|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Minis, Philip, -1789.|
|Title:||Philip Minis papers|
|Extent:||(1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet|
|Collection materials are in English.|
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.
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.
Original letter, Philip Minis to John Houston,in possession of a Minis descendant.
[item identification], Philip Minis papers, MS 566, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of American Jewish Archives, 1956 (Item 2).
Collection is open for research.
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|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.|