Nathan Brownson letter and bond
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Nathan Brownson letter and bond

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Brownson, Nathan, 1742-1796.
Title: Nathan Brownson letter and bond
Dates: 1781-1785
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0097

Biographical/Historical Note

Nathan Brownson (1742-1796) was a physician and resident of Liberty County, Georgia where he was also a planter. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a surgeon of a Georgia brigade in the Continental Army. He was a governor of Georgia (1781-1782) and a member of the State Convention of 1788 which ratified the U.S. Constitution. He was president of the Georgia Senate between 1789 and 1791.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two items. The first is a letter to Nathan Brownson from Robert R. Livingston. The letter is dated November 12, 1781, and gives directions for determining war damage in Savannah, Georgia, as ordered by Congress. The second item is a bond from Henry Putnam and Nathaniel Brownson to Anthony Walton White and Raymond Demere for 13,000 pounds for the undivided half of St. Catherine's Island, dated July 8, 1785. The bond is fragile and restricted from patron use.


Index Terms

Bonds (negotiable instruments)
Brownson, Nathan, 1742-1796.
Demere, Raymond, 1752-1829.
Letters (correspondence)
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
Putnam, Henry, 1778-1827.
Saint Catherines Island (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Claims.
White, Anthony Walton, 1750-1803.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

Due to its fragility, the bond (item 2) is restricted from patron use. A transcribed copy is available in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, vol. 20.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Nathan Brownson letter and bond, MS 97, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Mary R. Benjamin,1953.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.,Due to its fragility, the bond (item 2) is restricted from patron use. A transcribed copy is available in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, vol. 20.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Letter, Robert R. Livingston to Nathan Brownson. Philadelphia, 1781 November 12
Circular giving directions for ascertaining War damage in Savannah as ordered by Congress.
 
Bond, Henry Putnam and Nathaniel Brownson to Anthony Walton White and Raymond Demere, for 13,000 pounds for undivided half of St. Catherines Island, 1785 July 8
Bond, Henry Putnam and Nathaniel Brownson to Anthony Walton White and Raymond Demere for 13,000 pounds for undivided half of St. Catherines Island. RESTRICTED