards will last above ten Years, before the Heats of the Sun 
rends them ; And farther, the Workmen have since the Time of 
their Contract provided the Materials, great part of which are 
already brought to the Place of Work : All these Difficulties be- 
ing joined together and duly considered We humbly hope the 
Trustees will not impute our continuing the Work in the Method 
as it was going on to be an Act of wilfull Disobedience, since it is 
impossible to pursue their present Orders therein, without putting 
them to an exceeding great Expence, besides the vast dispropor- 
tion in the Durableness of the One and the other : The Boards for 
lining such Parts of the Wall that requires it, which will be eight 
foot high, the Floors, Seats, Doors, Window Shutters &c, all 
which will amount to a considerable Quantity, were bespoke of 
M' Botzius some Months past, and we shall always observe what- 
ever Boards or other Timber is wanted for Publick Uses, shall be 
purchased of him. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning at six oClock 

Wednesday the nineteenth Day of August 1747. 

The Board being met ordered the Clerk at the Stores to lay 
before them the State of the Demands that remains due on the 
Estimate to compleat the Years Account to Michaelmas 1746; 
Upon perusing the Same It was found it would take about one 



190 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

thousand one Hundred Pounds; But as it is expected that a con- 
siderable Sum will be accounted for, for Beef, Shoes &c issued as 
Cash out of the Store to People who had Demands Therefore it 
is thought proper to issue the Sum of nine hundred Pounds to 
defray the Estimate to the aforesaid Time. 

M' John Milledge being in Town was sent for and acquainted 
that the Trustees had signified to this Board that he might pos- 
sess such Part of the Lands, as he had heretofore petitioned for, 
as We should think him capable of cultivating, on Condition that 
he should resign his Lott in the Town of Savannah ; To which he 
replied. That he had been at the Expence of near three htmdred 
Poimds Sterling in improving of the said Lands and Building, 
and hath at this Time a considerable Stock of Horses and black 
Cattle, the Removing whereof would be his inevitable Ruin, And 
as the Lott in the Town of Savannah was the first Lands that 
ever he was possessed of, he absolutely refused to surrender the 
Same Therefore the Board could not grant him any part of the 
said Lands without incurring the Trustees Displeasure. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Thursday the twentieth Day of August 1747. 

The Board being met thought proper to send for M" Camuse 
to bring in the Silk of this Years Spinning (which was weighed 
this Morning the Whole amounting to Sixty two Pounds 
Weight) and it was accordingly brought. She attending with the 
Same, and after some Discourse past, it was thought fit to ac- 
quaint her with the Trustees Resolutions (Viz) That She stood 
suspended from receiving any Salary Hill their farther Pleasure 
is known. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 191 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the third Day of Sep- 
tember in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



'' William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



The Board being assembled, M' Bolzius according to Appoint- 
ment attended, when he was acquainted with the Contents relat- 
ing to Him and the Saltzburghers, contained in the several Let- 
ters lately received from the Trustees, after which we proceeded 
in his Presence to take the Machine out of the Case and put it 
in its proper Form, and sending for the Widow Anderson (who 
had been for three Seasons past under M" Camuse's Instructions) 
who set it to Work agreeable to the Instructions sent with it, 
which performed its Operations to the great Satisfaction of M' 
Bolzius and all present. At the same Time we enquired of M' 
Bolzius what Progress he had made concerning the Boards and 
Planks We had formerly bespoke of him, when he acquainted Us 
That he had a considerable Quantity, which had been sometime 
cut and pretty well seasoned; and he would send it down next 
Week, if the Depth of Water in the Creek, where the Mill is 
built, would permit him; We farther acquainted him that the 
Carpenters would immediately require what he had by him, and 
also a farther Quantity to make in the whole upwards of nine 
thousand feet according to the Dimensions now given him. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Friday the fourth Day of September 1747. 

Thomas Ellis Surveyor attending this Board with the Plan of 
the Lands lately run out for the Use of M' Bolzius and the In- 
habitants of Ebenezer, containing sixteen fifty Acre Lotts lying 
betwixt the Lands of Ebenezer and Abercom including Parkers 
Mill, and likewise running and dividing a Mile Square (hereto- 
fore called a Gentleman's Tract lying adjacent to the said Lands) 



W2 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

into twelve fifty Acre Lotts, the Whole making twenty eight 
agreeable to the Minutes of the twenty ninth of July and twelvth 
of August last ; with which M' Bolzius appeared well pleased and 
gave the Board Thanks. 

The Widow Pinnel petitioning this Board for Relief Setting 
forth the great Disstress she is in ; and the Difficulties she finds 
to support herself and two Children there being at present little 
or no Business that She is capable of performing We being fully 
convinced of the Truth and Viracity thereof, thought proper to 
allow her twenty Shillings to relieve her in her present Necessity. 

John Baxter petitioning this Board for the Town Lott. N** 15 
at Augusta He being well recommended to Us by Captain Rich- 
ard Kent, and has been some time in Possession of the said Lott, 
whereon he has made good Improvements by Permission from 
the said Captain Kent and the knowing him also to be a Man of 
fair Character Do readily grant him the said Lott, hoping the 
Trustees will confirm it 

Ambrose Barr, who served his Time in this Colony under Cap- 
tain Rodger Lacey, petitioning this Board for the fifty Acre Lott 
N** 14 at Augusta; He being recommended to Us by Captain 
Richard Kent and We knowing him to be an industrious laborious 
Man Do grant him his Request not doubting but that the Trus- 
tees will confirm the Same. 

Richard Lee, who served his Time tmder Captain Richard 
Kent, petitioning this Board for the fifty Acre Lot N** 27 at Au- 
gusta We knowing him to have been a faithful Servant and a 
very sober industrious Man Do grant him the Lott aforesaid, rec- 
ommending him to their Honours for the Confirmation of the 
Same. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 193 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the twenty third Day 
of September in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Thomas Ross petitioning this Board for a Tract of two hun- 
dred Acres of Land upon Mill Creek near Augusta He being a 
Man pretty well known to Us, and having also been a Dweller 
near Eleven Years in this Colony Do upon Assurance of his 
making immediate Improvements grant him his Petition, not 
doubting but that the Trustees will confirm it. 

The Clerk at the Stores delivered in the Account drawn under 
its proper Heads from Michaelmas 1745 to Michaelmas 1746 
And likewise the Cash Account from the first of May 1747 to the 
thirty first of August following : Which were both carefully ex- 
amined and approved of. 

The Board after perusing the Accounts, taking into Considera- 
tion what Cash remained in their Hands, thought proper to issue 
the Sum of three hundred Pounds towards defraying another 
Quarters Salary to Christmas 1746. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Thursday the twenty fourth Day of September 1747. 

Some of the Workmen employed in Building of the Church 
now applying for some Money to enable them to go on widi the 
Same : It was thought proper to issue the Sum of twenty Pounds 
for that Purpose. 



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194 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the second Day of Octo- 
ber in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



^ Assistants 



Jacob Dice petitioning this Board, Setting forth That He, his 
Wife, and Child have for some Time been very ill, which occa- 
sioned them to keep their Bed : The Board, being fully sensible 
of their lamentable Conditions, Do order the Sum of twenty 
killings to be applied as Doctor Graham shall think fit for their 
Purpose. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the ninth Day of October 
in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham ^ 



Assistants 



The Widow Bowling petitioning this Board, and Setting forth 
the deplorable Condition She lies in, having been for several 
Years Bedridden by loosing the Use of all her Limbs, and that 
her own House was entirely destroyed by Fire in the Year 1741, 
which obliged her to be beholden to her Neighbour ever since; 
which said Neighbour being some time dead and the House en- 
tirely gone to Decay, no longer habitable : Some of the Members 
of this Board viewing the Premisses found it to be Matter of Fact 
as set forth Therefore It is ordered that the said House be im- 
mediately put into such habitable Repair as may keep her from 
the Inclemency of the Weather. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 196 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty second Day 
of October in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



f William Stephens President 
Henry J'arker 
William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 
I Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



John Atherton having some Time petitioned this Board for 
a Tract of two hundred Acres of Land adjoining to those granted 
to Daniel Pepper; But he being not well known to this Board 
his Petition was referred till he should obtain a Certificate from 
the Inhabitants of Augusta of his good Character Behaviour and 
Ability to cultivate the Same ; which now being presented to Us 
It was thought fit to grant him his Request not doubting but that 
the Trustees will confirm the Same. 

Joseph Oaks petitioning this Board for a Tract of five hundred 
Acres of Land at a Place called the crooked Beaver Dams near 
Augusta; Setting forth that by Permission from Captain Rich- 
ard Kent he has for upwards of three Years cultivated and im- 
proved the Same and made considerable Buildings thereon : The 
Board taking the Same into Consideration Do from the Charac- 
ter They have of him, grant him three hundred Acres at the Place 
aforesaid recommending him to their Honours for the Confirma- 
tion thereof. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Friday the twenty third Day of October 1747. 

The Board being met Thomas Archer late Pilot at Saint Si- 
mons acquainted them That since the Arrival of Colonel Alex- 
ander Heron, he has been removed from his Office, therefore de- 
sires Payment for the Time he has been there It is therefore 
thought proper to issue the Sum of thirty Pounds towards dis- 
charging the said Salary. 

Alexander Moone petitioning this Board for a Tract of five 
hundred Acres of Land on Black Island near Darien He being a 



196 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Man of good Capacity and Character We have no Objection to 
his Request, upon Condition that he obtains a Certificate from 
Major Horton and Captain John M'^intosh of Darien that the said 
Lands are in Possession of None. Therefore We shall referr 
granting a Warrant to the Surveyor to run out the said Lands 
until such Certificate be produced. 

At the same Time David Dicks petitioned this Board for five 
hundred Acres of Land on Long Island opposite to Saint Cath- 
erines We thought proper to deferr the said Petition 'till sucli 
Time as We are farther informed of his Capacity to cultivate the 
Same. 

True Copy 

NiCH" RiGBY CI— 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Friday the twenty third Day of October 1747 
Exclusive to Saturday the ninth Day of January 174^ Inclu- 
sive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty third Day of 
November in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



► Assistants 



The President communicated to this Board sundry Letters 
from M' Secretary Martyn and M' Harman Verelst of the nine- 
teenth of July and fifth of August last, also three Books of Sola 
Bills to the Amount of five hundred Pounds ; Who having duly 
perused the Same, deferred the farther Consideration of them 
'till to Morrow Morning. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 197 

Tuesday the twenty fourth of November 1747. 

Whereas it appears by a Minute of this Board on the fourth 
Day of September last That John Baxter obtained Permission 
to go on with his Cuhivation on the Lott N** 15 at Augusta He 
having before been put in Possession of the said Lott by Captain 
Richard Kent; Since which Time the Board have been well in- 
formed by unquestionable Authority That the said Baxter had 
sold and disposed of the said Lott for a Horse, before he had 
made any Application to this Board, whereby They find them- 
selves greatly imposed on by the said Baxter, and that he had no 
other View in applying to this Board than to enable him to sup- 
port the aforementioned Sale Therefore the Board do hereby 
revoke and disannul the said Permission by him obtained And 
do send Orders to Thomas Ellis the Surveyor who is now at 
Augusta, not to put Him or any other in his Name or Stead in 
Possession of the said Lott. 

And whereas Benjamin Goldwyre well known to Us to be a 
sober industrious young Man, having served his Apprenticeship 
to a Carpenter in this Town, and having near two Years past re- 
sided at Augusta and is there married now petitioning this Board 
Setting forth That he has no Lands in this Colony and being 
desirous of a Lott of fifty Acres of Land in or near Augusta The 
Board taking the same into Consideration Do think proper to 
^llow the said Benjamin Goldwyre to possess the said Lott N** 15 
And that an Order be sent to the Surveyor to survey and put him 
in Possession of the Same, not doubting but it will be agreeable 
to the Honourable the Trustees tp confirm the Same, as the 
Former had no legal Possessions. 

Sundry Workmens Bills being laid before this Board for their 
Perusal after being carefully examined They were ordered to 
^tand in due Course of Payment. 

Richard Johnston petitioning this Board for a Tract of five 
hundred Acres of Land Viz four hundred Acres on an Island 
five Miles above Little River and about thirty Miles above Au- 
^sta; and one hundred Acres on the Main fronting the said 
Island The Board being well acquainted with his Abilities and 
Industry having known him to reside in this Colony upwards of 



198 COLONIAL BECORDS. 

twelve Years, during which Time he has bom an unblemish'd 
Character In Consideration thereof It was thought proper to 
allow him to possess three htmdred Acres on the said Island and 
one hundred Acres on the Main We being well assured that the 
Trustees will always take great Pleasure to encourage the frugal 
and industrious. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 

Wednesday the twenty fifth of November 1747. 

Upon perusing the Current Accounts The Board thought 
proper to issue the Sum of three himdred Pounds to defray the 
Salaries and other incident Expences to Lady Day last in Order 
to compleat the half Years Accounts pursuant to the Trustees 
Directions lately received. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the tenth Day of De- 
cember in the Year of our Lord 1747. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants. 



Sundry Petitioners for Lands on the Rivers Ogeechee and Mid- 
way attending this Board ; after many Hours spent in Examin- 
ing and Enquiring into the Characters and Abilities of Each of 
them It was thought proper to adjourn 'till to Morrow Morning. 

Friday tlie eleventh Day of December 1747. 

Stephen Williams Second Son of Captain John Williams peti- 
tioned this Board for five hundred Acres of Land on the Ogee- 
chee River situated above Sterlings Creek being part of the six 
thousand Acres reserved as ^er Minute of the twenty third of 
November 1743 And as considerable Improvements were made 
thereon The Board readily consented to the same, referring it to 
the Trustees Approbation. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 19* 

Joseph Wood likewise petitioned the Board for two hundred 
Acres of Land situated near the same Place ; Who has also made 
considerable Improvements thereon, and being One of the Fam- 
ilies for Whom those Lands were reserved and having already 
shewn his Industry thereon; His Petition was approved of, re- 
ferring it also to -their Honours. 

Thomas Hill also petitioning for one himdred Acres situated 
near and being part of the aforesaid Lands ; He likewise having 
shewn his Industry by what he has already done The Board 
readily allow of the Same. 

Charles Marian petitioned at the same time for one hundred 
and fifty Acres part of the said Lands He having also greatly 
improved the Same It was thought proper to allow him no more 
than one himdred Acres in Consideration that his Brother 

John Marian who petitioned for and was allowed one hundred 
Acres of the said Lands They being both hopefull industrious 
young Men and have lived in the Colony from its Beginning. 

John Mathews likewise petitioned for one hundred Acres of 
the said Lands And as he has been many Years in the Colony and 
always shewed himself industrious, and being recommended ta 
Us by Captain Williams as Such His Request was granted. 

Joseph Barker also petitioned for a Tract of the said Lands 
whereon he has inhabited for several Years by Appointment of 
Captain Williams being One of his Troop and made considerable 
Improvements on the Same But forasmuch as his Behaviour 
when in the Trusts Service was notoriously bad as will appear 
by a Minute of the twelfth of October 1743 which then occa- 
sioned this Board to resolve that he should hold no Lands in this 
Colony of Georgia within one hundred Miles of the Trustees 
Cowpen ; But in Consideration that his Improvements are large 
and that for some Years past he has shown a different Behaviour 
and promises well for the future The Board thought proper to 
retract that Resolution and allow him fifty Acres of the said 
Lands, if the Trustees shall approve thereof. 

John Hencock who with his Family lately arrived from Vir- 
ginia petitioned for two hundred and fifty Acres of Land at a 
Place called Pine Logg Bluff situated on a River known by the 



200 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Name of Midway at the Head of Saint Catherine's Sound; But 
as he appears to be a Man of no great Circumstances but having 
a considerable Family It was thought proper to allow him two 
hundred Acres He being One of the Families as mentioned in 
our Letter to M' Secretary Martyn of the Second of October last. 

Peter MacHugh also petitioned for a Tract of Land on the 
North Side of the North West Branch of the River Midway : He 
being likewise one of the aforesaid Families and brought with 
him a considerable Stock of Cattle and other Effects to enable 
him to improve the Same. It was thought proper to allow him 
three hundred Acres of Land not doubting of the Trustees Ap- 
probation. 

Abraham Frisbe another of the said Families petitioned for 
an Island near the Head of the River Midway containing about 
three hundred Acres And being a Man of considerable Interest 
Ir was thought proper to allow his Petition if the said Island did 
not exceed two hundred and fifty Acres. 

Adjourned 'till to Morrow Morning 

Saturday the twelfth Day of December 1747. 

Colonel John Mulryne for himself and several others (Inhab- 
itants of South Carolina) Viz James Maxwell, Thomas Maxwell, 
Morgan Sab, Mathew Roche, Jordan Roche, John Greene, John 
Hutchinson, Joseph Edward Flower, Thomas Wigg, Peter Cat- 
tel Jun' and Francis Arthur, petitioned this Board for five hun- 
dred Acres of Land situated on a River that leads from the 
Ogeechee to Saint Catherines Sound, it being a Neck bounded on 
two Sides by the Ogeechee & River Midway and opposite to the 
Island Ussabaw, for himself and Each of the aforesaid Persons, 
Setting forth That they are mostly Men of easy Fortunes and 
are resolved to settle the Same immediately, Some in Person or 
others by Servants; their Intentioo being to carry on a consid- 
erable Trade to the West Indies and other Parts by Ship Build- 
ing, Exporting of Lumber &c, and likewise the Indian Trade, 
the Maxwells and Sab being largely concerned in that Business, 
and their Reason for settling in this Colony is, for a nearer Com- 
munication with the Creek Nations: The Board having taken 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 201 

■due Time and thoroughly considered the said Petition and well 
knowing that several of the Petitioners were Inhabitants and at 
this Time carrj'ing on large Trades in Charles Town and other 
Places in Carolina and that there was no View or Prospect of 
their leaving the Business they were now engaged in, in Order to 
settle in Georgia And M"" Mullryne the Petitioner in their Be- 
halfs did set forth that Some of them would not come in Person, 
but at present would only settle it by Servants We could not 
readily comply with their Request But as the Design of Ship 
Building and Traffick as set forth in the Petition would be of 
great Advantage to the Colony We thought it behoved Us to 
give all the Encouragement We could, consistent with our Duty : 
Therefore as Messieurs James Maxwell and Morgan Sab are 
well known to be Men of Worth and largely concerned in all 
Parts of the Indian Trade and have for some Time past shewn 
a Desire and Inclination of settling in this Colony knowing it 
better adapted to that Trade than where they now are And as 
the Petitioner Mullryne assured the Board that He himself to- 
gether with M^ John Hutchinson wou'd immediately settle in 
Person on the said Lands and had procured Shipwrights and 
other fit Persons to carry on the Design as before recited And 
did at the same Time make Use of many Arguments and Per- 
swassions to induce Us to allow of the whole Petition But it be- 
ing a Matter of such great Importance "as the Granting six thou- 
sand Acres of Lands in One Spot, That this Board did not think 
-proper to take on themselves to do But judged they might ven- 
ture (without incurring the Trustees Displeasure) to allow the 
aforesaid Messieurs John Mullryne, James Maxwell, Morgan 
Sab, and John Hutchinson to settle and possess Each of them 
five hundred Acres of Land at the Place aforesaid Referring 
them to the Trustees for a Grant of the said Lands And likewise 
the other Eight Tracts which the Board has promised should be 
reserved untill their Honours Direction thereon should be known. 
It is ordered that the Sum of forty Pounds be issued to com- 
pleat the Accounts to Lady Day last ; the former Sum last issued 
"being not sufficient. 



202 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty first Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1747. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

William Spencer I a . ^ . 
Samuel uSrctr ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 



Present 



Philip Delegal Jun' petitioning this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land situated on the North Side of the South Branch- 
on the Fork of the little Ogeechee River Setting forth That he 
was formerly possessed of the like Quantity of Land at Josephs 
Town on the River Savanah, which at the Request of General 
Oglethorpe He resigned in Favour of Captain George Dunbarr, 
upon Promise of his having the same Quantity in any other Part 
of the Colony, which Promise He now desires to be fulfilled in- 
tending immediately to settle and improve the Same : The Board 
taking the same into Consideration and knowing what he setts 
forth to be fact and likewise that he is a sober industrious Man* 
and a good Planter, thought proper to grant him his Request not 
doubting but that it will be agreeable to the Trustees. 

Henry Yonge petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land on 
the Island Skeedaway situated on the North Side of the Nar- 
rows Setting forth in his said Petition that his Father heretofore 
obtained a Grant from the Government of South Carolina for 
the Island All Honey, but as that Island is possessed and the 
former Grant being Void He therefore hopes he shall not be de- 
nied his reasonable Request: The Board considering the Same 
and enquiring into his Circumstances, Do find him to be of very 
sufficient Ability and therefore approve of his Request hoping the 
Trustees will concurr in the Same. 

William Buchanan having heretofore petitioned this Board for 
five hundred Acres of Lands on the Main opposite to the Island 
Doboy in the Neighbourhood of Darian and now renewing his- 
said Petition Setting forth That he has made considerable Im- 
provements thereon The Board knowing the Same to be tnie* 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 203- 

and that He is of good Ability and Character Do readily comply 
with his Request hoping that the Trustees will grant the Same. 

Christopher Ortman having several Times petitioned this 
Board Setting forth his unhappy Circumstances and the miser- 
able Condition He is reduced to, being entirely uncapable of La- 
bour owing to his great Age and decrepid State, and that He and 
his Wife must inevitably perish if not immediately relieved by 
this Board having no where else to apply: We knowing the 
Truth of it to be such and being in a Straight how to relieve him 
under his present Necessity, as he is unhappily under the Trus- 
tees Displeasure, but being well assured of their Honours hu- 
mane Dispositions, that They will not suffer any Person to perisb 
for Want tmder their Protection, Do presume thus farr as to 
allow forty Shillings to be given him from Time to Time as this 
Board shall think proper ; Having set forth his unhappy Case in- 
our Letter to M"" Secretary Martyn of the second of October last, 
hoping We might soon have Directions relating to him. 
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Tuesday the twenty second Day of December 1747. 

John Wilson a younger Son of William Wilson Sen' petition- 
ing for a Tract of three hundred and fifty Acres of Land situated 
on the Little Ogeechee River next adjoining to his Father Set- 
ting forth That he had a young and growing Family of several 
Children and likewise has a considerable Stock of Cattle &c to 
settle and improve the Same : The Board being well assured of 
the Truth as set forth, are glad to encourage the Settling so in- 
dustrious a Family in the Colony Therefore Do allow him three 
hundred Acres being perswaded that the Trustees will confirm 
the Same. 



304 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the fifth Day of January 
in the Year of our Lord 174% 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I * .. ^ 
Samuel Marcer ^Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



Sundry Bills for Work done for the Publick being laid before 
this Board ; after being duly examined, were ordered to stand 
in due Course of Payment. 

At the same Time the Board thought it necessary to issue the 
Sum of fifty Pounds to discharge several Bills which are in Ar- 
rear for Work done at the Church. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Wednesday the sixth Day of January 174%, 

William Clark petitioned this Board for a fifty Acre Lott at 
Augusta; Who being well recommended by the Inhabitants 
there, where he has resided some Years; His Request was ap- 
proved of and an Order sent to the Surveyor to put him in Pos- 
session of the Lott N° 16 agreeable to his Desire. 

The Surveyor acquainting Us That we were misinformed in 
the Quantity of Lands on the Uchee Island whereby M' Peter 
5hepherd was disappointed in having a Possession of Lands there 
(as intended) : And the said Shepherd renewing his Petition for 
a Grant of Lands at some other Place within the District of Au- 
^sta : The Board thought proper to order the Surveyor to run 
out the like Quantity as had been heretofore allowed him (as 
per Minute of the twenty second Day of April 1747) at New 
Savannah near Lands belonging to Daniel Dourouzeaux. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 20& 



At a Meeting of the Presidents and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the ninth Day of Janu- 
ary in the Year of our Lord 174?^ 

'' William Stephens President 
Henry Parker '^ 
Present < William Spencer I a • *. *. 
Samuel Marcer f Assistants 

L Patrick Graham J 

M' Thomas Bosomworth having been lately at Savannah ; the 
President took the Opportunity to desire that They might have 
a little Conversation together relating to what the Trustees had 
mentioned in their Letter of the Seventeenth of July last, which 
he promised upon his Return from his Plantation up the River 
(where He was then going) : But when he did return, he care- 
fully avoided it, by shutting himself up with a Person or Two, 
with Whom he had Business, and sett out the next Day for the 
South: Soon after which We were informed that his Conver- 
sation was chiefly on the Topic of his Right in Lands granted 
him by the Indians, wherein he shewed a more than oRdinary 
Warmth; which this Board thought it their Duty to enquire 
strictly into, and it took up a few Days, the Particulars whereof 
will appear by the Several Affidavits made, and intended to be 
sent to their Honours by the first Conveyance. 



:206 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Saturday the ninth Day of January 174^^ Ex- 
clusive to Wednesday the fourth Day of May 1748 Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the thirteenth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord I74ji. 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 
William Spencer " 
Samuel Marcer [ Assistants 
Patrick Graham 



The Clerk at the Store acquainting Us that he had an Oppor- 
tunity of getting a small Quantity of Com and Rice which is al- 
ready become very scarce and dear (but much wanted) in divers 
Parts of the Service particularly for the Indians when they call, 
who must not be refused when its required ; and several labour- 
ing People who would choose rather to take Com or Rice than 
Money for their Work during this great Scarcity : Therefore it 
is hereby ordered that the Sum of Thirty Poimds be issued for 
the said Purposes. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the thirtieth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 174%. 

^William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer I * • -l • 
I Samuel M^cer > Assistants 

^ Patrick Graham 

The Season of the Year coming on for making. Preparation 
for the Silk Manufacture; It was thought proper (the Trustees 
having given no Directions relating thereto since the Suspension 
of M" Camuse) to send for M" Anderson who had been three 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 207 

Seasons under M" Camuse, and We have Reason to believe her 
•Capable of managing the Same by her close Application, tho 
much against the good Will of her Employer. After some Talk 
with her, The Board sent for the Clerk at the Stores and ordered 
him to deliver the Seed and all Utensils whatsoever thereto re- 
lating whenever She should think the Season for Hatching farr 
enough advanced. 

John Kennedy petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land near Augusta, who being well recommended by some 
of the principal Inhabitants there. Setting him forth to be an 
industrious and deserving young Man, during the Time he has 
resided there, which has been for five or six Years The Board 
taking the Same into Consideration, and imderstanding that he 
is but of midling Ability were of Opinion that two hundred 
Acres was sufficient for One of his Circumstances, and have ac- 
cordingly allowed him to possess that Quantity, and also have 
ordered a Warrant to be sent to the Surveyor to admeasure and 
lay out the Same adjoining to Lands now possessed by Thomas 
Ross, leaving it to the Honourable Trustees for their Confirma- 
tion. 

Sundry Workmen's Bills for Publick Service being laid before 
this Board, after being duly examined were ordered to stand in 
due Course of Payment. 

Joshua Morgan, Middleton Evans and Edmund Ellis peti- 
tioned this Board for five hundred Acres of Land Each on the 
Main over against Saint Catherine's Island, Setting forth that 
they have all Families of Children and are of Ability to cultivate 
the Same, Evans having thirteen Servants, Morgan twelve, and 
Ellis five; But forasmuch as it is reported that those (they call 
Servants) are black Slaves, and that Evans and Morgan have 
lately gone and settled the said Lands now petitioned for, and 
likewise said to be by Permission of Colonel Alexander Heron, 
who assiunes to himself the Government of the Southern part of 
this Colony, and has likewise possessed himself of a Tract of 
Land near Saint Catherines Sound, which Tract is supposed to 
contain upwards of two thousand Acres, and has (as reported) 
settled several Negroes thereon and declares he will protect and 



208 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

support the same in Opposition to all Authority, and has at divers 
Times declared that any Person or Persons should have free Lib- 
erty to introduce and make Use of Slaves in that part of the Col- 
ony and publickly blamed the People in this Part of it for not do- 
ing the Same: He has likewise since his Arrival from England 
caused several Lotts to be laid out in the South Woods adjoining 
to Frederica and disposed of the same as he thought proper with- 
out acquainting this Board therewith; which Proceedings of 
his have (as we apprehended) occasioned Numbers of People 
from Carolina to seek for Lands in this Colony, being perswaded 
to believe that the Use of Negroes was no longer prohibited: 
These Matters here set forth We humbly apprehend to be a suf- 
ficient Reason for this Board to reject the said Petitions and also 
all Others of the like Nature from the Inhabitants of South Car- 
olina : We being fully convinced that their general Design is to 
introduce and use their Negroes notwithstanding their many 
Promisses and Protestations to the Contrary And furthermore 
this Board is come to the Resolution That they will receive no 
more Petitions from any of the Inhabitants of South Carolina 
untill the Trustees shall signify their Pleasure thereon And with- 
all are determined to use their utmost Endeavours to sieze or 
drive out all Negroes that are or shall be found within this Col- 
ony. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the ninth Day of Feb- 
ruary in the Year of our Lord 174?^. 

f William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker 
Present ^ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
• ^ Patrick Graham 



>• Assistants 



The President having five Days agoe communicated to several' 
Members of this Board the Contents of a Letter and two Affida- 
vits from the Govemour of South Carolina at the same time or- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 209 

dered a Meeting this Day; when the said Letter and Affidavits 
lying more properly before them; The Contents did sett forth 
That Captain John Heame with upwards of fifty Slaves had 
lately left that Province with Design to defraud his Creditors of 
their just Rights the said Slaves being mortgaged And farther 
that Alexander Moone had likewise left the said Province and 
was said to be fled with his Slaves, to the Number of thirty or 
thereabouts, who were in like manner mortgaged to his Cred- 
itors ; and They are supposed to be both retired into the Colony 
of Georgia. After perusing the said Letter and Affidavits the 
several Members of the Board having used their utmost Diligence 
to find out where the said Heame and Moone might be concealed, 
neither of them having any Right to or Possession of any Lands 
in Georgia: Upon the stricktest and best Enquiry that could be 
made within that Time it could not be found out to what part 
of the Colony M' Hearne and his Slaves had retired to, but was 
informed that he had passed the River Savannah with about 
forty Indian and Molatto Slaves but few if any Negroes nor can 
we yet hear what part of the Colony he is gone to, otherwise than 
that he went Southward and is supposed to be on the Bank of 
the Alatamaha. 

M' Alexander Moone (the other Person mentioned in the 
Govemours Letter) we have discovered to be residing at Fred- 
erica and his Negroes to be employed some where thereabouts 
the particular Place or Places we cannot yet learn. Whereupon 
M' Chevillette was sent for, who was the Person that delivered 
the Govemours Letter and was likewise empowered by the Cred- 
itors of those People to endeavour to recover those Negroes they 
being mortgaged ; when the said Chevillette produced the Mort- 
gage Bonds, which Bonds were for some Time past expired And 
it appearing to this Board by the Contract entered into that the 
Slaves in Question were bona fide the Right of the Creditors and 
could by no means be deemed the Property of Moone. There- 
upon it was thought advisable that the Magistrates shauld use the 
Power they are invested with for Recovery of the said Negroes 
for the Benefit of the Creditors. 

Thomas Hird late Constable at Frederica being dead which 

14 c r— Yol 6 



-210 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

iTias left that Place destitute of a Peace Officer, and as several 
-Negroe Slaves are supposed to be harboured in that Part of the 
•Colony, and as there is an immediate Necessity of sending War- 
rants and other Powers to apprehend or Sieze the Same The 

(6l0) 

Board thought proper to appoint William Abbot to the Office 
of Constable to execute such Powers as shall be sent him and to 
keep the Peace within the said District. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty ninth Day of 
February in the Year of our Lord 174^ 



Present - 



^ William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 1 

William Spencer > Assistants 
^ Samuel Marcer J 



M' Bolzius having produced an Account of the Boards and 
Plank delivered for the use of the Church, which appeared an- 
swerable to the Measurement made here Did now apply for a 
Certificate to the Trustees whereby to get Payment for the Same ; 
which was done agreeably to his Request by a Letter to M"" Ver- 
elst of this Days Date 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the first Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord 174^ 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

William Spencet I A.,sistants 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 



The Clerk at the Stores acquainting this Board that the Money 
last issued was near expended and that a farther Supply is want- 
ing for sundry Disbursements for the Service of the Trust The 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 211 

Sum of fifty Pounds is hereby ordered to be issued for the said 
Purposes 

M' John Bourguin petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land. 

Nicholas Cail for five hundred Acres. 

Henry Bourquin for five hundred Acres. 

Gabriel Ravot for five hundred Acres 

Benedict Bourquin for five hundred Acres 

Richard Hazard for five hundred Acres 

Abraham Jeanneret for five hundred Acres 

Nicholas Winkler for three htmdred Acres 

The above Petitioners being all Inhabitants of South Carolina 
and although some of them known to be Men of Substance ; Yet 
the Board thought proper to postpone the Answers to the said 
Petitions for Reasons given as ^' Minute of the thirteenth Day 
of January last. 

Captain John Mackintosh of Darien petitioned this Board for 
a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land on Black Island situated 
near Darien Setting forth in his said Petition that He was One 
of the first Inhabitants of that Place and that the Lands allotted 
him were imfit for Cultivation they being barren; and as he is 
now discharged of the Commission of Commanding the High- 
land Company, He has no other Method to procure a Livelihood 
but by cultivating Lands Therefore humbly hopes that upon 
Surrendering all his Right and Title to the Lands he held at Da- 
rien his Petition may be granted: The Board duly considering 
the Same, and well knowing that M' Mackintosh has set forth 
Nothing but the Truth, readily complied with his Request, and 
gave him at the same time Leave to go on in his Improvements, 
not doubting but that the Trustees will encourage and approve 
of the Same. 

James Dormer late Pilot at Tybee being dead The Board 
thought proper to appoint David Cxmningham in the said Office 
He being well known to be a Man capable of that Employ, and 
has likewise a numerous young Family which he has taken great 
Care to support : Wherefore We assure ourselves it will be well 
pleasing to the Honourable Trustees. 



212 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the twenty first Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 174%. 



Present 



" William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



William Ballowe petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land. 

William Richa^rds for five hundred Acres 

Samuel West for five hundred Acres 

Joshua Morgan for five himdred Acres 

John Whitlock for five hundred Acres 

Thomas Beckitt for three himdred Acres 

William Johnston for two hundred Acres 

The above named Petitioners being Inhabitants of South Caro- 
lina The Board reject the said Petitions for Reasons given as 
per Minute of the thirtieth of January last. 

Andrew Collins late an Inhabitant of North Carolina peti- 
tioned this Board for a Tract of three hundred Acres of Land 
upon the Head of a Marsh running into Midway River about 
Iwo Miles aback of Lands granted to Peter MacHugh : He ap- 
ftearing to be a laborious and industrious Man, having a large 
Family with two Sons capable of Labour, and two white Serv- 
ants together with a considerable Stock of Cattle The Board 
thought proper to grant him a Tract of two hundred Acres at the 
Place above mentioned, not doubting of the Trustees Approba- 
tion for the Same. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 213 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty first Day 
of April in the Year of our Lord 1748 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer V Assistants 
Samuel Marcer J 

The Clerk at the Stores acquainting this Board that He had 
an Opportunity of purchasing a small Quantity of Com (which 
is much wanted) The Sum of thirty Pounds is hereby ordered to 
be issued for the said Purpose and also for other petty Disburse- 
ments. 

John Alther and Gasper Holsteter petitioned this Board some 
Time agoe for a small Island in Augustine Creek They being 
both old Inhabitants of this Colony and industrious deserving 
Men The Board thought proper to allow them the said Island 
when they should know the Contents of the Same And as it is 
since surveyed the Quantity appears to be two hundred and thirty 
four Acres which We readily agreed should be equally divided 
betwixt them; in Case the said Gasper Holsteter surrendered 
his Lott at Hampstead, which He now did before Us. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the fourth Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1748 

(William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I a • * . 
Samuel Marcer [ Assistants 
Patrick Graham J 

William Cook having several Times petitioned for four hun- 
dred Acres of Land on the Little Ogeechee The Board having 
duly enquired into his Character and Circumstances find him to 
be an industrious Man Therefore thought proper to allow him 



214 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

two hundred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining to Philip Dele- 
gal, believing it will not be disagreeable to the Trustees. 

George Cubbedg petitioned this Board on the twenty second 
Day of April 1747 That a Reserve of three Tracts of Land of 
five hundred Acres each, for Himself, Son and Son in Law might 
be made for the Space of nine Months And whereas the said 
George Cubbedg did return according to his Promise and brought 
with him his Family and Effects and also has made considerable 
Improvements on the said Land; Did now apply to this Board 
for a Warrant to run out the Same, And it was allowed him to 
rim out five hundred Acres for himself; But to postpone the 
Allowing of any to his Son and Son in Law till farther Enquiry 
is made of their Ability and Industry to cultivate the Same. 

Sundry Workmens Bills being laid before this Board for their 
Approbation to pass, The Same being duly examined were or- 
dered to stand in due Course of Payment. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Wednesday the fourth Day of May 1748 Ex- 
clusive to Friday the twelvth Day of August 1748 Inclusive 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the Eight Day of 
June in the Year of our Lord 1748. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencef 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants. 



Major William Horton petitioned this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land for his younger Son Thomas ; Setting forth That 
Jekyl Island being at length foimd totally unfit for Cultivation, 
and being desirous to have a Tract in some other Part of this 
Colony, promising to improve the Same for the Use of his said 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 21& 

Son ; The Board thought proper to postpone the said Petition ta 
another Time He having not mentioned the particular Place. 

Captain James Mackay, M' Griffith Williams and M"* John 
Gordon, all of Frederica, petitioned this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land Each, situated on or near the Great Ogeechee: 
They being all Gentlemen of easy Fortunes and very capable of 
cultivating the Same The Board gave them to understand that 
as soon as they had informed them of the particular Places They 
would readily comply with their Requests. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty third Day 
of June in the year of our Lord 1748 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present -{ William Spencer I a • ^ . 
I Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants. 

Patrick Graham J 

John Ballowe petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres of 
Land on Midway River; And William Ballowe for three hun- 
dred and fifty Acres on the said River. As the two Petitioners 
have for several Years past been Negro Overseers in South Car- 
olina and have as We apprehend a Design to introduce the Use 
of Negroes into this Colony: It was thought proper to reject 
the Same for the several Reasons set forth as per Minute of the 
tliirtieth of January last. 

Thomas Loyd petitioning this Board for a Tract of Lands on 
Midway River He being unknown to Us, But as We are informed 
that He is of a loose idle Character The Board thought fit to re- 
ject the Same. 

M' Bolzius having obtained a small Party (consisting of a 
Corporal and seven Men) from Lieutenant General Oglethorpe's 
Regiment to be quartered at Ebenezer; Upon their Arrival he 
found himself necessitated to build a House or Houses for their 
Accommodation; (the Expence of which is five Pounds) And 
did now demand of this Board to defray the said Expence con- 



216 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

ceiving it to be for the Publick Service But forasmuch as We 
are forbid by the Trustees to make Use of any of their Money 
for MiHtary Services We could not possibly comply with the said 
Request. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the eight Day of July in 
the Year of our Lord 1748 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

William Spencer I A«^:^tant9 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 



The President acquainted this Board that he had received from 
M*" Hopton Merchant at Charles Town a Box directed to the 
President and Assistants, wherein was contained Letters from 
Messieurs Martyn and Verelst dated the lo"" and ii*** of March 
last and four Books of Sola Bills amounting to the Sum of five 
hundred Pounds. And 

As the Accounts are greatly behind hand the Board thought 
proper to order an Issue of six himdred Poimds towards dis- 
charging the Estimated Expences from Lady Day 1747 to Mich- 
aelmas following. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the twenty second 
Day of July in the Year of our Lord 1748 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker "^ 
Present-^ William Spencer I a • ^ i. 
I Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 

1^ Patrick Graham J 

Several of the Dutch Servants who arrived here in the Judith 
Cap" Quarme in the Beginning of the Year 1746 having of late 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 217 

behaved themselves in a very abrupt Manner to their respective 
Masters, and did this Day come in a collective Body to this 
Board insolently demanding to be discharged, declaring their 
Times to be expired Forasmuch as they had engaged to serve 
but three Years out of which they were to have one Day in the 
Week for their own Use, which they never yet have had, there- 
fore insisted for the remaining six Months of the three Years 
with necessary Food and Cloathing for the said Time in Lieu of 
the One Day in the Week. — Upon making due Enquiry into 
the Reasons and Motives of this Behaviour, it was discovered 
that several ill designing People had been spiriting them on, and 
in general their Country Men residing in this Colony, who are 
generally speaking a very troublesome and discontented Sett of 
People, and many of these last are still worse, no less than five 
able bodied Men having deserted their Service and the Colony 
soon after their Arrival Viz One from Ebenezer, One from 
Abercom, One from Acton and Two from Savannah. 

To set this Matter in as clear a Light as We can to the Honble 
Trustees, it will be necesary to go back to the Time of their Ar- 
rival at Savannah which was the Beginning of February 1745^ 
Soon after which They were all called together and acquainted 
with the Contents of their Contract, and the Trustees Instruc- 
tions thereon ; particularly That every One of Age were to have 
fifty Acres of Land immediately laid out contiguous to their 
respective Masters and one Day in the Week during their Time 
to work on the Same They observing that they were to be dis- 
persed in diflferent Parts, declined having their Lands on that 
Footing, desiring to have it all together, finding the Day of the 
Week could be of no Service to many of them, they being many 
Miles from their designed Lands; Therefore earnestly desired 
that the Day in the Week might be allowed them at the latter 
End of their Time. Upon which this Board after duly consider- 
ing the Same, entered into the following Contract betwixt them 
and their respective Masters. To wit — 

That they should serve three Years and four Months from 
the Time of their Arrival in this Colony and the latter eight 
Months of the four Years to be allowed them in Lieu of the Day 



218 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in the Week and their respective Masters to give them sufficient 
Food and Cloathing for the said Eight Months; with which 
Agreement they were well content, it being agreeable to their 
own Proposals, and never offered to give any Disturbance there- 
on till lately. This Board farther observes that the Indorsement 
on the Back of the Indenture was on Condition That in Case they 
should cultivate Land during the three Years, which should be 
judged sufficient for their Maintainance by the Persons appoint- 
ed by the Trustees for that Purpose, then their Times to expire, 
otherwise they were to serve four Years, which they entirely put 
out of their Power, by refusing to take up their Lands and the 
Day in the Week as by the above Contract. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the fifth Day of August 
in the Year of our Lord 1748 



Present 



^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham ^ 



Assistants. 



The Board after carefully perusing the Accounts, observed 
that it would take at least one hundred Pounds more to clear the 
Accounts to Michaelmas last And the said Sum of one hundred 
Pounds is ordered to be issued for the said Purpose. 

The Season of the Silk Manufacture being over and this Board 
having received no Orders from the Trustees relating thereto 
since the Suspension of M" Camuse they were at a Loss to know 
what Satisfaction to make the Widow Anderson for her Time 
and Service this Season, She having several Times applied to 
Us for the Same. Forasmuch as We are Eye Witnesses of her 
Care and Industry and of her having duly managed the said Man- 
ufacture Thought proper to allow her twenty Pounds until We 
shall receive farther Instructions from their Honours on that 
Head ; Expecting to be directed how to proceed for the future. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 219 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the twelvth Day of Au- 
gust in the Year of our Lord 1748 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer 1 * • ^ .. 
Samuel MttTcer [Assistants 

^ Patrick Graham J 



Major William Horton now acquainted this Board That he 
had pitched upon a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land for his 
Son Thomas, agreeable to his Petition on the Eight Day of June 
last, near to Lands lately granted to Joseph Barker on the Great 
Ogeechee River The Board thought proper agreeable to his Re- 
quest to reserve the Same, imtill the Trustees shall signify their 
Pleasure thereon. 

A Petition of Nathaniel Watsons being presented to this 
Board, wherein he craves a Tract of two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land on the South Side of the River Midway: The Board 
having enquired into his Character, find him to be a Man of a 
loose idle rambling Disposition Therefore They do reject his 
Petition. 

William Hester petitioned this Board for a Tract of five hun- 
dred Acres of Land at a Place called the Poplar Spring on the 
South Side of the River Midway He having produced Certificates 
from several Justices of Peace and other Gentlemen of Note in 
North Carolina of his good Character and Ability The Board 
thought proper to allow him three hundred Acres at the said 
Place believing it will be agreeable to the Trustees. 



220 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from Friday the twelvth Day of August 1748 Exclu- 
sive to Thursday the third of November following Inclusive 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twentieth Day of 
August in the Year of our Lord 1748 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Captain Mark Carr petitioned this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land for himself And also another Tract of five hun- 
dred Acres for his younger Son Thomas situated on the River 
Midway Setting forth in his said Petition that He has for several 
Years past been possessed of the like Quantities of Lands on 
Turtle River about twenty Miles from Frederica, whereon he 
made large Improvements; but has been oblidged to leave the 
Same by Reason of their being exposed to and often attacked by 
the Spanish Indians. The Board being well satisfied of the Truth 
of the said Petition readily complied with his Request, allowing 
him and his Son to possess the said Lands in Lieu of what they 
before held and which they now surrender. 

Abraham Frisbe having for some time been possessed of a 
Tract of two hundred and fifty Acres of Land situated on Long 
Island at the Head of the River Midway whereon he made some 
Improvements; but now finding the said Lands to be unfit for 
his Purpose, did petition this Board to exchange the said Lands 
for the like Number of Acres at a Place called the Poplar Spring 
adjoining to Lands lately granted to William Hester; Which the 
Board consented to. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 221 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Friday the second Day of Sep- 
tember in the Year of our Lord 1748 



Present 



WiUiam Stephens President 
Henry Parker "j 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Patrick Graham 



M' Newdigate Stephens petitioned this Board Setting forth 
that he has been upwards of six Years in this Colony and hath 
as yet obtained no Lands ; And having no View of succeeding to 
his Fathers Lands it being entailed upon an Elder Brother He 
therefore humbly hopes that this Board will grant him five hun- 
dred Acres of Land situated on Little Ogeechee Marshes We 
taking the Same into Consideration and knowing the Allegations 
of his Petition to be true Therefore recommend him to the Trus- 
tees as a sober industrious young Man and well deserving of 
Favours, and do allow him to possess a Tract of five hundred 
Acres of Land the next Vacant to the Westward of M' William 
Eradleys. 

William Beckett petitioned this Board for the fifty Acre Lott 
N** II at the Half Moon Bluff on the Island Skeedaway; The 
said Beckett having lived some time in the Colony, and appear- 
ing to be an industrious Man The Board thought proper to allow 
of his Petition. 

Benjamin Wilson petitioned this "Board for three hundred 
Acres of Land adjoining to John Wilson on the South Side of 
the Little Ogeechee River The Board being satisfied of his Abili- 
ties and Industry do readily allow of his Petition, recommending 
him to the Trustees Favour. 

M' Richard Hazzard having been for some Time an Inhabi- 
tant in this Colony petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land on 
the Island Skeedaway The Board being well satisfied that lie 
neither wants Ability or Inclination to cultivate the Same, readily 
concurr with his Petition ; Recommending him as a Person well 
deserving the Trustees Countenance. 

Christopher Bender being reduced to a very weak and decrepid 



222 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

State thro' old Age and having Nothing left wherewith to sub- 
sist Upon taking his miserable Case into Consideration the Board 
thought proper to allow him One Shilling and six Pence per 
Week during his Necessities. 

William Ewen petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land adjoining to those granted to M' Newdigate Stephens 
Setting forth That the Lands he formerly possessed on Skeed- 
away were totally unfit for his Design And whereas he has ac- 
quired a good Stock of Cattle and is of sufficient Ability to cul- 
tivate a larger Tract The Board knowing the Allegations of his 
Petition to be true and likewise that he is a sober industrious 
Man, readily concurred with his Request, recommending him as 
a Person well deserving the Trustees Favour. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty second Day 
of September in the Year of our Lord 1748. 

C William Stephens President 

Present \ ^^"^ ^^^^^^ 1 

rresenc \ vViuiam Spencer V Assistants 

t Samuel Marcer J 

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Heron petitioned this Board for 
five hundred Acres of Land on an Island called Bermuda facing 
Saint Catherine's Sound, whereon he had been for some Time 
settled ; Setting forth in his said Petition that He is possessed of 
a Grant for the said Quantity of Lands and did heretofore by 
Virtue thereof possess an Island about twenty Miles South of 
Frederica; but being exposed to the Depredations of the Span- 
iards was oblidged to leave the Same, The Board being well sat- 
isfied of the Truth of his said Petition Do readily concurr with 
his Request and accordingly Orders are given to the Surveyor 
to survey the Same. And whereas the said Lieutenant Colonel 
Alexander Heron has held a Town Lott in the Township of Sa- 
vannah for some Years past He did now surrender the Same in 
Favour of his Nephew M*" Alexander Gordon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 223 

Lieutenant Probert Howarth and M*" Kenneth Bailie petitioned 
this Board for five hundred Acres of Land Each situated on 
Long Island and Lands adjoining on the Main at the Head of 
the River Midway The Board being very well satisfied with their 
Abilities, Do grant them the said Lands, believing 'twill not be 
disagreeable to the Trustees. 

Middleton Evans petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land on a Creek of the South Side of the River Midway aback 
of Lands lately granted to Captain Mark Carr, on which Lands 
he has made considerable Improvements having been settled up- 
wards of a Year The Board being well satisfied with his Char- 
acter and believing that he will make an industrious Settler We 
do readily agree with his Request hoping the Trustees will con- 
firm the Same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia Wednesday the twelvth Day of Oc- 
tober in the Year of our Lord 1748 

'' William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



>- Assistants 



The Board taking into Consideration a Paragraph in a Letter 
from M*" Harman Verelst dated the seventh of May last, relating 
to a Cask of Tools sent as a Present to the Inhabitants of Ver- 
nonburgh and Acton ; After duly weighing the Same and divid- 
ing them equally among the said Inhabitants It was thought 
proper That they attend on Monday next to receive the Same; 
that no Time might be lost in fulfilling the Trustees Orders. 

Lieutenant Archibald Don of General Oglethorpe's Regiment 
petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres of Land on the River 
Midway adjoining to those lately granted to Captain Mark Carr 
and Middleton Evans The Board being well satisfied with his 
Ability and Inclination to cultivate the Same, readily agreed to 



224 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

grant him the said Lands presuming it will be agreeable to the 
Trustees. 

Sundry Bills being presented to this Board in Order to pass, 
being for Publick Services; After they were carefully exam- 
ined and corrected It is ordered that the Same shall stand in due 
Course of Payment. 

Lieutenant James Wall of General Oglethorpes Regiment pe- 
titioned this Board for five hundred Acres of Land adjoining to 
those lately reserved for Thomas Horton Second Son to Major 
William Horton situated on the Great Ogeechee River Setting 
forth in his said Petition that he would immediately proceed in 
Cultivation, desiring a Warrant might forthwith be issued to the 
Surveyor to run out the said Lands, which the Board readily 
complied with, believing him to be highly agreeable to the Trus- 
tees. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the twenty ninth Day 
of October in the Year of our Lord 1748. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Messieurs John Harn and Charles West petitioned this Board 
for five hundred Acres of Land Each situated back of the Lands 
on the Great Ogeechee River and to the Westward of those for- 
merly granted to Messieurs Sterling Setting forth in their said 
Petitions that they had been upwards of a Year settled on the 
said Lands whereon they have made large Improvements The 
Board being well satisfied of the Truth of their Petitions and 
knowing them to be sufficient in both Ability and Industry read- 
ily complied with their Requests, not doubting but that the Trus- 
tees will confirm the Same. 

William Carr petitioned for a Tract of Land situated on the 
Great Ogeechee River and adjoining to those possessed by Rich- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 225 

ard Burtley The Petitioner being well recommended both as to 
his Ability and Substance and having a numerous growing Fam- 
ily the Board thought fit to grant him three hundred Acres of 
Land at the Place aforesaid & therefore do recommend him to 
the Trustees. 

David Black petitioned for three hundred Acres of Land situ- 
ated on the Great Ogeechee River and adjoining to those above 
allotted to William Carr He being well recommended and known 
to be of sufficient Substance The Board readily agreed to his 
Petition. 

M' Patrick Brown of Augusta Store Keeper and Indian Trader 
petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land situated on Savannah 
River at the South End of a Place called Witherington Bluff 
about thirty Miles below Augusta Setting forth in his said Peti- 
tion that he immediately will settle and improve the same and 
intends to carry on a large Indigo Work The Board being very 
well satisfied of his Ability and Circumstances having acquired 
a handsome Fortune by the Trade he has followed for more than 
ten Years past, readily complied with his Request. 

George Langley petitioned for a Village Lott at Abercom 
lately resigned by Joseph Summers, He having served his Time 
in the Colony and always looked on as an industrious Person 

(8io) 

The Board granted Him his Request. 

John Ballowe petitioned this Board for four hundred Acres of 
Land situated at a Place called Beach Creek on the South Side 
of the River Midway Setting forth that he had made good Im- 
provements on the said Lands and also that he had a considerable 
Stock of Cattle Horses and Hoggs with him The Board being 
satisfied as to his Petition agreed that he should possess three 
hundred Acres at the Place aforesaid. 

Patrick Clark of Augusta petitioned for three hundred Acres 
of land situated on a great Swamp about four Miles above a 
Place called Sotts Hole and about Miles above Augusta 

(•lo) 

The Petitioner having lived some Years in the Colony and is 
well known to be an industrious honest Man and also that he is 

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226 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

possessed of a good Stock of Cattle The Board readily allowed 
him to possess the said Lands. 

Captain Patrick Sutherland now acquaints this Board that he 
has pitched on a Place to take up four hundred and fifty Acres of 
Land, part of the five hundred agreeable to the Trustees Instruc- 
tions, on the North Side of the River Midway and opposite to an 
Island possessed by Lieutenant Probert Howarth and M' Ken- 
neth Bailie; the other Part of the five hundred Viz fifty Acres 
being on the Island Saint Simons & Desiring a Warrant might 
be directed to the Surveyor to run out the Same which is ordered 
agreeable to his Request. 

Captain James Mackay, Messieurs John Gordon and Griffith 
Williams petitioned on the eight Day of June last as per Minute 
of that Date and did now acquaint this Board that they had re- 
spectively pitched upon Lands convenient for their Design Viz 

Captain James Mackay on the South Side of the Great Ogee- 
chee River contiguous to Lands allowed to Lieutenant James 
Wall. 

M*" John Gordon near the Head of a Creek called Red Bird 
being back of Lands lately possessed by ColP John Mulryne. 

And M' Griffith Williams at the Upper End of the South 
Branch of Midway River known by the Name of Plumb Orchard 
Desiring Warrants to lay out the Same which was readily com- 
plied with The Board being sensible of their Abilities and Wil- 
lingness to cultivate the Same. 

M*" Griffith Williams petitioned this Board in Behalf of Lieu- 
tenant Thomas Marriott for five hundred Acres of Land adjoin- 
ing to those above allotted to M' John Gordon and at the same 
time produced a Letter from the said Marriott requiring the 
Same The Board well knowing the Worth and Merit of the said 
Marriott Do agree to reserve a Tract of five hundred Acres of 
Land at the Place aforesaid to be ready against his Arrival from 
England provided he be not at that time possessed of any other 
Lands in Georgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 227 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the third Day of No- 
vember, the Year of our Lord 1748 

(»lc) 

" William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present i William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Captain Raymond Demere of General Oglethorpes Regiment 
petitioned this Board for five himdred Acres of Land situated on 
the South Side of the Great Ogeechee River We taking the same 
into Consideration and knowing him to be already possessed of 
fifty Acres on the Island Saint Simons, Do allow him four hun- 
dred and fifty Acres at the aforesaid Place He being a very indus- 
trious and worthy Gentleman and peculiarly addicted to the Cul- 
tivation of Lands. 

Lieutenant Peter Mercier of General Oglethorpes Regiment 
petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land situated on the South 
Side of the Great Ogeechee River He promising forthwith to 
cultivate the Same We readily agreed to his Petition recommend- 
ing him to the Trustees as a worthy Gentleman. 

Lieutenant Paul Demere also petitioned for five hundred Acres 
of Land on the South Side of the Great Ogeechee River Setting 
forth in his said Petition that he will immediately improve and 
cultivate the Same We being well satisfied of his Ability allowed 
him to possess the said Lands 

James Nevie petitioned for one hundred Acres of Land on the 
South Side of the Great Ogeechee River adjoining to Lands pos- 
sessed by Charles Marian The Board being well satisfied of his 
Industry having lived some Years in the Colony Do readily agree 
to his Request. 

Michael Boreman petitioned for fifty Acres at the New Vil- 
lage on Skeedaway Island, the Board being satisfied of his In- 
dustry having served his Time in the Colony readily complied 
with his Request. 



228 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from Thursday the third Day 
of November 1748 Exclusive to Thursday the nineteenth Day 
of January 1748/9 Inclu. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the seventeenth Day 
of November in the Year of our Lord 1748. 

^ William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present { William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



> Assistants 



The President communicated to the Board sundry Letters 
lately arrived from England particularly One from M' Secretary 
Martyn of the fifth of August last wholly relating to the Sweed- 
ish Ship, desiring that both Her and her Cargoe might be secured 
for the Benefit of Captain William Thomson who is supposed the 
proper Captor: The Board apprehends they have already done 
all that lay in their Power by attaching both Vessel and Cargoe 
in the Hands of the Commanding Officer, Judge of the Admiraltj' 
and Others ; particular Accounts of which were transmitted to the 
Honourable Trustees in August last by his Majesty's Ship Glas- 
cow. But notwithstanding the above Attachments the Whole h?s 
been sold and dispersed, so that there is no Part (as we are in- 
formed) now remaining. — We likewise received a Letter from M*^ 
Harman Verelst dated the twenty nintli of July last together with 
two hundred Pounds in Sola Bills, and the Instructions to Wil- 
liam Stephens Esq*" who is appointed to distribute his Majestys 
Presents designed for the Indians contiguous to and in Amity 
with the Province of Georgia. 

M*" John Farniur petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres 
of Land lying between those lately possessed by Messieurs 
Charles Watson and William Ewen Setting forth tliat he was of 
sufficient Ability to cultivate the Same The Board being well 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 229 

satisfied of his Inclination so to do readily allowed him to possess 
the said Lands. 

M' William Francis petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land 
situated on the first Bluff on the North Side of the Great Ogee- 
chee River The Board being well satisfied of his AbiHty having 
known him for some Years, and also that he has acquired a 
pretty Fortune during his being in the Military Service readily 
allowed him to possess the said Lands believing He will make an 
industrious Planter. 

WiUiam Clement petitioned for three hundred Acres of Land 
adjoining to those lately possessed by John Kennedy in the 
Township of Augusta Setting forth that he has considerable 
Interest lying in those Parts and readily resigns his Lott in the 
Town & Township of Savannah for obtaining the said Lands. 
The Board knowing the Allegations of his Petition to be true 
and also that he is an industrious young Man readily allowed 
him to possess the said Lands. 

John Ross Indian Trader petitioned this Board Setting forth 
in his said Petition that he did obtain from Us on the thirteenth 
of January 174^ three hundred Acres of Land at Augusta; 
which Lands do now appear to be Part of those formerly granted 
by General Oglethorpe to M' Gregory Haines ; and now desires 
a Tract of three hundred Acres of Land in Lieu of the Same at 
a Place called Black Creek contiguous to Lands granted to M"" 
Patrick Mackay; which Request was readily complied with. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty ninth Day of 
November in the Year of our Lord 1748. 



Present " 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer I ^-..^^.^ 
Samuel Marcer f Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



Peter Slyterman petitioned this Board for a Tract of one 
hundred Acres of Land situated about two Miles South of the 



230 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

white Post on the Main on the South Side of the Alatamaha We 
knowing him to be an industrious young Man and having served 
his Time of Indenture in this Colony, readily complied with his 
Request; there being already considerable Improvements made 
on the said Lands. 

William Ballowe petitioned for three hundred Acres of Land 
situated on a Place called Fox's Bluff on a small River about two 
Miles Distance from Lands possessed by ^liddleton Evans The 
Board having taken some Time to enquire into the Character and 
Substance of the Man ; and altho he is very industrious, but his 
Circumstances not appearing sufficient to cultivate so large a 
Tract; 'Tis thought fit to grant him two hundred Acres, being 
Part of the Lands aforesaid. 

James Eads late of Pensylvania petitioned for three hundred 
Acres of Land situated near Peter MacHugh on the River Mid- 
way The Man being an entire Stranger and appearing not in 
Circumstances to cultivate the said Lands; but as he has a nu- 
merous growing Family and he himself appearing a hail lusty la- 
borious Man The Board thought fit to allow him One hundred 
Acres Part of the said Lands. 

Richard Jones petitioned for two hundred Acres of Land ad- 
joining to Lands possessed by M*" Isaac Barksdale near the Uchee 
Island : Several Members of the Board having known the said 
Jones from the first Settlement of the Colony and always under- 
stood him to be an industrious Man and also knowing him to 
have acquired a competent Substance during his Being here, 
They readily complied with his Request. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Wednesday the thirtieth Day of November 1748 

The Widow Fitzwalter petitioned this Board Setting forth 
her deplorable Condition and Necessities chiefly occasioned by the 
small Benefit She used to receive by the Wharfe We being well 
satisfied of the Truth of her Petition and well knowing that thro 
old Age and Infirmities she is entirely uncapable of doing any 
Thing towards her own Support Therefore the Board thought 
proper to allow her twenty Shillings Quarterly until the Trustecfi 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 231 

Pleasure is known; not being capable to go any farther having 
many other Demands of the like Nature. 

There being a Necessity of issuing some Money for defraying 
sundry running Expences and to purchase a small Quantity of 
Com &c The Board thought proper to issue the Sum of fifty 
Pounds for the said Purposes. 

M*" Hugh Mackay Lieutenant of the Adventure Man of Warr 
petitioned this Board for two small Islands both not exceeding 
one hundred Acres known by the Name of Bear Island and Tur- 
key Buzzard situated a little above the Mouth of the Great Ogee- 
chee River : Some Debates arising whether Bear Island was not 
supposed to be a Part of Ossabaw tho near two Miles Distance 
We thought proper to referr that Part of the Petition to the 
Trustees, at the same Time allowing M*" Mackay immediately 
to possess Turkey Buzzard Island. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the Eight Day of De- 
cember in the Year of our Lord 1748 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 



Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



The Pilot at Tybee having reported to this Board the Light 
House was in great Danger of being undermined by the contin- 
ual Breakings of the Sea and likewise that several Parts of it 
were decaying, which might endanger its Falling; It occasioned 
the President and Assistants to go and view the Same; which 
they did Yesterday, but did not find it in so dangerous a Condition 
as represented, The House being Whole and Sound in every 
Part excepting the Ground Cells, which are decaying and must 
inevitably be repaired with New Ones : A Misfortune too com- 
mon to all Timber in this Country. The Sea, by a continual 
Blowing of the North East Winds for several Months past, has 
made divers Breaches, and is at length come within thirty Feet of 



232 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the House; Which, if it should continue, will require the Ground 
to be piled and Banks raised to prevent an Inundation, which 
will occasion a large Expence. 

Roderick Mackintosh petitioned this Board for five hundred 
Acres of Land situated on the Head of a Creek running out on 
the North Side of the River Alatamaha known by the Name of 
Catt-Head about Seven Miles from Darian. The Board being 
well satisfied with his Ability and Industry; He having been 
several Years an Inhabitant in the Colony readily granted his Re- 
quest on Condition he holds no other Lands in the Colony. 

Jonathan Calkins petitioned for five himdred Acres of Land 
on the South East Comer of Alligator Bluff on the River Mid- 
way Setting forth in his said Petition that he had a large Family 
and three Sons almost grown Men The Board taking the Same 
into Consideration and enquiring into his Character and Circum- 
stances thought proper to allow him three hundred Acres Part 
of the abovementioned Lands. 

M' John Mackintosh D of Darien petitioned for five hundred 
Acres of Land situated on the Main opposite to Sapola Island 
Setting forth that he has been bred up from his Infancy in this 
Colony but has not hitherto possessed any Lands within the Same 
The Board being well satisfied with his Industry and Ability 
readily allowed of the Same. 

