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Georgia Packet

Georgia Packet


Georgia Packet, a small schooner, was used by the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War to carry messages and cargo between Philadelphia and the State of Georgia. Records indicate that she was fitted out and ready for sea at Philadelphia in November 1776, and was sent under Lt. Isaac Buck to Savannah, Gal, where she delivered messages and supplies to Continental Agent John Wereat. Georgia Packet returned to Philadelphia 6 January 1777 and by 19 February had loaded another cargo to be taken to Georgia. She was also instructed by the Marine Committee to take prizes, but so far as is known made no captures.


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