John Houstoun, John Habersham, and Lachlan McIntosh letter to Governor George Mathews
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John Houstoun, John Habersham, and Lachlan McIntosh letter to Governor George Mathews

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, James, 1745-1799.
Creator: Houstoun, John, 1744-1796.
Creator: McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806.
Title: John Houstoun, John Habersham, and Lachlan McIntosh letter to Governor George Mathews
Dates: 1787 March 22
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2152

Biographical/Historical Note

John Houstoun (1744-1796), John Habersham (1754-1799), and Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1799) were elected in 1787 by the Georgia Legislature to settle the dispute regarding the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter dated March 22,1787, signed by John Houstoun, John Habersham, and Lachlan McIntosh and sent to Governor George Mathews. The letter advises Governor Mathews of their plans for communication, the appointment of their secretary (Dr. Sharpe), and the need for expense money.


Index Terms

Boundary disputes.
Business letters.
Georgia--Boundaries--South Carolina.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

John Houstoun, John Habersham, and Lachlan McIntosh letter to Governor George Mathews, MS 2152, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Paul Lutz, 1981.


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.