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Catalog Number MS 888-01-01-04
Object Name Manuscript
Scope & Content This collection consists of records concerning the Yazoo lands along the western border of Georgia. Included are a manuscript and a printed copy of the United States act, "An Act for an amicable settlement of limits with the State of Georgia, and authorizing the establishment of a Government in the Mississippi territory," dated 1798; an undated manuscript titled, "Extract from an Act, entitled an 'Act to amend and alter some parts and repeal other parts, of the several Land Acts in this State;" an undated statement addressed to Captain Saunders, "Thoughts on a Western Purchase and Settlement;" a report of the Subcommittee on the Treasury, including figures of value in silver, gold, foreign and "specie" (coin); and an 1809 record, "Sundry Papers relating to the Yazoo Claims" printed by the order of the House of Representatives in Washington.
Title "Thoughts on a Western Purchase and Settlement." 12 p. MS, unsigned. "Captn." Saunders' written on back cover.
Copyrights 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.
Collection Yazoo lands records
Subjects Georgia--History--1775-1865
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865
Government records
Land speculation
Legislative acts
Mississippi--History--To 1803
Public land sales
United States--Politics and government--1783-1809
Yazoo Fraud, 1795