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MATHEWS, George (1739-1812) was a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War and rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general; he was Governor of Georgia, and a U.S. Congressman. He was the leading participant in the Patriot War of East Florida, an 1810–1812 filibuster expedition to capture Spanish Florida for the United States. Document Signed, 13” x 13”, “Geo Mathews,” 1794, on an impressive printed land grant, completed in manuscript, for 1000 acres of land in Washington County, Georgia, granted by Gov. George Mathews to one Richmond Dawson. With attached smaller printed land survey document with small manuscript map, this second document measuring about 10 x 7 inches. Large, heavy wax seal of Georgia hanging by ribbon. Clean and very good. The land is described as "on the waters of Choopee River, bounded SE and NE by said Dawson's Land and on all other sides by Vacant Lands." Governor Mathews had an eventful career, first as a Revolutionary soldier (including a stint as colonel of the Virginia troops in Greene's Carolina campaign), then as governor of Georgia, and finally as a special agent leading "irregular" activities in attempts to wrest Florida from Spain in 1810-12. In the end the U.S. government repudiated Mathews' Florida actions, and he died in Augusta a bitter old man. "By his demise the authorities at Washington escaped the consequences of his threat that he'd 'be dam'd if he didn't blow them all up,' and he carried to the grave much evidence that might explain his debatable conduct"
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Minimum Bid: $1,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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