South Carolina Yazoo Company subpoena and pamphlet
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South Carolina Yazoo Company subpoena and pamphlet

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: South-Carolina Yazoo Company.
Title: South Carolina Yazoo Company subpoena and pamphlet
Dates: 1796
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0748

Biographical/Historical Note

The South Carolina Yazoo Company was one of three companies organized in 1789 to purchase from Georgia a part of its Western territory. Alexander Moultrie, Isaac Huger, and William Clay Snipes were three of the company's charter members. The money in payment was refused by the Treasurer of Georgia. The three companies demanded that Georgia convey the land to them. In 1796, the South Carolina Yazoo company instituted suit in the U.S. Supreme Court against Georgia. The company lost the suit and the land.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two papers concerning the U.S. Supreme Court trial of the South Carolina Yazoo Company versus the State of Georgia, 1796. A subpoena issued by the President of the United States to the Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer of Georgia orders them to appear before the Supreme Court in the case of Alexander Moultrie and other complainants, August 1, 1796. Also included is a pamphlet, United States, In Equity ..., containing the bill in equity and exhibits in the case of Alexander Moultrie, Isaac huger, and William Clay Snipes versus the State of Georgia et al, 1796.


Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Land speculation.
Moultrie, Alexander.
Pamphlets.
Public land sales--Georgia.
South-Carolina Yazoo Company.
Subpoenas.
United States. President.
United States. Supreme Court.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], South Carolina Yazoo Company subpoena and pamphlet, MS 748, 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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Subpoena issued by the President of the United States to the Governor, Attorney General, and Treasurer of Georgia to appear before the Supreme Court in the case of Alexander Moultrie and other complainants vs. the State of Georgia et al., 1796 August 1 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 2: United States, In Equity.... Pamphlet containing the bill in equity and exhibits in the case of Alexander Moultrie, Isaac Huger, and William Clay Snipes vs. the State of Georgia et al., 1796 ( 18.0 p. )
Regarding South Carolina Yazoo Company.