James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Sibbald, 24 November 1802 (Abstract)

§ From George Sibbald

24 November 1802, Washington. Presents to the U.S. commissioners for settling the Georgia claims the representation of John Miller, Jr., Thomas W. Francis, Henry Pratt, John Ashley, and Jacob Baker, trustees of James Greenleaf, and that of Thomas FitzSimons, Samuel Bennett, and Thomas Stretch, attorneys for Hugh Rose and Valentine Jones. Will remain in Washington “some time, in order to give any explanations that may be necessary.” Encloses four documents representing the title of Greenleaf’s trustees to 2,500,000 acres of land under the Georgia Company1 and fifteen documents representing the title of Rose and Jones to land within the purchases of the Georgia and Upper Mississippi Companies.2

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