The Papers of Henry Laurens


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.