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Title Samuel Elbert document set
Date 1779 August 23 [letter]; 1787 June 19 [letter].
Description 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Elbert, Samuel, 1740-1788
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Jackson, James, 1757-1806
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Continental Congress
Native Americans
Military officers
Scope & Content Samuel Elbert document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

No engraving in this document set.

A.L.S., 1779, August 23, Augusta [Georgia], to General Lincoln [no address]; describes Elbert's appointment by a rump session of Georgia legislature to command of Georgia militia as Brigadier General; discusses possible manouvers, and requests guns for Western forts and forwards request from Col.'s Marbury and Dooly for arms and money.

A.L.S., 1787, June 19, White Oaks [Georgia], to Brigadier General Jackson, Savannah [Georgia]; discusses the murder of six Indians in Wilkes County by Col. Alexander, and Elbert's fears of Indian reprisals; copy of advice given to Col. Manville concerning reprisals.

Samuel Elbert (1740-1788): Born ca. 1740 in South Carolina; died 1 November 1788 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia; interment at Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1784; Governor of Georgia, 1785.
Admin/Biographical History John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.