|Title:||Robert Middleton land warrants|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (3 items in 1 oversized folder A)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of miscellaneous fragmentary land grants from the early federal period of Georgia. All three still have the large wax state seals attached. The warrants are all issued to Robert Middleton and retain the plats, each for separate 1000 acre tracts in Washington County and all surveyed in July of 1790. Two tracts are designated as "Indigo land" while all three bear the note "Pine land."|
From 1789 to 1796, Georgia's governors gifted land grants to Georgia citizens amounting to nearly 30,000,000 acres, even though Georgia did not have that much land. A crisis called the Pine Barrens Speculation occurred due to this. Robert Middleton was one of those who purchased thousands of acres of land during this time period from Georgia's governors.
Robert Middleton land warrants, MS 1193. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: DeRenne family papers, MS1064a.