Yazoo land sale documents

Yazoo land sale documents

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Greenleaf, James, fl. 1796
Title: Yazoo land sale documents
Dates: 1796-1797
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1378 to MS 1386 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of three documents pertaining to payments by Zachariah Cox to James Greenleaf for Georgia and Tennessee land transactions through the Georgia Land Company relating to the Yazoo land fraud.
Coll. Number: ms1380

Biographical/Historical Note

"The Yazoo land fraud was one of the most significant events in the post-Revolutionary history of Georgia. The bizarre climax to a decade of frenzied speculation in the state's public lands, the Yazoo sale of 1795 did much to shape Georgia politics and to strain relations with the federal government for a generation." -- "Yazzo Land Fraud" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-663&hl=y (Accessed March 10, 2009)

Index Terms

Cox, Zachariah
Georgia Land Company.
Yazoo Fraud, 1795.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Greenleaf, Yazoo land sale documents. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Yazoo land sale documents