|Creator:||Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785|
|Title:||James Wright answer to the Lords of the Committee for Trade|
|Dates:||1762 February 15|
"James Wright was the third and last royal governor of Georgia, serving from 1760 to 1782, with a brief interruption early in the American Revolution. Almost alone among colonial governors, Wright was a popular and able administrator and servant of the crown. He played a key role in retarding the flame of revolution in Georgia long after it had flared violently in every other colony."--"James Wright (1716-1785)," New Georgia Encyclopedia (retrieved August 3, 2009).
For more information, see the article "James Wright (1716-1785)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
The collection consists of a twenty-nine page folio containing Georgia Colonial Governor Sir James Wright's answers to questions posed by the Lords of the Committee for Trade of Great Britain's Privy Council dated Savannah, Georgia, February 15, 1762. Divided into 17 sections, the document contains information on Georgia's geography, boundaries, location of rivers and towns, as well as French or Spanish settlements; trade with Great Britain; imported goods of British manufacture; trade with foreign countries; produce of Georgia; population and growth in the colony; the militia; forts and defenses; trade, treaties, population, and location of the Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaws, and Cherokee Indians; duties; civil officers including name, title of office, pay, and when appointed; and the court system.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.
James Wright answer to the Lords of the Committee for Trade, ms 1039. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.