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Thomas Revell claim against King George II

Thomas Revell claim against King George II

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Revell claim against King George II
Creator: Revell, Thomas
Inclusive Dates: 1748 July 5
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 document)
Collection Number: ms1429
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Revell was a contractor providing food for the men of General James Oglethorpe's regiment stationed at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island, Georgia during 1748.

Scope and Content

A claim brought by Thomas Revell against King George II on July 5, 1748. The document sets forth the initial contract responsibilities between Revell and the crown, under which the King bore responsibility for any losses due to pirates, enemies, or the sea. Revell describes the September 1741 attack upon the sloop James Barnes carrying stores intended for General James Oglethorpes' men at Fort Frederica, Georgia and asks for the compensation due him.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Original document is housed in the vault and available by special permission.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Revell claim against King George II, ms 1429. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Fort Frederica (Ga.)
George, King of Great Britain, II, 1683-1760
Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Georgia.
Great Britain -- History -- George II, 1727-1760 -- Claims.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Claim [typescript], 1748 July 5