|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Twiggs, John, 1750-1816.|
|Title:||John Twiggs papers|
|Extent:||0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)|
John Twiggs (1750-1816) moved to Georgia from Maryland. He was a Revolutionary War soldier and a Major-General of the Georgia Militia. In 1783 he brokered a treaty commission in Augusta for the State of Georgia with the Creek Nation in order to obtain new land.
This collection consists of an order book (including a typed index of names), 1792-1812, correspondence, and other papers. Many of the papers concern the Georgia Militia, Native American fighting and the political situation in Georgia. Correspondents include Samuel Stirk, Nathanael Greene, Thomas Galphin, John Habersham, John Watts, George Handley, Joel Meriwether, John Appling, Edward Telfair, Jared Irwin, William Glascock, George Mathews, J. Evans Lunt, James McNeel, Jonas Fauche, John McKenzie, and John Car Smith. Many of these letters are photocopies. Also included is "A plan of operations to be carried out against the Creek Indians;" the document is unsigned.
Items 1, 3, 4, 7, and 8 were acquired from creator's grandson.
[item identification], John Twiggs papers, MS 810, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Warren Coleman, 1927 (Items 1, 3, 4, 7, 8).
Collection is open for research.
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.
Some letter from the order book published in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, XI, 275-280 (September 1927).
|1||Order book, 1792 February 3-1812 May 1 ( 1.0 items. )|
|Incomplete. Typed index of names.|
|2||Correspondence and other papers, 1781-1794 ( 13.0 items. )|
|Letters and orders regarding Georgia Militia, Native American fighting and the political situation in Georgia. Letters to Twiggs are from Samuel Stirk, Nathanael Greene (1782; photocopy), Thomas Galphin, John Habersham, John Watts (photocopy), George Handley (photocopy), Joel Meriwether. Retained copies of letters from Twiggs to John Appling, Edward Telfair, Jared Irwin, and William Glascock.|
|3||Correspondence and other papers, 1795-1798 ( 10.0 items. )|
|Same as above. Letters to Twiggs are from Joel Meriwether, George Mathews, J. Evans Lunt, James McNeel et al; Jonas Fauche. John McKenzie, John Car Smith et al (part missing), "A plan of operations to be carried out against the Creek Indians," unsigned.|