Commissioners of Claims letter
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Commissioners of Claims letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jollie, Martin.
Creator: Robertson, James.
Creator: Telfair, William, -1812.
Title: Commissioners of Claims letter
Dates: 1779
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0941

Biographical/Historical Note

The Commission of Claims was established in 1779 by Governor James Wright of Georgia. Its purpose was to oversee the appropriation of real and personal property belonging to those who sided with the Americans during the Revolution, and to care for the appropriated property.

Scope and Content Note

This letter, from Martin Jollie, James Robertson, and William Telfair to Lt. Colonel Archibald Campbell, dated Savannah, April 19, 1779, is a photocopy of the original in the Public Record Office, London. The letter discusses the Commission's difficulties in compiling the number of appropriated homes and data on personal property. It explains that the writers are sending the minutes of the Commission Board to Campbell, and that they hope that he will take charge upon his return from England.

Index Terms

American loyalists--Georgia.
Jollie, Martin.
Letters (correspondence)
Robertson, James.
Telfair, William, -1812.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Claims.

Location of Originals

Originals are located in the Public Record Office. London, England.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Commissioners of Claims letter, MS 941, 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: Martin Jollie, James Robertson, and William Telfair letter to Lt. Colonel Archibald Campbell, 1779 April 19 (Photocopy.)