Peter Taarling documents
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Peter Taarling documents

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Taarling, Peter, active 1775-1794.
Title: Peter Taarling documents
Dates: 1776
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0784

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Taarling was a member of the Georgia Provincial Congress and was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General of the Georgia Militia with the rank of Colonel in 1777. He died before 1799, as various marriage records list the remarriage of his widow in that year. His surname sometimes appears as "Tarling" or "Tarlan."

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two resolutions of Georgia In Convention, the first regarding pay for men who enlist after November 28, 1776, the second regarding the election of field officers for the 1st Battalion, December 21, 1776. These are marked "A true copy from the Minutes, Edward Langworthy, Secy."

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Georgia. Provincial Congress.
Langworthy, Edward, 1738?-1802.
Military pensions.
Minutes (administrative records)
Official documents.
Taarling, Peter, active 1775-1794.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Peter Taarling resolution, MS 784, 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.

Publication Note

Published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Selected Eighteenth Century Manuscripts, v.20(1980).


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

Container List

Item 1: Georgia In Convention, 1776 November 28 ( 1.0 p. )
Resolution regarding pay for men who enlist after Nov. 28, 1776. Same, Dec. 31, 1776. Election of Field officers for the 1st Battalion: Joseph Habersham, Col.; Francis Henry Harris, Lt. Col.; Oliver Bowen, major. "A true copy from the Minutes, Edward Langworthy, Secy." Addressed on verso to Peter Taarling.