John Forsyth, Jr. letter
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John Forsyth, Jr. letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Forsyth, John, 1812-1877.
Title: John Forsyth, Jr. letter
Dates: 1848
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0943

Biographical/Historical Note

John Forsyth, Jr. (1812-1877), was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, the U.S. Minister to Mexico, the mayor of Mobile, Alabama, and editor of the Mobile Register.

Scope and Content Note

In his letter to George W. Crawford of Richmond County, Georgia, John Forsyth, Jr. proffers his services in Washington regarding claims of his father's heirs and his father's estate. The letter was written from Columbus, Georgia on August 14, 1848.

Index Terms

Claims against decedents' estates.
Crawford, George W., (George Washington), 1798-1872.
Forsyth, John, 1812-1877.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Forsyth, Jr. letter, MS 943, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Container List

Item 1: Georgia, John Forsyth, Jr. letter to George W. Crawford, 1848 August 14