George Washington letters
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George Washington letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Washington, George , 1732-1799.
Title: George Washington letters
Dates: 1777-1785
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0840

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington (1732-1799), first president of the United States, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was a planter, and served in the Colonial Virginia Militia. He was in command of American forces during the American Revolution.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes two facsimiles of letter written by George Washington (1732-1799). The first letter is dated January 9, 1777, Morristown [New Jersey], addressed to George Bayler, regarding Bayler's appointment as commander of a regiment and selection of officers to serve with him. The second letter is addressed to Mathew Carey (1760-1839), dated March 15, 1785, Mount Vernon, regarding Carey's new newspaper.

Index Terms

Bayler, George
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.
Georgia--Military, History.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History, Military--18th century.
Washington, George , 1732-1799.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The custodial history is unknown.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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

Container List




11George Washington letter to George Bayler, 1777 January 9
1George Washington letter to Mathew Carey, 1785 March 15