Georgia Capitol Commission agreement
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Georgia Capitol Commission agreement

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Capitol Commission.
Title: Georgia Capitol Commission agreement
Dates: 1797
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0279

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1786, a committee appointed by the legislature chose Louisville, Georgia, as the location of the state's third capital. After ten years of construction, the capitol building in Louisville was completed. The Capitol Commission handled all architectural and grounds-keeping matters regarding the capitol. A vote in 1804 moved the capital of Georgia to the town of Milledgeville.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of articles of agreement between Capitol Commissioners Nicholas Long, John Lewis, and Michael Shelman, and carpenter Michael Schley regarding a fence to surround the state house square in Louisville, 1797.

Index Terms

Georgia. Capitol Commission.
Louisville (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia. Capitol Commission agreement, MS 279, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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

Articles of agreement between Nicholas Long, John Lewis, Michael Shelman, Capitol Commissioners, and Michael Schley, carpenter, for building a fence around the state house square, Louisville, Georgia, 1797 December 2 ( 4.0 p. )
This document is a copy.