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Lumpkin County gold mining court case documents

Lumpkin County gold mining court case documents

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lumpkin County gold mining court case documents
Creator: Sims, Henry L.
Inclusive Dates: 1847
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3458
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry L. Sims was an attorney in 1847.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two legal documents prepared and signed by Henry L. Sims, in Lumpkin Superior Court, 1847, involving a possible gold scam in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Johnson Ledbetter sued Martin Roberts, Jeptha Scott, and Jonas Bedford, charging them with a conspiracy to sell him land in Lumpkin County that included gold deposits when they knew there were none. The documents include Scott's answer, disavowing all knowledge to the specifics of Ledbetter's charges, and an interrogatory from Sims to a witness, asking for information concerning gold mining activity on the land, and with Ledbetter's counter-interrogatories appended.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lumpkin County gold mining court case documents, ms3458, 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

Bedford, Jonas
Fraud -- Georgia.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia -- Lumpkin County.
Ledbetter, Johnson
Legal documents.
Roberts, Martin
Scott, Jeptha
Sims, Henry L.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Documents (2), 1847