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|Title||Organized into: Incoming Correspondence, 1794-1832; Incoming Correspondence: W.H. Crawford, 1808-1822; Outgoing Correspondence, 1788-1829; Creek Agency Records, 1817-1820; and Miscellaneous, 1777-1843 [Box 1 of 3]|
|Author||Mitchell, David Brydie (1766-1837)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Correspondence; Official Record|
From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Organized into Incoming Correspondence, 1794-1832; Incoming Correspondence: W.H. Crawford, 1808-1822; Outgoing Correspondence, 1788-1829; Creek Agency Records, 1817-1820; and Miscellaneous, 1777-1843.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence dated mainly 1807-1822, covering Mitchell’s tenure as Georgia governor and Creek Indian agent, concerning foreign affairs, national and local politics, state defenses, East Florida, the 1817-1818 Seminole War, Creek Indian affairs, and African slave smuggling accusations. Also documents relating to Mitchell’s agency duties, and other miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include U.S. and Georgia officeholders, military officials, and Creek leaders (William W. Bibb, W.B. Bulloch, John C. Calhoun, W.H. Crawford, John Floyd, Edmund Pendleton Gaines, George Graham, Andrew Jackson, James Jackson, William McIntosh, James Monroe, George M. Troup, etc.). Among the Creek Agency records are letters, receipts, and payment orders signed by Big Warrior and other chiefs, accounts, and an 1818 ms. copy of the "Laws of the Creek Nation" submitted to D.B. Mitchell by William McIntosh. Also a ca. 1815 description of Seminole towns and warrior strength, and an 1802 account of Mitchell’s duel.
|Names||Bibb, William Wyatt (1781-1820); Big Warrior; Bulloch, William Bellinger (1777-1852); Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850); Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834); Floyd, John (1783-1837); Gaines, Edmund Pendleton (1777-1849); Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845); Jackson, James (1757-1806); McIntosh, William (c.1775-1825); Monroe, James (1758-1831); Troup, George Michael (1780-1856)|
|Places||Georgia, Florida, United States|
|Keywords||Indian Agency, military, commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs, governor, government, government relations, politics, war, armed forces, army, First Seminole War, slavery, smuggling, trade, law|
|Theme||American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
See the Newberry finding aid for more information: http://mms.newberry.org/html/Johnson.html
Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813 and 1815-1817, and agent of the United States to the Creek Indians, 1817-1821. Mitchell was dismissed from his agency post after Georgia governor John Clark, a political opponent, charged him with smuggling African slaves into the country.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT Ayer MS 606|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|