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Catalog Number MS 71-01-07-42
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content The Joseph Vallence Bevan papers consist of 138 items, of which most are copies. Many of the originals have been lost or are in other collections not known to the Georgia Historical Society. Some were separated from the boy of the papers and are listed in other Georgia Historical Society collection, with notations that they originated in the Bevan collection.

The papers consist of official colony and state papers, and letters and papers of individuals. The papers cover various phases of colonial and state government; Indian affairs, including original lists of presents to the Indians, 1749-1751; Revolutionary War military affairs, ; and the Yazoo land speculation.

The official papers consist of Lists of Acts disallowed under the Royal Government, 1755-1775; Proceedings of Governor and Council, 1774-1780; Proceedings of Executive Council, 1778-1779, 1782; extracts from the journals of the Georgia House and Senate and resolutions; letters to and from the Governors; proclamations; and negotiations with the Indians.

The writers of letters, depositions, etc. are in alphabetical order: Timothy Barnard, Richard Call, Patrick Carr, Elijah Clark, Zachariah Cox, Count d'Estaing, Nathanael Greene, James Gunn, Abner Hammond, James Jackson, John Loverel, James Madison, M.A.B. Mangourit, Governor Mathews, Old Tossell (Cherokee chief), John Nepommene de Quesada, Archer Norris, Andrew Pickens, Daniel Stewart, Anthony Wayne, Charles Weatherford, and Solomon Wood. In addition, two letters written to Bevan in 1812 relating to the writers' Revolutionary War experiences are from Samuel Beckcom and Richard Winn. There are also parts of two other such letters from sources not identified.

This collection was assembled with the aid of Peter Force's "Table of Documents Collected by Joseph Vallence Bevan," a copy of which is filed with the papers; and through internal evidence, such as notes, etc. The collection is arranged chronologically.
Creator Bevan, Joseph Vallence, 1798-1830
Title Proceedings of Council of Safety, December 11, 1775-March 1, 1776, Arrest Warrent
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 Joseph Vallence Bevan papers
Subjects Bevan, Joseph Vallence, 1798-1830
Charleston (S.C.)--History--Siege, 1780--Personal narratives
Cherokee Indians--Georgia--History
Creek Indians--Georgia--History
Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865
Government records
Habersham, James, 1715-1775
Indians of North America--Georgia
Legal documents
Letters (correspondence)
Lists (document genres)
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Resolutions (administrative records)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Personal narratives
Virginia Yazoo Company
Yazoo Fraud, 1795

People Habersham, James, 1715-1775
Bevan, Joseph Vallence, 1798-1830