Benjamin Lincoln notebook and order book

Benjamin Lincoln notebook and order book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Title: Benjamin Lincoln notebook and order book
Dates: 1780-1795
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms787

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a notebook and order book of Benjamin Lincoln. The notebook contains essays composed by Lincoln from 1780-1795. Essay titles include: "State of matters relative to the defense and loss of Charlestown"; "Rise, progress and suppression of the Massachusetts Rebellion"; "Causes of the failure of the mission to the hostile Indians"; "Invalidity of the claims of the Indians to the grounds on which they hunt"; "Observations on the climate & c. of the eastern counties"; "On the religious state of the eastern counties"; "On the migration of fishes"; "Observations founded on a letter to Judge Lowell on the idea that worms in the vegetables and animal bodies were the consequences and not the cause of corruption"; and "Why the Indian tribes decrease & c." The order book contains orders written by General Benjamin Lincoln from 1779-1780. Orders mainly concern general military administration and discipline of troops. Of particular interest are orders pertaining to marches or sieges at Augusta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.


Index Terms

Charleston (S.C.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Essays.
Indians of North America--Government relations--To 1789.
Orders (military records).
Religious life.
Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Benjamin Lincoln notebook and order book, ms 787, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxVolume
11Notebook, 1780-1795
 
Order book, 1779-1780