Samuel Stirk deed and letter
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Samuel Stirk deed and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stirk, Samuel, 1756-1793.
Title: Samuel Stirk deed and letter
Dates: 1783-1784
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0763

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Stirk (1756-1793) was an attorney in Savannah, Georgia and later Attorney General of Georgia. During the Revolutionary War he was a Lt. Colonel of the Georgia Militia. Stirk was a member of the Executive Council in 1777 and a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1781, but he did not attend the meeting.


Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of a deed for property in Chatham County, Georgia, formerly the property of Governor James Wright, January 9, 1783. Samuel Stirk was the highest bidder on the confiscated estate. The second item is a letter from Samuel Stirk to the President of the Executive Council, Stephen Heard, on June 15, 1784. Stirk asks for an opinion on the procedure regarding Charles Watts who was named in the Bill of Confiscation and Banishment.


Index Terms

Deeds.
Heard, Stephen, 1740-1815.
Procedure (Law)
Real property--Georgia--Chatham County.
Stirk, Samuel, 1756-1793.
Watts, Charles.
Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Samuel Stirk deed and letter, MS 763, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin, Autographs, New York, New York, 1952.


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: Deed, Commissioners of Confiscated Estates to Samuel Stirk as highest bidder a tract in Chatham County, Georgia, formerly the property of Governor James Wright, 1783 January 9 ( 5.0 p. ) View online.
Plat annexed. Certified copy made May 17, 1852.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
 
Item 2: Samuel Stirk to Stephen Heard, the President of the Executive Council, 1784 June 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Asking for opinion on procedure regarding Charles Watts who was named in the Bill of Confiscation and Banishment.