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  • This document contains two newspaper article clippings concerning David B. Mitchell's (Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813, 1815-1817) alleged involvement in the illegal trade of African slaves while he was Creek Indian agent. The first article is dated May 26, 1820 in Washington, Georgia, and it expresses the wish that the charges against Mitchell will be proven false. The second article, dated 1821, reports that Mitchell has been charged with bri... more
    This document contains two newspaper article clippings concerning David B. Mitchell's (Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813, 1815-1817) alleged involvement in the illegal trade of African slaves while he was Creek Indian agent. The first article is dated May 26, 1820 in Washington, Georgia, and it expresses the wish that the charges against Mitchell will be proven false. The second article, dated 1821, reports that Mitchell has been charged with bringing African slaves into Georgia and transporting them to Alabama and has therefore been dismissed as agent for Indian affairs at the Creek agency by the President of the U.S. (James Monroe). Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local identification number: krc132. Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Keith Read, box 19, folder 37, document 01. less
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