Screven County Grand Jury instructions
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Screven County Grand Jury instructions

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Screven County (Ga.)
Title: Screven County Grand Jury instructions
Dates: 1795
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0718

Biographical/Historical Note

Screven County was created on December 13, 1793 and was named after General James Screven, a Revolutionary War hero. The county's government was situated in Jacksonborough until 1847, when it moved to Sylvania.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of instructions on procedure for the first grand jury called in Screven County (spelled "Scriven"), Georgia, 1795.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Grand jury.
Instructions (document genre)
Screven County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Screven County Grand Jury instructions, MS 718, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.


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

Container List

Item 1: Charge to the Grand Jury, Screven County, 1795 February 21 ( 2.0 p. )