Most of the reports were prepared by Richard Blount, a commissioner of the association who also served as treasurer for a time. Documents are arranged in loose chronological order. An incomplete transcript is included; records may not be presented...
In the report the commissioners describe the work they have overseen on the river, including a lock and dam that has been completed, which will "advance the growth of Milledgeville, ultimately add to the convenience & prosperity of the agricultural...
Expenses include food, supplies, and pack horses; room and board; ferriage; and labor and services (for example, washing and shoeing horses, or "Cherokee man to show the Cherokee line"). Transcripts are included.
In the letter Gilmer informs Blount that the state-owned slaves ("public hands") who are working for him on the Oconee River should be taken to Milledgeville, Georgia, where they will be put to work on "the improvement of the roads and rivers in...
The order was sent to the associations for the Altamaha, Savannah, Ocmulgee, Chattahoochee, and Oconee Rivers; each organization was to deliver its materials (probably including the state-owned slaves) to a different city in Georgia.
In the letter Gilmer informs Blount that Richard K. Hines has been appointed as a state agent to investigate the association and "to collect the public money in your hands & to receive of you the public property." He encloses the recent legislative...
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