Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837

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Governor of Georgia and Indian agent.

From the description of Letter of David Brydie Mitchel, 1807. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454574

Valentine Walker served as served as Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division of the Georgia State Militia beginning in 1810.

From the description of Valentine Walker certificate, 1810 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 175293192

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.

From the description of David Brydie Mitchell letter, 1796. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122932106

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.

From the description of David Brydie Mitchell papers, 1777-1843, bulk 1807-1822. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38867180

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referencedIn Ulrich Bonnell Phillips papers, 1712-1933, 1800-1861 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840. Letter to David Brydie Mitchell, [between 1817 and 1821]. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796. Letters, 1782-1795. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Flournoy, Thomas, 1775-1857. Thomas Flournoy and James Wilkinson orderly books, 1812-1846. Library of Congress
creatorOf Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to David B. Mitchell, 1812 Feb. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Flournoy, Thomas, 1775-1857. Thomas Flournoy papers, 1799-1827. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. Papers, 1804-1821. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. Papers, 1790-1867; (bulk 1842-1862). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn John C. Calhoun papers, 1818-1844, 1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Letters to David Brydie Mitchell, 1805-1829 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. John Forsyth papers, 1811-1841. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Notes of James Monroe [manuscript] [1817-1824]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Tait, Charles, 1768-1835. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to David Brydie Mitchell, Creek Agency, Ga., 1818 Mar. 21. Newberry Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Jennings, James Longstreet Sibley, 1941- . James Longstreet Sibley Jennings, Jr. collection of Georgia letters and accounts, 1758-1846. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Keiser, C. Letter to David Mitchell, 1818 Feb. 2 / C. Keiser. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. David Brydie Mitchell papers, 1777-1843, bulk 1807-1822. Newberry Library
creatorOf Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. John C. Calhoun correspondence, 1818-1820 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. Letter of David Brydie Mitchel, 1807. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. Valentine Walker certificate, 1810 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856. George Michael Troup correspondence, 1808-1818. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. [Letter from David Mitchell to James Madison] / D. Mitchell. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
referencedIn Thomas Flournoy papers, Flournoy, Thomas papers, 1799-1827 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips papers, 1712-1961 (inclusive), 1800-1861 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Mitchell, David Brydie, 1766-1837. David Brydie Mitchell letter, 1796. Georgia Historical Society
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associatedWith Abercrombie, John person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820. person
associatedWith Big Warrior, Creek chief. person
associatedWith Bulloch, William Bellinger, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. person
associatedWith Creek Nation. corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Flournoy, Thomas, 1775-1857. person
associatedWith Floyd, John, 1783-1837. person
associatedWith Forsyth, John, 1780-1841. person
associatedWith Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849. person
associatedWith Georgia. Governor corporateBody
correspondedWith Georgia. Governor (1809-1813 : Mitchell) corporateBody
correspondedWith Georgia. Governor (1815-1817 : Mitchell) corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840. person
associatedWith Jackson, James, 1757-1806. person
associatedWith Jennings, James Longstreet Sibley, 1941- . person
associatedWith Keiser, C. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Massias, Abraham A person
associatedWith Maybank, Andrew person
associatedWith McIntosh, John H person
associatedWith McIntosh, William, ca. 1775-1825. person
associatedWith McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Daniel person
associatedWith Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934. person
associatedWith Tait, Charles, 1768-1835. person
correspondedWith Troup, George Michael, 1780-1856. person
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker, Valentine. person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
Georgia
Georgia
United States
Creek Nation
East Florida
Georgia
United States
Georgia
Subject
Creek Indians--Government relations
Indian agents--History--19th century--Sources
Law
Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
Indians of North America--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
Creek Indians--Government relations--Sources
Debt
Indians of North America--Government relations
Georgia. Militia. 1st Brigade. 2nd Division
Slaves--United States--19th century
Seminole War, 1st, 1817-1818--Sources
Indian agents--Georgia
Seminole Indians--Government relations
Creek Indians--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
Indian agents--Florida
Occupation
Governors--Georgia
Indian agents
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Birth 1766

Death 1837

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