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John Forsyth papers

John Forsyth papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Forsyth papers
Creator: Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1839
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3453
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Forsyth (1780-1841) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was a Congressman, U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor (1827-1829), and U.S. Secretary of State (1834-1841). For more information, see the congressional biography of John Forsyth.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from John Forsyth executing his duties as Secretary of State: dated December 30, 1834, to "Consul of the United States at Port Au Prince," concerning a leave of absence for a consul in Haiti; dated July 6, 1838, "Thomas Jefferson Smith, appointed Consul of the United States for the Port of Cette, France;" dated October 19, 1839, "Hoyt, Collector of Customs, New York," authorizing payment to "George Grismold" as a share of claims made against the Dutch government. Other items included in the collection are autographs and sentiments from Forsyth, a legal document attesting to a constituent's residency in Georgia, and a third person letter to Gales & Seaton in Washington, D.C., asking them to make a correction to their reporting of his participation in a U.S. House of Representatives debate.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Forsyth papers, ms3453, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Forsyth, John, 1780-1841 -- Correspondence
Georgia -- History.
Legal documents.
United States. Congress. House
United States. Dept. of State

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1824-1839