William River petitioned for two hundred Acres of Land sit- 
uated near Andrew Collins on the River Midway The Board 
after enquiring into the Merits of the Man, he being a Stranger, 
found him to be honest and industrious but of no great Circum- 
stances Therefore it was thought proper to allow him one hun- 
dred Acres at the Place aforesaid. 

The Board this Day perused two Letters from Messieurs Sec- 
retary Martyn and Harman Verelst which were received the 
third Instant dated the twenty sixth of August and ninth of Sep- 
tember last and proper Notice is taken of the Contents of Each. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 233 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty seventh Day 
of December in the Year of our Lord 1748 

'' William Stephens President 
^ J Henry Parker ] 

Present ^ ^juiam Spencer \ Assistants 

^ Patrick Graham J 

Lieutenant Thomas Goldsmith of General Oglethorpes Regi- 
ment petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres of Land situ- 
ated on the North Side of the River Midway opposite to Lands 
granted to William Hester known by the Name of Golden Grove 
The Board thought proper to grant his Request He declaring that 
he would immediately settle and cultivate the Same. 

Lieutenant Samuel Mackay of General Oglethorpe's Regiment 
petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land situated on the North 
Side of the River Midway opposite to the West End of Long 
Island about a Mile above Captain Patrick Sutherland Setting 
forth in his said Petition tliat he will immediately enter upon 
and improve the Same The Board readily granted his Request 
believing twill be agreeable to the Trustees. 

Lauchlan Mackintosh Second Son of Captain John Mackin- 
tosh of Darien petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land on the 
Main opposite to the Island S* Catherine's promising forthwith 
to enter on and cultivate the Same The Board being well satis- 
fied in the Capacity and Industry of the Family in general readily 
agreed to his Request hoping it will not be disagreeable to the 
Trustees. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 



234 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Wednesday the twenty eight of December 1748 

'' William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer 
^ Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Thomas Dawson Tanner and Shoemaker petitioned this Board 
in October last for a Town Lott together with the Lands there- 
unto belonging in the Township of Savannah But the said 
Dawson being at that Time an utter Stranger to Us and We be- 
ing very cautious to suffer None but Men of fair Characters to 
become Inhabitants of this Town therefore We thought proper 
to postpone the said Petition untill he should produce a good 
Character from the Place he formerly lived at ; which now he did 
under the Hands of several Gentlemen of Credit, and as the 
Trades he professes are very usefuU and necessary here, his Re- 
quest is complied with and the Lott N** 8 in the Second Tything 
in the Upper New Ward together with the Garden and Farm 
Lotts thereunto belonging is granted him. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the thirty first Day of 
December in the Year of our Lord 1748. 

f William Stephens President 

Present \ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ 1 

rresent s ^yim^^ Spencer [ Assistants 
(^ Patrick Graham J 

Whereas on the twelvth Day of December 1747 four Tracts 
of Land were granted to Messieurs John Mullryne, James Max- 
well, Morgan Sab, and John Hutchinson as will appear by a Min- 
ute of that Date, and Warrants were then issued for Surveyings 
and laying out the Same, which Warrants they thought proper 
to carry with them to Carolina and have not put them to the Use 
intended to this Day And whereas this Board thought proper to- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 235 

allow M' John Gordon Merchant at Frederica and Lieutenant 
Thomas Marriott of General Oglethorpe's Regiment two Tracts 
of Land of five hundred Acres each, situated on the Back of those 
Lands beforementioned to M' Mulryne &c as will appear by a 
Minute of the twenty ninth of October last, and Warrants were 
then issued for Surveying and laying out the Same; but upon 
their attempting to put the said Warrants in Execution, they 
found it impracticable by Reason the Front Lands were not sur- 
veyed, and did now (Viz) M*" Griffith Williams for M"" Thomas 
Marriott and M' John Gordon in Person complain of the Ob- 
struction they lay under : Thereupon this Board took the Same 
into mature Deliberation, and considering that the Warrants had 
not only been issued near Thirteen Months and seemed to Us 
to be pocketted with Design to prevent any other Lands from 
being run out in that Neighbourhood and have likewise broke 
every Promise that they made to Us in setling the said Lands It 
was therefore thought proper and just to allow that M*" Williams 
for M*" Thomas Marriott and M"* John Gordon might survey and 
lay out those two Tracts on the Front being part of those Lands 
appointed for Mullryne &c which they never yet took legal Pos- 
session of tho sent to some Months past for that Purpose. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the fourth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 1748/9. 

( William Stephens President 
J Henry Parker 
Present ^ William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 
t. Patrick Graham 



> Assistants 



Captain George Cadogan of General Oglethorpe's Regiment 
produced a Letter from M' Harman Verelst dated the 25"" of 
July last Ordering five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out in 
or near Augusta for the said Captain Cadogan and at tlie same 
Time He delivered a Petition Setting forth that He had Reason 
to believe that He should not be long stationed at Augusta, and in 



236 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Case that he should be removed the Lands there would be of no 
Use or Service to him Therefore desired that he might be allowed 
to run out the like Quantity of Lands on the South Side of the 
Great Ogeechee River near other Officers belonging to the Regi- 
ment : Which Petition the Board taking into Consideration made 
no Scruple of complying with, believing it will be agreeable to 
the Trustees kind Intentions. 

Major William Horton petitioned this Board in Behalf of 
Ensign William Shrubsole and Doctor John Milligen both of 
General Oglethorpe's Regiment; Setting them forth to be valu- 
able and deserving Men and of sufficient Abilities for cultivating 
Lands, and desired that they might have each a Tract of five 
hundred Acres on the South Side of the Great Ogeechee River 
if any there is Vacant; And at the same Time delivered a Letter 
from M' Secretary Martyn dated the 15'** of June last Ordering 
fifty Acres of Land to M*" Shrubsole on the Island Saint Simons, 
which since his Arrival in this Colony finds tliat it will no Ways 
answer his Designs or Intentions The Board taking the Petition 
into Consideration and being well assured the Petitioners are 
Men of good Abilities and Dispositions and believing twill not 
be disagreeable to the Trustees Intentions, the said Petition was 
readily complied with. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the nineteenth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord 174 8/9. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present ^ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



> Assistants 



Captain Patrick Sutherland petitioned this Board Setting forth 
that he did deliver a Letter on the 29*** of October last from M*" 
Verelst dated 17^** of May 1748 Ordering him to be put in Pos- 
session of fifty Acres of Land on the Island Saint Simons and 
four hundred and fifty Acres on the Main ; agreeable to which a 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 237 

Warrant was then issiied to the Surveyor to put him in Posses- 
sion of four hundred and fifty Acres on the North Side of the 
River Midway and opposite to an Island possessed by Lieutenant 
Probert Howarth and M' Kenneth BaiHe and the other fifty 
Acres on the Island Saint Simons ; but on a second Consideration 
the said Capt° Sutherland did not think proper to put the said 
Warrant in Execution forasmuch as he did not incline to take 
any Lands on the Island Saint Simons but rather chose to take 
up the Whole together at the Place aforesaid ; And did now de- 
sire this Board to grant a Warrant to run out the said Lands 
which was readily complied with. 

Captain Patrick Sutherland at the same Time petitiond in 
Behalf of Lieutenant John Wymess of General Oglethorpes Regi- 
ment for five hundred Acres of Land situated near those granted 
to himself Setting forth that he was desired forthwith to settle 
and improve the said Lands for the Use and Benefit of the said 
M' Wymess; After the Board had well considered thereof, 
thought fit to allow of the Same, submitting it to the Honourable 
Trustees for their Confirmation. 

Captain James Mackay petitioned for a Tract of five hundred 
Acres of Land in Behalf of his Son in Law John Stephens situ- 
ated on the North Side of Sapola River commonly known by the 
Name of Captain Mackays Bluff Setting forth in his Petition that 
He shall immediately settle, stock and improve the said Lands 
He having sufficient Substance to do the Same The Board being 
well satisfied with the Allegation of the said Petition readily 
agreed to his Request and ordered a Warrant to be issued to put 
him in Possession of the said Lands. 

Ensign John Gray of General Oglethorpes Regiment petitioned 
for five hundred Acres of Land situated two Miles by Water 
from Lands possessed by M"" John Mackintosh B upon a Creek 
emptying itself into Sapola River promising forthwith to settle 
&: improve the Same The Board being well assured of his Inten- 
tions, and knowing that he has already made Improvements on 
the said Lands readily complied widi his Request and ordered a 
Warrant to be issued to put him in full Possession of the Same. 

Lieutenant Hugh Mackay of the Adventure Man of Warr pe- 



238 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

titioned this Board Setting forth in his said Petition that he did 
on the 30*^ of November last pc*»tion for two Islands called Tur- 
key Buzzard and Bear Island not then knowing what Quantity 
of Acres they contained and obtained a Possession of Turkey 
Buzzard and a Reserve made of Bear Island for him ; which he 
since finds that he was much mistaken in the Quantity, they both 
not exceeding fifty Acres Therefore desired tliat a Reserve of 
Lands might be made for him on the Main as near the said 
Island as conveniently can be to make the whole five hundred 
Acres ; which this Board humbly submits to the Trustees to grant 
the Same and are determined to wait the Resolutions of their 
Honours thereon before they give any farther Possession but 
have ordered a Reserve to be made agreeable to the said Petition. 



Proceedings of tlie President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from Thursday the nineteenth 
Day of January 1748/9 Exclusive to Thursday the fifteenth 
Day of June 1749 Inclusive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty third Day 
of February in the Year of our Lord 174 8/9 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



^ Assistants 



John Edwards petitioned this Board for five hundred Acres of 
Land adjoining to John Hencock on the River Midway The 
Board taking his Petition into Consideration and having well 
•enquired into his Character and Abilities, find him to be a Man 
of honest Repute tho of no great Circumstances; but having a 
pretty Stock of Cattle already at the said Place, They do allow 
him to possess three hundred Acres, Part of the Lands aforesaid. 

John Kellson petitioned for five hundred Acres of Land situ- 
ated to the South of Lands possessed by I\r Richard Hazzard 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 239 

and facing Roniney Marshes on the Island Skeedaway The Board 
being well satified of his Character and Abilities and well as- 
sured from those that have known him for many Years to be a 
good and industrious Planter, and might prove a serviceable 
Member of this Colony His Request was readily complied with 
and a Warrant ordered to be issued to the Surveyor for running 
out the Same. 

Thomas Collins petitioned for two hundred Acres of Land 
situated on the North Side of Midway River at a Place called the 
Great Savannah He appearing to this Board to be a Man of mean 
Circumstances but having a Family of Children They thought 
fit to allow him One hundred Acres Part of the said Lands. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the sixteenth Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord 174 8/9 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



>- Assistants 



Mark Catterton petitioned this Board for four hundred Acres 
of Land at the Mouth of a Creek called Greenwoods Creek on 
the North Side of the said Creek emptying itself into Midway 
River He having already made some Improvements on the said 
Lands and appearing to be an industrious Man; having also 
brought his Family and a small Stock of Cattle with him The 
Board thought fit to allow him two hundred and fifty Acres 
being Part of the said Lands. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Friday the seventeenth Day of March 174 8/9. 

The Board being met according to their Adjournment A Peti- 
tion of Richard Coopers was read wherein he craves a Tract of 
five himdred Acres of Land situated on the South Side of the 
Little Ogeechee River and lying between those lately granted to 
Joseph Summers and William Spoode : The said Cooper having 



240 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

lived several Years in this and the neighbouring Colony, and being 
a noted Millwright and originally brought here by Lieu^ General 
Oglethorpe, now lately married and shewing an Inclination to 
settle The Board are of Opinion that he would be of great Ben- 
efit to the Colony, and as they are willing to encourage the in- 
dustrious they readily complied with his Request, believing it 
will be very agreeable to the Trustees. 

Robert Bolton Sadler and Brother in Law to James Haber- 
sham hairing lived and carried on his Trade about four Years in 
the Town of Savannah, petitioned for a Lott in the said Town; 
The Board taking the Same into Consideration and knowing him 
to be a very industrious sober Man, allowed of his Petition and 
have ordered the Surveyor to put him in Possession of the Lott 
N® 3 in the third Tything of the Upper New Ward. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the twenty nintli Day 
of March in the Year of our Lord 1749 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
William Spencer ' * . ^ . 
Samuel M^cer \ Assistants 

Patrick Graham J 



Solomon Ogden petitioned this Board for an Island computed 
to be between two or three hundred Acres opposite to Lands pos- 
sessed by John Hencock on the River Midway He appearing to 
the Board to be an industrious Man, but not of great Substance 
They thought fit to allow him one hundred Acres on the said 
Island and also to reserve the remaining Part thereof for one 
Year, to judge whether he will be deserving of more, agreeable 
to his Petition. 

The Board for some Time past have taken particular Notice 
that the Want of another Surveyor has been detrimental to sev- 
eral People, forasmuch as heretofore there has been but One, 
who has been often employed in some Part of the Colony, whilst 
ethers wanted their Lands run out in another Part, and has 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 241 

oblidged many to sit down on Lands before they could be regular- 
ly surveyed, which occasioned some Confusions, and at the same 
Time observing that the Surveying Business would be sufficient 
for two Surveyors. It was thought proper to appoint Henry 
Yonge into that Office, whose Qualifications were well known to 
Us; He having agreed to act upon the same Terms as the other 
Surveyor. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the nineteenth Day 
of April in the Year of our Lord 1749 

r William Stephens President 
I Henry Parker 
Present < William Spencer 
I Samuel Marcer 
(^ Patrick Graham ^ 



Assistants 



Ann Clark petitioned this Board for a Lott in the Town of 
Savannah, Setting forth in her said Petition that she arrived in 
this Colony in the Year 1733, with her Father Mother, several 
Brothers and Sisters, who all soon after dyed before any Posses- 
sion of Lands were given them, and hopes she is entitled to such 
Lands as would naturally have belonged to her Father had he 
lived : The Board taking the same into Consideration and know- 
ing the Allegations of her Petition to be true, and also that she 
is a modest discreet young Woman, They thought fit to allow of 
the Same and accordingly have ordered the Surveyor to put her 
in Possession of the Lott N** i in the third Tything of the Upper 
New Ward. 

Alexander Rose petitioned for three himdred Acres of Land 
at a Place called Sandy Point on the South Side of a River called 
New Port, which is South of Midway River The Board knowing 
him to have been in the Colony for fourteen Years and that he 
has generally been an industrious Man It was thought proper to 
allow him one htmdred Acres at the said Place. 

There having been lately many and frequent Complaints of the 

10 r— Tol 6 



242 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Opposition given to the Civil Power within the District of Fred- 
erica and particularly by the Commanding Officer Lieutenant 
Colonel Heron, by which means several People have left that 
Part of the Colony without paying or making any Satisfaction 
for their just Debts ; whereby some Families are greatly injured, 
if not ruin'd And only upon Supposition that the Constable, Wil- 
liam Abbott, had Warrants from Savannah in Order to suppress 
such Doings He was violently assaulted beat and misused, so that 
his Life was in Danger; which was connived at (if not en- 
couraged) by the Commanding Officer, who had himself threat- 
ened (supposing a Summons, Warrant or such like was against 
him for divers Assaults and just Debts) that if the Constable 
should attempt to serve them, to cutt off his Nose and Ears ; by 
which means he has hitherto escaped that Justice due to his un- 
parelled Behaviour The Board having taken Notice of these and 

(•io) 

several other Complaints and well considered the Same, thought 
there was no better or more effectual Method to strengthen the 
Constables Hands than by appointing another, it being agreeable 
to the Trustees Estimate ; and accordingly They appointed John 
Ashmore into that Office who appeared to be the properest Per- 
son of any of the Freeholders now remaining at Frederica. 

Francis Harris and James Habersham Co-partners petitioned 
for Liberty to build a Wharf in the Front of this Town leaving 
the Distance of one hundred Feet from their intended Wharf and 
the Publick One, now in Use, And forasmuch as this seems to be 
a very material Affair and must conduce much to the Ease and 
Cheapness of Exporting all heavy and cumbersome Commodities 
such as Lumber &c; which if brought up and stowed on the Bluff 
would be attended with such an Expence, as would make them 
too dear for any foreign Markett : And as it is a Duty incimibent 
on this Board to encourage Trade and find out the easiest and 
cheapest Manner for exporting its native Commodities, which at 
present can be but little more than Lumber, and if that cannot 
be brought as cheap, if not cheaper to foreign Marketts, than 
what comes from the neighbouring Colonies, there can be no Ex- 
pectations of Benefit from that Trade. This being an Affair of 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 243 

such Consequence, that every Merchant who comes to settle and 
trade here will (we are apprehensive) require the same Priviledge 
of building Wharfs for their Purposes Therefore it was thought 
proper to referr and recommend their Petition, which is hereunto 
annexed, to the Honourable the Trustees Consideration; and 
at the same Time to prevent any Blame on this Board for laying 
Obstructions on the Exportation of Lumber &c We have given 
them Liberty to procure such Materials as are necessary towards 
the Building of such a Wharf to be ready, when their Honours 
shall signify their Pleasure thereon. 

"To the Honourable the President and Assistants of the 
"Colony of Georgia at Savannah in the Colony aforesaid 

"The humble Petition of Francis Harris and James 
"Habersham Co-partners. 

"Humbly sheweth 
"That your Petitioners have desired their Correspondent in 
"London to charter them a Ship to be loaded next January in 
"this Port for that Place, with Rice, Deer Skins, Indicoe and 
"other Produce of this Colony, and as they have at present no 
"Markett here to procure immediate Loading for said Ship on 
"her Arrival, they will be under a Necessity, to avoid paying De- 
"murage, of procuring and lodging at least the greatest part of 
^*her Loading here to be ready on her Arrival; that as Rice, 
"Staves, Sassafrass and such other Articles as will be chiefly 
"wanted on this Occasion are bulky and comparatively invaluable 

(■10) 

"Commodities, they must be lodged under the Bank on a conven- 
"ient Wharf and in proper Stores ; otherwise the Charge of bring- 
"ing them up the Bank will be such a Burthen on the Commodi- 
"ties, as they cannot possibly bear; that the Wharf now standing 
"is no Ways calculated for such a Business, the Stores thereon, 
"if in Repair, not being capable of containing more than a fifth 
"Part of so small a Vessels Loading as we expect; that as it is 
"common to all transient Persons, as well as the Inhabitants of 
"the Colony, their Effects there will be exposed to great Dangers 
"and many Inconveniences, of which they have had some Ex- 
^'perience that your Petitioners therefore humbly request, that 



244 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"you will grant them on Lease or otherwise, one hundred Feet 
*'Front under the Bluflf to build a Wharf and Stores thereon, 
"Sixty or Seventy Feet of which they propose to build on, and 
"the remaining Part to be reserved for Vessels to lay, if Occasion 
"should require, on each Side of the Wharf; and as your Peti- 
"tioners cannot attempt any Business of Consequence without 
"such a Convenience, they hope you will take the Same into your 
"Consideration, and either permit them to build, or remove their 
"Difficulties in such Manner as appear to You most effectual to 
"enable them to carry on Exportation, which must be a general 
"Good to the Whole Colony, and especially of this Town, and 
"your Petitioners as in Duty bound will ever pray &c 

(Signed) Francis Harris 

James Habersham 
Savannah in Georgia 
the 29^ March 1749. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the twenty second Day 
of April in the Year of our Lord 1749. 



Present ^ 



" William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer \ Assistants 
Patrick Graham 



5 JT 

} 



Last Night Captain George Dunbarr arrived here on his Way 
to Frederica and delivered two Letters for the President (Viz) 
One from M' Secretary Martyn dated the twenty eight Day of 
December 1748, and the other from M' Harman Verelst dated 
the tenth of January 1748/9, who communicated the Same ta 
this Board; and in pursuance to the Orders contained in M' 
Verelsts Letter two hundred Sola Bills of one Pound each were 
issued to Captain George Dunbar and delivered to him. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 246 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Monday the first Day of May in 
the Year of our Lord 1749. 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



*■ Assistants 



This Morning a Messenger arrived by Land from M' Hopton 
at Charles Town with a Box & small Packett directed to the 
President & Assistants, & delivered the Same to the President, 
who soon after communicated the Contents to the Board; but 
as the Duty of several Members required their Attendance at the 
Publick Court the farther Consideration thereon was postponed 
to another Time as that Business would permit : However thej 
<:ould not but at this Time observe the extravagant Charge, M 
Hopton put the Trustees to, which was no less than one hundre* 
Poimds Currency the 7^ Part of what the Box contained, whic* 
was occasioned (as He informs Us) by M' Verelsts pressing Oi 
ders to him to forward it upon Receipt thereof : Several Mem- 
bers of this Board would willingly have lowered the Expence 
but upon his producing the Agreement made by M' Hopton They 
could not go from it Therefore ordered the aforesaid Sum of 
one himdred Pounds Currency to be immediately paid him. 



At a Meeting of the President & Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the fourth Day of 
May 1749. 

r William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 
Present < William Spencer I k-^^^.^ 
Samuel Marcer f Assistants 

t Patrick Graham J 

The Members of this Board are fully sensible of the Trustees 
Pleasure in approving their Care with Regard to the Abilities of 



246 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

those who have apply'd for Possession of Lands and will always 
persevere therein tho notwithstanding all our Care We may at 
some Times be deceiv'd which is not the Case of Gray and Kent 
who have laid a very heavy & undeserved Charge against Us as 
appears by M' Secretary Martyn's Letter of the 2* of January 
last. 

The Affair of Gray & Shepherd is, That on the third Day of 
March 1746/7 Peter Shepherd petitioned this Board for five 
hundred Acres of Land as set forth in a Minute of the twenty 
second of April 1747 wherein his Request was granted; But be- 
ing afterwards informed by the Surveyor that there was not a 
Sufficiency of Land on the Island for Shepherd and Barksdale, 
the said Barksdale having a prior Possession as will also appear 
by a Minute of the 6th of January 1746/7, which occasioned 
Shepherd to renew his Petition for the like Quantity of Lands at 
New Savvannah near those belonging to Daniel Dourouzeaux, 
which Request was granted by a Minute of the sixth of January 
1747/8, and a Warrant was issued to the Surveyor to run out 
the Same, which Lands were then and still are Vacant. 

On the ninth of January 1747/8 William Gray petitioned this 
Board for five hundred Acres of Land situated at New Savvan- 
nah Setting forth that He had been possessed of the Same up- 
wards of seven Years by the Consent and Approbation of General 
Oglethorpe : We then observed to Him that if He was possessed 
of the said Lands by Consent of General Og^lethorpe twas as 
good a Title as We could give him and that no Body would at- 
tempt or should molest him in the said Possession until the Trus- 
tees Pleasure should be known ; He reply'd, He was well satisfied 
with the Title he had if he continued to possess it himself, but that 
he had sold it to Captain Alexander Wood, and had entered into 
a large Penalty to make good his Title, Upon his attempting to 
do it. His Title was thought precarious by the Purchaser, and 
Nothing would content Him but the Approbation of this Board, 
which they thought in Prudence they could not give, forasmuch 
as it would appear that they approved of the Sale of Lands, which 
the Trustees have wholly reserved to themselves ; He was there- 
fore advised by Us to petition their Honours in whose Power it 



COLONIAL RECO&DS. 247 

wholly was : Soon after this, we were informed that the Surveyor 
had run out the said Lands for Peter Shepherd ; But upon a Sec- 
ond Consideration He refused to put the said Shepherd into 
Possession, therefore the Lands remain still in the Possession of 
Gray or Wood, which said Wood at present occupies them. What 
is meant by Doctor Meads informing the Trustees that Captain 
Kent is in the same Circumstances with William Gray & that 
Part of his Land is granted to another, is what really We do not 
understand ; forasmuch as He never was possessed of any Lands 
in Georgia but five himdred Acres on Wilmington Island adjoin- 
ing to those possessed by M' John Barnard ; which Lands about 
two Years ago (as we are informed) He bequeathed and made 
over by Deed of Gift to Timothy the Son of the aforesaid John 
Barnard : If this is what is insinuated, it cannot be laid to our 
Charge, being a Thing we were wholly ignorant of untill this 
Inquiry. 

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning 

Friday the fifth Day of May 1749. 

In a Letter from this Board to M' Secretary Mart)m of the 
fifth of November last, the State of the Church was particularly 
set forth, and all that We can add to it now, is, that it wants 
Nothing to compleat it, but the Seats Pulpit and Commimion 
Table, all which will be finished in a little Time : The particular 
Account of the Expences hitherto is herewith transmitted; And 
We make no Doubt but that the Trustees will enable Us to de- 
fray the Same. 

The Board has observed what the Trustees make Mention 
of in Regard to the Disbanding of Lieu* General Oglethorpe's 
Regiment, and we are informed that the Same will not be dis- 
banded, untill the Whole are brought together, which must take 
up some Time, One of the Companys being at Augusta. 

M' Henry Bourquin having renewed his Petition for five hun- 
dred Acres of Land situated on the North Side of the South 
Branch of the Little Ogeechee River, and did now fully satisfy 
the Board that He would immediately come and settle the Same; 
We knowing him to be a Man of sufficient Substance and a very 



248 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

good Planter allowed of his Petition, believing it will be agreeable 
to the Trustees. 

At the same Time Benedict Bourquin also renewed his Petition 
for three hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be adjoining those 
petitioned for by his Brother Henry, who likewise satisfied the 
Board with his industrious Inclinations, whose Request was also 
granted We knowing the two Brothers to be worthy Men himi- 
bly recommend them to the Trustees Favour. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the twenty third Day of 
May in the Year of our Lord 1749. 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



The Board being informed by Lieu^ Coll' Heron that he had 
appointed the first Day of June for the Disbanding of General 
Oglethorpe's Regiment, And the Company from Augusta a pass- 
ing by here on Sunday last, occasioned us to think it was time that 
two of the Assistants should repair to Frederica (as ^ order 
from the Trustees) to be present at the Disbanding of the same; 
whereupon Mess" William Spencer and Samuel Marcer who 
were appointed for that Service, were desir'd to set out as soon 
as conveniently they could, when they Acquainted us they would 
set out the next Morning. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 249 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Saturday the Tenth Day of June 
in the Year of our Lord 1749. 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
Samuel Marcer I 



Mess" William Spencer and Samuel Marcer who are just re- 
turned from Frederica, and Acquainted the Board that they 
Arrived there on the Twenty Sixth of May about Noon, and 
where greatly surpriz'd to find that the Day appointed for the 

(sio) 

Disbanding of the Regiment was alter'd from the first of Jime to 
the Twenty Ninth of May, and the Men mostly intoxicated with 
Liquor occasioned (as they were informed) by the Money paid 
them for their Arrears and Second Suit of Cloathing, which was 
generally thought to be artfully contriv'd by the Commanding 
Officer, who had before their Arrival drafted to form the Three 
Companys such as were most desirous to stay in Georgia But 
however when the Day of Disbanding came, there were 151 
Men who declared themselves desirous to remain in this Colony 
and received His Majesty's Bounty of Five Pounds each accord- 
ingly Those 151. Men together with their Wives and Children 
make in the whole 248. Souls ; But what part of those will take 
up Lands or where, could not at that time be come at, the Men 
declaring they would take an Opportunity of looking for Lands 
where they liked best. But the whole insisted upon having the 
Trustees Allowance of Provisions, when they Acquainted them 
that as soon as they had pitched on their Lands and Setled there- 
on the Provisions should be provided for them : Which this Board 
were at a loss how to provide for, The Trustees having made no 
Provision for the same. 

Cap* Patrick Sutherland conceiving that the Lands lately ap- 
propriated for M' John Stephens were more agreable and con- 
venient for his purposes than the Lands heretofore Allotted him, 
had prevailed on M' Stephens to Surrender the same in his favour 



250 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

on Condition that he could obtain him from this Board the like 
Quantity of Land on the South Side of the great Ogeechee or any 
other Place he should find Vacant. They now both attended this 
Board (Viz^) Cap* Sutherland and Cap* James Mackay in behalf 
of his son in Law M' John Stephens to obtain their approbation^ 
We readily complyed with their Request not doubting but that 
the Trustees would as readily confirm the same. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants for the 
Colony of Georgia on Thursday the Fifteenth Day of 
June 1749. 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker '^ 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 



Assistants 



Cap* George Dunbar having been disappointed in the Posses- 
sion of the Lands designed him near Darian and as M' Verelst in 
a Letter of the Tenth of January 1748 required this Board to 
Accommodate him with Lands as will best Suit his intended pur- 
pose with a right of Commonage as was before Granted him: 
He now Acquaints this Board that he can find no other Lands 
more commodious for his Purpose than Isla Island scituated on 
the River Savannah and opposite to Joseph's-Town which Island 
is supposed to contain One Thousand Acres of Land tho' the cer- 
tain Quantity to us is unknown ; We having always a Strict Re- 
gard to the Trustees Orders and a desire to accommodate those 
they should recommend and having likewise a just sence of Cap* 
Dunbar's Merits ; The Board therefore thought proper to Allow 
him Five Hundred Acres of Land on the said Island together 
with a Right of Commonage thereon if the Trustees should think 
proper to confirm the same. 

True Copy 

NlCH" RiGBY CI 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 261 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia in America from Wednesdays 
the fifthteenth Day of Jtme 1749 Exclusive to Tuesday the 
twelvth Day of September 1749 Inclusive. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the twenty second Day of Jtme 1749. 

r William Stephens President 

I Henry Parker ^ 

Present < William Spencer I 

Samuel Marcer 1 

L Patrick Graham J 



I Samuel Marcer ^Assistants 



The President yesterday received a Letter from M' Secretary 
Martyn of the Eleventh of March 1748/9 which he now com- 
municated to the Board : And They can't help observing, that the 
Contents of the said Letter, must put a Stop to the future Prog- 
ress of the Silk Manufacture ; But however as this Board is thor- 
oughly sensible of the Utility of that Branch of Business They 
will leave Nothing in their Power tmdone towards propagating 
and promoting the Same. 

M" Camuse, from the Time of her Suspension, left the Colony 
in Discontent, retired to Purysburgh, and is since dead. Since 
which Time, the Widow Anderson has been employed in that 
Business. 

M' John Ludwig Myer petitioned this Board Setting forth in 
his said Petition that He has been for some Years an Inhabitant 
of this Colony and hitherto has had no Possession of any Lands 
Therefore desired that He might have One hundred Acres of 
Land at a Place heretofore known by the Name of Parkers Mill 
The Board being well satisfied of his Character and knowing him 
to be a Man, that the Trustees takes Notice Of, readily granted 
his Request. 

Messieurs Spencer and Marcer delivered in an Account of 



"262 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

their Expences when attending at Frederica on the Disbanding of 
General Oglethorpes Regiment; Which amounted to the Sum of 
Eleven Pounds, nine Shillings and six Pence Sterling, which said 
Sum was ordered to be paid. And therefore the Sum of Twelve 
Pounds in Sola Bills was issued for the said Purpose. 

At the same Time They delivered to this Board an Inventory 
of what Stores were left at Frederica, returned to them by Wil- 
liam Abbott the Constable there; Whom they had appointed to 
take the Same, and in whose Care they are ordered to remain 
imtil the Trustees Pleasure is farther known. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
twenty fourth Day of July in the Year of our Lord 

1749- 

r William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 

Present J "^'^^'^^ Spencer 
t'resent ^ Samuel Marcer V 



Assistants 
James Habersham 



Patrick Graham 



The Board being assembled, the President acquainted them 
that on Saturday last, he received a Message from M' Thomas 
Bosomworth, acquainting him that the Night before, he arrived 
with three Chiefs from the Creek-Nation (Viz^) Malatchee,whom 
they call the Emperor and two others, and desired a short confer- 
ence with him ; the President returned for answer that he would 
be ready to see them in an Hours Time, but in the Interim a great 
Shower of Rain fell, (which it was supposed) prevented their 
coming, that Afternoon. — Whereupon the President thought it 
prudent the next Morning to take M' Graham with him to wait 
on them at M' Bosomworth's House, where they were soon 
made to understand, that all the Chiefs of the Creek Nation 
would be here in a few Days ; that M" Bosomworth said, that it 
had been reported for two Years past among her People in the 
Nation, That She was to be sent Home in Irons, and She having 



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designed to go Home in one of the Transport Ships that lately 
sailed from this Port; M' Bosomworth hurried up into the Na- 
tion to bring Malatchee and other Chiefs, that he could then 
most conveniently get, to come down with him to see that She 
went on Board voluntarily, both She and her Husband, adding, 
that they did not know what the Consequence would be, if she 
should go oflf without their seeing her ; and that M' Bosomworth 
had likewise engaged the Chiefs of the Creeks to follow him 
down, and expected them here in seven or eight Days. — ^This 
Report alarmed the Board, and especially that a private Man 
should take upon him (contrary to the the express Tenor of the 

(bic) 

Act) without previous Orders or Authority to bring down suclv 
a Body of Indians, at a Time when no Provision was made for 
them. — The Board by this and other corroborating Circumstances 
have too much Reason to suspect that the Bosomworths were 
carrying on some Secret and dangerous designs, and therefore- 
deputed two of their Members to wait on them to know if they 
or the Indians had any particular Business with the Board ; and 
if they had, they would be ready to receive them, and hear their 
Business to Morrow Morning at eight o'Clock. — M" Bosom- 
worth replied that the Indians now here had no Business with the 
Board, but came down to see her go oflf as before mentioned, but 
when the Body came down (which they expected in ten or four- 
teen Days) in order to meet her Brother Abraham, whom they 
had appointed their Agent to transact their Aflfairs in England, 
they would then hear what he had done, and Settle aflfairs so, that 
for the future, there may be no farther diflference, and that then^ 
the Indians would deliver their Talk in Publick Court before all 
the People, which both She and her Brother Adam Bosomworth 
seem'd to repeat in a menacing Manner. 

This occasioned an immediate enquiry of those, who were sup- 
posed to know something of the aflfair, of whom suflScient was 
learned to put Us upon our guard particularly in deceiving us in. 
the Number ; whom they reported to be about Fifty, but we are 
now all assured, that their Numbers are upwards of One Him- 
dred ; That their Business was, that if Abraham Bosomworth did 
not bring them a satisfactory Answer from England, to what- 



254 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

they had intrusted him with, they were determined in a Publick 
Manner to forbid any of the King's Subjects Setling any where 
above the flowing of the Tide, reserving three Islands (Viz*) Us- 
sebaw, S* Catherine's and Sapala, whidi they intend publickly to 
possess the Bosomworths of, together with the Lands between 
this Town and Pipemakers Creek; being now resolved to have 
the affair finally ended, from whence our Informants were pleased 
to say, that if We did not Act with the utmost regard and caution, 
that great Confusion and Distractions might follow. 

The Board Adjourned 'till to Morrow Morning to consider 
what further shall be done in so Critical an Affair. 

Tuesday the 25"* July 1749. 

The Board being met, and every Member having duely 
Weighed and considered the transactions of Yesterday, They 
were unanimous of Opinion that the first and most expedient 
Step was, to get a good Interpreter; former experience having 
convinced them, that no trust can be given to M" Bosomworth 
in an Affair so nearly concering the Interest of herself and Fami- 

(fllo) 

ly, which Interpreter could not be got without considerable ex- 
4)ence, none proper for the Occasion being to be had nearer than 
Augusta or Charles-Town ; and no Provision being made by the 
Government for defraying the distribution of the Presents and 
other Indian Expences, and as the charges of M' Graham's late 
Journey to Charles-Town and expences there, together with the 
Freight of the Presents hither, has already amounted to near 
Sixty Pounds Sterling, and as larger expences are daily ex- 
pected to accrue from this extraordinary Visit; The Board con- 
ceived, that the Agent was under an absolute necessity (as 
no provision was made) to draw on M' Verelst the Agent in 
England for the Sum of One Hundred and fifty eight Pounds 
•fifteen Shillings and one penny, in two drafts one in favour of 
M' Patrick Graham for Fifty eight Pounds fifteen Shillings and 
one penny, to defray the former expences the other in favour of 
Mess" Harris and Habersham for One Hundred Pounds to an- 
.swer the Daily growing expences on this Occasion. 

The Rev* M' Bolzius petitioned the Board, setting forth in his 



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said Petition, that he was desirous of Three Hundred Acres of 
Land, for himself and Successors; and other Three Hundred 
Acres of Land for the Rev* M' Lemke and his Successors, as 
Glebes for Ever for the Ministers of the Township of Ebenezer, 
and did at the same time request other Three Hundred Acres of 
Land as Glebes for a third Minister, whom they expected soon 
from Europe; all which Lands to be situated on the Back of a 
Body of Germans lately settled near Abercom. — The Board hav- ' 
ing well and duly considered the several requests, thought proper 
to Allow the Three Hundred Acres, requested by M' Bolzius to 
be inunediately laid out, and put him in possession of the same 
for the Purposes before mentioned, and the two other Tracts of 
three Hundred Acres each to be kept in Reserve, until the Trus- 
tees pleasure be known, They, not being satisfied, what quantity 
of Glebes their Honours will be pleased to Allow to that Place, 
but this they beg leave to observe, that M' Bolzius mentions, they 
may soon have occasion to Build a Church near to the Situation 
of the said Lands, there being already a considerable Body of 
Germans settled there, and a larger Number expected to settle 
in that Neighbourhood. 

The Board Adjourned 'till to Morrow Morning. 

Wednesday the 26"* July 1749. 

The Board being met, it was thought prudent to write a Letter 
to acquaint the Trustees with our dangerous Situation. 

M' James Fraser on behalf of himself and others of Augusta 
delivered a Memorial to the Board, setting forth that the Inhabi- 
tants of that Place, had subscribed and gathered a considerable 
Sum of Money, for the Building of a Church there; that they 
intended to Build the same adjoining to the Fort, but as many 
Inconveniences might arise from such a Situation, they now de- 
sire that the same may be built on some part of the Common 
belonging to the Town. — The Board having duly considered the 
Memorial, did hereby Authorize James Fraser, and the other In- 
habitants of Augusta to take a peice of Ground in the said Com- 
mon, not exceeding two Acres, to Build the said Church and for 
the Burial Place of the Dead. 



266 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Just as we were sending Messengers to Charles-Town and Au- 
gusta for an Interpreter, Providence provided us with one (Viz^) 
John Kenard, who was one of the two Persons, we proposed to- 
get, and is the second best Interpreter in the Nation. 

Pursuant to the Trustees advice, the Board have appointed the 
first Monday in every Month to meet, and dispatch the Business, 
that may be laid before them. 

Thursday the 2f^ July 1749. 

The President having received a Letter from M" Bosomworth^ 
which Appeared to him to be calculated for dangerous purposes, 
and knowing that all the Members were in Town, thought proper 
to call them together to advise on the «ame, and they were of 
opinion not to make any Comment thereon, but leave it to speak, 
for itself. 

"Savannah 27*^ July 1749. 
"Sir 

"The head King Malatchee desires me to acquaint you, that 
"when any Person of consequence from their Friends the Eng- 
"lish arrives in their Towns, it is customary amongst them to- 
"receive them with every mark of friendship and esteem they 
"can possibly shew them by inviting them to and entertaining of 
"them at their little Hutts with the best they have got, whether 
"they knew of their Arrival before or not. 

"That he and the next head Man have already been Six Days 
"in your Town without receiving such instance of friendship and 
"respect as have at all times been shewn them at other Places 
"which he says makes his Heart very sorry to think that the 
"White People should be Cross and want to Break that Friend- 
"ship which has long subsisted betwixt them. 

"That tho they did not come here at the Invitation of the Pub- 
"lick, but partly upon hearing that I was going for England in 
"order to See me and to remove all Jealouses and Suspicions 
"which have been so Artfully insinuated amongst them by those 
"who were no Friends to the English or to them (Viz*) that I 
"was to be Sent for Home in Irons and to be Hanged &c. and 
"partly to receive answers to the Talks given to Liu* Coll"* Alex^ 



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"Heron transmitted to the great King by Brother Abraham who 
"they expected as by Advices they had received was arrived at 
"this Place before now it being the General Opinion of the Na- 
"tion that all Business of a Publick as well as private nature to 
"the Satisfaction of all People might best be concluded before 
"I left the Country was the Reason that He ordered all the Heads 
"of the Nation to be down in six Days after him which are now 
"expired and some Indians are come and the rest expected very 
"soon Therefore he hopes you have provided Provisions and 
"other Necessaries for their Reception and when the Head Man 
"come together and Brother Abraham is arrived here which is 
"Hourly expected he hopes that all Talks will be Streight and 
"good but as such Publick expences are too great to be defrayed 
"any longer by a private Person you'll please to let them know 
"as soon as you conveniently can what answer is to be given to 
"them. 

"I am 

"Sir your very Humble Serv* 
(Sign'd) "Mary Bosom worth 

"To William Stephens Esq"" Agent 
"for Indian Affairs &c. 

The Board advised the President to invite Malatchee and the 
two other Chiefs; to Dine with him and the Members of the 
Board to Morrow at his own House, and also the Interpreter, in 
order to Efface any bad Impressions they may have received, and 
to cultivate a good Understanding, and at the same time the In- 
terpreter was ordered to keep pretty close with them, and give 
them some small entertainments to humour them, and endeavour 
to penetrate M' Bosomworth's designs in bringing them down 
here unsent for. 



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258 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday 
the 7^ August 1749. 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Prev;pnf J William Spencer 
iresent \ Samuel Marcer > Assistants 
Patrick Graham I 
t James Habersham J 

The President acquainted this Board, that since the Day the 
Chiefs Dined with them, and from the Discourse they then had, 
they had behaved themselves more orderly, but as their Body 
was now considerably increased, and several other Chiefs had 
joined them, they began to behave very clamorous, demanding 
large quantities of Provisions, and other things not less expen- 
sive, which induced him to desire the opinion of this Board to 
what length he might necessarily go. — They were of opinion 
that, as those Indians came with different designs from any other 
Body of Indians that ever came here, and were highly Spirited 
up by the Bosomworths, that necessity would oblidge him to treat 
them with all the civility and candour, that could be used (not- 
withstanding the expences would be very large) in order to cir- 
cumvent them, in their malicious and wicked designs. 

Adjourned till to Morrow. 

Tuesday the 8"* August 1749. 

The Board being met, the Interpreter came from the Chiefs 
requiring a quantity of Provisions to be Sent to Fort Argyle, to 
their followers. Women and Children for their Subsistance, imtil 
they came to Town ; accordingly two Men with Horses were sent 
there with what was necessary for that purpose. 

Several other Matters came before the Board, but as Occur- 
rances relating to the Indians hourly accrued. It was thought 
prudent to postpone all other Business, in Order to have a more 
WatchfuU Eye over the conduct of the Bosomworths and the 
Indians, until they should be dispatched. 



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The Board likewise advised Coll® Stephens as Commander to 
have the Militia of the Town and places adjacent in readiness in 
t:ase of danger approaching. 

Wednesday the 9*^ August, 1749. 

The Board being Still Assembled, Hourly Occurrances hap- 
pened this Day, but nothing very material, only different party 
of Indians came down the River (without previous notice to 
them) in Boats provided by Bosomworth, notwithstanding they 
having been Acquainted by the Interpreter, the Boats were pro- 
vided to bring them down from the Cow-pen on Friday Morning, 
when they should be received, agreeable to the usual Custom. 

Thursday the 10"* August 1749. 

The Board being met they could not help taking notice of the 
extraordinary Behaviour of the last Party of these Indians, who 
came down the River in the middle of the Night, Fireing their 
Guns all the way in menacing and insulting Manner, which was 
occasioned by Bosomworth sending up his Boat last Night, even 
against Tide as soon as he heard the Interpreter was going with 
Provisions to detain them there, 'till Friday Morning. 

The Board thought it adviseable, that the Interpreter should 
acquaint the Chiefs, that they should be received to Morrow 
Morning by the Militia on their own Lands at the place where 
Musgrove formerly lived, and it was ordered that the Path 
should be cleared of the Brush from thence to the Town for their 
better accommodation, and five Men were employed to do the 
same. — One of these Men acquainted M' Russell (who had the 
care of them) that Whonny (a Slave Indian to M' Bosomworth) 
brought a Message from his Master and Mistress, that they must 
not cut over his Master M' Bosomworth's Line, of which M' 
Russell acquainted this Board, and was told, it was for the con- 
venience of the Indians, and they should go on with their Work, 
and pay no regard to such Orders, which Message was twice af- 
terwards repeated by the same Person from M' Bosomworth, 
but our Men continued their Work, being then on the Town side 
of the Line. — Soon after M' Russell went to see how the Men, 



260 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

who were then within the Indians Line, went on with their Work,, 
and in returning back was met by M' Bosomworth, his Wife, 
Brother Adam, Malatchee and other Indians. — M" Bosom- 
worth asked him by whose orders those People were employed, 
M' Russell answered, by Order of the President and Assistants. — 
She told him that the Indians would not suffer them to go beyond 
their Line, M' Russell reply'd, if they were displeased, it was 
proper they should Speak to the President. — M*" Russell left 
them, and they went to the Men that were at work, where M" 
Bosomworth told them to leave off, they replyed, that they should 
continue their work, 'till ordered to have done by those that em- 
ployed them. — M" Bosomworth then repeatedly threatned them 
at their Peril to go any farther, and immediately the Indians 
seized their Tools, and carried them without their Line, and 
threw them down. - : 

The Board were not a little Surprized at this extraordinary 
Behaviour of the Indians, who they well knew were Spirited up 
by the Bosomworths, which too apparently presaged the fulfill- 
ing of what we were told, we might expect from that Quarter, as 
mentioned in the Minutes of the 24*** Ultimo. — And as the In- 
habitants of this Town were much insensed at such Behaviour, it 
was judged expedient by the Board to prevent any farther un- 
easiness, to invite all the Chiefs to a Supper this Evening, where- 
by they might have an opportunity to convince them of their be- 
ing misled, and that the Path was cut for their better accommo- 
dation, and as a pure Mark of Esteem. 

Fryday the 11"* August 1749. 

As this Day was appointed for a Publick Conference with the 
Indians, all the Members of the Board gave an early attendance, 
and were in hopes that the last Night's Entertainment had it's 
desired Effect. — The Indians (after being well Acquainted with 
the intentions of the Board in clearing the Path, and the Sinister 
Views of the Bosomworths in making them imeasy) declared, 
that they had been misinformed, and as one of the Chiefs, who is 
closly Attached to the Bosomworths, had been instrumental in 
fomenting these misunderstandings. — Malatchee said that as. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 261 

Tie had found him a Lyer, he should not speak as his Mouth any 
more, and desired the Affair might be entirely dropt, and that 
We may Spend the Evening, and drink a Glass as Friends. 

The President as Agent for Indian Affairs, desired the Board 
to take next into Consideration in what manner those Indians 
should be received, and what should be the Subject of Conver- 
sation with them, but notwithstanding, that great pains had been 
taken to penetrate their, or rather the designs of their Advisers, 
it was difficult to determine, what could be said to them, 'till they 
had opened themselves more freely; and as this affair appeared 
to be attended with some uncommon Difficulties, The President 
(urging the Infermities attending old Age) desired one of the 
Board might particularly Assist him in carrying on the intended 
■Conference, and accordingly M' Henry Parker was unanimously 
requested to give him his Assistance. 

The Militia being under Arms ag^eable to previous Notice, 
and a party of Horse being formed of Young Men in this Town 
and from the Neighboring Plantations, Cap* Noble Jones, who 
on this Occasion was appointed by Coll"* Stephens to command 
the whole Militia, was ordered to receive these Indians with the 
Horse in the Limits of their Land, and to acquaint them (as 
we had certain information they were Armed) that they would 
not be suffered to March into the Town Armed, agreable to the 
usual Custom from the Settlement of the Colony. 

The Board likewise ordered a plain and handsome Entertain- 
ment at the President's House, where they were to be received, 
and every Step was taken to put things in such a Disposition as 
might Shew, that they were received with the greatest Marks of 
Esteem and Friendship. 

After these measures had been previously consulted and or- 
dered. The President with the Members of the Board took a 
turn to view the Militia under Arms, and it was with the greatest 
pleasure, that they observed the whole (near One Hundred and 
Seventy Men) to to be drawn up in the compleatest order, and 

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full of Spirits, more particularly occasioned by the insults already 
offered, which they knew flowed originally from the Bosom- 



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worths. — Part of these were a small Body of Horse, Headed by 
Quarter-Master John Millidge, which made a good appearance. 

About Ten o'Clock Cap^ Jones, Marched at the Head of the 
Horse to receive the Indians on their Land, and agreeable to his 
Orders acquainted them, that he must not suffer them to March 
into the Town Armed, whereupon every Man discharged his 
peice, and laid them down, and as it appeared to be a Salute, the 
Compliment was returned by the Horse. — They then Marched, 
and at the Head of the Indians appeared M*" Thomas Bosomworth 
in his Canonical Habit with his Brother Adam, next followed 
Malatchee and M" Bosomworth, and the rest according to their 
Custom to the Parade, where the Foot were drawn up in order 
to receive them, and at the same time they were Saluted with 
Fifteen peices of Cannon. — The Foot then Marched in the Front, 
and the Horse brought up the Rear to the President's House, 
when He and the Members of this Board received the Indians 
in the most kind and Courteous Manner; and M' Thomas and 
Adam Bosomworth, both withdrew. — As customary the Chiefs 
were placed in Order, and Pipes and Glasses were handed around. 
— Soon after a Discourse ensued, when it was presently discov- 
ered they had other things in view, than merely to pay us a 
friendly visit, Malatchee declaring, that they had no Talk to de- 
liver, 'till they saw Abraham Bosomworth, and knew what he 
brought from the great King in answer to a Talk, they had Sent 
by him. — He was then Asked, what induced him to come down 
here tmsent for, and occasion so great an expence, for if their 
Business was to see a private Person, that Person must support 
them, and answer all Damages they should do. — He Answered 
that they had been informed, that Mary (meaning M" Bosom- 
worth) was to be sent Home in Irons, and he was come to See, 
and if it was so, he would untie her. — It was replyed, that no 
such design was known here, but if She had done any thing to 
deserve it, as we looked upon her as a Subject of the King of 
Great Britain, we should tie her, and send her home without ask- 
ing their Liberty. — Likewise Malatchee said, that M" Bosom- 
worth, was to give and receive all Talks from them and us, upon 
which M" Bosomworth assumed to be the Head and Chief of 



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that Nation declaring, herself to be Empress and Queen of the 
Upper and Lower Creeks, and that She could command every 
Man to follow her. — She was then Asked, if she was not a Sub- 
ject of the King of Great Britain? She answered, She owed 
him no Allegiance otherwise, than in Alliance, being herself a 
Sovereign. — While every one were industriously engaged in 
entertaining them with Pipes and Glasses, Several contraverted 
points past, which greatly displeased M" Bosomworth, and Din- 
ner coming on the Table, She was courteously intreated to par- 
take thereof, the Indians having been invited the Night before,, 
but She abruptly rose up and Spoke to the Indians to follow her,, 
upon which Malatchee and five other did, and Six remained, two 

(8ic) 

of which are allowed to be of equal esteem and authority with 
Malatchee in the Nation. 

Thus after all the trouble the Inhabitants had been put to, and 
the expence the Indians have Occasioned, This Board were sorry 
to find that their good endeavors were so far frustrated by the 
Pride and Ambition of one Family, whom nothing will satisfie, 
but a dangerous and unallowable Sovereignty ; a right to the f a^ 
greatest part of the Lands of this Colony, and a Moiety of those 
Goods that his Majesty has graciously Sent as a present to the 
Indians in Friendship with this and the Neighbouring Colony, 
which Pretentions this Board are determined not to g^ve the least 
Countenance to, but will always oppose by every Justifiable Meth- 
od, as faithful Subjects to his Majesty. 

Saturday the 12"* August 1749. 

Yesterday about 5 o'Clock in the Afternoon, when it was ex- 
pected all was quiet for that Evening, and the Militia discharged 
from under Arms, the Town was suddenly Alarmed by the beat 
of a Drum, through the Streets at the Head of a great Number 
of Indians, and at the same time a false report was Spread, that 
ColP Stephens's Head was cut off, which so exasperated the In- 
habitants, that near One Htmdred (including the Horsemen) 
were tmder Arms in a few Minutes, and Rendezvoused in the Up- 
per Square, where the Indians were then on their March.— Prov- 



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identially the Members of the Board being near and unarmed, 
run in and stopped the Indians on their March, and Seized M*" 
Adam Bosomworth at their Head, together with a White Servant 
of M*" Bosomworths, who was the Linguist, and immediately in 
the face of the Indians committed them to Prison. — Our Inhab- 
itants were so enraged, that it was with the greatest difficulty, 
they could be prevented fireing on them, and had not the Mem- 
bers of this Board Stood before the Indians, 'till they were in- 
duced to disperse, it was feared the Consequence would have been 
fatal. — In the mean time all means were used to make the Chiefs 
sensible of their Misbehaviour, and they Voluntarily proposed to 
go to the President's House to drink a Glass of Wine, and talk 
the Affair over. — They were hardly got to the Steps of the Pres- 
ident's Door, when M" Bosomworth like a Mad and Frantick 
Woman came running in among them, endeavouring all she could 
to irretate the Indians afresh, upon which our Militia continued 
under Arms, not thinking it proper to disperse, 'till they Saw her 
violent Behaviour suppressed. — But she being treated with too 
much Lenity and endeavour'd to be reasoned into temper, to pre- 
vent her nming on her own ruin, She rose to such a pitch of In- 
solence, as repeatedly to threaten the Lives of some of the Mag- 
istrates, and the destruction of the Colony, through her influ- 
ence with, and command over the Indians, and before a great 
Number of People, said you talk of your White Town, your Gen- 
eral and his Treaties, a fig for your General, you have not a Foot 
of Land in the Colony, and Stamping with her Foot on the 
Ground impudently said, That very Ground was her's. — Where- 
upon She was ordered under confinement into a private House. — 
She seeing the Resolution that was taken to resent her insolence, 
became more submissive, and desired to go into the President's 
House, where she was immediately introduced with the Chiefs. — 
After some very Sharp Talk to her and the Indians about their 
insufferable Behaviour, Malatchee earnestly and frequently de- 
sired, that the whole might be dropt, and that Adam Bosomworth 
might be sent for out of Prison, Urging that He had drawn him 
into this Scrape, and he supposed that on his Account, He was 
now Locked up. — This being a matter of too great Consequence 



COi-ONlAL RECORDS. 266 

to be easily Submitted to ; It was insisted that M' Thomas Bosom- 
worth should immediately appear, and enter into an Engage- 
ment, that himself, Wife and Brother, together with the Indian 
Chiefs, should meet this Board at eight o'Clock this Morrow. — 
After some time he came, when he appeared almost as insolent 
as his Wife had done before, but was soon made to understand, 
that we were not to be freightned and Threatned into a compli- 
ance with his Mischevious and self interested designs, but knew 
how, and had Resolution likewise to treat him and his Family 
as they deserved. — After this, He thought proper to Submit, 
and with Tears condemned his Wife's and Brother's conduct, 
and beged for favour, promising that he, his Wife and Brother 
(if he was released for that Night) would appear with the In- 
dian Chiefs this Morning as required, upon which Adam Bosom- 
worth was sent for, and entered into the same engagement, all 
promising the Indian Chiefs, should have no Liquor from them 
that Night. 

This Disturbance was sufficient to occasion the Commander 
of the Militia to double the Guard, and the Troop of Horse came 
to a Resolution and offered their Service, which was kindly ac- 
cepted, that though they were on their own expence, they would 
be on constant Duty Day and Night, 'till these Indians should de- 
part from hence, and that Six of their Troop should every Night 
duly Patrol! round and through the Streets of this Town. 

This Morning about eight o'Clock M' Bosomworth sent a 
Message to the President to Acquaint him, the Indian Chiefs were 
all Drunk, and could not attend: But the Board being well in- 
formed by the Patroles, who kept a Watchful Eye over them all 
Night, that the Bosomworths contrary to their engagements, se- 
duced these Indians to their House, where they kept them Drink- 
ing 'till Day light, and used all means to Stir them up to be as- 
sisting in their Wicked designs, and prevent any good effect, 
which this intended Morning's Meeting was expected to produce. 
— The Board hereupon, sent to M' Bosomworth, acquainting 
him, that it was required, that He, his Wife and Brother should 
attenci them immediately whether the Indians were capable or 
not, otherwise necessity would require, that they should be forth- 



266 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

with confined, in order to prevent any farther Mischief. — Where- 
upon M" Bosomworth and her Brother Adam attended, and en- 
deavoured to impose upon the Board, by forgeing an idle excuse 
for the non attendance of M' Thomas Bosomworth, though We 
well knew, He was in the same condition with his Compinions the 

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Indians. — After some Conversation suitable to their Behaviour, 
both appearing very submissive, professing their sorrow for what 
had past, and promising amendment for the future, they were 
allowed 'till two o'Clock in the Afternoon to Meet this Board 
with the Chiefs. 

The Board after duly considering of what was past, and being 
desirous to make use of every Assistance, thought proper to send 
for Some Gentlemen then in Town, who had been conversant 
among the Creek-Indians; and after some conversation with 
them, it was judged prudent, that they should endeavour to get 
some of the soberest and leading Men of the Chiefs, and try if 
they could open their Eyes to See into the pernicious designs of 
the Bosomworths (equally, if not more hurtful to them, than to 
us,) by a familiar and private Conversation. — To this end they 
were requested to entertain them, and what needful expence they 
should be at, would be readily defrayed. — This had its desired 
effect, and about Three o'Clock, the Bosomworths not attending 
according to promise, and the Board being acquainted, that the 
Chiefs, in company with the aforesaid Gentlemen began to be 
convinced of the mistakes they had been led into, thought proper 
to joyn them. — After some Conversation, and finding Malatchee 
still kept himself at a distance at Bosomworth's House, two of 
the Chiefs were desired to wait on him, and induce him to join 
our Company. — They returned and brought an excuse from 
him, that his Head Ached, and could not come, but would the 
next Morning, which they themselves said was an idle Talk, for 
he was well. — They then were told, that to Morrow was our 
great Beloved Day, on which We did no Business, that Malatchee 
and the Bosomworths had already broke their Words, and that 
they could not any longer be depended on, therefore desired them 
to go again to Malatchee, and acquaint him with this Talk, and 



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that if he did not immediately come, M' Bosomworth, his Wife 
and Brother should be directly Locked up, for it was determined' 
to know, whether they were Friends or Foes this Night. 

This Message brought Malatchee, and after the usual Saluta- 
tions, the same Discourse, as was had with the other Chiefs, was 
resumed, and he was further told ; that our Princes and Beloved 
Men had but one Tongue, and never broke their words, and We 
could not avoid letting him know, that We suspected He had two 
Tongues. — He attempted to excuse himself, which tho' trifling, 
was easily accepted, as the Point intended was to bring him into 
the same Temper, as the other Chiefs appeared to be in. — ^As this 
Board were sensible that the Bosomworths had no farther regard 
to these Indians, than to accomplish their self interested views 
through their means, great endeavours were used to convince 
them of the same, for it was known, that M' Bosomworth had 
acquainted his Creditors, that he should receive at least one third 
part of these Presents. — This Occasioned Malatchee and the 
other Chiefs to be asked, if they were willing to receive only two 
Blankets and let Bosomworth have the third, and so in propor- 
tion of all that the Great King had sent them. — They declared 
No. — They then were told, that the Great King had sent these 
Goods to the Beloved Men here, to be by them distributed among 
the Indians in Token of his Friendship, and their steady adher- 
ence to him during the late War, and that it was their Duty ta 
protect the Indians in their rights to these Presents, and likewise 
to their Lands,* which Bosomworth pretended to claim ; that the 
Lands adjoining to this Town were Reserved for them and their 
Children to Encamp on, when they came to pay a visit to the Be- 
loved Men here; that the three Islands were likewise reserved 
for their Children and Childrens Children to hunt on, when they 
came down to see the Salt Water, and it was our Duty to prevent 
any White Men from Molesting them thereon, that this We 
should leave in Writing for our Children to know, when We were 
Dead and gone, and hoped they would tell their Children that 
they might know and Remember the same. — To this they all re- 
plyed, the Talk was very good, and that they now plainly saw, 
how much they had been imposed on, and would always Remem- 



368 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

ber it ; and Malatchee farther said, that he was now sensible, that 
the Bosomworths deceived him, and would not go to them any 
more. — He was then asked, what he meant Yesterday by allow- 
ing M" Bosomworth to be Empress and Queen of the Creek-Na- 
tion, and whether he thought She or himself was Chief there. — 
He answered with some warmth, that He did not before under- 
stand, that He was Ranked with an Old Woman, and he was 
Chief, It was then told him that it was well known, that he was 
Chief of the Lower Creeks, and when We had any Business with 
them. We should Acquaint him with it. — He seem'd now per- 
fectly satisfied, and desired all such Talks should be ended and 
thought of no more. — He was then told, that although they came 
here unsent for, yet as He and his People where here, they should 

(»ic) 

have the Presents, our great King had sent them, but as to Mor- 
row was our Beloved Day, We could do no work 'till the begin- 
ning of the Week. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
Fourteenth Day of August 1749. 

"" William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer J- Assistants 

Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



Present 



The Board being met, were glad to find, that their last Satur- 
day's conversation with the Chiefs had so good Success, they ap- 
pearing now friendly and easy, and Malatchee it's said, has not 
been so familiar at Bosomworth's House since. — Yesterday He 
and some other Chiefs attended Divine Service, and in the Even- 
ing walked out with the President and some of the Members of 
this Board, attended with the Gentlemen of the Troop on Foot 
to the Spring, where He and all the Chiefs seemed highly de- 
lighted and pleased, with the respect Shewn them, and returned 



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to the Town in the same Disposition, taking a friendly leave 
al)out the Dawn of the Evening. 

The Board took into Consideration the necessity of Dismissing 
these Indians, as they occasioned a large and growing expence, 
and put the Inhabitants to great Difficulties in keeping a con- 
stant Duty, But as they had been made to expect very large Pres- 
ents by the Bosomworths in the Nation, which occasioned the 
Agent to give them some expectations of Presents at the conclu- 
sion of their Discourse last Saturday, they were at a doubt what 
to do, as the Distribution of these Presents were solely invested 
in the two Agents of this Colony and South Carolina. — There- 
fore the President as Agent desired the Advice of this Board, 
what Method was be^t for him to pursue, in distributing the same 
to the Indians, as M' Abraham Bosomworth the Agent from Car- 
olina was not here, though long since expected, for his Brother 
Adam, who went from hence to fetch him on the arrival of the 
first of these Indians, returned Ten Days ago, and said that his 
Brother would follow him the next Day. — The Board immedi- 
ately took this into Consideration, and for the Reasons before 
mentioned, were of opinion, that it would as well answer his 
Majesty's most gracious Intentions, as the welfare of the Colony, 
for the Agent as soon as possible to make a proportionable divi- 
sion of all the Presents, and deliver a proper share of them to 
these Indians in the presence of Creditable Witnesses; and for 
as much as the Bosomworths had insinuated at several times to 
these Indians, that these Presents were sent over by their Inter- 
est, and were at the disposal of their Brother Abraham, and none 
could be given them, 'till he came, that it would be more condu- 
cive for the Peace of the Colony, and a means to lessen M" Bos- 
omworth's bad influence among them, as well as convince them, 
that Abraham Bosomworth, could not give them to whom he 
pleased. 

Tuesday the 15*^* August 1749. 

Every thing continued peaceable and quiet as Yesterday, only 
it is to be observed, that Malatchee appeared again to be discon- 
tented, and upon enquiry, it was discovered, that the Bosom- 



^70 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

worths had seduced him to their House, and it is not doubted, but 
that they had been Spiriting him into an uneasy and Jealous Dis- 
.position, and indeed from what can be observed from his Conduct, 
He appears to be a fickle, wavering and imsteady Man, little to be 
Regarded, and not to be depended upon, and to use the Native 
expression of a Chief next to himself in Authority ; "His Heart is 
like the Wind, or rather that He had no Heart at all. 

As a Resolution was taken to divide the Presents, the Presi- 
dent as Agent desired his Coadjutor M' Patrick Graham to take 
that trouble on himself. 

Wednesday the 16"" August 1749. 

M' Patrick Graham acquainted the President that He had 
Spent all Day Yesterday, and part of this in dividing the Pres- 
ents, and had ordered the proper proportion for this Body of In- 
dians to be carried to the Coimcil Chamber, adjoining the Court 
House ; Upon which the Interpreter was ordered to acquaint the 
Indians that the Presents were ready to be delivered to them at 
the Court House, where they were expected to be at Three o'- 
clock this Afternoon, and Cap^ Jones was ordered to escorte 
them there, with the Troop of Horse. 

