1873 Bond Signed by Georgia Reconstruction Governor James M. Smith for Nathan C. Barnett, Georgia Secretary of State].
Signed by Georgia Reconstruction Governor James M. Smith
Ten thousand dollar bond signed on January 13, 1873 by Georgia Secretary of State, Nathan Crawford Barnett binding himself to the Reconstruction Governor of Georgia, James M. Smith. On July 15 of that same year, Georgia became the last former Confederate state re-admitted to the Union.
The bond, also signed and witnessed by John F. Jones and L[ogan]. E[dwin]. Blickley and additionally approved and signed by Governor Smith, bound Barnett to be faithful in the execution of the office of Georgia Secretary of State, lest he forfeit the ten thousand dollars.
Barnett is most noted for being Georgia’s Confederate Secretary of State and for secreting the state seal during the Carpetbag Regime under Union occupation of Georgia in 1864.
Description: 1873 Bond Signed by Georgia Reconstruction Governor James M. Smith for Nathan C. Barnett, Georgia Secretary of State].
[Fulton County, Georgia, January 13, 1873]. pp. 12½ x 7¾ inches. Manuscript Bond Signed. Vertical bifolium; docketed. Fold lines; minor foxing; brief soiling to verso; very good.