Archibald Bulloch papers
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Archibald Bulloch papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Archibald Bulloch papers
Dates: 1769-1777
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0103

Biographical/Historical Note

Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777) was born to James and Jean Stobo Bulloch. He moved from South Carolina to Georgia around 1758. In 1764 he married Mary De Veaux. Bulloch was a lawyer and planter; he owned a rice plantation on the Savannah River near Purysburg. Bulloch became a member of the Commons House of the Georgia Assembly in 1768. He was appointed Commissioner of Public Roads in 1773, unanimously voted as President of Georgia's 1775 Provincial Congress, and chosen as a delegate to the 1775 Continental Congress. In 1773, Bulloch was elected President and Commander-in-Chief of Georgia (for further information, see Coleman and Gurr, Dictionary of Georgia Biography, vol. 1, 1983).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of documents dating from 1769-1777, only one of which is an original, the rest photocopies. Five of the documents deal with the course of the Revolutionary War in Georgia, including discussions with Creek Indians, letters to France, and raising and supporting regiments of troops. Other documents include bonds, will attestations, appraisals, and a letter discussing the mistreatment of Bulloch's slaves by another plants. Bulloch's correspondents include General Charles Lee and John Houstoun.

Index Terms

Bonds (negotiable instruments)
Bulloch, Archibald, -1777.
Creek Indians--Georgia--History--18th century.
Houstoun, John, 1744-1796.
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782.
Letters (correspondence)
Signatures (names)
Slaves--Georgia--18th century.

Location of Originals

Original documents located in the New York Public Library, the National Archives, and the William L. Clements Library.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Archibald Bulloch papers, MS 103, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1953 (photocopies); David M. Sherman, 1970 (original manuscript).


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.


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

Container List

Item 1: Archibald Bulloch to General Charles Lee. Savannah, 1776 July 26
Writes of ships of war off the coast, outrages of the Indians, mentions Lt. Seixas and Jonathan Bryan.
Item 2: Bond. John Winn, Archibald Bulloch and Robert Bolton to Sir James Wright, 1769 September 29
Original in New York Public Library.
Item 3: Bulloch to John Houstoun. Savannah, 1772
Item 4: Bulloch to Messrs. Roux and Company. Savannah, 1776-1777
Two letters, translated into French, Savannah, April 8, 1776 and January 4, 1777. Originals in the papers of the Continental Congress, vol. IV, National Archives.
Item 5: Timothy Barnard to David Tait, 1776 July 4
Transmitting copy of "Talk to Lower Creeks from Committee in Savannah," signed by Bulloch.
Item 6: Bulloch signature, 1776 July 13
Cut from letter. Originals in New York Public Library.
Item 7: Bulloch to General Lee, Savannah, 1776 August 23
Originals at New York Public Library.
Item 8: Attestation taken from will of Gasper Garbut, 1776 November 22
Item 9: Appointment of appraisers of estate of George Shweiger and Ann Margaret Shweiger as executrix, 1776 November 22
Originals at the New York Public Library.
Item 10: Bond. Jonathan Bryan to Archibald Bulloch, 1776 December 25
Item 11: Appointment of appraiser, 1777 January 25 and 1777 February 13
Estate of William Bacon; Savannah Bacon, John and Thomas Bacon, admrs. January 25, 1777. DS. (Original in NYPL)
Estate of Danby Thenedy. February 13, 1777. (Original in William L. Clements Library)
Item 12: Bulloch to states of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Savannah, 1777 February 18
Originals at the New York Public Library.