Thursday the 17"" August 1749. 

Agreable to Orders given to Cap* Noble Jones, the Horse es- 
corted the Indians to the Court House Yesterday at Three O'- 
clock in the Afternoon, where they were all introduced and Seat- 
ed in form, being upwards of Seventy Men. — After the usual 
Ceremony of Pipes and Glasses handed round; and they being 
acquainted with the purport of this Meeting in the most friendly 
Manner. — Malatchee rose up with a frowning Coimtenance, and 
delivered a long Talk, fraught with dangerous and ill natured 
insinuations, which too evidently appeared to be dictated to him 
by the Bosomworths. — Among many other things, He declared 
that it was by Mary's (meaning M" Bosom worth's) permission, 
that we Lived here, for that she was here before the Squire 
(meaning General Oglethorpe) brought any White People; that 
-She gave them liberty to Settle; that the Lands they now lived 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 271 

•on were held under her; that all the Lands they should Settle on, 
should be held from her, for that She was the Queen and Head 
of their Nation; that her Talk was their Talk, and that what 
she said they would stand by ; often repeated that He meant no 
harm by his. Talk, and that his Heart was still streight, as he 
hoped the Beloved Men's were. — A good deal more He spoke 
to the like purpose, and was not interrupted, agreable to his de- 
sire, 'till He said he had done; and then delivered a Paper un- 
signed and dated Aug* 1749; which He desired might be 

(*lo) 

read ; the Purport whereof filled every good Subject present with 
Abhorrence and Astonishment, and especially that any Brittish 
Subject could be capable of being the Author. — The Preamble 
was filled with a Number of Indian Names, called Kings of divers 
Towns of the Upper and lower Creeks, none of whom that we 
could Understand were now present except Malatchee, and one 
other, notwithstanding it was dated August 1749, And there- 

(■Ic) 

fore must be the Production of Bosomworth, these Indians being 
here before the beginning of this Month. — After a long Pre- 
amble, the Substance was agreable to the Talk, He had before 
delivered, Stileing M" Bosomworth rightful and lawful Princess 
and Chief of their Nation (descended in a Maternal Line from 
their Lawful Emperor) by an Indian Name; and investing of 
her with a sole power and Authority to transmit all Matters, 
Causes or things whatsoever relating to Lands or otherwise with 
the Great King and his Beloved Councillors over the great Wa- 
ters, as well as with his Beloved Men on this side the Water, and 
that whatever She should do or say, was the same as done or said 
by themselves. — After this paper was Read, Malatchee observed 
our People universally displeased, and desired it again, saying 
that He did not know what was in it, and was not told it was a 
bad Talk, but would return it to the Person He had it from. — 
Some doubt arose whether the Paper should be returned, and be- 
ing imwilling to push Matters too far, and knowing the Nature 
of Indians to be such, that if it had been kept, it would have been 
a sufficient reason for them to imagine, it was Approved of, there- 
■f ore it was returned him. 



272 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The following wa^ the substance of the answers given to Ma- 
latchee's Talk; that the Great Squire on his first arrival here, 
with his People found Mary (then Wife to John Musgrove) set- 
led in a small Trading-House on this Bluff by Licence from the 
Government of South Carolina; that She then appeared to be 
in mean and low Circumstances, being only Cloathed with a Red 
Stroud Petticoat and Osnabrig Shift; that the Squire understand- 
ing, She could speak the Creek as well as the English Tongue, 
made use of her as an Interpreter, first to Tomochachi's small 
party of Indians found on this spot and afterwards to other Par- 
ties of Indians invited from the Creek Nation ; that by this means 
She became generally known among the Indians in that Nation ; 
that the Squire always paid her well, besides making her very 
extraordinary Presents for her trouble, and made her the Woman 
she now appears to be; that the Squire and the White People 
always respected her, 'till She Married Bosomworth, but She has 
since been found a Lyer; that if She was a Relation of yours 
(speaking to Malatchee) she would be looked on such, but we 
well know, that She is not of your Family, being a Daughter of a 
Woman of the Tuckabachee Town (of no Note or Family) by a 
White Man ; that the Squire could not treat with Mary for these 
Lands, She having none of her own; that the Squire sent soon 
after He first came, for all the Head and Old Men of the Nation, 
who came down ; that it was from them, that he had these Lands ; 
that he had liberty to settle White People, when and where he 
pleased; that they then said were glad the White People, came 
to settle among them, and that they did not want these Lands, 
having enough for their use where they Lived, which was a great 
way of. — As this Humour among these Indians, was infused 
into them by M" Bosomworth, through the instigation of her 
Husband, it was thought expedient to tell them; that Bosom- 
worth owed a great deal of Money among the White People; 
that for part of which, He was now tied, (meaning a Prisoner) 
and they might themselves see. He had a White Man to take care 
of him ; and that he wanted a great many of the Presents, that 
the Great King had sent to be given among the Indians, to sell to 
them for Skins, to pay his Debts. — Then a Question was put to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 273 

them, if they were willing to let him have part of these Presents 
designed for them ? they all answered No, that he should have 
none of theirs. — They were then told, that the Great King had 
sent these Presents to the Beloved Man here (pointing to the 
President) to divide and give them among them, and other In- 
dians in Friendship with him; that it was his Duty to See it 
done, and would protect them in their Rights ; that Bosomworth 
saw, He was determined to do them Justice, and that he was like 
to have done of these Presents, which made him angry, and He 
endeavoured to fill their Heads with idle Stories to break that 
old Friendship, Subsisting between them and us. — Upon which 
the Indians declared, that their Eyes were now opened, and de- 
sired this Talk might drop, for they meant no harm ; and further 
desired, that the Old Friendship subsisting might still continue 
between our Children and Childrens Children. — It is to be ob- 
served, that during this Talk, that Malatchee appeared so angry 
as to foam at his Mouth, by finding himself opposed in the execu- 
tion of the pernicious Schemes that Bosomworth had filled his 
Head with, and in one of these Heats, ordered his People to go 
out (which only the Young Men obeyed) Seemingly in great 
Warmth, the Chiefs and old Men Staying behind. — Being now 
come to a better temper. He frequently professed a Friendship, 
and said he was sorry to see the White People angry, for that 
he meant no harm by this Talk, and desired it might be forgot 
on both Sides. — It was then demanded as a token of that Friend- 
ship he professed that he would give us the Paper, he had pro- 
duced to be burnt, for we looked upon it as Nothing. — He re- 
ply'd. He must give it to the Person, he had it from, but that he 
looked upon it as nothing, as well as We. — Upon that the whole 
of our People present were desired to take Notice of what he 
said. — He was then told, that the White People looked upon that 
Paper, to be of no more consequence, than that He now saw burnt 
before them (a piece of Paper being then burnt). — He answered, 
he looked upon it as the same. — After this the Pipes and Glasses 
were again handed round, and to appearance all seemed calm and 
easy. — But as the leading Principles of the generallity of In- 
dians are Fear and Interest, so Malatchee's inconstant Behaviour, 

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274 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

gives too much reason to doubt the sincerity and continuance of 
his professed Friendship. — However as it was supposed, that 
some of these Indians, were the whole that M" Bosomworth could 
influence, or that Malatchee could lead, it was thought prudent 
to purchase them with large and handsome Presents, which might 
also tend to Countermine the dangerous designs of the Bosom- 
worths in their consequences so destructive to the Welfare of this 
Colony. — Whereupon the Presents designed them were ordered 
into the Court-House, and were delivered to every Chief in the 
most Publick and Shewey Manner, except their Ammunition, 
which they were told would be delivered them, when they went 
away, it not being proper to bring it, where there were Pipes and 
Tobacco. — But a farther Reason was, that it was not thought 
adViseable, to trust them with such a quantity of Powder, 'till 
their real Designs were farther known. — After Sitting so long, 
being tired, Malatchee desired that the Remainder of the Pres- 
ents designed for the Young Men, Women and Children here, 
and those left in their Towns, might be given them to Morrow 
Morning, and requested as a farther Proof of their good inten- 
tion, that they might smoak a friendly Pipe, and Spend the Even- 
ing with the Beloved Men in Mirth. 

Agreable to Malatchee's Request, the Members of this Board 
attended him and the other Chiefs from the Court-House to a 
Tavern about Seven o'Clock, escorted by the Troop of Horse, 
who have Shewn themselves on this occasion very alert and ready. 
— The Company had not met half an Hour, when the Conver- 
sation turned on the most friendly Topicks, and Malatchee in 
particular desired the whole to link cross Hands beginning him- 
self (which made some of the Company Smile, being Free Ma- 
sons) and then, wished that their Hearts might be for Ever so 
linked, as their Hands then were. — Immediately upon this, M" 
Bosomworth rushed into the Room, in the most violent outragi- 
ous and unseemly manner, that a Woman Spirited up with Liq- 
uor, Dnmk with passion, and disapointed in her Views could 
be guilty of. — Notwithstanding M" Bosomworth's insufferable 
Behaviour, she was treated in the civilest Language, that could 
be expressed, and told that the Company were engaged in a 



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COLONIAL RECORDS., 276 

friendly Conversation, and they were sorry she came in that 
frantick Manner, on purpose to interrupt it, and was kindly de- 
sired to withdraw. — Upon which, She declared that these People 
(meaning the Indians) were her's and that She would be, where 
they were, and that they should follow her, whereever she should 
<:ommand them. — She was then told, that her whole Behaviour 
in this Affair was an idle Farce, and all that had the least Regard 
for her, must advise her to go home, go to Bed and not expose 
herself. — She then, if possible, grew more outragious, and in the 
most insulting Manner declared, She was Empress and Queen of 
the Upper and Lower Creeks, Yea, went so far in her imagin- 
ary Sovereignty, as to call herself King, and that She could com- 
mand every Man in those Nations to follow her, and We should 
soon know it to our Cost. — It is needless to repeat, the threat- 
ening and irritating Language used by this Woman, indicating 
both her and Husband's wicked designs. — She likewise several 
times Spoke to Malatchee in the Creek Tongue with the greatest 
heat, and it was observed, that he was much irritated. — She at 
length was told; that if She did not immediately go quietly 
home, and leave of incensing the Indians to Mischief, there would 
be a necessity of confining her, as his Majesty's Subjects were 
not to be insulted and threatened through her means. — She then 
told this to Malatchee, with the most aggravating Circtunstances. 
— He then rose up incensed with Rage, foaming at the Mouth, 
like a Mad Beast, called on his People and said, tye her as soon 
as they would. He would untie her. — These threats could not 
longer be tamely suffered, therefore the Peace Officers were 
called, and she delivered to them with an order to confine her in 
a private Room in the Guard-house, 'till countermanded. — M" 
Bosomworth had publickly and at several times declared, that 
none durst confine her, and had, told the Indians, tho' she was 
threatned last Friday yet none dared to do it, but upon Seeing it 
done, they were all astonished, and quietly Sat down, except Ma- 
latchee, who was more particularly under her influence as a fit 
Tool for Mischief, and would not immediately be made easy. — 
The rest of the Chiefs perceiving this, privately withdrew one 
after another into a Back Room, and soon found means to ac- 



27« COLONIAL RECORDS. 

quaint the Members of this Board, where they were, desiring Ma- 
latchee might not know of it, as they were ashamed of his Be- 
haviour, adding that it was like the Man. 

During this confusion, one of the Chiefs, as troublesome a& 
Malatchee, Slipt unperceived out of the Room, and went to the 
House, where most of their followers lodged and ordered them 
to arm themselves, which they did. — Our People keeping a 
Watchful Eye, soon perceived it, and acquainted Cap* Jones, who 
had then the care of the Militia, upon which he ordered a party 
of Men to tell them, if they did not immediately lay down their 
Arms, they would every Man be cut of ; this deterred them ; they 
laid down their Arms and remained quiet. 

As the Peace Officers were conveying M" Bosomworth to 
Prison, M' Bosomworth who had not appeared that Day, joined 
the Officers, and insulted and abused them with many Oaths and 
Curses, which occasioned some of the Members of this Board 
to be sent for to prevent an Uproar, who took M' Bosomworth 
aside, and endeavoured to reason him into a sence of the Mistakes, 
He had led himself and Wife into. — After he was as cool as 
could be expected from a Person partly intoxicated with Liquor, 
and partly with passion. He blamed his Wife's ill conduct, but 
at the same time endeavoured to justifye and support her pretend- 
ed Rights, declaring with many Oaths sooner than She should 
loose her Birth-right, He would spend the last drop of his Blood, 
and Swearing by G — d that General Oglethorpe had ruined her, 
and deceived every Man in the Colony; That the whole was a 
Bubble, and that no Man's title to his Lands was worth that — 
(snapping his Fingers) and being Checked for Swearing, idely 
excused himself and said, He could not help it; But by G — d, 
We should all soon know the truth of what he said, adding that 
General Oglethorpe's Scheme had been to deceive all Mankind. — 
As this is Wrote, as it was Spoke, the Board think it needs no 
Explanation. 

As it was thought necessary to improve the good Disposition, 
that appeared in the Ten Chiefs that retired, the Members of 
this Board desired some Gentlemen who understood the Creek- 
Tongue to join them, after which, they spent the Evening agre- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 277 

ably, and the Chiefs often declared, that they disliked Malatchee's 
Behaviour. 

Besides the usual Guard of Horse and Foot, the whole In- 
habitants appeared alert, and most of them continued under 
Arms all Night. 

The Transactions of last Night, Obliged the Board to keep 
close to Business all this Morning, and many of the Chiefs being 
intoxicated with Liquor, the delivery of the Remainder of the 
Presents, was deferred 'till the Afternoon. 

M*" Bosomworth desired Several times this Morning to speak 
with this Board, but as they were closely confined to Business, He 
was acquainted He might come at two o'Clock, when his Busi- 
ness would be heard. 

M' Bosomworth attended at the time appointed, and the Chief 
of his Business was, to make many excuses for his own and his 
Wife's Misconduct, and promised that if a Vail was thrown over 
their late Behaviour, He would for the future shew himself a 
dutifuU Subject, and act agreable to the Character of a Clergy- 
man, and also came under the same ingagement, that he would 
use his endeavour to prevent his Wife creating any more dis- 
turbance, and that She should behave as a prudent Woman 
ought. — The Board did not fail improving this opportunity to 
expaciate upon his former and present Conduct, so inconsistant 
with the Character of a British Subject, and honest Man and a 
Clergyman, and likewise acquainted him with what punishment he 
had deserved for the many Crimes and Misdemeanors, he had 
been guilty of, which would certainly 'ere now have been in- 
flicted on him, but for the Lenity of those in Authority. — He then 
begged for Mercy, burst into a flood of Tears, desiring, That 
that Lenity might be continued, only to See his future Behaviour 
and Amendment. — The Board being willing to convince M' Bos- 
omworth, that they would be his Friends, if he himself would 
deserve it, immediately sent for his Wife, and after Talking to 
her in the same strain, as to her Husband, acquainted her with 
what he had promised on her behalf, which She likewise prom- 
ised to fulfil, and begged to be excused, and that no Notice might 
ht taken of what was past. — ^And did now Acknowledge, that 



278 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

She induced Malatchee and those Indians that withdrew with 
him to leave the Members of this Board, who had provided a 
handsome Dinner for them on Friday last, adding that She was 
in a passion, particularly occasioned at her Husband's not being 
invited. — M' Bosomworth being present, was told, his ridiculous 
appearance on that Occasion, as well as his behaviour for a 
long time past, could not be coimtenanced. 

As a proof of M"" Bosomworth's sincerity, the Board required 
that he should in presence of the Indians, who would soon be As- 
sembled in the Court-House, acknowledge his and his Wife's 
error and ill behaviour, which he readily complied with. 

Friday the iS"" August 1749. 

Yesterday about four o'Clock in the Afternoon the Indians 
were received at the Court-House, with the usual ceremonys, and 
were pretty sharply reminded of their last Night's Misbehaviour, 
especially Malatchees and M" Bosomworth's, which Occasioned 
her being Locked up, by which they might See, they were not to 
be asked, who we were to Lock up; but as they appeared now 
friendly, we were always ready to be the same, and as the Bosom- 
worths who were the fomenters of these Disturbances, had opened 
their Eyes, and were sorry for their Behaviour, M' Bosomworth 
(who was now present) would tell them the same. — Accordingly 
M' Bosomworth stood up, and told the Indians by the Interpreter, 
that his Wife had behaved very ill, particularly last Night in dis- 
turbing the Gentlemen and them, when in Company, for which 
he was very sorry, and that She justly deserved her confinement ; 
That if She had not been in the condition. She then was, she 
would not have done it; that for the future, they must deliver 
their Talk to the Beloved Man (pointing to the President) and 
his Beloved Men, and receive all Talks from them, and to have no 
regard to what M" Bosomworth said for the future, except She 
spoke from them. — Upon this the Indians declared they were 
well satisfied, and that their Hearts were Streight, as they hoped 
ours were, desiring this Talk might be for Ever dropped, and 
Malatchee in particular expressed a concern for his behaviour 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 279 

last Night, but that he had now forgot the whole and desired We 
might forget it likewise. 

As Malatchee on Wednesday last gave a long Talk without be- 
ing interrupted agreable to his desire, attended with a great deal 
of insulting Language, it was thought expedient to recapitulate 
the Substance of what was then, and at other times said to him 
and the Indians (M' Bosomworth being then present) which they 
heard without giving any interruption. — Then after the common 
Ceremonys, the Present for the Young Men, Women and Chil- 
dren of their Towns were brought in and delivered, all appearing 
well pleased. — Business being over, the Chiefs desired to Spend 
the Evening with the Beloved Men in Mirth, to convince them 
that all was forgot, and to make amends for what past last Night, 
which request was complyed to, and the Evening was spent 
agreably. 

As those Gentlemen that moimted the Horse, had attended 
here during this whole transaction on Duty, at no small expence 
to themselves, they being mostly from home, and being partic- 
ularly serviseable, and not knowing how soon their attendance 
might again be wanted, it was thought highly necessary (to keep 
up that Spirit they had Shewn) to express some peculiar Mark 
of esteem to them ; therefore the Board advised the President to 
invite them to a plain Dinner this Day, and to improve the Occa- 
sion without farther expence, likewise advised him to give an in- 
vitation to some of the Indian Chiefs. \ 

Saturday the 19"* August 1749. 

Dinner was Yesterday provided, and after a chearful enter- 
tainment, the whole were dismish^ to appearance well Satisfied. 

Towards the close of the entertainment the Indians mentioned 
their design of returning home, and desired that Boats and Hands 
might be provided to carry them with their Wives and Children 
up the River at Noon this Day, and at the same time desired 
Bread kind &c* for their Subsistance on their Journey, which was 
chearfully complied with, as their absence was very agreable. — 
Accordingly about Eleven o'Clock the greatest part of the In- 
dians went off. 



280 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

About Two o'clock this Afternoon, M' Abraham Bosomworth, 
who was expected here long before, arrived from Charles-Town, 
but too late to see the Presents delivered, and his Brother and 
Sister's extraordinary Behaviour. — He soon waited on the Presi- 
dent (the Board being then met) and produced an Appointment 
from the Govemour of South Carolina empowering him to Act 
as Agetit from thence for the Destribution of the Indian Presents 
in Georgia in conjunction with the Agent here, and that he hoped 
to be soon dispatched, for that He was obliged to be in Charles- 
Town by the Twenty fifth Day of this Instant. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday 
the Twenty Second Day of August 1749. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

Wiliam Spencer 

Samuel Marcer • Assistants. 

Patrick Graham 

James HabershamJ 



Present ^ 



The President laid before the Board a Copy of M' Abraham 
Bosomworth's Instructions from the Govemour of Carolina relat- 
ing to his Agency, and Acquainted them, that M' Bosomworth 
had been very Urging and pressing with him to take into Consid- 
eration the Second Article concerning M" Bosomworth, but took 
no Notice of any other part of his Instructions, whereby it too 
evidently appeared, that his Views in coming here, were only to 
Serve his own Family. *^" • - -^^ - • 

As the last Article of these Instructions appeared to the Board 
to be contrary to the Trustees intentions, they ordered the whole 
to be copyed, which is as follows. 

"S** Carolina 

"Instructions to M"" Abraham Bosomworth appointed 
**by the Govemour, Council and Assembly, their Agent to 
"Act in Conjunction with the Person appointed by the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 281 

"Trustees for Georgia to Distribute there, one half of the 
"Presents sent by his Majesty to be Distributed to the 
"Indians contiguous to, and in Alliance with the Provinces 
"of South Carolina and Georgia. 

"i"* "The Moiety or half of the said Presents Sent hither by 
^'his Majesty having been already delivered and sent from hence 
**to Savannah in Georgia by M' Patrick Graham on behalf of the 
"said Trustees, you are forthwith to proceed thither and upon 
"your Arrival to Notify the same to the President William Ste- 
"phens Esq' whom the Trustees have Appointed, their Agent to 
"Act in conjunction with the Agent of this Province in Distrib- 
"uting his Majesty's said Presents. 

"2** "As his Grace the Duke of Bedford one of His Majesty's 
"Principal Secretary's of State hath signified, that a Petition 
"having been transmitted of M" Bosomworths of Indian Ex- 
"traction, and related to some of the Indian Chiefs His Majesty 
"therefore leaves it, to the consideration of the Persons who are 
"to Distribute the said Presents, whither it may not be for His 
"Majesty's Service that some part thereof should be given to her, 
"you are therefore in the first Place to take that matter under 
"Consideration jointly with the Agent for the Trustees and if 
"you shall be both of Opinion that it may be for His Majesty's 
"Service, you are to join with him, in delivering to her as a Pres- 
"ent from His Majesty such part of the said Presents as you and 
"he shall agree upon, having in the Proportion due Regard to the 
"whole Service proposed to be Effected by them. 

"3* You are afterwards at all times upon previous Notice being 
"given you of any intended Distribution of Presents to Indians 
"to attend such Distribution, and to keep an exact Account of the 
"particular Presents delivered. Specifying to what Indians, by 
"Name, of what Nation, and of what Town. 

"4*^ And to the intent that those Presents may be distributed 
"according to His Majesty's directions, in such manner as shall be 
"most for his Majesty's Service, and may best answer, the in- 
"tended purpose of secureing the Friendship of the Indians con- 
^*tiguous to, and in Alliance with the Province of South Carolina 
"and Georgia, you are to take care as much as in you lyes to 



282 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

''prevent any Indians being sent for to Savannah on this occa- 
"sion, other than the Leading Men of such as are contiguous to, 
"and in alliance with Georgia, and have usually resorted thither, 
"and in the Destribution of them that the Principal or head Men- 
"of Towns be particularly distinguished from their followers in 
"quality and quantity. And that it be so managed that not only 
"such Indians as shall come in Person to Savannah but that each- 
"of their Towns may receive some Share of His Majesty's Pres- 
"ents in proportion to their Importance so that the same may be 
"distributed in the most equal manner. 

"5"* Whereas the Trustees for Georgia having among other 
"things instructed M' Stephens to acquaint the Indians that those 
"Presents are sent by His Majesty as a proof of his Fatherly af- 
"fection to them, and are intended to be renewed Annually to 
"them under the direction of the Trustees, and that to prevent 
"imnecessary trouble in coming, Notice shall be sent to them 
"when Presents for them are ready to be distributed, which In- 
"structions if put in Execution may be attended as We apprehend 
"with very dangerous and Distructive Consequences, perhaps nev- 
"er to be retrieved, and would be highly prejudicial to His Majes- 
"ty's Service should it be pursued, you are therefore to acquaint 
"M' Stephens, that it is the Opinion of the Govemour, Coun- 
"cil and Assembly that the Indians ought to have no Assurances 
"given them, or the least expectation of being sent for to receive 
"the like Presents Annually, instead thereof they should be told 
"at the time of making a Distribution of the said Presents, That 
"they are sent to them by His Majesty, now that all his Enemys 
"have made Peace with him, as a Token of his Affection towards 
"them, and of the Notice he hath taken of their good Behaviour 
"during the War, towards his Subjects in South Carolina and 
"Georgia, desiring that they the Indians, and his said Subjects 
"may still Live together always like Brethren. 

6^^ In as much as the far greater part of the Moiety of the 
"Presents sent to Savannah must inevitably fall to the Share of 
"the Creek-Nation of Indians, who are almost the only Indians 
"that at present have any Connection or intercourse with the 
"People of Georgia, and in as much also as this Province having. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 28S: 

"to do with several other numerous Nations of Indians will not 
'*be able therefore to distribute to the Creeks out of the Moiety 
"remaining here, so large a Share of Presents as Georgia can do. 
"Therefore the whole Moiety of the Presents now at Savannah 
"need not to be Distributed at once, but some part thereof may be 
"reserved in hand as a Fund or Stock out of which the Indians 
"may be Supplyed upon occasional Visits, the rest of the Year. 

"7"* You are from time to time to send Advice to the Governr 
"or and Council of all Proceedings in Georgia in relation to the 
"Destribution of the said Presents. 

"8"* You are to lay before the General Assembly a full and 
"true Account of the Destribution of the said Presents in Georgia 
"(according to the Schedule thereof herewith delivered to you) 
"before you Sign the same in order to be transmitted to His 
"Majesty's said Principal Secretary of State. 

"Given under my Hand and Seal this 12^ 
"Day of July Anno Domini 1749. 

"(Signed) James Glen 

One of the Indian Chiefs (commonly called Cap* Ellick, from 
his having a Captain's Commission) who has always been a 
Friend to the English, and has, during this who^* Affair, distin- 
guished himself as such by discovering the intrigues of the Bos- 
omworths with Malatchee; frequently professing his dislike of 
their Proceedings, which at length created a Jealousy between 
them: Upon which Account, Ellick did not think it prudent to 
go off in their Company, suspecting (as it was supposed) some 
Mischief might be intended him in the Path home, which Sus- 
picion did not appear to be groundless, for this Day Ellick com- 
plained to the Agent, that some of his People had come down 
from the Cow-pen, and acquainted him, that Malatchee and his 
Party, would not allow his followers any Share of the Presents, 
tho* what was given was designed for the whole of them and their 
Towns. — The Agent desiring the Opinion of the Board how to 
Act in this Affair, they Advised him to give Ellick for his follow- 
ers, equal to what was intended them, in order to Countenance 
and keep up that Friendship, that he has hitherto expressed. 



r284 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The Board received a Letter from M' Thomas Bosomworth 
dated Yesterday, desiring their advice how he should Act in his 
deplorable situation being now under Arrest for upwards of 
Four Hundred Pounds Sterling for the Cattle and Horses he 
purchased in Carolina to put upon the Islands of S' Catherine's 
and Sappala, and Daily expected other large Sums to be de- 
manded of him in Carolina and elsewhere. — After making Pro- 
posals to this Board, which they could not concern themselves 
with, He adds the following. — 

"This is a Gloomy prospect of Affairs, but I assure your Hon- 
"ours, as to my self, it is the least part of my Sufferings : and tho* 
"I am too highly sensible of my Duty as a Subject, and the re- 
"spect due to civil Authority, to attempt to justifye M" Bosom- 
"worth's late imprudent Behaviour, yet I have the satisfaction 
"to hope, that her present Remorse, heavy Afflictions and Dis- 
"tresses the Merit of her past Services and irreproachable Con- 
"duct from the first Settlement of the Colony (as a proof of 
"which, I appeal to the inclosed Extracts of Letters from his 
"Excellency General Oglethorpe and the Gentleman that suc- 
"ceeded to his Command) will be Strong SoUicitors in her Fa- 
"vour, and entirely deface and blot out of Remembrance, the rash 
"unguarded Expressions of an enraged Woman, labouring under 
"every Circumstances of Distress. 

(BIC) 

The Board after considering the Contents of the foregoing, 
were of opinion that the late Behaviour of the Bosomworths (so 
Destructive of the gracious intentions of his Majesty and the 
Welfare of this and the Neighbouring Colony) could not entitle 
them to the least Countenance, and that they could not at present 
be justified in advising the Agent to give them any part of the 
Presents; but at the same time advised the Agent not to give 
them a determinate Answer, least it might drive them to some 
desperate Act, and to inform them, that when their future Be- 
haviour should recommend them, due Notice would be taken of it 

The Board flattered themselves, that as they had done all in 
their power to give Satisfaction to these Indians, that they had 
gone away well pleased, but they are now creditably informed. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 286- 

that Malatchee is discontented, and endeavours to Spirit up his 
Followers into the same Temper ; that they are Still at a loss to 
guess at the Situation of the Colony. 

The Board cannot conceive wherein M' Bosomworth or his 
Wife have been oppressed or injured, being well convinced, that 
they have received more than Satisfaction for all Pretensions of 
Services during General Oglethorpe's and the late Major Hor- 
ton's Command of the Regiment; that their Services since (if 
irritating the Indians to justifye their unjust Claims of Lands 
&c* may be called so) rather deserves a Publick Censure than 
Countenance that the Destresses, they now complain of, are the 
natural effects of their wild Schemes and profuse way of Living, 
and that was the Government to allow them Five Hundred 
Pounds ^ Annum, it would not be sufficient to support their pre- 
tended Sovereignty and Extravagancies. 

Wednesday the 23** August 1749. 

It was expected the Indians, who went from hence last Satur- 
day, had 'ere now got over the River Ogechee, but this Day some 
of their Body returned here, and complained that the badness of 
the Weather had obliged them to Encamp about Twelve Miles 
from this place, that they had consumed most of the Bread-kind, 
they had received to carry them home, and required Three Horse 
loads of Provisions more for that purpose, which it was thought 
prudent to let them have. 

The President laid before the Board a Letter He received from 
M' Abraham Bosomworth of this date, which is as follows. — 

"Savannah 23* August 1749. 
"Sir 

"A Memorial of M" Bosomworth's having been laid before His 
"Grace of Bedford setting forth her Services performed in Geor- 
"gia, the great Losses sustained in her own private Affairs, by 
"the Neglect thereof on his Majesty's Service, and her Calami- 
"tous Circumstances consequent thereupon; In answer to which 



B86 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"His Grace has been pleased (agreable to His Majesty's direc- 
"tions) to leave her case to the consideration of the two Agents 
"that should be appointed for the Destribution of His Majesty's 
"Bounty to the Indians, to give her what part of those Presents 
^'they should both agree upon, and think conducive to His Majes- 
"ty's Service. 

"As I think my self in Duty bound to represent to you, Sir, 
"every thing that has a tendency to the Peace and tranquillity of 
"this Province & S"* Carolina, & answering the wise Intentions of 
"His Majesty in the Destribution of those Presents ; this lays me 
"under Obligation to recommend to your consideration the case 
"of M" Bosomworth, which I hope you'll do me the Justice to 
"believe, that neither any Ties of Affection or Views of Interest 
"whatsoever, should induce me to do, was it not from a thorough 
"Conviction that her present Case is so circumstanced as to have 
^*some Connection with the Welfare of the Colony. 

" 'Tis with the deepest concern that I have heard of the late 
"past uneasiness, and tho' I am far from Attempting to say any 
"thing in Justification of her late imprudent conduct & Behaviour, 
"yet from her present temper of mind and good dispositions for 
^^the Welfare of the Province, I have the satisfaction to hope that 
"her future Actions will be such as will sufficiently attone for all 
"past offences & entitle her to your future favour. 

"I am highly sensible that all private Affections and Interests 
"ought to subside when they come in Competition with the Pub- 
"lick Welfare, but as a sincere Friend to His Majesty's Interest 
"& the Peace and Prosperity of both the Provinces, I must beg 
"leave to declare it as my Opinion that nothing could conduce 
"more towards answering those Ends and the wise Intentions of 
"His Majesty in the Destribution of those Presents, than that 
"such a part thereof should be given to M" Bosomworth as may 
"enable her to carry on a Trade at the Forks for her future Sup- 
"port, by which means, she by her Interest & Influence with the 
"Creek-Indians cou'd prevent, great Expences to the Publick, 
"and His Majesty's Interest would be more Effectually gained & 
"His Authority advanced than by any other Methods I can pro- 



COLONIAL RECORDS, 287 

^'pose. This Sir I submitt to your Consideration and the Honble 
''^Gentlemen of the Board & am 

"S" with great Esteem & respect your and their most 
Obed* hble Serv* 

"(Sign'd) Abraham Bosom worth 

*'To William Stephens Esq' 



At a meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the Thirty first Day of August 1749. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer ■ Assistants 
Patrick Graham 
ames Habersham 



Present 



V 

" s 



The President acquainted this Board, that He finds the Busi- 
ness of Agent for Indian Affairs to be too great a Burthen for 
him to bear, and execute with that attention and application, 
which it daily requires. — Therefore He desired M' Patrick Gra- 
ham to Act in this Affair by Virtue of the Commission He pos- 
sesses, as though He himself was absent, and at the same time 
required, that in all Arduous Cases, He should take the Advice 
and follow the Instructions of this Board. 

M' Graham desired the Opinion of this Board, whether it was 
adviseable to employ the Interpreter farther or dismiss him, and 
after well weighing the same, and considering that those Indians 
M*" Bosomworth lately brought down, belonged only to Two 
Towns, and it being more than probable, that on their return, the 
remaining Nine Towns of the Lower-Creeks might take Um- 
brage, if they were not immediately invited down to receive their 
Presents; therefore the Board advised the Agent to empower 
M' Kenard the Interpreter to give them an Invitation, and ac- 
company them, from whom it's expected, the Disposition of the 
generallity of the Indians may be discovered. 



288 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Friday the i"* September 1749. 

The different Accounts of the State of the Colony being now^ 
fairly transcribed, the whole was this Day reexamined, and au- 
thenticated by Affixing the Seal of the Colony. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
Fourth Day of September 1749. 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 



Tj .1 William Spencer 
Present ^ Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 



Assistants 



Several things were laid before the Board particularly many 
Petitions for Lands, most of which required a farther Considera- 
tion; but one from M"" Richard Palmer (son to the late CoU*^ 
Palmer, who was killed in the Expedition against Augustine) 
was granted for Five Hundred Acres on the Island of Skiddoway 
on the North Side of the Narrows, on which He immediately de- 
signs to Settle. 

M' Meyer of Ebenezer attended with a Petition in the Name of 
the Inhabitants of that Place, setting forth that the Lands in 
general belonging to that Township being chiefly Pine, had hith- 
erto occasioned Two, Three and Four Families to be crouded 
together on those Lots that were good, (which are now generally 
wore out) hoping that as their Stocks of Cattle encreased, they 
would be enabled to improve the Bad, but all Attempts hitherto 
has not answered their expectations, therefore desired that Fif- 
teen Hundred Acres of good Land might be laid out at the Back 
of Abercom and the new German Village for Thirty of their 
Familys, who must soon remove. — This being a matter of great 
Consequence, as it would necessarily divide that Body of People^ 
it was deferred; 'till M' Bolzius should attend in Person; at 
the same time, M' Myer was acquainted, that whatever the Board 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 289 

could do to forward that Settlement, they would not be wanting 
in their Assistance. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the seventh Day of September 1749 

'' William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 

Present J ^^^^^"^ Spencer 
I'resentK g^muel Marcer 

Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



Assistants. 



Yesterday a Party of twenty Indians with three Chiefs from 
the Euchitee in the Lower Creeks came here, and this Day had 
a very friendly and agreeable Talk at the President's House. 
They said, they met Melatchee on the Path, who gave them a bad 
Talk, and would have turned them back ; But upon talking with 
some other Chiefs, then with Melatchee, they told them. That 
the White People were not cross, but that the whole Uneasiness 
proceeded from Mary and Melatchee, and advised them to pro- 
ceed here, where They would see with their own Eyes, that they 
were pleased with the Friendly Reception they met with, being 
better, than they could expect from Melatchee's bad Talk; That 
not only They, but all the Indians were obliged to Us for pre^ 
serving their Properties to their Lands ; That Melatchee had no 
superior Right to Them or any other Chiefs in the Nation to give 
away their Lands ; That if it was agreeable to Us, They and their 
People would directly go and destroy all the Cattle, that the 
Bosomworths had put on their Islands. They were then told, 
that Bosomworth was a White Man, and had promised to take 
the Cattle off, and must have Time to do it, and therefore they 
were desired to think no farther of it for the Present. 

The Conversation of these Chiefs appeared so open and ingen* 
uous, that the Board advised the President to invite them to par- 
take of a plain Dinner at his House to Morrow, which is what 

19 o f— TOl 6 



290 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

they expectd, and adds considerably to the Value of the Pres- 
ents. 

Friday the Eight Day of September 1749. 

The Board ordered M' Thomas Ellis the Surveyor to go to 
Augusta and lay out several Tracts of Land of Fifty Acres each, 
for some Soldiers disbanded out of General Oglethorpe's Regi- 
ment, that desire to settle there; At the same Time M' James 
Eraser of Augusta (as it would be attended with too great an 
Expence to send Provisions from hence) was desired to supply 
these Settlers with their Years Allowance, agreeable to the Trus- 
tees Instructions, and was ordered to draw on this Board for the 
Same; They expecting the Trustees will soon enable them to 
defray this large and growing Expence. 

The Agent was employed this Morning in delivering the In- 
dians their Proportion of Presents, and afterwards the Chiefs 
upon yesterday's Invitation, dined with the President and As- 
sistants, and seemed perfectly well satisfied with their Reception. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
twelvth Day of September 1749. 

{William Stephens President 
William Spencer ' 
Samuel Marcer • Assistants. 
James Habersham 

Some disbanded Soldiers, that are settled at Ebenezer, applied 
to this Board for their Allowance of Provisions, and at the same 
Time set forth, the Inconvenience that would attend their fetch- 
ing it from hence; desiring that the Reverend M' Bolzius, or 
some other Person, that should be approved of, might supply them 
there. M' Bolzius being present; He was asked, whether it was 
agreeable to Him to see those People duly supplyed which He 
cheerfully complyed with; Accordingly the same Instructions 
were given to Him, as were to M' Eraser the Eight Instant 

By Order 

NlCH^ RiGBY CI 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 291 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the 12^ September 1749 Exclusive to the 2i** 
April 1750 Inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
2* Day of October 1749. 

'' William Stephens President 

William Spencer ^ 
Present < Samuel Marcer 

Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



" Assistants 



The President laid before the Board a Letter which he re- 
ceived the 24**" Ultimo by the way of Charles-Town, from M' 
Secretary Martyn dated 19"" May last. 

According to appointment on the 4^** Ultimo the Reverend M"" 
Bolzius attended, when the Board laid before him, several Incon- 
veniences that might ensue from dividing the People of Ebenezer, 
and after a long and serious Consultation thereon, M"" Bolzius 
making it appear that it would be impossible for them to Subsist 
any longer without an Addition of good Lands. — The Board 
unanimously agreed to reserve all the Vacant Lands (as before 
desired) near and adjoining to Abercom for that purpose. 

This Afternoon the Charles Town Gaily Captain Peter Bogg, 
arrived from London with sundry German Protestants, among 
whom was the Reverend M' Zouberbuhler (Minister of this 
Town) who, was gladly received, and He informed the Board 
that they had only buried an Infant, since they left England. — 
Likewise they received a Box containing sundry Letters from the 
Trustees Secretary and Accomptant and One Thousand Pounds 
in Sola Bills, which Necessity will oblige them immediately to 
issue, and there will remain a full Year's Expence in Arrears. 



292 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the s"* Day of October 1749. 



Present 



William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer [ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



This Morning the German Servants were brought up from on 
Board the Ship at Cockspur and Landed at this Town, all in good 
Health except one Woman, who were soon after disposed of 
agreable to the Trustees Instructions the particulars whereof will 
be transmitted to them 

At the request of the Reverend M' Bolzius, George Bruckner 
was appointed Constable of Ebenezer in the room of Thomas 
Bickler, who lately setled at too great a Distance from that Town 
to execute that Office. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 11^ Day of October 1749. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer • Assistants. 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



Present 



As the People, who have demands on the Publick Service, have 
for some time past expressed an Uneasiness for want of Payment, 
the Board lost no Time to satisf ye them ; Therefore Ordered the 
Sum of Nine Hundred and Fifty Poimds to be issued to defray all 
Expences to Michaelmas 1748. 

The Pilot of Tybee and several other Persons having repeated- 
ly acquainted this Board with the Necessity of an immediate re- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 293 

pair for the Light-House, which appears to be in a much worse 
Condition, than it was, when represented to the Trustees in a 
Minute of this Board the 8*** of December last, who expected 
to have received some Instructions relating thereto, as well as to 
liave been enabled effectually to support so usefuU and approved 
a Building; Notwithstanding, they now think themselves under 
an indispensible Necessity to employ proper Workmen to repair 
and support the same to prevent reflections, that must ensue, if so 
beneficial a Beacon was suffered to go to ruin, tjiough it must 
create a considerable Expence not provided for in the Estimate. 

Thursday the 12"* Day of October 1749. 

Thomas Cross Bricklayer, who Married the Widow of John 
Clark Taylor deceased. She and her two Sons by the said Clark 
being also deceased, petitioned this Board for the Lot N** 2. in 
Frederick Tything Darby .Ward, which was granted to the said 
Clark. — And as there now appears to be no Heirs of the said 
Clark, and the Petitioner has done Guard-Duty and paid several 
Incumbrances contracted by the aforesaid Family for improving 
the said Lott — The Board thought it equitable to allow him to 
possess the same in his own Right. 

Some disbanded Soldiers applyed to this Board for their Lands 
to be run out, which they were promised should be done as soon as 
possible, and likewise for their Year's Provisions, wherein the 
Board satisfied them as far as was in their power. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 28*** Day of October 1749. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer - Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 

Several Disbanded Soldiers setled at and about Darien, applyed 
to this Board for their Year's Provisions, and as it wou'd be at- 



Present ^ 



294 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

tended with great Expence for them to come to Savamiah for the 
same, as well as occasion them a great loss of Time, they desired 
that some Person near them, might be appointed to supply them 
accordingly the Board appointed M"" John Mackintosh B. near 
Sappalo River, to execute that Service, and gave him the usual 
Instructions. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday 
the 6*** Day of November 1749 



Present 



U-..'.v 



" William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham ^ 



Assistants 



Lachlan M^'Gillivray of Augusta Indian Trader petitioned this 
Board for One Hundred Acres of Land on Kynion's Creek near 
the said Place, and set forth that He intends to build thereon a 
Mill to grind Com. — The Board being sensible of the Petition- 
er's Ability, to comply with his request, and of the Utility that a 
Mill wou'd be to the Inhabitants of Augusta and Places adjacent, 
they readily agreed to his Proposal, and therefore allowed him 
to possess the said Land. 

Six Germans, lately out of their Servitude, and setled on the 
River Ness, attended this Board with a Petition, praying that 
they may have a Cow and Calf from the Trustees, as others of 
their Countrymen have had. — The Board after duly consider- 
ing the same, could not take upon them to grant their request, 
without the Trustees Instructions, well knowing, that many, who 
have been Servants, and are now Setlers, and equally deserving, 
would claim the same. 

Jacob Kubler a German, who with his Family came over on 
his own Expence in the Charles-Town Gaily Cap* Peter Bogg, 
petitioned for the Fifty Acres of Land on the River Ness, which 
was drawn by one William Richard, at the same Time that the 
rest of the Germans setled there, drew for theirs. — This Rich- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 29ft 

ard (with his Father Thomas who likewise drew a Lot at th^ 
said Place) in a few Days after, left this Colony, without ever 
being put in Possession of, or even seing the Land they drew. — 
They likewise decoyed with them Three indented Boys, at Eben- 
ezer, Sons to the said Thomas, and it's reported, they are now 
Setled in some remote part of South Carolina. — The Board con- 
sidering these Circumstances, and the Complaints that the ad- 
joyning Inhabitants make of this Land laying Vacant, and thereby 
harbouring Vermin to their g^eat Nusance ; They agreed to the 
request of the said Kubler, who appears by the Rev* M' Bolzius's 
recommendation and other Circumstances to be a deserving Man,, 
and promises forthwith to improve the Land. 

Tuesday the 7^ Day of November 1749. 

M"" Russell Clerk at the Stores applyed for Sixty Pounds to. 
make up the Accounts to Michaelmas 1748, accordingly the 
Board ordered the same to be issued. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 16*^ Day of November 1749. 

William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Present ^ Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 



Assistants 



The Twelfth Instant John Kinnard, who was some Time agoe 
dispatched to invite the Chiefs of the Lower-Creeks, that were 
not here with Melatchee and his Party, in Order to erase any bad 
impressions, that Melatchee on his return to the Nation might 
instill, returned, and acquainted the President, that He had left 
the Indians He had brought down at Fort Argyle, and that they 
desired Provisions might be sent them, which was accordingly 
ordered. — At the same Time, He related the great Difficulty, He 
had had in perswading these Indians to come down, which was 
occasioned by Melatchee's telling them, that the white People 



296 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

wanted to make War with them, and that his Talk had such 
Influence that the Traders feared some dangerous Consequence 
might insue, and that after Kinnard had with great pains induced 
these Indians to believe, that Melatchee's Talk was false. He 
was obliged to purchase some Goods in the Nation to give to 
the leading Men, for their accommodations, on the Path from 
the Nation, from whence they had been twenty Eight Days. 

This Day the whole Body consisting of Ninety were brought 
down from the Cow-pen, and landed at the usual Place, where 
the Militia received and conducted them to the President's House, 
where the Board attended, and gave them a hearty Welcome, and 
entertained them in the accustomed Manner. — As it is not usual 
to enter directly on Business at their first appearance, they were 
only told that their Presents should be got ready as soon as pos- 
sible, in order that they might return to their Hunts, as it is now 
the Season, at which they seemed highly pleased, and desired 
that they might have Plenty of Liquor and Provisions to make 
themselves merry, which was accordingly ordered, and the Agent 
was desired to get their Presents ready as soon as possible. 

Several small Parties of Indians, who reside about the River 
Medway, S* Catherine's, Darien and on the South Frontier of 
this Colony, have within two Months past visited us, and as they 
are supposed to be ready on any call to assist the Inhabitants of 
the Colony, each Party was sent away well satisfyed with a share 
of Presents. 

Saturday the iS**" Day of November 1749. 

This Morning about Ten o'Clock, the Presents being all got 
ready in the Council Chamber, all the Indians assembled in the 
Court House adjoyning, and the Chiefs had their Presents de- 
livered them and likewise for their respective Towns. — The 
Long Warrier, who was the Mouth of the whole, expressed great 
Satisfaction at the Reception, He and these Indians had met with 
and volontarily declared, that they found what Melatchee had 
said in the Nation, was Lies, and that as they had found him 
to be so, they would throw away his Talk and believe him no 
more. — Upon this Occasion, it ought to be remembered, that the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 297 

Indian called the long-Warrier, has always been remarkably 
friendly to the English, and Kinnard says, that it was entirely 
through his Influence, that He got these Indians to come down. 
According to the advice of this Board, the President invited 
the Chiefs to partake of a Dinner at M' John Tisdale's House 
with him and the Assistants, where they appeared very chearful 
and well satisfyed. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 25*** Day of November 1749. 



Present ^ 



William Stephens President 
William Spencer 1 
Samuel Marcer > Assistants 
^ James Habersham J 



The President laid before the Board, M*" Harman Verelst*s 
Letter of the 9*^ of August last, received this Day, enclosing 
Copies of Sundry Accounts and Vouchers transmitted by Lieu* 
ColP Alexander Heron to his Grace the Duke of Bedford, and 
as M' Griffith Williams was particularly referred to in the Trus- 
tees Instructions relating to the Examination of these Accounts, 
and the Board understanding that M' Williams, who was then 
in Carolina, intended to embrace the first opportunity of going 
for England, they advised the President to send a Boat and 
Hands with a Letter to M*" Williams to desire his return here, 
ivhich was accordingly done with the greatest Dispatch. 



298 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednes- 
day the 29*^ Day of November 1749. 

{William Stephens President 
William Spencer ) 
Patrick Graham > Assistants 
James Habersham ) 

The President being informed the Night before last that Dan- 
iel Demetre with a Ten Oar'd Boat being on his Way to Fred- 
erica came to with his Boat at the Landing late M' Causton's, 
and that He was going to be stationed there under an appoint- 
ment from Govemour Glen, He thought proper to dispatch a 
Messenger to desire M' Demetre to come here, in order to en- 
quire into this Report, and at the same time to examine him re- 
lating to ColP Heron's Accounts agreable to the Trustees In- 
structions. 

M' Demetre accordingly attended this Board, and produced 
Gov' Glen's appointment to him as Coxswain to command this 
Boat to be stationed at Frederica dated the Jj^^ Instant — The 
Board cannot but observe, that the Trustees last Letters dated 
the 9*** of August last M*" Hopton acknowledges to have received 
the 14^ Instant in which they are acquainted, that His Majesty 
had approved of the Necessity of such a Boat to be stationed at 
Frederica, which was to be under the Directions of the Trustees, 
and that His Grace the Duke of Bedford had signifyed the same 
to Gov' Glen and Coll® Heron in order that they might conform 
themselves to the Trustees Directions. — M' Demetre likewise 
said that He received His Appointment on the jy^ Instant. — 
The Board think it needless to comment on this extraordinary 
Proceedure, as they think it sufficiently speaks for itself. 

Agreable to the Trustees Instructions, the Two Assistants,, 
who attended at the Disbanding of General Oglethorpe's Regi- 
ment last May, demanded of Coll** Heron an Inventory of all the 
Boats and Vessells belonging to his Majesty or the Trustees. — 
The Coll® accordingly produced an Inventory of sundry Boats, 
signed by himself, but desired the Loan of Two of them to carry 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 29»^ 

the Troops to Charles Town. — The Assistants told him, that if 
the Boats were delivered to them, they would take Charge of 
them, but could not answer to lend them to any Person after 
their Delivery. — The Coll** then said He must have them, and 
gave Daniel Demetre the Inventory, and promised that Demetre 
should, upon their Arrival in Charles Town, immediately return 
with the Boats and Inventory, and there deliver them to the Presi- 
dent and Assistants, which He has not yet done. — M' Demetre 
was now asked for the inventory, and produced the same under 
Coll** Heron's Hand, which upon the request of the Board, He 
left with them, a Copy of which, will be sent the Trustees with' 
these Minutes. — The Prince George mentioned in the Inventory 
Demetre now has, which with the Hanover of Sixteen Oars 
both in good repair and fit for Service have lain ever since they 
arrived in Charles Town after the Disbanding of the Regiment in- 
a Creek near that Place ; and it is to be observed, that Demetre 
has only got Eight Hands of his Compliment, and that the other 
two by Gov' Glen's written orders are left to take care of the 
Hanover now in Charles Town. 

M' Demetre was fully examined relating to the Accounts, He 
was concerned in, transmitted by ColP Heron to the Duke of 
Bedford, the particulars of which, will be included in the remarks 
made on those Accounts, when the whole is gone through. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil Assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 9*^ Day of December 1749. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer ^ Assistants 
Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



Present 



In the Evening of the 2* Instant M' Griffith Williams returned 
with the Boat sent for him, with whom came M' Thomas Walker 
late King's Carpenter at Frederica, and on Tuesday the 5**" Inr 



^00 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

stant the Board sat close in examining Coll** Heron's Accounts, 
and continued the same 'till this Day. — As M' Walker attended 
at the Publick Expence, it was thought proper to dispatch him 
as soon as possible, accordingly M' Pye was desired to be present, 
and the Accounts that M' Waiker Signed were examined and 
He dispatched. — The Board lost near two Days in perusing one 
Head of M*" Pyes Accounts, and as they found the whole intri- 
cate, and his Day Book not regularly Posted nor his Vouchers 
sorted, they allowed him fourteen Days to put the same in order, 
and then entered upon M*" Williams's Accounts of the Publick 
Magazine and Expences from the 25"* of June 1747 to the 2^ 
of February following, when M' Pye took charge of the Maga- 
zine, which engaged their whole attention to this Day. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 14^ Day of December 1749. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer \ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



Present 



The greatest part of the Time since Monday Morning, the 
Board have been engaged in examining M*" Williams's Accounts, 
and they have this Day finished them, and in justice to M' Wil- 
liams, they must observe, that the whole has appeared very just 
and satisfactory. — They think it needless to add more, as M' 
Williams's Account Current certifyed by them, and under the 
Seal of the Colony, as well as a Copy of their Letter of this date 
to M' Verelst given to M' Williams sent with their Minutes will 
sufficiently explain their Sentiments. 



Present 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 301 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 1 6*^ Day of December 1749. 

William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer • Assistants 
James Habersham 

John Davis late of South Carolina Petitioned this Board for a 
Tract of Five Hundred Acres of Land on the Island Skeedaway 
bounding Northerly on M' John Kellson's Land and Easterly on 
Romney Marshes, as He has brought his Family and a Number 
of Hands with him sufficient to improve such a Tract, and like- 
wise being well recommended by M' Henry Yonge who was for- 
merly his Neighbour in Carolina; the Board granted his Peti- 
tion. 

James Finlay and Daniel Martyn late Soldiers in General 
Oglethorpe's Regiment applyed to have fifty Acres of Land each 
adjoining South to John Ring's Land of Acton. — The Surveyor 
was accordingly ordered to put them in Possession of the same. 

Margaret Gamphert Widow, who had been an Inhabitant of 
this Colony upwards of fourteen Years, applied to this Board for 
Relief ; and as She appears to be worn down with the Infirmities 
of old Age and utterly uncapable of providing for her Subsist- 
ance. — The Board ordered her two Shillings ^ Week. 

Widow Deane likewise applyed for a farther Relief, and as 
she grows very infirm. — The Board ordered Six pence ^ Week, 
to be added to the Eighteen pence ^ Week allowed her for clean- 
ing the Church. 

Adley Maxwell late of Pensylvania petitioned this Board for 
five Hundred Acres of Land adjoining West to M' Griffith Wil- 
liams on the South Branch the Upper end of Medway River. — 
His Petition sets forth, that He was formerly a Farmer in Pen- 
sylvania, but being there Straitned for want of Land ; and hav- 
ing a Wife and large Family of Children to support, caused him 
to move here, hoping to obtain a more comfortable Settlement; 
He and his Family have been here about a Year; and having: 



-302 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

given convincing Proofs of their Oeconomy and Industry; and 
as he has a fine Stock of Cattle and sufficient Hands to improve 
such a Tract, and being likewise extraordinary well recommended 
by all that have known him ; The Board granted his Petition. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 20*** Day of December 1749. 

William Stephens President 
William Spencer 
Present i Samuel Marcer 
Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham ^ 

Information being made to this Board, that Sundry Persons 
make a Practice of cutting and carrying away Fire Wood and 
other Timbers from off the Lands between this Town and Pipe- 
maker's Creek, reserved for the Indians, and that some pretend 
a right by virtue of Leases from M' Thomas Bosomworth. — 
The Board have therefore thought proper to cause the following 
Advertisement to be affiixed in the most Publick Places of this 
Town, in order that none may pretend Ignorance for the Future. 



" Assistants 



Advertisement 

Savannah 1 Whereas Complaint has been made to the Presi- 
in > dent and Assistants, that Sundry Persons have for 
Georgia J some Time past cut down and carried away Wood 
from off the Lands between this Town and Pipe-maker's Creek 
commonly known by the Name of the Indian Lands. — These 
are therefore to give Notice to all Persons that they do not pre- 
simie to cut down destroy or carry away any Wood off the said 
Lands under any Pretence whatsoever as they will answer the 
contrary at their Peril. 

By Order of the Board 

NiCH" RiGBY CL 

'The Clerk of the Accounts laying before us sundry Workmens 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 303 

Bills, after being carefully examined; They were ordered to 
stand in due Course of Payment 

M' James Habersham in Behalf and at the request of the Rev* 
M*" George Whitefield petitioned this Board for a Tract of Five 
Hundred Acres of Land adjoining West to M' William Parker 
and East of the Boundaries of the Village of Hampstead. — Set- 
ting forth that the Lands upon which the Orphan-House now 
stand being granted to him and his Successors for the Support of 

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the said House, and the same being chiefly Pine and unfit for 
Cultivation, desired that this Tract might be granted to him in 
his own Name, which wou'd enable Him to give further Assist- 
ance to the said House. — The Board being sensible of the Peti- 
tioners Ability to improve such a Tract, and M' Habersham 
promising that it should be done with all convenient Speed, they 
readily granted his Petition, not doubting but the Trustees will 
confirm the same. 

The Rev* M' Zouberbuhler and the Inhabitants of this Town 
having made repeated Complaints to this Board, that M' Peter 
Joubert Schoolmaster had for some Time past neglected to give 
proper Attendance to his Scholars, and likewise that He has been 
of late so much addicted to Drinking, that He gives great offence 
to the Inhabitants, and what is more pernicious sets a bad Ex- 
ample to their Children. — The Board being too sensible of this 
Complaint, and with concern finding that, their repeated Admo- 
nitions have not been duly regarded They are now obliged to 
discharge him. 



Present ^ 



304 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun* 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday 
the First Day of January 1749. 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer ■ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 

The twenty first Ultimo the Board received a Box enclosing 
Letters dated the twenty ninth of September last, and Copies of 
sundry others received by Cap* Bogg, with Six Hundred Pounds 
in Sola Bills from the Trustees. 

George Philip Portz who has honestly served his Time of 
Indenture at Ebenezer, applyed to this Board for fifty Acres of 
Land on the River Ness adjoining to those granted to his half 
Brother Michael Boreman, which was accordingly agreed to and 
a Warrant issued to the Surveyor to run out the same. 

John Etherton petitioned for the Lot N"* 25 at Augusta: At 
the same Time William Watkins for the Lot N"* 35 in the same 
Township; The Board considering their Petitions; and having 
been acquainted that they are Industrious Men, agreed to their 
Petitions. 



Saturday the Sixth Day of January 1749/50 

Coll® Alexander Heron came here on the 21"* Ultimo, in order 
to attend this Board, on the Examination of the Accounts of the 
Issues of the Publick Magazine at Frederica during his Com- 
mand there. But M' Pye not having duly prepared these Ac- 
counts. — The Board, upon his request, deferred meeting to con- 
sider of the same till the first Instant ; since then they have been 
closely engaged therein. 

James McLaran, who lately came here from Carolina petitioned 
this Board for Five Himdred Acres of Lands situated near to 
Lands called Joseph's Town, and bounding on the Back of John 
Ross: after being well satisfied in his Character and Ability^ 
They granted his Request. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 305 

Saturday the thirteenth Day of January 1749/50 

The greatest Part of this Week, the Board have attended the 
Examination of ColP Heron's Accounts. 

The Rev* M' Bolzius applyed to this Board to have eleven fifty 
Acre Lots run out being Part of fifteen Hundred Acres reserved 
for the Inhabitants of Ebenezer, agreable to a Minute of the 
second of October last; The Surveyor was accordingly ordered 
to lay out the same. 

M' Abraham Bosomworth laid before this Board a Memorial, 
and the underwritten is a Copy. 

"To the Honourable the President and Assistants of his 
"Majesty's Council of Savannah in the Colony of Georgia. 

"Gentlemen 

"His Majesty having been pleased to direct that the Sum of 
"Three thousand Pounds Sterling should be sent annually from 
"England to be distributed in Presents to the Indians contiguous 
"to and in Alliance with the Provinces of South-Carolina and 
"Georgia and that such Distribution should be made by a Person 
"appointed by the Govemour Council and Assembly of South- 
"Carolina and by such other Person as shall be appointed by the 
"Trustees for Georgia, who are to act jointly for that Purpose, 
"and as His Grace the Duke of Bedford, one of His Majesty's 
"principal Secretaries of State hath been pleased to signify to 
"the Govemour Council & Assembly of South Carolina that a Pe- 
"tition of M" Mary Bosomworth's having been transmitted by 
"Lieu* CoU^ Alexander Heron, His Majesty left it to the Con- 
"sideration of the Persons, who are to distribute the Presents to 
"the Indians, whether it may not be for his Majesty's Service that 
"some Part of these Presents should be given her. 

"I having the Honour to be appointed Agent by the Govemour 
"Council and Assembly of South Carolina to act in Conjunction 
'with William Stephens Esq' accordingly received Instmctions 
"for that Purpose, by which I was enjoined to take that Matter 
"relating to the said M" Mary Bosomworth under Consideration 

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306 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"jointly with the Agent for the Trustees and to join with him in 
"dehvering to her such Part of those Presents, as a Gift from 
"His Majesty, as He and I should both agree upon. 

"When I arrived here from Carolina, I proposed this Affair 
"to the said William Stephens Esq"" and the Board ; But finding 
"every Body incensed at some Indiscretion and uneasinesses that 
"had happened before I came, rather chose to deferr that Matter 
"'till another Opportunity, hoping those Animosities would sub- 
"side, and that her future Behaviour wou'd in some Measure at- 
"tone for her late imprudent Conduct and having then some 
"pressing Business in Charles-Town was obliged to return with- 
"out any determined Resolution. 

"Being now fully convinced that She is extremely sorry for 
"that imhappy Affair and that she is still ready to do any Service 
"in her Power for the Welfare of the Province, I hope your 
"Honours will shew an Instance of a forgiving Temper as to 
"bury past Actions in utter Oblivion, and take her present un- 
'*happy Circumstances under your immediate Consideration, 
"which will be a means of relieving her in the Distress She la- 
"bours under and putting her in a Way of getting a Sustenance 
"hereafter. 

"This Gentlemen I beg Leave to submit to your Consideration 
"and being enjoined by my Instructions to get a final Determina- 
"tion of this Affair, I beg all convenient Dispatch ; her Necessi- 
"ties being very urgent, and what should be thought proper to 
"be allowed will be of the utmost Consequence if given speedily 
"as She will proceed directly for the Forks to be in Time for the 
"Indians Winter Hunt, I will wait upon you whenever desired 
^'and am 

"Gentlemen 

"Your Honours most obedient 
"humble Servant 
January 5*^ 1749/50 Abr° Bosom worth 

After the Board had maturely considered this Affair, They 
desired M' Abra Bosomworth to attend them this Morning, when 
they fully related to him every Transaction of M*" Thomas Bos- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 307 

omworth and his Wife's late extravagant Behaviour, and that 
agreeable to their Duty ; They had reported the same to the Trus- 
tees: Likewise that it did not appear to them that M' Thomas 
Bosomworth and his Wife were yet sensible of their Errors, and 
until That was manifest. They could not consistent with their 
Duty give them the least Countenance : On the Contrary if they 
had taken Measures to have given this Board an indisputable 
Satisfaction; That they had relinguished all their idle Claim of 

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Lands and Sovereignty and that they would behave for the future 
as loyal Subjects to his Majesty of Great Britain; They might 
expect (notwithstanding they had forfeited all pretences of Fa- 
vours) a proper Countenance. 

M' Abraham Bosomworth seem'd truly affected with the Con- 
versation that passed, and acknowledged, that He was now so 
well convinced of his Brother's and Sister's extraordinary Be- 
haviour, and that the Reasons urged by the Board for discoun- 
tenancing them were so just, that He could say nothing in their 
Favour, nor would own them as Relations, 'till they had made 
satisfactory Concessions. — The Board cannot but notice that M' 
Abraham Bosomworth has behaved in this Affair with Candour. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 1 8"* Day of January 1749/50. 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcet J- Assistants 
Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



Present 



The Board expected to finish Colonel Heron's Accounts long 
before now, but finding they will yet engage their attention for 
many Days to come, they postpon'd their Examination of them 
to write two Letters to the Trustees of this date the Contents of 
which they thought of too great importance to be longer delayed. 



308 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
9"* Day of February 1749/50 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer [ Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



Present - 



I 



To the Satisfaction of the Board, after a tedious and long en- 
quiry into Colonel Heron's Accounts they this Day so far com- 
pleated them, that they have only their Report to make, which will 
be done with all convenient Speed. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
second Day of March 1749/50 

C William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 
^ J William Spencer 

rresent S gamuel Marcer 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



I 



Assistants 



James Ellison late of Pensylvania Planter petitioned this Board 
for Three Hundred Acres of Land upon the River Medway more 
than a Year ago, but the Board, being then unacquainted with 
his Character and Abilities, postponed his Petition 'till they had 
further Knowledge of him — This Day he again waited on the 
Board, and as he had given good Testimony of his industry, 
they allowed him to possess two Hundred Acres, adjoining ta 
Lands granted to John Bailow on the said River 

Thomas Bosset Sen' late of Virginia Planter in behalf of him- 
self and two Sons petitioned for Five Hundred Acres of Land 
each, about a Mile from Lands possessed by William Gray near 
a Place called Coats-Neck above Augusta — The Board being in- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 309 

formed by Letters from Augusta, that he had sufficient ability 
to improve Land, they granted him Five Hundred Acres at the 
Place aforesaid; and acquainted him, that when he had given 
sufficient Testimony of his good Behaviour and Industry, his 
Sons should meet with all due encouragement. 

