John McIntosh, Jr. letter
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John McIntosh, Jr. letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McIntosh, John, -1792.
Title: John McIntosh, Jr. letter
Dates: 1783-1789
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0525

Biographical/Historical Note

John McIntosh, Jr. (d. 1792) was a son of Gen. Lachlan McIntosh, and a first cousin of Gen. John McIntosh. He was called "Jr." meaning "the younger," as his uncle John Mackintosh of Jamaica was called, "Sr." He apparently did not serve in the Revolution, but was a Major of Georgia Militia in 1791. John McIntosh, Jr. spent many years in Jamaica, engaged in the shipping trade. On his return to Georgia he was in Liberty County, and later at Frederica on St. Simons Island.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters to John McIntosh, Jr. The first three letters are from Georgia Baillie, Jr., 1783, 1784, and 1785. Baillie was a first cousin to McIntosh, the son of Robert and Anne McIntosh Baillie. The letters relay news of unsettled conditions in St. Andrews Parish, the difficulty of resettling the plantations, the shipment of lumber and rum requested by McIntosh, and a request for the exchange of "Billie" for "Jamie." One letter is from Donald McBean, dated 1785, stating that he is glad McIntosh is well situated and that he regrets that he cannot join him. The last letter is from Samuel Gray, 1789, regarding horses and mules he can send over; he has been wrongly served with a warrant for horse stealing. Gray was McIntosh's overseer on Cumberland Island.


Index Terms

Consumer goods.
Horse stealing.
Letters (correspondence)
Liberty County (Ga.)
McIntosh, John, -1792.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Shipping.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], John McIntosh letters, MS 525, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: George Baillie, Jr. letter to John McIntosh, Jr., 1783 September 7 ( 5.0 p. )
Sent from St. Johns. Tells of unsettled conditions in St. Andres Parish and the difficulty of resettling the plantations.
 
Item 2: George Baillie, Jr. letter to John McIntosh, Jr., 1784 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding shipping lumber and rum requested by McIntosh.
 
Item 3: George Baillie, Jr. letter to John McIntosh, Jr., 1785
Is sending Jamie in boat; wants Billie sent on return trip.
 
Item 4: Donald McBean letter to John McIntosh, Jr., 1785 June 10 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Queensburg. Is glad McIntosh is now well situated and regrets he cannot join him.
 
Item 5: Samuel Gray letter to Capt. John McIntosh, 1789 July 5 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Cumberland Island. Regarding horses and mules he can send over; has been served with warrant for horse stealing which is a false charge. Gray was McIntosh's overseer on Cumberland Island.