|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.|
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.
This letter was originally tipped in one of Charles Colcock Jones' books.
Nathaneal Greene letter to William Gibbons, MS 2442. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.