John Twiggs papers
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John Twiggs papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Twiggs, John, 1750-1816.
Title: John Twiggs papers
Dates: 1781-1812
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 0810

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Creek Indians.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia. Militia.
Glascock, W. N., (William Nugent), 1787?-1847.
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786.
Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815.
Handley, George, 1752-1793.
Irwin, Jared, 1768-1818.
Letters (correspondence)
Mathews, George, 1739-1812.
Order books.
Stirk, Samuel, 1756-1793.
Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807.
Twiggs, John, 1750-1816.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Items 1, 3, 4, 7, and 8 were acquired from creator's grandson.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Twiggs papers, MS 810, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Warren Coleman, 1927 (Items 1, 3, 4, 7, 8).


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.


Publication Note

Some letter from the order book published in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, XI, 275-280 (September 1927).


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1Order book, 1792 February 3-1812 May 1 ( 1.0 items. )
Incomplete. Typed index of names.
 

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2Correspondence 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.
 

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3Correspondence 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.