Isaac Lines son in law to Adley Maxwell of Medway River, 
petitioned for Five Hundred Acres of Land on the uppermost 
Bluff runing North out of the said River — The Board being well 
satisfied of his Capacity to improve the same, and h^ having given 
proof, that He possesses the same Spirit of Diligence and CEccwi- 
omy, that his Father does, to support a growing Family; they 
readily complyed to his request. 

The Rev* M' Zouberbuhler having frequently recommended 
the Widow Denzler of Vemonburgh as an object of Compassion, 
teing left in a Weakly Condition with several Children — The 
Board ordered her Ten Shillings ^ Month. 

Saturday the 3* Day of March 1749/50 

The Board having received frequent Complaints from the In- 
habitants in and about Augusta, that they have laboured under 
many and great inconveniencys for the want of a Conservator of 
the Peace, since Cap* Kent left that Place, desiring that some 
Person residing there might be appointed to Act in that Station — 
The Board well and duly considering the same, and knowing that 
it is a great Burthen for the Inhabitants of that Place to attend 
here in relation to breaches of the Peace and for the recovery of 
small Debts, thought proper to appoint M*" James Fraser to Act 
in that Station, he being a Man of whom they have a good opin- 
ion, and believe to be the best qualified for that purpose, within 
that District. 

The Rev* M' Bolzius attended the Board and acquainted them, 
that he found, there was a greater Demand for Lumber from 
Ebenezer, than their present Saw-Mill could possibly supply, and 
that there was a convenient Place adjoining to the said Town, 
whereon they intended immediately to erect a Saw-Mill, if they 
-could get Iron Work, and requested the Board to let him h^ve 
the Iron of a Saw-Mill in the publick Store, which He would Pay 



310 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

for in Time — The Board knowing the same to be of use to the 
Colony in promoting of Exportation, readily granted his request^ 
and a particular Account of the Articles and weight will be trans- 
mitted in order for the Trustees to value the same, as they shall 
think proper. 

Donald Clark having a long Time ago petitioned this Board, 
and now again renewed the same setting forth, that he has been 
for a considerable Time setled on a piece of Land by the permis- 
sion of the late Major Horton, whereon he has made considerable 
Improvements — The Board having enquired into the same, and 
finding what is set forth to be true, and being well assur'd of his 
sobriety and Industry, they allowed him to possess Five Him- 
dred Acres of Land where he is setled, being situated on a Creek 
divided from the Alatamaha River towards the Main about Ten 
Miles from Darien 

M' Griffith Williams attended the Board, and acquainted them, 
that M' Adley Maxwell had inadvertently setled on the Lands 
known by the Name of Plumb Orchard, which was granted to 
him the Ninth of October 1748, and that as the said Maxwell 
was known to be very industrious in supporting a large and 
growing Family, and had made Improvements thereon ; and be- 
ing desirous to encourage the Welfare of the Colony, was willing 
to relinquish all his Right and Claim to the said Land, on Condi- 
tion that He might have Five Himdred Acres granted to him on 
the back of Lands granted to Mess" Marriot and Gordon on red 
Bird Creek on great Ogeechee, which the Board agreed to. 

Rotherick M^'Intosh petitioned the Board for Five Hundred 
Acres of Land setting forth, that he had been many Years an 
Inhabitant of this Province, and hath hitherto possessed no Land, 
otherwise than by permission of the Commanding Officers of 
Frederica, which Land is near Darien — The Board knowing that 
he has been in possession of the said Lands for several Years, 
and that he has made considerable Improvements thereon, and 
having a large Stock of Cattle, granted his request 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



311 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
9^ Day of March 1749/50 



Present -< 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Samuel Marcer - Assistants 
Patrick Graham 
^ James Habersham 



Yesterday and to Day the Board was employed in drawing up 
their Report of the Accounts, of the Magazine at Frederica, lately 
under their Examination which after a long and fatigueing En- 
quiry, they have this Day finished and enclosed in a Letter to M' 
Harman Verelst 

Saturday the lo"" Day of March 1749/50 

Notwithstanding the Board supposed the Accounts and their 
Report of the Magazine at Frederica finished Yesterday wou'd 
explain themselves; yet they thought it necessary, if any thing 
therein should want any further Explanation, to acquaint M' 
Harman Verelst in a short Letter, that M*" Griffith Williams, who 
is to be the bearer of the Packet to the Trustees, and who was 
present during the whole Examination, is capable of doing it 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
3* Day of April 1750 

William Stephens President 

Henry Parker 

William Spencer 

Samuel Marcer J- Assistants 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 



Present ^ 



A Month ago the Rev* M' Bolzius represented to the Board in 
behalf of himself and the Inhabitants of Ebenezer, that He under- 



312 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

stood, the Trustees Cow-pen at old Ebenezer was to be sold, and 
it appeared to him, that, if the Cattle were disposed of to 
Strangers, it wou'd be a great Detriment to, if not the Destruc- 
tion of their Settlements, their Cattle ranging and mixing to- 
gether; Therefore he had convened and consulted the chief In- 
habitants of that Place, and after duly weighing the affair, they 
had come to a Determination to purchase the same — The Board 
being assured that the 111 consequences set forth by M' Bolzius 
would (notwithstanding every Precaution) be the natural Con- 
sequence, if the Cattle were sold to any Persons, but the Inhab- 
itants of Ebenezer, they were the more willing to let them have 
the Preference of them, especially as the Trustees have often rec- 
ommended that Settlement to their Favour — After many De- 
bates and Enquiries about the Value of the Cattle (excluding the 
Horses, the Board fixed the Sum for the Purchase at Four Hun- 
dred Pounds, but as M' Bolzius said, that the Inhabitants of Eb- 
enezer, thought them dear at Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds : 
the Board proposed, in order to make an End of the Cow-pen, to 
leave it to the Trustees, whither they will remit the Fifty Pounds 
in Dispute, notwithstanding they think the sum of Four hundred 
Pounds less than the real Value, and which they are certain, they 
might have got from other Persons by giving them the Privilege 
of Hunting, which appeared to be attended with too many Incon- 
veniencys to that Settlement — Upon which M' Bolzius desired 
a further Time to consider of it, and this Day, He and Seven 
Others of his Congregation attended, when the Purchase was 
agreed on upon the Terms before mentioned, and a Bond for that 
Purpose was ordered to be drawn and at the same time the late 
Cow-pen keeper was ordered to deliver up all the said Cattle to 
M' Bolzius. 

The Board next took into Consideration in what Manner, they 
should dispose of the Trustees Horses, and it was thought most 
Beneficial, that they should be brought down in different Parcels, 
and sold at publick Auction at Savannah, the first Gang to be here 
by the beginning of May next and the remainder at different 
Times as they shall be ordered, 'till the whole is sold. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 313 

Wednesday the 4"" Day of April 1750. 

The Bond mentioned Yesterday was this Day Executed by the 
Rev* M' Bolzius and Seven others of the Inhabitants of Ebe- 
nezer, the Time of Payments are, that One Hundred Pounds is to 
be paid on or before Michaelmas next, One Hundred Pounds on 
Lady Day following, One Hundred and Fifty Pounds on Lady 
Day 1752, and the remaining Fifty Pounds on Lady Day 1753. 

M' James Habersham a Member of this Board apply'd for a 
Tract of Five Hundred Acres of Lands adjoining to those lately 
granted to James Macklaren, and at the same Time acquainted 
them that he has for many Years been an Inhabitant of the Col- 
ony, and hitherto had no Grant, of Lands — The Board being 
pleased with M' Habersham's request granted his desire and or- 
dered the Surveyor immediately to put him in possession. 

The Rev* M' Bolzius after many Years residing in this Colony, 
and making several fruitless attempts in looking for a proper pos- 
session for his Family, fixed on a piece of Land agreable to his 
mind, which is adjoining West to that above mentioned, granted 
to M' Habersham — The Board well knowing his good Disposi- 
tion and Love for the Colony, think him truely deserving of all 
the Favours they can shew him; Therefore granted him Five 
Hundred Acres of Land agreable to his Request 

The Clerk of the Store setting forth that he wanted Twenty 
Pounds to defray many incident Expenses, the said Sum was 
ordered to be issued. 

Hugh, William and Angus Clark (three Brothers) sometime 
ago petitioned for Five Hundred Acres of Land each, and did 
now renew their request — These Three Brothers came here 
Children and were Part of the first Settlement at Darien, and 
were recommended by the late Major Horton a few Days before 
his Death as worthy all the regard the publick could shew them ; 
not only as they knew no other Home but Georgia, but on Ac- 
count of their Sobriety and Industry, as well as for their tender- 
ness and Care for their aged Mother — The Board cannot but 
have a particular regard to Children nursed in, and innured to 
the Colony, as one such must be deemed equal, if not preferable 



314 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to Three or Four new Commers from Europe, who are not sea- 
soned to the Climate; Therefore they Granted to Hugh, agrea- 
ble to his Petition Five Himdred Acres of Lands situated about 
Fourteen Miles to the Northward of Darien, at a Place called the 
Fort-Swamp ; To William, Five Himdred Acres at a Place called 
Cedar Bluff about Ten Miles to the Northward of Darien near 
Sapalo River; To Angus Five Hundred Acres situated on the 
North side of the said River; the above Lands are granted to 
them on Condition that they relinquish all Claims of Lands in 
the Township of Darien. 

After many Complaints from the Inhabitants of Augusta for 
the want of a Ferry at that place, the Board in June 1747 appoint- 
ed Thomas Goodale to keep the same, who obliged himself to 
keep a proper Boat for that Service since Since which, it appears 
that Goodale has not answer'd the intended Purposes, therefore 
they have appointed John Goldwire, to keep the said Ferry who 
they know to be an industrious and sober Man, and was lately 
appointed a Constable of that District 

William Russell Clerk of the Trustees Store petitioned for Two 
Forty five Acres of Land situated in Jekyl Tything, heretofore 
called the Trustees, being contiguous to the Lot originally Joseph- 
Hughes and lately William Woodroofe's, purchased by him — 
The Board having had many Years Experience of this young 
Man's fidelity as a faithful servant to the Trustees, with pleasure 
they received his Petition and granted his request 

Widow Nongazer of Vemonburgh and the Widow Fountaine 
formerly the Widow of Jeremiah Papot of this Town being both 
very old, decripit and imable to support themselves and having 
no Children or others able to Succour them — The Board were 
under a Necessity (to prevent their perishing) to allow them a. 
small Relief of One Shilling ^ Week each 

Thursday the 5*^ Day of April 1750 

James Stewartt having been many Years an Inhabitant in the 
Souhthem Part of this Colony, petitioned for One Himdred and 

(Sic) 

fifty Acres of Land on the River Sapalo about two Miles fronr 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 316' 

M' John Mcintosh — The Board thought that Fifty Acres was 
sufficient for him, and accordingly order'd the Surveyor to lay 
out the same 

Divers Complaints having been made against David Cim- 
ningham (the Pilot's) conduct at Tibee, the Board thought proper 
to make an Enquiry into the same, and found that he had been 
greatly deficient in his Duty to the great detriment of this Har- 
bour and Port; Therefore they foimd themselves under an indis- 
pensible Necessity to displace him, and appoint John Penrose, 
who appeared to be most capable of acting in that Station 

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Heron applyed when here, and 
now again renewed his request for two Copys of the Accounts 
and Report of the Magazine at Frederica lately under their Ex- 
amination — The Affair being now compleated, the Board or- 
dered the same to be sent to him 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 2 1** Day of April 1750 

William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 

For two Days past, the Board have been sitting, but was ob- 
structed in carrying on the Publick Business with that attention 
and Spirit, which their Duty required; and they are sorry, that 
Necessity has now obliged them to resent the Misbehaviour of 
M' Samuel Marcer, one of their Members, whose Conduct at this 
Board for several Years past, has been remarkably contemptuous, 
and in no Shape Serviceable, but rather prejudicial to the Colony, 
and especially since He has been invested with an additional Au- 
thority — It would be too disagreable to the Board to enumerate 
the many just Reasons of Complaints, that He has occasioned to 
them, as well as to the most thinking Inhabitants of this Prov- 
ince ; and if their Duty to the Trustees and Colony, as well as to- 



Assistants 



:316 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

themselves could have been longer dispensed with, they would 
not have adviced the President to send him the following Letter 

"Sir 

"I am sorry to acquaint you, that your contemptuous Beha- 
*Viour, at the Board for Years past and particularly of late gives 
*'so much Umbrage, that I am indispensibly obliged (by the ad- 
*Vice of the Board) to inform you, that I cannot (consistant with 
^'my Duty) require your further attendance as an Assistant until 
**the Trustees Pleasure is known I am Sir 

"Your hiunble Servant 
(Sign'd) "WiLi* Stephens 
•*'In the Coimcil Room 
21'^ April 1750 

"M' Samuel Marcer 

Several of the last Embarkation of German Servants having 
lately deserted their Masters Services from Ebenezer and other 
Parts of the Colony, into South-Carolina, where they are sup- 
posed to be Sheltered to the great Detriment of their Masters and 
the Colony in General, and the Board, finding that the means 
hitherto used to- prevent the like Desertion, and to recover these 
Fugitives have proved ineffectual ; they now came to a resolution 
to advise the President to write to the Govemour and Council of 
that Province the following Letter by M*" Habersham, and at the 
same Time desired him to spare no Expense or Pains in procur- 
ing Redress. 

"Savannah in Georgia 
•"Sir and Gentlemen 

"Sometime ago, I had the Honour of enclosing a Letter from 
'''the Rev* M' Bolzius Minister of the German Congregation at 
"Ebenezer in this Colony to your Excellency, wherein you was 
"acquainted, that several indented Servants had deserted from 
^*that Place into your Government, requesting your kind offices 
"and assistance in obliging these Fugitives to return to their re- 
"spective Services — M' Bolzius hath since informed me and 
"my Assistants, that his Endeavours to recover these Servants 
^*have been Fruitless, and their escaping with Impunity, has 



COLONIAL RECORDS. SIT 

"encouraged several to follow their Example, which must be very 
"detrimental to this Frontier Colony, as well as to their particular 
"Masters — Our Inhabitants loudly complain, that unless some 
"means can be fotmd to prevent this growing Evil, that they 
"shall not be able to encourage the Importation of White Serv- 
"ants, so necessary for the Defence of their Frontier; I can think 
"of no expedient more conducive to remedy this Grievance, than 
"by applying to your Excellency and the Gentlemen of the Hon- 
"ourable Council to advise and assist the Bearer M"" James Hab- 
"ersham a Member of this Board in procuring the return of these 
"Servants 

"Sir and Gentlemen, you may assure yourselves, that We shall 

"embrace every Opportunity of convincing you of our readiness 

"to requite you in the like or any Services, that may promote the 

"Welfare of, and good Understanding between the two Colonys- 

"lam 

"Sir and Gentlemen 
"Your most obedient and humble Servant 
(Sign'd) Wii.1. Stephens 
In the Council Room the 
21"* April 1750 

His Excellency the Govemour 
and the Honourable the Council 



318 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants for the Colony of 
Georgia from the 21"' April 1750 exclusive to the 21"^ July 
1750 inclusive. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony Georgia on Friday the 4"* 

(8i0) 

Day of May 1750 

{William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham ^ 



Assistants 



Yesterday stmdry Horses, Mares and Colts (part of the Trus- 
tees Stock at old Ebenezer) were sold by order of the Board at 
Publick Vendue, the neat produce of which will be carried to the 
Trustees Account as soon as collected. 

Daniel Demetre who has been Seventeen Years an Inhabitant 
of this Colony and employed in the Publick Service, petitioned for 
Five Hundred Acres of Land at a Place known by the Name 
of Dickenson's Neck near the River Sapalo — The Board know- 
ing that he has been a faithful Servant to the Publick and having 
acquired a Fortime sufficient to enable him to Cultivate such a 
Tract, which they believe he will immediately proceed in without 
any detriment to the Service he is now in, they granted his Pe- 
tition. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 319 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 1 6"* Day of May 1750 

C William Stephens President 
Present < Henry Parker \ a . ^ ^ 
( William Spencer / Assistants 

The Clerk of the Accounts acquainted the Board that he had 
occasion for a small Sum of Money to defray sundry petty Ex- 
pences, particularly to pay some People that went in pursuit of 
simdry runaway German Servants, which they took and brought 
twick to Savannah, accordingly Ten Pounds was issued. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coim- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
22* Day of May 1750. 

William Stephens President 

present s William Spencer V Assistants. 
Patrick Graham j 



The President acquainted the Board that he received two small 
Packets, a Letter and a Box by Michael Germain, two Letters 
from M' Verelst dated 23* December and 13^ January last and 
one from M' Secretary Martyn dated 7*^ January, also a Box by 
the Fortrose Cap* Mackenzie with Six Himdred Pounds Sola 
Bills and sundry Letters. 



320 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
28"" Day of May 1750 



Present 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer > Assistants 
James Habersham J 



Last Night M"" Habersham arrived from Charles-Town in the 
Snow Mary Cap* Alexander Pearson, and brought with him a 
Box which contained Four Hundred Pounds in Sola Bills and 
two Letters dated the 23* and 25*^ of November last, the former 
from M' Secretary Martyn and the latter from M' Harman 
Verelst. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 6**" Day of June 1750. 

f William Stephens President 
Present 



] Henry Parker 1 
I William Spencer j- 
L James Habersham J 



Assistants 



M' Bolzius attended at the Board with whom they had a long 
Conversation relating to the Silk Manufacture and other material 
Affairs; and at the same Time, he was acquainted, that the 
Trustees had ordered Two Hundred Pounds in Sola Bills to be 
issued to him, which he was to Account for in proper Vouchers 
in discharging the said Manufacture at Ebenezer agreable to the 
Trustees Instructions. 

The Board opened a Box of Stationary sent by the Trustees 
to them by the Mary Cap* Pearson, who arrived at the Wharf 
before this Town the 30"* Ultimo, and found the Contents in good 
Order, as well as the small Box of Medicines for Doctor Graham 
and the Packages for Ebenezer. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 321 

Thursday the 7^ Day of June 1750. 

Agreable to the Trustees Instructions the Board paid M' Bol- 
zius Two Hundred Pounds in Sola Bills and took his Receipt to 
Account for them accordingly. 

M' Patrick Graham acquainted the Board by Letter that he 
was so ill in a Fever that his Attendance was impracticable. 

The Board was this Day employed in signing Sola Bills to pay 
the estimated Expences for one Year. 

Friday the 8"" Day of June 1750. 

The Reverend M' Bolzius applyed to the Board for Relief in 
Behalf of the Widow Petts setting her forth as a very useful 
Woman amongst her Neighbours when Sick at the River Ness 
and Abercom, but in great Distress since her late Husband's De- 
cease — The Board therefore ordered a Relief of one Shilling 
^ Week, 'till it shall appear, that her Circumstances are better. 

The Board issued to the Clerk of the Accounts Eight Hundred 
Pounds in Sola Bills, which with Five Hundred Pounds formerly 
issued at simdry Times makes Thirteen Hundred Pounds towards 
defraying the Estimate to Michaelmas last. 

Daniel Demetre being here for Provisions for the Southern 
Detachments of Soldiers, the Board ordered him to attend them 
and acquainted him, that he must for the Future look upon him- 
self to be under the Instructions of this Board — That after his 
arrival at Frederica, He should immediately return here, when 
proper Directions would be given him for his Future Conduct, 
while in that Service. 

Saturday the 9'^ Day of June 1750. 
Several Trademen's Bills were laid before the Board, and after 

(tie) 

examining them such as were approved of, were ordered to be 
paid in due Course with other Services. 

M' Henry Parker, a Member of this Board set forth, that the 
Lands, He has for Ten Years past lived on, proves after many 

n e r— Tol 9 



322 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

\ ears Experience and great Expence in endeavouring to improve 
it. wholly unfit for Cultivation; which Lands He says are upon 
Lease, but the Conditions are unknown, that He therefore holds 
no Lands in this Colony except a Lot in this Town, which He 
now surrenders to his second Son James, who lives in Town and 
is of Age capable of doing the necessary Duty ; that He is now 
under the Necessity of removing to some Place, which will an- 
swer the Labour and Expence of Cultivation, and therefore ap- 
plys to the Board for a Tract of Five Hundred Acres of Lands 
in his own right on the North Branch of the little Ogeechee 
River, adjoining to those granted to M*" Charles Watson — The 
Board being too well acquainted of the Truth of what is set forth 
readily granted M' Parker's request, and were surprised, he had 
so long neglected to get redress in a Matter that so nearly related 
to the Welfare of his numerous Family, accordingly a Warrant 
was ordered to be made out for runing the same. 

Henry William Parker eldest son to M' Henry Parker peti- 
tioned the Board, and set forth that He was the Eldest Son of this 
Colony, and had been inured to Labour in the Cultivation of 
Land from a Child, that for a considerable Time past. He had 
been employed in Squaring and Sawing of Lumber, in order to 
be enabled to get necessary strength (having already a sufficient 
Stock of Cattle &c.) to improve Lands for himself — Therefore 
desired Five Hundred Acres of Land adjoining to those requested 
for (and now granted to) his Father — The Board having for 
some Time past been pleased with the Behaviour and Industry of 
this Eldest Son of Georgia, and believing that it's Patrons would 
think him intitled to a Birth right, they granted his request, and 
have great assurance, that He will continue in the same Industri- 
ous Path, that He has set out in. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 323 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
22* Day of June 1750 

r William Stephens President 
J Henry Parker 
Present \ William Spencer 
1 Patrick Graham 
V James Habersham > 



" Assistants 



The Rev* M' Zeuberbuhler petitioned the Board setting forth, 
that He had obtained a Promise from the Honourable Trustees 
of Five Hundred Acres of Land in such Place (vacant) as He 
should think most proper to answer his Purpose; therefore de- 
sired the same to be laid out on the East End of the Island com- 
monly known by the Name of Argyle Island in Savannah River — 
The Trustees having signified their Pleasure, agreable to M"" 
Zouberbuhler's Petition, to this Board, they ordered the Surveyor 
to lay out and put him in Possession of the same. 

M" Anderson attended and acquainted the Board, that she had 
carefully saved a quantity of Silk Worm Eggs last Season, and 
had preserved them to this Spring, which when hatched She fed 
for Ten Days, but M*" Bolzius and his People (having not suffi- 
cient) applyed to the President for a supply, who considering, 
that their being fed here, would create a considerable Expence, 
not provided for, ordered her to deliver them to M*" Bolzius; 
therefore She desired, that her Services might be considered — 
The Board to incourage her Industry, as She appears ready to 
instruct and assist any that apply to her ; and being well assured, 
that She will be wanted the coming Season, as many People seem 
desirous to learn the Art of Winding Silk, ordered her Five 
Pounds. 

The Clerk of Accounts informed the Board, that the last Issue 
of Sola Bills was not sufficient to defray the Estimate to Michael- 
mas 1749 — Therefore the Board issued One Hundred Pounds. 

The Board took into Consideration sundry Letters dated in 
November last, which they received by the Snow Mary, Cap* 
Pearson from the Trustees Secretary and Accomptant, and as the 



321 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Culture of Silk is in particular recommended to the Attention of 
the Inhabitants of this Colony; they thought, they could not 
better answer the design and Injunction of the Trustees herein, 
than by convening some of the Principal Inhabitants from several 
Parts of the Colony, in order to consult with, and press them to 
exert themselves in cultivating Mulberry Trees and raising of 
Silk, so strongly and justly enjoyned them by the Trustees — 
Accordingly circular Letters were wrote to such Persons as were 
thought proper to meet on the 4"" July next, when (as the Court 
was approaching) many of them would be at hand to serve as 
grand Jurors. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
3* Day of July 1750 

' William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 

Present < William Spencer I AeeUtAtiK 
Patrick Graham f Assistants. 

^ James Habersham J 

Mess" Harris and Habersham laid before the Board five 
Receipts from the Commanding Officers of the Detachments of 
Soldiers from the three Independent Companies in South-Caro- 
lina, at Frederica and Augusta, for Fifty two Weeks Provisions 
supplyed by them to the said Detachments, with their Valuation 
of the Provisions so supplyed under each Receipt, the whole 
amounting to Two Hundred and Thirteen Pounds fourteen Shil- 
lings and Ten Pence, Namely. 

Lieu' Paul Demere's Receipt for Sixty Men in-1 f s d 

eluding himself from the 25^ June to the 10^**^ 108.. 6.. o>4 

March last being Thirty Seven Weeks I 

D*^'" D^ from the 1 1*^ March to the 23* June lastl . ^ .0 .1/ 

being Fifteen Weeks \ «•• '^ ' '/- 

Lieu* George Cadogan's Receipts for Twenty^ 

four Men including himself from the 25"* L ^^ jc a 

June to the 23* December last being Twenty j ^ " ^" 

six Weeks j 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 326 



D^'" D** from the 2^^ December to the 24"*) g 

March last being Thirteen Weeks \ 5" ^" 

D^" D° from the 25"* March to the 23^* June last 
being Thirteen Weeks 



15.. 7.. 8 



£213.. 14.. ID 

The Board examined these Vouchers, and found them to be 
very just, and executed agreable to the Trustees Instructions; 
and they are sorry, that it was not in their Power to pay them, 
being far short of Money to discharge the Estimate, as will fully 
appear by the Accounts intended to be transmitted by these Min- 
utes. 

This Day the Rev*" M*" Bolzius brought down a Box of Raw 
Silk containing Seventy four Pounds two Ounces, and applyed 
to the Board for their Advice, what Price He should pay the re- 
spective People that made it, as the Cocoons were wound, before 
the Trustees Instructions, which ordered them to be sorted and 
weighed reached him — Accordingly the Board made a Calcula- 
tion, which will appear on the general Account and Receipt of this 
Box of Silk, and which they believe is done as near as possible to 
the Trustees Intentions. 

Thursday the 5^*" Day of July 1750 

Yesterday and to Day the Board met sundry Gentlemen, agre- 
able to their Minute of the 22** Instant, and they still continue 
close on the Business of their meeting — But the Rev^ M' Bolzius 
this Evening producing his Accounts and Vouchers for the Silk 
He brought down, wherein it appeared that He wanted, besides 
the Two Hundred Pounds before paid him. Seven Pounds Six 
Shillings and four Pence three farthings to discharge the same; 
Therefore Eleven Pounds was issued to the Clerk of Accounts to 
pay this, and other small Demands. 



Zn COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 14"* Day of July 1750 

f William Stephens President 
Henry Parker ^ 

t James Habersham J 

The Court being this Morning ended, which (with other Pub- 
lick Affairs) has fully employed the Members of the Board for 
several Days past ; and as a Body of Thirty Nine Chickesaus had 
been here for some Days, it was thought proper to receive them 
publickly this Day, in order to get them dismis'd as soon as possi- 
ble, as they occasioned a considerable Expence — What past on 
this occasion was very agreable and friendly, and it soon ap- 
peared, that the chief Business of these Visitants was to receive 
a part of the Presents sent to them, and other Nations of Indians 
by His Majesty — The Agent was accordingly desired to assort 
the necessary Presents for them as soon as possible. 

A List of such disbanded Soldiers as have taken up Lands in 
this Colony, will be sent with this; and as they are setled in 
various Parts, and most of them very remote from this Town; 
The Board were under a Necessity of contracting with sundry 
People contiguous to them, to supply them with their Allow- 
ance of Provisions, which upon the whole, it's supposed will 
amount to about Six Hundred Pounds — By the Vouchers which 
these Contractors have produced, it appears, that only a few of 
these Setlers remain to be satisfied with their Provisions agre- 
able to the Trustees Instructions, which the Board have found 
means to supply them with, when demanded — As these Con- 
tractors are now very pressing for their Money, the Board are at 
a great Loss, how to make them easy, 'till they are enabled to pay 
them — But in order to give as great Content as possible, they 
have now issued to the Clerk of tlie Accounts Fifty five Pounds, 
which with several other Sums before paid on this Account, will 
it's hoped, prevent any further Clamours, 'till they can satisfye 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 327 

the whole ; and 'till that can be done, the real Expence and Ac- 
counts for this Service cannot be compleated. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 19*^ Day of July 1750 

"" William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present { William Spencer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 



Assistants 



The Chickesaw Indians have occasioned a considerable Ex- 
pence, as well as loss of Time and Trouble, and no Means can be 
found to prevent it, and induce them to leave us, 'till their own 
Time comes, which was not 'till this Afternoon, when they left 
us seemingly satisfyed, expressing their Desire of continueing 
their Friendship. 

M*" Hopton having some Time past I^een very pressing to 
have his Account with the Trustees setled, M"" Habersham was 
desired, when He went last to Charles Town to do it, and there 
appears to be a Ballance in M*" Hopton's Favour of Thirty three 
Pounds four Shillings and Eleven Pence farthing Sterling, which 
the Board this Day issued in order to be sent to Him. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coim- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 21'^ Day of July 1750 

r William Stephens President 
^ j Henry Parker 1 

ir'resent < y^^n^^ Spencer \ Assistants 

t James Habersham J 

The Board for some Days past have been busy in Writing to 
the Trustees, and making up a Packet to send them by Cap* Pear- 
son, who this Day cleared out in order to Sail; but being just 



328 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

now informed of some Indians having cut of some of the out Set- 
tlements at the South, they thought their Duty obliged them to 
dispatch a Messenger over Land to know the Truth of it, and de- 
tain the Ship, 'till the Messenger returned. 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the i** Day of 
July 1750 Exclusive To the 15 Day of December Inclusive. 

At a meeting of the President and Assistants in Cotm- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 25'** Day of July 1750. 

(William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 1 
William Spencer V Assistants 
James Habersham J 

The Messenger dispatch'd the 21'* Instant returned this Morn- 
ing, and the Board immediately acquainted the Trustees in a Let- 
ter to their Secretary M*" Mart)m with his Report. 
• Several Inhabitants have complained to this Board, especially 
Mess" John Milledge and John Kays, that they have received 
considerable Damage by Malatche and his People in their return 
to the Nation last August, the former setting forth, that they had 
killed in the Presence of his Servants Six Steers on Ogechee Riv- 
er, besides other Damages done in and about his House ; the latter, 
that his Plantation was robbed of Com, Potatoes &c to the Dam- 
age of Five Pounds — The Board being well informed, that there 
was Foundation of Complaint, and having Reason to suspect that 
Malatche intended Revenge against these two, and especially the 
Former, who was remarkably active in discountenancing their 
Behaviour while here, were of Opinion, that when Opportunity 
offered, this should be duly represented to Malatchee and his 
Party, and the Agent advised to stop the amount of the Damage 
out of their Quota in the next Presents if it shall be agreable to 
the Trustees, in which they humbly request their advice. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 329 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Sunday the 
29'*" Day of July 1750 

( William Stephens President 
Present < William Spencer \ Assistants 
I James Habersham j 

This Day two Indian Traders, Mess" Eycott and Millim, botli 
from the Upper-Creeks came here, and reported, that they learnt 
from the Indians, where they resided, that M" Bosomworth was 
daily expected in the Upper Creek-Nation, where they appre- 
hended, she intended to carry on Designs, that might endanger 
the Peace and Welfare of the Colony — This Report occasioned 
the Members of the Board to assemble, though on the Lord's 
Day, as Captain Pearson was then at Tybee, and was expected to 
Sail this Night or to morrow Morning, by whom they might give 
the earliest Notice to the Trustees if found necessary of what 
should come to their Knowledge of M" Bosomworth's extraordi- 
nary Journey, which they did in a Letter to M*" Secretary Martyn 
of this Date. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 29^** Day of August 1750. 



J 



William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
Present -{ William Spencer 
Patrick Graham 
1^ James Habersham 



> Assistants 



This Day Captain Gray in a Schooner arrived here from 
Charles-Town to load with Lumber, and brought the Board a 
Packet from the Trustees, which came in the Neptune Captain 
Ambrose Judd, and which contained (besides Letters for the 
Reverend M' Bolzius) a Letter from their Secretary M' Mar- 
tyn dated the 3** May last, and another from their Accomptant 



330 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' Harman Verelst dated the 9"" of the same Month — The Board 
cannot but feel their highest sense of Gratitude for the Trustees 
Paternal Care and unnwearied Zeal for the good of this Colony 
so fully expressed in M' Martyn's Letter, and they intend to take 
the first Opportunity to communicate the Contents to the Inhab- 
itants in general, and they doubt not, but it will produce the good 
Eflfects intended — The Boxes and Letters mentioned in M*" 
Verelst's Letter for M*" Bolzius, were ordered to be immediately 
sent up to Him. 

M' Francis Harris Merchant in this Town petitioned the Board 
for Five Hundred Acres of Land on the North Branch of the 
little Ogechee River, bounded South by those Lands granted to 
M' Henry Parker, on the West by the aforesaid River and North 
and East by vacant Lands — The Board being well satisfied of 
his Abillity and Design to improve Lands, and He having been 
many Years an Inhabitant, and having no Lands granted to Him 
in the Colony, they readily complyed with his Request. 

Christopher Hopkins late Keeper of the Trustees Cow-Pen 
petitioned the Board for Five Hundred Acres of Land, situated 
on the River Savannah, about Two Miles North West of Bryers 
Creek, and Bounded otherways by vacant Lands — The Board 
being satisfied of his Intention to cultivate the same, and having 
been many Years in the Trustees Service, they thought him de- 
serving ; therefore granted his Request, believing it will be agre- 
able to the Trustees. 

The President, especially for some Time past, has been under 
great Disorder, and was supposed by the Doctors to be in great 
Danger, but is now something better tho' very infirm. 



COLONIAL RECOBDS. 331 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the IS**" Day of September 1750. 



Present 



" William Stephens President 
Henry Parker 
William Spencer 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 



^ Assistants 



A small Party of Indians from the Tallasees a Town in the 
Upper Creeks consisting of one Chief, Six Gun Men and a Wo- 
man came here this Day, and appeared in good Temper, and were 
accordingly ordered to be provided for. 

M' George Galphin Trader at the Cowetas in the Lower Creek 
Nation, whose Family has lived some Years at Silver Bluff on 
the Carolina side where he has made large Improvements, and 
having a long Time been desirous of becoming a Freeholder of 
Georgia, petitioned the Board, setting forth that He had been 
promised by General Oglethorpe, when here, a Tract opposite to 
the said Bluff, on the Faith of which, he had made Improvements, 
and now requested the Board for Grant of Five Hundred Acres 
in the said Place being bounded on all sides by vacant Lands and 
the River Savannah; the Board considering his Circumstances 
and Industry agreed to his Request, promising that the Surveyor 
should lay out the same, the first Time the Board had occasion to 
send him to those Parts. 

M' George Galphin mentioned in the preceeding Minute, ac- 
quainted the Members of this Board, that M" Bosomworth left 
the Cowetas two Days before him, which was the Reason of his 
not coming here sooner, being desirous of seeing her gone from 
the Nation before he left it — The Board were acquainted some- 
time ago that M" Bosomworth's design was to go to the Tucka- 
batches, but it now appears, that she went no farther than the 
Cowetas, expecting to have met the Head Men of the Upper and 
Lower Creeks there, but was disappointed, not above four of five 

(sic) 

meeting her — M*" Galphin likewise said, that he understood She 



332 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

brought up Papers ready wrote for the Chiefs to Sign, the Con- 
tents of which, He might have been acquainted with by some of 
the Indians, but did not chuse it, not caring to enter into Dis- 
putes in the Nation, but so far understood, that they related to 
Lands down here, and that only Malatche and four or five (what 
we call head Men) had signed them; and that during the Time 
M" Bosomworth was there, She behav'd very peaceably. 

M' Graham the Agent for distributing the Indian Presents, 
was advised to Proportion a proper assortment for the Indians 
here, that they might be dispatched as soon as possible. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 2G^ Day of September 1750 

(Henry Parker President 
William Spencer ] 
Patrick Graham V Assistants 
James Habersham J 

The Assistants for a long Time past have been under great 
difficulties in proceeding in Publick Business, occasioned by the 
President (M' Stephens) Infirmities, and confused Mind; and 
altho' his Name has always appeared at the Head of the Board, 
yet for some Time past, he has been utterly uncapable of any 
Business, but rather retarded it — This Inconvenience could no 
longer be dispensed with, and they, this Morning came to a Reso- 
lution to wait on him, and let him know, that the Publick Con- 
cerns of the Colony had been of late much neglected, and that 
some means must be taken to prevent it for the Future, hoping 
thereby, that he would understand their Intention, without put- 
ting them under the disagreable Necessity of explaining them- 
selves; and agreable to their Expectation, He voluntarily de- 
clared Himself uncapable of any Publick Duty, desiring they 
wou'd proceed without Him and He would soon retire into the 
Country, where He should be more at Liberty to mind the more 
weighty Things of a Future State, not doubting, but the Trustees 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 333 

would enable Him to end his few remaining Days without Care, 
and Anxiety, which the Assistants promised to represent, having 
lately come to the Knowledge, that his Circumstances were quite 
different, than what they had before Reason to suspect. 

M' George Galphin and M' John Petticrew about Ten Days 
ago represented to this Board, the Necessity of a residing Consta- 
ble in the Creek Nation, that Office being vacant by the Death of 
William Atchison Finlay in July last, and oflfered themselves for 
that Service — The Board apprehending, that they had some 
Sinister views in this Application, they being deeply concem'd in 
a Monopolizing Company in the Indian Trade at Augusta, chose 
to Postpone it 'till they had better informed themselves — It hav- 
ing appeared to this Board by frequent Complaints from several 
Inhabitants of Augusta, that the Proceedings of this Company, 
if not timely prevented, would not only prove destructive to that 
flourishing Settlement, but also obstruct any Benefit this Colony 
might reap from the Indian Trade, and they had often (of late) 
advised the Commissioner for Licensing Traders, to Licence Per- 
sons (if such oflfer'd) as should appear deserving and independent 
of this Monopoly, by which, they hoped, a stop wou'd in some 
Measure be put, to the further growth of these apparent Evils, 
but notwithstanding those frequent advices this Company found 
Means to impose on the Infirmities of the Commissioner, and ob- 
tained Licences for all their Creatures, and thereby frustrated the 
Ends design'd by the advice given by this Board; and they are 
now confirm'd in their Opinion by Letters from Augusta, that 
the Application of the Persons beforemention'd for Constables 
was a Design of the Company's in order that they might have it 
in their Power to oppress all Traders in the Nation, who would 
not join them in their pernicious Schemes. 

M' Patrick Graham Agent for distributing Indian Presents, 
acquainted the Board that He did on the 9"" of this Instant deliver 
to the Indians mentioned the 15"* proper Presents, and the next 
Day sent them up to the Cow Pen in a Boat to forward them to 
the Nation, and they appeared to be well satisfied. 

M' Jonathan Bryan of South Carolina petitioned the Board 
for a Tract of Five Hundred Acres of Marsh and Swamp Land 



334 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

bounded on the South by the Line of the Town Lands, on the 
East on a Creek call'd Salter's Creek, on the West by a small 
Creek, that runs into the Five Acre Lots, and on the North by 
the River Savannah about two Miles below this Town, promising 
that He would by Christmas next put on a sufficient Number of 
Hands to cultivate and improve the same to the best advantage — 
Part of this Land the Trustees formerly proposed to be on a 
Lease to M' Christie, but as he never came here to take Posses- 
sion or claim his Lease, the Board look'd on it to be vacant, more 
•especially as they are well satisfied, that he is utterly tmcapable of 
improving any part of it, being now in Charles Town in misera- 
ble Circumstances; Therefore, they readily granted M' Bryan's 
request, especially as this piece of Land cannot be cultivated with- 
out great Strength, which they know He is capable of perform- 
ing, and believe he will become a useful and valuable Member of 
this Colony — He likewise petitioned in Behalf of his Son Jona- 
than for Five Hundred Acres of Land on Hutchinson's Island, 
opposite to this Town, proposing (if granted and Liberty could be 
obtained on the Carolina side) to make a Road through the 
Island, and carry the same to the High Land on that side, sup- 
pos'd to be upwards of Three Miles through a deep Swamp, in 
order to open a better Communication between the two Colonies, 
but as they understood his Intention was not to do it this Season, 
they chose to defer giving any possitive answer, until they saw 
how far He would fulfil his Engagements on the Land granted, 
^nd should receive the Trustees advice on the same. 

Thursday the 27^** Day of September 1750 

Jacob Casper Walthour who hath served the Trustees in the 
Publick Store under the Direction of M"" William Russell, peti- 
tioned for a peice of Land confin'd on three sides, namely on the 
North by Henry William Parker on the West by John Farmur, on 
the South by William Ewen and on the East by vacant Lands, 
^containing One Hundred and forty Acres, setting forth that his 
Father had enabled Him to cultivate and improve the same — 
The Board being well satisfied of his dutiful and faithful Beha- 
viour, while in thexTrustees Service, were pleased, that they had 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 335 

an Opportunity of shewing him Countenance, and ordered the 
Surveyor to run out, and put him in Possession of the said Lands, 
especially as Mr. Habersham a Member of this Board, acquaint- 
ed them, that his Father had lodged upwards of Thirty Pounds in 
his Hands to buy him a Negroe. 

M' Benedict Bourquin the 5*** Day of May 1749, had Three 
Hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted to Him by this Board 
to be run adjoining West to Five Hundred Acres that Day grant- 
ed to his Brother Henry, who was to join West of a Tract of the 
same Quantity possessed by Philip Delegal on the South Branch 
of little Ogechee River, and the Board were this Day surprised, 
to see a second Petition of the said Benedict's laid before them for 
Five Hundred Acres of Land near the Place, He before, had 
Lands granted to him ; which caused them to send for the Sur- 
veyor to know the Reason, why the Lands granted to the said 
Bourquin were not laid out agreable to the Board's orders, who 
acquainted them, that the Day He was going out to run the said 
Lands ; M'' Samuel Marcer went to Him, and said. He was glad, 
that He had the Opportunity of seeing him before He went out, 
and ordered him to leave a Tract of Five Hundred Acres of Land 
vacant between Philip Delegal and those he should run for Henry 
Bourquin, and that as He was an Assistant, He understood and 
obeyed it as an order from the Board; that by so doing, Bene- 
dict Bourquin found himself pushed into a deep Swamp, which 
did not afford Him a piece of High Land proper to Build a dwell- 
ing House and Bam upon, therefore declined taking the same — 
This proceeding of M*" Marcer's intirely unknown to the Board, 
confirmed their Suspicion, that for some Time past, He had been 
endeavouring to accumulate Quantitys of Lands to Himself, under 
the Name of Persons said to be in England, which the Board had 
reason to suspect were fictitious — The Board took this second 
Petition into Consideration, and finding that M' Bourquin had 
been ill used, and that his Circumstances (having lately met with 
many heavy Misfortunes) were not so well, as they appeared to 
be Eighteen Months ago, and having a very numerous Family 
granted Him two Hundred Acres on the said reserved Lands, 
reserving the other Three Hundred to be given to Him, if He 



336 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

shall appear deserving and of ability to improve them, and if 
not to be disposed of otherwise. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
2* Day of October 1750 

(Henry Parker President 
William Spencer 1 
Patrick Graham [ Assistants 
James Habersham J 

William Davis petitioned the Board setting forth, that He had 
for some Time past resided on Fifty Acres of Land belonging to 
M" Robe relict of Thomas Smith on Skidoway Island, and being 
desirous of becoming a Freeholder of this Colony requested Fifty 
Acres of Land on the said Island formerly granted to and pos- 
sessed by William Ewen, and some Time ago resigned by Him, 
which the Board granted to the said Davis. 

John Gabel a German lately an indented Servant to Captain Da- 
vid Cutler Braddock, petitioned for Fifty Acres of Land at Aber- 
com, formerly possessed by William Starr Fitchett, who has been 
sometime Dead — The Board not knowing, that the said Fitchett 
had left any Will, or had any Heirs or Relations supposed this 
Land to be vacant, and being well satisfied of the Petitioners In- 
dustry and good Behaviour, ordered him to be put into Pos- 
session of the same, upon Condition that if any Heir appeared 
He must resign these Lands, when an equivolent of Lands should 
be granted to Him, elsewhere — Upon this occasion, we cannot 
omit observing, that there are many Lands lay vacant for the 
same Reason as the abovementioned, and unless some Means can 
be fallen upon to remedy this Evil a considerable Quantity will 
lye vacant and useless to the Detriment of the Neighbouring 
Plantations. 

M' William Spencer acquainted the Board, that M' Adam Bos- 
omworth, Brother to Thomas, came to him last Saturday Morn- 
ing, and said, that He and a Young Man an Interpreter desir'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 337 

to make Affidavit before Him and M' Marcer to a Paper, that 
was already wrote ; that He had been with M' Marcer, who sent 
his Service to Him, desiring to know, where M' Marcer should 
wait on Him, or He on M' Marcer? He replied that He was 
much out of order, and unable to go from Home, and desired to 
see the Papers, He wanted to be sworn to, upon which M' Bos- 
omworth delivered Him a Sheet of Paper doubled and sealed at 
the corners, with an Affidavit drawn on the Back of the same, 
which upon Perusal He found related to some Transactions of 
the Bosomworths in the Creek-Nation, where He understood 
they had lately been; which put him on his Guard, and He ac- 
quainted M' Bosomworth, that He could not be insensible that 
His Family had made great Disturbance with the Indians, there- 
fore He did not chuse to do any thing of that kind, 'till He had 
consulted with M'' Parker, who wou'd be in Town Monday or 
Tuesday following — He answered that as M' Parker was not 
in Town, He applied to Him and M"" Marcer, who was ready to 
wait on Him to do it — M*" Spencer suspecting M*" Marcer to be 
concem'd with the Bosomworths, told Him, that if He was able. 
He would ride with Him to M*" Parkers, and 'till He saw Him, 
He would not swear Him — M*" Spencer likewise said, that M*" 
Bosomworth, came again to Him in the Afternoon in a threat- 
ning Manner, and told Him, that notwithstanding M*" Parker 
was not in Town, M' Marcer was ready, and if He wou'd not join 
with Him in taking His Affidavit, He would protest against Him, 
to which He replied, that He had given him an Answer in the 
Morning, and He might do as He pleased — M*" Spencer also re- 
ported, that He observed, that M' George Galphin was mentioned 
in the aforesaid Affidavit, as a subscribing Witness to the within 
Instrument of Writing, which the Board were surprised to hear, 
after what He had related to them set forth in a preceeding Min- 
ute of the 15*** Ultimo, whereon they resolved to order the Sur- 
veyor not to lay out the Lands lately granted to Him, 'till He had 
cleared up this extraordinary Part of his Conduct. 



29 e r— to] f 



338 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Wednesday the 3** Day of October 1750 

M' Spencer coming to the Board this Morning, saw M' Bos- 
omworth and M*" Marcer talking together, and went to the For- 
mer, and acquainted Him, that M' Parker was now in Town, and 
if He wou'd go with Him, He wou'd have an Answer to his Busi- 
ness, to which He replyed, it was very well and left Him. 

John Staly Jun' petitioned to have the Lot N** 18, on the River 
Ness, which He drew at the first Settlement of that Place, 
changed for the Lot N® 17. drawn at the same Time by Thomas 
Richards, who left the Colony, as set forth in a Minute of this 
Board the 16^** November last, complaining, that the Lot, He now 
possesses, does not prove so good as He expected, and the Board 
being willing to encourage his Industry, granted his request. 

The following from the Reverend M*" Bolzius was this Day 
laid before the Board — 

"May it please your Honours to pardon me for my Attempt 
"to trouble your Board with this humble Petition — M' Von 
"Mimch (a great and rich Gentleman at Ausperg, and one of the 
"Honourable Trustees) hath it much at Heart to contribute all 
"he possibly can to the setling of this Barrier Colony with good, 
"honest and industrious German Protestants, who make in great 
"Numbers Application to him and other Favourers of the Poor, 
"in order to be sent over to Georgia or Carolina — The said Gen- 
"tleman wrote lately to M' Meyer acquainting him, that He, to- 
"gether with the Reverend M'^ Ulsperger, intended then to Pe- 
"tition the Honourable Trustees for a Tract of Land to settle by 
"Degrees, and upon a very good Scheme, such German Protest- 
"ants upon, which he thinks proper to send over — Therefore I 
"beg, your Honours would please to reserve a fertile and con- 
"venient Tract of Land for that Purpose, as near to our Settle- 
"ment as you possibly can — We have pitched for the present 
"upon the large Islands between our Mill Creek (commonly called 
"Abercom Creek) and Savannah River, where is some high 
"Land for Buildings — It is said likewise, that at Little Oge- 
"chee is much vacant very good Land to settle a Body of People 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 339 

**'to their mutual Assistance in Labour and Defence-^ What we 
"call the Uchee Land is reserved for our present and future Serv- 
*'ants, and contains not such large Quantity, as is given out — 
^* Above Mount Pleasant is (as we are told) a very fertile and 
^'convenient Tract for a whole Body of People — Our old Setlers, 
"chiefly at the Mill Creek, beg your Honours wou'd please to 
"grant them upon the said Islands Fifty Acres to that which they 
'possess already, that they may have Each loo Acres to be used 
"for Planting Mulberrry trees, and Pasturage being too much 
"Streightened for Land in their present Situation — Likewise the 
"Reverend M' Lemke hath pitched upon a high Tract upon the 
"Island, mostly opposite to M*" David Zubli ; for a Plantation of 
"500 Acres for his Family, if you please to grant it Him — In 
"expectation of a favorable answer to this my Petition for our 
"great Favourer M' Von Munch for our old Setlers, and my 
"Dear Fellow Labourer M'' Lemke, I rest with present Esteem 
"Honoured Gentlemen 

"Your most Obedient and very 
hxunble Servant 
Ebenezer in Georgia John Martin Bolzius 

Sep' 28"^ 1750 

The Board being acquainted, that the Reverend M' Bolzius 
was in Town sent for Him, and told Him, that they wou'd with 
Pleasure accommodate any People, that may come recommended 
from the worthy Gentlemen he had mentioned or Himself; but 
they had long observed with Concern, that the old Inhabitants of 
Ebenezer had laboured under great difficulties by being hudled 
up together on small bits of Land, (two three and four Families 
being plac'd on a Fifty Acre Lot, of which not more than Ten or 
Twelve Acres on many of them were fit for Cultivation, the rest 
being Pine) and that it was more equitable to provide for the old 
Setlers, who could not long subsist in their present Situation, 
unless remedied ; that after these were accommodated, then oth- 
ers, that might come over, might have the best vacant Lands in 
or near that Township— M' Bolzius was extremely well pleas'd 
with the Board's Sentiments, but expressed the Difficulty He ha4 



340 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

met with in perswading some of them to remove to the Lands^ 
sometime ago, laid out for them on Black Creek, and near Aber- 
corn they urging, that it wou'd he hard to leave their present 
Possessions — M*" Bolzius was acquainted, that the original Pro- 
prietors of those Lots or their Children when displeasM with their 
Neighbours might turn them off, which wou'd probably, if H. 

(8ic> 

should die, be the Consequence, and might be the Cause of great 
confusion and endless Disputes: He replied that He was con- 
vinced, that there was a Necessity of remedying these apparent 
Evils, and had offered several of them Five Pounds Each, to as- 
sist them in setling their New Plantations, which some of them 
refused, looking upon their present Habitations, and small Modi- 
cums of Land, which they had improved, as their own Property — 
The Board perceiving M' Bolzius's Dilemma, and knowing these 
People to be deserving of encouragement in a particular Manner, 
and being some of the oldest Setlers, told him, that such as chose 
to move, should have One Hundred Acres Each of good Lands, 
where they should pitch upon in or near Ebenezer, and that those, 
who remained, should have their present Lands made up One 
Hundred Acres on the Island adjoining them, agreable to M' 
Bolzius's Request, and at the same time. He was desired to return 
a particular Account of the Names of those that wou'd remove 
on this offer, and the Lands they chose, and likewise of those, 
who remained, and wanted their Possessions enlarged ; the Board 
being entirely unacquainted with the Settlement of Ebenezer, 
which was left to the Discretion and Conduct of M' Bolzius being 
thought to be agreable to the Trustees. 

M' Noble Jones petitioned the Board for a Tract of Five Hun- 
dred Acres of Land situated on the Heads of the North Branches 
of the Little Ogechee, adjoining to the North West comer of 
those lately granted to M' Francis Harris ; setting forth that He 
was possessed of no Lands in the Colony of Georgia, except a 
Tract on the Isle of Hope, which He held by Lease, on which it 
is well known, that He had for many Years labour'd in cultivat- 
ing the same at a vast Expence, and notwithstanding he had, had 
seven Negroes this present Year working thereon. He had not 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 341 

rais'd more than Food to feed them the ensuing Year ; and unless 
the Board wou'd grant Him such Lands as would answer the 
Expence of Cultivation, it would be more for His Interest to 
dispose of them, than keep them employed, where they now are — 
The Board being well convinc'd of the Truth of what was set 
forth, could have no Objection to M' Jones's Request, Therefore 
order'd the Surveyor to run out the same. 

The confused state of Ebenezer, relating to the Possessors of 
Lands, which requires to be speedily look'd into, in order that the 
same may be properly ascertain'd, as well as many other In- 
stances of the like Nature in other Parts of the Colony, which 
has occur'd, and occasioned great Difficulties to the Board, put 
them upon considering of proper Means to remedy the same, 
which they found could only be effectually done by a proper Reg- 
ister's Office, which has been totally neglected by those hitherto 
appointed Registers and for Years past no one has even appear'd 
ill that Character, and that no Person in the Colony was better 
qualified to execute this weighty Trust, than M' Noble Jones, 
who, notwithstanding it had not been his proper Business, had 
kept a private Register, and had always been ready to assist with 
His Services therein, when desired; Therefore it was now pro- 
posed to M' Noble Jones to undertake it, who willingly accepted 
it and engaged to perform the same carefully, the Board not 
doubting but the Trustees will approve of, and confirm him there- 
in. 

Thursday the 4"" Day of October 1750 

The Commissioner for the Indian Affairs received some Time 
ago a Letter from M' Daniel Clark a Trader in the Indian Na- 
tion, acquainting him, that He saw at the Cowetaw Town in the 
lower Creeks several Frenchmen namely, the Engineer, Lieuten- 
ant, Ensign, Linguist and three Soldiers of the Albama Fort, be- 
sides some Indians and Negroes, that attended them, who staid 
there three Days and were much caressed by the Cowetaws, espe- 
cially by Malatche, who they called their King; that James Bub- 
tie who was sent Express by the Govemour of South-Carolina 
to perswade these Indians to conclude a Peace with the Cherokees, 



d42 COLONIAL BECORDS. 

wanted to buy Provisions for his return to Augusta, but coulcf 
get none upon any Consideration all the Town being taken up in 
entertaining the French, and in providing Bread, Fowles &c ta 
carry them back to the Albamas; that the French brought Col- 
ours, which were set up in the Square by Malatche's orders, on 
which He and M' Galphin asked Chigillee and Malatche; what 
they meant by doing this, and if they had no English Colours in 
their Town, or if they were tum'd all Frenchmen, of which they 
seem'd to take no Notice, whereupon they went out of the Square, 
and soon after were sent for, but they refused to go, and told 
them, that they wou'd neither hear nor receive any Talks under 
French Colours ; that they were again sent for, and returned the 
same answer, upon which Malatche and other head Men went 
to M' Galphin's Store, and sent an answer to the Govemour's 
Letter, which was that they looked upon the Cherokees as the 
Agressors, and that they would not conclude a Peace with them 
unless they wou'd come to that Place to treat about it, or to that 
Effect. 

The Board are at a Loss to say, whether the Govemour's per- 
sisting (as we hear He does) to bring these Indians to Terms 
of Peace is good Policy, as it has always been allow'd by the Tra- 
ders, that the Indians never behav'd better to them, than when 
they have War among themselves — When the Indians have men- 
tioned any thing of this Kind to this Board their answer has been, 
that they were sorry to hear of their Quarrels, but as the Cher- 
okees, as well as Creeks were their Friends, and they were all 
red Men, they did not chuse to interfere with their Disputes, es- 
pecially as both Nations continued in -^mity with the great King 
and his Subjects. 

The Behaviour of these Indians to the French, as well as to 
the Bosomworths, with whom, they promised when here to have 
no concern with, induced the Board to advise M' Graham to make 
up a Quantity of Presents for tlie Upper Creeks, and to go 
there himself to distribute the same, which they thought would 
be a means, as these People have generally appeared well affected 
to the English, of preventing any ill Consequences, that might be 
intended by the lower Creeks, especially the Cowetaws and Cus- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 343 

sitaws, whose ungrateful Behaviour deserves a severe Censure 
it it was proper at this Juncture to shew it. 

M' Graham was desired to take the first Opportunity to send 
up the Presents to Augusta, that they might be forwarded from 
thence in January next, in order to be in the Nation in February, 
where He intended to meet them, being the Season, when the 
Indians return from their Winter Hunts. 

Mary, Widow of the late Thomas Younge Wheelwright, hav- 
ing often set forth, that She was absolutely incapable of subsist- 
ing herself and two Children without some Relief ; which appear- 
ing to the Board, they ordered her an Allowance of Twenty Shil- 
lings ^ Quarter, 'till they should have Reason to recall it. 

The President M' Stephens came to the Board, and acquainted 
them, that a Boat and Hands were ready to carry Him to his 
Plantation, for which Place He intended to set out to Morrow 
Morning in order to spend his few remaining Days in preparing 
for a better Life. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 17"* Day of October 1750 



Present ^ 



Henry Parker President 
William Spencer 1 
Patrick Graham > Assistants 
James Habersham J 



The Reverend M' Zouberbuhler and most of the Inhabitants 
of this Town, having frequently complain'd of the ill Conduct of 
M' Holt the Schoolmaster, towards many of the Children under 
his Instruction — The Board could no longer hear these repeated 
Complaints without examining into the same ; therefore He was 
sent for (M"" Zouberbuhler by Request being present) who re- 
turned for answer, that He would come when He had Time ; the 
Messenger was again sent to acquaint Him, that his Attendance 
was required immediately, the answer was, when He dismissed 
the School, He wou'd attend, and that He was the properest 
Judge of the Time ; this insolent Behaviour occasioned the Board 



344 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to order their Messenger to fetch Him as an Officer — When He 
was brought, his Behaviour to the Board, as well as to M' Zou- 
berbuhler was so intollerably abusive ; that it was thought prop- 
er, in order to reduce him to a sense of his Duty, to order him 
into Confinement ; but before, He reached the Place, M' Zouber- 
buhler at the request of the Board, overtook him, and endeav- 
oured to convince Him of his Error, which kind Service, M' Zou- 
berbuhler said, He returned with the utmost Scorn and Con- 
tempt, and added that He could not in Conscience ask any Fa- 
vours for Him; 'till He was convinced of his Folly, which He 
thought could only be done by shewing a proper Resentment, as 
He had often declared, that He was not under the Controul of 
any Authority here. 

M' John Milledge petitioned for four Hundred Acres of Land 
on the South side of little Ogechee River at the back of Lands 
granted to William Wilson and his Son John, setting forth, that 
He some Years ago made considerable Improvements on a Tract 
of Land on the great Qgechee, while He commanded the Garri- 
son on the said River, but the same having never been confirmed 
to him, and the Provincial Troops being broke, made it incon- 
venient for him to desire to be fixed there ; and that He has since 
been industriously employed in cutting Lumber &c. but now con- 
ceives it to be high Time to make a Settlement for his future 
Welfare — The Board having for some Time past observed, that 
this good natur'd Young Man has been employing his Strength 
and Industry rather for the Service of others, than for himself, 
could not but approve of his Design of making a Settlement, 
therefore granted his Request; and they cannot omit observing, 
that He has at all Times appeared peculiarly Active to serve the 
Colony, whenever required, especially in all Disturbances with 
the Indians, being a good Horseman and well acquainted with 
the Woods. 

Thursday the i8"* Day of October 1750 

The Board thought proper before they separated to desire M' 
Habersham, one of their Members, to get M' Zouberbuhler to 
go with Him to have a further Discourse with M' Holt concern- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 345 

ing his late Behaviour, which M' Zouberbuhler for some Time 
refus'd, saying He look'd upon him to be in his present Temper 
incorrigible, and that he ought to be humbled by Confinement 
but was at length prevail'd on to go, who soon returned together, 
reporting that his Behaviour was the same or rather worse; but 
the Board having Compassion on the Infirmities of his decrepit 
Body, thought rather to Suspend him from acting as a School- 
master under the Trustees (at least 'till he came to a sense of 
his Duty) than to keep him longer confin'd, accordingly he was 
sent for and acquainted of the same, but that He might keep a 
private School for such Children whose Parents should think 
proper to send to Him 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
5*** Day of November 1750 

Henry Parker Vice President 
William Spencer ^ 
Present i Patrick Graham I a-. .^ 
James Habersham f Assistants 
Noble Jones J 

This being the first Board since the arrival of the Packet by 
the Charming Martha Cap* John Lisslie, who arrived on Tues- 
day last (occasioned by the Indisposition of M' Parker who was 
thereby appointed Vice President) when M' Habersham who 
was likewise appointed the Trustees Secretary within the Prov- 
ince, acquainted the Board that He had lost no Time in dispatch- 
ing the Letters directed to the Reverend M' Bolzius at Ebenezer; 
and had likewise given orders to the Clerk of the Store to pro- 
vide a large Boat, and use his utmost diligence to bring to this 
Town the Passengers and their Baggage, from on Board the 
Ship lying at Cockspur; and accordingly they were all landed, 
Lodg'd and provided for in this Town — 

M*" Bolzius having by Letter acquainted the Board, that He 
liad three or four Days before lost His Eldest Son, and desir'd 
.that His Attendance at this Time might be dispenc'd with; but 



346 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

sent the Reverend M' Lemke and M' Meyor in His stead, who 
now attended, when the Board after advising with them took 
proper Measures, that no Time should be lost in sending the Ger- 
man Passengers to Ebenezer, except some few, who being Sick, 
orders were given for proper Care towards their Recovery ; the 
Board likewise acquainted them that they could not at this Time 
come to determinate Resolution, how to settle these new Comers 
'till they had consulted with M' Bolzius, and accommodated the 
old Inhabitants with Lands, agreeable to his Request and their 
Promise made to Him as appears in a Minute of the 3* of Octo- 
ber last. 

Two of the Members of the Board being in Publick Company 
with M' Samuel Marcer and others the 22^ Ultimo, and accidently 
falling into discourse about M' and M" Bosomworth's being dis- 
appointed in their Intention of going to England with Captain 
Davis, it introduced a further Conversation about their late Be- 
haviour in the Indian Nation, when M' Marcer said, that He 
was surprised to see M' Galphin's Name as a Witness to some 
Instruments of Writing, executed in the Creek-Nation, when He 
had denied here of knowing anything about it — He was ask'd 
how He could see the Names of the Witnesses, as the Paper pro- 
duced to M' Spencer, with an Affidavit on the back, was sealed 
up ? He answered, that He took Care of that, for He would not 
swear him, 'till He knew what it was, and took Copys — The 
Hint was improved, but He perceiving, that He had overshot 
himself, grew more wary and endeavour'd to recal what He had 
declared, and said, that He had only taken Copies of the Affida- 
vits to three Instruments of writing for his own Satisfaction, and 
that a fourth was offered Him; but He knew it to be so bare- 
facedly untrue, that He refused to Swear them to that — He was 
then asked, how He could see M' Galphin's Name without seeing 
the Writings? He answered, that He insisted upon seeing M' 
Galphin's Name, and doubtless improved the Opportunity of 
looking further — He was then told, that the Board knew noth- 
ing of this Proceedure, and that He had done very wrong in coun- 
tenancing it — He replyed, that it was his Opinion, as well as 
other abler Persons, that these Affairs had better be decided at. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 347 

Home, for they never could be concluded here — He was again 
told that He had joined the Board in representing the Destructive 
Schemes of -these People, and that He seemed now to use his 
Authority to countenance them, and much more to the same Pur- 
port, to which He replyed, that He could not refuse a Brittish 
Subject his Oath — It is evident to the Board that M*" Marcer was 
well acquainted with the Purport of these writings, otherwise, 
they can't conceive how He could distinguish one from the other. 
Last Spring, Captain Davis went to Jamaica, when He hired 
a large Schooner by the run (to touch at S* Simons) for Eng- 
land; and about last September, He came off the Island of S* 
Catherines, where M' Bosomworth resided, and sent his Boat on 
Shore to get Beef of Him for his Voyage, as well as to desire M' 
and M" Bosomworth to meet him at Simons, from whence He 
was to proceed in Seven Days for London — M' Bosomworth set 
out directly for the Forks, where his Wife was supposed to be on 
her Way from the Nation, but meeting her short of that Place, 
they proceeded with the Deer Skins, they had got from the In- 
dians to S* Simons — Thomas Parker, M' Marcer's Son in Law 
with some others, who had accompanied Captain Davis to Ja- 
maica came on Shore in the Schooner's Boat to S* Catherines, 
and after they had loaded her with Beef, and other Effects of the 
Bosomworths, they went likewise to S* Simons expecting to meet 
Captain Davis, who has not been since heard of. 

