Philip Minis papers
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Philip Minis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Minis, Philip, -1789.
Title: Philip Minis papers
Dates: 1777-1779
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0566
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Minis (1734-1789), the son of Abraham and Abigail Minis, was the first white male child born in Georgia; he was born on July 11. In 1774, Minis married Judith Polack (1745-1819). He was a very successful merchant in Savannah. An active patriot during the Revolutionary War, his name is listed on the 1780 Georgia Disqualifying Act, a British document listing people who supported the patriots, and who therefore could not hold public office. Minis died March 6, 1789.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two items: a document, "Notarial copy of the certificate given and signed by Col. Wm. Kinnon, Company Genl. and Brigr. Genl. Robert Howe to Mr. Philip Minis of the monies due him from the Continental Chest," and one letter, Philip Minis to John Houston, regarding the sale of slaves.


Index Terms

Howe, Robert, 1732-1786.
Letters (correspondence)
Military pensions.
Minis, Philip, -1789.
Slave trade.

Location of Originals

Original letter, Philip Minis to John Houston,in possession of a Minis descendant.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Philip Minis papers, MS 566, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of American Jewish Archives, 1956 (Item 2).


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

Container List

 
Item 1: Notarial copy of the certificate given and signed by Col. Wm. Kinnon, Company Genl. and Brigr. Genl. Robert Howe to Mr. Philip Minis of the monies due him from the Continental Chest, Charles Town, 1777 February 17 ( 2.0 pages )
Contemporary copy. Money advanced to N.C. Regt., White's Volunteers, 8th Regt. of Virginia, and provisions for continental troops in South Carolina.
 
Item 2: Philip Minis to John Houston. Chas. Town, 1779 December 31 ( 1.0 page )
Photocopy of original in possession of a Minis descendant. Report of sale of African Americans; mentions procuring rice and a pair of horses.