David Emanuel proclamation
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David Emanuel proclamation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Emanuel, David, 1744-1808.
Title: David Emanuel proclamation
Dates: 1801 March 16
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2110

Biographical/Historical Note

William Musgrove and Nathan Tait, sentenced to death for forgery, escaped from the Hancock County (Georgia) jail on the night of February 25, 1801. A proclamation was issued by David Emanuel, President of the Senate and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the State, offering a reward of one hundred dollars to anyone helping in the capture of the two men. The proclamation was issued from Louisville, Georgia, then capital of Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a proclamation issued by David Emanuel for the capture of William Musgrove and Nathan Tait. The proclamation was issued March 16, 1801 after the two men escaped from the Hancock County (Georgia) jail on February 25, 1801.

Index Terms

Hancock County (Ga.)--History.
Musgrove, William, active 1780-1800.
Tait, Nathan, active 1780-1800.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

David Emanuel proclamation, MS 2110, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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