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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
Scope & Content Samuel Elbert document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

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 Brig. Gen.; 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 in South Carolina, 1740. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1784; Governor of Georgia, 1785. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., November 1, 1788. Interment at Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. Elbert County, Ga. is named for him.

Possibly Benjamin Lincoln, (1733-1810) Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.

Possibly James Jackson, (1757-1806) Father of Jabez Young Jackson; grandfather of James Jackson (1819-1887). Born in England, September 21, 1757. Delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1777; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1789-91; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1793-95, 1801-06; died in office 1806; Governor of Georgia, 1798-1801. Killed George Wells in a duel in 1780; injured in both knees. Died March 19, 1806. Original interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1832 at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Jackson County, Ga. is named for him.

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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.