Tuesday the 6"* Day of November 1750 

A Special Court was ordered to be held on Friday the 9"* In- 
stant, and the Recorder was required to make it Publick, by ad- 
vertising the same. 

Late last Night M' Habersham laid before the Board, the fol- 
lowing Letter from the Reverend M' Bolzius dated the 3* Instant, 
Viz* 

"Ebenezer in Georgia Nov' 3* 1750 
"Honoured & Dear Gentlemen 

"I hope, you will pardon me for this Trouble by writing to you 
''instead of waiting upon your Board, as I was heartily inclined 



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"& my Duty commanded me, if not my & my Wife's weak state 
"of Health in our present Tryals, and several necessary Business 
"in the absence of the Reverend M*" Lemke & M*" Meyer pleaded 
"for an Excuse. — I have acquainted our Inhabitants with your 
"paternal Care & generous Inclination to enlarge their Planta- 
"tions, which they look upon as real Testimonies of your unde- 
"served Love & Favour, for which they return you together with 
"me their most humble & hearty Thanks. — It is true, some are 
"so weak in their Bodies, that they are hardly able to cut down 
"a Tree or build a Hutt ; Therefore desire to spend the short Re- 
"mainder of their Time upon their small Tracts of Land near 
"Church School & Mill. — Some, whom I shall name afterwards, 
"embrace with great Pleasure your kind and generous offer, & 
^'beg you would please to allow them each loo Acres of Land of 
"that, what is vacant about Abercom or Goshen as the nearest 
"to our Mills & the Church at our Plantations; but fear with 
"good Reason, that but few Tracts are vacant. — I am told, that 
"2 or 3 Soldiers have left and given up their Lots thereabouts, & 
"you would oblige me and our People very much, if you would 
^'please to grant them Liberty to Settle upon such. — M' Lemke 
"will not desire an unusual thing as that Glebe would be, which 
"the Surveyor hath run out upon my Application, and it seems, 
"the Hon"* Trustees will not approve of a second Glebe for the 
"Parish of Ebenezer, therefore leaves this Tract of 300 Acres 
"willingly to three of our old Inhabitants, if you are pleased to 
'*give your Consent to it. — Their names are Christian Leimber- 
"ger, Balthasar Bacher & Peter Kohleisen, who leave their small 
"Tracts at the Mill Creek to their Neighbours upon very reason- 
"able Terms. — So does George Kocher & Martin Lackner sen*", 
"who beg likewise each 100 Acres about Abercom & Goshen, 
"Vit Lechner, who is now Overseer upon my Glebe, & hath a 50 
"Acre Lot near it, begs leave to have run out 50 Acres more in 
"the Swamp congruous to his Tract, He hath given up likewise 
"his very small Plantation near our long Bridge to one of his 
"Neighbours for filling up his Quantity. — George Buckner hath 
"a Plantation near the Town, but being mostly Pine Land, begs 
^*you would please to allow him the vacant neighbouring Plan- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 349 

"tation of 50 Acres too, which is mostly Pine but having some^ 
"Acres of good Land. — The following old Inhabitants had either 
"no Land at all, or have given up their small & imperfect Tracts 
"to their Neighbours, Viz* Mathias Zettler, George Meyer, Ru- 
"pert Shrempf, Christoph"" Rottenberger, Valentin Deppe, John 
"Martin Rynlander an Orphan with Zettler, Rupert Kalcher, 
"Philip Metzcher, Ludwig Ernst an Orphan. — These beg Liberty^ 
"to chuse their Plantations upon the Uchee Land, where is a very 
"good Situation to build a Grist Mill, for which I beg, you would 
"please to order the Surveyor to reserve 100 Acres for publick 
"Benefit. — Our last Servants had the Promise to get their Plan- 
"tations laid out likewise upon the Uchee Land, for whom I make 
"bold to intercede, if you would please to let them have the Pref- 
"erence to the present new Comers, to settle here after the Ex- 
"piration of their Servitude. — But lately is come a Man with his 
"Wife from Purrysburg to our Place, his Wife having her Sis- 
"ters here ; his Name is Jacob Meyer who begs likewise a Tract 
"for his Settlement upon the said Land; as also John Paul 
"Franck, who married lately Old Keefer's at Purrysburg Daugh- 
"ter, & desires to live near his Relations upon the said Land. — 
"George Glaner gives up his 25 Acres to the Widow Sibylle Zant 
"and her Children for filling up their Quantity, & begs to take 
"for his Property that uncultivated Plantation near him at the 
"Lagoon of our long Bridge. — Lachner jun' having got his full 
"Compliment of a 50 Acres Plantation from his Neighbour at 
"the Bridge, forsakes that Lot at the Black Creek, which was run 
"out for him about a twelve Months ago, & John Sheraus, who is 
"setled thereabouts, begs, that it may be added to his Lot, to get 
"thereby 100 Acres for himself, his Son and Brother, whom he 
"expects.-— Jacob Mohr, a single Man beseeches your Board for 
"a piece of good Land, still vacant near my Glebe. — May our 
"Good Lord please to direct your well disposed Hearts to what is 
"conducive to the Welfare of the Colony, to the well being of 
"the above named Supplicants & to the new Colonists happy set- 
"ling to their and their Favdurers Satisfaction. — I desire eagerly 
"to wait upon your Board as soon as my Fellow labourer returns, 
"if the Lord is pleased to grant me Strength & Life. In the mean- 



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"While I rest with Submission and real Pleasure — Honoured & 
"Dear Gentlemen Your most obliged & very humble Servant 

"John Martin Bolzius 

The Board well weighing the same and taking a due Consid- 
eration thereon, order'd their Clerk to write the following an- 
swer. 

"Savannah 5^*" Novem' 1750 
"Rev* Sir 

"Your Letter of the 3* Instant has been laid before the Board, 
"and they desire me to assure you, that they will do all in their 
"Power to forward the Settlement of Ebenezer; and agreeable 
"to your request and their late Resolution, they think the old In- 
"habitants have a Prior Right to be first accommodated with a 
"Hundred Acres of such Lands, as they shall like; after those, 
"the Familys, that are now come over at their own Expence, to 
"be provided with Fifty Acres of Land, where they and you shall 
"chUse, for whom the Trustees have sent over some Tools, which 
"they will receive, when setled, but they expresly acquaint the 
"Board, that they are not to be allowed any Provisions from 
"them — The Trustees inform the Board, that another Embark- 
"ation may soon be expected, and as they cannot tell, what Terms 
"they may come here upon, they can only say, that the Male Serv- 
"ants by Cap' Bogg will be provided with Fifty Acres of Land 
"each, before the Servants now, or that may hereafter come — 
"They believe you will think their Opinion herein equitable, and 
"as the Trustees intend to send over Grants to the Possessors of 
"Lands,, within this Province, great Care must be taken to ex- 
"plain the Bounds and situation of each Tract, to ascertain each 
"Man's Property, and thereby avoid Confusion and troublesome 
"Disputes; Therefore the Board desire to see you (if you can 
"conveniently come) any Time before Friday next, or if that 
"does not Suit, next Tuesday — They desire me to acquaint you^ 
"that they condole with you in your late Loss — I am 
"Rev* Sir 

"Your very humble Servant 

W"* SpEnc^ 
in the Absence of the Clerk 
"Rev* John Martin Bolzius . 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 351 

The Rev* M"" Lemke and M' Meyer this Morning acquainted 
the Board, that they had sent all the German Servants to Ebe- 
nezer, except 'Abraham Younginger, who is appointed to be a 
Servant in the Trustees Store, and Catherina Michlerin, who was 
desir'd by M' Habersham to serve at the Orphan House, and 
Abraham Slumpberger and Family, also Abraham Fezer and his 
Family, the said Men being so weak could not be removed with- 
out endangering their Lives; on which the Clerk of the Store 
was again order'd to take Care to provide Necessarys for the said 
Familys, while under the Care of the Doctor, and at the same 
Time Doctor Graham was required to use his utmost diligence 
(if possible) to recover them. 

Wednesday the 7*^ Day of November 1750 

Isaac Labon, Leonard Bowdle, Anthony Pages and Anthony 
Lesage, being Passengers lately arriv'd in the Charming Martha, 
were sent for — The Board having a strict regard to the Trustees 
Instructions, acquainted them, that they had appropriated a choice 
,piece of Land fitting for their Purposes, about four Miles West 
of this Town ; and had likewise order'd the Surveyor to go with 
them to lay out the same ; and had also desir'd M*" Jean Sack an 
old Inhabitant of this Colony, a Country Man of theirs, to go 
with, and assist them therein. 

Thursday the 8"" Day of November 1750 

The Board understanding, that M' Marcer was now come to 
Town, from whence He had been absent some Days past, sent 
for him, and acquainted him, that the Trustees had not only con- 
firmed their Suspension of Him from acting as an Assistant, but 
also from his executing the Office of a Magistrate; at the same 
Time they took Occasion to remind him of his general Conduct 
at the Board, and in particular of his late Behaviour in relation 
to the Bosomworths, as set forth in a preceding Minute of the 
5** Instant — To which, He made but little answer — He was 
tihen told, that Methods had been used to keep the Board in the 
Dark about the Proceedings of the Bosomworths, in the Nation; 
-and that they had reason to believe, He was not onlv privy to 



352 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

their Designs, but had Copys of the writings attested before 
him — He answered, that He only took Copys of the Affidavits 
annexed to three Instruments of Writings, which He was then 
desired to produce, and He accordingly brought the following in 
his own Hand writing, which with the N. B. He said was the 
Substance of the three. 

**Savannah ) "By all People to whome these Presents shall 
"In Georgia ) "come be seen or be made Known, be it Remem- 
"ber'd that on the 29 day of September 1750 Before me Samuell 
"Marcer one of the Bailiffs for the Town and County of Savan- 
"nah in the Colony of Georgia Personally appeared Adam Bos- 
"omworth and Joseph Piercey subscribing Wittness to the within 
"Instruement of Writing who being Severaly duly Swore one the 
"Holy Evangelist of almighty God do declare that they were 
"Personaly Present when the within writen Instruement was ex- 
"plained and Interpreted at the General Assembly of the Creek 
"Nations in the Cowsta Square held the Second day of Augp^ist 
"1750 and that they saw the Mecos or kings of the Several Towns 
"within Mentioned Signe Seal and as theire act and deed Deliver 
"the within writen Paper in Behalfe of themselves Captains War- 
"riers Beloved Men and Deputies of the said Creek Nations with 
"the general Consent and Aprobation of the whole Assembled 
"States without one Negative unto the within named Cousa- 
"ponakeesa alias Mary Bosomworth for the uses and Purposes 
"Within Mentioned And the Said Adam Bosomworth and Jo- 
"seph Piercey do further declare that they saw George Galphin 
"and William Lindin Signe there names as Subscribing witnesses 
"to the within Instruement of Writing and lastley Joseph Piercey 
"Doth for himself Likewise further declare that he Perfectly un- 
"derstands the Creek Indian Language that he has at Sundery 
"times been Interpreter to the said Indians at Publicke meetings 
"both during the Command of Major William Horton and Levi- 
"tenant Coll. Alixander Heron and that the within writen paper 
"is the true Intent and meaning of the Declaration made when^ 
"he was Personaly present by the general Assembled States of 



COLONIAL Jt£C02B& 863 

"the Creek Nations in the Coweta Square the day and jdate^dx>ve 
"Mentioned without one Negative — 

"True Coppy Taken the day and 
"Date above Written by S : M : 

"Signed 

Adam Bosoiewobth 
Joseph Pjerchy 

"N : B : There was allso two other Affidavits mnch to tfae^sasie 
"purpot as this only these words in the Behalfe 6i Mary Bosom- 
"worth and her husband Thomas ^Bosomworth which wxitdng 
"was all Signed by the- same wittness 

M' Habersham acquainted the Board, that He receiv'd a Letter 
from the Reverend M' Bolzius, which informed Him, that He 
was prevented coming here, as proposed, by the death of His 
Youngest Daughter, which they were concerned to hear, and they 
desir'd him to acquaint M' Bolzius, that they were at a Ix>ss to 
come to a determination about setling the People at E b enezer , 
'till they had consulted with him, and if he tx>u'd come down, 
they wou'd be glad to see him next Wednesday. 

Fryday the p** Day of November 1750 

This Day a Special Court was holden according to Affcmt" 
ment, when the following Instruments were read, namely M' 
Henry Parker's Appointment as Vice President together with 
His Publick Instructions, as well as for Commissioner for licens- 
ing Traders for the Indian Nations; M' James Habersham's Ap- 
pointment as Secretary for the Trustees Affairs within this Col- 
ony, M' Patrick Graham's as Agent to distribute His Majesty^ 
Presents to the Indians in Amity with this and the neigfaboarii]^ 
Colony; M' Noble Jones's as an additional Assistant to this 
Board ; and also the Trustees general Release from all former 
restrictions on Lands, when the Recorder adnnnister'd fljc Oaths 
of Office and all others requir'd. 

The Secretary was desir'd to write to M' James Fxaser of Au- 
gusta, and inclose the Trustees Appointment of him as Gonserv- 

21 o i^-^ol 



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^tor g£ the Peace there, and to require him to be at the next 
Court to qualify — 

Saturday the lo*^ Day of November 1750 

The Rev* M' Zouberbuhler acquainted the Board, that M' Ed- 
ward Holt had been with him several Times, and acknowledged, 
that iflie had been induced by the Reports of idle People to act 
in the Manner he had done, unbecoming his Station ; but that if 
He mijgfht he restored to his Office, He would take Care to give 
no Qflfence for the future — The Board were pleas'd to hear, that 
their Suspension had wrought so good an Effect, and brought 
him to a Sense of his Duty, which was what they intended ; there- 
fore they readily sent for him, and upon his repeated promise, 
that He wou'd conduct himself agreeable to his Station, they re- 
stoK^d, him. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 14"* Day of November 1750 

Henry Paricer Vice President 
William Spencer 1 

^ NoUe Jones J 

Last Monday M' Edward Holt open'd his School, and his Be- 
haviour is so much alter'd for the better that He seems to give 
general Content — 

The Secretary delivered a Letter directed to the Board from 
M' George Galphin, which He receiv'd last Saturday Evening, 
which is as follows — 

"Silver Bluflf N^' 4. 1750 
"Gentlemen 

"It is with Concern that I find I have is som Measure acured 

(■10) 
"your Displeasure & as the Case is from an affair wich I believe 
"when you here it relaed youl excuse what you now emagin 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 355 

^'to be a folt In Consequence of wich I must tell you that when 
^*M" Bosomworth was in the nattion She sent hur husband* 
"brother to me to Come into the Square to se the Indian" sign & 
"Instruement of writting & she requeste* of me to sign as a witt- 
'*ness to the same wich I Di* not Care to Do & Refus* hur how- 
*'ever She strongly press* me for to Witness it wich I at last Con- 
*'sente* & my Reason for so doing was in the first place I imag- 
"ined the affair to be of no determent to the Colone & in the next 
'•place I imagined if I refuse* hur she might look upon me as an 
**Enemy to hur and might get some of hur relasions privatly to 
'*do me a mistchef wich cou* be no hard matter for hur to gett 
"don So that I Do a Shuere you that my witnissing that paper 
"was Ocasioned from apprehenson that I might be in Danger 
"one day or another if I ref us* it for I was told that She was then 
"Come to sette" in the nattion & that hur relation" was to go down 
"& brmg up hur Stock but I aske* hur afterward" if She was 
"Come up there to Live & she tol* me she was not that she was 
"Come to se hur Relations and to get that Insterament of paper 
"sign* thire is one thing I must observe to you in regard to the 
"Signing of that Insterament of writing that is what was there- 
^*in sitt forth was never interpered to them wille She was in the 

(Bio) 

"nattion & to my Knowledge thy were Egnorant to what they 
"Signe* when M" Bosumworth was Coming out of the Squer 
"in order to go to my house for me to wittness it One of the hea* 
"men aske* hur in my hearing if that was the talke they had 
"Signd, that was going Down to the Beloved men at Georgia 
"to order the white man away that was settle* at the Occoney" 
"She made ancer that it was not but that wod be a another talke 
"the head war king of the Cowetaw" had some Convercation with 
^'me about Marjr" Busines in the nattion & what was in the writ- 
"ting that had been signe* I aske* him if he did not know he an- 
"cerd that he did not I tol* him young Bozomworth tol* 
"me that it was a talk to give away there land" & Hand" 
^'abought Georgia to Mary he made ancer it Col* not be 
"given away without all the nattion was wiling & Di* not 
^'Sem to be well pleased when he hear* what the writing 



356 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"ment, as to the twin I belive he was no Stranger to hur Bus- 
"sin" in the nattion he has to my Knowledge from time to time 
"recived Considerublle present* from hur wich is a shur meathod 
"to gain an Indians Interest this I am Redey to ateste & wod have 
"Don it hear if I had been ablle to agon to a majestret if there 
"is aney thing to be Down in Regar* to this afair of Marey* I 
"shall be glad to Serve you & if you will sen* me an Instirement 
"of writing to Disanoll what She has got don I am Shuer I Can 
"have it Sign* by moer hea* men then She ha* to Sign hur* for 
"there was but 7 Sign* it I am under great Concern that I shoul* 
"have Don aney thing to gain your Displaser but if my fait is so 
"great that I Can not be forgivin I am hartley Sorry for it & 
"what I Di* was moere out of fiar then aney Love I ha* for hur 
"all the traders Can justifey that we have been often in Danger 
"of our Livif" by bad talk* that she sent up to the nattion one 
"of them I have Inclosd you majer hortin had the Copy of it 
"Sent him as far as lies in my power I shall alway* be Redey to 
"serve you & the Coline & I hope for the futter you will find me 
"Redey to serve you 

"I am Gent" with the Greatest Req)* 

"your most Obedient humblle Servent 

"George Gai^phin 

The following is a Copy of the Paper refer'd to and inclos'd 
in the above Letter 

"A talke the twin brought up from M" Bosumworth to a 
"Quaint all the he* men in the nattion with that the Genar** was 
"a Roge & wo* had his heed Cut of when he went home for In- 
"geris he had Don Carilina if it had not been for the Land that 
"he tooke from the Indian" & Give it to the King to Save him & 
"when the war was over the king intend" to send over all his poor 
"peopell & sittill all there Land & that major hortin was left hier 
"to take Caer of the Indians & have them justes Don but he Dos 
"not minde them nor keep his word with them & this is the 
"thank" they know git for saving friderco from been tacken by 
"the Spanard" & that the ought to be on there Gard with the 
"trader" for they waer allway" writting Down againest the In- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 367 

^'dian' & that the white peopel was settling all over there hunt- 
^'ing Grownd & Spoyling of it & bege* that all the head men in 
"the nattion might be a Quented of it that thy might Come Down 
^*& Demand there Land" before it was two late & as she was an 
'Indian hurself She wanted them to have justes Don them Jo 
"wright trader Sam : Tomes trader Stphen forest trader thy all 
"understand the Indian tonge well I tol* them thy must ateste 
"this thy sa* thy verey saafley Col* Do it & a great Deall moer if 
"thy cold a Remmember* it : thy tol** me what is wrote hear for I 
"was not in the nattion at the time I was Down hear 

"George Gai^phin 

"the Copey of this majer horton had sent to him I sent it by an 
"Indian I Cannot say wither he Recived or not 

After seriously perusing this Letter, the Board came to a Reso- 
lution, notwithstanding M' Galphin's late double Dealings, to 
make use of him, in assisting M' Graham (who soon intends to 
go into the Nation) to frustrate the mercenary Intentions and 
wicked designs of the Bosomworths ; and if possible to improve 
the Opportunity to purchase all those Lands, claimed by them for 
the use and disposal of the Trustees — 

Thursday the 15^*" Day of November 1750 

Great part of Yesterday and this Day the Board was employ'd 
ill consulting with the Rev** M' Bolzius about accommodating 
the late new Comers, as well as the whole Inhabitants of Ebe- 
nezer with Lands, in which they found great Difficulties, and at 
length came to a Determination to give the following Instruc- 
tions to the Surveyers. 

"To Mess" Thomas Ellis and Henry Yonge Surveyers for the 
"Time being 

"You are forthwith to go to Ebenezer and equally divide the 
"Tract of Three Hundred Acres of Land reserved for the Rev* 
"M' Lemke's Glebe between Christian Leimberger, Balthasar 
^'Bacher and Peter Kohlerson, in such Manner as they shall chuse 
■"' — You are to run out One Hundred Acres of Land that is va- 



368 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"cant on the Back of Abercom or about Black Creek to Martin 
"Lackner Sen*" and the same Quantity to George Kocher — You 
"are to put Vit Leckner in Possession of Fifty Acres of Land, 
"adjoining South East to Fifty Acres now in his Possession on 
"the back of Abercom — You are to put John Sheraus in Pos- 
"session of Fifty Acres of Land, near or adjoining to the Fifty 
"Acres now in his Possession near the Black Creek — You are 
"to run out Fifty Acres of Land for John Mohr near or adjoin- 
"ing to the Rev* M' Bolzius's Glebe on the back of Abercom — 
"Martin Lackner Jun' is to be put in Possession of Fifty Acres 
"of Land near the long Bridge near Ebenezer, also George 
"Bruckner is to be put in Possession of Fifty Acres of Land South 
"West on the said long Bridge and Fifty Acres more South 
"West Comer Ways of the said Fifty Acres; also to George 
"Glaner Fifty Acres South of the long Bridge, adjoining to the 
"Widow Sibylle Zant — The old Inhabitants of Ebenezer setled 
"on the Mill Creek, and who remain there, are to have their 
"present Possessions made up One Hundred Acres by Lands ad- 
"joining — The Rev* M' Bolzius will acquaint you, who are the 
"old Inhabitants, and you are to consult him in the mnning of 
"these Lands, that they may be laid out agreeable to him, and 
"the said Inhabitants, who are to pay you, for what you actually 
"run out, and where the Lands may be already run, they are to 
"pay you a reasonable Satisfaction for your Trouble in shew- 
"ing them the Lines (if required) and putting them in Possession 
"of the same — You are to run out Fifty Acres of Land at or 
"near the Blue Bluff above Ebenezer on the River Savannah for 
"each of the following Persons, Matthias Zettler, George Meyer, 
"Rupretch Schrimpf, Christopher Rottenberger, Valentine 
"Deppe, John Martin Rynlander, Philip Metcher, Ludwig Er- 
"nest, Jacob Meyer, John Paul Franck, and for an intended Grist 
"Mill, also one Hundred Acres at the said Place for Rupretch 
"Kolcher, in all which you are to consult with, and follow the 
"Directions of the Rev** M' Bolzius ; and to receive Payment for 
"these Surveys from the respective Persons above mentioned — 
"You are (after the above Persons are served) at or near the 
"said Blue Bluff, to run out Fifty Acres Each on the said Land 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 860 

"for Seven Men, heads of Familys, who paid their Passage, and 
"came in the last Embarkation by the Charming Martha, or else- 
"where as the Rev* M' Bolzius, and they shall chuse, and for 
"these the Trustees are to pay you — You are likewise to run out 
"Two Hundred Acres of Land on the Island opposite to the Town 
"of Puresburgh and put Nicholas Cronenberger in PossiKsion of 
"the same, taking Care, if there is more high Land there for more 
"Settlements to allow him only a proper Proportion 

"After these Surveys are made, which you are ordered to with 
"the utmost Expedition, you are immediately to make a par- 
"ticular return of the Buttings and Boundh^s of all the Laads 
"granted to the Inhabitants of Ebenezer and Places adj^ent 

By order of the Board 
Savannah W" Spencer 

November 15*^ 1750 in the absence of the Qerk 

Friday the i5*^ Day of Novepibcr 1750 

John David Fisher, Son in Law of Thomas Fraser of Vcraon- 
burgh, petitioned for a Fifty Acre Lot N^ 4. on the South side in 
the said Township ; The Board knowing him to be brought up 
from a Youth in the Colony, and that He is able to ImpnDve tixt 
same, granted his request 

M' John Mackintosh B. who the Board agreed with, to Sup- 
ply the disbanded Soldiers setled to the Southward of Midway 
River, having a long Time neglected to bring in his AixoSuiits, 
the want of which prevented the Board making up their Account 
of that Service ; therefore they ordered the Clerk to write to, 
and acquaint him to bring in his Accounts properly Voudi'd on 
the 4"* Day of next Month ; which if he neglected, no reg^d 
would be paid to it afterwards ; and at the same Time to write to 
Cap* John Mackintosh at Darien, that He would acquaint tho^ 
Setlers, if they had any Compl^nts to make of their not bdng 
duly supplyed, that they wou'd be heard, if they wou'd extend at 
the same Time — 



380 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday 
the 4*^ Day of December 1750 

C Henry Parker Vice President 
J William Spencer ^ 
Present^ Patrick Graham L Aegistants 
James Habersham f ^^^^^^ 
L Noble Jcmes J 

M' John Mackintosh attended the Board, and deliver'd in an 
Acocmnt of his having supply'd Seventeen Soldiers who with their 
Wives and Children made fn the whole Thirty Seven Heads — 
The Board after carefully examming the Vouchers ordered him 
Payment; at the same Time others of the said disbanded Soldiers 
attended who had found Means to supply themselves; and on 
Enqoiiy, it was foimd> that they had setled and spent their Time 
in cultivating their Lands, and had provided themselves with a 
sufficTent Crop for their and Familys future Support ; the Board 
ordered tbem to be paid in Cash 

Three of the four Frenchmen of the last Embarkation, namely 
Isaac Ic Bon, Leonard Kodel and Anthony Pages, acquainted the 
Boards that they had been out with the Surveyor, and had seen 
the Land, whidi they were directed to, and lik'd the same, and 
had pitched on three Fifty Acre Tracts adjoining each other, and 
had begun to settle thereon ; but as for Anthony LeSage who 
worked at his Trade as a Taylor, they were doubtful, whether He 
wou'd go out on Lands; the Board therefore forbid his having 
any Tools or Provisions, *till He shewed a Disposition to im- 
prove Lands. 

Thomas Still petitioned for Fifty Acres of Land N*" 12 at the 
New Village on Skidoway Island, setting forth, the He was by 
Tra(fe a Tanner and ShoemsJcer, and that the Lot before men- 
tioned was well watered for tanning, which he should soon go 
upoor and improve — Therefore the Board granted his request 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 361 

Wednesday the 5^ Day of December 1750 

This Day the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds was issued to- 
wards the defraying the Expence arising by supplying the dis- 
banded Soldiers and their Familys with Provisions — 

M' Abraham Minis had several Times applyed to the Board 
to be reimbursed the Expences He had been at for supporting and 
finding Attendance for Christopher Wysanbacher who had for- 
merly been his Servant, and lately had the Misfortune of break- 
ing his Leg and was carried to his House, which Fracture being 
complicated with a large Wound, confin'd him a long Time to 
his Bed, of which he had no sooner recovered, so as to walk with 
Crutches, but He accidently fell ; and f ractur'd it a second Time ; 
l)oth Accidents confin'd him upwards of five Months, and he ap- 
pearing to the Board to have nothing of his own to subsist on, 
and knowing the Incapacity of M' Minis, who has a large Fam- 
ily; thought proper to allow him five Shillings ^ Week for 
Twenty Weeks, believing the Young Man, when able, will make 
liim some further retaliation, he being an industrious good na- 
tur'd, hard working Young Fellow — 

Friday the 7^^ Day of December 1750 

Yesterday and to Day the Board were employed in drawing up 
their Charge against M*" Marcer, which they could have length- 
ned, but thought it needless to enumerate any more Instances of 
his weak and deceitful Behaviour, of which they order'd their 
Clerk to deliver him a fair Copy, which is as follows — 

"Sir 

"The 21"* of April last, the President and Assistants thought 
"their Duty obliged them to resent your contemptuous, useless 
"and hurtful Behaviour at the Board by suspending you from 
"your attendance there, which the Honourable Trustees have not 
"only thought proper to confirm, but have likewise suspended you 
"from acting in the Office of a Magistrate, therefore they now 
""think it incumbent on them, notwithstanding they have done it 



362 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"verbally, to acquaint you in writing with the Reasons, whicb 
"induced them to shew a Publick Dislike of your Conduct — 

"It would be very disagreeable if it was possible, to enumerate 
"all the Instances of your contemptuous Behaviour at and to the 
"Board, they having seldom had a Meeting, for a long Time, be- 
"fore they suspended you, whereat you did not give them too 
"much Reason of Complaint; however their Duty now obliges 
"them to remind you of some particulars — The Board thought 
"themselves indispensibly obliged to enquire into, and represent 
"in a Minute of the 29"* of November 1749, M' Daniel Demetres 
"coming here with an armed Boat under an appointment from 
"the Govemour of South Carolina; especially as the Trustees 
"Letters of the 9*** of August foregoing, which you were not un- 
"acquainted with, informed them, that the Boat ordered by his 
"Majesty for this Colony was to be under their Directions, and 
"that his Grace the Dukfe of Bedford had signified the same to 
"Govemour Glen and Lieutenant Colonel Heron, that they might 
"conform themselves agreeable thereto — The preceding Evening 
"of the Day of this Minute, the Board met (M' Demetre being 
"by order present) to make this Enquiry, as well as to examine 
"him relating to Colonel Heron's Accounts, agreeable to the 
"Trustees Instructions, which they were then prevented from 
"proceeding in, by your insisting, in a most outragious Manner, 
"unbecoming even a Bear Garden, much more a Person in your 
"Character at a Board of Council, that M*" Demetre was author- 
"ized from the Govemour of Carolina to be stationed at Fred- 
"erica, and they had no Power to stop him ; and that if the Pres- 
"ident wanted to make any Enquirys for his private Satisfaction ; 
"He had no Business to require your Attendance, which after you 
"had several Times with great anger repeated, you abmptly and 
"indecently left the Board, who were notwithstanding determined 
"to proceed in their Enquiry; and as they thought you might be- 
"come cool, after you had retired, they advised the President to 
"Summon you to attend the next Morning, which was done by 
"one of their Members, but you contemptuously answered, that 
"you intended to go a Horse Hunting, and would not attend, and 
"accordingly You did not — Sometime after this; M*" Demetre- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 36S 

"returned here by order of the Board to attend them again in the 
"Examination of Colonel Heron's Accounts, He being materially 
"concerned in many Transactions therein; and after He had 
"passed through some Enquirys, He waited on the President to 
"know, if He required his Attendance any longer, who answer'd, 
"that there might be many more Questions to ask him, but You 
"took upon you to tell him, that He might go as soon as He 
"pleas'd, for you knew of no Authority here, that could detain 
"him; upon which M' Demetre was charged not to go, 'till He 
"had leave from the Board; and as this Instance of your Con- 
"duct is so nearly allied to the former, they mention it, but must 
"leave you to explain it — When the Board suspended you, you 
"did not appear there, though you officiously employed yourself 
"within their Sight the whole Day, which they shou'd not have 
"noticed, and could easily have passed by what they have men- 
"tioned and many more Instances, they could enumerate of the 
"like Nature, if your constant Conduct could have been bom 
"with — You are not insensible, that though your Name has gen- 
"erally appeared at the Meetings of the Board, that you gave so 
"little Attendance, that it may truly be called none ; for notwith- 
"standing you frequently made your Appearance, while the 
"Board was Sitting, yet the little Time you staid there, was very 
"seldom otherwise employed, than in idely amusing yourself with 
"an Almanack a News Paper, or pretending to be asleep ; or else 
"turbulently opposing their Proceedings without giving any Rea- 
"son, which when demanded of you, you usually replyed, your 
"Reasons were your own, and you wou'd give them to no Man ; 
"that the Board could not but look upon you rather as a Spy on 
"their Actions, than an Assistant to them — These Sir, you know 
"to be Truths, which if our Duty did not oblige us to mention, 
"we should rather have buryed in Oblivion 

"Though the Board think the Facts recited will sufficiently jus- 
"tifye their suspending you, yet they cannot omit reminding you 
"of a remarkable instance of your double Dealings — The 17"* 
"August 1749 You and another Member of the Board charged 
"M' Bosomworth with saying the Evening before, that sooner 
"than his Wife should loose her Birthright, He would spend the 



-864 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

**last Drop of his Blood, and swearing by G — d that General Ogle- 
"thorpe had ruined her, and deceived every Man in the Colony; 
"that the whole was a Bubble, and no Mans' Title to his Lands 
"was worth that (snapping his Fingers) and being checked for 
"swearing, idly excused himself, and said He could not help it; 
"but by G — d we should all soon know the Truth of what He 
"said, adding that General Oglethorpe's Scheme had been to de- 
"ceive all Mankind — You well know, Sir, that M' Bosomworth 
"was called on by the Board to answer this Charge, among many 
"others, which He denied, and thereby made it incumbent on you 
"to support it, but on the contrary, you rose up, and went and 
**hung your Head out of the Window, as tho' intirely uncon- 
"cem'd, which must have made the Board look ridiculous, had 
"not the other Member, who was with you supported it to your 
"shame — After M' Bosomworth was dismissed, the Board could 
"not but acquaint you of your misconduct herein, on which you 
^'appeared very angry, and said (as usual on such Occasions) that 
"you would not say any thing, that might be disagreable, while 
^'any Person was present, except the Members of the Board ; for 
"fear of creating yourself Enemies; and notwithstanding you 
^'appear by the Minutes of the Board to join in their Proceed- 
"ings during the Tumult occasioned by the Bosomworths and the 
"Indians at this Time, yet they had too much Cause to suspect 
"your .Sincerity, witness your withdrawing yourself from them, 
"when the Tumult was at the highest ; and your late Behaviour 
"in authorizing, as far as you could, the Bosomworths in their 
"Claims of Lands, which you had before joined the Board in rep- 
"resenting as illegal and injurious to the Welfare of the Colony, 
"and which you did, when you well knew, that another Magis- 
"trate had declined it, 'till He was better advised, gives them suf- 
**ficient Reason to believe, that they were not Mistaken — The 
"Board cannot omit acquainting the Trustees of the late Farce 
"acted by the Bosomworths with some of their Creatures in the 
"lower Creeks, which will necessitate them to notice the part you 
^'acted therein, as it appears to be calculated to impose on the 
^'Government, and thereby to carry on a Scheme, which (as was 
"before observed) you joined them, in representing as illegal 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 366 

"and injurious to the Welfare of the Colony, as well as to his 
"Majesty's just and royal Prerogative — You acknowledged to 
"the Board, that you swore Adam Bosomworth and Joseph Pier- 
"cey to three Affidavits relating to this Affair, of which you took 
"Copies, which when they demanded of you, you delivered them 
"a written Paper, that you said was an exact Copy, and which 
"with the N: B: at the Foot of it; was the Substance of the 
"other two, wherein the Subscribers solemnly declare, that they 
"were present when the within Instrument of writing was ex- 
"plain'd and interpreted at the general Assembly of the Creek 
"Nations in the Coweta Square held the second Day of August 
"1750, and that M' George Galphin was a subscribing Witness 
"to the said Instrument — M*" Galphin was here but a few Days 
"before these Papers were produced to you, who declared to you, 
"as well as to several Members of the Board, that only Malatche, 
"and four or five of his Creatures, such as, they call head Men 
"signed these Instruments, and that He believed, the Indians, 
"except Malatche and another or two were ignorant of the Pur- 
"port of them: this Intelligence was at least sufficient to justify 
"your refusing to countenance Affidavits, which expressly de- 
"clare, that the Writings therein referred to were explained and 
"interpreted at the general Assembly of the Creek Nations; 
"whereas, if all that signed these Papers were head Men, they 
"were not a Tenth Part of such belonging to the Creek Nations — 
"In answer to this Observation, you have said, that you were not 
"obliged to know, who were head Men in the Creek Nations, but 
"the Board cannot so far reproach your Judgement, as to sup- 
"pose you so ignorant — You have likewise alledged, that you 
"could not refuse a British Subject his Affidavit, when demand- 
"ed ; but if you had regarded, what the Trustees have frequently 
"wrote, and what you have often heard at the Board, that it was 
"High Treason for any Brittish Subject (without being legally 
"authorized) to treat with the Indians about Lands or any Gov- 
"emmental Affairs, especially with the assembled States of their 
"Nations, you wou'd then have made it your Duty to refuse using 
"your Authority in countenancing so insolent and illegal a Pro- 
"ceeding — Upon the whole as you could not be insensible, that 



366 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"the Board were in the Dark about this Affair, you ought, when 
"you knew it, to have immediately acquainted them therewith; 
"and if the Deponents could not produce you a proper Authority 
"for aiding and assisting in this treasonable Practice, you should 
"have order'd them into Custody, in order, that the Board might 
"have had an Opportunity of making a proper Enquiry into the 
"same; and they are sorry, that you have so far mistaken your 
"Duty, as to have supposed, that you was authoriz'd to counte- 
"nance a Procedure, which they, with great Trouble and Ex- 
"pence, have endeavoured (as you well knew) to discountenance 
"The Board think it needless to mention your ordering the 
"Surveyor (unknown to them) not to lay out the Land, they 
"some Time ago ordered for M' Henry Bourquin, and that it was 
"much beneath your Character to aim at accumulating Lands 
"imder Names, if not fictitious, unknown to this Board or any 
"here; hoping that what they have said, will sufficiently convince 
"you, that you have greatly mistaken your Duty; for as a Pub- 
"lick Office is a Publick Trust, a Person invested therewith, is 
"not at Liberty to use his Authority to compass private Views, 
"inconsistent with the Public Good; they likewise order me to 
"acquaint you, that if you think proper to give an answer to this, 
"that they will faithfully transmit it, together with their Charge 
"to the Honourable Trustees — I am 

Sir Your humble Servant 
Savannah W" Spencer 

Coimcil Room in the absence of the Clerk 

December the 7^ 1750 
M' Samuel Marcer 



uc 



- Assistants 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 367 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 13"" Day of December 1750 

"" Henry Parker Vice President 

William Spencer 
Present A Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 
^ Noble Jones 

This Evening the Board met, when M' Spencer acquainted 
them, that He delivered their Letter dated the 7^ Instant to M' 
Samuel Marcer this Morning, which was as soon as He under- 
stood he was come to Town, having been lately in the Country — 

While the Board was sitting, the following Letter was sent in 

"Gentlemen 

"This Morning I Reed from M' Spencer a long Letter dated 
"the Seventh of this Instant wherein he finds much fault with 
"my Conduct and Expresses it as the sence of your Hon" — I 
"know not whether you Authorisd him to write to me in the 
"manner he has or not as he has not Subscribed it by your order 
"(or at least not signified so much) neither have you signed it 
"your Selves — I must still waite Expecting agreeable to your 
"Promise your Reasons for Suspending me what M' Spencer 
"has wrote Seems at present to have no Sanction from you as 
^'President and Assistants in Council and it is in that light only 
"I have Business with your Hon" at present — I am 

"Gentlemen 
Savannah Your humble Sert 

13*^ Dec^ 1750 Sam" Marcer 

P. S. 

"P: S: Agreeable to your desire I left for your perusal the 
^'Coppy of Bosomworth & Piercey affadavit which you promised 
"to Return I made same Application to M' Spencer who Could 
"give me no Satisfactory answer Pray send it as Soon as possi- 
^'ble— 



The Board thought this a Mean evasion of M' Marcer's to ex- 



368 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

cuse himself from answering their Charge, but that He might 
have no Pretence of Excuse, they desir'd M"" Spencer to go to^ 
and convince Him, that the Charge He delivered was from the 
Board, and He was order'd to add at the Conclusion of it, that 
it was by their orders ; and at the same Time carryed that Copy 
of the Affidavit, which M' Marcer delivered to the Board, and to 
return it to him, if He would examine and Sign an exact Copy, 
which he had to deliver him in Case he ref us'd to Authenticate it 

Friday the 14^ Day of December 1750 

M' Spencer acquainted the Board, that He did not find M' 
Marcer at Home last Night, therefore waited on him this Morn- 
ing, and delivered their Message expressed in the preceeding Min- 
ute, to which He answer'd, that as He had received it from M' 
Spencer He would take it as it was, without the Addition (by or- 
der of the Board) and likewise refus'd to Authenticate the Copy 
of the Affidavit, He delivered to the Board, but received it, and 
his M' Spencer retum'd. 

The Board have had frequent Consultation about the ensuing 
Assembly being the first within the Colony, and likewise in divid- 
ing the same into proper Districts, and as the Inhabitants are 
generally unacquainted with the Method of proceeding therein, 
they have thought it their Duty to give them such a Knowledge 
of it, that the good Ends proposed thereby may not be mistaken, 

Saturday the 15^ Day of December 1750 

M' Demetre Coxswain of the Scout Boat, being in Town load- 
ing with Provisions for the Detachments at the Southward, was 
order'd to take an Officer appointed, to precide at the Elections 
and return the Deputys for the Districts of Darian and Midway 
River; likewise the Secretary was desir'd to inclose the Writ to 
M"" Eraser of Augusta, to deliver to an Officer there to return two 
Deputys for that District; also the Writ to M' Young Constable 
to return four Deputys for this Town was given to him 

Henry Parker 



COLONIAL BECOBDS. 369 

[Fragment, not bound in but placed at the end of V6L 34 and 
marked aa having been removed from Plantations General 57] 

Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from the 30*^ Day of April 
1752 exclusive To the 24*^ Day of June inclusive 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday 
the 1 1"* Day of May 1752. 

" Henry Parker President 

Patrick Graham 

James Habersham 

Noble Jones Y Assistants 

Pickering Robinson 
^ Francis Harris 



Present 



A 



The 26"" September 1750 M' Jonathan Bryan petitioned the 
Board for Five Hundred Acres of Land for his Son Jonathan on 
Hutchinson's Island in Savannah River, as appears by a Minute 
of the said Date, but as He then said. He did not immediately 
intend to settle the said Land, the Board at that Time thought 
proper to defer giving him any positive Answer, 'till they saw 
how far, He fulfilled his Engagement in cultivating the Tract 
then gfranted to himself, and also they chose to inform the Trus- 
tees thereof — M' Bryan now renew [ed] his Petition for the said 
Land, which He promised forthwith to settle and improve — The 
Board having had evident Proofs of M' Bryan's Intentions to 
reside in and lay out his Strength in the Colony, readily granted 
Five hundred Acres of Land to his Son Jonathan Bryan on the 
East End of the Island before described — 

M*" Pickering Robinson applyed to the Board to have the Five 
Himdred Acres of Land granted by the Trustees to M' WiUuun 
Robinson laid out on Hutchinson's Island adjoining West to 
Lands granted to M' Jonathan Bryan Junior, wliich the Board 
ordered the Surveyor to lay out 

M' Patrick Graham applyed to the Board for Five Hundred 



24 r^Tol 6 



3W COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Acres of Land on the West End of Argyle Island in Savannah 
River for his Brother David Graham, which He promised to im- 
prove in his Behalf — The 9oard granted to the said David 
Graham Five Hundred Acres of Land at the Place beforemen- 
tioried — 

Tuesday the 12"* Day of May 1752. 

Captain Mark Carr sent in the following Letter to the Board 
"Gentlemen 

"In the beginning of the Year 1739 Gen" Oglethorpe put me 
"in Possession of Five Hundred Acres of Land on the Main to 
"the South of Frederica call'd the Hermitage, and in the Year 
"following a Tract of the like Quantity to my second Son Thom- 
"as call'd Carrsfield, on both of which I made very considerable 
"Improvements at a large Expence, but in the Year 1740 while 
"I was in Virginia on His Majesty's Service my whole Improve- 
"ments with my Stock was destroyed by the Spanish Indians 
"and several of my People cutt off, and by a moderate computa- 
"tion my Loss was Seven Him^ and Fifty F** soon after my re- 

(ilc) 

"turn from Virginia, the Gen" not thinking me safe there, grant- 
"ed me an Island to the South of my former Settlement w** I 
"call'd Blyth, wherein J likewise built two Brick, w"* several Out 
"Houses, as well as made very large Improvements in Cultiva- 
"tion, but by the withdrawing of the Regim* these Improvements 
"not only became invaluable, but I was exposed and it became 
"dangerous, for me and my Servants to remain upon it, and con- 
"sequcntly my Money and Time was in a great Measure sunk. 

'*This obliged me to remove into a less exposed Neighbour- 
"hood & I was advised to fix on Midway River where you was 
"pleased to grant my Son Thomas Five hundred Acres of Land 
"& also another Tract of the like Quantity to me which was 
"granted to, but resigned by Charles Ratcliff 

"On these Lands, I have made larger Improvements than any 
"Person in the Neighbourhood, but to my great disappointment 
"two thirds (as the Surveyoi can inform you) proves imfitt for 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 371 

"any Manner of Cultivation and must soon want Land to Plant, 
''unless I can gett an Addition 

"Therefore I request you will grant my Son William who is 
"now near twenty one Years of age, five hundred Acres of Land 
"on the North side of Newport River about four Miles So: 
"West on the same Neck where I am setled, and likewise that 
"you would allow me to exchange the Tract of Land laid out for 
"Lieu* Archibald Don on Midway River w*'** I have made appear 
"to you I purchased from him, for the like Quantity on Newport 
"River adjoining the same 

"Gentlemen as I presume that no Person that ever was in Geor- 
"gia has given better prooff of their Zeale and Industry to im- 
"prove the Colony than I have done I need not assure you that 
"I shall continue in it, and your obliging me with my request, I 
"hope will enable me to retrieve the imcommon Losses I have 
"sustained, which has been much more than I can mention or 
"chooses to trouble you with, as it's a trueth well known to you — 
"lam 

"Gentlemen 

"Your very obed* Hum" Serv* 
"Savannah May y* 12*^ 1752 "(Sign'd) Mark Carr 

"P. S. I lay no Claim to the Lands formerly grant- 
"ed to me or my Son at the Hermitage, Carrsfield 
"or Blyth, w"* I resign (to remove to where I hare 
"requested) notwithstanding my Improvements 
"thereon 

"To the Hon"* the President and Assistants 

"in Council" 

The Board were very sensible, that Cap* Carr had met with 
many very great Losses, and that his Industry in Improvements, 
both in Buildings and Cultivation of Lands had not been outdone 
by any; therefore they thought his Request reasonable, and 
granted to his Son William Carr Five Hundred Acres of Land 
on the North side of Newport River, and likewise allowed him 
to change the like Quantity of Land formerly laid out for Lieu- 
.tenant Archibald Don on Midway River which He purchased 



372 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

of the said Don for a Tract of the same Quantity on Newport 
River adjoining to those granted to his Son William 

M' James Habersham applyed to the Board for Five Hundred 
Acres of Land for his Son James adjoining to Lands formerly 
granted to him on the North Branche of Little Ogeechee River, 
which He requested might be laid out in two different Spotts, as 
the whole could not be laid out contiguous, without at least hav- 
ing one half unfit for any Manner of Culture, namely Three 
Hundred Acres adjoining on the West of his said Lands, and on 
all other Sides by vacant Lands, and Two Hundred Acres ad- 
joining his North Line on the West of Lands granted to Cap* 
Noble Jones, and on the other Sides by vacant Lands — The 
Board accordingly granted to the said James Habersham Jimior 
Five Hundred Acres of Land to be laid out as before described. 

M' Francis Harris applyed to the Board for Five Hundred 
Acres of Land for his Brother Thomas Harris contiguous to 
Lands formerly laid out for him on the North Branch of little 
Ogechee River, namely Two Hundred Acres bounding on the 
West by his Lands, South by Lands granted to Henry Parker 
Esq'' East by Lands granted to M" William Spencer and North by 
vacant Lands, and Three Hundred Acres bounding on the South 
by his Lands, West by Lands granted to Cap* Noble Jones North 
by Lands granted to M' Noble Wimberley Jones, and East by 
vacant Lands, which He promised to improve — The Board there- 
fore granted to the said Thomas Harris Five Hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out as before mentioned — 

James Finley and Daniel Mart)^ late Soldiers in General Ogle- 
thorpe's Regiment had Fifty Acres of Land each granted them 
adjoining South to John Rincks Lands of Acton, the i6'** Day of 
December 1749, which they now represented to be unfit for their 
Use, and desired Fifty Acres of Land each might be laid out, 
bounding South by Lands granted to M" Noble Wimberley Jones, 
East by this Township Lands, and on the other Sides by vacant 
Lands in lieu of those Lands granted them the said 16*** Decem- 
ber 1749, which they surrendered — The Board allowed their 
Request 

M*" Pickering Robinson acquainted the Board, that He had 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 373 

conversed with M' Joseph Ottolenghi about the Silk-Culture, and 
especially the reeling part, and apprehended He was Master of 
the Art, and believed, if He wou'd undertake the Care of the 
Reelers in particular, He wou'd be able to amend them in many 
material Points, which they much wanted, and at the same Time, 
He wou'd ease him of a Fatigue (by sharing the Business) He 
was no Ways able to undergoe ; therefore desired the Board, to 
request the said M' Ottolenghi to imdertake the Management of 
this very necessary Branch, and that He might be rewarded ac- 
cording as they found He deserved — The Board accordingly 
proposed the Thing to M' Ottolenghi, which He promised to 
execute faithfully and to the best of his Knowledge — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
2^ Day of June 1752. 

^ Henry Parker President 
Patrick Graham 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones [ Assistants 

Pickering Robinson 
Francis Harris 



Present 



M' John Deveaux late of South Carolina, petitioned the Board 
for Five Hundred Acres of Land on the West Side of the North 
Branch of little Ogechee River, bounded on the North by M' 
James Habersham's Lands, East by the said Branch, South of 
M' James Deveaux's Lands, setting forth, that He had been some 
Months setled on the said Lands with the Family and Negroes — 
The Board believed, that He deserved his Request, therefore 
granted him Five Hundred Acres of Land as before described — 

M' Benedict Bourquin, who is settled upon a Tract of Two 
Hundred Acres of Land on the South Branch of little Ogechee 
River, granted to him as appears by a Minute of this Board the 
27^ Day of September 1750, renewed his request for Three Hun- 
dred Acres adjoining the said Lands, which was reserved, as ap- 
pears by the aforesaid Minute, to be given to him, if He should 



374 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

appear deserving of it — The Board being well satisfyed of his- 
Industry and Diligence granted his Request. 

M' Phillip Delegal Jim'' petitioned the Board in Behalf of his 
Father Cap* Phillip Delegal for Five Hundred Acres of Land 
on the South Branch of little Ogechee River, adjoining West of 
Lands granted to him the said Phillip Jun' and M' James De- 
veaux, South partly by M'.Benedict Bourquin and all other Sides 
by vacant Lands — M' Secretary Martyn by his Letter of the 21"* 
January last having acquainted the Board, that the Honourable 
Trustees had granted the said Phillip Delegal Sen'' the like Quan- 
tity of Land ; they ordered the Surveyor to lay out and put him 
in Possession of Five Hundred Acres agreable to the aforesaid 
Request 

M' James Thebault, who came to the Colony with the first Em- 
barkation, petitioned the Board for Three Hundred Acres of 
Land on the South Branch of little Ogechee River, adjoining 
West of Lands possessed by Messieurs Benedict and Henry Bour- 
quins. North by Cap* Phillip Delegal Sen*" and on other Sides by 
vacant Lands, setting forth that He had a Prospect of setling it 
advantageously for the Benefit of his encreasing young Family, 
by a Legacy, that was bequeathed him and lodged in the Bank 
of England — The Board granted his Request — 

John Casper Walthour, who had a Fifty Acre Lot laid out for 
him at the Village of Goshan, whereon He now resides, peti- 
tioned the Board for Two Himdred Acres of Land situated in the 
District of little Ogechee adjoining on Part of the East Line 
of M' William Ewen's Land, and on the South Line of M' Thom- 
as Ellis's, setting forth, that He had made considerable Improve- 
ments on the said Fifty Acres, which He found very inconven- 
ient for him on many Accounts — The Board being sensible of 
his Industry, and that he has Abillity to purchase Strength to im- 
prove the Tract petitioned for, granted his Request. 

Wednesday the 3** Day of June 1752 

Joseph Summers, who obtained a Tract of Three Hundred 
Acres of Land on the East End of the South Side of little Oge^ 
chee River the 12^*" of June 1747, whereon He has since resided,. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 376 

and made considerable Improvements, some Time agoe petitioned 
this Board for an Addition of Two Himdred Acres of Land on 
the South Side of the South Branch of the said River adjoining 
East to Cap* Joseph Phillips's 

[End of Fragment.] 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from the 29*^ Day of Novem- 
ber 1752 exclusive To the 3^ Day of September 1753 inclusive 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants 
^^^pi?S?c?^cM 1^ Council assembled for the Colony of Geor- 
gia on Wednesday the 6*^ Day of December 
1752 

^ Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Tones I a • -. .^ 

-D- 1 :i^ ry^u: > AsSlStantS 



Present •« 



Pickering Robinson 
^ Francis Harris 

Read a Petition of Adam Rheinstetler of Vemonburgh, jsctting 
forth that he had made very considerable Improvements on fifty 
Acres of Land formerly granted to him, and was in great want 
of more Lands; therefore he requested to have an Addition of 
fifty Acres adjoining North to the Land whereon he now re- 
sided, West of Vernotiburgh Town, South of the great Road, 
which leads to the said Town, and on the other Side by vacant 
Land — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said Rheinstetler agreable to his Request — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Dice of Vemonburgh, setting forth 
that he had made large Improvements on fifty Acres of Land 
formerly granted to him, and that he could not conveniently sub- 
sist without an Addition, therefore he requested to have fifty 
Acres more situated North of Lands possessed by Adam Rhein- 
stetler, South by the great Road leading to Vemonburg Town, 
and East by the South Road — The Board ordered fifty Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Dice agreable to his Request 



376 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition of Casper Rahn setting forth, that he had been 
Eleven Months in the Colony, and was desirous of improving a 
Tract of Land; therefore he requested two hundred Acres at or 
near Bryer-Creek on Savannah River — The Board ordered One 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Rahn where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Mathews setting forth, that he had 
made improvements in cultivating a Piece of Land at a Place 
known by the Name of Barfaicue Branch about two and a half 
Miles from Lands possessed by M' David Black on the South 
Side of great Ogechee River; therefore he requested to have a 
Tract of one himdred Acres of Land for him at the said Place — 
The Board ordered the Surveyer to lay out and put the said 
Mathews in Possession of one hundred Acres of Land where re- 
quested 

James Deveaux Sen' in Behalf of his Son James Deveaux Jun"" 
petitioned the Board for five himdred Acres of Land situated 
West on Lands formerly laid out for the Rev** M' Bartholomew 
Zouberhuhler on Argyle Island, which he promised to cultivate 
and in^rove agreable to the Terms required of all, who obtain 
Lands — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said James Deveaux Jun"" where required — 

Read a Petition of Isaac Gibbs Jun' Son of Isaac Gibbs Sen' 
of Abercom, setting forth that he was now of Age, and was de- 
sirous of improving a Tract for himself; therefore he prayed 
for a Tract of one himdred Acres of Land situated North of the 
Township Lands of Savannah and adjoining to Lands laid out 
for James Jeansack — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Isaac Gibbs Jun'' at Abercom, bounding 
West of Lands now possessed by Isaac Gibbs Sen"" North East of 
the Township Lands of Goshen and East by vacant Lands, which 
they thought would be more convenient for him to improve, and 
which he readily accepted — 

Read a Petition of Theobald Kieffer of Ebenezer, setting 
forth, that he some Time agoe obtained a Tract of four hundred 
Acres of Land on an Island in Savannah River near Ebenezer 
aforesaid from this Board, which by the Request of the Rev** M' 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 377 

Bolzius of Ebenezer, he had resigned in Favour of M"" Charles 
Van Munch; therefore he requested the like Quantity of four 
hundred Acres situated at or near Bryer-Creek on Savannah 
River — The Board ordered four hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Theobald Kieffer where requested, in Lieu 
of the like Quantity formerly allowed him on the Island afore- 
-said, as appears by the Proceedings of this Board the 9*^ Day of 
May 175 1, which he has resigned — 

Read a Petition of Jacob Helvenstine of this Colony, where- 
by he requested two hundred Acres of Land, situated on the 
South Side of Midway River, adjoining South to Lands in the 
Possession of M"" William Maxwell — The Board ordered one 
liundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Jacob Helven- 
stine adjoining West to Lands in the Possession of his Brother 
Jeremiah Helvenstine on the North Side of great Ogechee Riv- 
er, which they thought would Suit him better to improve, as he 
and his Brother could mutually assist each other which appeared 
to be agreable "to the said Jacob — 

Read a Petition of Martin Dasher of this Colony, whereby he 
requested a Tract of One hundred and fifty Acres of Land about 
three Miles from old Ebenezer near the Path leading to Ogechee, 
bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands, which he promised to cul- 
tivate and improve — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Martin Dasher where he re- 
quested 

Read a Petition of Cap* Seth Place, setting forth, that he was 
desirous of improving Lands in the Colony; therefore he re- 
quested five hundred Acres in two Places on the South Side of 
Midway River, namely three hundred Acres adjoining to a Tract 
belonging to M*" Audley Maxwell Jun', which was more imme- 
diately suitable for Planting, and two hundred Acres lying be- 
tween Lands now occupied by Cap* Mark Carr and William Hes- 
ter known by the Name of the Poplar Spring, where he proposed 
making a Dock for building of Vessells — The Board ordered 
five hundred Acres of Land to be laid for the said Seth Place 
agreable to his request 

Read a Petition of William Dews of this Colony whereby he 
Tequested five hundred Acres of Land on the West End of Ar- 



378 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

gyle Island in Savannah River, which he engaged to occupy and" 
improve — The Board ordered three hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said William Dews where he requested — 

Thursday the 7^ Day of December 1752 

Read a Petition of Peter Tondee of Savannah, setting forth 
that he had been upwards of Nineteen Years and had served an 
Apprenticeship in the Colony, and was now desirous of improv- 
ing a Peice of Land ; Therefore he prayed for a small Tract of 
One hundred and twenty Acres adjoining Lands occupied by 
James Jeansack, bounding South of the Township Lands of Sa- 
vannah and North of the Glebe Land, and Lands possessed by M' 
Joseph Ottolenghe — The Board ordered one hundred and twenty 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Peter Tondee where he 
requested — 

Read a Petition of Oliver Shaw, late a Soldier in General Ogle- 
thorpe's Regiment, setting forth, that he was after the disband- 
ing of the said Regiment put in Possession of fifty Acres of Land, 
which was the Quantity then ordered to each disbanded Soldier, 
who chose to remain and cultivate Lands in the Colony, but was 
promised according to the Improvements he should make a fur- 
ther Addition, and that he had to the best of his Abillity made 
considerable Improvements; Therefore he prayed for an Addi- 
tion of Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land adjoining East 
to the fifty Acre Lott he now occupied on the South side of Mid- 
way River — The Board ordered an Addition of fifty Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Oliver Shaw adjoining East to 
that on which he now resides 

Read a Petition of M'' John Rae of Augusta in Behalf of Wil- 
liam M'^Donald setting forth, that the said M'^Donald had been 
upwards of Six Years at Augusta, and by his Diligence and In- 
dustry had acquired a sufficiency to enable him to cultivate a 
Tract of Land and had beg^n to make some Improvements; 
Therefore he requested five hundred Acres of Land situated on 
Savannah River about a Mile above the Mouth of King-Creek, 
and bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands — The Board ordered 
the Surveyor to lay out and put the said William M^'Donald in 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 37^= 

Possession of a Tract of four hundred Acres of Land, provided 
it does not interfere with the German Settlement at or near Bryer- 
Creek 

Read a Petition of John Henry Grceve setting forth, that he 
lately came from Europe in the Success Cap* Isaacks with an In- 
tention to cultivate Lands ; Therefore he prayed for five hundred 
Acres situated at or near Bryer-Creek, which he promised forth- 
with to improve, agreable to the usual Terms required — The 
Board having understood, that the said M' Groeve was very ca- 
pable of occupying the Tract he desired, ordered five hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for him agreable to his Request 

Read a Petition of John Christopher Bomemann setting forth, 
that he lately came from Europe in the Success Cap* Isaacks, and 
was desirous of setling and improving a Tract of five hundred 
Acres of Land, which, if he could obtain, he purposed immedi- 
ately to set about; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres 
at or near Bryer-Creek — The Board ordered five hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said John Christopher Bornemann, 
where he requested — 

Friday the 8*^ Day of December 1752. 

Read a Petition of M' Samuel Marcer setting forth, that he 
was put in Possession of three hundred Acres of Land by Gen- 
eral Oglethorpe in the Year 1738 situated on the South of Ver- 
non River, West and East by Lands granted to William Ste- 
phens Esq' and North by vacant Lands, which he had improved ; 
Therefore he requested an Addition of one hundred and fifty 
Acres bounded West by the aforesaid Three hundred Aq-es, East 
by Lands granted to the said William Stephens Esq', South by 
Vernon River and North by vacant Lands — The Board ordered 
an Addition of One hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said Samuel Marcer, adjoining to the aforesaid three 
hundred Acres now in his Possession — 

Read a Petition of George Dresler setting forth, that he had 
been many Years in the Colony, and was now desirous of im- 
proving a Lott in Savannah for the Benefit of himself and fam- 
ily; Therefore he requested the Lott N** 10 in Vernon Tything 



380 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Heathcoate Ward with the Garden and Farm Letts thereunto 
belonging, together making fifty Acres — The Board ordered 
the Surveyer to put the said George Dresler in Possession of the 
aforesaid Lott N*" lo in SavannaJi with the Garden and Farm 
Lotts thereunto belonging together making fifty Acres of Land — 

M*" Kenneth Baillie of Midway River in Behalf of his Son Al- 
exander Baillie petitioned the Board for One himdred Acres of 
Land on the South West Point of Long Island near the Head of 
Midway River, which the said Kenneth promised should be cul- 
tivated — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Alexander Baillie where requested. 

Read a Petition of William Nortons setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of two Years in the Colony and had worked at his 
Trade of a Shipwright, and being desirous of continuing in the 
same and of improving a Lott in Savannah; He requested the 
Lott N*" 8 in Vernon Tything Heathcoate Ward with the Garden 
and Farm Lotts thereunto belonging containing together fifty 
Acres — The Board ordered a Warrant to be directed to the Sur- 
veyer to put the said William Norton in Possession of the afore- 
said Lott N** 8 in Savannah with the Garden and Farm Lotts 
thereunto belonging containing in the whole fifty Acres of Land — 

Andrew Snyder petitioned the Board for One hundred Acres 
of Land situated on Black-Creek, which he promised forthwith 
to cultivate — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Andrew Snyder agreable to his Request — 

William Harris of Frederica petitioned the Board for five hun- 
dred Acres of Land, adjoining to Land occupied by M' Daniel 
Demetre at a Place known by the Name of Dickinson's Neck 
near Sapalo River, which he promised to cultivate and improve — 
The Board ordered three hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said William Harris, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Nebling setting forth, that he 
sometime agoe came over in the Antilope Cap* M'^Lennen, and 
was desirous of improving Lands and of joining his Countrymen 
(the Germans) at Bryer-Creek ; Therefore he prayed for one 
hundred Acres of Land at or near Brver-Creek aforesaid — The 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 381 

Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said Alexander Neb.ling, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Robert Bolton of Savannah setting forth, 
that he was desirous of improving a small Tract of Land ; There- 
fore he requested two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) in the 
third Tything Upper New Ward containing together Ninety 
Acres — The Board ordered the Surveyer to put the said Robert 
Bolton in Possession of the two Lotts aforesaid containing to- 
gether Ninety Acres — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
15"" Day of December 1752 — 

Patrick Graham President 

p J James Habersham ] 

rresent s j^^^^ j^^^^^ 1 Assistants 

Francis Harris J 

Read a Petition of M' John Rae of Augusta setting forth, that 
he was desirous of improving Lands in these Parts ; Therefore he 
requested Four hundred Acres of Land in two Places; namely 
three hundred Acres on Argyle Island in Savannah River lying 
between Lands lately laid out for M' William Dews and M' 
James Deveaux Jun*", and one hundred Acres on Pipe Maker's 
Creek, bounding North by the Creek, West by Lands possessed 
by M"" Morell, East by Lands possessed by M' Patrick Graham 
and South by vacant Lands — The Board ordered a Warrant to 
be made out for the Surveyer to lay out the said four hundred 
Acres for the said John Rae agreable to his Request — 

Read a Petition of Henry Bishop, wherein he requested a 
Tract of one hundred Acres of Land, bounding on the South of 
Lands laid out for M' David Fox Jun' on the South Branch of 
little Ogechee River, which he promised forthwith to settle and 
improve — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land ta 
be laid out for the said Henry Bishop agreable to his Request 



382 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 11*^ Day of January 1753. 

