|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Drayton, Stephen, 1736-1810.|
|Title:||Stephen Drayton letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Stephen Drayton (1736-1810) was a son of Thomas Drayton, who build Drayton Hall Plantation on the Ashley River in St. Andrew's Parish, South Carolina. Stephen Drayton inherited property in St. Helenas Parish and the Coosawatchie Swamp. During the Revolution, Drayton commanded South Carolina militia and was a member of the Georgia Provisional Congress' Council of Safety. In 1778, he was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General of South Carolina.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter from Stephen Drayton to John Houstoun, discussing trouble with Button Gwinnett over the purchase of land, dated St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina, March 20, 1773.
Original letter in the Emmet collection, New York Public Library.
[item identification], Stephen Drayton letter, MS 222, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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