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Title State of Georgia, by His Excellency George R. Gilmer, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of this State, and of the Militia thereof [manuscript]: land grant, 1837 Dec. 21
Author Gilmer, George Rockingham (1790-1859)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Land grant, signed by Georgia governor George R. Gilmer [in Milledgeville] on Dec. 21, 1837, awarding 160 acres of Creek Lands in Cherokee County, formerly occupied by the Cherokee Tribe, to James Griggs, "a soldier in the late war." The grant for Lot 270.10, based on Georgia Legislative acts of 1830 and 1831, carries signatures of Gilmer, B.T. Bethune, and McFarland. With the grant is a description of the tract, and a plat survey, signed by Jesse Cox, Surveyor General, both documents threaded together with faded red ribbon attached to a pendant 1799 State of Georgia seal.
Names Griggs, James; Gilmer; Bethune, B.T.; McFarland; Cox, Jesse
Places Georgia, United States
Keywords land grant, land tenure, landowner, government, law, soldier, survey
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information U.S. Army soldier and governor of George from 1829 to 1831. Gilmer fought the Creek Indians from 1813 to 1815, and later served two terms as governor of Georgia, 1829-1831 and 1837-1839. In defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court order, Gilmer forced the 14,000 Creek and Cherokee Indians still remaining in Georgia to follow the "Trail of Tears" west to Indian (Oklahoma) Territory for relocation.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3224
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue