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George Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, George, 1766-1838.
Title: George Jones papers
Dates: 1796
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0439

Biographical/Historical Note

George Jones was born in Savannah, the son of Noble Wimberly Jones. He studied medicine under his father and practiced for several years. He was in the Revolutionary War in it last years, served in both houses of the Georgia Legislature, was an Alderman and Mayor of Savannah, judge of the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia, and a member of the U.S. Senate in 1807.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Jonathan Homer to Jones, 1796, giving news of Jones' son, Noble, and his stepson Edward Campbell; a letter from John Y. Noel to Jones, 1796, stating his fee for drawing a will; resolutions from a meeting held in Savannah, 1796, regarding "insults offered to one of our Representatives in the late Legislature;" resolutions of the citizens of Savannah, signed by Jones, demanding a declaration of war against Great Britain and recommending hostilities against the French, as well as a recommendation for taking possession of East Florida and the erection of works at Fort Wayne; the "Rules and Regulations for the Office of Discount of Deposit in the City of Savannah;" and a list of some Jones family papers.


Index Terms

Families.
Florida--History--Spanish colony, 1784-1821.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Jones family.
Jones, George, 1766-1838.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)
United States--Foreign relations--France.
United States--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
Wills.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Jones papers, MS 439, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


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: Jonathan Homer to George Jones. Newton, Mass., 1796 March 22 ( 3.0 p. )
Gives news of Jones' son, Noble, and his stepson, Edward Campbell; discusses remedies for sicknesses.
 
Item 2: John Y. Noel to George Jones, 1796 April 6 ( 1.0 p. )
States his fee for drawing a will.
 
Item 3: Resolutions "At a Meeting of a number of Citizen Electors of the County of Chatham, held in Savannah on the 2nd of May 1796, to take into Consideration the late insults offered to one of our Representatives in the late Legislature" ( 2.0 p. )
Committee appointed. Signed by John C. Smith, Chairman, and Thomas Robertson, Secty. Addressed to George Jones.
 
Item 4: Resolutions of "The Citizens of Savannah" ( 3.0 p. )
Signed by George Jones, Chairman. Demanding declaration of war against Great Britain and recommending hostilities against France; approving defensive attitude of government and pledging support; recommending taking possession of East Florida, and erection of works at Fort Wayne.
 
Item 5: "Rules and Regulations for the Office of Discount of Deposit in the City of Savannah" ( 16.0 p. )
Autograph of George Jones on cover.
 
Item 6: "List of papers left with Captn. Hugh McCall for his information in making the history of Georgia" ( 2.0 p. )
List of some Jones family papers.