MCINTOSH, GEORGE S. (?–ca. 1851). George S. McIntosh, a native of Georgia, was appointed secretary of the Texas legation to Great Britain and France on June 20, 1837, and served in that capacity to 1839, when he became acting charge d'affaires, a post he held until 1841, when he was made charge d'affaires. During his stay in Europe he was not paid a salary, nor were his expenses paid by the republic, even though President Sam Houston asked the Texas Congress to make provision for him and McIntosh himself petitioned to be relieved. When Ashbel Smith was sent to France as minister, he assumed McIntosh's indebtedness to avoid scandal and discredit to Texas. McIntosh returned to Texas late in 1842. He died before November 1851, for at that time James Pinckney Henderson, as representative for his heirs, petitioned the Fourth Legislature on their behalf.
Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas, ed. George Pierce Garrison (3 parts, Washington: GPO, 1908–11). Harriet Smither, The Diplomatic Service of Ashbel Smith to the Republic of Texas, 1842–1845 (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1922). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.