Jonas Fauche letters
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Jonas Fauche letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fauche, Jonas, 1753-1835.
Title: Jonas Fauche letters
Dates: 1795
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0246

Biographical/Historical Note

Jonas Fauche was a Captain of Georgia Militia Dragoons, and later became a Colonel. He was Adjutant General of Georgia, 1796-1806.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Jonas Fauche to Colonel Charles Howard, his response and Fauche's second letter, all regarding the illegal proceedings of Elijah Clarke and Daniel McGirt. Elijah Clarke obtained a large amount of land, sometimes by questionable means, and was involved in the Yazoo fraud of 1795. These are contemporary copies of the three letters on one 4-page folio.

Index Terms

Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799.
Fauche, Jonas, 1753-1835.
Letters (correspondence)
Yazoo Fraud, 1795.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jonas Fauche letter, MS 246, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

3 letters on one folio, 1795 ( 4.0 p. )
Jonas Fauche to Colonel Charles Howard. Temple, October 31, 1795; Charles Howard's reply, Baileys Old Place, St. Mary's River, October 31, 1795, and Jonas Fauche's second letter to Colonel Howard, Fort Gunn, November 1795. Contemporary copy of three letters on one 4-page folio. All concern the illegal proceedings of Elijah Clarke and Daniel McGirt.