|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Wilson, James Jefferson, 1775-1824.|
|Title:||James Jefferson Wilson letters|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
James Jefferson Wilson (1775-1824) was a senator from New Jersey. He was an editor and publisher, a member of the Georgia State general assembly from 1809 to 1811, and an officer in the Georgia State militia.
The collection consists of four letters from Senator Wilson from Washington D.C., to Ebenezer Jackson, Jr. in Savannah, Georgia. The letter of January 26, 1819 mentions the appointment of William Davies as District Judge and the probability of John Forsyth being appointed to Spain. The letter of January 2, 1820, wishes Jackson a happy new year and mentions the Secretary of Legation, Thomas L. Breat. The letter of January 30, 1820 mentions the fire at Savannah and the birth of his son, William Darlington Wilson (enclosing a poem written for the son). The letter of April 9, 1820, concerns a reprieve for Ralph Clintock, under sentence of death in Savannah.
[item identification], James Jefferson Wilson letters, MS 875, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Wilson to Jackson, 1819 January 26|
|Addresses the appointment of William Davies as District Judge and the probability of John Forsyth being appointed to Spain.|
|Item 2: Wilson to Jackson, 1820 January 2|
|Wishing Jackson a happy new year and mentions the Secretary of Legation, Thomas L. Breat.|
|Item 3: Wilson to Jackson, 1820 January 30|
|Mentions the fire at Savannah and the birth of his son, William Darlington Wilson.|
|Item 4: Wilson to Jackson, 1820 April 9|
|Concerns a reprieve for Ralph Clintock, under sentence of death in Savannah.|