|Title:||William Manson papers|
|Quantity:||2.3 Linear feet (37 items in 1 oversized box and 3 oversized folders B)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of William Manson from 1769-1787. The papers include land grants, indentures, plats, and legal documents. The materials document Manson's role in settling Georgia, his land claims, information on Manson's loyalty and service to the crown during the American Revolution, and his subsequent claims for compensation due to seizure of his lands by the American government.|
William Manson, ship captain, headed a settling party of 100 indentured servants in Georgia during 1774. Manson remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution and later claimed compensation from King George III due to losses from lands seized by the American government.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
William Manson papers, MS 1157. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.