William Mills letters
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William Mills letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mills, William, active 1814-1815.
Title: William Mills letters
Dates: 1814-1815
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0563
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters to William Mills, one written to him while he was in Savannah, the other while he was in Augusta, Georgia. The first letter is from Thomas F. Jones, sent from Laurensville, South Carolina in 1814, and contains news of family and friends. Jones states the War is going well and commends Gen. Andrew Jackson. He also mentions he is against the repeal of the embargo. The second letter was sent from David M. Lafitte of Savannah, 1815. In the letter, Lafitte states that "peace is almost certain," and addresses the strong defenses at Savannah.

Index Terms

Embargo--United States.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Letters (correspondence)
Mills, William, active 1814-1815.
United States--History--War of 1812.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], William Mills letters, MS 563, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Thomas F. Jones to William Mills at Savannah. Laurensville, S.C., 1814 April 16 ( 3.0 pages )
News of family and friends; War going well; commends Gen. Andrew Jackson; against repeal of Embargo.
Item 2: David M. Lafitte to William Mills at Augusta. Savannah, 1815 February 17 ( 1.0 page )
"Peace is almost certain;" strong defenses at Savannah.