{Patrick Graham President 
Tames Habersham \ a • -. i. 
Francis Harris / Assistants 

Read a Petition of Lewis Johnson late of the Island of S* 
Christopher's, setting forth that he was desirous of setling and 
improving Lands in this Colony, and to that End he intended to 
remove his Wife and Negroes from S* Christophers as soon as 
possible ; Therefore he requested a Tract of five hundred Acres 
of Land situated to the Northward of Lands possessed by M' 
James Ellison, and to the Southward of Lands possessed by 
Oliver Shaw on the South Side of Midway River — The Board 
ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Lewis Johnson, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Lewis Johnson (the Person mentioned in 
the Preceding Minute) in Behalf of Stephen Adye, Anthony Fa- 
hie and Edmund Tannatt all of the Island of S' Christophers set- 
ting forth, that they, the said Adye, Fahie and Tannatt were all 
Persons of Abillity, and were desirous of improving Ilands and 
setling in the Colony, in Case he could satisfye them, that they 
could obtain Lands suitable for their Purpose, which they had 
impowered him to look out for, and that he had accordingly 
viewed some Lands, which he thought would answer their De- 
sign; Therefore he requested five hundred Acres of Land for the 
said Stephen Adye and the same Quantity for the said Anthony 
Fahie, situated to the Westward of Lands in the Possession of 
Phillip Delegal Sen' and to the Northward of Lands possessed 
by James Thebault on the Head of little Ogechee River, and Five 
himdred Acres for Edmimd Tannatt aforesaid adjoining to 
Lands possessed by William Baillou on the South Side of Mid- 
way River — The Board acquainted M' Johnson that their Duty 
obliged them to prevent as far as they could, any Persons hold- 
ing Lands within the Province from becoming nominal Grantees, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 383 

-and as it was uncertain whither the Gentlemen He had requested 
Lands for would settle in the Province, they could not now order 
Warrants for laying therp out, but they would reserve them for 
one Year from this Date, and if they or any of them should come 
with a proper Number of Hands to settle the Tracts respectively 
requested for them within the Time limited, a Surveyer should 
have immediate Orders to lay them out, which M"" Johnson said 
He thought reasonable, and He would acquaint his Friends there- 
with — 

Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board a Pay 
Bill for the Prince George Scout Boat from the 28^ May 1752 to 
the 2y^ November last both Days inclusive, amounting to one 
hundred Sixty six Potmds four Shillings and two Pence half 
Penny Sterling, which when the Board had examined the Presi- 
dent in Council certifyed the Services to be duly Performed by 
the Coxswain and Men ag^eable to Instructions on that Head — 
Likewise the said Harris and Habersham laid before the Board 
-Captain Lieutenant George Cadogan's Receipt for Provisions 
supplyed the Detachment from the three Independent Companies 
in South Carolina stationed at Augusta, namely from the 22^ 
Day of June 1752 to the 24^ December last both Days inclusive, 
amotmting to Twenty nine Poimds eleven Shillings and eight 
Pence Sterling, which, after the Board had examined, the Presi- 
dent in Council certifyed the same to be justly due to the said 
Harris and Habersham 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coim- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 27*^ Day of January 1753 



Present 



^ Patrick Graham President 

James Habersham 

Noble Jones [ Assistants 

^ Francis Harris 



The Board wrote a Letter of this Date to the Right Honour- 
•able the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, where- 



384 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in they acknowledged the Receipt of a Box, which came by the 
Live Oak Captain Rogers by Way of Charles town, and con- 
tained a Letter dated the 16"" July last from their Lordships, also 
their Excellencies the Lords Justices Proclamation under the 
Seal, and two hundred printed Copies — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
6*** Day of February 1753 

^ Patrick Graham President 

PrPQPnf J J^^^s Habersham ] 

rreseni s ^^^^^ j^^^^ / Assistants 

^ Francis Harris J 

Read a Petition of William Von Brahm in Behalf of Mark 
Benz requesting three hundred Acres of Land in two Tracts, part 
bounding North and the other Part bounding West on Lands 
possessed by the aforesaid William Von Brahm situated about 
Seven Miles West of Savannah — The Board ordered one hun- 
dred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Mark Benz bound- 
ing North of Lands possessed by the said Von Brahm 

Read a Petition of Peter Guirard setting forth, that he had a 
Wife and two Children, one of whom was a Son of Sixteen Years 
of Age, and that he was desirous of cultivating a Tract of Land, 
Therefore he prayed for One hundred Acres situated on the East 
of Lands laid out for Phillip Delegal Sen*" and South of Lands 
possessed by Edward Goodale on the Head of little Ogechee 
River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Peter Guiraud where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Walter Flemming setting forth, that he 
was desirous of setling and improving a Tract of Land ; There- 
fore he prayed for Five hundred Acres adjoining to the Head 
Line of Lands possessed by James Thebault on the Head of little 
Ogechee River — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land 
to be laid out for the said Walter Flemming where he Requested* 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 385 

Wednesday the y^ Day of February 1753 

Read a Petition of William Becket of the Island of Skiddoway, 
setting forth that he sometime ago obtained a Lott of fifty Acres 
of Land on Skiddoway aforesaid from this Board, on which he 
had made considerable Improvements, and that he was in want 
of more Land ; Therefore he prayed for an Addition of one hun- 
dred and fifty Acres situated on the Back of Lands possessed by 
M' Still on the Island aforesaid — The Board ordered a Warrant 
to be directed to the Surveyer to put the said William Becket in 
Possession of the Lott N** 14 containing fifty Acres on Skiddoway 
aforesaid — 

Read a Petition of Matthias Gugul setting forth, that he came 
a Servant into the Colony, and had faithfully served his Time 
with Matthias Zettler of Ebenezer, and was now desirous of set- 
ling a Peice of Land; Therefore he requested a Tract of fifty 
Acres at Vemonburgh formerly possessed by Conrad Fierrer a 
German deceased, whose Wife and Children were Likewise all 
Dead — The Board could only acquaint the Petitioner, that they 
thought him deserving of Land, and advised him to look out for 
a Peice, that was indisputavely Vacant, for if the said Fierrer 
deceased had any Heirs at Law in Germany or elsewhere and they 
appeared (for they knew of none here) they might claim the 
Land he requested — 

Read a Petition of David Fox Sen' of South Carolina setting 
forth, that he had a sufficient Number of Hands to cultivate a 
Tract of Land, and was desirous of moving with them into this 
Colony ; Therefore he prayed for a Tract of five hundred Acres 
situated on the North East Side of great Ogechee River opposite 
to where Fort Argyle stood, which if he could obtain, he prom- 
ised to settle forthwith — The Board ordered five hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said David Fox Sen', where he re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Ready setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of nineteen Years in the Colony, and had never 
possessed any Lands, but now was desirous of setling and im- 
proving a Tract for his own Benefit; Therefore he prayed for 

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386 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

one hundred and fifty Acres on the North Side of Midway River 
situated between Lands possessed by Thomas Collins and Na- 
thaniel Watson and adjoining North on the said Collins — The 
Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said Thomas Ready where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Valentine Bostick of North Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of removing into the Colony with 
his Family, among which he had Eleven working Hands, in or- 
der to improve a Tract of Land ; therefore he prayed for five 
hundred Acres situated in the Forks of Newport River begin- 
ning at a Cypress Swamp on the South Side of the said River — 
The Board acquainted the said Valentine Bostick, that a Tract of 
Four hundred Acres of Land should be reserved where he re- 
quested, and when he brought his Family into the Colony, and 
they were satisfyed of his Abillity to improve such a Tract a War- 
rant should be ordered to have it laid out for him. 

Read a Petition of John Davis Sen' of Midway River in Be- 
half of his Son John Davis Jun' setting forth, that he was de- 
sirous of improving a Tract of Land for his said Son ; therefore 
he prayed for five hundred Acres on Skidoway Island formerly 
possessed by the said John Davis Sen', whereon he had made con- 
siderable Improvements, and which he sometime agoe resigned 
for a Tract of the like Quantity on the North Side of Midway 
River, which if his said Son could obtain, he promised, he should 
immediately make further Improvements thereon — The Board 
ordered the said John Davis Jun' to be put in Possession of the 
Tract beforementioned containing five hundred Acres of Land 
and resigned by the aforesaid John Davis Sen' as appears by a 
Minute of this Board of the S^ Day of July last 

Read a Petition of James Paris of Augusta, setting forth, that 
he sometime agoe obtained a Tract of two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land on little Cayooka-Creek from this Board, which 
was inconvenient for him to improve, and which he was desirous 
of exchanging for another Tract ; therefore he prayed for three 
himdred and fifty Acres in Lieu of the Tract aforesaid on Ca- 
yooka Creek, situated on Savannah River below Augusta, and 
below the Mouth of Butler's Creek — The Board ordered three 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 387 

hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said James 
Paris below Butler's-Creek aforesaid, in Lieu of the Tract of 
two hundred and fifty Acres beforementioned on Cayooka-Creek 
formerly allowed him (as appears by a Minute of this Board of 
the 27*^ Day of February 1 750/1) which he now resigned — 

Read a Petition of Richard Benison Brother in Law to James 
Paris mentioned in the preceeding Minute, setting forth, that he 
had nine working Hands, which he was forthwith desirous of 
employing on a Tract of Land ; therefore he prayed for five hun- 
dred Acres situated at a Place known by the Name of Spirit 
Creek on Savannah River — The Board ordered a Tract of four 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Richard Beni- 
son, where he requested — 

Thursday the 8"* Day of February 1753. 

Read a Petition of James Galache setting forth, that he had 
faithfully served an Apprenticeship to the late James Papot Car- 
penter in Savannah deceased, and was now desirous of improv- 
ing a Lott in Savannah aforesaid ; therefore he requested a Lott 
N** ID in the fourth Ty thing upper New Ward — The Board or- 
dered the Surveyer to put the said James Galache in Possession 
of the said Lott N** 10, which with the Garden and Farm Lott 
thereunto belonging contain together Fifty Acres of Land 

Read a Petition of Robert Luden setting forth, that he had been 
upwards of nine Years in tlie Colony, and had duly served out 
his Time indented to M' Isaac Young, and was now desirous of 
improving Land; therefore he prayed for three hundred Acres 
situated near Savannah, formerly laid out for a Glebe — The 
Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said Robert Luden, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of James DeVaux in Behalf of William Back- 
shell, setting forth, that the late Honourable Trustees for estab- 
lishing this Colony did sometime agoe grant unto the said Wil- 
liam Backshell five hundred Acres of Land, and that the said 
Backshell had empowered the said DeVaux to act for him in get- 
ting such a Tract laid out and setled ; therefore he requested in 
Behalf of the said Backshell Five hundred Acres situated on 



388 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Argyle Island in Savannah River between Lands possessed bjr 
M' John Rae and the said James DeVaux — The Board had re- 
course to the late Trustees Secretary, M' Martyn's Letter of the 
2 1** January 1752, wherein they were acquainted, that the Trus- 
tees had granted to the said William Backshell five hundred Acres 
of Land, and it having appeared, that he had authorized the said 
James DeVaux to act for him ; they ordered five hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for him, where requested — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 7^ Day of March 1753 — 



Present ' 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Pickering Robinson > Assistants 
Francis Harris J 



Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board Cap- 
tain Raymond Demere's Receipt for Provisions supplyed the De- 
tachment from the three Independent Companies in South Caro- 
lina stationed at Frederica, S* Simons, Jekyl and Cumberland 
Islands for twenty five Weeks, namely from the 22* June 1752 
to the 24}^ December following both Days inclusive, amounting 
to Seventy four Pounds seven Shillings and ten Pence three Far- 
things Sterling, which after the Board had examined, the Presi- 
dent in Council certifyed the same to be justly due to the said 
Harris and Habersham 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 389 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
27^^ Day of March 1753 — 



Present - 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Pickering Robinson 
Francis Harris 



> Assistants 



Read a Petition of Thomas Goodale in Behalf of his Son 
Edward Goodale, setting forth, that he was desirous of forth- 
with setling his Son on a Tract of Land ; therefore he requested 
three hundred Acres adjoining to the North-West Line of M' 
James Dixse's Land on little Ogechee — The Board ordered three 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Edward Good- 
ale where requested — 

Saturday the 24"" Day of March 1753. 

The Board were closely engaged great Part of Yesterday and 
to Day in examining and ordering Payment of Sundry Work- 
mens Bills, who had been employed in erecting the Buildings for 
the Silk-Culture, and likewise in making up the Accounts for the 
said Culture for the last Season in order to be sent to M' Benja- 
min Martyn by the Mary Gaily Cap^ Ross now loading here for 
London 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 29"* Day of March 1753 — 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham "^ 
Noble Jones i a ..5..^.. 

Pickering Robinson [ Assistants 

Francis Harris J 



M' Pickering Robinson being in a very bad State of Health, 
-declared his Intention of gomg to England by the Mary Gaily 



390 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Cap* Ross now loading here for London; and as he had had the 
principal Charge of conducting the Silk-Culture, the Board re- 
quested M' Joseph Ottolenghe, who has been conversant in that 
Culture in Italy to take the Charge of conducting the Filature 
here, which he promised to do — 

The Accounts of the Silk-Culture being all compleated to this 
Day Messieurs Robinson and Haversham laid them with proper 
Vouchers before the Board, by which it appeared, that the whole 
Expence of the said Culture, including the Buildings erected for 
that Purpose, amoimted to one thousand sixty six Poimds seven- 
teen Shillings Sterling; and towards the Reimbursement of those 
who had advanced Cash to defray the said Service, it likewise ap- 
peared by the late President, Henry Parker Esq'''* Letter of the 
22* Jime, and another from the Board of the 29"* July last, as well 
as by the Minutes of the Board of the aforesaid Dates, that the 
said Robinson and Habersham had drawn in sundry Bills on 
Benjamin Martyn Esq' for six himdred eighty four Pounds thir- 
teen Shillings and ten Pence, and they have this Day drawn on 
said M' Martyn for the remaining Sum of three himdred eighty 
two Pounds three Shillings and two Pence in sundry Bills to the 
following Persons, of which the President in Council advised 
said M' Martyn in a Letter of this Date, namely. 

To M' Jonathan Bryan for 200.. 0.. o 

To Messieurs Harris and Habersham for 100.. o.. o 

To D^ ' for 29.. 12.. 2 

To M' Joseph Ottolenghe for 30.. c. o 

To M' Isaac Young for 22,, 1 1.. a 

£ 382.. 3.. z 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 391 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 4^ Day of April 1753 — 



Present ^ 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

Francis Harris 1 



Read a Petition of Thomas Becket of the Island of Skidoway, 
setting forth, that he had purchased a Fifty Acre Village Lott 
at half Moon Bluflf on the said Island, 'on which he resided, and 
had made considerable Improvements, and was in want of more 
Lands; therefore he prayed for an Addition of one hundred 
Acres in the said Village two Lotts N"" 2 and 3 — The Board or- 
dered a Warrant to be directed to the Surveyer to put the said 
Thomas Becket in Possession of the Lott Number three in the 
said Village — 

Read a Petition of John George Nies setting forth, that he had 
served the Rev* M*" John Martin Bolzius of Ebenezer one Year, 
and was now free, and was desirous of setling and improving of 
Land for himself; therefore he prayed for fifty Acres situated 
on the West Side of Ebenezer Creek about three Miles from old 
Ebenezer — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said John George Nies, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of James Miller of Savannah Carpenter, set- 
ting forth, that he had served an Apprenticeship in the Colony 
where he had been upwards of seventeen Years, and was desir- 
ous of improving a Lott in Savannah aforesaid; therefore he 
prayed for the Lott N** 6 in the fourth Tything upper New Ward 
— The Board ordered the Surveyer to put the said James Miller 
in Possession of the said Lott Number Six in the fourth Tything 
Upper New Ward — 

Read a Petition of Matthew Mauve of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he intended forthwith to settle and cultivate a Tract of 
Land ; therefore he prayed for three himdred Acres situated West 
of Lands possessed by M' Von Brahm — The Board ordered three 



392 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

hundred Acres to be laid out for the said Matthew Mauve where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of Richard Ton late of South Carolina, setting 
forth that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the Colony ; 
therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres situated on the North 
Side of great Ogechee River, between the said River and Lands 
possessed by Henry Myers and David Delegal — The Board or- 
dered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Richard Ton, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Cubbedg of Midway River, setting 
forth, that he had lived upwards of five Years in the Colony, and 
was desirous of setling and improving of Land; therefore he 
prayed for five hundred Acres situated at a Place known by the 
Name of Laurell Hill about two Miles above Lands laid out for 
Lieutenant Thomas Goldship on Midway River aforesaid, and 
bounded on all Sides by vacant Land — The Board ordered two 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Cub- 
bedg, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Bennet, setting forth, that he had been 
a Servant to M*" John Barnard of Wilmington Island, and had 
duly served his Time of Indenture, and was now desirous of set- 
Img and improving a Peice of Land; therefore he prayed for a 
Tract of One hundred Acres, situated about a Mile above a Place 
known by the Name of the Golden Grove on the North Side of 
Midway River, bounded on all Sides by vacant Land — The 
Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said John Bennet, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Coffee, setting forth, that he had been 
a Servant to M*" John Barnard, and had duly served his Time of 
Indenture, and was desirous of improving Land; therefore he 
prayed for one hundred Acres situated and adjoining North to 
Lands petitioned for by John Bennet on the North Side of Mid- 
way River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said John Coffee adjoining North to a Tract 
of the said Quantity ordered to be set out for John Bennet in the 
preceeding Minute — 

Read a Petition of John Gabel of Abercom in Behalf of his 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 393 

Son Abraham Gabel, setting forth, that his said Son Abraham 
wanted to settle a small Tract of Land ; therefore he prayed for 
fifty Acres adjoining on the Back of Lands possessed by the said 
John Gabel and M*" Fletche at Abercom aforesaid — The Board 
ordered fifty Acres of Land to be set out for the said Abraham 
Gabel where requested — 

Read a Petition of Cuthbert Gordon lately arrived from Scot- 
land, setting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter 
forthwith in the Colony ; therefore he prayed for a Tract of five 
hundred Acres of Land, situated to the West of Lands formerly 
possessed by M' Walter Augustine and South to M' Daniel Cuth- 
bert's and M' Patrick Graham's Lands on Savannah River — The 
Board ordered a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land to be set 
out for the said Cuthbert Gordon where he requested — 

Thursday the 5'*" Day of April 1753. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Tripp of Savannah, wherein he 
prayed for two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) containing 
together about ninety Acres in Vernon Tything Heathcoat Ward 
— The Board ordered the Surveyer to put the said Thomas Tripp 
in Possession of the said two Lotts containing together ninety 
Acres of Land agreable to hi^ Request — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Lee of Savannah, wherein he 
prayed for two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) in Wilming- 
ton Tything Darby Ward containing together about ninety Acres 
— The Board ordered a Warrant to be directed to the Surveyer 
to put the said Thomas Lee in Possession of the two Lotts afore- 
said containing together ninety Acres of Land — 

Read a Petition of Henry Hamilton of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he was desirous of improving a small Tract of Land ; there- 
fore he prayed for one hundred Acres, situated between Lands 
formerly set out for John Baillou and Jonathan Calkins on the 
South Side of Midway River — The Board ordered one hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Henry Hamilton, where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of Charles Watson of little Ogechee in Behalf 
■^of his Brother Edward Watson, setting forth, that his said Broth- 



394 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

er was quallifyed to raise Cattle and settle a Cow pen; there- 
fore he prayed (in Behalf of his said Brother) for One hundred 
Acres of Pine Land including a small Bluff lying on great Oge- 
chee River, about fifteen Miles above where Fort-Argyle stood,, 
and two Miles below a Creek called Black-Creek — The Board 
ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Ed- 
ward Watson, where requested — 

Read a Petition of Nicholas Miller of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he wanted to settle a small Tract of Land; therefore he 
prayed for two Lotts (usually called Trust Lotts) in the fourth 
Tything Upper New Ward containing together ninety Acres, 
which he promised forthwith to Cultivate — The Board ordered 
the Surveyer to put the said Nicholas Miller in Possession of the 
said two Lotts containing together ninety Acres of Land — 

Friday the 6"* Day of April 1753 

The Board were closely engaged this Day in preparing their 
Dispatches to be sent by the Mary Gaily Captain Ross to the 
Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plan- 
tations — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
9**" Day of April 1753 — 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham '^ 
Noble Jones 
Pickering Robinson 
Francis Harris 



' Assistants 



The Board were employed this Day in preparing their Dis- 
patches for England — 

Tuesday the 10^ Day of April 1753 

The Board wrote a Letter of this Date to M' Benjamin Mar- 
tyn, and enclosed the Account and Vouchers of the Expence of 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 396' 

the Silk-Culture for the last Year, and were also engaged in mak- 
ing up their other Dispatches for England — 

Wednesday the ii*^ Day of April 1753 

The Board wrote a Letter of this Date to the Right Honour- 
able the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, which 
with a Copy of the Naval Officers Return of the Vessell entred 
and cleared here the last Year, an Account of the Inhabitants 
of the Colony and a Copy of their Proceedings in Coimcil from 
the 25^*" June 1752 to the 29"* November last were forwarded in 
a Box directed to their Lordships, by the Mary Gaily Cap* Thom*- 
as Ross for London, and by the same Opportunity M' Pickering 
Robinson a Member of this Board purposes going for England — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
23* Day of April 1753 — 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones J- Assistants 

Francis Harris 



Last Saturday the Brigantine Friendship Captain John For- 
rest arrived here from London, and brought a Letter directed 
to the President and Assistants from the Right Honourable the 
Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations dated the 22* 
December last, which was this Day read, and the Board will duly 
observe their Lordships Commands — The Board likewise re- 
ceived two Letters from M' Benjamin Martyn by the same Con- 
veyance, one dated the 29"* January and the other the 6"^ Feb- 
ruary last, which were read and laid before the Board, and the 
Contents will be duly noticed — 

The Board ordered their Clerk to publish by an Advertisement, 
that all Persons, who raise Cocoons, and will deliver them at the- 
public Filature shall be paid for them, as they were last Year 



396 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday 
the 19"" Day of May 1753 — 

Patrick Graham President 

Present A J^^^^ Habersham 1 

Noble Jones > Assistants 

^ Francis Harris J 

M' Alexander Wylly of Savannah Merchant applyed to the 
Board for a New Register for a Schooner, formerly called the 
Smithfield, of which the following is a Copy — 

Colony of Georgia 

"In Pursuance of an Act of Parliament of Great 

©"Britain made and passed in the seventh and 
"Eighth Year of the Reign of King William the 
"third — Intituled an Act for preventing Frauds 
"and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade. 
"Alexander Wylly of Savannah in the Province of Georgia Mer- 
"chant maketh Oath that the Schooner Savannah (heretofore 
"called Smithfield) whereof Seth Place is now become Master 
"being a squared sterned Vessel of the Burthen of Forty Tons 
"or thereabout was built in the Colony of Rhode Island in .the 
"Year of our Lord one thousand seveh hundred and forty seven, 
"as appears by a former Register delivered up and cancelled — 
"And that Francis Harris, James Habersham, Thomas Rasberry, 
"Nicholas Miller and he this Deponent are the present Owners 
"thereof and no Foreigner directly or indirectly hath any Part, 
"Share or Interest therein 

"Signed — Alexander Wylly 

"which Oath aforesaid was made before me Patrick Gra- 
"ham Esq' President of the said Colony of Georgia in 
"Council — In Testimony whereof I have caused the Seal 
"of the Colony to be to these Presents affixed the Nine- 
"teenth Day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
^'seven hundred and fifty three 

"Signed — Patrick Graham 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 397 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
5^ Day of June i753— 

Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones j- Assistants 

Francis Harris J 



Present 



Read a Petition of Captain Joseph Phillips of Savannah Mer- 
chant, setting forth that he laboured under very great Inconven- 
iences for want of a Wharf e and Wharehouses to land and Store 
his Goods ; therefore he requested one hundred and fourteen Feet 
fronting Barnard's Street, where he proposed to build a substan- 
tial Wharfe and two Wharehouses of thirty two feet Each long 
as soon as possible — The Board were of Opinion, that the Fronts 
of the Streets leading to the River should be reserved for public 
Uses, but allowed the said Phillips to possess for the Uses before 
mentioned one hundred feet fronting the River to begin at the 
Distance of fifty feet above the West Corner of Barnard's Street 
aforesaid, with which he was well satisfyed — 

Read a Petition of John Pye of Savannah, wherein he re- 
quested two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) in Huck's Ty th- 
ing Percivall Ward containing together about ninety Acres of 
Land, which he promised to cultivate — The Board thought the 
said Pye's Request reasonable, and ordered the Surveyor to put 
him in Possession of the two Lotts aforesaid containing together 
ninety Acres — • 

Read a Petition of David Unseld, setting forth, that he ar- 
rived about a Year agoe from Germany, and was now desirous 
of improving a Piece of Land; therefore he prayed for fifty 
Acres situated between Lands possessed by M' John Ludwig 
Meyer and M' Christian Reidelsperger on the Mill-Creek near 
Ebenezer. The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said David Unseld where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Parker of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he had been a Resident in the Colony from her first Settle- 
ment, and had not possessed any Land in his own Right ; there- 



398 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

fore he requested a Point of Land, supposed to contain about 
two or three hundred Acres, on the East End of Hutchinson's 
Island, bounded on the West of Lands possessed by M' Jonathan 
Bryan Jun*" — The Board agreed to the said Parker's Request, and 
ordered the Surveyor to lay out and put him in Possession of 
the said Point of Land, if not exceeding three hundred Acres — 

Read a Petition of Adam Ordner of Vemonburgh, setting 
forth that he had resided on a fifty Acre Lott there for many 
Years, which he had improved and was in great want of an 
Addition of Land; therefore he requested fifty Acres West of 
the Lott, whereupon he now resided — The Board readily granted 
the said Ordner's Request, and ordered fifty Acres of Land to be 
laid out for him where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John McCloud, setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of Seventeen Years in the Colony, and had had 
no Lands, but was now desirous of improving some for his own 
Benefit; therefore he requested three hundred Acres situated 
about a Mile West of Lands laid out for M*" Griffith Williams on 
the South Side of great Ogechee River — The Board were of 
Opinion, that a less Quantity of Land, than desired by the said 
M^'Cloud was as much as he had apparent Abillity to improve, 
therefore they ordered one hundred Acres to be laid out for him 
where he requested — 

Wednesday the 6"" Day of June 1753- 

M' Elisha Butler, William Butler Sen' and William Butler Son 
of Elisha aforesaid, who with several other Persons petitioned 
this Board for five hundred Acres of Land Each which (as ap- 
pears by a Minute of the 14^*" September last) was promised them 
on certain Conditions specified in the said Minute, attended the 
Board and set forth, that they had each fixed upon a Tract of 
Land, which they had setled agreable to the Terms required; 
therefore they desired that the Surveyor might have Warrants 
to lay them out namely- 

For the said Elisha Butler five hundred Acres of Land bound- 
ing on the West Side of Lands possessed by David Black on the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 399 

South Side of great Ogechee River and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands. 

For the said William Butler Sen' five hundred Acres of Land 
on the Head of a Place known by the Name of Sterling's Swamp 
on the South Side of great Ogechee River, bounded on all Sides 
by vacant Lands — 

For the said William Butler Son of Elisha aforesaid five him- 
dred Acres of Land at a Place known by the Name of Poplar 
Swamp South West of Lands possessed by Captain James Mackay 
on the South Side of great Ogechee River, bounded on all Sides 
by vacant Lands — 

It having appeared to the Board, that the said Elisha Buler, 

(sic) 

William Butler Sen' and William Butler Son of Elisha aforesaid 
had complyed with the Conditions required, they ordered War- 
rants to be directed to the Surveyor to lay out and put them in 
Possession of five hundred Acres of Land Each agreable to their 
Request — 

Read a Petition of Henry Yonge of Skiddoway, setting forth, 
that the Land whereon he resided was intended to contain five 
himdred Acres, but wanted thirty seven Acres of the said Quan- 
tity, and being boimded on all Sides by Lands already laid out, he 
could not have his Compliment made up adjoining; therefore he 
requested to have the Deficiency made up by some small Islands 
or Hamacks of Wood Land containing together about twenty 
three Acres and as much Marsh Land adjoining as to make up the 
said thirty seven Acres in Wassaw River, situated in Marshes 
between Wilmington Island and little Tybye River, about two 
Miles below the Petitioner's Land on Skiddoway, and known by 
the Name of Cabbage Island — The Board ordered the Surveyor 
to lay out and put the said Henry Yonge in Possession of thirty 
seven Acres of Land on the Islands, Hamacks and Marshes 
aforesaid — 

Read a Petition of John Snook of Savannah, wherein he re- 
quested two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) in Eyles Tything 
Heathcoat Ward containing together ninety Acres — The Board 
ordered the Surveyor to put the said John Snook in Possession 
of the said two Lotts containing together ninety Acres — 



400 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition of Jerey Sliterman of Savannah, wherein he 
requested Two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) in Laroche 
Tything Heathcoat Ward containing together ninety Acres — 
The Board ordered the Surveyor to put the said Jerey Sliterman 
in Possession of the said two Lotts in Laroche Tything Heath- 
coat Ward — 

Read a Petition of Edward Barnard, setting forth, that he was 
desirous of setling a Tract of Land ; therefore he prayed for five 
hundred Acres situated on the Back of Lands possessed by Joseph 
Watson and Isaac Young about five Miles West of Savannah — 
The Board ordered three hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said Edward Barnard where he requested — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 
1 8'^ Day of June 1753. 

{Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones \ Assistants 

Francis Harris J 

The Board received a Letter from Benjamin Martyn Esq' dated 
the 26^^ March last by Way of Charles-town, wrote by Order of 
the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, which they 
will duly observe and answer. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coim- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
3* Day of July 1753. 



Present -< 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham ^ 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



Read a Petition of John Berrier of Vemonburgh, setting forth, 
that he had cultivated the fifty Acre Lott he now resided upon^ 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 401 

and was in great Want of an Addition of Land; therefore he 
requested fifty Acres more bounding North of a fifty Acre Lott 
N* I at Vemonburgh formerly possessed by Lawrence Raudner, 
and on all other Sides by vacant Lands — The Board ordered 
fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Berrier where re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of Casper Hirbach and Jacob Danner both of 
Acton, setting forth, that they had cultivated their respective 
Fifty Acre Lotts at Acton aforesaid, and were in great want of 
an Addition of Land; therefore they prayed for one himdred 
Acres Each situated between Acton and Vemonburgh partly ad- 
joining to Lands possessed by Michael Burghalter — The Board 
ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Casper 
Hirbach West of Lands possessed by Michael Burghalter Sen*", 
and North of Lands possessed by John Berrier, and they likewise 
ordered fifty Acres to be laid out for the said Jacob Danner ad- 
joining West of the fifty Acres now ordered to be laid out for 
Casper Hirbach aforesaid both situated between Acton and Ver- 
nonburgh. 

Wednesday the 4^ Day of July 1753. 

Read a Petition of James Edward Powell setting forth, that 
he was desirous of improving a Tract of Land ; therefore he re- 
quested five hundred Acres botmded to the South of Lands for- 
merly set out for M*" John Hutchinson to the Eastward by Kil- 
kenny River and to the North and West by vacant Lands — ^The 
Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said James Edward Powell agreable to his Request. 

M*" Edmund Tannatt, who lately arrived from the Island of S* 
Christophers, and is one of those Gentlemen, for whom some 
Lands were conditionally reserved at the Request of M^ Lewis 
Johnson, as more fully appears by a Minute of this Board of the 
ii"* January last, personally applyed to the Board, and seth forth, 

(9i0) 

that He was now come to reside and improve Lands in the Colony, 
for which he had brought a sufficient Number of Hands ; there- 
fore he desired the Lands reserved for him (as ^ Minute of the 
11*^ January aforesaid) might be laid out, namely five himdred 

36 T— TOl t 



402 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Acres bounding on Lands formerly set out for William Baillow 
on the South side of Midway River — The Board ordered a War- 
rant to be directed to the Surveyer to lay out and put the said 
Edmund Tannatt in Possession of five hundred Acres of Land 
where he requested — 

Thursday the 5**" Day of July 1753. 

The Board were this Day engaged in examining and making 
up the Accounts of the estimated and other public Expences of 
the Colony from Midsummer 1752 to Midsummer last 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the i"^ Day of August 1753 — 

/Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 

Assistants 



T> . j James Habersham 1 
Present < '^^^^^ j^^^ I 

t Francis Harris J 



Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board a Pay- 
Bill for the Prince George Scout-Boat from the 28"^ November 
1752 to the 27^ May last both Days inclusive, amoimting to one 
hundred sixty four Poimds two Shillings Sterling, which when 
the Board had examined the President in Council certifyed the 
Service to be duly performed by the Coxswain and Men agreable 
to Instructions on that Head — Likewise the said Harris and 
Habersham laid before the Board two Setts of Receipts for Pro- 
visions supplyed the several Detachments, from the three Inde- 
pendent Companies in South-Carolina stationed in this Colony 
amounting to one hundred and eight Pounds two Shillings and 
nine Pence Farthing Sterling, namely, 



Cap* Raymond Demere's Receipt for sundry 
Provisions for the Detachment under his 
Command at Frederica, S* Simons Jekyl and 
Cumberland Islands from the 25^^ December 
1752 to the 24th June last both Days inclusive 



77" 7-5K 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 403 

Cap* Lieu* George Cadogan's Receipt for Pro- 1 
visions supplyed the Detachment under his 
Command at Augusta from the 25"* Decem-1- 30.. 15.. 4 
ber 1752 to the 24*^ June last both Days in-| 
elusive 



f 108.. 2.. 9j4 

which when the Board had examined the President in Council 
certifyed the same to be justly due to the said Harris and Haber- 
sham, and of which, as well as the aforesaid Pay-Bill the Board 
duly advised M*" Benjamin Martyn in two Letters of this Date 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in in 

(8ie) 

Council assembled for the Colony of Georgia on 
Wednesday the 8*^ Day of August 1753. 

'* Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones [ Assistants 

^ Francis Harris 



Present 



Read a Petition of David T'bear of this Province, setting forth 
that he had begun a Settlement on a Fifty Acre Lott at Vemon- 
burgh known by N** 7 on the Back of Land possessed by David 
Marlow ; therefore he prayed the Board to order the Surveyor to 
put him in Possession thereof — The Board accordingly ordered 
a Warrant to be directed to the Surveyor for that Purpose. 

Read a Petition of William Kennedy late of Pensilvania, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the 
Colony; therefore he prayed for One hundred Acres of Land 
situated near a Lagoon opposite to a Place known by the Name 
of the two Sisters on Savannah River, and about ten Miles below 
Mount Pleasant bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands — The 
Board ordered Fifty Acres to be laid out for the said William 
Kennedy, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Hugh Kennedy Brother to William men- 
tioned in the preceding Minute, wherein he prayed for one hun- 
dred Acres of Land adjoining to those petitioned for by his said 



404 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Brother — The Board ordered Fifty Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said Hugh Kennedy, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Stanly of this Colony, setting forth 
that he was desirous of improving a Peice of Land; Therefore 
he prayed for two hundred Acres situated North of Lands laid 
out for Joseph Parker and West of the Township Lands of Sa- 
vannah — The Board agreed, that one hundred Acres of Land 
should be laid out for the said Joseph Stanly where he re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of John Phillip Miller, setting forth, that he 
came into the Colony very young, and was now of abillity to 
cultivate a small Tract of Land, which he was desirous of doing 
forthwith; therefore he prayed for one hundred Acres, situated 
West of Lands formerly surveyed for James Anderson and East 
of Lands laid out for William Parker, known by the Name of 
Teasdale's Entry — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said John Phillip Miller agreable to his 
Request. 

Read a Petition of Christian Folbright, setting forth that he had 
begun a Settlement (by Leave of M*" James Fraser Conservator 
of the Peace at Augusta) on a Tract of Land on Savannah River 
above the Mouth of Butler's Creek; Therefore he prayed for 
four hundred Acres above Butler's Creek aforesaid about Eight 
Miles below Augusta — The Board having received a good Char- 
acter of the said Christian Folbright from M"" Fraser aforesaid, 
and that he was of Abillity to cultivate such a Tract, they or- 
dered four hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for him, agre- 
able to his Request 

Read a Petition of Francis Arthur late of South-Carolina, but 
at present setled in Merchantile Business in this Colony, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of setling and improving a Tract of 
Land; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated 
South to Lands possessed by M' Middleton Evans on the South 
Side of Midway River — The Board ordered five himdred Acr^s 
of Land to be laid out for the said Francis Arthur agreable to his 
Request — 
The Board having received Complaints from M' James Fraser 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 406 

Conservator of the Peace at Augusta and from many of the 
Inhabitants within that District, that they laboured under great 
Inconvenience for want of a Surveyor residing among them to 
lay out Lands in that remote District when wanted, which the 
present Surveyors Messieurs Henry Yonge and Thomas Ellis 
could not duly execute, as their residence was on the lower Parts 
of the Colony, where they had full Employment, And M' Ed- 
ward Barnard having been recommended by M' Eraser and other 
Inhabitants of the said District of Augusta, as well as by M' 
Henry Yonge aforesaid to be quallifyed Surveyer; The Presi- 
dent in Council gave the said Edward Barnard an Appointment 
with the usual Instructions to act in that Capacity within the Dis- 
trict of Augusta aforesaid — 

Thursday the 9**^ Day of August 1753. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Ottolenghe of Savannah, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of improving a Tract of Land; there- 
fore he requested Three hundred and fifty Acres, situated West 
of this Town to the North of Lands laid out for Mathew Mauve 
and to the West of Lands possessed by Joseph Gibbons — The 
Board ordered a Warrant to be directed to the Surveyer to lay 
out three hundred and fifty Acres of Land for the said Joseph 
Ottolenghe agreable to his Request 

Read a Petition of Mathew Roche late of South Carolina, but 
now a Resident in this Colony, setting forth, that he wanted to 
become a Planter; therefore he prayed for a Tract of two hun- 
dred Acres situated on Argyle Island, bounding South on Lands 
set out for James Deveaux, North on Lands laid out for William 
Backshell, East and West on the River Savannah, with a small 
Island of about forty Acres included, between Onslow and Ar- 
gyle Islands — The Board ordered two hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Mathew Roche agreable to his Request 



406 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



At a Meting of the President and Assistants in Council 

(sic) 

assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Saturday the 
I** Day of September 1753. 

Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones [ Assistants 

^ Francis Harris 



Present 



The Accounts of the estimated and other public Expences of 
the Colony from the 24"* June 1752 to the 24"* Jime last amount- 
ing to the Sum of Nine hundred and eight Pounds fourteen Shil- 
lings an4 one Penny Sterling being compleated, they were laid be- 
fore the Board, and to discharge the same Messieurs Patrick Gra- 
ham and James Habersham drew simdry Bills of Exchange of 
this Date, payable (agreable to Instructions) at Sixty Days 
Sight on Benjamin Martyn Esq' for the aforesaid Sum of £908., 
14.. I to the following Persons or their Order, namely — 

To Patrick Graham Esq*" for 

To Ditto for 

To M"" Noble Jones for 

To M*" William Spencer for 

To Ditto for 

To Ditto for 

To the Rev** M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler . . for 

To Ditto for 

To M' James Habersham for 

To Ditto for 

To M' William Russell for 

To M*" Jacob Franks for 

To M' Benjamin Sheftall for 

To M' John Alther for 

To M' Isaac Young for 

To Messieurs Thomas Raisberry & C** for 

To Messieurs Harris and Habersham for 

To Ditto for 

To Ditto for 



40.. 


0.. 





63.. 


10.. 


oM 


38.. 


15.- 


I0J4 


58.. 


16.. 


7M 


12.. 


0.. 





II.. 


2.. 


2H 


45" 


2.. 


xo% 


26.. 


19.. 





40.. 


0.. 





52.. 


2.. 


8>4 


38.. 


15.. 


io>4 


20.. 


0.. 





18.. 


0.. 





25- 


0.. 





10.. 


3.. 


IIJ4 


117.. 


I.. 


sy2 


80.. 


0.. 





62.. 


9.. 


9 


38.. 


12.. 


4 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 407 

To Ditto for 25.. 2.. o 

To Ditto for 16.. 8.. 7 

To Ditto for 12.. 8.. 10 

To M' James Edward Powell for 38.. 5.. 7>^ 

890.. 17.. 9 
To Messieurs Harris and Habersham for 17.. 16.. 4 

£908.. 14.. I 

The Board likewise wrote a Letter of this Date to M' Benjamin 
Martyn advising him of the aforesaid Bills being drawn, and also 
about several other Matters respecting the said Accoimts. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday the 3* 
Day of September 1753. 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



The Accounts of the whole Expence of the Silk-Culture the 
last Season being compleated, they were laid before the Board, 
by which it appeared they amounted to the Sum of Three hundred 
thirty four Pounds ten Shillings and five Pence three Farthings 
Sterling, and to discharge the said Service Messieurs Graham and 
Habersham this Day drew sundry Bills of Exchange payable, 
agreable to Directions, at Sixty Days Sight on Benjamin Martyn 
Esq' to the following Persons or their Order, of which the Board 
advised said M' Martyn in a Letter of this Date, namely 

To M' Joseph Ottolenghe for 50.. o.. o 

To Mess" Thomas Rasberry & Company for 100.. 0.. o 

To M' John Gordon (Value received of M' James 

Edward Powell) for 46.. c. o 



408 COLONIAL BECORDS. 

To M' Robert Williams (Value received of Ditto) 

for 25.. CO 
To Messieurs Harris and Habersham for 106.. 19.. 3^ 

327.. 19.. 3>i 
To Ditto for 6.. 11.. 2 



£334.. ID.. 5^ 



pressed on 
paper over 

wafer.] / Present ^ 



Proceedings of the President and Assistants in Council assem- 
bled for the Colony of Georgia from the 3* Day of September 
1753 exclusive To the 30*^ Day of October 1754 inclusive 

At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on 
"tseaiimX Wednesday the 5^** Day of September 1753. 

Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

^ Francis Harris J 

Read a Petition of Donald Kennedy of Darian setting forth, 
that He had resided Ten Years in this Province, and had setled 
on a Peice of Land upon Sapola River, on which he had cleared 
and planted thirty Acres, which he was desirious of having laid 
out and ascertained; Therefore he prayed for three Hundred 
Acres situated at the Head of a Creek upon Sapola River about 
two Miles from Lands possessed by M' John Mackintosh B — The 
Board ordered One hundred and fifty Acres to be laid out for the 
said Donald Kennedy where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Roderick M^'Intosh of the District of Darien, 
setting forth, that he sometime ago had Five Hundred Acres of 
Land laid out for him, at a Place known by the Name of Catt 
Head near Darian, which Land is subject to be almost all under 
Water in the Time of the Freshes, and that it had been twice 
overflowed this Season all to an Acre, which rendered the Land 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 409 

imcapable of being cultivated by him; Therefore he prayed the 
Board for Five hundred Acres of Land, in Exchange for the 
aforesaid Five htmdred Acres on Catt Head, situated at a Place 
known by the Name of Dickinson's Neck on the Southermost 
Part of the said Neck near to Lands possessed by M' Daniel Dem- 
etre — The Board ordered Five hundred Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said Roderick M^'Intosh on Dickinson's Neck afore- 
said, in Lieu of the said Quantity formerly laid out for him as 
befprementioned on Catt Head, which he now resigned — 

Read a Petition of George Mackintosh Son of Lieutenant John 
Mackintosh of Darian, setting forth, that he was desirous of im- 
proving a Tract of Land ; Therefore he prayed for Five himdred 
Acres at the Head of Sapola River — The Board ordered Five 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said George Mack- 
intosh, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Samuel Leon late of Acton, setting forth, 
that he setled a Lott of Fifty Acres of Land some Years agoe at 
Acton aforesaid, and now requested a small addition ; Therefore 
he prayed for a Fifty Acre Lott N** 2. situated at Half Moon 
Bluflf on Skiddoway Island — The Board ordered a Warrant to 
be directed to the Surveyor to put the said Samuel Leon in Pos- 
session of the Fifty Acre Lott N** 2. on Skiddoway Island afore- 
said, agreable to his Request 

Read a Petition of William Thomson late of South Carolina, 
netting forth, that he was desirous of improving a Tract of Land 
in the Colony ; Therefore he prayed for Five hundred Acres sit- 
uated adjoining to Lands possessed by John Maxwell on the 
North Side of Midway River — The Board ordered Five hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said William Thomson, 
where he requested. 

Thursday the 6^^ Day of September 1753 

Read a Petition of David Truan of Savannah setting forth, that 
he had resided in the Colony near Twenty Years, and was now 
desirous of improving a Tract of Land ; Therefore he prayed for 
two Lotts (formerly called Trust Lotts) containing together 
Ninety Acres situated in Belitha Tything Heathcoat Ward about 



410 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

three Miles South West of Savannah aforesaid — The Board or- 
dered the Surveyer to put the said David Truan in Possession of 
the aforesaid two Lotts containing together Ninety Acres, agre- 
able to his Request. 

Read a Petition of Peter Destemple, setting forth, that he ob- 
tained about three Years agoe a Lott of Land containing Fifty 
Acres at a Village on Half-Moon Bluff on Skiddoway Island, 
known by N** 5, on which he had setled and made some Improve- 
ments, but it laying very low, the Tide had frequently overflowed 
great Part of it and damaged his Crop ; Therefore he requested 
another Lott of the same Quantity in the said Village known by 
N* ID. in lieu of the aforesaid Lott N** 5, which he resigned — 
The Board ordered the Surveyer to put the said Peter Destemple 
in Possession of the aforesaid Lott N** 10. containing Fifty Acres 
in lieu of the Lott N** 5 aforesaid, which he resigned — 

Read a Petition of John Mackay, setting forth, that he had been 
upwards of Sixteen Years in the Colony, and had faithfully 
served an Apprenticeship in Savannah to a Carpenter, and was 
now desirous to cultivate Land ; Therefore he prayed for a Tract 
of one hundred Acres situated West of Lands laid out for John- 
Milledge, North of Lands possessed by James Papot, and East 
of Lands possessed by George Cuthbert on the North Side of 
great Ogechee River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said John Mackay where he re- 
quested — 

M' William Butler Sen' attended the Board and set forth, that 
M' Thomas Butler and M' James Butler Jun*", for whom some 
Lands were conditionally reserved at the Request of the said Wil- 
liam Butler Sen*" (as more fully appears by a Minute of this 
Board of the 14 September last) had each fixed on a Tract, which 
they immediately intended to settle and cultivate, and that they 
had desired him to apply for Warrants to have them laid out, 
namely Five hundred Acres of Land for the said Thomas Butler 
situated on the North Side of great Ogechee River on the Point 
opposite to Williams's Bluff, and Five hundred Acres of Land for 
James Butler Jun*" aforesaid situated at the Head of Collins's 
Creek on the North Side of Midway River — The Board ordered 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 41t 

\yarrants to be directed to the Surveyer to lay out for the said 
Thomas Butler and James Butler Jun' Five htmdred Acres of* 
Land Each, where requested — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coimcil 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 5"" 
Day of October 1753 



Present •< 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



Read a Petition of M" Constance Mackintosh in Behalf of her 
Son Henry Calwell, setting forth, that at the Time the Magis- 
trates of Frederica were suspended, the late Honourable Trustees 
were pleased to offer to her late Husband John Calwell deceased' 
(who was one of them) a Tract of Land to the Northward of the 
Colony in Consideration of his Services, and on Supposition, that 
he might at that Time choose to leave Frederica ; that in Conse- 
quence, her late Husband did look out for a Tract of Land, but 
he departing this Life before he made any Settlement thereon, 
she did sometime after settle a Tract on the North East Part of a- 
Place, known by the Name of Calwell's Point, and near to Lands 
possessed by M' Daniel Demetre on the North Side of Sapola 
River in Behalf of her said Son Henry, which she sometime agoe 
applyed to this Board to have laid out, but had yet received no 
Answer ; and as She had been lately informed, that M' Roderick 
Mackintosh had obtained a Warrant to lay out a Tract of Five 
hundred Acres of Land on the said Point, which She apprehended 
wou'd interfere with the Land, She had already setled as before 
mentioned; therefore She prayed that a Warrant might be di- 
rected to the Surveyer to lay out a Tract of Four hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land for her said Son Henry on Calwell's Neck 
aforesaid, before any other Lands were surveyed on the said 
Neck — The Board referred to the late Trustees Secretary M' 
Benjamin Martin's Letter of the 16**" March 1746/7, wherein- 



412 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

they were acquainted, that the said Trustees had resolved to 
grant to the late John Calwell deceased as much Land as wou'd 
make up, with what he then possessed (which was fifty Acres) 
Five hundred Acres, and they having made all the Inquiry they 
could in respect to the Situation of the Land now requested, to 
be laid out, and having reason to suspect, that the Land M' Rod- 
erick Mackintosh had requested (as appears by a Minute of the 5*** 
Day of last Month) was the same, tho' differently described, the 
Board thought it but just (as M" Mackintosh had made a Set- 
tlement four or five Years agoe) to order their Clerk to write to 
the Surveyers M' Henry Yonge and M' Thomas Ellis to whom 
the Warrant for laying out five hundred Acres of Land for M' 
Roderick Mackintosh, as ^ the aforesaid Minute of the 5*^ Ultf* 
was directed to postpone surveying it 'till further Orders, and 
M" Mackintosh was desired to attend the next Board, and She 
was told M*" Roderick Mackintosh should be likewise acquainted 
to do the same, when the Affair wou'd be further inquired into^ 
The Board having likewise understood, that the Land request- 
ed by Donald Kennedy (as ^ Minute of the 5'^ Ult**) was setled 
by George Mackdonald, who had made considerable Improve- 
ments thereon but had not applyed (tho' he intended to do it the 
next Board) for a Warrant to have the same laid out, they or- 
dered their Clerk to acquaint the Surveyers to postpone survey- 
ing any Lands for the aforesaid Donald Kennedy, till further 
Orders — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Cotmcil 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the 
7"* Day of November 1753 



Present - 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones V Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



M"" William Elliott late of South Carolina, one of those Per- 
sons for whom some Lands were conditionally reserved at the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 41» 

Request of M*" William Butler Sen' (as more fully appears by a 
Minute of the Board of the 14"" September 1752) applyed to the 
Board, and sett forth, that he had fixed upon a Tract of Land ; 
bounded to the South of Lands formerly laid out for M' William 
Francis on the North Side of Great Ogechee River, and on other 
Sides by vacant Lands, which he had setled with a sufficient Num- 
ber of Hands, agreable to the Terms required ; Therefore he re- 
quested, that a Warrant might be directed to a Surveyer to lay 
out Five hundred Acres of Land for him, where he had setled as 
before described, which the Board ordered — 

Read a Petition of John M'^Bean, setting forth, that he had 
served a Time of Indenture with the late Cap* John Cuthbert, 
and had been in the Colony about eighteen Years, and having ac- 
quired a considerable Stock of Cattle and Horses, was desirous 
of cultivating a Peice of Land; Therefore he prayed for two 
hundred Acres, situated about three Miles to the Wetward of 

(8l0) 

Lands occupied by M' John Mackintosh D on the Main opposite 
to Sapola Island — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said John M'^Bean, where he re- 
quested. 

Read a Petition of Alexander M'^Donald, setting forth, that 
he was put in Possession of fifty Acres of Land about a Mile from 
Darien, when he arrived (about Sixteen Years agoe) in the Col- 
ony, of which he had improved about forty Acres, but it was now 
wore out and imfit for Cultivation ; likewise that he had another 
Tract of fifty Acres laid out for him at the disbanding of the Reg- 
iment about eight Miles from Darien, but as he had got a large 
Stock of black Cattle and Horses, he hoped to obtain a larger 
Tract, which he promised forthwith to settle and improve, and 
was willing to resign the aforesaid two Tracts of Fifty Acres 
Each ; Therefore he prayed for three hundred Acres, situated on 
a Branch of the Sapola River about two Miles to the Northward 
of Lands formerly laid out for Cap* Patrick Sutherland — The 
Board ordered one hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said Alexander M^'Donald where he requested, on Condi- 
tion of his resigning the two Tracts aforesaid of fifty Acres Each, 
which he readily complyed with — 



414 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition of George M^'Donald, setting forth, that he had 
been in the Colony about twelve Years, and had possessed a small 
Tract of fifty Acres of Land, on which he had made some Im- 
provements, but having lost great Part of his Cattle and had 
much Sickness in his Family, (the Place being unwholesome) he 
was obliged to Settle another Peice of Land, of which, he had 
cultivated about Thirty Acres, but he understood, that one Don- 
ald Kennedy (see Minute of the 5"" of September last) had im- 
posed on the Board, by saying he had cleared and cultivated the 
said Land, and had therefore obtained a Warrant to have it laid 
out, which he prayed the Board wou'd prevent, and also Order 
two hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for him including his 
present Settlement, being situated at the Head of a Creek on Sap- 
ola River, about two Miles from Lands possessed by M' John 
Mackintosh B — The Board had before been informed, of what 
is set forth in the aforesaid Petition, and had ordered their Clerk 
(as ^ Minute of the 5'** of last Month) to write to the Surveyers 
to postpone laying out the Land for the said Kennedy, and they 
now also ordered their Clerk to write to him to attend the Board 
on Tuesday the 4"" Day of next Month, and George M^'Donald 
was desired to do the same, in order that the Matter might be 
further examined into, before they came to any Resolution — 

M" Constance M^'kintosh (see Minute of the 5"" last Month) at- 
tended the Board in Behalf of the Land setled by her Son Henry 
Calwell, but M*" Roderick Mackintosh not attending to answer 
her Complaint, the Board ordered their Clerk to write to him to 
attend the Board the 4"* Day of next Month, when the Affair 
wou'd be determined — 

Cap* Edward Carlton late of Rhode Island attended the Board, 
and sett forth, that sometime in November last, he applyed to 
this Board for three hundred Acres of Land (see Minute of the 
lo**" November last) situated West of Lands now in the Posses- 
sion of Cap* Joseph Phillips on the South Branch of little Ogechee 
River, which was reserved for a Year, and promised him on Con- 
dition of his removing his Family into the Colony within the said 
Time, which he had complyed with — The Board ordered a War- 
rant to be directed to the Surveyers to lay out Three hundred 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 415 

Acres of Land for the said Edward Carlton, agreable to his Re- 
quest. 

Thurday the 8*** Day of November 1753 

(sic) 

Read a Petition of Samuel Hudson, setting forth, that he was 
desirous of improving Lands within the Colony; Therefore he 
requested five hundred Acres of Land, namely four hun- 
dred Acres situated about Eight Miles above Mount Pleasant 
on Savannah River, bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands, and 
One hundred Acres at a Place known by the Name of Barton's 
Branch about a Mile to the Eastward of the aforesaid four hun- 
dred Acres of Land — The Board ordered four hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Samuel Hudson about Eight 
Miles above Mount-Pleasant on Savannah River aforesaid. 

Read a Petition of John Fitch of of Augusta, setting forth that 

(sic) 

he never was possessed of any Lands within the Colony, but had 
setled a Peice on a Branch of Bryer Creek ; Therefore he prayed 
for One hundred Acres situated on a Branch of Bryer Creek 
aforesaid where an Indian Town formerly stood — The Board 
ordered One hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
John Fitch where he requested. 

Read a Petition of John Hudson setting forth, that he wanted 
to improve a Peice of Land and to erect a Mill thereon Materials 
for which He had prepared ; Therefore he prayed for One hun- 
dred Acres situated at a Place known by the Name of Barton's 
Branch near Mount Pleasant on Savannah River — The Board 
ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
John Hudson, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of John Brady (Son in Law to Samuel Hud- 
son mentioned in a Minute of this Date) setting forth, that he 
was desirous of becoming a Planter in the Colony ; therefore he 
prayed for two hundred Acres situated about two Miles above 
Lands ordered to be laid out for Samuel Hudson aforesaid on 
-Savannah River boimded on all Sides by vacant Lands — The 
Board ordered One hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said John Brady, where he requested. 



416 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition of Edward Barnard in Behalf of Edward 
Germany, setting forth that, the said Germany was an industri- 
ous Man, and was desirous of improving a peice of Land ; There- 
fore he requested two hundred Acres situated on the Back of 
Uchee Island near the Uchee Old Field about twelve Miles above 
Augusta — The Board Ordered two hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Edward Germany where requested. 

Friday the 9"* Day of November 1753 

Read a Petition of James Baillou of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he was desirous of cultivating a Peice of Land; therefore 
he prayed for three hundred Acres, bounding West of Lands laid 
out for M' Joseph Stanley, North on M' Joseph Parker's Land 
and East on Newington, about five Miles West of Savannah — 
The Board ordered two hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said James Baillou where he requested. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
13^^ Day of November 1753 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones 1- Assistants 

Francis Harris 



The Board having been informed by some Creek Indians (late 
from Augustine) that the Spaniards were preparing to settle the 
Island of Amelia in this Province, they thought their Duty 
obliged them (notwithstanding they could not give much Credit 
to the Report) to make a further Enquiry into it — Therefore they 
ordered their Clerk to write the following Letters to the Cox- 
swain of the Prince George Scout Boat, and the Commanding 
Officer at Frederica 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 417 

Savannah in Georgia 



*'To M' Daniel Demctre Commander 
"of the Prince George Scout Boat 

Sir 

"The Board having heard a report that the Spaniards at Au- 
"gustine were preparing or had prepared to settle and fortify the 
"Island of Amelia in this Province, they have directed me to 
"acquaint you therewith, and to order you to proceed without 
"Loss of Time to the said Island of Amelia, where if you should 
"find any Subjects of the King of Spains setled or making any 
"Preparations to settle, you are in his Britannick Majesty's Name 
"to demand of the Person commanding by what Authority, they 
"presume so to do, it being contrary to Treatys subsisting be- 
"tween their Britannick and Catholick Majestys, of which you 
"are forthwith to make a Report to this Board — But if there 
"should be no such Settlements or Persons there, you are to con- 
"tinue on that Station twenty Days endeavouring to make what 
"Discoveries you can, and then return to Savannah and make 
"your Report 

"The Board think it necessary, that you should call at Freder- 
"ica in your return, and acquaint Lieu* Thomas Goldsmith with 
"what Discoveries you make, and you are likewise directed to 
"keep this Affair as Secret as possible. 

"By Order of the Board 

(Signed) W"" SpEncer C. C. 
"Council Chamber the 
"ijth November 1753 

"Savannah in Georgia November the 13*^ 1753 
"Sir 

"The Board having heard a report that the Spaniards at Au- 
"gustine were preparing or had prepared to settle and fortify the 
"Island of Amelia in this Province, they have directed me to ac- 
"quaint you therewith, and that they have ordered M' Demetre to 

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418 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"proceed to the said Island to make what Discoveries he can, and 
"make a Report thereof to this Board — I am 
"Sir 

"Your most Obedient Servant 

(Sign'd) W°* Spencer C. C. 
PS 

"M*" Demetre will acquaint you 
"with what Discoveries, he makes on 
"his return and it's thought necessary 
"to keep this Affair a Secret 

Lieu* Thomas Goldsmith 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
20"* Day of November 1753 

Patrick Graham President 

Present \ ^^^^^ Habersham ] 

rresent ^ ^^^^^j^ j^^^^^ 1 Assistants 

Francis Harris J 

The Board wrote a Letter of this Date to Benjamin Martyn 
Esq' advising him ; that he would therewith receive the Accounts 
and Vouchers of the estimated Expences of the Colony from Mid- 
summer 1752 to Midsummer last amounting to Nine hundred 
Eight Pounds fourteen Shillings and one Penny Sterling; also 
the Accounts and Vouchers of the whole Expence of the Silk Cul- 
ture the last Season amounting to three Hundred thirty four 
Pounds ten Shillings and five Pence three farthings Sterling, and 
likewise, that the Silk raised the last Season was to be shipt on 
Board the Juno Cap* M^'Clellan, by whom their Letter and Ac- 
counts where to be forwarded — 

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COLONIAL RECORDS. 419 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
4^ Day of December 1753 

r Patrick Graham President 

Present < J^"^^s Habersham 1 

I Noble Jones J- Assistants 

L Francis Harris J 

Oliver Shaw requested the Board for One hundred Acres of 
Land, adjoining to Lands laid out for William Carr on Newport 
River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres to be laid out for 
the said Oliver Shaw, where requested 

Wednesday the 5'*" Day of December 1753 

M" Constance Mackintosh in Behalf of her Son Henry Calwell 
attended the Board, but M' Roderick Mackintosh, who was de- 
sired to do the same (see Minute of the 5'** October and 7^*" No- 
vember last) not appearing — The Board ordered the Surveyer to 
lay out four Hundred and fifty Acres of Land for the said Henry 
Calwell, as requested 

Read a Petition of Christian Rabenhorst of Ebenezer, wherein 
he prayed for a Tract of Five hundred Acres of Land, situated 
partly where the new Saw-Mill at Ebenezer stands, and where 
he had made considerable Improvements, and partly on an Island 
opposite to the said Mill — The Board ordered five hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said Christian Rabenhorst, where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Mullryne late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the 
Colony; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres of Land, 
situated fronting a Marsh between Lands possessed by Cap* Mark 
Carr and M*" Middleton Evans on the South Side of Midway 
River — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said John Mullryne where he requested 

Read a Petition of James Williams late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the 
'Colony; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres of Land 



420 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

situated on a Marsh between Lieu* Thomas Goldsmith's and 
Thomas CoUins's Land — The Board ordered five hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said James Williams, where he re- 
quested 

Read a Petition of John Michael Hirsh Carpenter and Mill- 
wright, setting forth, that he sometime agoe arrived from Ger- 
many, and had a Tract of one hundred Acres of Land allotted 
for him at Hallifax by this Board, but as it was at a great Dis- 
tance from Ebenezer where he had (by Virtue of an Agreement 
made with Messieurs De Munch and Ulsperger at Auspurgh) 
laid himself under an Engagement to follow his Trade, he could, 
not possibly improve it; Therefore he prayed for One hundred 
Acres of Land, situated on Old Ebenezer Creek about a Mile 
from Lands possessed by William Dodds, in Lieu of the same 
Quantity at Hallifax aforesaid, which he now resigned — The 
Board ordered One hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said John Michael Hirsh, where he now requested, in lieu of the 
same Quantity at Hallifax aforesaid 

Thursday the 6^ Day of December 1753 

Read a Petition of Thomas Carter late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the 
Colony; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres of Land, 
situated on a Neck of Land on the South Side of the North- 
Branch of Newport River bounded on all Sides by vacant Land, 
on which he had begun to make some Improvements — The Board 
ordered three hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Thomas Carter, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of James Miller of Savannah, setting forth, 
that he was desirous of improving a peice of Land; Therefore 
he prayed for One hundred Acres, situated West of a Tract of 
three hundred Acres of Land possessed by James Habersham 
Jun' on the North Branch of little Ogechee River — The Board 
ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said- 
James Miller, where he requested — 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 421 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday 
the 20*^ Day of December 1753. 



