Alexander Wright affidavits and proclamations
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Alexander Wright affidavits and proclamations

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wright, Alexander, 1751-1794.
Title: Alexander Wright affidavits and proclamations
Dates: 1782
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0930

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Wright (1751-1794) was the son of Georgia Royal Governor, Sir James Wright.


Scope and Content Note

The documents in this collection support Alexander Wright's claim for the destruction by British forces of rice, other provisions, and the barn and machinery on his plantation, Richmond & Kew, near Savannah, Georgia. Two affidavits describe and evaluate the destroyed property. The third item in the collection, a proclamation of Governor Wright certifying Nathaniel Hall's authority as Justice of the Peace to take affidavits, orders that the Great Seal of Georgia should be attached. The fourth document is Sir James Wright's and Lt. Col Alured Clarke's proclamation giving their authority for ordering the destruction of the property; it is signed by both. Typed transcriptions for all documents are included with the originals.


Index Terms

Affidavits.
Clarke, Alured, Sir, 1744 or 1745-1832.
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Proclamations.
Richmond and Kew Plantation (Ga.)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Claims.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Destruction and pillage.
Wright, Alexander, 1751-1794.
Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Alexander Wright affidavits and proclamations, MS 930, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from C. K. Brown, 1971.


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: Affidavit of Richard Quinn, overseer, 1782 January 31 ( 1.0 p. )
Describing the destroyed property; signed by Quinn, attested by Nathaniel Hall, J.P.
 
Item 2: Affidavit describing and evaluating destroyed property, 1782 February 12 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by John Graham, Thomas Flyming, and John Simpson.
 
Item 3: Proclamation of Governor Wright certifying Nathaniel Hall's authority as Justice of the Peace to take affidavits and other documents ( 1.0 p. )
It orders that the Great Seal of Georgia be attached. Written by George D'Erbage. Signed by Governor Wright. Seal with paper.
 
Item 4: Sir James Wrights's and Lt. Colonel Alured Clarke's proclamation ( 3.0 p. )
Giving their authority for ordering the destruction of the property, signed by both.