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John Forsyth letters

John Forsyth letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Forsyth letters
Creator: Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1838
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 letters)
Collection Number: ms477
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Forsyth (1780-1841) born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was a Congressman, U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor (1827-1829), and U.S. Secretary of State (1834-1841).

For more information, see the article John Forsyth (1780-1841) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five letters signed "John Forsyth": dated Washington, February 23, 1824, to John O'Connor, regarding the presidential election in New York; dated Georgetown, February 25, 1825, to John Michael O'Connor, regarding the presidential election and ramifications of political activity; dated Washington, May 29, 1826, "Mr. James Barbour," regarding expenses paid by the Department of War to the Creek Nation; dated New York, [October 10, 1835], "My dear sir" [S. Dirkins?]; dated Washington, April 14, 1838, to "Robert Gilmer," regarding Gilmer's letter concerning the discharge of Joseph Cullen, U. S. Consulate at Tenerife.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Forsyth letters, ms477, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

Portions of this collection are available in Southeastern Native American Documents

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Creek Indians -- Government relations.
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841 -- Correspondence
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1824-1838