However, let us examine it. On June 13, 1782 and during 1783, all of the properties of Sir James Wright were disposed of. His 140 acre plantation called River plantation located on the Great Ogeechee River was sold publicly to John Ward for 21 pds., 7 shillings per acre, who also purchased his 500 acre property known as Fort Argyle Tract for 6 pounds per acre. The Great Ogeechee River was populated in Georgia and South Carolina with rice planters, the money crop of the day. This venture required many common laborers or slaves. Governor Wright also had another 140 acres on the Great Ogeechee known as the Point plantation, which was purchased by Samuel Elbert for 21 pds: 1 shilling per acre.Jacob Read purchased his 500 pine acreage on the Great Ogeechee which adjoined Savage, Feaster and Cherry at 1/6th pound per acre and Major Richard Call purchased 450 acres on the same river known by Sandy Hill for 9 pds:10 shillings per acre. During the same month, his Middlebridge plantation of 150 acres was purchased by Hampton Lillibridge of Savannah for 15 pds: 18 shillings per acre and simultaneously Colonel James Jackson purchased Lower plantation of 150 acres at 14 pds: 13 shillings per acre. Dr. William Read purchased 200 acres on the Great Ogeechee called Laurel Hill plantation for 14 pds. per acre. John Jenkins purchased 500 acres on the Great Ogeechee and Canauchee called the white house for 5 pds: 6 shillings per acre. His 300 acre plantation on the Great Ogeechee called Sage Field plantation sold for 13 pds: 8 shillings per acre to John Howel.
Naturally, the estates of the loyalists were also confiscated, however, Governor Wright enjoyed British possession of Savannah, thus he had sufficient time and resources to ship out his valuables while others lost everything. Wright's Square in Savannah was named for Sir James Wright.
The famous Mulberry Grove on the Great Ogeechee River was owned by Sir James Wright. What a purchase that must have been! The 300 and 1224 acres were purchased by Generals Greene and Wayne at a cost of 3 pds 11 shillings and 15 pds 1 shilling. During
Sources: Sales of Confiscated Estates available to members of Georgia Pioneers
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