Petition #10682001


The wardens and vestrymen of St. Paul's Church in Augusta complain that the costs of establishing a new burial ground farther from the city have exceeded expectations. To obtain additional funds, they ask to dispose of a portion of the northern end of the lot where St. Paul's is situated, originally granted by an act of the General Assembly. Part of the northern section, until about 1818, had been used as a burial place for people of color. With the opening of Bay Street and the building of the wharf, most of the blacks interred there had been moved elsewhere.

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Repository: Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia