David Brydie Mitchell letter
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David Brydie Mitchell letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837.
Title: David Brydie Mitchell letter
Dates: 1796
Extent: (1 folder) 0.5 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0569
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Brydie Mitchell (1766-1837) was born in Scotland and came to Savannah in 1783. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was Solicitor-General of Georgia in 1795 and a member of the Georgia Legislature in 1796. He was appointed Major-General of Militia in 1804. Mitchell served as Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813, and 1815-1817. After his term of office as Governor, he was appointed U.S. Agent to the Creek Nation, with whom he concluded a treaty in 1818. He was a firm supporter of public education.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from David Brydie Mitchell to James Mossman, May 7, 1796. The letter is regarding the case of a debt dispute involving James Mossman and Mr. Eustace.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Benjamin's in New York City, N.Y.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], David Brydie Mitchell letter, MS 569, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1952.


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.


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