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Continental Congress collection

Continental Congress collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Continental Congress collection
Creator: United States. Continental Congress
Inclusive Dates: 1773-1798
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3315
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eight Georgia-related Continental Congress documents. Documents include: a document signed 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"; a certificate for bounty of land, signed by General Samuel Elbert, March 15, 1785; document signed by Benjamin Andrew, Savannah, June 22, 1785; a document on commercial matters including the sale of salt, signed by Joseph Clay, Savannah, March 4, 1773; letter regarding the appointment of Tax Collector for Chatham County, signed by W. Gibbons, Joseph Clay, and US Senator George Jones, Savannah, March 12 [14], 1798; two receipts signed by William C. Houston, April 15, 1786, on verso of a bill for legal fees; and a bill for boat hire for the "use of the detachments doing duty on the Skidoway & Hoseba islands," signed by Joseph Wood, on verso of a bill rendered to Georgia by James DeVeaux, January 19, 1777.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Continental Congress collection, ms3315, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1773-1798 Access Online