Jared Irwin letters
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Jared Irwin letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Irwin, Jared, 1768-1818.
Title: Jared Irwin letters
Dates: 1794, 1797
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0417
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jared Irwin was a Revolutionary War general, a member of the Georgia legislature, commissioner of several Native American treaties, and twice governor of Georgia, 1796-1798 and 1806-1809, the second term while serving as president of the Georgia Senate.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters from Jared Irwin to Elijah Clark, officials of the Georgia State legislature, and an unnamed military person, about military and state matters. There is also a letter from John Scott to Jared Irwin about military matters.

Index Terms

Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia. Militia.
Indians of North America--Treaties.
Irwin, Jared, 1768-1818.
Letters (correspondence)
Louisville (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jared Irwin letters, MS 417, 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

Item 1: Jared Irwin letter to unknown recipient, 1794 July 24 ( 3.0 p. )
Copy. Orders concerning stationing of soldiers at various locations.
Item 2: Jared Irwin letter to Elijah Clarke. Headquarters, 1794 September 26 ( 1.0 p. )
Copy. Gives Clarke and his people permission to cross the river unbothered.
Item 3: Jared Irwin letter to Elijah Clarke. Headquarters, 1794 September 26 ( 1.0 p. )
Copy. Repeats promise that Clark may cross river unbothered and promises to march with a force down the river to await Clark's landing in safety.
Item 4: John Scott letter to Jared Irwin. Louisville, Georgia, 1797 January 6 ( 1.0 p. )
Scott tells Irwin several attempts have been made to set Louisville on fire and requests aid of militia.
Item 5: Jared Irwin letter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. State House, Louisville, Georgia, 1797 January 10 ( 3.0 p. )
Irwin is sending to the Legislature several enclosures with this letter which list government expenditures, executive appointments, and matters which require legislative deliberation (all enclosures missing). Also talks about creating a new office for tax official, failure of a proposed treaty with the native Americans, Savannah fire, need for a standing guard to protect officials in Louisville.