Georgia Governor & Council Journals 1782 (vol. 9) - ***NEW***
Noted Georgia historian Ken Thomas gave this review of the latest volume of this set in his recent column in the Atlanta Constitution newspaper:
Mary Bondurant Warren has just published the ninth volume in a series on Georgia's Governor and his council during the 18th century. With this volume, "Georgia Governor and Council Journals 1782," she brings the series down to the end of the American Revolution in Georgia. In this volume, she has compiled material from numerous original sources both in Georgia, other U. S. repositories, as well as from several British archival depositories. If one wonders how the last Royal Governor, Sir James Wright, and his council of advisors fared, and what all went on after the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781, this is the book to read. One would not read this in the conventional sense, since it is a compilation of material presented chronologically by source, rather than everything interwoven from January to December. Here one can see in their own words what the people of that era were writing and thinking. The book also includes material from the Patriot or Rebel governor, so you have the writings from both sides as Georgia essentially had two governors until Wright departed Savannah on July 11, 1782. The newspaper accounts allow one to read what the public of that era read.
Historians will find this a treasure trove of data from whence to analyze this era. Much of this has never been gathered together in a single source. Genealogists will find the section on the King's Rangers and the various muster rolls a valuable source, as well as the section on the list of confiscated estates of loyalists. Anyone interested in Georgia history will certainly find this an important work to own.
Published with the assistance of the R.J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation.
Explore the table of contents and full index of this volume here (PDF format - requires Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher) .