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Lachlan McIntosh of Georgia (1725-1806).
McIntosh came to Georgia at the age of nine, became a planter , surveyor, and military leader during the American Revolution, serving in both Georgia and with the Continental Army, rising to the rank of brigadier general. A close friend of Henry Laurens, McIntosh frequently looked after Laurens's affairs in Georgia. McIntosh is perhaps best known for killing Button Gwinnet in a duel, thereby making his signature the rarest of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Lilla Mills Hawes, ed., Lachlan McIntosh Papers in the University of Georgia Libraries (Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1968); Papers of Henry Laurens, passim.
The Papers of Henry Laurens,
ed. David R. Chesnutt, et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999).
Electronic version based on
The Papers of Henry Laurens
(Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 10, pp. 305-415. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 30 October 2017]