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Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement, 1863 November 6

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Type: Government contracts | Text | Text
Creator: Wetter, Augustus P.
Title: Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement, 1863 November 6
Date: 1863 Nov. 6
Description: The collection consists of a contemporary copy of an agreement between the Confederate States of America and Augustus P. Wetter, Chatham County, Georgia, states that Wetter will provide the CSA with corn meal and grist. The agreement provides specific terms of how much, how, and when the meal will be provided. Wetter agrees to put into operation Lamar's Mill in Savanah on January 1, 1864, and there to convert some 5,000 bushels of corn per week into corn meal and grist. Details of the delivery, processing and quantity of the products are given, as are conditions under which the contract is voided, like the evacuation of the city by the Confederate Army or the disruption of railroad communication. On behalf of the Confederate government, Major MacPherson B. Miller agrees to furnish the requisite bushels of corn to the mill, to provide certain other services, and to pay Wetter a specific percentage of the mill's production as compensation for his services.

Augustus P. Wetter was an important Savannah merchant who lived at 163 Broad Street at the outset of the war.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Miller, MacPherson B. | Wetter, Augustus P. | Confederate States of America. Army | Gristmills--Georgia--Savannah | Savannah (Ga.) | Chatham County (Ga.)
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement, MS 1626. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Augustus P. Wetter provisions agreement, MS 1626. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg1626-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia