Nathaneal Greene letter to William Gibbons

Nathaneal Greene letter to William Gibbons

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
Title: Nathaneal Greene letter to William Gibbons
Dates: 1783 February 25
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 letter)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Nathaneal Greene to William Gibbons in Savannah, Georgia, wherein Greene discusses the loan or sale of some slaves that Gibbons might engage from a Mrs. Maxwell; the impending Indian Treaty which Greene wants to attend; hopes of peace coming from Philadelphia; and the illness of Mrs. Greene.
Coll. Number: ms2442

Biographical/Historical Note

The Gibbons family were a distinguished and prosperous land owning family in Georgia. William Gibbons, born in South Carolina in 1726, was one of the pioneers of colonial Georgia. An attorney and a statesman, William Gibbons was a member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and was Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1783.

Nathanial Greene (1742-1786) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Though he began the war in the lowest possible position, Greene worked his way up and at the end of the war was consisdered one of George Washington's most valuable officers. He died suddenly in 1786.

Index Terms

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

This letter was originally tipped in one of Charles Colcock Jones' books.

Preferred Citation note

Nathaneal Greene letter to William Gibbons, MS 2442. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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