Loyalists papers
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Loyalists papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. General Assembly.
Title: Loyalists papers
Dates: circa 1782
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 0506

Biographical/Historical Note

During the Revolutionary War, those who remained loyal to England were labeled as "Tories" or "Loyalists." While some Loyalists were pardoned after pledging allegiance to the new country and joining Georgia militias and legions, all others were found guilty of treason. The Confiscation and Banishment Act of 1782 allowed the legislature to seize the property of all Loyalists, including the property of those who had fled the state.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two documents. The first is a statement of Georgia Loyalists, telling of their misfortunes and petitioning for assistance. It includes a description of the Revolution in Georgia, Georgia's agricultural resources and produce. The second item is a list of people who were banished and whose estates were confiscated. Most of the people listed are South Carolinians, although some are Georgians.


Index Terms

American loyalists.
Georgia--History--1775-1865.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Georgia. General Assembly.
Official documents.
South Carolina--History--1775-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Loyalists papers, MS 506, 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.


Publication Note

Item 1 published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Selected Eighteenth Century Manuscripts, v.20 (1980).


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: A statement of Georgia Loyalists, telling of their misfortunes and petitioning for assistance, undated ( 13.0 p. )
Unsigned. Tells history of the Revolution in Georgia, Georgia's agricultural resources and produce.
 
Item 2: "...Names of persons who are Banished, their Estates Confiscated & Amerced, Obnoxious, &c.", undated
Unsigned. Most of them South Carolinians, some Georgians.