Nathan B. Brown summons
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Nathan B. Brown summons

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah (Ga.). City Court.
Title: Nathan B. Brown summons
Dates: 1874
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0095

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1853, the Georgia state legislature changed the name of the Court of Common Pleas to the City Court of Savannah; the court's jurisdiction expanded to include all of Chatham County in 1881. The court's name changed in 1970 to the State Court of Chatham County. Nathan B. Brown (b. 1836) is listed in the 1874 Savannah City Directory as being employed as a stevedore.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a summons issued issued by Robert R. Habersham, Sheriff of Chatham County to Nathan B. Brown to serve as a juror on February 6, 1874, on the Savannah, Georgia City Court.

Index Terms

Brown, Nathan B., b. 1836.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Jury duty--Georgia--Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.). City Court.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Nathan B. Brown summons, MS 95, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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