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Jonathan Bryan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Jonathan Bryan papers
Dates: 1775-1794
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0098

Biographical/Historical Note

Jonathan Bryan (1708 1788) held several political offices in Georgia, among them being a member of the Provincial Congress and of the Council of Safety, and acting Vice President and Commander in Chief of Georgia in 1777. (For biographical information see W.J. Northen, Men of Mark in Georgia, I, 23-31, and I.R. Redding, Life and Times of Jonathan Bryan, 1708-1788, (Savannah,1901).)


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an indenture between the Head Men and warriors of the Creek Nation and Jonathan Bryan, leasing to Lockeway and Appalachee Old Fields for four score and nineteen years for 100 English pounds and a yearly rent of 100 bushels of corn, witnessed by James Adair and Seaborn Jones, October 27, 1774; a photocopy of a letter from Jonathan Bryan to General Nathanael Greene regarding the accompaniment of Colonel Lachlan McIntosh to Georgia; a bill of exchange for 828 pounds, Carolina currency, from Jonathan Bryan to William Williamson and endorsed to John Wood by Joseph Farley and to Nathaniel Hall to Messrs. Powell, Hopton and Company, January 1, 1775; a writ of levy by executors of William Young vs. executors of Jonathan Bryan, October 15, 1791; a copy of the Creek names listed in each section of the indenture; and a photocopy of a letter dated June 3, 1780 from Jonathan Bryan in Long Island, New York, to his wife, Mary, and Brampton Plantation, Georgia.


Index Terms

Bryan, Jonathan,, 1708-1788.
Bryan, Mary,, d. 1781.
Creek Indians--History--18th century.--Georgia
Creek Nation.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Greene, Nathanael,, 1742-1786.
Indentures.
Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh, Lachlan,, 1725-1806.
Writs.

Location of Originals

Original letter from Jonathan Bryan to General Nathanael Greene,in the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jonathan Bryan papers, MS 98, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Randolph Bryan, 1877 (Item 1); Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, date unknown (Item 2); Margaret Vernon Stiles, 1959 (Item 3); George Dept. of Archives and History, 1991 (Item 6).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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

 

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1Item 1: Indenture between the Head Men and Warriors of the Creek Nation and Jonathan Bryan, 1774 October 28
Lease to Lockeway and Appalachee Old Fields for four score and nineteen years for 100 pounds and yearly rent of 100 bushels of corn; boundaries stated. Signed by mark of each Head Man and Warrior; witnessed by James Adair and Seaborn Jones, October 28, 1774. Attested as a true copy, 1794.
 

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1Item 2: Jonathan Bryan to General Nathanael Greene. Camden, South Carolina, 1781 August 16
 

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1Item 3: Bill of exchange for 828 pounds Carolina Currency, Jonathan Bryan to William Williamson; endorsed to John Wood by Joseph Farley, and by Nathaniel Hall to Messrs. Powell, Hopton and Company, 1775 January 1
Note on cover: "Protested Bill Jnan. Bryan"
 

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1Item 4: Writ of levy by executors of William Young (named in document) vs. executors of Jonathan Bryan (named), 1791 October 15
 

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1Item 5: List of Creek names listed in each section of the indenture
Notepaper copy.
 

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1Item 6: Letter (photocopy), Jonathan Bryan to his wife Mary at Brampton Plantation, Ga. Long Island, N.Y., 1780 June 3