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Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837 : David Brydie Mitchell Papers, 1777-1843

Incoming and outgoing correspondence (including 42 letters from Georgia politician William H. Crawford, 1808-1822), mainly covering Mitchell’s two tenures as Georgia governor and during his appointment by President Madison as Creek Indian agent, 1817-1821. Content concerns national and local politics, foreign affairs, military matters and the approaching War of 1812, the Yazoo land fraud, Florida history, attitudes and actions towards African-Americans and Indians, and Mitchell’s attempts to deal with accusations of smuggling slaves to Alabama. Also, a miscellany of documents and correspondence mostly relating to the Creek Agency.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 606
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The David Brydie Mitchell Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).