|Creator:||Wetter, Augustus P.|
|Title:||Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement|
|Dates:||1863 November 6|
|Quantity:||0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1624 to MS 1629)|
Augustus P. Wetter was an important Savannah merchant who lived at 163 Broad Street at the outset of the war.
The collection consists of a contemporary copy of an agreement between the Confederate States of America and Augustus P. Wetter, Chatham County, Georgia, states that Wetter will provide the CSA with corn meal and grist. The agreement provides specific terms of how much, how, and when the meal will be provided. Wetter agrees to put into operation Lamar's Mill in Savanah on January 1, 1864, and there to convert some 5,000 bushels of corn per week into corn meal and grist. Details of the delivery, processing and quantity of the products are given, as are conditions under which the contract is voided, like the evacuation of the city by the Confederate Army or the disruption of railroad communication. On behalf of the Confederate government, Major MacPherson B. Miller agrees to furnish the requisite bushels of corn to the mill, to provide certain other services, and to pay Wetter a specific percentage of the mill's production as compensation for his services.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement, MS 1626. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.