Manuscript Collection

John Forsyth Letters - Accession 996 - M438 (489)

John Forsyth Letters - Accession 996 - M438 (489)


John Forsyth



Accession 996 - M438 (489)

Inclusive Dates

1813, 1835


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

2 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The John Forsyth Letters consist of a letter dated July 11, 1813 from John Forsyth (1780-1841), United States Representative from Georgia, to William Jones (1760-1831) secretary of the Navy from January 12, 1813 to December 2, 1814 concerning a young gentleman B.W. Miller of Georgia. The collection also contains a letter dated January 17, 1835 from John Forsyth, Secretary of State to Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, Chairman of the Select Committee on Executive Patronage transmitting a list of people connected with the State Department in 1833. Forsyth was born in Virginia in 1780 but had moved to Georgia by age four. He graduated from Princeton in 1799, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1818, served in United States Senate 1818 to 1819, served as Minister to Spain 1819-1821, served again in United States House 1823-1827, elected Governor of Georgia in 1827, Served as Secretary of State from July 1, 1834 to March 3, 1837. He died on October 2, 1841.




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John Forsyth Letters - Accession 996 - M438 (489)

LC Subject Headings

Forsyth, John, 1780-1841--Correspondence; Jones, William, 1760-1831--Correspondence; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850--Correspondence