Present ^ 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham ^ 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

^ Francis Harris J 



The Board this Day wrote a Letter to the right Honourable 
the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, which, with 
their Proceedings in Council from the 2g^ Day of November 
1752 exclusive to the 3* Day of September last inclusive, were 
forwarded by the Juno Cap* M^'Clellen — 

Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board a Pay- 
till for the Prince George Scout-Boat from the 28^^ May last to 
the 2y^^ November following both Days inclusive, amounting to 
One Hundred sixty eight Pounds nineteen Shillings and six 
Pence Sterling, which when the Board had examined, the Presi- 
dent in Council certifyed the Services to be duly performed agre- 
able to Instructions — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
5"" Day of February 1754 



Present 



^ Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham ] 
Noble Jones > Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



Read the Report of Daniel Demetre Coxswain of the Prince 
George Scout-Boat, who was ordered (see Minute of the 13*** 
November last) to take a Cruize to the Island of Amelia and far- 
ther Southward on the Florida Shore to discover whether the 
Spaniards were making any Settlements within the Limits of this 
Province, but nothing of that Nature appeared — 

Read a Petition of Daniel Mackay Sen"" of Darien, setting forth, 



422 COLONIAL BECOBDS. 

that he had been Seventeen Years in the Colony and acquired 
Abillity to cultivate some Land; therefore he prayed for Three 
hundred Acres, situated at a Place known by the Name of Camp- 
Swamp, bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands about seven Miles 
from Darien — The Board ordered One hundred and fifty Acres 
to be laid out for the said Daniel Mackay Sen' where he requested 

George M'^Donald attended the Board, but Donald Kennedy, 
who was desired to do the same (see Minute of the 5"* October 
and 7"* November last) did not appear; Therefore the Board 
ordered one Hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said George M^'Donald, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Murdock M^'Cloud of Darien, setting forth, 
that he had been upwards of Eleven Years in the Colony and 
now (having a Family) was desirous of improving Land; There- 
fore he prayed for two hundred Acres, situated on the West Side 
of a Place known by the Name of the Cane Savannah about Six 
Miles from Darien — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of 
Land to be land out for the said Murdock M^'Cloud, where he 
requested — 

Read a Petition of Angus M^'kintosh of Darien, setting forth 
that he was some Years agoe put in Possession of Fifty Acres of 
Land, which he had improved, and was in want of an Addition ; 
therefore he prayed for two hundred Acres, situated adjoining 
to Lands run out for Alexander M^^Donald on the North Side of 
Sapola River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres to be laid 
out for the said Angus M^^kintosh, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Peter Grant, setting forth, that he had been 
upwards of seventeen Years in the Colony, and was some Years 
agoe put in Possession of fifty Acres of Land, but was now of 
Abillity to improve a larger Tract, Therefore he prayed for two- 
hundred and fifty Acres adjoining West to the fifty Acres now 
in his Possession on the South Side of the South Branch of Sa- 
pola River — The Board ordered an Addition of fifty Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Peter Grant where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Germany, setting forth, that he had 
been many Years a resident at Augusta, and was both able and 
desirous to improve Land and become a Freeholder in the Col- 



COLONIAL RECOEDS. 423 

ony ; therefore he prayed for two hundred Acres, situated on Sa- 
vannah River, Three Miles above the Mouth of Broad River and 
seventy Miles above Augusta aforesaid — M' James Fraser one 
of the Conservators of the Peace at Augusta, having recommend- 
ed the said Germany as a Person of Industry and good Behaviour, 
the Board ordered two himdred Acres of Land to be laid out for 
him, agreable to his Request 

Read a Petition of Samuel Gandy, setting forth, that he had 
been many Years an Inhabitant of Augusta, and was desirous 
of setling some Land there; therefore he prayed for two hun- 
dred Acres — The Board having heard a good report of the said 
Gandy from -M' James Fraser, ordered one hundred Acres to be 
laid out for him, namely a Lott of fifty Acres of Land known by 
N** 42, on the West Side of John Wisely's Land within the Town- 
ship of Augusta, and fifty Acres adjoining back on the aforesaid 
Lott N** 42. 

Read a Petition of Hugh Morrison, setting forth, that he had 
been seventeen Years in the Colony, and had only possessed a fifty 
Acre Lott at Darien, and was in want of a larger Tract ; There- 
fore he prayed for an Addition of Four Hundred and fifty Acres, 
situated West of Lands possessed by Hugh Clark on the South 
Side of Sapola River near the Head — The Board ordered two 
hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Hugh 
Morrison, where he requested 

Wednesday the 6*^ Day of February 1754 
The following Address was read and laid before the Board — 

"To the Hon^'* Patrick Graham Esq' President and to the rest 
"of the Hon**** the Members of his Majesties Council in the Prov- 
"ince of Georgia — 

"The Humble Address of the subscribing Inhabitants of the 
"great Ogechee River, the little Ogechee and Parts adjacent. 
"We the Subscribers beg leave to recommend the following 
"particulars to the Consideration of your Honours 

!■* "That a Quantity of Land upon the Elbow on the great 
"Ogechee River has long since been reserved for a public Town, 



424 COLONIAL EECORDS. 

"as we presume for the convenience of the Southern Inhabitants 
**of this Province 

2* "That the said River and Inlet appears upon Examination 
"to be the best in the present Limits of Georgia, as his Majesty's 
"Ships of Warr from Twenty to fifty Guns may go over the Barr 
"of Osebaw into a safe Harbour, and the former (if not the lat- 
"ter) may be sure of lying secure from the Worms, as the River 
"is allways fresh at the said Elbow, and often so many Miles be- 
"low it— 

3* "That trading Vessels of four hundred Tons or upwards, 
"may go down loaded from the said Elbow 

4*^ "That the Channel of the said River is very.Streight and 
"has a sufficient Depth of Water, and there is not less than three 
"Fathom on the Barr at low Water 

5^ "That any Wind from the S. S. W. to the North (West- 
"erly) will lead Vessels down the River from the said Elbow, 
"and that in one Tide, or about four Hours they may be at Sea ; 
"it being not more than fifteen or sixteen Miles over the Barr — 

6**" "That the Situation is convenient not only for the Inhab- 
"itants of the said Rivers (where from the goodness of the Lands, 
"great Numbers will be added to the present Settlers) but also 
"for the Inhabitants of the little Ogechee, Vernon River and the 
"Islands of Skedoway and Osebaw — 

y^ "That a public Town is greatly wanted for the Conven- 
"ience and Ease of the said People and the more Southern In- 
"habitants, the Town of Savannah being on the most Northern 
"Boundaries of the Province, and far Distant to and from a Mar- 
"ket, added to the Difficulty of the Narrows of Skidoway, and 
"the Loss of Time that must attend the Number of Tydes in go- 
"ing to the said Market of Savannah 

gth "That Numbers of People want to improve and settle in 
"some Town to the Southward of Savannah for the advancement 
"of their own Fortimes and Convenience of the Inhabitants, and 
"that if the said Town at the Elbow was laid out many of your 
"Subscribers would engage in a reasonable Time to Build and 
"become Inhabitants of the same 

pth "That at present the fixing a Town to the Southward of 



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COLONIAL RECORDS. 426 

"Ogechee can be no other Way Effected, unless the Inhabitants 
"will become Purchasers from private hands to carry such a 
"needful! Work into Execution 

jQthi/ "That more than one public Town will certainly be use- 
"full and Necessary for the Inhabitants of so Extensive a Prov- 
"ince as Georgia in all probabillity will become 

jjthiy "And as the Northern and Southern Extreme will be 
attended with many obvious Inconveniences, and in the Inter- 
"mediate Space We believe upon Examination, no Situation will 
"^'be found more if so proper, or intended in every respect with 
"equall Advantages 

"We therefore hope the Merrits of this Address will be con- 
^'sidered by the President and Council 

"We further beg leave to observe to your Honours, that tho' we 
"are greatly interested in the Request of this Address, We would 
^*be far from preferring our private Welfare intirely, if it does 
''not appear upon Mature Consideration to have a Tendency in 
"promoting the Prosperity of the Province in Generall 

We are your Hon" most Obed^ Servants 
"James- Mackay, Elisha Butler, Sam' New, Jos'* 
Butler, R* Cox, Will Butler, Richard Cooper, John 
Meam, Charles Marian, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph 
Summers, William Wilson, John Wilson, Seth 
Place, John Deveaux, James Miller, John Mackay, 
James Dixse, Alexander Sutherland + his Mark, 
Ph: Delegal Jun^ George Delegal, John Farmur, 
Henry Bourquin, Thomas Wilson, Martin Fenton, 
Peter Young, John' Ham, Maurice Dullea, Char : 
West, Willoughby West, Tho* Butler, Alex' Rose, 
Robert Houstoun, David Black X his Mark, Ste- 
phen Williams, Lewis Motteair, David Dicks, John 
Mathis + his Mark, Alex' Wylly, Matt: Roche, 
John Graham, Wiir Elliott Jun' Jam* Edw* Pow- 
ell, George Cuthbert, Joseph Phillips" 

After the Board had maturely considered the Contents of the 
.aforesaid Address, they were of Opinion, that the Reasons of- 



426 COLONIAL BECORDS. 

fered for laying out a Town (were requested) were justly found- 
ed, and that it wou'd not only be of great Advantage to the In- 
habitants of Ogechee and Places adjacent, but to the Colony in 
General — The Place where the Town is proposed, called the El- 
bow, was, from the first Year the Colony was setled and has been 
since reserved for a Town, and by what the Board have since 
learnt of the Situation of of the Colony, they thought it well 

(9lC) 

chosen ; Therefore they thought it their Duty to encourage the 
Proposal, and ordered M' Henry Yonge the Surveyer to lay a 
Plan of the said Land before them, in order to receive further 
Instructions thereon, in respect to laying out Lotts &c. 

Read a Petition of John Rodolph Pury, setting forth, that he 
had sufficient Abillity, and was desirous of cultivating Lands in 
the Colony ; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated 
South-West and North- West of Lands occupyed by M' De Brahm 
about Eight Miles West of Savannah — The Board ordered five 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Rodolph 
Pury, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of William Mackintosh Eldest Son of Cap* 
John Mackintosh of Darien, setting forth, that he was desirous 
of selling and cultivating a Tract of Land ; Therefore he prayed 
for five hundred Acres, situated on the South Side of the North 
Branch of Newport River, commonly called Mackintosh's 
Branch — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said William Mackintosh, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Donald Mackay of Darien, setting forth^ 
that he had been seventeen Years in the Colony, and was never 
possessed of any Lands, but having acquired some Negroes and a 
good Stock of Cattle, was desirous of setling Land; Therefore 
he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated on the South Side of 
the North Branch of Newport River, bounded on all Sides by 
Vacant Lands — The Board ordered two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said Donald Mackay, where he re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of James Maxwell in Behalf of Elizabeth De 
S* Julian Widow, setting forth, that She had a sufficient Number^ 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 427 

of Hands, and was desirous of improving Lands in the Colony;. 
Therefore prayed for five hundred Acres, situated on the South- 
Side of the North Branch of Newport River — The Board or- 
dered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Eliz- 
abeth De S* Julian, where requested — 

Read a Petition of Richard Cox, late of the Island of Nevis in 
Behalf of himself, and his Son Richard Cox Jun', setting forth, 
that he and his said Son Richard were desirous of setling Lands, 
and of becoming Inhabitants of this Colony ; Therefore he prayed 
for Five hundred Acres for himself, and the like Quantity for his 
said Son, situated on a Point on the North Side of great Ogechee 
River, opposite to Lands formerly laid out for Cap* James Mac- 
kay, M*" Bailey and Messieurs Sterlings, and both Tracts to join* 
each other — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Richard Cox Sen*" and the like Quantity 
for Richard Cox Jun*", where requested — 

Read a Petition of Samuel New, late of the Island of Nevis in' 
Behalf of himself, and James New his Son, setting forth, that he 
had a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land granted to him by 
General Oglethorpe in the Year 1734 on the South Side of great 
Ogechee River, which he found was only sett off in the Front, 
and being bounded on the Back by a Salt Water Marsh, only 
contained One Hundred and Sixty Acres ; and being now desir- 
ous of improving Lands; He prayed for three hundred and forty 
Acres to make up his Compliment of five hundred Acres, situated 
on a fresh Water Marsh on the North Side of said Ogechee 
River opposite to the aforesaid One hundred and Sixty Acres; 
He likewise prayed for Five hundred Acres of Land for his Son- 
James New aforesaid, situated on the South Side of said Oge- 
chee River at the Head of Lands formerly laid out for Cap* 
James Mackay, Lieutenant Wall and Doctor Bailey — The Board 
ordered three hundred and forty Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said Samuel New, and five hundred Acres for the said James- 
New where requested — 



428 COLONIAL EECORDS. 

Thursday the 7*"* Day of February 1754 

Read a Petition of Joseph Butler late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of cultivating Land, and of be- 
coming an Inhabitant of the Colony; Therefore he prayed for 
five hundred Acres of Land, situated at a White Oak Swamp, ad- 
joining to Lewis Muttear's Land on the South Side of great 
Ogechee River — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land 
to be laid out for the said Joseph Butler, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Butler in Behalf of his Son Shem 
Butler, setting forth, that his said Son, was desirous of improving 
a Tract of Land; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, 
situated on the South Side of great Ogechee River in a Fork of 
the said River and Coonochee River — The Board ordered five 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Shem Butler 
where requested — 

Friday the 8"* Day of February 1754 

Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board two 
Setts of Receipts for Provisions supplyed the several Detach- 
ments from the three Independent Companies in South Carolina 
stationed in this Colony amounting to one hundred Eight Pounds 
two Shillings and nine Pence Farthing Sterling, namely — 

Cap^ Raymond Demere's Receipt for Provisions 
for the Detachment under his Command at 
Frederica, S^ Simons, Jekyl and Cumberland 
Islands from the 25"* Day of June 1753 to the 
23^^ December last both Days inclusive 

Cap* Lieu* George Cadogan's Receipt for Pro- 
visions supplyed the Detachment under his 
Command at Augusta from the 25"* June 
1753 to the 23* Day of December last both 
Days inclusive 



77- 7.. S>^ 



30.. 15.. 4 



£io8.. 2.. 9J4 

which when the Board had examined, the President in Council 
vcertifyed the same to be justly due to the said Harris and Hab- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 429- 

ersham and of which the Board duly advised M' Benjamin Mar- 
tyn in a Letter of this Date — 

Read a Petition of John Thompson late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth that he was desirous of cultivating Lands in the Col- 
ony ; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated near 
a Place called Water Mellon Bluff on the North Side of Newport 
River — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said John Thompson, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of George Uland, setting forth, that he was 
possessed of a Lott of fifty Acres of Land at Acton, but having 
lately acquired more Strength of Hands, He was capable of cul- 
tivating a larger Tract; Therefore he prayed for an Addition 
of One hundred Acres, namely a Lott of fifty Acres known by 
N** 14. adjoining West of the Land, he at present possessed, and 
another Lott of fifty Acres known by N** 3 adjoining North to 
his Land aforesaid and West of John Turtler's Land — The 
Board ordered the Surveyer to put the said George Uland in 
Possession of One hundred Acres of Land, being two Lotts of 
fifty Acres each, as before described 

Read a Petition of John Todd Sen"" wherein he prayed for two 
hundred Acres of Land, situated at a Place known by the Name 
of Cherry Tree Bluff, on the South Side of South Newport Riv- 
er — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said John Todd Sen', where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Todd Jun' wherein he prayed for One 
hundred Acres of Land, situated adjoining West to Lands peti- 
tioned for (see preceeding Minute) by his Father John Todd 
Sen*" on the South Side of South Newport River — The Board 
ordered One hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
John Todd Jun' where he requested — 

Read a Petition of James Edward Powell of Savannah Mer- 
chant, setting forth, that he was greatly concerned in the ship- 
ping of Lumber, and had experienced several Losses and incon- 
veniences for want of a Wharf e; Therefore he prayed for one 
hundred Feet of Land Front under the Bluff or Bank, at the Dis- 
tance of one himdred ffeet below Messieurs Harris and Haber- 
sham's Wharfe or elsewhere adjacent, which if he could obtaia 



430 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

he promises to build a substantial Wharfe thereon as soon as 
possible — The Board ordered one hundred Feet of Land to be 
laid out for the said James Edward Powell for the Use before 
mentioned fronting the River, to begin at the Distance of one 
hundred Feet below the East Comer of Drayton Street 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Friday the 
I"* Day of March 1754 



Present ' 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 1 
Noble Jones [• Assistants 

Francis Harris I 



Read a Petition of several Merchants, Marriners and Planters 
of this Colony, setting forth, that the Trade of the Colony was 
obstructed, and suffered great Detriment for want of an able 
and assiduous Pilot for the Port and River of Savannah and the 
Harbours adjacent; and as they conceived, that Cap* Seth Place 
was a Person qualifyed and worthy of the Trust, they humbly 
recommend him to be appointed — 

The Board have lately heard divers Complaints of the present 
Pilot's (John Penrose) Conduct, who was ordered to attend in 
Order that the same might be particularly enquired into, which 
was accordingly done; and it appeared, that he had been very 
deficient in his Duty as Pilot, to the great Detriment of the Trade 
of this Harbour and Port in particular and of the Colony in Gen- 
eral ; Therefore the Board appointed the aforesaid Seth Place to 
l)e Pilot of Tybye Inlet and the Inlets adjacent in the Room of 
the said John Penrose — 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 431 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday 
the 3* Day of April 1754 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones 
Pickering Robinson 
Francis Harris 



Assistants 



Read a Petition of M' David Montaigut, setting forth, that 
last November, He obtained a Warrant from this Board, which 
directed the Surveyor to lay out five hundred Acres of Land for 
him, situated adjoining to George Cuthbert, William Francis 
and James Papot's Lands on little Ogechee River, but upon the 
Surveyers running it out, there was not near that Quantity of 
Vacant Land ; He therefore prayed for the same Quantity in an- 
other Place, situated to the West and South West of M*" Joseph 
Ottolenghe's Land, about eight Miles to the Westward of Sa- 
vannah — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said David Montaigut, situated as before de- 
scribed West of Savannah 

Read a Petition of Valentine Bostick late of North Carolina, 
setting forth, that he had brought his whole Family into the Col- 
ony, and was desirous of setling and improving Lands ; There- 
fore he prayed for four hundred Acres, situated on Sterling's 
Swamp, adjoining to William Harn's Land on the South, and 
Lands possessed by Charles West on the East, on the South Side 
of great Ogechee River — The Board ordered four Hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Valentine Bostick where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of Christian Dasher, wherein he prayed for 
fifty Acres of Land, situated to the Westward of the Glebe for 
the Minister of Ebenezer at the Back of Abercom, and also to 
the West of fifty Acres of Land he now resides upon — The 
Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Christian Dasher where he requested 

Read a Petition of John Sherif Tanner and Shoemaker, where- 



432 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in he prayed for a Lott containing fifty Acres of Land known? 
by N° 12 in Newington — The Board ordered the Surveyer to put 
the said John Sherif in Possession of fifty Acres of Land as be- 
fore described — 

Read a Petition of Francis Lewis Parry, setting forth, that he 
served the late William Stephens Esq' four Years and had by 
his Industry, gained sufficient AbilHty to cultivate some Land; 
Therefore he prayed for One hundred Acres, situated between 
Lands laid out for M' Newdigate Stephens and M' William 
Bradley on the North Side of little Ogechee River — The Board 
ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Francis Lewis Parry, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Fox late of South Carolina, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of cultivating a Tract of Land in the 
Colony; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated 
South West of M' David Fox Jun'" Land and bounding on all 
other Sides by vacant Land on the South Side of the South 
Branch of little Ogechee River — The Board ordered Four hun- 
dred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Fox, where 
he requested — 

Thursday the 4"" Day of April 1754 

Read a Petition of Joseph Butler Jun' late of South Carolina, 
setting forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the 
Colony; Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres of Land, 
situated on the Point at the Mouth of Coonoche River, opposite 
to Shem Butler's Land on the South Side of said Coonoche and 
Ogechee Rivers — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said Joseph Butler Jun', where he re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Bryan Attorney to and in Behalf 
of Samuel New, setting forth, that the said Samuel New had a 
Tract of five hundred Acres of Land granted him by General 
Oglethorpe in the Year 1734 on the South Side of great Ogeche 
River, which was only set off in the front, and was afterwards 
found to be bounded on the Back by a Salt Water Marsh, and 
only contained One hundred and Sixty Acres; that the said Sam- 



COLONIAL RECORDS.. 433 

uel New did sometime ago represent this to the Board, and re- 
quested they wou'd Favour him with three hundred and forty 
Acres, to make up his Compliment Five hundred, on a Marsh 
on the North Side of the said River opposite to the aforesaid 
Tract of one hundred and Sixty Acres, which was accordingly 
ordered to be laid out for him, but the said Marsh is since foimd 
to be Subject to be overflowed with Salt Water which intirely 
renders it Useless; Therefore the said Jonathan Bryan in Be- 
half of the said Samuel New prayed for three hundred and forty 
Acres of Land, situated on the West end of Lands laid out for 
James New on Poplar Swamp on the South Side of great Oge- 
chee River, in Lieu of the same Quantity on the Marsh afore- 
said — The Board ordered three hundred and forty Acres of Land 
to be laid out on Poplar Swamp aforesaid for the said Samuel 
New in Lieu of the like Quantity (see Minute of the 6*^ Day of 
February last) of Marsh aforesaid — 

M' William Butler Sen' attended the Board, and sett forth, 
that John Parker, for whom some Lands were conditionally re- 
served at the request of the said William Butler (see Minute of 
the 14*^ September 1752) had fixed on a Tract, which he wou'd 
immediately settle; Therefore he requested, that a Warrant 
might be directed to the Surveyor to lay out the same, namely 
five hundred Acres of Land, bounding on the East Side of Lands 
formerly laid out for Peter M^'Hugh near Midway River — The 
Board ordered five himdred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said John Parker, where requested — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Low late of the Island of S* 
Christophers, setting forth, that he was lately arrived in the Col- 
ony with a sufficient Number of Hands, and was desirous of set- 
ling a Tract of Land ; therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, 
situated on the South Side of the South Branch of Newport 
River, bounded on the West by Lands planted by Benjamin An- 
drews — The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Alexander Low, where he requested — 



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434 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Friday the 5**" Day of April 1754 

Read a Petition of Robert Baillie late from the Island of Ja- 
maica, setting forth, that he was desirous of cultivating a Tract 
of Land ; Therefore he prayed for Five hundred Acres, situated 
adjoining East to Cap* Mark Carr's Land on the North Side of 
Newport River, proceeding to the said River taking a proper 
front, and on all other Sides by vacant Land — The Board or- 
dered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
Robert Baillie, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Goodby late of South Carolina, 
wherein he prayed for a Tract of five hundred Acres of Land, 
situated on the South Side of Newport River, bounded on all 
Sides by vacant Land — The Board ordered four hundred Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said Joseph Goodby, where he re- 
quested — 

Read a Petition of James Mathews, setting forth, that he had 
resided at Augusta several Years and was now desirous of im- 
proving Lands ; therefore he prayed for two hundred Acres, sit- 
uated on Sope Creek about two Miles above the Mouth on Sa- 
vannah River — The Board ordered two hundred Acres of Land 
to be laid out for the said James Mathews, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Alexander Germany, setting forth, that he 
had resided a considerable Time at Augusta, and had acquired 
Abillity to improve Land, which he was desirous of doing forth- 
with ; Therefore he prayed for two hundred Acres of Land, situ- 
ated on the North Branch of the great Cayooka Creek, about 
twenty five Miles above Augusta, and ten Miles from Savannah 
River — The Board ordered two hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Alexander Germany, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Jonathan Bryan in Behalf of his Son Josiah 
Bryan, setting forth, that he was desirous of setling a Tract of 
Land for his said Son; Therefore he prayed for five hundred 
Acres, situated on the North Branch of little Ogechee River ly- 
ing to the West of M' Joseph Bryan's Land and to the North of 
M' James Habersham Sen*" — The Board ordered five himdred 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 436 

Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Josiah Bryan, where 
requested — 

Read a Petition of John Greene late of South Carolina, setting 
forth, that he was forthwith desirous to improve a Tract of Land ; 
Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres, situated upon a 
Marsh between Lands laid out for Lieu* Thomas Goldsmith and 
M' Nathaniel Watson on the North Side of Midway River — 
The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said John Greene where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Thomas Rasberry of Savannah, wherein 
he prayed for three hundred Acres of Land, situated bounding 
North of Lands laid out for James Habersham Jun'' and on all 
other Sides by vacant Lands — The Board ordered three hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Thomas Rasberry, 
where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Sigismund Biltz late from Germany, where- 
in he prayed for a Piece of Land of about Sixty Acres, situated 
on the East of Lands possessed by M' Van Brahm and North of 
M' Joseph Bryan's Land about Nine Miles to the West of Sa- 
vannah — The Board ordered Sixty Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said Sigismund Biltz, where he requested — 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Monday 
the 13**" Day of May 1754 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham ^ 
Noble Jones ! . . ^ ^ 

Pickering Robinson f Assistants 
Francis Harris J 



M' Patrick Graham President and M' James Habersham one 
of the Members of this Board, reported, that in Consequence of 
the Resolution of this Board (as ^ Minute of the 6"* February 
last) they had been to View a Neck of Land (called the Elbow) 
on great Ogechee River, and upon taking a thorough survey of 



436 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the same, had found it necessary to make some small Alterations 
in the Plan laid down by M' Henry Yonge; also that the said 
Henry Yonge had made a considerable Progress in laying down 
the Lotts and Streets, and that the Place appeared to have every 
Advantage to build a Healthy and flourishing Town upon, which 
(on the tenth Day of this Month) they had named George Town, 
all which the Board approved off — There is within the Bound- 
aries of this Township five hundred Acres of Land, of which 
three hundred and thirty five Acres are to be laid out in Six hun- 
dred and ten Lotts, including the Church and other public Lotts 
burying Grounds, five publick Squares, twenty seven Streets, 
fifteen Lanes and the Bay from the River to the Front Lotts — 
The remaining one hundred and Sixty five Acres is to be re- 
served for a Common — The Lotts will be One hundred and 
twenty by eighty Feet, except a few, where the Ground will not 
allow of that Dimensions, and the Church Lotts, which will be 
One hundred and eighty by two hundred ffeet — The Streets will 
be seventy five Feet and the Lanes Twenty six Feet Wide — 

M' Peter Baillou of Savannah Shopkeeper, requested a Reg- 
ister for a Sloop he had lately built in this Colony, of which the 
following is a Copy — 

''Colony of Georgia 

"In Pursuance of an Act of Parliament of great Britain 
"made and passed in the seventh and eighth Year of the 
"Reign of King William the third Entituled an Act for pre- 
"venting Frauds and regulating abuses in the Plantation 
"Trade— 

"Peter Baillou of Savannah in the Colony of Georgia afore- 
"said Shopkeeper maketh Oath that the Sloop the Luck of Provi- 
"dence whereof Robert Lander is at present Master being a 
"Square Stern Vessel of Forty Tons or thereabouts was built in 
"the Colony of Georgia in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
"seven hundred and fifty four and that he this Deponent is at 




COLONIAL RECORDS. 437 

"present Owner thereof and that no Foreigner directly or indi- 
"rectly hath any Part, Share or Interest therein 

(Sign'd) Peter Baillou 

"Which Oath abovesaid was made before me Patrick 
"Graham Esq*" President of the said Colony of Geor- 
"gia in Council — In Testimony whereof I have 
"caused the Seal of the Colony to be to these Pres- 
"ents affixed the thirteenth Day of May in the Year 
"of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty 
"four 

(Sign'd) Patrick Graham 

M' John Caruthers of Savannah requested a new Register for 
a small Sloop, of which the following is a Copy 

"Colony of Georgia 

"In Pursuance of an Act of Parliament of great Britain 
"made and passed in the seventh and eighth Year of the 
"Reign of King William the third Entituled an Act for pre- 
"venting Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation 
"Trade— 

"John Caruthers of Savannah in the Province of Georgia 
"maketh Oath that the Sloop Georgia Packet (heretofore called 
"Mary) whereof John Caruthers aforesaid is now become Mas- 
*'ter being a Square Stem Vessel of Ten Tons or thereabouts was 
"built in the Province of New York in the Year of our Lord One 
"thousand seven hundred and forty nine as appears by a former 
"Register delivered up and cancelled and that he the said Depo- 
"nent is at present Sole Owner thereof and that no Foreigner 
^'directly or indirectly hath any Part, Share or Interest therein 

"(Sign'd) John Caruthers 

"Which Oath abovesaid was made before me Patrick Gra- 
"ham Esq' President of the said Colony of Georgia in Coun- 
"cil — In Testimony whereof I have caused the Seal of the 
"Colony to be to these Presents affixed the thirteenth Day 



438 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

"of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hun-^ 
"dred and fifty four 

" ( Sign'd) Patrick Graham 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednes- 
day the 5"" Day of June 1754 

f Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Jones I a ccistants 

I Pickering Robinson ^ Assistants 

[^ Francis Harris 

The Board received a Letter the 29"" Ult** from Benjamin Mar- 
tin Esq' Dated the 25"* February 1754 by the Success Cap^ Wil- 
liam Thomson, the Contents of which will be duly observed — 

Read a Petition of George Fowle late from Germany, praying 
for fifty Acres of Land, situated between the Mill and Ebenezer 
Township— The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said George Fowle, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Urban Buntz late from Germany, praying 
for Fifty Acres of Land, situated adjoining to Land requested 
by George Fowle (see preceeding Minute) between the Mill and 
Ebenezer Township— The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land 
to be laid out for the said Urban Buntz, where he requested — 

Read a Petition John George Buntz late from Germany, pray- 

(81C) 

ing for fifty Acres of Land situated on Blue Bluff on Savannah 
River, adjoining to Lands possessed by Ludwig Buntz and Chris- 
tian Exley — The Board ordered fifiy Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said John George Buntz, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of John Neidlinger late from Germany, pray- 
ing for fifty Acres of Land, situated at Blue Bluff adjoining ta 
Lands possessed by Michael Vinecoff and Jacob Dowsing about 
Six Miles from Ebenezer — The Board ordered fifty Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said John Neidlinger, where he re- 
quested — 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 439 

Read a Petition of Lachlan M^'Gillivray, praying for five hun- 
dred Acres of Land, situated bounding North on Lands possessed 
by Rudolph Pury, South on James Miller's Land and on all other 
Sides by vacant Land on the North Branch of little Ogechee 
River — ■ The Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Lachlan M^'Gillivray, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of the Rev* John Martin Bolzius of Ebenezer 
in Behalf of John Reuter, praying for fifty Acres of Land situ- 
ated near the Glebe Land belonging to the Minister of Ebenezer 
at the Back of Abercom — The Board ordered fifty Acres of 
Land to be laid out for the said John Reuter, where requested 

Read a Petition of David Haisler late from Germany, praying 
for fifty Acres of Land situated at Hampstead — The Board or- 
dered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said David Hais- 
ler, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of William Gibbons late of South Carolina 
praying for Three hundred and sixty five Acres of Land, situated 
about five Miles West of Savannah, bounding on the West Line 
of Lands laid out for M' Joseph Parker and James Baillou and 
on the North Line of M' Noble Wimberly Jones's Land, includ- 
ing three fifty Acre Lotts on the South Comer of Newington 
Village — The Board ordered Three hundred and sixty five 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said William Gibbons, where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of Michael Walliser a German, praying for 
fifty Acres of Land, situated near the Bridge, between the Mill 
and Ebenezer — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Michael Walliser, agreable to his request — 

Upon the Petition of the Persons hereafter named, praying 
for Lotts in George Town; The Board ordered the Surveyer to 
put each of them in Possession of a Lott (each Lott containing 
one hundred and twenty by eighty Feet) known by the Numbers 
affixed against their respective Names namely, 

For Patrick Graham a Lott N** 44 

James Habersham a Lott N*" 32 

Noble Jones a Lott N** 12 



440 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Pickering Robinson a Lott N^ 95 

Francis Harris a Lott N** 45 

William Spencer a Lott N« 50 

Joseph Habersham a Lott N^ 33 

George Cuthbert a Lott N^ 35 

William Butler a Lott N« 23 

Elisha Butler a Lott N^ 24 

William Elliott a Lott N^ i 

Joseph Butler Sen' a Lott N" 96 

Charles West a Lott N^ 7 

Cap* James Mackay a Lott N^ 59 

Joseph Barker a Lott. .... .N^ 41 

John Penrose a Lott N^ 25 

Samuel New a Lott N^ii7 

Richard Cox Sen' a Lott N« 16 

Richard Cox Jun' a Lott N^ 17 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Coun- 
cil assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday 
the 23* Day of July 1754 

f Patrick Graham President 

James Habersham 
Present \ Noble Jones 

Pickering Robinson 
I Francis Harris 



^ Assistants 



The Board this Day received a Letter from Cap* Raymond 
Demere commanding his Majesty's Troops stationed at Frederica, 
which enclosed a Copy of an Affidavit, of which the following is 
a Copy 

"Personally appeared before me M' John Mackintosh B. who 
"being duly swore saith that three Days agoe some Creek In- 
"dians came to his Cowpain on the South Side of Allatamaha, 
"and said that they were come from S* Augustin and that a great 
"Number of Soldiers were come their from the Havannah, that 

(BIC) 

"Immediatly on their Landing, a troop of horse was sent to S* 
"Marks, and that Picolatoe and Diego Forts were Rebuilt with 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 441 

•^'Stone and just finish* that Moosaw fort was also rebuilt and 
^'finish'd with Wood, where they have sent all the English Ne- 
*'groes &c' to the Number of 300 h* that several of our Indians 
"have received Commissions from the Gov' and that he is very 
"Inquisitive about this Place, and that the Greatest Talk and Stir 
^*in Augustin is preparations for Warr against the English, and 
"he further Saith that four Yamasea Indians have been seen on 
"the Main supposed by every one to be Spyes, and had the assur- 
'*ance to brag that they had formerly killed a Woman with Child 
"at Mount Venture, and that they wou'd Kill more by and by, 
"our Indians farther says that one M' Fisher the English Factor 
"at Augustin from New York, Kept a Trading House for Indians 
"at some Distance from that Garrison, and had an English Man 
"to take care of the same, that some Spaniards and Indians went 
"and sett fire to it, the Store Keeper used two of them very ill, 
"which the Gov' being acquainted with. Sent a Party Immediately 
^'to fetch him a Prisoner, but he having Notice given him went 
"off, and the Gov' has sent in pursuit of him 

"(signed) John MackinToshe. 

Swore before me this 
18**^ Day of June 1754 

(Signed) John Mackintoshe J. P. 

"And he further says that the Creek* Indians told him, that 
"they were afraid to go to Augustin again on Account of so many 
"new Comers, altho Presents were given to them, and that there 
"was two Men at His house which come from the North* with an 
"intent to go and settle themselves on the Sittillia River, The In- 
"dians perswaded them not to go for if they did the Yamasea 
"wou'd by and by come and Kill them." 

The Board wrote to Cap* Demere, that they hoped the Indian 
Report wou'd not prove as represented, as it wou'd be contrary to 
the good Understanding at present subsisting between their Brit- 
tannick and Catholick Majestys; that however they thought it 
highly necessary to be upon their Guard, ai\d had therefore or- 
dered M' Daniel Demetre Coxswain of the Prince George Scout 
Boat to take a Cruize on the Southern Frontiers of the Colony in 



442 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

order to make Discoveries, and on his return to make his Report^ 
which he should be acquainted with — Cap' Demere likewise ac- 
quainted the Board, that he hoped to be supplyed by them with. 
Plenty of Powder and Ball, and any other small Assistance when 
wanted, and was answered, that they had no Orders, neither was 
any Provision made to supply any of his Majesty's Garrisons with: 
Ammunition, that however, if there should be any Occasion, He 
might depend on their utmost Assistance in that and every thing 
else in their Power. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Councir 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Tuesday the 
6"* Day of August 1754 — 

Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham ^ 
Present -{ Noble Tones I a • i. i. 

• Pickering Robinson f Assistants 
Francis Harris J 

Read a Petition of M' Adriaan Van Beverhoudt, setting forth,, 
that he was desirous of improving Lands in the Colony, having a 
sufficient Number of Hands for that Purpose — Therefore he 
prayed for Five hundred Acres on an Island (known by the Name 
of Burmuda Island) situated between the Rivers Midway and 
Newport — The Board thought proper on this Occasion to take 
Notice, that the aforesaid Gentleman lately arrived here from the 
Island of S^ Croix with his three Sons, in order as he sett forth, to 
settle himself and his Sons on Land, for which Purpose ; He had 
brought a considerable Number of Negroes, and soon intended to 
import more, but as he was a foreigner, he was required to qualify 
himself by taking the Oaths required by Law, which he readily 
complyed with, upon which the Board agreed to his Request and 
ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for him where 
he requested. 

Read a Petition of John Van Beverhoudt, Son of Adriaan Van 
Beverhoudt mentioned in the Preceeding Minute, setting forth, 
that he was desirous of improving a Tract of Land ; Therefore 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 443- 

he requested five hundred Acres on an Island known by the Name 
of Burmuda Island situated between the River Midway and New- 
port — The Board were well satisfyed of the said John Bever- 
houdt's abillity to improve Lands, and after he had qualifyed ac- 
cording to Law, they readily ordered five hundred Acres of Land 
to be laid out for him, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Lewis Johnson of this Colony in Behalf of 
his Son William Martin Johnson, setting forth, that he was de- 
sirous of improving Lands for his said Son; Therefore he re- 
quested a Tract of five hundred Acres situated at the Head of 
Collins's Creek on the North Side of Midway River adjoining 
to Lands laid out for M' James Butler — The Board ordered five 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said William Martin 
Johnson, where requested — 

Read a Petition of John Hamm lately arrived with his Family 
from the Island of S^ Christophers, setting forth, that he wanted 
to settle and improve Lands in the Colony, for which Purpose he 
had brought a sufficient Number of H,ands ; Therefore he prayed 
for a Tract of five hundred Acres situated South West of Lands 
possessed by John Ross and North West of Lands possessed by 
the Germans on Black Creek — The Board ordered five hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Hamm, where he 
requested. 

Read a Petition of Clement Martin Jun' lately arrived from 
the Island of S* Christophers, setting forth, that he was desirous 
of setling and cultivating Lands in the Colony ; therefore he re- 
quested a Tract of five hundred Acres, situated on the South Side 
of the North Branch of Newport River near to Lands laid out for 
Elizabeth De S* Julian — The Board were satisfied of his Abillity 
to improve Land, and ordered five hundred Acres to be laid out 
for the said Clement Martin, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Clement Martin mentioned in the preceed- 
ing Minute, in Behalf of William Martin, setting forth, that the 
said William was desirous of improving a Tract of Land ; There- 
fore he prayed for five hundred Acres situated on the South Side 
of the North Branch of Newport River adjoining to Lands peti- 
tioned for by the said Clement — The Board ordered five hundred 



444 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Acres of Land to be laid out for the said William Clement where 
requested. 

Read a Petition of Henry Bourquin in Behalf of James Sunier 
lately arrived from Swisserland, setting forth, that the said 
James Sunier wanted to become an Inhabitant and to improve 
Lands in the Colony; Therefore he prayed for a Tract of two 
hundred Acres situated West of Lands laid out for Philip Dele- 
:gal Sen*" and North of Lands laid out for Peter Guirard and on 
all other Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of little Ogechee 
River — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said James Sunier, where requested. 

Read a Petition of Peter Grant, setting forth, that he wanted 
to improve Land; Therefore he prayed for One hundred and 
fifty Acres of Land situated about fifteen Miles to the Westward 
of M' John Fitch's Land on Bryer-Creek, and about three Miles 
to the Northward of great Ogechee River River, bounded on all 

(81C) 

Sides by vacant Land — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land 
to be laid out for the said Peter Grant, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of James Grant, setting forth, that he had 
cultivated a small Tract of fifty Acres of Land, and requested an 
Addition ; Therefore he prayed for fifty Acres adjoining North 
to Lands laid out for George Mackay near Abercom — The 
Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
James Grant where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Jacob Illy, setting forth, that he had been 
an indented Servant to the late William Stephens Esq' and had 
faithfully served him, and that before his Time was out, the said 
William Stephens Esq' was pleased to draw a Lott of fifty Acres 
for him at Goshen, which he has occupied upwards of two Years, 
but the Tract containing only about two Acres of high Land, he 
had not Strength to improve the low Land ; Therefore he prayed 
for fifty Acres situated at Black Creek adjoining South to Land 
laid out for John Sherause, in Lieu of the aforesaid fifty Acres 
at Goshen, which he now resigned — The Board ordered fifty 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Jacob Illy, where he 
requested at Black Creek aforesaid, in Lieu of the like Quantity 
^t Goshen aforesaid — 



COLOxVlAL llECORDS. 446- 

Read a Petition of John Pye, setting forth, that he sometime 
agoe obtained a Tract of Ninety Acres of Land, formerly called 
Trust Lotts in Hucks Ty thing Percival Ward, and had cleared 
and planted most of the good Lands upon it, and as he had in- 
creased his Strength, he wanted an Addition ; Therefore he pray- 
ed for two hundred Acres adjoining to Lands laid out for Thomas 
Ellis in the District of Little Ogechee — The Board ordered two 
hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Pye, 
where he requested. 

Read a Petition of David Humbert late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was possessed of no Lands there, and was de- 
sirous of setling and improving Lands in this Colony forthwith; 
Therefore he prayed for five hundred Acres situated West of 
Savannah at a Place known by the Name of Turkey-Cock Hill, 
about two Miles to the South West of Lands possessed by M' 
Pury, bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands — The Board or- 
dered three hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said 
David Humbert, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Robert Houstown, setting forth, that he 
was possessed of fifty Acres of Land at Vemonburgh, which he 
had setled and improved, but was obliged to leave it for want of 
a Range for his Cattle; Therefore he prayed for one hundred 
Acres situated at a Place known by the Name of Barbecue Creek 
on the South Side, proceeding from Coonochee River, bounded 
on all Sides by vacant Lands — The Board ordered one hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Robert Houstown, where 
he requested — 

Read a Petition of Joseph Reymond late of South Carolina set- 
ting forth, that he was possessed of no Lands there, and wanted 
to settle himself and Family on Lands in the Colony ; Therefore 
he prayed for five himdred Acres situated West of Savannah at 
a Place known by the Name of Turkey-Cock Hill about three 
Miles North of Lands possessed by M' John Rodolph Pury, and 
about Six Miles South West of Lands possessed by Cap* William 
Francis on Savannah River — The Board ordered three hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Joseph Reymond where- 
he requested. 



446 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition of Lowis Michel, setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of Eighteen Years in the Colony, and was now 
desirous of setling down upon and improving a Peice of Land; 
Therefore he prayed for One hundred Acres situated West of 
Newington Village, South of Lands possessed by M' Joseph 
Gibbons, and on all other Sides by vacant Land — The Board 
ordered fifty Acres to be laid out for the said Lowis Michel where 
he requested — 

Wednesday the 7^ Day of August 1754 

Read a Petition of Henry Denzler, setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of Sixteen Years in the Colony, and was desirous 
of cultivating Land ; Therefore he prayed for one hundred Acres, 
situated on an Island in Warsaw River between Thunderbolt 
and Skidoway — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Henry Denzler, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Michael Radick, setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of Sixteen Years in the Colony, and was desirous 
of cultivating Land ; Therefore he requested One hundred Acres, 
situated on an Island in Warsaw River between Thunderbolt and 
Skidoway — The Board ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said Michael Radick, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of David Johnston, setting forth, that he had 
served M' Daniel Demetre as an indented Servant, and was now 
Free and was desirous of cultivating Land; Therefore he prayed 
for One hundred Acres situated on Half Moon Bluff on the 
North Side of the North Branch of Newport River, about a Mile 
to the South of Land possessed by M' Richard Hazzard Jun' — 
The Board ordered fifty Acres to be laid out for the said David 
Johnston, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of Christian Reidelsperger, setting forth, that 
he obtained about Three Years agoe a Tract of One hundred 
and twenty Acres of Lands from this Board adjoining to Land 
laid out for M*" John Ludwig Meyer at a Place called Parker's 
Mill near the Township of Ebenezer, on which he had made con- 
siderable Improvements, and was in want of a small Addition; 
therefore he prayed for an Addition of Eighty Acres of Land 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 447 

adjoining to the aforesaid Tract of One hundred and twenty 
Acres — The Board ordered Eighty Acres of Land to be laid out 
for the said Christian Reidelsperger where he requested — 

Thursday the 8"* Day of August 1754 

Read a Petition of Jacob Bantli, late of South Carolina, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of improving Land in this Colony; 
therefore he requested fifty Acres, situated South of Lands laid 
out for M' Thomas Ellis and North of Lands laid out for M' 
Newdigate Stephens in the District of little Ogechee — The Board 
ordered fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Jacob 
Bantly where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Benjamin Farley late of South Carolina, 
setting forth, that he was desirous of improving a Tract of Land, 
for which he had a sufficient Number of Hands in the Colony; 
Therefore he prayed for a Tract of five hundred Acres, situated 
Northerly by M' James Miller's Land and on all other Sides by 
vacant Land on the North Branch of little Ogechee River — The 
Board ordered five hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said Benjamin Farley, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Jeremiah Swan of North Carolina, setting 
forth, that he had moved with his Family into this Colony, where 
he was desirous of cultivating a Peice of Land; therefore he 
prayed for two hundred and fifty Acres, situated at a Place 
known by the Name of the Tuckasee King-Creek on the South 
Side of the said Creek about four Miles below Mount Pleasant 
on Savannah River, botuided on all Sides by vacant Lands — 
The Board ordered a Tract of one hundred Acres of Land, to be 
laid out for the said Jeremiah Swan, where he requested — 

Read a Petition of William Gibbons Sen', in Behalf of his Son 
William Gibbons Jun', praying for a Tract of five hundred Acres 
of Land, situated on the North Branch of little Ogechee River 
adjoining to Lands petitioned for by Benjamin Farley — The 
Board ordered three hundred and fifty Acres of Land to be laid 
out for the said William Gibbons Jun' where requested 



448 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Friday the 9**" Day of August 1754 

Read a Petition of Ulrick Neidlinger a German, praying for 
fifty Acres of Land, situated on the West Side of old Ebenezer 
Creek about three Miles from old Ebenezer, adjoining to Lands 
possessed by John George Nies — The Board ordered fifty Acres 
of Land to be laid out for the said Ulrick Neidlinger, where he 
requested — 

Read a Petition of Peter Sliterman, setting forth, that he ob- 
tained one hundred Acres of Land from this Board some Years 
agoe, near a Place called the White Post on the Main on the 
South Side of Alatamaha River, where he made some Improve- 
ments, but there being no Neighbourhood, he was obliged to quit 
the same ; therefore he prayed for One hundred Acres of Land, 
in lieu of the like Quantity at White Post aforesaid, situated on 
the South Side of little Ogechee River, bounded by Lands laid 
out for William Spoode, William Francis and back of Richard 
Coopers — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Peter Sliterman, where he requested, in lieu 
of the same Quantity he formerly possessed at White Post afore- 
said, which he now resigned — 

Read a Memorial of sundry Persons, Traders among the 
Creek and Chickesaw Indians, setting forth, that they thought 
it their Duty to represent to this Board the dangerous Attempts 
of the Spaniards to settle, fortify and Garrison the Appalachee 
Fields, which Lands the English have an undoubted Right to, by 
Conquest; that if the Spaniards should possess themselves of 
those Lands, they wou'd not only lessen our Trade and Influence 
in the Creek-Nation, but in Time of War wou'd have it in their 
Power to cut of all Communication between this and the neigh- 

(sic) 

bouring Provinces and the said Nation — Likewise that the 
Chickesaw Nation are in great Danger of being exterpated by 
the French, they having lately been twice attacked by them joined 
with large Numbers of Indians in their Interest; and that they 
wou'd be unable to withstand a third Attack (which was soon ex- 
pected) unless supported with Arms and Ammunition; that 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 449 

sliould the French drive them out of their Country, all Hopes of 
regaining our Trade and Influence among them wou'd be at an 
End, besides loosing more than two hundred Miles of his Majes- 
ty's Territory, and exposing the Creeks (the Chickesaws laying 
between them and the French) to the Arms of the French, who 
wou'd have it in their Power soon to destroy, or Force them into 
their Interest. 

The Board after maturely considering the Contents of the 
aforesaid Memorial, and comparing it with other Advices, they 
had lately received from the Traders in the Creek and Chickesaw 
Nations, had too much Reason to believe that both the Spaniards 
and French had practised and continued to Use every Art to draw 
them respectively over to their Interest — M' George Galphin a 
considerable Trader in the Cowetas (the principal Town of the 
lower Creeks) wrote a Letter to the Board dated at the Cowetas 
the 19"* May last, that the Captain of Horse at Augustine had 
sent Word to the Head Man there, that he wou'd see him next 
Month, and wou'd bring a great many Presents with him to dis- 
tribute among the Indians; that he understood by some Indians 
late from Augustine, that his design was to purchase the Apala- 
chee Old Fields, and that Preparations were making by the Span- 
iards to settle them ; that he had had some Talk with the Indians 
about it, who had promised, that they should not be setled in 
Peace, but he could not answer how far the promised Presents 
might prevail; that he intended to come down to transact his 
Business, but should stay 'till the latter End of June to see if the 
Captain aforesaid should come ; that upon the whole, should the 
Spaniards carry their Point, which he should do all in his Power 
to prevent, it wou'd be of very bad Consequence to the English — 
This Account the Board have had confirmed by other Advices 
from the Traders, and they thought it their indispensable Duty 
(without delay) to use every prudent Means to continue and 
support the good Understanding at present subsisting between 
the English and the Creek and Chickesaw Indians, and at the 
same Time to prevent (as far as they could) their falling in with 
Designs, which (if effected) must prove extremely detrimental 
to the Peace and Prosperity of this and the neighbouring Prov- 

29 c r— vol 6 



450 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

inces — To which End, they were of Opinion, that it would be 
highly necessary for the present to purchase a few Presents, to 
send to the Chickesaws and lower Creeks, especially as the Trad- 
ers offered to carry them to the respective Nations without any 
Expence to the Publick, and accordingly five hundred Pounds of 
Powder, one Thousand Pounds of Ball, a few Flints, Knives and 
a little Paint, which was what the Traders advised to, was ordered 
to be got and immediately to be sent to Augusta to be carried 
from thence to the Chickesaw Indians, who are supposed to be in 
the most want to be delivered to the Head Men there, with the 
following Letter, or (as the Indians call it) Talk — 

"To our Friends and loving Brothers the Chickesaws. 

"We having understood, that you our good Friends, have been 
"much harrassed by your Enemies, and that you have bravely 
"maintained your Ground and defended your Selves (as you have 
"always done) against them, and We being desirous to shew 
"you, that we still continue your firm Friends, we have sent you 
"as a token of our Love, by your Traders Ten Bags of Powder 
"and twenty Bags of Bullets and some Paint, Flints and Knives 
"to be distributed among you, by Jeremiah Courtong and John 
"Brown, in order to enable you to save your Selves, Wives and 
"Children from being made Slaves by your Enemies — And we 
"desire you will acquaint Us by all Opportunities of your Wel- 
"fare, and you may at at all Times depend on our Friendship — 

(sic) 

"We wish you w^ell, and conclude your loving Friends and 
"Brothers 

"(Sign'd) Patrick Graham 

"Council Chamber 
"Savannah the 9"^ 
"August 1754— 

The Presents thought necessary to be sent to the Coweta Town 
in the lower Creeks, is the same Quantity of Powder and Ball, 
Flints Knives and Paint as to the Chickesaws, with an Addition 
of some few Strouds &c* for the Head Men in particular, which, 
as the Merchants here cannot at present supply, are ordered to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 461 

be got from Charlestown — The Board can no other Way defray 
this Expense, but by their Bills on M' Benjamin Martyn in Lon- 
don, which they make no doubt of being approved off. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Thursday the 
29*** Day of August 1754 



Present 



Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Noble Tones L a • .. * 

Pickering Robinson > Assistants 
Francis Harris 



M*" 'Daniel Demetre Coxswain of the Prince George Scout 
Boat, who was ordered (see Minute of the 23* Day of last Month) 
to take a Cruize on the Southern Frontiers of this Province, re- 
ported, that he had qruized within Twelve Miles of Augustine, 
but could make no Discoveries of any Kind. 

The Board have lately learnt from some Deserters from Au- 
gustine, that there was a considerable Reinforcement of Men ar- 
rived there from Cuba sometime agoe, and they are of Opinion, 
that their Design to settle the Appalachean Fields, which is 
known to be an extreme Rich and Fertile Soil, and a pass of the 
greatest Importance — The Deserters confirmed the Account of 
the Spaniards having Rebuilt & fortifyed Diego and Picolate 
Forts on S' Johns River, and likewise another Fort called Moosa 
near Augustine, which were taken and demolished by General 
Oglethorpe in the late War. 

The Accounts of the estimated and other public Expences of 
the Colony from the 24*^ June 1753 to the 24^^ June last amount- 
ing to Eight Hundred and Twenty pounds twelve Shillings and 
Six pence farthing Sterling being compleated, they were laid be- 
fore the Board, and to discharge the same. Messieurs Patrick 
Graham and James Habersham drew Sundry Bills of Exchange 
of this Date payable at Sixty Days Sight on Benjamin Martyn 
Esq' for the aforesaid Sum of £820.. 12.. 6% Sterling to the fol- 



452 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

lowing Persons or their Order of which the Board advited said 

(-ic) 

M' Martyn in a Letter of this Date, namely 

To Patrick Graham Esq' or Order for 38 .. 5.-9 

To M' George Cuthbert 50.. c. o 

To M' James Edward Powell & Company. . 30.. c. o 

To M' Lewis Johnson 20 .. c. o 

To M' James Habersham 100 .. c. o 

To M' Noble Jones 40 .. 0.. o 

To M' William Spencer 17 .. 16 .. 2 

To Ditto 15 .. o .. o 

To Ditto 20 .. 18 .. 6 

To Rev* M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler ... 22 .. 18 .. 4J4 

To Ditto 35 .. 13 .. 4J4 

To Ditto IS .. i4,.ii 

To M' John Ludwig Meyer 20.. o .. o 

To M*" Benjamin Sheftall 21 .. o .. o 

To Ditto 19 .. c. o 

To M' Jacob Franks 10 .. c. o 

To M' James Edward Powell & Company. . 80.. o .. o 

To Rev* M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler 50 .. c. o 

To M' Thomas Rasberry & Company 214 .. c. o 

£820 .. 12 .. 6J4 

The Accounts of the whole Expence of the Silk Culture the 
last Season being compleated, they were laid before the Board, 
by which it appeared, they amounted to the Sum of Five hundred 
Eighty Seven Pounds four Shillings and a half penny Sterling, 
and to discharge the said Service Messieurs Patrick Graham and 
James Habersham this Day drew Sundry Bills of Exchange on 
Benjamin Martyn Esq' payable at Sixty Days Sight to the fol- 
lowing Persons or their Order, of which the Board advised said 
M' Martyn in a Letter of this Date, namely 

To M' Joseph Ottolenghe or Order for. . . . 50 .. o .. o 

To M' Isaac Brabant 50 .. o .. o 

To M' James Edward Powell & Company. . 50 .. o .. o 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 453 

To M' William Russell 50 .. o .. o 

To M' John Fieri 40 .. c. o 

To Ditto 60 .. c. o 

To Messieurs Harris & Habersham 24 .. 3 .. 6yi 

To Ditto I ic. o .. o 

To M' Thomas Rasberry & Company 153 .. 0.. 6 



say f 587.4.o>4 £587 .. 4 .. oy^ 

The Board likewise advised M' Benjamin Martyn in a Letter 
of this Date that Messieurs Patrick Graham & James Habersham 
had drawn a Sett of Bills on him dated this Day, payable to M' 
Joseph Ottolenghe or Order for an Hundred Poimds Sterling, 
which said M' Martyn (^ his Letter of the 16*** February last) 
acquainted the Board, that The Right Honorable the Lords Com- 
missioners of Trade and Plantations had (to encourage M' Otto- 
lenghe to persevere in the Zeal he had shewn to promote the Silk 
Culture) ordered, by way of anticipating Ten Years Rent of his 
house. 

Messieurs Harris and Habersham laid before the Board a Pay 
Bill for the Prince George Scout Boat from the 28"* Day of No- 
vember 1753 to the 27 Day of May following both Days inclu- 
sive amounting to One Hundred Sixty Seven Pounds two Shil- 
lings and eight Pence Sterling, which when the Board had ex- 
amined, the President in Coimcil, certif yed the Service to be duly 
performed by the Coxswain and Men agreable to Instructions on 
that Head — Likewise the said Harris & Habersham laid before 
the Board two Setts of Receipts for Provisions supplyed the Sev- 
eral Detachments from the three Independent Companies in 
South Carolina stationed in this Colony amounting to one hun- 
dred eight Pounds two Shillings and Nine pence farthing Ster- 
ling, namely 

Cap^ Raymond Demere's Receipt of Provis- 
ions for the Detachment under his 
Command at Frederica, S* Simons, Je- 
kyl and Cumberland Islands from the * 77 ., 7-5/4 
24^ Day of December 1753 to the 23* 
Day of June last both Days inclu- 
sive 



454 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Cap* Lieu* George Cadogans Receipt for Pro- 
visions for the Detachment under his 
Command at Augusta from the 2^^ Day 
of December 1753 to the 23* Day of 
June last both Days inclusive 



30.. IS ..4 



108 .. 2 .. gy^ 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the 
2* Day of October 1754. 

Patrick Graham President 
Tj , J James Habersham 
t'resent \ pjckering Robinson 

Francis Harris 



Assistants 



George Winckler attended the Board and sett forth, that he 
had been an intended Servant at Ebenezer, and had faithfully 

(4ic) 

served his Time, and was now desirous of improving a small peice 
of Land; Therefore he prayed for a fifty Acre Lott known by 
N** II at Goshen, formerly laid out for and lately resigned (as 
appears ^ Minute of the 6"* of August last) by Jacob Illy — The 
Board ordered the Surveyor to put the said George Winckler in 
Possession of the aforesaid Lott containing fifty Acres at Goshen. 

Read a Petition of Hugh Ross of Abercom, setting forth, that 
he had been in the Colony near Nineteen Years, and was desirous 
of cultivating Land ; therefore he prayed for one hundred Acres 
situated at Abercorn aforesaid adjoining to Lands possessed by 
John Cable — The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said Hugh Ross, where requested — 

Read a Petition of John Ragland, late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he wanted to settle and improve Lands in the 
Colony ; Therefore he prayed for two hundred Acres, situated at 
a Place known by the Name of the Tuckasee Kings, about a Mile 
and a half above Lands possessed by William and Hugh Kenne- 
dy, The Board ordered a Tract of one hundred Acres of Land to 
be laid out for the said John Ragland, where he requested. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 466 

Read a Petition of William Small late of South Carolina, set- 
ting forth, that he was desirous of cultivating a Tract of Land, 
for which he had some Hands on the Spot ; therefore he prayed 
for five Hundred Acres, situated on a Point on the South Side of 
Skidoway Island — The Board ordered two hundred and fifty 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said William Small where he 
requested. 

Read a Petition of John Young setting forth, that he had been 
upwards of Seventeen Years in the Colony, and had acquired a 
sufficient Strengfth of Hands to cultivate a Tract of Land ; There- 
fore he prayed for an Island containing about three Hundred and 
fifty Acres, situated on Warsaw River between Thunderbolt and 
Skidoway — The Board referred to two Minutes of the 7"* Au- 
gust last, by which it appeared, that one Hundred Acres was or- 
dered to be laid out on the said Island, namely for Henry Denz- 
ler and Michael Radick, Fifty Acres Each, therefore the Board 
ordered the remainder of the Island, supposing it not to exceed 
two hundred and fifty Acres, to be laid out for the aforesaid 
John Young. 

Read a Petition of Alexander Wylly of Savannah, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of forthwith cultivating a Tract of 
Land; Therefore he requested Five hundred Acres of Land 
bounding East on Lands possessed by M' Rodolph Pury about 
nine Miles to the Westward of Savannah — The Board ordered 
five Himdred Acres of Land to be laid out for the said Alexander 
Wylly, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of Robert Johnson, setting forth, that he had 
been upwards of Six Months in the Colony, and had set down on 
a Peice of Land, on which he had built a good dwelling House 
and made other Improvements; Therefore he prayed for five 
hundred Acres at the Place whereon he had setled, being situated 
about a mile to the Southward of Cherry Tree Bluff on the North 
Side of the North West Branch of Sapola River — The Board 
ordered two Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said Robert Johnson, where he requested. 

Read a Petition of John Redick, setting forth, that he had been 
upwards of eighteen Years in the Colony, and had by his In- 



456 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

dustry acquired a sufficiency to settle and improve a Peice of 
Land; Therefore he prayed for two Hundred Acres, situated 
South of Lands possessed by M' John Fox, Southwest of Lands 
laid out for M' Edward Carlton, and on all other sides by vacant 
Land on the South Side of the South Branch of little Ogechee — 
The Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for 
the said John Radick, where requested. 

Read a Petition of John Haner, setting forth, that he had been 
near Thirteen Years in the Colony, and had acquired Abillity to 
cultivate Lands; Therefore he prayed for Two hundred Acres, 
situated West of Lands this Day ordered to be laid out for John 
Radick, South West of Lands possessed by M*" John Fox, and on 
other Sides by vacant Lands on the South side of the South 
Branch of little Ogechee River — The Board ordered one hundred 
Acres of Land to be laid out for the said John Haner where he 
requested. 

Thursday the 3* Day of October 1754 

Read a Petition of Henry Younge in Behalf of his Son Francis 
Younge, setting forth, that he was capable and desirous of im- 
proving a Tract of Land ; Therefore he prayed for five hundred 
Acres, situated, on the South Side of great Ogechee River, 
Bounding North Easterly on Cap* Hugh Mackay's Land, easterly 
on John M'^Clouds Land, and on all other Sides by vacant 
Lands — The Board ordered five Hundred Acres of Land to be 
laid out for the said Francis Younge, where requested. 

Read a Petition of David Douglass of Augusta, setting forth, 
that he was desirous of forthwith Cultivating a Tract of Land ; 
Therefore he prayed for five Hundred Acres, situated on the 
South Side of the Southern Branch of Newport River, bounding 
North and West on Lands possessed by John Dodd Jun', and on 
all other Sides by vacant Lands — The Board ordered five Hun- 
dred Acres of Land to be laid out for said David Douglass, where 
requested. 

Read a Petition of Robert Noble late of Maryland, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the Colony; 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 457 

"Therefore he prayed for one Hundred and fifty Acres of Land, 
situated at a place known by tjie Name of Water Mellon Bluff, 
on the North Side of the North Branch of Newport River — The 
Board ordered one hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for said 
Robert Noble, where he requested. 

Read a petition of George Noble late of Maryland, setting 
forth, that he was desirous of becoming a Planter in the Colony ; 
Therefore he prayed for one Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, 
situated at a Place known by the Name of Water Mellon Bluff, on 
the North side of the North Branch of Newport River — The 
Board ordered one Hundred Acres of Land to be laid out for the 
said George Noble where he requested. 

M*" Nathaniel Hunting of Skidoway in the Colony of Georgia 
Shipwright, requested a Register for a Schooner he had lately 
built in this Colony, of which the following is a Copy 

Colony of Georgia 

"In Pursuance of an Act of Parliament of great Brit- 
"ain made and passed in the Seventh and Eighth Year 
"of the Reign of King William the third Entituled an Act 
"for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plan- 
"tation Trade 

"Nathaniel Hunting of Skidoway in the Colony of Georgia 
"aforesaid Shipwright maketh Oath that the Schooner Elizabeth 
^'whereof the said Nathaniel Hunting is at present Master being 
"a Square Stem Vessel of Fifteen Tons or thereabouts was built 
"in the Colony of Georgia in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
^*seven hundred and fifty four and that he this Deponent is at 
"present Owner thereof and that no Foreigner directly or indi- 
""rectly hath any part, Share or Intrest therein 

"Which Oath above said was made before Patrick Gra- 
"ham. Esq' President of the said Colony of Georgia in 
"Coimcil — In Testimony whereof I have caused the Seal 
"of the Colony to be to these Presents affixed the third 
"Day of October in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
"seven hundred and fifty four 

(sign'd) Patrick Graham 



458 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' Benjamin Baker, who (with M' John Stevens) was spe- 
cially appointed (as appears by a Minute of this Board of the 6"^ 
August 1752) to survey and lay out sundry Tracts of Land on, 
and adjacent to Midway and Newport Rivers, laid before the 
Board a Plan of such Lands, as he and the said John Stevens had 
laid out by virtue of the Warrant directed to them for that Pur- 
pose, which Lands (as appears by a Minute of the ii**" July 1752 
and the Sixth August aforesaid) were promised to divers Persons 
on certain Conditions named and specified in the said Minutes; 
And it appearing to the Board that the following persons had 
complyed with the Conditions required. They ordered Warrants 
to be directed to M' Henry Younge or M' Thomas Ellis the pres- 
ent Surveyors generally appointed for this province, to put tliem 
respectively in possession of the Tracts, Nimiber'd on the afore- 
said plan and described as follows, namely 

For Pamenus Way five hundred Acres of Land N"* i, bounded 
South on Lands possessed by Nathan Taylor, West and Westerly 
by said Nathan Taylor and vacant Lands, North by Vacant Lands 
and East by Lands possessed by John Davis and Marsh, at the 
Head of Midway River. 

