Georgia General Assembly, House of Representatives certification and resolutions
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Georgia General Assembly, House of Representatives certification and resolutions

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Title: Georgia General Assembly, House of Representatives certification and resolutions
Dates: 1791
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0285

Biographical/Historical Note

The 1789 Constitution of Georgia established a bicameral legislature patterned after that of the Federal Government. The General Assembly consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a certification signed by Robert Forsyth of William Barnett, tax collector of Richmond County, for a sum of money plus his commission, and resolutions concerning petitions for payments from Samuel Whatley, John Torrence, Benjamin Tetrard, Lettice McFarlin, Mrs. Samuel Elbert, Dan Rees, and William Barnett.


Index Terms

Barnett, William, 1761-1832.
Certification.
Chatham County (Ga.)
Forsyth, Robert, 1754-1794.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Payment.
Resolutions (administrative records)
Whatley, Samuel, 1762-1826.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia General Assembly, House of Representatives certification and resolutions, MS 285, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David M. Sherman, 1970.


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

 
Item 1: Certification, Augusta, 1791 November 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed Robert Forsyth. Certifies that William Barnett, tax collector of Richmond county, accounted with James Seagrove for a sum of money and Barnett's commission for collecting was not included in that sum. This is related to the last resolution of Item 2.
 

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1Item 2: Resolutions, House of Representatives, 1791 December 10 ( 4.0 p. )
Resolutions concerning petitions of Samuel Whatley for payment of a warrant; of John Torrence for payment for surveying lands for an Academy in Franklin; of Benjamin Tetrard for title to land in Chatham County purchased from James Field; of Mrs. Lettice McFarlin, representing orphans, for payment of a claim; of Mrs. Samuel Elbert, in behalf of herself and children, for the amount of bond given by Richard Howly for purchase of an estate called White Oak; of David Rees for deduction of bond given for purchase of confiscated property; of William Barnett, tax collector of Richmond County, for balance of payment due for collecting.