James McHenry letter
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James McHenry letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
Title: James McHenry letter
Dates: 1797
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0898

Biographical/Historical Note

James McHenry served as the Secretary of War of the United States under Presidents George Washington and John Adams from 1796-1800. He was born in Ireland in 1753 and died in 1816 in the state of Maryland. He immigrated to America around 1771.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one letter from James McHenry to John Harris at the War Office, July 11, 1797. The letter gives orders to deliver to Mr. Francis 20 rifles for a U.S. factory in Georgia.

Index Terms

Harris, John.
Letters (correspondence)
McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
United States. War Office.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], James McHenry letter, MS 898, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, 1952.


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.


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

Container List

Item 1: James McHenry letter to John Harris at the War Office, 1797 July 11
Gives orders to deliver to Mr. Francis 20 rifles for a U.S. factory in Georgia.