John Quarterman Sen' five hundred Acres of Land N** 2 
bounded East on Land possessed by Nathan Taylor South on 
Lands possessed by Isaac Lines, and North and West by vacant 
Lands at the Head of Midway River. 

John Elliott five hundred Acres of Land N** 3 bounded East 
on Land possessed by Isaac Lines and Andrew Collins, and on 
all other Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of Midway River. 

Samuel Bacon five hundred Acres of Land N** 4, bounded 
East on Lands possessed by Kenneth Baillie, and on all other 
Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of Midway River. 

Benjamin Baker five hundred Acres of Land N** 5, bounded 
East on Lands possessed by Samuel Bacon, North on Lands pos- 
sessed by Andrew Collins, and on all other sides by vacant Lands, 
at the Head of Midway River. 

Edward Summer five hundred Acres of Land N** 6, bounded 
East by Benjamin Bakers Land, part North on Lands possessed 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 459 

by Andrew Collins and John Elliott, and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands, at the Head of Midway River. 

Edward Way five hundred Acres of Land N** 7, bounded East 
on Lands possessed by Edward Summer and vacant Lands, North 
on Lands possessed by John Elliott, and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands, at the Head of Midway River. 

John Stevens five hundred Acres of Land N** 8, bounded East 
on Lands possessed by Edward Way, North part on said Way 
and part on Vacant Lands, and on all otlier Sides by vacant 
Lands, between the Heads of Midway and Newport Rivers. 

John Mitchell five hundred Acres of Land N** 9, bounded East 
on Lands possessed by John Stevens, and on all other by vacant* 
Lands between the Heads of Midway and Newport Rivers. 

Samuel Way five hundred Acres of Land N** 10, bounded 
South on John Mitchells Land, and on all other Sides by vacant 
Lands at the Head of Midway River. 

John Shave Two hundred Acres of Land N"* 11, situated 
about a Quarter of a Mile from John Mitchells Land, and bound- 
ed on other Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of Midway River. 

John Osgood five hundred Acres of Land N"** 12, bounded 
North part on John Stevens and Edward Ways Land, and on 
other Sides by vacant Lands, on the North side of Newport River. 

Sarah Mitchell five hundred Acres of Land N** 13, bounded 
northerly on John Osgoods Lands and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands, at the Head of Newport River. 

William Baker five hundred Acres of Land N** 14, situated 
about a Mile from Sarah Mitchells Land, and bounded on other 
Sides by vacant Lands, at the Head of Newport River. 

Richard Spencer five hundred Acres of Land N** 15, situated 
on the South East Comer of Sarah Mitchells Land, and bounded 
on other Sides by vacant Lands, at the Head of Newport River. 

Josiah Osgood five hundred Acres of Land N** 16, bounded 
westerly on Lands possessed by Richard Spencer, and on other 
Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of Newport River. 

Richard Baker five hundred Acres of Land N** 17, situated 
about a Mile and a half from Lands possessed by William Baker, 



460 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

and bounded on all Sides by vacant Lands at the Head of New- 
port River. 

Elizabeth Baker four hundred Acres of Land N*" i8, bounded 
East on Richard Bakers Land, and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands, at the Head of Newport River. 

Samuel Burnley five hundred Acres of Land N** 19, bounded 
sotherly on Robert Baillie's Lands, and on other Sides by vacant 

(8l0) 

Lands, on the South Side of Midway River. 

Nathaniel Way five hundred Acres of Land N° 20, bounded 
Easterly by Lands possessed by James Maxwell Jun*" Northerly 
by said Maxwell and a Marsh, and on other Sides by vacant 
Lands on the South Side of Midway River. 

A Glebe for the Minister for the Time being Three hundred 
Acres of Land N** 21, bounded West by Nathaniel Ways Land, 
on the south side of Midway River. 

Moses Way Two hundred Acres of Land N*" 22, bounded 
North part on Elizabeth Bakers Land, and on other Sides by 
vacant Lands, at the Head of New port River. 

Thomas Way Two hundred Acres of Land W 23, situated 
about three Miles from Richard Bakers Land, and bounded by 
vacant Lands, at the head of New port River. 

Joseph Winn Two hundred Acres of Land N** 24, boimded 
South West on Josiah Osgood, and other Sides by vacant Lands, 
at the Head of Newport River. 



At a Meeting of the President and Assistants in Council 
assembled for the Colony of Georgia on Wednesday the 
Thirtieth Day of October 1754 — 

Patrick Graham President 
James Habersham 
Present K Noble Jones 

Pickering Robinson 
Francis Harris 



Assistants 



Yesterday in the Afternoon, John Reynolds Esq' who came 
over in His Majesty's Ship the Port Mahon, landed at this Town, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 461 

and this Morning the Board waited on the said John Reynolds 
Esq*" in Council, where He produced His most sacred Majestys 
Commission or Letters patent, bearing Date at Kensington the 
Sixth Day of August 1754 in the Twenty Eighth Year of His 
Majesty's Reign, commissionating Him, the said John Reynolds 
Esq*" His said Majestys Captain General, and Governor in Chief 
of the Colony of Georgia in America ; and the said Commission 
being read, Patrick Graham Esq"* delivered up the Chair to His 
Excellency — 

The Board, on this Occasion, cannot omit acknowledging with 
the Greatest Gratitude, His Majesty's Paternal Care in appoint- 
ing and sending over a Governor, and setling the Government of 
this province, which was so much wanted — 

Pat: Graham 
James Habersham 



INDEX. 



Abbott, William, appointed constable at Prederica, 210. 

Abercom, boat purchased for, 23. 

Acton, village of, corn mill and grindstone given to, 58 ; tools furnished to in- 
habitants of, 78 ; petition of inhabitants of read and granted, 138. 

Acton & Vernonburgh, fifty cows and calves delivered to, 65 ; tools delivered 
to, 223. 

Addie, Solomon, petitions for allowance, 89. 

Adye, Stephen, land granted to, 382. 

Alther, John, half of small island granted to, 213. 

Anderly, Henry, town lot granted to, 78. 

Anderson, James, land granted to, 12 ; appointed tythingman, 80. 

Anderson, Mrs., sent for, 206; five pounds ordered to, 323. 

Anderson, widow, relief granted to, 166; twenty pounds paid to, 218, 

Archer, Thomas, late pilot, thirty pounds paid to, 195. 

Arthur, Francis, land granted to, 404. 

Ashmore, John, appointed constable, 242. 

Atherton, John, land granted to, 195. 

Augusta, people of, land granted to for church and burial ground, 255 ; ask for 
appointment of a Conservator of the Peace, 309. 

Avery, Joseph, his accounts, 70 ; petition of, for land referred to Trustees, 115. 

Avery, Mrs., refuses to deliver up papers, 118; again refuses to deliver up 
papers, 120 ; delivers surveying instruments, 120 ; delivers up plans, 122 ; 
twelve pounds granted to, 123. 

B 

Bacher, Balthasar, glebe land assigned to, 357. 

Backshell, William, land granted to, 388. 

Bacon, Samuel, land granted to, 458. 

Bailey, Thomas, sworn, 8, 9 ; appointed tythingman, 20. 

Baillie, Alexander, land granted to, 380. 

Baillie, Robert, land granted to, 434. 

Baillou, James, appointed goal-keeper, 165 ; land granted to, 416. 

Baillou, Peter, land granted to, 171 ; registers sloop, 436. 

Ballowe, John, petition for land rejected, 215 ; land granted to, 225. 

Ballowe, William, petition for land rejected, 212, 215 ; land granted to, 230. 

Baker, Benjamin, surveyor, makes report, 458 ; land granted to, 458. 

Baker, Elizabeth, land granted to, 460. 

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464 INDEX. 

Baker, Richard, land granted to, 459. 

Baker, William, land granted to, 459. 

Bantli, Jacob, land granted to, 447. 

Barbo, William, town lot granted to, 27. 

Barker, Joseph, petitions for land, 24; letter from, 27 ; at the Cowpen ordered 
to supply beef to sufferers, 39; committed to prison for fraudulent prac- 
tices, 48 ; found guilty of fraud and pays fine, 59 ; ordered to render account 
of cattle, etc., 59; removed from office, 82 ; no land to be granted to within 
one hundred miles of Cowpen, 82 ; petition of, 89 ; certain cattle delivered 
to, 92 ; land granted to, 199 ; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Barnard, Edward, land granted to, 400 ; appointed surveyor at Augusta, 405. 

Barnard, John, petition for town lot granted, 94 ; petition for land granted, 115 ;. 
surrenders town lot, 125. 

Barksdale, Isaac, land granted to, 171. 

Barr, Ambrose, land in Augusta granted to, 192. 

Baxter, John, town lot in Augusta granted to, 192 ; grant of land to revoked, 197.. 

Bearf utt, William, petition for land postponed, 167 ; land granted to, near An> 
gusta, 172. 

Becket, Thomas, lot granted to, 391. 

Beckett, William, land granted to, 221, 385. 

Beckitt, Thomas, petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 

Beeler, Peter, land surveyed for, 90. 

Belligont, John, land granted to, 56. 

Bender, Christopher, relief granted to, 221. 

Bennet, John, land grantee! to, 392. 

Benison, Richard, land granted to, 387. 

Benz, Mark, land granted to, 384. 

Berrier, Jacob, lot in Vemonbnrgh granted to, 120. 

Berrier, John, additional land granted to, 400. 

Berrier, Johannes, land granted to, 57. 

Bichler, Thomas, appointed Constable, 100. 

Billinghurst, James, may have land, 151. 

Bills examined and reduced, 140. 

Biltz, Sigismund, land granted to, 435. 

Bishop, Henry, land granted to, 381. 

Black, David, land granted to, 225. 

Blocnn, widow, Valentine, relief granted to, 179; 184. 

Brume, Valentine, land granted to' 57. 

Bodel, Leonard, land granted to, 360. 

Bolton, Robert, saddler, town lot granted to, 240 ; 381. 

Bolzius, Rev. Mr., petition for lumber granted, 68 : letter from, 73 ; petition^ 
for land on Little Ogeechee, 94 ; letter from, 99 ; requests cows and calvea 
for Saltzburghers, 100 ; iron work and tools grafted to, 116 ; petition for 
assistance in herding cattle rejected, 126 ; complaint of, 146 ; letter from, 
150, petition concerning wild cattle referred to Trustees, 184; presents- 
account for lumber for church, 210; claim for building houses for soldiers 
rejected, 215 ; glebe granted to, 255 ; agrees to supply disbanded soldiers 



INDEX. 465 

with provuions, 390 ; desires additional good land for people of Bbeneier, 
391 ; request granted, 391 ; iron work granted to, 309 ; purchases Tmstees' 
cattle for inhabitants of Ebenezer, 312 ; bond of, executed, 313 ; land 
granted to, 313 ; attends Board, 320 ; two hundred pounds in sola bills Is* 
sued to, 320, 321 ; brings box of raw silk to Trustees, 325 ; produces ac- 
counts and vouchers for silk, 325 ; eleven pounds issued to pay his and 
other small demands, 335 ; letter from, 339 ; presents petition, 338 ; his 
conference with Board, 339, 340 ; desires his attendance temporarily dis- 
pensed with on account of son's death, 345 ; letter from, 347 ; death of his 
youngest daughter, 353 ; Board requests his attendance, 353 ; Board con- 
suits with, 357 ; is to direct surveying of land at Bbenezer, 358. 

Bond, John, gives bond, 107. 

Boreman, Michael, land granted to, 337. 

Bomemann, John Christopher, land granted to, 379. 

Bo6<Mnworth, Abraham, appointed agent by chiefs to go to England, 253; 
arrives Irom Charlestown and produces appointment empowering him to 
act as agent, 380; copy of his instructions rdating to his agency laid before 
the Board, 280, 381, 383, 383; seeks to obtain presents for Mrs. Bosomworth, 
380, 385; letter from, 385; memorial of, 305, 306; requested to attend meet- 
ing of the Board, 306; behavior of, 307. 

Bosomworth, Adam, arrested, 364; his conduct, 337, 338; affidavit of, 353. 

Bosomworth, Mrs., called on for vouchers, 173, letter from, 356; her pr«ten«. 
tions and demands, 363; arrested, 364; enters Council drunk and makes 
violent speech, 374; arrested and confined in guard-house, 375; expected in 
the Upper Creek Nation, 339; information from George Galphin concern- 
ing her, 331. 

Bosomworth, Thomas, executor of Christopher Orton, 44; sudden departure of 
for England with Cbas. Watson, 135; letter from, 136; letter and papera 
from, 175; evades interview, 305; desires conference, 353; his violent con- 
duct, 376; apologizes for himself and wife, 277, 378; under arrest in Carolina^ 
384; letter of apology from for himself ai*d wife, 384; request of to the 
Board refused, 385. 

Bostick, Valentine, petition for land, 386; land granted to, 431. 

Bossett, Thomas, Sr., and Sons, land granted to, 308. 

Bounty, one hundred and thirty eight pounds appropriated to pay, 155. 

Bourghalter, Michael, granted land to build grist mill, 4, 31; petition of for 
cow, tools, etc., rejected, 133. 

Bonrquin, Benedict, petition for land postponed, 311; petition for land granted 
248; land granted to, 335, 373. 

Bonrquin, Henry, petition for land postponed, 31 1; petition for land granted 

247. 
Bonrquin, John, petition for land postponed, six. 
Bowdle, Leonard, land granted to, 351. 
Bowling, Elizabeth, widow, twenty shillings granted to, 13; relief granted to,. 

31, 70; twenty shillings granted to, 141; twenty shillings granted for relief 

of, 141, 151; house repaired, 159, 194. 

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466 INDEX. 

Brabant, Isaac, petitioii for lot granted, 113. 

Biaddock, David Cutler, land granted to, 172. 

Bradj, John, land granted to, 415. 

Brian, Hugh, offer of to supply rice and com accepted, 166. 

Bricklayer, Thomas Cross, lot granted to, 293. 

Britton, Mrs. John Peter, twenty shillings granted to, 64. 

Brown, John, complaint of i6t. 

Brown, Patrick, land granted to, 225. 

Browne, John and sick wife, assistance given to, 46; a profligate, break given 
to, 74; twenty shillings granted to, 115; relief granted to, 153, 155. 

Bruckner, George, appointed constable, 292; land granted to, 358. 

Bryan, Jonathan, land granted to, 333; his petition for land for son postponed, 
334; land granted to, 369. 

Bryan, Jo^iah, land granted to, 434. 

Bubble, James, sent by Governor of South Carolina to persuade Indians to con- 
clude a peace, fails to secure provisions, 341. 

Buchanan, William, land granted to, 202. 

Buntz, John George, land granted to, 438. 

Buntz, Urban, land granted to, 438. 

Burgemeister, Christopher, land granted to, 19. 

Burnley, Samuel, land granted to, 460. 

Burgie, Rodolph, land granted to, 19. 

Burton, John, discharged from office, 5; administrator of Kelleway, 29. 

Bush, Edward, petition for land, 17. 

Butler, Blisha, land granted to, 398 ; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Butler, James, Jr., land granted to, 410. 

Butles, Joseph, Sr., lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Butler, Joseph, Jr., land granted to, 432. 

Butler, Thomas, land granted to, 410. 

Butler, Shem, land g^nted to, 428. 

Butler, William, Sr., land granted to, 399. 

Butler, Willi im, lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Butler, William, son of Elisha, land granted to, 399. 



Cadogan, Captain George, land granted to, 235 ; receipt of for provisions sup- 
plied soldiers, 324. 

Call, Nicholas, petition for land postponed, 211. 

Calwell, Henry, petition for land referred to Trustee, 411 ; land granted to, 419. 

Calweil, John, pajrment of account postponed, 114; power as third bailiff sus- 
pended, 146. 

Calkins, Jonathan, land granted to, 232. 

Camphire, Christian, town lot granted to, 138. 

Camuae, Anthony, petition for land postponed, 163; releases town lot and 
granted five hundred acres on Wilmington Island, 164. 

Camuse, James Lewis, money advanced on account, 42. 

Camuse, Mrs., presents claim for winding silk, 6 ; money paid to, 7 ; her an- 



INDEX. 467 

swer concerning silk manufacture, 85 ; claim for medicines, etc., 91; takes 
two girls to instruct, 95 ; her salary suspended, 190 ; her death, 251. 

Carej, Simon, 16. 

Carlton, Edward, land granted to, 414. 

Carolina slaveholders not to have land, 208. 

Carolina, Governor of, letter from, 208; letter to Governor and Council of, 316. 

Carr, Captain Mark, land granted to, 220 ; letter from, 370. 

Carr, William, land granted to, 224, 371. 

Carter, Thomas, land granted to, 420. 

Caruthers, John, registers the sloop Georgia, 437. 

Cattle of the Trust, regulations for taking care of, 61 ; should be sold, 170. 

Catterton, Mark, petition for land granted, 239. 

Causton, Mr., 10 ; testimony of, 11. 

Chickesaw Indians, received and presents given to, 326 ; their departure, 327. 

Church, directions for building the,^ 188 ; twenty pounds appropriated for, 
193 ; fifty pounds ordered for work on, 204. 

Clark, Angus, land granted to conditionally, 313. 

Clark, Anna, town lot granted to, 241. 

Clark, Daniel, letter from concerning Indians, 341. 

Clark, Donald, land granted to, 310. 

Clark, Hugh, land granted to conditionally, 313. 

Clark, John, petition for land denied, 14 ; twenty shillings allowed to as char- 
itv, 14. 

Clark, Patrick, petition for land granted, 225. 

Clark, William, lot in Augosta granted to, 204 ; 314 ; land granted to condi- 
tionally, 313. 

Clee, Samuel, petitions for town lot, 7 ; town lot granted to, 17. 

Clements, William, petition for town lot granted, 34 ; land granted to, 229, 443. 

Coffee, John, land granted to, 392. 

Collins, Andrew, land granted to, 212. 

Collins, Thomas, petition for land granted, 239. 

Cook, William, land granted to, 213. 

Cooper, Richard, petition for land, 90 ; petition for land granted, 239. 

Court, a special ordered to be held, 347 ; special court held, 353. 

Court th be held on certain days, 12. 

Cowpen, keeper of, ordered to keep cattle within fences, 173. 

Cox, Richard, land granted to, 427 ; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Cox, Richard, Jr., land granted to, 427 ; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Cramp, widow, relief granted to, 29. 

Croft, widow, land granted to, 58. 

Cronenberger, Nicholas, land granted to, 359. 

Cubbedg, George, land granted to,'2i4. 

Cubbedge, George, land reserved for, 177. 

Cubbedg, John, land granted to, 392. 

Cunningham, David, appointed to take care of ship, 19 ; money paid to, 49 * 
petition for town lot granted, 113 ; appointed pilot at Tybee, 211 ; removed 
from office, 315. 



468 INDEX. 



Cnnciit tenrke, fiftj pmm4» teoed for, 14. 

Cnrtz, Jacob, permilted io eadumge loti irith lAontd Eigler, 5s. 

Cnthbert, Oeorge, lot in GeoiK^town granted to, 440. 



Banner, Jacob, working toola and money given to, 48 ; additional land granted 
to, 401. 

Dasher, Christian, lot granted to, 143 ; land granted to, 431. 

Dasher, Martin, land granted to, 377. 

Davis, Captain, demands of, for transporting baggage, refused, 165 ; senda 
boat io secnre beef from the Bosomworths', 347. 

Davis, John, land granted to, 301. 

Davis, John, Jr., land granted to, 386. 

l>avis, William, land granted to, 336. 

Davidson, Edward, town lot granted to, 74. 

Dawson, Thomas, petition for town lot granted, 34 ; lot granted to, 234. 

Deane, widow, ten shillings granted for relief of, 14a ; six pence addi- 
tional granted to, 301. 

Debt, not to be incurred, la. 

Deigler, Daniel, land granted to, 56 ; permitted to exchange lot, 64. 

Delegal, Capt Philip, land granted to, 374. 

Delegal, I'hilip, Jr., land granted to, 202. 

De Leon, Abran*, absents himself, 3. 

Demere, Lieutenant Paul, land granted to, 227 ; receipt of, for provisions sup- 
plied soldiers, 324. 

Demere, Captain, requests powder, 442. 

Demere, Capt. ftajmond, land granted to, 227. 

Demetre, Daniel .^arrival of, 298 ; attends Board, 298 ; produces inventory of 
boats, 299 ; appointed coxswain, 298 ; land granted to, 3x8; ordered to at^ 
tend Board, 321 ; instructions given to, 321 ; report of, 421 ; makes report, 

451. 
Deserters from Augustine, report of, 450. 
Denzler, Conrade, land granted to, 56. 
Denzler, Henry, land granted to, 446. 
Denzler, widow, relief granted to, 309. 
Deppe, Valentine, land granted to, 358. 
Derrick, George, land granted to, 83. 
Destemple, Peter, permitted to exchange lot, 410. 
De St. Julian, Elizabeth, land granted to, 427. 
Deveaux, James, Jr., land granted to, 376. 
Deveaux, John, land granted to, 373. 
Dews, William, land granted to, 377. 
Dice, Jacob, land granted to, 57; relief granted to, 194; additional land 

granted to, 375- 
Dicks, David, petition for land deferred, 196. 
Disbanded soldiers; apply for land and provisions, 293; those at Danen 



INDEX. 4St 

a^p^ for a years' provisions, 293; fifty pounds issocd to p^ ior pro* 

visions for, 326 ; three hundred pounds appropriated for ^applying tlie, 35i« 
Dobell, John, petition of, graetod, 35; petition for town lot, 79; pctitioii of, 

for land referred to Truateas, 9g; petition rejected, 95; lot granted to, 

154; grant of land to revoked, 158; delivers to Board keys of school, 

etc, 159. 
JOon, lieiit Archibald, land granted to, 923. 
Dormer, James, pilot, death of, an. 
Doctgla^s, David, land granted to, 456. 
Dourouzeaux, Daniel, land granted to at Augusta, 152. 
Dovle, Peter, land granted to, 57. 
Dresler, George, town lot granted to, 379. 
Duchee, Andrew, appointed* constable, 15; petition for land, 17; petition 

granted, 30; put under arrest, 54. 
Dunbar, Capt George, land granted to, 950. 
Dutch servants; lands promised to, 45; lands granted to, 56; petition for 

seed potatoes rejected, 60; forty cows and calvfis provided for, 61; four? 

teen shillings allowed to each family to buy cows and Sickens, 61; 

allowance to paid, 78; depiand thmf release, 316. 

B 

Bads, James, land granted to, 330. . 

Ebenezer; twelve months' support allowed to several families in, 58; cows 
and calves delivered to, 69; scarcity of good land in, 147; relief granted 
to poor widows of, 949; petition of inhabitiaits of, rejected, 154; petition 
of inhabitants deferred, 288; disbanded sokliers of, apply for provisioos, 
agp; people «f, granted additional land, 291 ; lots reserved for inhabitants 
of, 3P5; inhabitants of, detennine to purchase Trustees' cattle, 312; terms 
agreed to, 312; bond of inhabitants executed, 313; concerning lands of, 
339, 341, 348; German passengers sent to, 346; glebe lands in, to be 
divided, 357 ; old inhabitants of, who remain to have land granted, 358. 

Edwards, John, petition for land granted, 238. 

Elbert, William, petition for land referred to Trustees, 24. 

Election of deputies to the Assembly, 368. 

Ellick, Captain, an Indian chief, friend to the English, 283; his followers 
given equal share of presents, 283. 

Elliott, John, land granted to, 458. 

Elliott, William, land granted to, 412; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Ellis, Thomas, tsrthingman and surveyor; proposal of to survey land, 7; pro- 
posal agreed to, 13 ; claim for surveying land, ta ; petition for land, 24 ; 
money advanced to, 49; removed from office, 75; appointed surveyor, 
117; paid for survejring, It6; reconmiended for surveyor; to be paid fees 
and not salary, 129; submits plans of land between Ebenezer and Aber^ 
com, 191; ordered to lay out land at Augusta, 290; ordered to go to 
Ebenezer and divide glebe land and survey other lands, 357. 



470 INDEX. 

Ellis, Edmund, petition of for land rejected because a slaveholder, 207. 

Ellison, James, land granted to, 308. 

Erinxman, an indented servant, money granted to, 13. 

Erinxman, John, land granted to, 6; petition of for cow and calf, 3a 

Ernest, Ludwig, land granted to, 358. 

Etherton, John, lot granted to, 304. 

Evans, Middleton, petition of rejected because a slaveholder, 207; land 

granted to, 233. 
Ewen, William, attorney, 10; his claim referred to Trustees, 26; land granted 

to, 222. 
Eycott, Mr., an Indian trader, report of, concerning Mrs. Bosom worth, 

329. 



Fahie, Anthony, land granted to, 382. 

Fallowfield, John, 3. 

Farley, Benjamin, land granted to, 447. 

Farmur, John, land granted to, 228. 

Faulkner, Joseph, petition for land granted, 74. 

Fawsett, Thomas, 11. 

Fezer, Abraham, necessaries provided for during illness, 351. 

Fierer, Conrade, land granted to, 56. 

Fifty shillings granted to clerk for services, 123. 

Finlay, James, land granted to, 301, 372. 

Finlay, William Atchison, appointed constable in Creek Nation, 187. 

Fisher, John David, land granted to, 359. 

Fitzwalter, Joseph, petition for land, 7; appointed (wharfinger and vendue 
master, 20 ; licensed to keep public house, 30 ; occasional aid to be granted 
to, 49; widow of, appointed wharfinger, 51. 

Fitzwalter, widow,, relief granted to, 230. 

Fleming, Walter, land granted to, 384. 

Folbright, Christian, land granted to, 404. 

Fowlds, John, town lot granted to, 51. 

Fowle, George, land granted to, 438. 

Fox, David, land granted to, 385. 

Fox, John, land granted to, 432. 

Fox, Robert, land granted to, 132. 

Francis, William, land granted to, 229. 

Franck, John Paul, land granted to, 358. 

Fraser, James, ordered to supply settlers with year's allowance, 290; ap- 
pointed Conservator of the Peace, 309; ordered to appear at next court 
to qualify as Conservator of the Peace, 353. 

Frazicr, Thomas, town lot granted to, 174. 

Frisbee, Abraham, land granted to, 200; permitted to exchange land, 220. 

Fritz, widow, land granted to, 57. 

Fyffe, Gilbert, lot in Augusta granted to, 100. 



INDEX. 471 



G. 



Gable, Abraham, land granted to, 393. 

Gabel, John, land granted to conditionally, 336. 

Galache, James, lot granted to, 387. 

Galphin, George, trader, land granted to, ^331; his account of Mrs. Bosom- 
worth, J5I ; application of for appointment as constable postponed, J3^; 
petition for land postponed, 337; letter from, 354; attempts to justify his 
conduct, 355> 356; Board decides to use him to frustrate plans of the 
Bosomworths, 357; statement of, 449. 

Gamphert, 'Margaret, widow, two shillings ordered for relief of, 301. 

Gandy, Samuel, land granted to, 423. , 

Gardner, widow, assistance granted to, 59. 

Garret, Henry, 10; payment of bill denied, 37. 

Germain, Michael, letter from, 319. 

German servants, cattle provided for, 134; arrival of, 292; petition of six 
German servants for cow and calf deferred, 294; desert their masters, 
316; sent to Ebenezer, 351. 

Germany, Alexander, land granted to, 434. 

Germany, Edward, land granted to, 416. 

Georgetown, town of laid out on Great Ogeechee, 436. 

Gibbons, William, land granted to, 439. 

Gibbons, William, Jr., land granted to, 447. 

Gibbs, Isaac, asks for boat, 20; assistance granted to, 46; exchanges lot, 143. 

Gibbs, Isaac, Jr., land granted to, 376. 

Gionovali, John, petition of, 51. 

Glaner, George, land granted to, 358. 

Goldsmith, Lieut. Thomas, land granted to, 233. 

Gold wire, John, appointed keeper of ferry, 314. 

Goldwsrre, Benjamin, town lot granted to, 197. 

Goodale, Edward, land granted to, 389. 

Goodale, Thomas, licensed to keep public house, 129; land leased to, to build 
mill near Augusta, 182. 

Goodby, Joseph, land granted to, 434. 

Gordon, Alexander, lot in Savannah surrendered to, 222. 

Gordon, Cuthbert, land granted to, 393- 

Gordon, John, land granted to, 215, 226. 

Graham, David, land granted to, 370. 

Graham, Patrick, appointed Assistant in Council, 139; accepts appointment, 
140; fifty pounds issued to, to buy rice, 157; letter from, 321; orders lo 
prepare presents for Indians, 332; delivers presents to Indians, 333; 
advised by Board to make up presents for Upper Creeks and to dis- 
tribute them in person, 342; his appointment as agent to distribute pres- 
ents to Indians read, 353 ; appointment to frustrate designs of the Bosom- 
worths, 357 ; lot in Georgetown granted to, 439 ; letter to Chickesaws, 450. 



472 INDEX. 

Grant, James, petition for land granted, 103, 134 ; granted fifty acre lot, 141 ; 

land granted to, 444* 
Grant, Jannet, asks for assistance, 4; death and funeral of, 6. 
Grant, Peter, additional land granted to, 422; land granted to, 444. 
Gray, Captain, arrives with lumber attd packet from Trustees, 3J9- 
Gray, Ensign John, land granted to, 237. 

Gray k Shepherd, their complaint agahitt the President and Assistaiits, 246. 
Green, Henry, exchanges town lot, 5. 
Greene, John, land irranted to, 435* 
Groevc, John Henry, land granted to, 379. 
Groobs, Anthony, petition for land postponed, 167; land granted to, 172; 

bnilds com thill, 172. 
Guard-House to t>e repaired, i8a 
Guerin, Simon, exchanges lot, 49. 
Gugul, Matthias, petition for huid recehred, sBS- 
Guirard, Peter, land granted to, 384. 
Guns sent to Gen. Oglethorpe, 4a 



Habersham, James, 252; land granted to, 313; appointment as Secretary for 
Trustees* affairs read, 353; lot in Georgetown granted to, 439, 

Habersham, James, Jr., land granted to, 372. 

Hat>ersham, Mr., presents claim for boat, 55; offers provisions to the Board* 
IQ5 ; arrives from Charlestown, 320 ; requested to interview Mr. Hott* 
schoolmaster, 344; appointed Trustees' Secretary, 345. 

Habersham, Joseph, lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Haisler, David, land granted to, 439, 

Halter, Hans Ubrich, orphan children of, 21. 

Hambleton, William, accused of cattle stealing, 54. 

Hamilton, Henry, relief granted to, 21 ; town lot granted to, 134 ; land granted 
to, 393. 

Hamm, John, land granted to, 443. 

Hampstead, petition of inhabitants of, read and granted, 138. 

Haner, John, land granted to, 456. 

Haner, Nicholas, land granted to, 19; relief granted to, 64. 

Ham, John, land granted to, 224. 

Harris, Francis, 8; land granted to, 330; appears as member of council, 369; 
lot in Georgetown granted to, 372. 

Harris, Thomas, land granted to, 372. 

Harris, William, land granted to, 382. 

Harris & Habersham, for sinister reasons refuse credit, 156; petition of re- 
jected, 181; petition of to be permitted to build wharf referred to 
Trustees, 243; lay receipts for provisions before the Board, 324; 
claim not paid for want of funds, 325; claims presented by, 383; pre- 



INPEX. 478 



sent accounts, 388, 402, 421, 428; present expense bill of scout boat 
Prince George, 453; present receipts for provisions, 453. 

Harts' widow, assistance granted to, 46 ; weekly allowance made to, 51. 

Hauver, Conrade, land granted to, 83. 

Havemer, widow, land granted to, 56. 

Hawkins, Mr., instructed to deliver up powers as Bailiff, 146. 

Hazard, Richard, petition for land postponed, 2x1; land granted to, 221. 

Heame, John, flees to Georgia with mortgaged slaves, 209. 

Heldt, George, testimony of concerning management of Cowpen, 'JJ. 

Helvenstine, Jacob, land granted to, 377. 

Helvingstine, Frederick, lot g^ranted to at Abercom, 150. 

Hencock, John, land granted to, 199. 

Herback, Gasper, land granted to, 19. 

Herback, Jacob, land granted to, 19. 

Heron, Col. Alexander, usurps power, 207; account of, 297; his accounts ex- 
amined, 305, 307, 308; request granted, 315. 

Heron, Lietit-Col. Alexander, land granted to, 222; surrenders lot in Savan- 
nah, 222. 

Heron, Lieut-Col., town lot granted to, 71 ; resists civil authority, 242 ; pro- 
duces inventory of boats and requests loan of two, 298. 

Hester, William, land granted to, 219. 

Highlanders, money for subsistence of, 15 ; money paid to, 43. 

Hill, Thomas, land granted to, 199. 

Hirbach, Casper, additional land granted to, 401. 

Hird, Thomas, constable at Frederica, death of, 209. 

Hirsh, John Michael, land granted to, 420. 

Holbrook, Jacob, town lot granted to, 143. 

Holsteter, Gasper, half of small island granted to, 213. 

Holt, Mr., schoolmaster, ill conduct of, 343; ordered into confinement, 
344; suspended from acting as schoolmaster, 345; apologizes for his 
conduct and is restored, 354* 

Holzendroff, Frederick, 16. 

Hopton, Mr., packet received from, 139 ; letter from, 168 ; one hundred pounds 
currency paid to, 245 ; balance of his account paid, 327. 

Hopkins, Christopher, appointed keeper of the Cowpen, 87; granted higher 
wages, 124 ; land granted to, 330. 

Horses, one hundred pounds issued to pay for, 63; those of the Trustees to 
be sold at auction, 312; sold at public vendue, 318. 

Horton, Captain, letter from, 144; letter to, 145. 

Horton, Major William, petition for land for son postponed, 215; land re- 
served for, 219. 

Horton, William, claim of rejected as exorbitant, 128. 

Houstown, Robert, land granted to, 445. 

Hudson, John, land granted to, 415. 

Hudson, Samuel, land granted to, 415. 



474 INDEX. 

Humbert, David, land granted to, 445. 

Hunter, Joseph, petition for land postponed, 118. 

Hunter, Mr., surveyor, money paid to for professional services, 50, 62. 

Hunting, Nathaniel, registers schooner Elizabeth, 457. 

Hutchinson, John, land warrant revoked, 234. 

I. 

Illy, Jacob, land granted to, 444. 

Indented servants apply for land and twelve months' support, 54; petition for 
allowance, 82. 

Indian Chiefs come to Savannah to guard Mrs. Bosomworth, 253; their de- 
mands, 254; invited to supper, 260; invited to dinner, 279; conversation of, 
289; invited to dine with President, 289. 

Indians, extraordinary conduct of, 259; disarmed before entering town, 262; 
entertained at President's house, 262; parade streets with drums, 263; 
received at court-house, 278; presents given to, 278; desire to return 
home, boats and provisions provided for them, 279; some return for 
provisions, which are granted, 285; those of remaining Nine Towns 
invited to receive presents, 287; their arrival and talk, 289; receive 
presents and dine with President and assistants, 290; ninety arrive, 
are entertained and presents given to, 296; dine with Mr. John Tis- 
dale, 297; Chickesaws received and presents given to, 326; their de- 
parture, 327; news of disturbance of, at the south, 328; arrival of 
small party of, 331; appear under French colors, 342. 

Instructions for President and Assistants, 3. 

I'on, Richard, land granted to, 392. 



Jeanneret Abraham, petition for land postponed, 21 x. 

Jenkins, Edward, 10. 

Johnson, George, town lot granted to, 36. 

Johnson, Lewis, land granted to, 382. 

Johnson, Robert, land granted to, 455. 

Johnson, William Martin, land granted to, 443. 

Johnston, David, land granted to, 446. 

Johnston, Richard, land granted to, 197. 

Johnston, William, petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 

Jones, Noble, land granted to, 340; appointed to take charge of register's 
office, 341; appears as member of council, 345; appointment as As- 
sistant to Board read, 353; lot in Georgetown granted to, 439. 

Jones, Capt Noble, petition of referred to Trustees, 155 ; put in command of 
entire militia and ordered to receive Indians, 261 ; escorts Indians to court- 
house, 270. 

Jones, Thomas, 3. 



INDEX. 475 

Jones, Thomas, store-keeper, 8; produces papers, ii. 
Jones, Richard, land granted to, 230. 
Joubert, Peter, schoolmaster, discharged, 303. 
Juries, who qualified to serve on, 36. 

K 

Kays, John, complains of damage done by Malatche and followers, 328. 

Keeler, widow, relief granted to, 28. 

Keelor, widow, lad granted to, 56; granted relief, 92. 

Keifer, David, land granted to 57; relief granted to, 183. 

Keifer, Frederick, lot in Vemonburgh granted to, 120. 

Keifer, Theobald, land granted to, 57; relief granted to, 183; land granted 

to, 377. 
Kellaway, Mr., 29. 

Kellson, John, petition for land granted, 238. 
Kenard, John, employed as interpreter, 256; instructed to invite Indians of 

remaining Nine Towns to come and rceive presents, 287. 
Kendall, David, forty shillings granted for relief of, 141. 
Kent, Captain Richard, account paid, 68; petition of referred to Trustees, 112; 

land granted to, 130. 
Kennedy, Donald, land granted to, 408. 
Kennedy, Hugh, land granted to, 404. 
Kennedy, John, land granted to near Augusta, 207. 
Kennedy, William, land granted to, 403. 
Kinnard, John, return of, 295 . 
Kocher, George, land granted to, 358. 
Kohlerson, Peter, glebe land assigned to, 357. 
Kolcher, Rupretch, land granted to, 358. 
Kubler, Jacob, land granted to, 294. 



Labon, Isaac, land granted to, 351. 

Lackner, Martin, land granted to, 358. 

Lackner, Martin, Jr., land granted to, 358. 

Langford, (widow, death of, 28. 

Lawrence, John, petition referred, 163. 

Le Bon, Isaac, land granted to, 360. 

Leckner, Vit, land granted to, 358. 

Lee, Thomas, town lot granted to, 66 ; appointed clerk, loi ; two lots granted 
to, 393. 

Lee, Richard, land near Augusta granted to, 192. 

Leimberger, Christian, glebe land assigned to, 357. 

Lemke, Rev. Mr., glebe reserved for, 255; petition for land, 339; attends 
the Board, 346; acquaints Board of his disposition of German serv- 
ants, 351. 



47« INDEX, 

Lemon, Captain, sola bill^ issiMs to for brkif ing ovor paaacufen, 15. 

Leon, Samuel, petitions for cow and calf, 50. 

Lesage, Anthony, land granted to, 351. 

Letters from Martyn & Verelst, 244; writteo to Tru»toc« on di^geroug 
situation, 256; received from Trustees' Secretary, 291; from Trus- 
tees, 304; written to the Trustees, 307; from Trustees' Secretary 
considered, 323. 

Levenburgher, Christian, appointed to care for De Leon's vines, 5, 16; 
land granted to, 83. 

Lighthouse at Tybee to be inspected, 45; workmen employed to repair, 
293. 

Linder, Capt. John, a troublesome man, granted land amoiig tlic Swita^ 
7a 

Lines, Isaac, land granted to, 309. 

Loyd, Thomas, petition for land rejected, 215. 

Low, Alexander, land granted to, 433. 

Ludeiif Robert, land granted to, 387. 

Lyons, Samuel, land granted to, 6, 13. 



MacBean, John, land granted to, 165. 

Mac Bean, Lauchlan, permitted to exchange land, 172, 

MacHugh, Peter, land granted to, 200. 

Mackay, Lieut. Hugh, petition for two islands referred, 231; petition for 

land referred, 238. 
Mackay, Captain James, land granted to, 215, 226; lot in Georgetown 

granted to, 440. 
Mackay, John, land granted to, 410. 
Mackay, Lieut. Samuel, land granted to, 233. 
Mackdonald, Capt. Adam, petition for land granted, 114; petition for 

land suspended, 131. 
Mackgailvry, John, license granted to to keep public house, 137. 
Mackintosh, Capt. John, land granted to, 211. 
Mackintosh, George, land granted to, 409. 
Mackintosh, John, land granted to, 164; renders account, which was or* 

ordered paid, 360. 
Mackintosh, John B., instructed to deliver provisions to soldiers, 294; 

ordered to bring in accounts of disbanded soldiers immediately, 359; 

affidavit of concerning probable Spanish attack, 440. 
Mackintosh, John D., of Darien, land granted to, 232. 
Mackintosh, Lauchlan, land granted to, 233. 

Mackintosh, Roderick, land granted to, 232; exchanges land, 409. 
Mackintosh, William, son of Capt. John Mackintosh, land granted to, 426. 
Malatchee and other chiefs invited to dine, 257; demands large quantities 

of provisions, etc., 258; acknowledges his error, 268; attend church, 

268; Malatchee makes ugly speech and delivers ugly paper, 271; 



INDEX. 477 

apologizes for misconduct, 27S; refuses to allow Capt. Kllick's fol- 
lowers any share of presents, 283; discontent and conduct of, 285,. 
289, 295; complaint against, 328. 

Marcer, Samuel, 3; ap(>ointed overseer of Cbwpen, 67; delivers cows and 
calves to inhabitants of Vernonburgh and two to the Trust, 136; 
permitted to exchange lot, 153; Board complains of his conduct, 
315; suspension from Board, 316; appropriates land granted to 
Benedict Bourquin, 335; suspected of being concerned with the 
Bosomworths, 337, 338; takes copies of affidavits, 346; Board re- 
quests his attendance, 351; his suspension from acting as Assistant 
confirmed, and he is restrained from executing office as a magistrate,, 
351; produces copies of affidavits, 352; suspended from office, 362; 
reasons for suspension, 362; demands reasons for his suspension,. 
367; additional land granted to, 379. 

Martin, Clement, Jr., land granted to, 443. 

Martyn, Benjamin, Secretary, letter from, no, 146, 151, 170, 2f8, 291, 
319, 320, 328, 329; letter to enclosing silk vouchers, 394; letter to,. 

453. 
Martyn, Daniel, land granted to, 301, 372. 
Marian, Charles, land granted to, 199. 
Marian, John, land granted to, 199. 
Marriott, Bailiff, instructed to deliver up power, 146. 
Marriott, Lieut. Thomas, land reserved for, 226. 
Mathews, James, land granted to, 434. 
Mathews, John, land granted to, 199, 376. 
Mathews, Mrs., claim of, 72. 
Mauve, Matthew, land granted to, 391. 
Maxwell, Adley, land granted to, 301. 
Maxwell, James, land warrant to revoked, 234. 
McBean, John, land granted to, 413. 
McCloud, John, land granted to, 398. 
McCloud, Murdock, land granted to, 422. 
McDonald, Alexander, land granted to, 413. 
McDonald, William, land granted to, 378. 
McGillivray, Lachlan, land granted to on which to build corn mill, 294; 

land granted to, 439. 
Mcintosh, Rotherick, land granted to, 310. 
McKintosh, Angus, land granted to, 422. 
McLaran, James, land granted to, 304. 
Mears, William, tythingman, removed from office, 51. 
Memorial of Indian Traders concerning Spanish aggressions, 448. 
Mercier, Lieut. Peter, land granted to, 227. 
Metcher, Philip, land granted to, 358. 
Metzger, Jacob, petition of rejected, 124. 
Meyer, George, land granted to, 358. 
Meyer, Jacob, land granted to, 358. 



478 INDEX. 

Meyer» Mr., attends Board, 346; acquaints Board of disposition made of 
German servants, 351. 

Michel, Lowis, land granted to, 446. 

Michlerin, Catherina, to serve at Orphan-House, 351. 

Miers, Henry, testimony of against Barker, 80. 

Militia put under arms, 259. 

Milledge, John, appointed tythingman, 5; petition for land rejected, 17; 
petition for land referred, 125; petition for land rejected, 190; com- 
plains of damage done by Malatchee and followers, 328; land grant- 
ed to, 344. 

Miller, James, lot granted to, 391; land granted to, 420. 

Miller, John Philip, land granted to, 404. 

Miller, Nicholas, two lots granted to, 394. 

Milligen, Dr. John, land granted to, 236. 

Millim, Mr., an Indian trader, his report concerning Mrs. Bosomworth, 

329. 
Minis, Abram, presents claim for lost boat, 25; paid for lost boat, 31; 

petition for land, 66; enters appeal in case against Samuel Clee, 104. 
Mitchell, John, land granted to, 459. 
Mitchell, Sarah, land granted to, 459. 
Mohr, John, land granted to, 358. 
Moone, Alexander, petition for land received, 195; flees to Georgia with 

mortgaged slaves, 209. 
Morell, Peter, petition for land, 17, 21; salary of, 25; licensed to keep 

public house, 30. 
Morgan, Joshua, petition for land rejected, because slave holder, 207; 

petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 
Morris, Simon, town lot granted to, 79. 
Morris, Thomas, town lot granted to, 13. 
Morrison, Ambrose, licensed to keep tavern in Augusta, 36. 
Morrison, Hugh, land granted to, 423. 

Mountaigut, David, petition of rejected, 92; land granted to, 431. 
Mullryne, John, land warrant to revoked, 234; land granted to, 419. 
Mulryne, Col. John and others, petition for land referred to Trustees, 

200. 
Murmurings and dissatisfactions of the people, 38. 
Myer, John Ludwig, land granted to, 251. 

N. 

Nebling, Alexander, land granted to, 380. 
Neidlinger, John, land granted to, 438. 
Neidlinger, Ulrick, land granted to, 448. 

Nett, Frederic, petition for allowance, 89; petition for cow and calf re- 
jected, 163. 
Nevie, James, land granted to, 227. 
New, James, land granted to, 427. 



INDEX. 479 

New, Samuel, land granted to, 427, 433; lot in Georgetown granted, 440. 
Nies, John George, land granted to, 391. 
No person to read divine service, 3. 
Nobellet, John, land granted to, 56. 
Noble, George, land granted to, 457. 
Noble, Robert, land granted to, 457. 
Nongazer, Henry, land granted to, 57. 
Nongazer, Jacob, land granted to, 57. 

Nongazer, widow, relief granted to, 151; clothing supplied to, 176; re- 
lief granted to, 314. 
Nortons, William, town lot granted to, 380. 



Oakes, Joseph, warned, 132; land granted to near Augusta, 195. 

Gardner, Adam, land granted to, 57. 

Ogden, Solomon, petition for land granted, 240. 

Oglethorpe calls for assistance at Frederica, 40; letter from, 147. 

Oglethorpe's Regiment, concerning disturbance of, 247, 248; men of, 

demand lands and provisions, 249; some soldiers of, granted fifty 

acres, 290. 
Ordner, Adam, additional land granted to, 398. 
Orphans' accounts, 10. 

Orphan children of Landrey at Highgate, money for support of, 47. 
Ormston, Thomas, petition for land, 17. 

Ortman, Mrs., paid for caring for Mrs. Langston and child, 31. 
Ortman, Christopher, appointed schoolmaster for Vernonburgh and 

Acton, 121; relief granted to, 203. 
Orton, Rev. Mr., money paid his executor on account, 43. 
Osgood, John, land granted to, 459. 
Osgood, Josiah, land granted to, 459. 
Ottolenghe, Joseph, appointed silk reeler, 373; put in charge of filature, 

390; land granted, 405. 



Pages, Anthony, land granted to, 351, 36b. 

Palmer, Richard, land granted to, 288. 

Palmer, Thomas, town lot granted to, 37. 

Papot, James, complaint of, 109. 

Papot, Jeremiah, widow, of, relief granted to, 314. 

Paris, James, land grant to revoked and new grant issued, 386. 

Parker, Henry, 3; appointed to aid President, 261; land granted to, 321; 

appointment as Vice-President read, 353; commission for licensing 

traders in Indian Nation read, 353. 
Parker, Henry William, land granted to, 322. 
Parker, John, land granted to, 433. 
Parker, Thomas, land granted to, 397. 



480 INDEX. 

Parker, William, land granted to, 94. 

Parry, Francis Lewis, land granted to, 432. 

Pavey, Joseph, petitions for land, 24. 

Peltz, Hans Ulrick, land granted to, 20. 

Penrose, John, petitions for land, 17; permission granted to cut timber,, 
22; licensed to keep public house, 30; land granted to, 176; appoint- 
ed pilot at Tybee, 315; lot in Georgetown granted to, 440. 

Petition of the Ogeechee settlement for laying out a town, 423. 

Petticrew, John, application of, for appointment as constable, postponed^ 

333. 

Petts, widow, temporary relief granted to, 321. 

Phillips, Capt. Joseph, granted one hundred feet for wharf and ware- 
house, 397- 

Piercey, Joseph, affidavit of, 353. 

Pinder, John Lyndall, presents petition, 6. 

Pinnel, widow, relief granted to, 192. 

Place, Captain Seth, land granted to, 377; appointed pilot, 430. 

Plessy, Jacob, land granted to, 56. 

Portz, George Philip, land granted to, 304. 

Powell, James Edward, land granted to, 401; land granted to for wharf,. 
429. 

Presents delivered to chiefs at court-house, 274; delivered to Indians, 
279; sent to Creeks and Chickesaws, 450. 

Pritchet, Rowland, land granted to, 84. 

Public expences: Sola bills endorsed for, 31, 32; two hundred pounds 
endorsed for, zi\ one hundred pounds appropriated for, 37; one 
hundred and ten pounds appropriated for, 38; one hundred and fifty 
pounds signed for, 42; one hundred pounds issued for, 44; one hun- 
dred pounds endorsed for, 44; two hundred pounds endorsed for, 46; 
one hundred pounds appropriated for, 49; one hundred pounds en- 
dorsed for, 51; one hundred pounds ordered for, 53; fifty pounds- 
issued for, 55; one hundred and fifty pounds issued for, 56; one hun- 
dred pounds issued for, 57, 58, 60; two hundred pounds issued for,. 
62; one hundred pounds issued for, 63, 64; cne hundred and fifty 
pounds issued for, 65; two hundred pounds issued for, 69; fifty 
pounds ordered for, 69; one hundred pounds issued for, 70; fifty 
pounds issued for, 71, 72, 75; one hundred and eighty pounds issued 
for, 76; one hundred pounds issued for, 84, 88, 90; one hundred and 
fifty pounds issued for, 90; two hundred and fifty pounds issued for,^ 
no; one hundred and fifty pounds issued for, 112; twenty pounds 
issued for, 113; thirty pounds issued, 114; four hundred pounds is- 
sued for, 117; one hundred pounds issued for, 119; three hundred 
and fifty pounds issued for, 120; nine hundred pounds issued for, 
140; four hundred pounds ordered to pay, 168; three hundred pounds^ 
for, 177; twenty pounds appropriated for, 181; nine hundred pounds 
to defray, 190; three hundred pounds appropriated for, 193, 198; 
forty pounds issued for, 201; fifty pounds issued for, 210; six hun- 



INDEX. 481 

dred pounds issued for, 216; one hundred pounds issued for, 218; 
one hundred pounds issued for, 218; fifty pounds issued for, 231; 
nine hundred and fifty pounds issued to defray, 292; twenty pounds 
issued for, 313; ten pounds issued for, 319; public expenses paid, 
406; accounts of paid, 451. 

Public money to be disposed of only on a warrant, 12. 

Pury, John Rodolph, land granted to, 426. 

Pye, John, recorder, petition for land, 24; charges preferred against, 25; 
clerk, dismissed from office, 41; petition for land referred to Trus- 
tees, 89; land granted to, 131; delivers bill of exchange, 162; allowed 
fourteen days to put accounts in order, 300; requests Board to defer 
examination of accounts, 304; lot granted to, 397; land granted to, 
445. 

Q 

Quarterman, John, Sr., land granted to, 458. 



Rabenhorst, Christian, land granted to, 419. 

Radick, Michael, land granted to, 446. 

Radnor, Lawrence, relief granted to, 185. 

Rae, John, petition for town lot, 7; land granted to, 381. 

Ragland, John, land granted to, 454. 

Rahn, Casper, land granted to, 376. 

Rasberry, Thomas, land granted to, 435. 

Rates of wharfage, 20. 

Ratliff, Charles, land grranted to and land reserved for, 178. 

Raudner, Leonard, land granted to, 56. 

Ravot, Gabriel, petition for lands postponed, 211. 

Ready, Thomas, land granted to, 385. 

Redick, John, land granted to, 455. 

Refugees from Darien provided for at Orphans' House, 41. 

Reply to Malatchee's speech, 272. 

Reidelsperger, Christian, land granted to, 446. 

Reuter, John, land granted to, 439. 

Reymond, Joseph, land granted to, 445. 

Reynolds, John, presents his commission as governor, 460. 

Rheinstettler, Adam, land granted to, 57; additional land granted to, 375. 

Rheinstettler, Matthias, lot in Vernonburgh granted to, 120. 

Rheiter, Caul, land granted to, 57. 

Rice and corn, sixty pounds issued to purchase, 170, 179; thirty pounds 
issued to buy, 206, 213. 

Richards, William, petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 

Rigby, Nicholas, services paid for, 34; nominated for clerk, 63; paid for 
services as clerk, 69; appointed clerk, 11 1; present to for extra serv- 
ices, 165. 
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482 INDEX. 

Rigler, Leonard, permitted to exchange lots with Jacob Curtz, 52. 
Rinck, John & Son, land granted to, 63. 
River, William, land granted to, 232. 
Robe, John, land granted to, 6. 
Robinson, Pickering, 369; land granted to, 369. 
Roche, Matthew, land granted to, 405. 
Rogerson, John, land granted to, 172. 
Rose, Alexander, land granted to, 241. 

Rose, Hugh, surveys land at Ebenezer, 4; money paid to for serv- 
ices, SI. 
Ross, John, trader, land granted to, 149, 229. 
Ross, Thomas, land near Augusta granted to, 193. 
Rottenberger, Christopher, land granted to, 358. 
Rump, Christian, testimony of against Barker, 80. 
Russell, William, sworn, 9. 

Russell, Mr., clerk, sixty pounds issued to, 295; land granted to, 314. 
Rylander, Christopher, testimony concerning management of Cowpen, 
Rynlander, John Martin, land granted to, 358. 
Rynlander, John Martin, land granted to, 358. 



Sab, Morgan, land warrant to revoked, 234. 

Sack, Jean, to assist in laying out land, 351. 

Salaries, money issued to pay, 18, 25. 

Salter, Thomas, land granted to, 17; leases land for brickyard, 160. 

Saltzburghers, money issued towards subsistence of, 15. 

Schad, Hans Joakim, land granted to, 19. 

Schooner Savannah registered, 396. 

Schrimpf, Rupretch, land granted to, 358. 

Scott, James, petition for town lot rejected, 34. 

Shave, John, land granted to, 459. 

Shaw, Oliver, additional land granted to, 378; land granted to, 419. 

Sheifer, Christopher, land granted to, 57. 

Shepherd, Peter, land granted to, 177; land granted to, 204. 

Sheraus, John, land granted to, 358. 

Sherif, John, tanner, land granted to, 431. 

Shrubsole, Ensign, William, land granted to, 236. 

Silk, seventy pounds appropriated for raising silk-balls, 181; two hun- 
dred pounds, issued for manufacturing of, 320; silkworm eggs, 323; 
culture of, 324; price of raw silk to be fixed, 325; sundry sums paid 
on account of, 390; expenses of culture paid, 407; whole, expense of 
silk culture paid, 452. 

Sliterman, Jerey, two lots granted to, 400. 

Slumpberger, Abraham, necessaries provided for, 351. 

Sl3rterman, Peter, land granted to, 229, 448. 

Small, William, land granted to, 455. 



INDEX. 483 

Smith, John, application for land referred to Trustees, 151. '• 

Sneider, Hans Michael and sons, 104. 

Sniden, Gasper, land granted to, 57. 

Snook, David, gives bond, 107. 

Snook, John, two lots granted to, 399. 

Snyder, Andrew, land granted to, 380. 

Sola Bills: issued to pay expenses, 24; endorsed for support of the poor, 
41; four hundred pounds issued for salaries, etc., 152; two hundred 
pounds issued to Capt. Dunbar, 244; one thousand pounds issued, 
291; six hundred pounds of received, 304; sixty pounds of received, 
319; four hundred pounds received, 320; signed for expenses, 321; 
eight hundred pounds issued, 321; one hundred pounds isued, 323. 

Sparnel, Thomas, fifty acre lot granted to, 138. 

Spencer, Richard, land granted to, 459. 

Spencer, William, 71; town lot granted to, 133; refuses to take affi- 
davit of Adam Bosomworth, 336; letter from in reply to Mr. Bol- 
zius, 350; letter from, 357; writes letter concerning Spanish settle- 
ment on Amelia Island, 417; lot in Georgtown granted to, 440. 

Spencer & Marcer, expenses to Frederica paid, 252. 

Spoode, William, land granted to, 183. 

Staly, John, Jr., lot granted to, 338. 

Stanly, Joseph, land granted to, 404. 

Steinhavel, widow, relief granted to, 178. 

Steinhavell, Christopher, land granted to, 57. 

Steinhavell, Henry, land granted to, 57. 

Stephens, John, land granted to, 237; relinquishes land to Capt. Suther- 
land and takes new grant, 249. 

Stephens, Newdigate, land granted to, 221. 

Stephens, William, 3; desires Mr. Patrick Graham to act as agent in his 
place, 287; his physical condition, 330; requests Assistants to pro- 
ceed without him on account of illness, 332; sets out for his plan- 
tation, 343. 

Stevens, John, land granted to, 459. 

Stewartt, James, land granted to, 314. 

Still, Thomas, land granted to, 360. 

Stoll, Ezekiel, land granted to, 20; exchanges lot, 49. 

Sturtz, widow, relief granted to, 105. 

Stutz, Hans, land granted to, 19. 

Stutz, widow, forty shillings granted to to clothe children, 129. 

Summer, Edward, land granted to, 458. 

Summer, Thomas, proposal for beacon at Tybee accepted, 26. 

Summers, Joseph, petition for land rejected, 174; land granted to, 183. 

Sunier, James, land granted to, 444. 

Surveyor ordered to look after trespassers, 135; ordered to re-run dis- 
puted lines, 141; makes report concerning disputed lines, 142; or- 
dered to survey lots at Abercorn, 143; ordered to make plats of land 



484 INDEX. 

near Abercorn, 185; ordered to lay out lands between Abercorn and 
Ebenezer, 186; instructed to divide glebe land at Ebenczer, 357. 

Sutherland, Capt. Patrick, land granted to, 226, 236; land grant can- 
celled and new warrant issued to, 249. 

Swiss and Germans, money for subsistence of, 15. 



Tannatt, Edmund, laud granted to, 532 ; 401. 

T'bear, Da^d, land granted to, 403. 

Teesdale, John, licensed to keep public house, 30. 

Terry, John, recorder of Prederica, bill of services rejected, 37 ; gives bail for 

appearance at next court, 145 ; power as recorder suspended, 146. 
Thebault, James, land granted to, 374. 
Thilo, Dr., assistance g^nted to, 87. 
Thompson, John, land granted to, 429. 
Thomson, William, land granted to, 409. 
Todd, John, Sr., land granted to, 429. 
Todd, John R., land granted to, 429. 
Tondee, Peter, land granted to, 378. 
Townsend, Edward, petition for land, 24. 
Tradesmen's bills examined and approved, 321. 
Trespassers, reward offered for, 137 ; prohibited on Indian land, 302. 
Trip, Thomas, appointed tythingman, 51 ; land g^nted to, 393. 
Truan, David, town lots gmted to, 409. 
Trustees, packet from, 320. 

Turtler, Johannes, working tools and moaey given to, 48. 
Uchee Indians, conduct of at siege of Augustine, 147; would probably sell 

land, 148. 
Uland, George, land granted to, 58, 429. 
Unseld, David, land granted to, 397. 

V. 

Vallotton, Jeremiah Oliver, lot granted to, 50. 
Van Beverhoudt, Adriaan, land granted to, 442. 
Van Beverhoudt, John, land granted to, 442. 
Vaughan, Robert, petition for land, 66. 

Verelst, Harman, letter from, 297; letter to, 311; letter from, 319, 320, 330. 
Vemonburgh, inhabitants of: twenty-two cows and calves allowed to, 136; petL 
tion of inhabitants read and granted, 138; petition of inhabitants rejected 
161, 
Von If unch, Mr. desires land on which to settle German Protestants, 338. 

W 

Wachter, Joseph, lot in Acton granted to, 79. 

Walker, Thomas, arrival of, 299 ; his accounts examined and his departure, 300. 

Wall, Lieut. James, land granted to, 224. 

Walliser, Michael, land granted to, 439. 



INDEX. 485 

Walthoar, Jacob Casper, land granted to, 334, 374. 

Wardrobe. Joseph, petition for land, 17. 

Wiitkins, William, lot granted to, 304. 

Watson, Charles, 32 ; letter from, 135 ; departs suddenly for England with 
Thomas Bosom worth, 135 ; brings packet from Trustees, 167 ; land granted 
to, 393. 

Watson, Joseph ; claim of for land and money examined, 97 ; account referred 
toTrnstees, loi; request of for license to trade with Indians postponed, 
no ; reasons for refusal, in. 

Watsons, Nathaniel, petition for land rejected, 219. 

Watson, Mr., application for land, 61. 

Way, Edward, land granted to, 459. 

Way, Pamenus, land granted to, 458. 

Way, Moses, land granted to, 460. 

Way, Nathaniel, land granted to, 460. 

Way, Samuel, land granted to, 459. 

West, Charles, land granted to, 224 ; lot in Georgetown granted, 440. 

West, Samuel, petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 

Wharf to be repaired, 180. 

Wharfage, regulation of, 67. 

Whit6eld, George, land granted to for Orphan -House, 303. 

Whitlock, John, petition for land rejected, non-resident, 212. 

Wiggin, Thomas, petition for land, 24. 

Williams, Griffith, land granted to, 215, 226; President requests his return, 
297 ; return of, 299 ; accounts examined and found satisfactory, 300 ; relin- 
quishes land, five hundred acres granted to, 310. 

Williams, James, land granted to, 419. 

Williams, John, petition for land, 86; petition for land postponed, 142 ; pre- 
sents plat of land on Ogeechee, 148. 

Williams, Stephen, land granted to, 198. 

Wilson, Benjamin, land granted to, 221. 

Wilson, John, land granted to, 203. 

Wilson, William, petition for land referred to Trustees, 174. 

Wmckler, George, land granted to, 454. 

Winkler, Nicholas, petition for land postponed, 211. 

Wood, Joseph, land granted to, 199. 

Woodrooffe, William, attorney for Clee, 104. 

Workmen to build church ordered to attend next meeting of Board, 143 ; those 
employed on church attend, 149 ; workmen's bills examined and ordered 
paid, 214, 302. 

Wright, John, appointed tythingman, 20; arrested, 106; resigns, 106. 

Wright, John, son of widow Fitzwalter, complaints against, 74. 

Wright, John Norton, petition for land not granted, 17. 

Wylly, Alexander, land granted to, 455. 

Wymess, Lieut. John, land granted to, 237. 

Wyssanbacher, Christopher, relief granted to, 361. 



486 INDEX. 



Yonge, Henry, land granted to. 202 ; appointed sorvejor, 241 ; ordered to 
go to Ebenezer to divide glebe land and survey other land, 357 ; land 
granted to, 399. 

Young, John, land granted to, 455. 

Younge, Mary, widow of Thomas Young, allowance granted to, 343. 

Young, Thomas, appointed goal-keeper, :o8 : permitted to ezcl ange lot, 153 i 
dismissed from office, 164 ; relief grar ted to, 166. 

Young, widow, land granted to, 57. 

Younge, Henry, laud granted to, 456. 



Zettler, Matthias, land granted to, 358. 

Younginger, Abraham, appointed servant in Trustees* store, 351. 

Zonbebiller, Bartholomew, allowed to preach to German inhabitants, 17. 

Zenberbuhler, R.v. Mr., land granted to, 323. 

2Souberbuhler, Rev. Mr., arrival of from London, 291 ; complaint of, 303 ; com- 
plaint of ill conduct of Mr. Holt, 343. 345 ; his report concerning Mr. 
Holt, 354. 



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