Letter to Edward Telfair and John Milton

Letter to Edward Telfair and John Milton

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Cox, Zachariah
Title: Letter to Edward Telfair and John Milton
Dates: 1790 January 13
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms593

Biographical/Historical Note

Zachariah Cox, land speculator, was involved in the Tennessee Land Company which purchased 4,000,000 acres of land in the region of Tennessee as part of the Yazoo land purchase in 1790.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter to Edward Telfair, Georgia Governor and John Milton, Secretary of State, from Zachariah Cox, dated January 13, 1790 regarding the Tennessee Land Company. The letter certifies that Stephen Heard, William Downs, Henry Candler, John F. Gardner, Daniel Gaines, Middleton Woods, William Cox, and Thomas Carr are associates in the Tennessee Land Company, an investment company which purchased Yazoo land.

Index Terms

Milton, John, d. 1824
Real estate investment--18th century.
Telfair, Edward, ca. 1735-1807
Tennessee Land Company.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Zachariah Cox letter to Edward Telfair and John Milton, ms593, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1790 January 13