|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Virginia Yazoo Company.|
|Title:||Virginia Yazoo Company petition|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The Virginia Yazoo Company was one of three companies established in 1789 to purchase land from the state of Georgia at a very low price. The legality of the companies purchasing land in Georgia was debated and sparked scandal. The incident is discussed in S. G. McLendon's History of the Public Domain of Georgia, (South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 1974), 35-39.
The Virginia Yazoo Company agreed to purchase land from the state of Georgia in 1789. This document is a petition from the company to the state of Georgia seeking to pay the balance of the loan in certificates rather than in script. The petition was written by Patrick Henry and signed by the company executives.
[item identification], Virginia Yazoo Company petition, MS 823, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Dr. Joseph E. Fields, 1954.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Petition of the Virginia Yazoo Company to the Georgia Legislature ( 8.0 p. )|
|Typed copy of the document filed with it.|