Zachariah Cox affidavit
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Zachariah Cox affidavit

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cox, Zachariah.
Title: Zachariah Cox affidavit
Dates: 1797
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0183

Biographical/Historical Note

Zachariah Cox of Montgomery County, Georgia, was an associate of Zachariah Cox and Company, also known as the Tennessee Company, and of the Georgia Company (both Yazoo companies). Cox led projects to settle Georgia and Tennessee frontier lands, facing opposition by regional Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians. In 1790, the State of Georgia sold property to Cox and John Strother which the state had claimed south of the Tennessee River. The Georgia claim was protested by the Cherokee Indians who also laid a claim on the lands.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a sworn affidavit made by Zachariah Cox in Augusta, Georgia, on March 9, 1797. Cox recounts a conversation between himself and a Mr. Fore in which Fore tried to enlist Cox's aid in a scheme to rob the Georgia State Treasury. The affidavit is signed by Cox and Joel Meriwether, Secretary of Executive Department.

Index Terms

Cox, Zachariah.
Georgia. Treasury Department--Corrupt practices--18th century.
Robbery--Georgia--Augusta--18th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Zachariah Cox affidavit, MS 183, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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