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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 3 of 3]
Author Mitchell, David Brydie (1766-1837)
Date
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description

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
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information

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