John Adam Treutlen letter and agreement
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John Adam Treutlen letter and agreement

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Treutlen, John Adam, 1733-1782.
Title: John Adam Treutlen letter and agreement
Dates: 1777
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0807

Biographical/Historical Note

John Adam Treutlen (1733-1782) was the first governor of the state of Georgia. He lived in St. Mathews Parish (Effingham County); he represented the parish at the Provincial Congress in 1775. Treutlen served as governor, 1777-1778; he later moved near Orangeburg, South Carolina, and was elected to the state assembly for his district. Georgia elected him also and he attended the Georgia Assembly when it met for its first session in Augusta in January, 1782. He did not attend the next session, which met in April, and it is believed in the early spring of 1782 he was killed by Tories, although the manner and location of his death are disputed.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two items, a letter from John Adam Treutlen to John Hancock, 1777, and an agreement to repay John Adam Treutlen, written by George Schneiger. In the letter, Treutlen writes of the traitorous actions of George McIntosh. He states that the Georgia House of Assembly is unable to bring George McIntosh to justice because of his connections, so he has been sent to the Continental Congress to be tried. Treutlen writes of Lachlan McIntosh's attempts to frustrate the plans of the House of Assembly by keeping George McIntosh from being sent to Philadelphia. He also mentions the events leading up to the duel between Lachlan McIntosh and Button Gwinnett. Also, Treutlen talks about East Florida and the trouble being cause by thieves there who have connections in Georgia and who communicate to Great Britain intelligence gathered by Tories in Georgia and the other states. This letter is a photocopy of the original located in the Library of Congress. The first half of the agreement is missing.


Index Terms

American loyalists.
Dueling.
East Florida.
Gwinnett, Button, approximately 1735-1777.
Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh, George, 1739-1779.
McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806.
Traitors.
Treutlen, John Adam, 1733-1782.
United States. Continental Congress.

Location of Originals

Original letter located in the Library of Congress.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], John Adam Treutlen letter and agreement, MS 807, 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: Letter from John Adam Treutlen to John Hancock. Savannah, Georgia, 1777 June 19 ( 5.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
Regarding traitorous actions of George McIntosh. Georgia House of Assembly unable to bring George McIntosh to justice because of his connections so he has been sent to the Continental Congress to be tried. Treutlen talks about Lachlan McIntosh's attempts to frustrate the plans of the House of Assembly by keeping George McIntosh from being sent to Philadelphia and events leading up to the duel between Lachlan McIntosh and Button Gwinnett. Also, Treutlen talks about East Florida and the trouble being cause by thieves there who have connections in Georgia and who communicate to Great Britain intelligence gathered by Tories in Georgia and other states.
 
Item 2: An agreement to repay John Adam Treutlen from George Schneiger, 1700s
First half is missing.