James Jefferson Wilson letters
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James Jefferson Wilson letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilson, James Jefferson, 1775-1824.
Title: James Jefferson Wilson letters
Dates: 1819-1820
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0875

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Davies, William
Death row inmates--Georgia--Savannah.
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841.
Jackson, Ebenezer, 1796-1874.
Letters (correspondence)
Politicians.
Wilson, James Jefferson, 1775-1824.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], James Jefferson Wilson letters, MS 875, 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: 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.