Continental Congress collection

Continental Congress collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Andrew, Benjamin, 1730-1799
Creator: Clay, Joseph, fl. 1773
Creator: DeVeaux, James
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
Dates: 1773-1798
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms3315

Biographical/Historical Note

"[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, (Viewed January 22, 2010)

Scope and Content Note

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 [14], 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."

Index Terms

George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 -- Finance, Personal
Real property.
Receipts (financial records)
Signatures (names)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Continental Congress collection. MS 3315. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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