At a Council held in the Council Chamber at
His Excellency James Wright Esqr.
On reading a Petition of Joseph Maddock and Jonathan Sell two of the people called Quakers on the behalf of themselves and the rest of the Friends lately come to settle in this Province from North Carolina Setting forth (among other things) that sometime Since there was a reserve of Lands ordered to be made for Forty Families of their People it being then supposed not more than that Number would Settle in the Province but that there were already about Seventy Families come in and actually Settled and praying that a large Extent of Land might be allotted and reserved for them for a further Term they expecting a considerable Number of their Friends might yet join them. And also praying that their several Lands might be laid out; and Grant for the same passed; and a Road from their Settlement run; agreeable to the encouragement formerly given them, on the faith whereof they were come into the Province.
It is Resolved that the Land on both Sides Germany’s Creek to the Head thereof and from thence to continue the same Course ‘till is intersects the Indian Line (not taken up by the People already come) be reserved for the same purpose for twelve Months next ensuing; that a Road be run from their Settlement; their Lands Surveyed in the several Tracts and proportions following and grants for the same passed and perfected to the respective persons herein after named that is to say, To
And it is further Ordered that one Thousand acres of Land out of the said Reserve be Surveyed and Laid out in a proper Spot for a Township (to be called Wrightsborough) And that a Plat of the same be certified and returned to the Clerk of the Council.
Ordered That Secretary do prepare a Warrant accordingly
[s] Chas. Watson
Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. Quaker Records in Georgia: Wrightsborough 1772-1793 Friendsborough 1776-1777. Augusta: Augusta Genealogical Society, 1986.
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Many of the original records for Wrightsboro are located at Guilford College, in Guilford, NC.
QUAKER RECORDS IN GEORGIA: Wrightsborough 1772--1793, Friendsborough 1776--1777.
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