Henry Preston narrative
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Henry Preston narrative

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Preston, Henry, -approximately 1783.
Title: Henry Preston narrative
Dates: 1776
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0634

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Preston (d. ca. 1783) was Joint Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for the province of Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Henry Preston's 1776 narrative relating the demand for the keys to the Courthouse in Savannah by representatives of the Provincial Congress and their taking of the records.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Georgia. Provincial Congress.
Narratives (document genres)
Preston, Henry, -approximately 1783.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--British forces.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Henry Preston narrative, MS 634, 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

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: Henry Preston's narrative relative to the demand for the keys to the Courthouse in Savannah by representatives of the Provincial Congress and their taking away the records. Savannah, 1776 January 25 ( 6.0 p. )