Christopher Keiser letter to David Mitchell
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Christopher Keiser letter to David Mitchell

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Keiser, Christopher, d. 1819.
Title: Christopher Keiser letter to David Mitchell
Dates: 1818 February 2
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2080

Biographical/Historical Note

Christopher Keiser was born in Maryland and died October 10, 1819.

David Mitchell (1766-1837) was a three-time Georgia governor and United States agent to the Creek Indians.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one letter written from Fort Hawkins by Christopher Keiser to David Mitchell, United States agent to the Creek Indians. The letter states that the chiefs of the Koasati Indians are waiting for the money collected from the ferry on the Ocmulgee River, which falls to their shore. The letter also states that once the money is received, the Koasati will join the friendly Creek Indians at Fort Mitchell.

Fort Hawkins was built in 1806-1810 in the historic Creek Nation by the United States government under President Thomas Jefferson and used until 1824. It became a trading post and later Macon, Georgia developed there.

Index Terms

Creek Indians.
Fort Hawkins (Ga.)
Fort Mitchell (Ala.)
Indian agents.
Keiser, Christopher, d. 1819.
Koasati Indians.
Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837.
Ocmulgee River (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was at the South Carolina Historical Society prior to Georgia Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Christopher Keiser letter to David Mitchell, MS 2080, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of South Carolina Historical Society, 1981.


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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