Series 2
Collected historical materials, 1778-1782
Box 2

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2 1 Letter from Charles Thomson (Secretary's Office) to Georgia Governor George Walton, November 20, 1779. From the Secretary of the Continental Congress, the letter asks that the governor send copies of "your acts... for the information of the delegates of the other States, beneficial to the union, and tend to facilitate the transmitting to posterity the rise and progress of these infant states. I take the liberty of requesting you to transmit to a copy of the constitution or form of government adopted by your State upon the declaration of independence..."
2 2 Resolution of the Georgia Executive Council (Savannah, Georgia) December 17, 1778, signed by Samuel Stirk, Clerk. The resolution is an extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Council of Georgia and directs Lyman Hall and George Walton, both signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, to go to Charleston to confer with General Lincoln about the defenses of the state. On the 29th of December, twelve days after the date of this resolution, Savannah fell to the British.
2 3 Proclamation signed by Georgia Governor Nathaniel Brownson (Augusta, Georgia), October 5, 1781. The proclamation signed by the Governor of Georgia, in the hand of and signed also by Abraham Jones, Secretary, naming October 18th a day of Thanksgiving, because of the success of the "present campaign." It was on the 18th that Charles Cornwallis actually signed the capitulation at Yorktown.
2 4 Letter from Edward Telfair, Noble W. Jones, and William Few (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to Georgia Governor John Martin, July 13, 1782. The letter (5 pages) from the three representatives of the Continental Congress from Georgia to their Governor, giving the news about the financial matters, the possibility of aid to the state, the necessity of getting their successors appointed, and saying, of Great Britain's change of ministry and intentions of prosecuting the war: "These are circumstances that... ought rather to alarm and call for our utmost exertions... It is evident the pride and ambition of that nation is not yet sufficiently humbled to agree to our Independence..." With mention of General (Nathanael) Greene.