|Creator:||Andrew, Benjamin, 1730-1799|
|Creator:||Clay, Joseph, fl. 1773|
|Creator:||Elbert, Samuel, 1740-1788|
|Creator:||Gibbons, William, 1750-1800|
|Creator:||Houstoun, William, 1755-1813|
|Creator:||Jones, George, 1766-1838|
|Creator:||Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805|
|Creator:||Telfair, Edward, ca. 1735-1807|
|Creator:||Wood, Joseph, fl. 1777|
|Title:||Continental Congress collection|
"[The Continental Congress] (1774-89), [was] in the period of the American Revolution, the body of delegates who spoke and acted collectively for the people of the colony-states that later became the United States of America. The term most specifically refers to the bodies that met in 1774 and 1775-81 and respectively designated as the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress."--"Continental Congress" from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9026053 (Viewed January 22, 2010)
The collection consists of eight Georgia-related Continental Congress pieces. The pieces are: 1.) D.s. by Noble W. Jones and Joseph Clay, a printed certificate for the "sum of twenty-shillings, being issued for the purposes mentioned in an Act entitled 'An Act for granting to his Majesty the sum of Four Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety-nine Pounds,'" dated "Georgia, 1773"; 2.) D.s. by General Samuel Elbert, March 15, 1785, certificate for bounty of land; 3.) D.s. by Benjamin Andrew, Savannah, June 22, 1785; 4.) A.L.s. by Joseph Clay, Savannah, March 4, 1773, on commercial matters including the sale of salt; 5.) L.s. by W. Gibbons, Joseph Clay, and US Senator George Jones, Savannah, March 12 , 1798, regarding the appointment of Tax Collector for Chatham Co.; 6.) D.s. by Edward Telfair, April 6, 1784, regarding land warrents; 7.) Two autograph receipts, signed by William C. Houston, April 15, 1786, on verso of a bill for legal fees; 8.) D.s. by Joseph Wood, on verso of a bill rendered to Georgia by James DeVeaux, January 19, 1777, bill is for boat hire for the "use of the detachments doing duty on the Skidoway & Hoseba islands."
Continental Congress collection. MS 3315. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.